A discreet black versatile laptop computer, the HP Victus 16-d0206nf benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage as well as a 16-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen with frequency of 144Hz which improves fluidity in games. This designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is able to support recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing like the high-performance core made up of an Intel Hexa processor Core i5 Tiger Lake-H and 16 GB of RAM. This multimedia laptop designed to play and create also benefits from the backlighting of the keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of the HP Victus 16-d0206nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full LED IPS 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matt)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0, TLC)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 70Whr (280gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.48 Kg / 370 x 259 x 23.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Victus 16-d0206nf
Rechargeable by 50% in 30 minutes, this designer-oriented gamer laptop has a relatively discreet look for this type of computer with its black design with angular lines.
The connectivity built into this versatile laptop is good, including wireless Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output for connect it easily to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is very practical for better discerning its keys in the dark.
Gamers will particularly appreciate the display as it boasts a 144Hz refresh rate which improves smoothness in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition associated with a 16: 9 format. As it adopts IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. On the other hand, its colorimetry is standard, below that of more high-end IPS panels. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the HP Victus 16-d0206nf
The HP Victus 16-d0206nf is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch performance laptop with a gaming and creative focus.
Built around an Intel HM570 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and a Tiger Lake-H Intel Hexa Core i5-11400H processor, this multimedia laptop designed to play and create delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum users.
If the contribution of the Hexa Core is currently variable in games compared to a Quad Core, this core supports the dedicated graphics card in games and guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor. We particularly feel the difference in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicore, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, processing is accelerated under software using GPU computing power (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere / Photoshop), using the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card.
However, it primarily targets gamers because this GPU is capable of running recent games.
Whether it is with the Iris Xe graphics part integrated into the Hexa Core i5 or the dedicated GeForce RTX 3060 card, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos on this creator-oriented gaming laptop PC which benefits from NVIDIA Optimus technology.
In practice, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe and the GeForce RTX 3060, as needed. The Iris Xe is preferred to the maximum by Optimus despite its much more modest performance because it consumes little energy which favors battery life compared to the GeForce RTX 3060, more powerful and greedy.
SSD storage clearly enhances responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent.
Concretely, the SSD guarantees, for example, that we reach the cards of online games faster than with a hard disk, or that we obtain games / software launches, processing and starts / stops much faster.
With its 512 GB, the integrated SSD offers a capacity similar to the standard of hard disks. Of course, in the event that 512 GB is too tight, we can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
In terms of battery life, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this designer-oriented gamer laptop which is heard and heats up in the event of heavy stress (eg: games, treatments).