Our opinion on the HP Omen 16-c0374nf
High performance designer gaming laptop, theHP Omen 16-c0374nf benefits from the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card that accelerates multimedia processing as 16 GB RAM and the powerful AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne processor. With fast 512GB SSD storage that increases responsiveness, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and creation running Windows 11 uses a 16-inch IPS Full HD sRGB display with a 144Hz frequency that improves fluidity in games , a backlit keyboard or connection with Wi-Fi ax, USB-C and dual video output.
Best known price: €1599
Features of HP Omen 16-c0374nf
|screen(s)||16.1” LED IPS 144Hz 7ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² micro edge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon Vega 8 processor integrated and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe TLC)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2, Realtek), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, white, anti-ghosting, 26-key rollover|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen DTS:X Ultra speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 83Whr (315 gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.31 kg / 369.2 x 248 x 23|
HP Omen 16-c0374nf against the competition
HP Omen 16-c0374nf is now available at HP France and offers a good configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers a screen with such faithful colors with such a powerful graphics card and processor under Windows 11.
If this HP Omen 16-c0374nf does not meet all your criteria, you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget in our guide to gaming laptops. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen on HP Omen 16-c0374nf
For a creative gaming laptop, it has a relatively understated design with its dark chassis with angular lines.
Its connectivity is good, including 1 USB-C, audio and Ethernet ports, Bluetooth 5.2 and wireless Wi-Fi axis modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, but also a 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
You can backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard, which is handy to better distinguish them in the dark.
The screen is graced with a frequency of 144Hz, higher than the 60Hz standard, which improves fluidity in games. In addition, thanks to its sRGB and IPS specifications, it displays more faithful colors than average with important viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, the screen with its Full HD resolution and 16:9 format is suitable for High Definition content such as videos. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also provides better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy screen.
Performance, autonomy for HP Omen 16-c0374nf
The HP Omen 16-c0374nf is for those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
Equipped with the high-end dedicated NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card, this versatile laptop is capable of supporting the latest and resource-intensive 3D games.
As a bonus, the GeForce RTX 3070 accelerates processing during software using GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, which creators will appreciate.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is actually activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology according to the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers Radeon Vega 8 as much as possible, a graphics solution integrated into the processor and yet much more modest because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
In this regard, expect around 6 hours of battery life with light use.
Radeon Vega 8 takes place in Ryzen 7 5800H, AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne processor, which delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users combined with 16GB of RAM.
This core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games, guarantees especially faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference is especially noticeable during work that requires CPU and RAM resources that utilize multicores, such as in video editing , 3D rendering or photo editing, which will please creative people.
Best known price: €1599
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD, while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, the SSD ensures much faster game/software launch, processing and start/stop, or even a faster arrival on online game cards.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive. But with its 512 GB, the SSD integrated here offers a capacity in line with what standard hard drives offer, which some will find too tight.
However, it is still possible to use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to achieve fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that this versatile creator-oriented multimedia gaming laptop is loud and heats up when pushed hard (eg games, treatments).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).