Our opinion on the HP Victus 16-d0193nf
designer gaming laptop, theHP Victus 16-d0193nf Versatile 16-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen is powerful thanks to its 16 GB RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake-H Hexa Core i5 processor that accelerates multimedia processing like NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card that can run many games . Equipped with 512 GB of SSD storage, which improves its responsiveness, this laptop is in a comfortable format designed for gaming and benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity options with Wi-Fi axis and USB-C.
Best known price: €849
Features of HP Victus 16-d0193nf
|screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 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)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0, TLC)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2×2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 70Wh (280gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.46 kg / 370 x 259 x 23.5|
HP Victus 16-d0193nf against the competition
HP Victus 16-d0193nf is currently showing as promotion at ElectroDépôt and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful processor (Hexa Core) with such a high amount of RAM
If this HP Victus 16-d0193nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of HP Victus 16-d0193nf
It has a relatively sober gamer look with its black design with angular lines.
This creative gaming laptop, which can be recharged to 50% in 30 minutes, is equipped with good connectivity consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB compatible 2.0) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is reduced.
The screen is very suitable for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. Its IPS technology involves significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. But here the colorimetry is classic, lower than that of more advanced IPS panels. The anti-reflective treatment of the screen also makes it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outside).
Performance, autonomy for HP Victus 16-d0193nf
The HP Victus 16-d0193nf is a versatile 15-inch high-performance laptop aimed at gaming and creation.
It is built around an Intel HM570 chipset, a Hexa Core i5-11400H Intel Tiger Lake-H processor and a good amount of 16GB of RAM.
Thus, this creative gaming laptop provides solid overall performance that is able to satisfy a maximum of users.
And including ads, as it especially guarantees faster processing than a Quad Core during CPU-intensive work that utilizes multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card accelerates multimedia processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing will also be interesting for gamers, as it is able to run many games for concessions during graphics-intensive opuses to benefit from good playability.
The GeForce RTX 3050 is actually turned on/off automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. It prefers as much as possible the Intel Iris Xe integrated in the Hexa Core i5, despite its much lower advantages, because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
In this connection, you should count on approximately 5 hours of battery life with light use.
GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing is actually requested by Optimus to do graphics work that is considered too heavy for Iris Xe, typically for games.
Best known price: €849
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with what standard hard drives offer.
Compared to the latter, however, an SSD offers several advantages: greater robustness, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
In practice, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the processing is much faster, especially the launch of games/software and starts/stops, and we reach the online game maps faster.
If you need more space, you can of course use an external storage device. Favoring a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting opportunity to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the heating and noise, they are present in case of strong requests (eg treatments, games) of a versatile laptop designed for gaming and creating.
To limit temperatures, you can add a vented stand to this computer (remember to check the measurements carefully!).