Our opinion on the HP Omen 16-b0104nf
To play and create, you can turn to the creator gamer laptop HP Omen 16-b0104nf able to run newer games thanks to its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card, which also accelerates multimedia processing like the large amount of 32 GB RAM and the Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake processor -H efficient. Equipped with fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB, which improves its responsiveness and a 16-inch IPS Full HD sRGB screen with colors that are more faithful than average and the frequency of 165 Hz, which improves fluidity in games, is this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives running Windows 11 benefits from a backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad) and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of HP Omen 16-b0104nf
|screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 144Hz 7ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matt)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, per-key RGB, N-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 830Whr (315gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.3 kg / 369.2 x 248 x 23|
HP Omen 16-b0104nf against the competition
HP Omen 16-b0104nf is currently showing as promotion in the house of Cybertech and GrosBill. It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a large amount of RAM as well as Thunderbolt connectivity.
If this HP Omen 16-b0104nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations for gaming with 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 on HP Omen 16-b0104nf
50% rechargeable in 45 minutes, this versatile laptop for gaming and creating sports a relatively original and understated gamer look with its Shadow Black design with angular lines.
This creative gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi axis (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers achieved up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing your keys in the dark.
However, it is a pity to note the absence of a numeric keypad, while this functionality is standard from 15 inches to enter the numbers more easily.
In any case, gamers will appreciate that the display improves fluidity in games thanks to its 144Hz frequency, which is higher than the 60Hz standard. Since it uses IPS and sRGB capabilities, the screen also has wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles and reproduces colors more faithfully than average. The screen is also very suitable for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD resolution and its 16:9 format. Anti-reflective coating also gives the screen better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a blank panel.
Performance, autonomy for HP Omen 16-b0104nf
The HP Omen 16-b0104nf may appeal to those looking for a versatile laptop in a comfortable form factor that performs well in gaming and creation.
It stands out for its large amount of above-average 32 GB of RAM, so you can see it get to this level and support the processor, an Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H, without worry.
This heart, which delivers global power capable of satisfying demanding users, will be of particular interest to creative people. Because it notably provides much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 as well as a Quad/Hexa Core, the difference is particularly strong during demanding work in RAM and CPU resources that utilize multicore, such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Creators will appreciate this versatile multimedia laptop all the more since it features the dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. Because it speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The high-end, GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is nevertheless targeted at gamers as a priority. Thanks to it, you can play the latest titles that use graphics resources at a good level of detail.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated in the Octo Core i7 as much as possible, although its advantages are very modest in comparison, because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy.
Expect approximately 5 hours of battery life with light use.
In any case, the GeForce RTX 3070 is enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for Iris Xe. With one or the other, it is of course possible to view pictures and videos.
The storage is safe as it is entrusted to a 1 TB SSD that can accommodate more files, software and games, including why not a personal production.
And compared to a hard drive, an SSD offers several advantages such as greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.
In practice, the SSD thus guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness in use than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we can get to the maps faster in online games, while game/software launches are done faster, as is the processing and start/stop.
Finally, in case of heavy stress (eg gaming, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop to heat up and be heard, albeit at controlled levels for this type of computer.
If necessary, a vented support can be added to this computer to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).