Our opinion on the HP Victus 16-e0124nf
Versatile laptop designed for gaming and creationHP Victus 16-e0117nf 16-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display, whose responsiveness is enhanced by fast 512 GB SSD storage, runs Windows 11 with 8 GB RAM and a high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 Hexa Core Cezanne processor that accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with the GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA graphics card, which is capable of running a lot of games. This designer gaming laptop at a controlled price is also equipped with a backlit keyboard and connectivity options with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of HP Victus 16-e0124nf
|screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Cezanne (3.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Radeon Vega 7 processor integrated 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 2.0, SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Realtek), Bluetooth 5.2 + 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-e0124nf against the competition
HP Victus 16-e0124nf is currently showing as promotion in the house of Cybertech and GrosBill. It is positioned as one of the few in its category to offer such a powerful processor (Hexa Core) as well as the graphics card, but also to be delivered with Windows.
If this HP Victus 16-e0124nf 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 of HP Victus 16-e0124nf
With its black design with angular lines, this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives has a relatively sober gamer look.
The connectivity options integrated into this creative gaming laptop are good, including 1 USB-C, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Good point, you can backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard, which is handy to better distinguish them when the ambient brightness on the screen is limited.
Since it uses IPS technology, the screen has wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. In addition, it is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16:9 format, while its anti-reflective treatment makes it more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a shiny plate.
The colorimetry here is average, though lower than that of more advanced IPS panels.
Performance, autonomy for HP Victus 16-e0124nf
The HP Victus 16-e0124nf is a versatile laptop with performance in a comfortable form factor aimed at creation and gaming.
It delivers a good overall performance that is able to satisfy many users because it is built around 8GB of RAM and an AMD Hexa Core Cezanne APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5600H processor.
The latter offers the advantage of accelerating multimedia processing compared to a Quad Core, especially in areas that use CPU resources using multicore, such as photo editing or video editing.
The dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA Turing graphics card also speeds up processing in software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
As a bonus, thanks to the GeForce GTX 1650, you can indulge in a lot of games for concessions under titles that require graphics resources to achieve good playability.
GeForce GTX 1650 is activated/deactivated more precisely automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology according to the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers Radeon Vega 7 as much as possible, a graphics solution integrated in Ryzen 5 and yet much more modest because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy.
In this range, you should bet on around 5 hours of battery life with light use.
Of course, like the Radeon Vega 7, the GeForce GTX 1650 allows you to view photos and videos.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives.
But if you need more space, you can always use an external storage device such as a USB 3.0/USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater robustness, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, starting/stopping, processing and launching applications/games is especially much faster, and we get to the cards faster in online games.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
As for heating and noise, they are present under this versatile laptop in case of heavy stress (eg treatments, games).
To limit the temperatures, you can always use a ventilated support (remember to check the measurements carefully!).