Our opinion on the HP Omen 16-k0001nf
multimedia creator gaming laptop, theHP Omen 16-k0001nf is powerful thanks to its large amount of 32 GB of RAM and its hybrid Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor that accelerates processing as well as the advanced graphics card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti-ray tracing that is able to run newer games. Equipped with a comfortable 1 TB fast SSD storage that improves responsiveness and a 16-inch 2.5K High Definition sRGB display with more faithful colors than average that improves fluidity in games with its 165 Hz frequency, this laptop is versatile designed for playing and creating, running on Windows 11 is also equipped with a backlit keyboard and connectivity with 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax.
Features of HP Omen 16-k0001nf
|screen(s)||16.1” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.3 GHz, 8P 1.7 GHz, 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated, processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX211), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 4 RGB zones, 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 83Whr (315gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.41 kg / 369.2 x 248 x 23|
HP Omen 16-k0001nf against the competition
HP Omen 16-k0001nf is currently showing as campaign at HP France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers such a new processor with such a large number of cores with such a high-performance graphics card and such a large amount of RAM, but also such a high-resolution screen and such faithful colors.
If this HP Omen 16-k0001nf 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 on HP Omen 16-k0001nf
50% rechargeable in 45 minutes, this versatile laptop for gamers and creatives has a fairly understated look, even if it uses gamer codes with its black design with angular lines.
This creative gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB 4 Type-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 externally, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. its audio and Ethernet ports without forgetting its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
To appeal to gamers, the display uses reduced latency as well as a refresh rate of 165Hz, which improves fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen is also very suitable for viewing High Definition content such as videos thanks to its 2.5K definition which is better than Full HD and its 16:9 format. In addition, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while having significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles because it uses sRGB and IPS specifications. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a blank panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).
Performance, autonomy for HP Omen 16-k0001nf
The HP Omen 16-k0001nf may appeal to those looking for a versatile multimedia laptop that’s powerful for gaming and creation.
It stands out for its large amount of above-average 32 GB of RAM, so you can see it coming to this level and supports the processor very well, an Intel Alder Lake-H hybrid Core i7-12700H. We thus achieve a global power without common goals with that provided by the vast majority of mobile computers on the market, enough to satisfy demanding users.
This core will be of particular interest to creators because it delivers much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8/16 GB DDR4. We strongly feel the difference during demanding work with CPU and RAM resources that utilize multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Creatives will be all the more seduced by the dedicated onboard GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, which speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing is nevertheless aimed at gamers above all. Because this advanced graphics card is able to run newer games that use 3D resources despite the fact that the 2.5K definition of the screen requires more calculation than Full HD in games, which implies a number of lower fps.
As needed, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the Core i7 Alder Lake-H and the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. This powerful dedicated GPU is enabled by NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing considered too heavy for Intel Iris Xe.
Like the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Iris Xe allows you to view photos and videos, and its advantage lies in its low energy consumption.
In this regard, expect around 5 hours of battery life with light use.
On the storage side, there is an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB that can accommodate more software, games and files including personal production.
As a bonus, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, silent operation, lower energy consumption or even greater speed.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to online game maps faster, while game/software launches are much faster, as is processing and start/stop.
Finally, in the event of heavy stress (eg gaming, treatments), expect this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop to warm up and be heard.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).