Our opinion on the HP Omen 16-c0020sf
To play and create calm, we can turn toHP Omen 16-c0020sf, high-performance creative gaming laptop with its AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne processor and 16GB RAM that accelerates multimedia processing like the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card capable of running newer games. With a 16-inch IPS Full HD sRGB display with more faithful than average colors that improves fluidity in games with its 144Hz frequency, this versatile laptop designed for gaming and running Windows 11 sees its responsiveness enhanced by its fast SSD storage and benefits from a backlit keyboard but also connectivity options with dual video output, Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Best known price: €1299
Features of HP Omen 16-c0020sf
|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-c0020sf against the competition
HP Omen 16-c0020sf is currently displayed promotion at Amazon and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card and processor under Windows 11.
If this HP Omen 16-c0020sf 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-c0020sf
With its dark design with angular lines, it has a sober and elegant look for a gamer model, whose codes it takes over anyway.
This creative gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its convenient HDMI and mini DisplayPort video outputs to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example its Bluetooth 5.2 and wireless Wi-Fi – modules. ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing your keys in the dark.
Thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, the screen improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard, which gamers will appreciate. Creators will appreciate that the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while it has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its sRGB and IPS capabilities. 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. 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-c0020sf
The HP Omen 16-c0020sf may interest those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 15-inch laptop that excels in gaming and creation.
It delivers overall power capable of appealing to demanding users, including gamers and creators, because it is based on an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core processor coupled with 16GB of RAM.
This core will especially please creative people because it provides much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that use CPU and RAM resources using multicores, such as video editing, rendering 3D or photo editing.
In addition, the dedicated GeForce RTX 3070 onboard graphics card accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
However, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is a high-end graphics card that is especially aimed at gamers because it is able to run the latest games that use graphics resources at a good level of detail.
The NVIDIA Optimus technology actually activates the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing when the performance of the AMD Radeon Vega 8 solution integrated in the Octo Core Ryzen 7 proves insufficient to perform the desired tasks.
Radeon Vega 8 is therefore preferred as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient, which promotes autonomy.
The GeForce RTX 3070 is therefore called upon to perform graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Vega 8, typically for games. With one of these graphic solutions, it is of course possible to view images and videos.
Best known price: €1299
In terms of storage, HP has chosen a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives and which may be too tight for some.
In this case, we can rely on an external storage device. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to achieve fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive, such as greater shock resistance, quiet operation, lower energy consumption or even greater speed.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the launch of games/software, multimedia processing and start/stop are especially much faster, and we reach online game maps faster.
Finally, regarding the autonomy of this versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop, which heats up and hears in case of heavy stress (e.g. games, treatments), you should bet on about 6 hours of battery life with light use.
To limit temperatures, a ventilated support can be used if necessary (remember to check the measurements carefully!).