Deciding on a gaming laptop that suits your needs can be challenging since you may not know where to begin. Making a priority list of features that matters most is a great starting point.
To start off, beginners are advised to restrict their selections to laptops specifically designed for gaming like the HP Victus 15. High-performance but non-gaming laptops are simply not much fun to play with and upgrading them with new hardware is hard. Some gaming laptops, however, perform just as well for hybrid office, school work, content creation, video streaming, and various web services.
Some key specs to check out:
The quality of any gaming laptop can be gauged by looking at four aspects: its processor, display, graphics card, and optimization control. The HP Victus 15 (2022) is well-liked by entry-level gamers thanks to its low entry price while still being able to play high-end titles and competitive games both.
A gaming laptop’s CPU impacts everything it does – from response times of applications to the framerates of games. The Victus 15 can be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with 6-cores and 12-threads running at up to 4.2GHz. Those who like Team Blue can also get an Intel variant packing an Intel Core i5-12500H with 12-cores and 16-threads of clocks up to 4.5GHz. Either models can provide plenty of framerates with HP promising up to 200fps in games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant.
Complementing the CPU is the GPU. In case of the Victus 15, there are several options. It can be had with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 or an RTX 3050 Ti. The two can provide plenty of frames on games for entry-level laptops, but the latter is a bit faster and have more memory for titles who need more horsepower but is a bit pricier.
When it comes to display size, gamers might feel that 13-inch screens might be too small while 17-inches to be larger than necessary. It seems that sweet spot lies between 14-inches and 16-inches. Size is just one thing to consider, however, as refresh rate and resolution needs to be examined as well.
The HP Victus 15 (2022) comes with a 15.6-inch display right in the sweet spot running at 144Hz at 1920 x 1080. This deliver just the right amount of detail while still being fast in games.
Having control over your gaming laptop’s performance optimization is essential. It makes the experience fun and ca get you the competitive edge. On the Victus 15, users can control CPU and GPU clock speeds, power modes, and more with the OMEN Gaming Hub without jumping into the BIOS.
No Overheating, Long Battery Life
A gaming notebook’s cooling is more extensive than what you would find in a typical laptop to provide longer gaming sessions without overheating. In the case of the Victus 15, it comes with a dual-fan setup and a larger air vent at the bottom to cool its internals.
Keyboard can help elevate or ruin the experience. You need a responsive keyboard that isn’t mushy or stiff so you can focus on the action instead of being annoyed of key strokes. The Victus 15 comes with just that with a full-sized backlit keyboard.
Having nice audio can also complete the gaming experience. HP has partnered with Bang & Olufsen to bring dual Danish Speakers on the Victus 15.
Battery life will be an important factor if you want to bring your gaming sessions on-the-go. The Victus 15 features a 4-cell, 70Whr battery so you can play outside and charge quickly when the juice gets low.
The HP Victus 15 is laos made out of recycled materials and maintains a low-key aesthetic. Available in Mic Silver (Dark Gray) it can fit in the office, work, or gaming sessions.
Price and Availability
The HP Victus 15 (2022) is now available in the Philippines via authorized HP authorized resellers or through their official stores in Lazada or Shopee.
HP Victus 15 (2022)
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Intel Core i5-12500H|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti|
|OS||Windows 11 Home|
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Display||15.6-inch IPS, 1920 x 1080, 144Hz, 300 nits|
|Storage||Up to 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD|
|I/O Ports||1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (DisplayPort and Charging), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (Charging), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI 2.1, RJ-45 Ethernet, 3.5mm Combo Jack, 1x SD Card Reader|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Battery||70Whr Lithium-Ion, USB PD Charging|
|Audio||Dual Speakers, Audio by B&O|
|Others||Full-Size Backlit Keyboard|
|Dimensions||357.9 x 255 x 23.6mm|
|Weight||Starts at 2.3kg|
|Colors||Mica Silver, Ceramic White, Performance Blue|