Our take on the HP Victus 16-d1148nf
To create and play in a comfortable format, we can turn to theHP Victus 16-d1148nf, high-performance creative gamer laptop with its Intel Alder Lake Core i7-12700H processor and 16 GB RAM that accelerate processing, such as the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing graphics card that supports a maximum of games. Equipped with a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this versatile gamer-oriented and creative laptop adorned with a 16-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare screen runs on Windows 11 and is equipped with a backlit keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of the HP Victus 16-d1148nf
|Screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12500H Alder Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.3GHz, 8E 1.7GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4 GB GDDR6 Dedicated Processor Integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0, TLC)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.1, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Mediatek MT7921), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 70Whr (280gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.48kg / 370 x 259 x 23.5|
The HP Victus 16-d1148nf against the competition
The HP Victus 16-d1148nf is currently on sale at: Darty and the fnac. It meets many competitors in its category where it is one of the few to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake) with such a large number of cores.
If this HP Victus 16-d1148nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, check out our gaming laptop guide to find other configurations to play with on a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Victus 16-d1148nf
Rechargeable up to 50% in 30 minutes, this versatile gaming and creation laptop has a relatively discreet design for a gamer model from which it takes the codes with its angular lines and dark color.
This creative gamer laptop has good connectivity consisting of Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, 1 USB-C or even 3 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connected to USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in a dimly lit environment.
Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. However, we regret that the colorimetry is average, lower than that of high-end IPS panels. Of course, the screen adopts a Full HD definition suitable for High Definition content such as videos due to its 16:9 format. Because it is anti-glare, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors). The frequency here is classic at 60 Hz, which players may regret.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Victus 16-d1148nf
The HP Victus 16-d1148nf is for those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 16-inch high-performance laptop focused on creation and gaming.
It delivers overall power that may appeal to demanding users as it is based on an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H hybrid processor paired with 16GB of RAM.
In particular, this core guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa Core and 8 GB of RAM, the difference is especially noticeable in areas that consume CPU and RAM resources and take advantage of multicores – and thus of the 14 cores Alder Lake- H-hybrids – such as in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Makers will therefore be happy, especially since the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere and Sony Vegas.
In addition, thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, you can play a maximum of titles if you agree to settings below the opus that require graphics resources to obtain good playability.
In practice, the current NVIDIA Optimus technology only requests the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti automatically and in real time when the modest performance of the Intel Iris Xe solution proves insufficient to perform the requested tasks.
The Iris Xe is directly integrated into the hybrid Core i7-12700H Alder Lake because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy. Whether with the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or the Intel Iris Xe, you can of course view photos and videos.
Built around an Intel HM570 chipset, this creative gaming laptop entrusts its storage to a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.
Specifically, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness in use, implying, for example, much faster game/software launches, as well as processing and start-ups/stops, or even faster arrivals on game cards in line.
Here the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB comparable to what standard hard drives offer. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to get fast transfers.
Finally, regarding autonomy, bet on about 5 hours of battery life with light use for a versatile multimedia creator-gamer laptop that heats up and is audible when pressed hard (eg treatments, games).
If necessary, temperatures can be controlled using a ventilated support (remember to check the dimensions carefully!).