Playing the latest games is possible with the HP Omen 16-b0150nf creative gamer laptop equipped with the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing like the Intel Hexa Core i5 Tiger Lake-H processor and 16GB of powerful RAM. Equipped with a 16-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen whose 144Hz frequency improves fluidity in games, this versatile Windows 11 laptop designed to play and create benefits from a responsiveness reinforced by its fast SSD storage, a backlit keyboard (but without numeric keypad) or connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 16-b0150nf
The HP Omen 16-b0150nf may interest those who wish to equip themselves with a laptop in a comfortable format that is versatile and performs well in gaming and creation.
Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3060 high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card on board, you can play the latest games, which is great.
The GeForce RTX 3060 has the added benefit of accelerating processing in GPU-based software such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere and Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing will be of interest to both gamers and designers. It is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by the Optimus technology, which calls on it to carry out graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe.
The Iris Xe is a graphics module integrated directly into the processor, allowing you to watch photos and videos but also to play modest games. Its low energy consumption is advantageous for the autonomy. This is why the Iris Xe is preferred to the maximum by Optimus.
We find the Iris Xe housed within the Intel Tiger Lake-H Hexa Core i5-11400H processor, here coupled with 16GB of RAM to provide solid overall performance to satisfy a maximum number of users.
While the contribution of the Hexa Core is currently variable in games, this core nonetheless supports the GeForce RTX 3060 very well in this area.
It will be of particular interest to creative users because it ensures faster processing than a Quad Core and 8GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable in CPU and RAM-intensive areas that take advantage of multicore (e.g. photo editing, video editing, 3D rendering).
As far as storage is concerned, HP has made the logical choice of an SSD because it clearly enhances the reactivity and fluidity in everyday life compared to a hard disk.
Thus, thanks to the SSD, we obtain notably faster game/software launches, treatments and starts/stops, or a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Because in addition to consuming less energy than a hard disk, being silent in operation and more resistant to shocks, an SSD is much faster.
Here the SSD offers a capacity of 512 GB in line with the standard of hard drives.
However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0/Thunderbolt/USB-C device is then an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
Finally, as far as autonomy is concerned, you can expect about 5 hours of operation on battery power in light use for this multipurpose multimedia gamer laptop that heats up and makes itself heard when it is strongly solicited (e.g.: games, processing).
If necessary, you can add a ventilated stand to contain its temperature (remember to check the dimensions!).
HP Omen 16-b0150nf features
|Screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 144Hz 7ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11400H Tiger Lake-H (2.7 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (white)|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 70Whr (315gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.31 Kg / 369.2 x 248 x 23|
HP Omen 16-b0150nf vs. the competition
The HP Omen 16-b0150nf is currently on sale by Darty and Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where the competition is very limited and where it is one of the only ones to offer a screen with such a high frequency and faithful colors but also a graphics card as powerful.
If this HP Omen 16-b0150nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as this will have the biggest impact on performance.
HP Omen 16-b0150nf chassis, connectors, screen
Rechargeable to 50% in 45 minutes, this versatile laptop targeting creative and gamers adopts a black Shadow Black design with angular lines adopting the gamer codes and yet a relatively discreet look.
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The connectivity integrated into this creative gamer laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs useful to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, wireless Bluetooth 5. 2 and Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The keyboard can be backlit, of course, so that you can better distinguish its keys in low-light environments.
However, some people will certainly regret that it has no numeric keypad, although this feature is standard on 15-inch laptops to make it easier to enter numbers.
Thanks to its IPS and sRGB specifications, the screen has wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles and reproduces colors more accurately than average. To appeal to gamers, it adopts a 144Hz frequency that enhances smoothness in games compared to the standard 60Hz. The screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos by its Full HD definition and its 16/9 format. Treated anti-reflection, the screen is also more readable in bright environments (eg outdoor) than a glossy slab and less tiring for the eyes over a long period.