Versatile and nomadic with its 8 hours of autonomy under Windows 11, the HP Victus 15-fa0002sf is a creative and powerful gamer laptop with its 16 GB of RAM and its Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H processor that accelerate multimedia processing like the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card that can support many games. With a fast 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this versatile Windows 11 laptop designed for gaming is equipped with a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display, a backlit keyboard or connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Victus 15-fa0002sf
The HP Victus 15-fa0002sf targets those who want to acquire a versatile 15-inch laptop with a high performance for gaming and creation.
With 16GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H hybrid processor, it delivers solid all-around performance to satisfy a wide range of users.
Creative users in particular will appreciate the fact that this core is faster than 8GB DDR4 and a conventional Quad/Hexa Core, and the difference is particularly noticeable in areas that require a lot of RAM and CPU resources and take advantage of the multi-core – and therefore 8-core – Alder Lake. This is the case, for example, in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 dedicated graphics card on board accelerates processing in software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere, which designers will also appreciate.
Gamers are not forgotten since the GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing is an NVIDIA Ampere graphics card capable of running a number of games, provided that one agrees to adjustments under the opus demanding graphics resources to obtain a good playability.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus prefers the Intel Iris Xe solution inserted directly into the Core i5 Alder Lake-H despite its much more modest performance, because it is energy-efficient, which favors autonomy.
The autonomy is also an undeniable asset of this laptop oriented towards creative gamers because it is established around 8 hours on battery in light use.
In any case, the GeForce RTX 3050 is activated by Optimus to perform graphics work that is considered too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically for gaming. With either of these solutions, it is of course possible to watch photos and videos.
The storage is logically entrusted to a silent SSD while being more energy efficient than a hard disk, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In concrete terms, the SSD ensures that games/software are launched, processed and started/stopped much more quickly, or that online games, for example, arrive more quickly on the map.
More generally, the fluidity and responsiveness are much better with an SSD than with a hard disk. The integrated SSD offers here a capacity of 512 GB in accordance with the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting option for fast transfers.
Finally, in the event of heavy use (e.g. processing, games), expect this versatile gaming and creative laptop to get loud and hot.
If necessary to limit temperatures, a ventilated stand can be used (remember to check the dimensions!).
Features of the HP Victus 15-fa0002sf
|15.6” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)
|Intel Core i5-12450H Alder Lake-H (2.0 GHz, 8 cores: 4P/4E)
|Installed RAM (max)
|16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
|NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus
|512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0, TLC)
|2 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.1, SD card reader
|Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, MediaTek MT7921), Bluetooth 5.3 + Gigabit Ethernet
|2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost
|Windows 11 64 bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|8 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 70Whr (280gr)
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|2.29 Kg / 357.9 x 255 x 23.5
HP Victus 15-fa0002sf vs. the competition
The HP Victus 15-fa0002sf is currently on special offer at Amazon and is positioned as one of the only ones in its class to offer such a recent processor with such a high frequency screen, all with Windows included.
If this HP Victus 15-fa0002sf 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 it will have the most impact on performance.
HP Victus 15-fa0002sf chassis, connectors, screen
This versatile gaming and creative laptop that can be recharged to about 50% in 45 minutes has a relatively sober look while adopting the gamer codes with its dark design with angular lines.
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The connectivity integrated into this creative gamer laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.3 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3. 0 ports (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better visibility of the keys in low light conditions.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles while its colorimetry is average, below that of high-end IPS panels. As it is anti-reflective, the screen offers in any case a better visibility than a glossy panel in bright environments (eg: outdoor). It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16:9 format.