HP’s latest OMEN 16 laptop is now finally available to purchase after a long wait. It is one of the very few gaming laptops to go all-AMD and sport the new AMD Advantage certification, with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon RX 6600M.
If you don’t know about AMD Advantage and those laptops, then you should probably go through: What is the new AMD Advantage & why is it so important for next-gen gaming laptops?
This helps to deliver the next generation of premium gaming laptops by combining high-performance AMD Radeon RX 6000M Series Mobile Graphics, AMD Radeon™ Software and AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Mobile Processors with exclusive AMD smart technologies and other advanced system design characteristics.
It comes with a similar chassis to the 2020 design that was already well-appreciated by everyone last year. HP previously announced the laptop even before AMD’s Computex Keynote where the AMD Advantage program was announced.
The OEM has boldly announced the HP Omen 16 to be the first laptop to sport new AMD Ryzen 5000H processors, up to Ryzen 9 5900HX, paired with AMD RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics with Smart Access Memory.
Also, the HP Omen 16 is the first 16-inch product from the Omen series, so a handsome upgrade from 15-inch to 16.1-inch QHD display with a 165 Hz refresh rate. The IPS display is also 100% sRGB colour accurate, comes with a 3 ms response time and 300 nits of peak brightness. However, the variant listed on Best Buy is an FHD variant.
The newly announced AMD Radeon RX 6600M graphics is the first Navi 23 GPU with RDNA 2 architecture. It is paired with up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 16 GB) and 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ TLC M.2 SSD.
On the connectivity front, you have the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5.2 support. The audio of the gaming laptop is tuned by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers, coming to the keyboard, it comes with a full-size, island-style, 4-zone RGB backlit shadow black keyboard.
Coming to the ports, you have: 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signalling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signalling rate (HP Sleep and Charge), 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signalling rate, 1 Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X® Ultra), 1 Mini DisplayPort, Multi-format SD media card reader and 1 HDMI 2.1.
You have an HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones for the camera and microphone. The Omen 16 features up to 6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer battery that should give good battery life.
The HP OMEN 16 is now available on Best Buy featuring AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon RX 6600M, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM for $1,479.99: https://fas.st/LzdRo.