Our opinion on the HP Omen 16-b0065nf
A lower black design for a creative gaming laptop HP Omen 16-b0065nf It’s powered by 16GB of RAM and an Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor that boosts processing speed, as well as an NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray-tracing graphics card that can handle many games. Designed for gaming and creating, this multitasking Windows 11 laptop benefits from a 16-inch IPS Full HD display that enhances responsiveness with a fast 512GB SSD storage, a 144Hz frequency, a backlit keyboard (but no numeric keypad), which improves fluidity in games. or connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi 6.
HP Omen 16-b0065nf specifications
|Screen(s)||16.1” Full LED IPS 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/dim)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||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||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 (1 paid) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axes (2×2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, RGB for each key, N-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 830Whr (315gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 369.2 x 248 x 22.5|
HP Omen 16-b0065nf vs the competition
HP Omen 16-b0065nf is currently available to pay through Darty and Fnac. It is among the cheapest in its category by offering such a powerful processor and graphics card.
If this HP Omen 16-b0065nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop. Choose the model with the most powerful graphics card for the same budget, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
HP Omen 16-b0065nf chassis, connectors, screen
With a 50% charge in 45 minutes, this gamer-oriented and creative laptop has a relatively understated look with its Shadow Black design with angular lines.
This creative gaming laptop is well equipped in terms of connectivity with USB-C, Wi-Fi 6 ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for remote connections and communications, practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, Ethernet and audio ports, not to mention 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatibility) that guarantee transfers. It is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
We can clearly illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them during limited ambient light.
On the other hand, this functionality is standard from the 15-inch to facilitate entering numbers, but a numeric keypad is not available.
Thanks to a frequency of 144Hz, which is higher than the standard 60Hz, the display increases the fluidity in games that gamers will appreciate. With its 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution, the screen is also very good for displaying videos and a wider range of High Definition content. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (such as outdoors) and is less tiring on the eyes over long periods of time. Its viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are also important thanks to IPS technology, but not high-end, because the colorimetry here is classic.
Performance, HP Omen 16-b0065nf autonomy
The HP Omen 16-b0065nf is a versatile performance laptop in a convenient format designed for gaming and creativity.
Built with around 16GB of RAM and an Intel Octo Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H processor, it delivers overall power that can appeal to demanding users.
Especially creators, because this core provides faster processing compared to 8 GB DDR4 and Quad / Hexa Core, the difference is especially noticeable in demanding work on RAM and CPU resources that use multicores, such as photo editing, video editing. or 3D rendering.
Creators will be more interested, as the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card accelerates processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop / Premiere.
Gamers will also appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing, as this NVIDIA Ampere graphics can support many games if you agree to the settings under the most graphics-intensive operations to achieve good playability.
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti turns on/off automatically and in real-time with NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks being performed.
Optimus supports as much as possible working on the Intel Iris Xe graphics module integrated into the Octo Core i7, although it is significantly less efficient, as it consumes less energy, which promotes autonomy.
On the autonomy side, bet on about 5 hours of battery life in light use.
Anyway, the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is used by Optimus to handle graphics tasks that are usually considered too heavy for Iris Xe for gaming.
On the storage side, there’s a 512GB SSD, a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives.
Compared to the latter, an SSD offers a number of advantages, as it is more robust, consumes less energy, is quieter and faster.
Specifically, an SSD enables faster start/stop, processing and launch of games/software or even faster access to online games cards.
If 512 GB is too tight, you can obviously use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Finally, under severe stress (eg: treatments, games), expect this versatile multimedia creator gaming laptop to be heard and heated up.
If necessary, a ventilated support can be added to this computer to limit the temperature (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).