The HP Victus next-generation mainstream gaming PC portfolio has been launched by HP in India.
Branded Victus by HP E, this new series of laptops comes with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H or Ryzen 7 5800H processors. The price for this range starts at Rs 64,999. It will be available on Amazon India. There’s also the Victus by HP D series laptops that don’t use AMD Ryzen, but integrate the Intel 11th Gen Core i5-11300H or Core i7-11800H chips — the price for these notebooks go upwards from Rs 74,999.
In terms of graphics, both the Intel- and AMD Ryzen-embedded HP Victus laptops feature Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphic cards. In case you don’t shop on Amazon, even Reliance digital stores will be selling them in the coming weeks.
Vickram Bedi, Senior Director (Personal Systems), HP India, implied that it made sense to get into the gaming laptops market in India since the country has been witnessing rising popularity in gaming over the past few years. No doubt, having extra time on their hands due to the pandemic keeping people indoors has also played a role in this, for folks who can invest in a high-end notebook.
HP is aiming for both veteran gamers and casual enthusiasts with the Victus series that takes notes from the company’s Omen gaming lineup. As mentioned above, it will be available in two processor options — AMD Ryzen and Intel Core.
The new gaming notebook falls in the 16-inch laptop category and will be sold in two color options of Mica Silver and Performance Blue, the latter being a fancy name for blue, of course. They have full HD IPS 144Hz displays and are pre-installed with the Windows 10 OS. The cooling system has been upgraded and the keyboard is backlit.
The Victus notebooks arrive with Omen Gaming Hub pre-loaded, and proffer features like undervolting, performance mode, network booster and system vitals.
The AMD Ryzen-powered Victus series lets you pick from Nvidia GeForce RTXTM 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB or AMD Radeon RX 5500M graphics. The Victus with Intel chipsets can only be grabbed with the Nvidia GPU. Both series are sold with 512GB PCIe SSD storage. The in-built memory of 16GB can be upped to 32GB DDR4 RAM.
HP has released an HP India’s Gaming Landscape Report 2021 which shows that the majority of Indian gamers are reluctant to spend over Rs 1 lakh for a gaming PC. The under-1 lakh price point obviously puts the Victus portfolio at an advantage here.