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HP unveils Victus 15 gaming laptop that starts at $800

Victus 15
Victus 15 (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP announced the Victus 15, an entry-level gaming laptop.
  • The device runs on up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H or AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and either NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6500M laptop graphics.
  • The Victus 15 is expected summer 2022 with a starting price of $800.

HP just unveiled its Victus 15 gaming laptop. It's an entry-level gaming machine with a lower starting price than many of the best gaming laptops. The PC runs on a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics. The Victus 15 is expected to ship in summer 2022 with a starting price of $800.

The Victus 15 features a 15-inch FHD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. That panel is also Eyesafe certified for low blue light.

CategoryHP Victus 15
OSWindows 11 Home
ProcessorUp to 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H
RAM8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon RX 6500M
Storage512 GB PCIe® NVMe M.2 SSD
Display15.6-inch diagonal
FHD (1920 x 1080)
144 Hz
9 ms response time
Ports1x SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps
2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps
Headphone/microphone combo
AC smart pin
HDMI 2.1
AudioAudio by B&O with dual speakers
WirelessWi-Fi 6
KeyboardBacklit with number pad
Dimensions14.09 in (W) x 10.04 in (D) x 0.93 in (H)
Weight5.06 pounds
AvailabilitySummer 2022
PriceFrom $800

While the specs of the Victus 15 aren't as beefy as some gaming laptops, it should be able to run many of the best PC games without trouble, as long as you're willing to adjust your settings to match the hardware.

HP also announced the new Omen 16 gaming laptop today, which runs on the latest Intel or AMD CPUs and features a revamped cooling system.

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