HP recently launched several new laptops with 12th Intel Core processors in Malaysia including the 2022 Spectre X360, Envy 16, and ZBook Studio G9. As it turns out, there are a few more models that the company may have forgotten to mention including its Omen and Victus gaming laptops.
Their arrivals were not accompanied by any official announcement from HP Malaysia though. Just like the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor and Intel NUC 12 Extreme mini PC, we stumbled upon them by chance at the Malaysia IT Fair in Mid Valley Megamall last weekend.
Let’s start with the Victus 16 which carries a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display that also has an anti-glare coating, a refresh rate of 144Hz and a brightness level of 250 nits. According to the listing on HP Malaysia’s online store, it has also been equipped with 8GB DDR5-4800 RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid state drive as standard alongside a 4-cell 70Wh battery.
The base variant which is currently being offered at RM3,749 on the online store features Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, and 150W power brick. For RM4,199, one will be provided with a GeForce RTX 3050 and 200W charger instead or you can go even further by having the variant with Core i7-12700H and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which costs RM 5,099.
As for the higher-end Omen 16 which features a 16.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) 165Hz IPS display, HP Malaysia’s online store noted that the gaming laptop is equipped with Core i7-12700H by default. 16GB DDR5-4800 dual-channel RAM, 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 6-cell 83Wh battery, and 280W power adapter also come as standard for this laptop.
For RM 7,799, you would get the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics with the laptop. For those who prefer the more powerful GeForce RTX 3070 Ti for the 2.35kg gaming laptop, they have to fork out RM 9,299 instead.
As the HP booth at Malaysia IT Fair is handled by Thunder Match Technology (TMT), these laptops are also available directly from the retailer’s online store and physical outlets. That being said, do make sure to do your research and comparison beforehand as the pricing and stock availability between TMT and HP Malaysia stores are likely to be different from each other.