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HP Omen 16-B1361TX 12th Gen Core i7-12700H Review


All new HP Omen gaming laptop comes with 12 generation Core i7-12700H. This laptop has 16.1 inch Micro-Edge Display with 144 Hz refresh rate, the laptop is equipped with 6 GB RTX 3060 graphics cards, and is powered by 14 core clocked at a speed of 4.7 GHz. It has been observed that the CPU and GPU are powerful, but other specifications like Display, Storage, and RAM are also excellent.


Specification of HP Omen 16-B1361TX

  • Processor: Core i7-12700H, 4.7 GHz, 14 Cores, 20 Threads, 24 MB Cache

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 Dedicated

  • Memory: 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz

  • OS: Windows 11 Home 64 BIT

  • Storage: 1 TB Gen 4 SSD

  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.2 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)

Design of HP Omen 16-B1361TX




In term of design the laptop look similar to currant gen of omen. Most notebook areas are covered with black color and got a metallic touch, which seems decent and restrained while interacting with the laptop’s body. The build quality of the HP omen had always been decent at this particular model.


The logo on the display shell is still the same, and carries a blue-green gradient color shade, highlighting the game genes. The display has a size of 16.1 inches. Above the keyboard, we have a speaker unit (powered by B&O), and some brand logos are placed.


Cooling of HP Omen 16-B1361TX


HP omen has powerful internal setup of two fans, and multiple air vents . HP has really worked on the cooling part of this laptop by increasing open vent area compared to the older model the new fan blades are thinner, and more in numbers compared to the 15 inch HP omen laptop leading the newer model better cooling capabilities. Omen Tempest Cooling technology that prevents overheating, even when your game play heats up.

Display of HP Omen 16-B1361TX



HP omen 16-B1361TX has a 16.9 inches full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) with anti glare display which has brightness of 300 nits, 100% sRGB color space coverage. The screen is really get towards in gaming enhanced with feature of 144 Hz maximum refresh rate. The aspect ratio of 16:9 also helps the display to provide a broader screen view and delicate the visual presentation.


Ports of HP Omen 16-B1361TX



In terms of HP Omen ports, on the right side we have 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate, and as an exhaust vent.



Moving over to the left side, have a 1 Thunderbolt 4 with USB 4 Type-C USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge, and 1 HDMI 2.1, 1 mini DisplayPort, 1 RJ-45, 1 AC smart pin, Media card reader and 1 headphone/microphone combo.


All the devices we use on a daily basis can easily be connected with this gaming notebook, plus there is no need for an additional USB dock at all.


Keyboard and Touchpad of HP Omen 16-B1361TX



The full size keyboard of HP Omen with 4-zone RGB backlit, shadow black keyboard with numeric keypad and 26-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting Key technology. The surface of the keycap is a bit lower and only cover the area of the finger’s pulp. Moreover, the key distancing is reasonable, while the elastic feedback is also decent.


There is a large-sized touchpad under the keyboard that adopts an integrated design. After some usage, we can say that the touchpad’s surface is relatively smooth and delicate. The laptop has multi-touch gesture support which means you can minimize program, zoom in or out, easily move one tab to another tab, and more. The use of an external mouse will no longer be required after familiarity with it.


Battery Life of HP Omen 16-B1361TX


The HP Omen gaming laptop has 6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. Expecting battery in gaming laptops is stupidity but thing to highlight is they have given MUX switch, so when you need battery you can switch to hybrid which will give backup of about 5-6 hours for normal use, else switch to discrete for performance, discrete needs adapter connected to work on full potential so its irrelevant speaking about battery.


Speaker and Camera of HP Omen 16-B1361TX


HP Omen comes with wide vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and Integrated dual array digital microphone. This laptop comes with Dual speakers.


Gaming Performance of HP Omen 16-B1361TX


It is necessary to test some latest games on this notebook. We have tried two famous games on this gaming notebook.


First game we tested is the “Cyberpunk 2077.” We set the graphics at the following settings for testing this game: the light pursuit mode was switched to Super, the picture’s quality was set at the highest, and the DLSS was set to Automatic. The beautiful and realistic video quality can be achieved through these settings, plus each detail will be fully displayed.


Second game is Tomb Raider now this game is quite GPU intensive so here's RTX 3060 really stretching its muscles the fans of the laptop kicked off as soon as I booted up the game, and on a first class this sound relatively quiet than last year's model of course.


Thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate display, the entire gaming experience was silky smooth, bringing pleasure for players.


Verdict


Everything about it is simply amazing with one drawback. Hardware is simply beast. Intel 12700H completely outperforms even Ryzen 6000 CPUs with their new Alder lake architecture. 4800Mhz RAM, RTX 3060. HP simply perfect it here.

Display hinges have a play, wobbles a bit, like very little but Build quality is sturdy enough. Its not flashy like ROG series but its more like beauty lies in simplicity.


Now coming to drawback, its the display. It is good and sharp but paying 1,45,000 Rupees I am disappointed that it didn't come with 2k display. 144hz is good but 2K would have been the jackpot deal. Not that I didn't know about it but leaned more towards hardware, 1080p does the Job but still. In HP omen 16-B1361TX you get pre-installed software windows 11 Home 64 Single Language, free Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021, McAfee LiveSafe (12 Months free trial as default) and, Xbox Game pass 1 month subscription.





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