HP Victus 16 (16-s0000, 2023) review – efficient and powerful thanks to the Zen 4 CPU

HP offers the Victus 16 in two iterations – with Intel or AMD platform. We already have a review regarding the Team Blue model and now it’s time to test the HP Victus 16 (16-s0000) which has an AMD Zen 4 CPU under the bonnet. You can choose between four Zen 4 (Phoenix) processors. They bring bumped performance for productivity and gaming compared to the Zen 3 predecessors.

You can find this laptop with four different GPU variants. The base one is the good (old) GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop) and the top model is the GeForce RTX 4070 (Laptop). You can get the latter only with one of the two most powerful processors available for this series. Perhaps HP wants to be sure that such a powerful video card will not be bottlenecked by the processor.

There are five display options – three 1080p and two 1440p panels. The QHD units are only available for the RTX 4000-based laptops. All in all, the notebook seems like a machine with modern hardware and the end price isn’t that high. The port selection is decent enough for a 2023 gaming laptop, and for connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/hp-victus-16-16-s0000-2023/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

HP Victus 16 (16-s0000, 2023) - Specs

  • Innolux CMN162E
  • Color accuracy  7.6  3.9
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, No OS, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 83Wh, 6-cell, 70Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 369.06 x 259.33 x 22.86 - 23.9 mm (14.53" x 10.21" x 0.90")
  • Weight
  • 2.32 kg (5.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD with Temporal Noise Reduction
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Digital Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Dual Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://support.hp.com/ie-en/drivers/victus-by-hp-16.1-inch-gaming-laptop-pc-16-s0000/2101527347

What’s in the box?

In the normal-looking box, you’ll find the mandatory paperwork and a 230W barrel plug charger. The GeForce RTX 3050-configured machines come with a 200W power adapter.

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