HP has just launched a flash sale on a small range of its laptops and PCs, but there’s one gaming laptop at 48% off that has really caught our attention. The lucky model is a 15-inch HP Victus, and it’s had over a grand sliced off the price.
The entry-level gaming machine is available for just AU$1,195 on HP’s store, and it comes outfitted with AMD components, including a Ryzen 7 5800H processor and a Radeon RX 6500M graphics card. The GPU will let you play most modern games on medium settings, and the 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate is ready to support them.
Rounding out the components is 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – both excellent at this discounted price. You’re also getting a full-size backlit keyboard, but there’s no RGB lighting in sight, giving it a wider appeal. We will say that a brighter screen would’ve been nice – the one here is only 250 nits – but overall this HP Victus is an affordable winner.
If you’re looking for a cheap gaming laptop with enough power to play AAA games at 1080p, this 15-inch HP Victus is a strong contender. It’s now almost half-price, bringing the final cost down to AU$1,195. For your money, you get a Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and a Radeon RX 6500M GPU, plus a Full HD screen with up to 144Hz refresh rate.
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If you want something with slightly stronger graphics performance, HP’s flash sale has also drastically cut the price on another HP Victus 15-inch config. The difference in this model is that it comes with an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti, which should give your graphics a little bump in performance. This model is a little more expensive at AU$1,343, but if you're an Nvidia loyalist, it could be worth the extra AU$148 spend.
Aside from the gaming laptops, there are a few other budget laptop deals that need a mention. There’s a HP Pavilion Plus (14-inch) as well as a HP Pavilion Aero (13-inch), which both come equipped with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for under AU$1,000 – great specs for the price, and either could make for a good student laptop.
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