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Updated January 12, 2024·

The Gigabyte Aero 16 offers high-resolution OLED display and a more robust graphics card, which makes it ideal for tasks that require color accuracy and graphical power, such as video editing and design work. However, the HP Omen 16, while being slightly less expensive, comes with a faster refresh rate screen and newer CPU, better suiting gamers and those who prioritize a smoother visual experience and raw processing power. The Aero is lighter, enhancing portability but with more limited storage capacity compared to the Omen. Your choice should align with whether you value display quality and portability over gaming performance and storage space. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Gigabyte Aero 16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Good portability
Advantages of the HP Omen 16
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.4
Aero 16
Omen 16
7.6
16.0in
SIZE
16.1in
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
368.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
The Gigabyte Aero 16 has a better screen than the HP Omen 16 for general use, engineering and design, software development, and content creation, while the HP Omen 16 has a better screen for gaming and AI.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
Aero 16
Omen 16
7.7
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
368.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte Aero 16 to be very good for general use, while the HP Omen 16 is good.

Gaming and AI

7.8
Aero 16
Omen 16
8.0
8.8/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers HP Omen 16 to be very good for gaming and AI, while the Gigabyte Aero 16 is good.

Engineering and Design

8.6
Aero 16
Omen 16
8.3
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
8.8/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte Aero 16 and HP Omen 16 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.2
Aero 16
Omen 16
7.8
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte Aero 16 to be very good for content creation, while the HP Omen 16 is good.

Software Development

7.9
Aero 16
Omen 16
7.7
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Gigabyte Aero 16 and HP Omen 16 are both good for software development.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Aero 16
Omen 16
6.0 Hours
The Gigabyte Aero 16 has 7 hours of battery life. The HP Omen 16 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Aero 16
Omen 16
Fair
16.0in
SIZE
16.1in
5.0 lbs
WEIGHT
5.4 lbs
0.8in
THICKNESS
0.9in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte Aero 16 to have good portability, while the HP Omen 16 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.8
Aero 16
Omen 16
7.4
The Gigabyte Aero 16 and HP Omen 16 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,260
Aero 16
Omen 16
$1,259
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The Gigabyte Aero 16 has a price of $1,260 and the HP Omen 16 costs $1,259.

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How the Gigabyte Aero 16 and the HP Omen 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte Aero 16HP Omen 16
Gigabyte Aero 16HP Omen 16

GENERAL

Price
$1,260
$1,259
Release Date
October 1, 2022May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.88''14.5'' x 10.2'' x 0.93''
Weight
5.07 lbs5.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700HIntel i7-13700HX
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (105 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh83 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"16.1"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3840 x 24001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
368 nits338 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.1/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.8/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.8/108/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Gigabyte Aero 16

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Tom's Hardware

Isaac Rouse | May 2022
"The Gigabyte Aero 16 is a workstation laptop for light gaming. It's design is still muted, with a silver chassis alongside a black keyboard and trackpad that provides some contrast. The Gigabyte Aero’s full-size chiclet-style keyboard is enjoyable to type on thanks to its snappy feel and responsiveness. The 4K+ AMOLED display is good, but it could be better. It doesn’t handle true black very well and suffers from strong reflections and glare. The Gigabyte Aero excels at productivity performance and can keep up with other gaming laptops in 1080p. But it has very few ports and its refresh rate leaves a bit to be desired."

HP Omen 16

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NotebookCheck

Christian Hintze | October 2021
"The Omen 16 has proven to be a fairly good mid-range gaming laptop with all-around improvements compared to the Omen 15. The high overall performance level across all use cases, the long battery life, and the good FHD display constitute the main advantages of this HP laptop. The main drawbacks are the faulty touchpad (one-off?) and the high latencies that can be observed even after just opening the browser. Furthermore, the useless, preinstalled 30-day trial versions of various software also fall under the category "unnecessary"."

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About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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