This one is the HP omen 17. Probably gaming laptop. So this is the latest edition. This is the one with the Intel ninth-generation Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs and full NVIDIA r-tx 2070 and 2080 graphics card max P as they’re called next performance instead of max Q.
It’s pretty nice that it’s not a super chunky monkey because it’s not that bad looking. We’re looking at it now to confuse us a little bit. The HP omen 17 is what we have in that has the NVIDIA RTX graphic since the higher-end model around $1,600 or so for an RTX 2070 a core i7 16 gigs of ram, 512 Gb Nvme SSD and 144 Hertz full HD IPS display.
There’s also a 17T, a lower-end model still Intel night Jen CPUs but starts with the Core i5, and has NVIDIA GTX 1650 and 1660 graphics instead. We are looking at a higher-end model. Suppose you want to go all the way up to the RTX 2080, which is always a price premium instead of 1,600. You’re looking at around two brands.
Now, HP offers a couple of different display options with a standard 60 Hertz panel. We have 144 Hertz pounds, both of those being full HD. They did say that there’s a 4k option. I couldn’t find that one to buy on HP’s website, but it might be out there, and they’re gonna have a 240 Hertz display to refresh.
So I know that’s a little bit overkill for a refresh, but hey, it’s the good powerful laptop I can handle it. So cooling they have improved the fans on this. They had significantly longer fans they have more air volume.
The events have gotten bigger allow more air to pass through, and it has vent out on three sides intakes from the bottom. These days with 6 & 8 core CPUs, sadly, but here, we noticed a difference in terms of surface temperatures and the core temperatures on this.
If you’re playing some of the most demanding games like Far Cry new dawn on ultra settings, you can push these CPU temperatures up to around 93 or 95. You might see one or two of the course throttle on it, but most of the time, we found playing in full HD resolutions under higher ultra.
It didn’t get thermal throttle, and the core temperatures were pretty reasonable in the low 90s to upper 80s. Yeah, that and the RTX 2070. They stayed pretty chill, a little cooler than we’re used to seeing.
Usually, GPU will run around 70 degrees centigrade in games here, sometimes as low as 58. Wow, so that’s a good thing we have the core i7 – 9750. A core i9 is the cria 9th 8 quart CPU that’s the non-overclockable version of it.
I think the core i7 for gamers is pretty fair, and this is geared towards gamers because, for example, the model we have. I think most of them are like this Gsync.
Which is great so you have nice match frame rates with your just by refresh but you can’t use Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics for better battery life. That also means that your battery life is not gonna be good.
Even HP and you know manufacturers always claim great battery numbers they say about 3 hours of productivity and streaming video. So, you get the idea really yeah and you’re not gonna gain with this unplugged either as you’d hope from a gaming laptop it’s quite upgradable.
it’s a fairly large chassis gaming laptop ports are not a problem here. You have hdmi 2.0 you have DisplayPort 1.4 it’s mini DisplayPort, 3 USB a 3.1 ports and USB C Thunderbolt 3, RSS Thunderbolt 3.
HP Lissette is optional. I always have USB C but Thunderbolt 3 well I guess you have to pay attention to that when you’re ordering to make sure that you get that. You also have a full size SD card slot and Gigabit Ethernet.
You also have headphone and microphone jacks two-for-one deals. We have Bang & Olufsen speakers and they’re pretty good sounding. Actually you know as gaming laptops go the audio is pretty rich and pretty loud certainly and it has extra virtual surround sound software.
The net result is it’s pretty pleasant to play without having to resort to headphones and the fans are not so loud. Even when you put them on max which is an option with the HP omen software. You still can hear just fine speaking of the HP omen software. .
You’ve got performance modes, we’ve got the default performance. If you choose the performance mode it does improve things I firestrike went up a 300 points or so for example in that benchmark. You can get up to 10 frames per second better in some games.
It will run a little hotter. It pushes things a little harder but the laptop can handle it. So I say go for it. If you’re gaming with challenging titles other than that you can control the keyboard backlighting.
The keyboard by the way is Pleasant. It has a nice tactile feel. Plenty of travel 26 key rollover. I might like the SteelSeries keyboard a little bit better on MSI for Christmas when typing but this is still pretty good.
You have for backlighting zones the WASD Keys and the left middle right. You have on or off basically there’s no star or wave pattern or anything like that. It’s a Microsoft precision track man with two clicker buttons and it works very well.
- Intel® Core™ i9 9880H2.3 GHz, up to 4.8 GHz, 16 MB cache, 8 cores
- Windows 10 Home
- 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
- 17.3″ diagonal FHD 60 Hz IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 with G-SYNC®
- 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
- 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
- Full-size island-style dragon red legend
- 1-zone lighting red backlit keyboard with
- numeric keypad and 26-Key Rollover
- Intel® 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi®
- Bluetooth® 5
- 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™
- (10 Gb/s signaling rate, DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
- 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only)
- 6.43 lb
- 1 year Limited warranty (Include 1 Year Global)
So that’s the HP omen 17 it’s kind of a sleeper you know. I don’t see a whole lot of consumer reviews on Amazon and all that sort of thing but boy it’s a pretty nice laptop for the price. Obviously it competes with the msi gt80 I did the 17 inch models and the Zeus Rog Strix but it’s got style in spades.
You know it’s kind of Star Trek but not like boyracer at the same time it doesn’t bling everywhere display on this is really good for a gaming laptop it’s good for any laptop honestly I’m pretty impressed with the specs on that and the keyboard is not per RGB you might be a little bummed about that but performance and cooling that’s really where HP has pulled ahead from their previous models a lot of gaming laptops unless they’re super ultra ultra chunky desktop replacements tend to run hot in the CPU department and this one’s got it under control.