HP omen 17 has launched its gaming line last year, and it’s a 17-inch Omen laptop and this year conventional a reshape.
The earlier HP omen 17 generation is somehow decent but not good enough to go against the race in most ways. Now, HP omen comes in strong with totally fixed Omen 15 and HP omen 17 gaming laptops that address most of the questions we had before the update. Anyway, HP omen 17 manages to wonder with cool new design, better choice of tools, much better keyboard, usable touchpad and immersive 120Hz IPS display.
The good update is that the price hasn’t been altered all that much making the upgrade useful and maybe make the HP omen 17 the best value notebook in this price range. Lately, HP has given its entire HP omen 17 series an overhaul and planned a completely new case with a new and more aggressive look, powerful hardware, and a price tag of less than $2,000.
The Omen 15 is powered by Intel’s i7-7700HQ CPU and your choice of NVIDIA’s GTX 1050, 1050Ti or 1060 graphics cards. The lowest-end model features AMD’s Radeon RX550 GPU if you’re pointing to save little cash. The laptop also packs in between 8GB and 16GB of RAM, and you can choose from a variety of SSD options and larger 2.5-inch hard drives for storing all of your games. Overall, it has much more horsepower than last year’s edition.
Even though it’s not nearly as beefy as the ASUS Zephyrus, the Omen 15 still offers enough power to reach a solid 60 FPS in most modern games running at 1080p. I clocked in at around 120 FPS in Overwatch on high graphical settings and between 60 and 70 FPS in The Witcher 3 and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
The 4K resolution is a potential point of argument: It’s an excessive choice to have for 4K media playback and some less-demanding games, but the laptop’s comprised Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card isn’t mostly matched to play fresher games simply at full settings in 4K.
The rest of the laptop’s build isn’t mainly notable, positively or negatively. The keyboard value is acceptable overall: There’s nice key travel and backlighting. There is a number pad, though, as well as a macro key column on the left side, so there are some extras causals to the lesser feel. The touchpad functions easily and has responsive left and right click buttons just under it.
There’s a wide array of ports on this laptop, most of which are located along the left flank. There, you will find a ‘USB 3.0 port, a USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 connection, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort connection, an Ethernet jack, an SD card slot, and audio and mic lines’. The right side has just two ports, with USB 3.0. The speakers, made by Bang & Olufsen, are good excellence. It’s not amazingly crisp audio, but the sound is a bit comfortable than normal and can get fairly loud without distorting.
Inside of the laptop
Inside this unit are a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, leaving you with plenty of storage for games and media. The speedy SSD is set as the boot drive for faster startup, and you can use the rest of the space for a select trickle of games that will mainly profit from the faster load times. The same storage configuration was used in last year’s model and matches other similar laptops like the Acer Predator 17. The HP omen 17 also comes with dual-band 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, and a one-year warranty.