HP has an enormous vary of laptops in its Omen sequence. The brand new fashions include the newest Intel processors, a excessive refresh charge show, and a thermal-friendly design. We now have been utilizing one such mannequin,
HP has an enormous vary of laptops in its Omen sequence. The brand new fashions include the newest Intel processors, a excessive refresh charge show, and a thermal-friendly design. We now have been utilizing one such mannequin, the HP Omen 17 for a while and have gathered fairly a number of ideas.
To present you a short in regards to the laptop computer, the Omen 17 variant we’ve comes with a 240Hz show and has the newest Intel Core i9 processor. It has Nvidia’s RTX 4080 GPU and 32GB of RAM. The laptop computer comes with 1TB of inner storage. It’s absolutely a beast machine on paper, however how does it carry out in every day life? And most significantly, is the gaming efficiency sustained and top-notch? Let’s take a look in any respect that on this overview.
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HP Omen 17 Evaluation: Design and Show
The HP Omen 17 comes with the signature Omen design. Proper out of the field, you’ll discover that your complete kind issue is huge and hulking. Nonetheless, in case you are contemplating buying this mannequin, you in all probability know that that is under no circumstances a light-weight machine.
However simply to let everybody know the figures, the laptop computer weighs 2.8 kg, which is sort of the load of two slim ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the heft comes from the internals of the machine. To not neglect its giant 17-inch show.
The laptop computer has a sturdy metallic construct with a matte end throughout that may simply appeal to fingerprints. The hinges are pretty stable however the lid does wobble. There’s the Omen emblem on the lid that displays in several lighting circumstances. It has an optical-mechanical keyboard with no devoted quantity pad. Because it lacks a quantity pad, the keys are correctly spaced out. It has a big trackpad that works because it ought to.
Coming to the edges, there are a number of ports on the left backbone together with a DC port, an Ethernet port, a USB A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1), a mini show port, an HDMI 2.1 port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an SD card reader. There are two extra USB A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1 velocity) on the precise aspect.
Having stated that, the I/O choice completed by HP is fairly good and simply what’s wanted for a gaming laptop computer. Other than the ports, there’s a speaker setup and 4 exhaust areas to dispose of heating.
Coming to the show, there’s a 17-inch IPS show with a Quad-HD decision of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It has a 3ms response time and 300 nits of brightness. The display has a 240Hz refresh charge, which is greater than you could possibly ask for in a gaming laptop computer.
Because it’s a 2K panel, watching motion pictures and reveals is crisper than ever and the display is fluid, due to the excessive refresh charge assist.
HP Omen 17 Evaluation: Efficiency
This is without doubt one of the strongest laptops by HP since it’s powered by the Intel Core i9-13900HX processor and Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU. There’s no doubting the processor because it’s the newest and the very best Intel has obtained. It’s a 24-core CPU with Turbo Increase Expertise and 36MB L3 cache. The GPU, alternatively, isn’t essentially the most highly effective one however comes within the flagship vary.
The 12GB GDDR6 VRAM is greater than sufficient for all video games. There’s 32GB of 5600MHz RAM that helps maintain 50+ tabs working within the background whereas concurrently letting me play video games (completed to check the efficiency). Talking of video games, the laptop computer ought to run all fashionable video games that throw at it.
I performed Pink Lifeless Redemption 2 and GTA 5. And, the laptop computer ran each Rockstar video games like a rockstar (fairly actually). RDR 2 ran at a median FPS of 92 with DLSS off in 2K decision. When DLSS was turned on and set to high quality, the sport’s FPS reached 106 common. In balanced DLSS settings, the sport’s common FPS was 109.
With out being plugged to energy, the sport didn’t run properly for and confirmed a median FPS of round 30. To not neglect, all of this was in 2K decision with excessive settings.
Coming to GTA 5, the sport simply managed to the touch 100 FPS on the very best settings in 2K. If you’re an esports gamer who performs Valorant, or CS:GO, or Fortnite, you should have a good time. The laptop computer will simply get you near 400 FPS on Valorant.
As for artificial benchmark, we ran Cinebench R23 and it scored 15874 factors within the multi-core division and 2057 factors within the single-core division. The RAM inside is little doubt one of many quickest, however the storage as properly confirmed some actually good learn and write speeds.
Apart from the numbers, the laptop computer performs rather well in day-to-day duties. I edited articles and did my different workplace duties on the machine, and the whole lot felt buttery clean. However the trackpad expertise wasn’t the identical. Typically, it missed some clicks.
As for the thermals, the laptop computer comes with OMEN Tempest Cooling know-how that’s stated to stop overheating. As stated above, there are 4 exhaust areas from the place the warmth passes whereas gaming or doing heavy duties.
The laptop computer did run scorching when taking part in video games, which was anticipated. Nonetheless, in prolonged common utilization like writing articles and watching movies, it solely turned barely heat. I hope HP focuses a bit extra on cooling right here.
Other than this, the keyboard on the laptop computer is fairly good. It’s an optical-mechanical one that’s spaced properly to allow you to kind freely. The shortage of a numpad is disappointing, particularly as a result of we normally use quantity keys when flying an airplane or a particular automobile in video games. There are six macro keys and the entire keyboard is backlit with RGB lighting.
Coming to the battery, the laptop computer packs an 83Wh battery that provides a median battery life however fees up shortly, due to the large 330W charging adapter. Before you purchase the laptop computer, do take a look at its charging adapter, it’s huge and appears like a Mac mini.