HP OMEN Gaming Laptop: Enjoy everyday gaming with this HP OMEN laptop. The AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 16GB of RAM deliver lag-free gameplay, while the 1TB SSD ensures fast app loading. This HP OMEN laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card that produces life-like visuals on the 15.6-inch Full HD screen, and the DisplayPort, HDMI and USB ports let you connect to various devices.
Windows 10 operating system
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15.6" Full HD display
The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient WLED backlight.
AMD Ryzen 7 Processor
Imagine, design and create without boundaries. The powerful AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor features machine intelligence that anticipates your needs. Discover true responsiveness with 8 cores and 16 threads for ultimate performance.
16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e)
Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics
Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
Audio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers
DTS X: Ultra support on headset when users plug headsets in to 3.5” audio jack creates a virtual surround sound experience for your music, movies, streaming Web content and games.
Weighs 5.22 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin
Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 6-cell lithium-polymer battery.
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
144Hz Full HD anti-glare display
Power the latest games in 1080p and up to 144fps for fast, smooth gameplay
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SD memory card formats.
Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax)
Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
Built-in HD webcam with dual array microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
4 Zone RGB backlit keyboard
Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
Mini DisplayPort and headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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HP OMEN by HP 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 1TB SSD
OMEN Gaming 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - 1TB SSD
Customizable Keyboard Lighting
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1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Full HD Widescreen LED
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Solid State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Accelerator
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AMD 3rd Generation Ryzen 7
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Windows 10 Home
Optical Drive Type
Netflix, Microsoft 365 (30 days trial), McAfee LiveSafe (30 days trial), Dropbox (25 GB Cloud Storage) (free for 1 year), HP Audio Switch, HP JumpStart, HP OMEN Command Center, HP Connection Optimizer, HP BIOS Protection and DTS:X Ultra
True workhorse that can take anything you throw at
HP OMEN 15-EN0023DX…
TLDR: Best value for the money, period. True workhorse that can take anything you throw at it without any compromises.
This is a great laptop. I’ve been waiting for a very long time for AMD to come out with mobile CPUs that usher in the great performance we have been getting with their Ryzen desktop counterparts. The Ryzen 7 4800H definitely fits that bill and reigns in some very much appreciated computing power. I am a developer and really love the performance this machine has. I have upgraded the RAM in the system to 64GB of DDR4 @ 3200MHz (2x 16GB sticks - really appreciate that the RAM is not soldered on). One thing to note about the RAM is that this laptop does not provide XMP support, so what this means is if you don’t get low voltage RAM, you will not get the advertised speeds of the RAM you are buying (found this out the hard way when I got sticks that were 1.35V and pulled up Task Manager to see them only at 2666MHz instead of 3200MHz).
In terms of gaming performance, this thing definitely games… and it games very well. At 60FPS, the 1660 TI in here runs at the highest settings with no issues. If trying to game at 144FPS, then settings will have to be lowered. With medium settings in Fortnite and APEX, I was able to get ~144FPS consistently which was very surprising! The panel itself is also no slouch. I have not experienced any tearing or ghosting. The screen is buttery smooth and what more can be asked for in a gaming machine? (aside from a 240MHz screen, LOL)… The laptop gets a bit audible when gaming, however this isn’t much of an issue for me as I don’t mind since I use headphones (have Astro A40s and Audio-Technica ATH-R70x). Doing a backlight bleed test, I found my screen to have very minimal backlight bleed. Very happy with the screen HP put in this laptop.
When it comes to build quality, this laptop is very good. The chassis has very small flex and the keyboard is spaced apart well (I am very used to 10 keyless layouts so seeing it on the laptop is a welcomed change). When the temps are high, the heat is not noticeable on the keys. When pushing the laptop to it's limit (max load), i noticed the laptop only gets to 80 degrees Celsius on the CPU and 84 degrees Celcius on the GPU which is quite amazing (the cooling system in the laptop is definitely not just for looks but functions perfectly). To upgrade the RAM or SSDs is very painless as there are only 8 screws that need to be taken off. The laptop is just a bit heavier than a 16” MacBook Pro, so portability is not an issue. The only thing about the laptop build quality that may be of concern is the screen. The screen flexes very easily, however if you are careful with your laptop this may not be a concern at all.
The only con I have with this laptop is that it comes with a 1080P screen… Being a developer, I would’ve liked a 4K panel instead of a 1080P. I’m just very used to having all the screen real estate I can when having multiple windows up. Being as this is a gaming laptop first however, it’s understandable that a higher refresh rate screen at a lower resolution was chosen for this laptop and I cannot fault HP for this decision. One thing that I do appreciate very much is that the HDMI port is 2.0 and so I can use it in conjunction with the Mini-DisplayPort to connect to my 4K monitors to get 60FPS when I need the screen real estate (the majority of laptops only provide HDMI 1.4 ports, which means 4K @ 30FPS which is very discernible in my eyes).
The OMEN comes with:
- Ryzen 7 4800H (8 cores, 16 threads)
- 1080p 144HZ screen (97% SRGB, 300 nits brightness, & matte finish for anti-glare)
- 16GB DDR4 RAM @ 3200MHz in dual channel, 2x 8GB sticks (RAM is not soldered and I was able to upgrade to 64GB, 2x 32GB 3200MHz sticks at 1.2V)
- 1TB NVME SSD, specific one I got is the SK Hynix PC601 HFS001TD9TNG-L2A0A (rated at ~3400MB/s read and ~2500MB/s write, however using Crystal Disk Mark I got ~3450MB/s read and ~2190MB/s write)
- Wi-Fi 6 via Intel AX 200 card combines with Bluetooth 5.0 support (got ~600MB/s up and down with connected with my AX mesh network; Bluetooth connects flawlessly with my SoundCore Liberty 2 earbuds)
- 720p Webcam (quality is enough for video chatting and machine learning when mapping live image against statistical models)
- 6-cell 70.9Wh battery (got ~4 hours of use when only coding [running VMs, IDEs, servers, etc.], ~3 hours when only gaming [running League of Legends, Fortnite, Apex Legends, etc.] and ~9 hours only when watching videos or doing light work [video playback such as YouTube, browsing web, etc.] *please note your usage may render different results from mine based on your workloads)
- Multiple ports:
--- RJ-45 port for gigabit ethernet (got ~950MBps up and ~900 down when connected via CAT6 ethernet)
--- HDMI 2.0 for up to 4K display at full 60FPS (works great on my LG 4K monitors)
--- Mini-DisplayPort for up to 4k display at full 60FPS (works great on my LG 4K monitors)
--- 3.5mm headphone & microphone jack with DTS X Ultra for 3D Audio (works great with my Astro A40s)
--- Media Card Reader for SD cards
--- 3 USB Type A ports with USB 3.2 Gen 1 for 5Gbps throughput (the one on the left side provides charging while the laptop is sleeping)
--- USB Type C port with USB 3.2 Gen 1 for 5Gbps throughput in addition to DisplayPort 1.4 and sleep/charge also
- Backlit keyboard with zone lighting via OMEN Command Center
Overall, I would highly recommend this for anyone that is looking for a quality gaming laptop.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Quality Gaming laptop
Operational User Test of HP OMEN Model:15-EN0023DX
Product meets or exceeds described functions.
This unit was able to display 4K video through the mini DP, HDMI, and USB C ports as well as play 4K games that required advanced processors and Video cards. Noticed that when I set my display to full 4K with an external monitor for both displays I still had a display on the Omen. Interesting! Could be an auto default setting. No lag time in playing mode sequences was observed. XBOX controller in BT mode worked perfect. With PC games, you may have to open Task Manager to close the game. This is a windows game issue and not any hardware issue. BT 5.0 worked as advertised as well as the intel AX200 WIFI-6. The 1 GB NVME M.2 2230 long stick is a high end quality German designed/made in Korea SSD (specs in the follow on section).
1080P display was clear and had no lags in fast action sequences.
Programs ran without issues and transfer speeds were significantly faster than the other units tested. Be advised that advertised transfer speeds are only for specially designed hardware to accommodate those speeds in the appropriate environment. Most transfer speeds were in the range of 117-200 MBPS for connected equipment with correct specifications. Internet download speeds were checked and clocked 117 MBPS which is past the limit of my paid service. BT 5.0 will only transfer files if you have the proper files and equipment to do the transfer. Testing BT 5.0 transfer file rates are observed only with no specific measurements. Music files played without issue. Also, iPhone will not transfer files via BT direct to a Windows computer. Discovered that the Microsoft Edge app for iPhone will sync and download your files over the internet. Range of BT 5.0 is around 120 feet through two concrete walls and 250 feet line of site. Lossless music files, two BT 5.0 headphones, and a remote speaker were used for test (5.0 can connect to more than one BT device at a time).
Observed program usage of this unit in only one area is very slightly slower than on my other HP and significantly faster in all other areas (games and Office programs the Omen was the leader hands down). Build quality is a significant factor in overall performance of this unit as transfer speeds from external USB drives are significantly faster. 8 core functionalities may be an important feature for setups that required above 6 core setups (virtual servers). I read all the CPU test results and they all say that the 4800H is faster in most areas than almost all the CPUs on the market. I ran the Linksys router speed check and is was faster running the actual program on another HP than the Omen. Even connected the Omen to a Lan cable and got the same results (download and upload speeds were the same). BTW all Microsoft Office programs were significantly faster on the Omen. This is not a scientific observation but just one user observation. Lots of variables in testing actual program processing speed in a real word environment. Bottom line is the quality of the Omen is outstanding in every area (and obviously built to excel in gamming with the dedicated gaming video card.
Battery life was around 4.3 hours of heavy use, 8 hours of mixed use, and several days of occasional use with auto sleep and shutdown enabled. 2 hours or less for a full recharge from a 0% battery.
Case was aluminum with a plastic display mount. Case was removed. 8 screws on the bottom with snaps holding it in place. Small plastic case separator and micro flat tip screwdriver were used to remove the case. Videos are in the links for tear downs on YouTube. The Wi-Fi M.2 card will be a little harder to R&R due to location under a cooling vent tube. NVME M.2 drives and memory sticks should be easy to do for most experienced users. Battery is user replaceable!
Display plastic surround need to be stiffer (flexing could be an issue).
Computer was set up with all Windows 10 and HP updates completed (only Defender activated). Version 2 of the FW was installed. HP update software that came with the unit was used for scans and updates (Very useful tool-be sure to install this one).
Antivirus scans were done with both the internal and remote links to be sure the computer was clean. Additional software (other than authorized games) was not installed until test was completed.
Drive was cloned before testing began on an ADATA 1 TB 800 with EZ GIG cable, adapter, and software. In the process of acquiring a second M.2 NVME 2280 drive.
This unit does not have slots for the old 2.5” SSD format. Two M.2 NVME long drive slots (PCIe 3.0 x 4 NVME high speed interface) are used with one empty slot. PCIe 4.0 is only available for desktop MOBOs. This unit is configured robustly out of the box.
Full clean of C: drive was done before start of test as well as defrag completely disabled.
Microsoft full office was installed after the test.
Then game software was downloaded from a secure site at XBOX and Microsoft to finish the game part of the test (disks were used from my stack that were dual mode capable).
4K Computer monitor, high end 4K Sony TVs, HDMI cables, USB C video cables and adapters, Mini DP cables and adapters, HP wireless mouse and keyboard, 88 page MX manual, 79 page user guide, external DVD drives, Micro SD cards and adapters, USB C/3.1/3.0 adapters, USB memory sticks, Games purchased from XBOX that play on both platforms, XBOX ultimate game pass, XBOX Windows controller, one borrowed grand kid to stress test the unit, 15.6” executive case with strap, Linksys - MX10 Velop AX5300 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (2-Pack) - White, Mapped drives on both Velop nodes, Sony BT 5.0 headphones, Generic 5.0 headphones, Belkin BT 5.0 speaker, BT 5.0 mouse, Ethernet cable, game pass+paid games
Games installed and played:
Age of empires (Def Ed), Forza 4, Zoo Tycoon, Rush, Gears of War 4 and 5/Tactics, State of Decay 2, and Goat simulator for fun.
Key specifications • Operating system: Windows 10 Home(1) • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H(2a) • Display: 15.6-inch diagonal FHD, 144 Hz, IPS, anti-glare, micro-edge, WLED-backlit(39) • Memory: 16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB) • Internal storage: 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD ( PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 drives) • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated)(13) • Sound: Audio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers • Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo (Supporting Gigabit file transfer speeds)• Camera: HP Wide Vision HD
HFS001TD9TNG-L2A0A PC601 PCIe Gen3 1024GB M.2 2280 S2 CS
PC601 (M.2 2280 S2)
Physical FeaturesPhysical Features의 Form Factor, Width Length, Thickness, Weight를 나타낸 표 입니다.
Form Factor Width Length Thickness Weight
M.2 2280 S2 22mm 80mm Max. 2.23mm 7g
Target EstimationTarget Estimation의 Interface, Form Factor, Density를 나타낸 표 입니다.
Interface PCIe Gen3
Form Factor M.2 2280 S2
(Up to) Sequential Read2) 3400MB/s
Sequential Write2) 2500MB/s
Random Read3) 510K IOPS
Random Write3) 440K IOPS
(Typical) Active Read5) 5.3W
Active Write5) 6.3W
Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone(89) • Product weight: 5.43 lb(76) • Keyboard: Full-size, island-style, 4-zone RGB backlit, mica silver keyboard and 26-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting Key technology. USB Type-C SuperSpeed port with HP Sleep and Charge Connects a USB device, provides high-speed data transfer, and charges small devices, even when the computer is off. – and – Connects a display device that has a USB Type-C connector, providing mini DisplayPort™ output. NOTE: Cables, adapters, or both (purchased separately).
Multi model manuals:
Best Buy link
Customer replaceable options:
2 m.2 SSD long slots
2 memory slots
M.2 AX 200 /2230 wifi slot (intel)
70 Watt hour Battery
Be careful using the one-drive online storage as it will auto load everything from you HD until it fills up. You can go into settings and customize this but to me it easier to disable it during set up. You can always turn it on later and only upload select files if you need that function.
Run a clean mean machine when you can.
Don't run 2 antivirus.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great mid-range gaming laptop - A real surprise!
I am a member of Best Buy’s Technical Insider Network, TIN for short. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.
My expectations going into this review were moderate at best. I have always viewed entry to mid-tier gaming laptops to be mediocre gaming platforms with pretty case design. The best stuff is always reserved for the exotically priced laptops. In short, I am loving this Omen Laptop! I will recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a laptop capable of great gaming performance at an affordable price. It does not have all the bells and whistles. For a mid-tier gaming laptop, the Omen laptop has enough power to offer an enjoyable and stable gaming experience. I am please to say that this laptop is my first real gaming laptop. Please continue reading for the details.
This is not a review about benchmarks and system specs. This review is about my experience, challenges, and observations.
Let us start with some Pros and Cons:
• Ryzen 7 4800H with Nvidia Graphics
• NVMe Storage solution. Yes!
• 144hz LCD screen that keeps up with higher frames rates.
• Adjustable frame rate limits to control fan noise
• Keyboard has good resistance and bounce.
• Bright, colorful keys
• Bright, colorful screen
• Fast boot and shutdown
• Quick access buttons to Omen Command Center and calculator
• All the ports I could want or need!
• Super duty cooling solution
• Cooling solution is loud
• Four keyboard lighting zones
• Screen is not G-Sync
• Waste heat is exhausted on right hand. Not so great for heavy gaming sessions.
• The edges of the laptop are sharp. Can cause irritation to wrists during typing.
• Mouse pointer will randomly bounce around page while typing a document.
• Omen Command Center has room for improvement with customer profiles.
Gaming and performance:
The combination of AMD’s Ryzen 7 with Nvidia’s 1660 Ti is a real winner here. AMD, particularly, has moved from the jaws of pending bankruptcy to becoming a real powerhouse. Matching up AMD with Nvidia’s 1660ti is brilliant. I was surprised at how well these two handled my test games: Mechwarrior 5, Titan Fall 2, Civilization VI, Supreme Command 2, and Fortnight. I did test other games but felt these gave the best representation of what the system is capable of.
First, lets talk about the low hanging fruit. Supreme Commander 2? Really? Yes. I chose this game specifically to test the single threaded performance of the Ryzen processor. To my delight, I was able to play this game, vs the computer, against four armies with hundreds of units each. The Omen laughed at this game. Sustained 99fps under all conditions. Single Ryzen logical core at 100%. Each physical core is split into two logical cores! So, half a core gave me butter smooth performance. Way to go AMD!
In contrast, Civilization VI is a multicore, multi-threaded beast. See my screenshot of Civ, full settings, vs system rest state. This screenshot was taken while the game was at idle. Actual gameplay is smooth. It is also producing way too many FPS which cranks the cooling system into overdrive. More on the cooling system later. The average frame rate was 60 fps. I saw it go all the way up to 250fps and as far down as 40fps. I eventually limited the game to 40fps through Nvidia’s drive to reduce heat and fan noise.
Titan Fall 2, in my opinion, is one of the best first-person shooters ever. I will not debate this with you! Titan Fall 2 is a high speed, high action, super twitch first person shooter. If you run this on a machine that drops frames, suffers screen tearing, dithers, or causes other screen artifacts then you will be destroyed in multiplayer. I was blown away by how smooth this game was on the Omen. No screen artifacts, period! I am an Xbox junky with this game. I can hold my own. I dominated with this laptop! In the spirit of full disclosure, I did use my Xbox Elite controller for this game.
Which brings me to the game I do play using mouse and keyboard: Mechwarrior 5. I love giant robot games. This game moves like an FPS but only slower paced. In addition to using the WASD keys this game has controls spread all over the keyboard. I often found my fingers flying across my keyboard in the middle of combat to keep up with constantly changing situation on the battlefield. I did not experience any keyboard lag, missed keys presses, or any issues that arise from pressing multiple keys in quick succession or simultaneously. HP did a great job here with keyboard responsiveness. The GPU, on the other hand, took a little bit of work. This game is not a hyper velocity shooter. But there are plenty of opportunity to saturate the screen with fast movement, high level of environmental details, and special effects. This game is built on the Cry Engine 4. I was able to achieve frames ranging from 50fps to 100fps during game play. It can hit 250fps during the load screens.
Finally, Fortnight. I am not going to say much about Fortnight other than I had this game playing butter smooth at maximum settings. The game bounced between 60fps and 120fps averaging about 90fps. It just worked.
The laptop’s cooling system gets louder the harder the laptop works. This thing can move some air! Civilization VI, default settings, was full hair dryer! Using Nvidia’s software, I was able t get an acceptable balance between fan noise, cooling, and performance by setting the game to 40fps. I noticed fps skyrocket on static scenes or black screens while loading content. All this does is create heat and wastes energy. Spending a few minutes mucking around with Nvidia’s software will reward you with less heat and fan noise in almost everything but the latest AAA title.
How is the fan noise during every day, mundane tasks? It is as quiet as your typical office laptop. And, unlike my office issued work laptop, the Omen remains cool to the touch throughout the day regardless of workload of use.
Room for improvement:
First, sharp edges. I do like the case style. It looks super slick and modern. I love the hard angles, the Omen logo on the LCD bezel and the diamond on the cover, the 015 logo on the side of the palm rest, and how the palm wrest is slight elevated from the keyboard. It is all the little things that make this really work for me. However, the hard angles are bit too sharp for my wrist. I type proper with my wrists up. However, when I am not typing, my writs rest on the palm rest. This is where I scrap my wrists against the case. It is not sharp enough to cut but it is uncomfortable.
Second, the keyboard lighting. I am just nit picking here. The RGB lighting is restricted to four pre-set keyboard zones. HP makes a programmable keyboard. Why not here? I like having the ability to set a color for each key or group of related keys. HP did a great job with what they did deliver. I love that the lighting can show brightly through the keys and around the keys. I love the affect. And it looks super cool in a darkened room. I just would have preferred individually programmable keys. One final thought, and HP can add this through software, is create a setting in Omen Command Center that allows me to set a single color and brightness level to all keys simultaneously. That way I can quickly set or change full keyboard colors and assign them to different game profiles.
And finally, the touch pad. This one is plain annoying and years overdue to be addressed. Why is it that any laptop running a Synaptic touch pad includes the undocumented “cursor reposition while you type” feature? It is annoying and disruptive for the cursor to randomly reposition itself on the screen when typing, I do not know, a laptop review. I have seen this issue in various laptops from multiple manufactures for ten years or more. Can we fix this?!
I would recommend this laptop to my best friend.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I have been looking for a new laptop for a while now. I had several must haves on my list. I needed a machine that was fast and I wanted it to be quiet. I wanted it to have a backlit keyboard and a larger SSD. I needed a larger amount of memory too. The laptop also needed to be suitable for gaming. The HP Omen Laptop met all of my needs.
Out of the box, I plugged it in to set it up. It came nearly fully charged. Set up was easy. It runs on Windows 10. When I turned it on, it booted up in seconds and ran quietly. My previous laptop took several minutes.
Depending on the user’s height, and/or the height of their chair, you may have your wrists pressed into the front of the laptop. HP’s understated and simple design, while attractive, features non chamfered hard edges that can dig into your wrist. These edges are extremely sharp and could easily cut your wrists. It easily cut Scotch Tape and even brass. I had to smooth it down and it is still uncomfortable to have my wrists rest on it.
The keys are responsive and have a definite click with very minimal creep. There is ample wrist space. The trackpad has two physical buttons under it; a small one in the lower right corner (about an inch tall and 1/3rd of the width wide) that functions as a right-click, and a left-click under the entire rest of the trackpad. Typing is fairly easy, but the lack of a middle-click underscores that this laptop is really not going to do anything heavy under battery power and without external controls attached. Even just for web browsing and typing, lacking a middle-click to quickly close tabs is a bit annoying. One thing that easily disqualifies this trackpad from even lighter, less input speed intense, gaming (such as turn based strategy) is the total inability to simultaneously right click and left click. This renders many inputs simply impossible without an external mouse. Separate, physical mouse buttons for the trackpad would have been an improvement in usability. This would give you three buttons that could be used at the same time.
Like many “gaming” laptops, this one will substantially reduce system power if not plugged into an outlet. This will amount to a reduction from ~240FPS to ~180FPS in CPU dependent tasks (e.g., emulation). Plugged in, the laptop’s score on Furmark GPU test is 4694 points (78 FPS, 60,000ms) but it degrades all the way to 636 points (11 FPS, 60,000) when on battery power. 3DMark gives a score of 5595 (GPU score of 5505 at 35.42 FPS for test 1 and 31.93 FPS for test 2, and CPU score of 9163 at 30.79 FPS) plugged in, but 1505 (1321 for gpu tests at 8.76 FPS and 7.47 FPS, and 7143 for CPU test at 240 fps) on battery. OCCT stress test refuses to run without the power plugged in, automatically canceling after a few seconds. In practical testing, Doom 2016 can be run at Ultra settings at fairly constant 120+ FPS with power in which, thanks to the high refresh rate of the display, is not simply a waste. On battery however, it can’t maintain 30 FPS with the same settings while idling without it.
The audio is not the best and the equalizer is locked preventing options such as bass boost. The treble is too heavily boosted. The audio sounds muddy when using headphones. It is ok for listening to YouTube videos but not for music.
Cooling is satisfactory. Even after a constant hour of taxing it, the laptop only goes from cool to room temp, plugged in or not. After an hour of gameplay on battery it also remained cool, but took 36% (emulation) to 50% (Doom 2016) of the battery. Going by ear, the cooling takes too long to kick in. It maintains a low fan speed until it gets very hot when it will go full blast. It takes a while to settle on a speed that will keep it cool.
The need to be plugged to run on full power restricts any gaming that this laptop would be doing. For the most part that’s simply the limits of current battery technology rather than an unique issue with this laptop.
Overall, I think that this is a good laptop. Some of the issues are just inherent in gaming laptops. Things like the audio and the sharp edges on the chassis are negatives as is the design of the trackpad. I would recommend this gaming laptop to a friend but I would make sure that they were aware of these issues.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I received this HP Omen and I was somewhat reluctant, in that, I have never had a gaming laptop. But it didn’t take long to be impressed. When I opened the outer box it was shipped in you have this beautifully designed box containing the HP Omen 15.6 laptop. After all the necessary installation, passwords, WiFi, I was instantly hooked.
First off, this thing is EXTREMELY fast and appealing. It has all the bells and whistles as far as USB ports, HDMI, headphones jack, card reader. The power cord is well designed. I love the case, the color, the feel of the case, its very lightweight. I love the logo, I am impressed with all those things, but its what it can do. Its still a laptop that functions as a laptop that allows you to play killer games with killer graphics and sound.
But let me start with the keyboard. I have an Apple laptop, and I wish HP would sell their design to Apple or let them use it. The keys on this HP Omen laptop are the best I’ve ever typed on. They are just so responsive, to some, that may not matter, but again, its built to game but its still a VERY IMPRESSIVE laptop. Granted, it took me a while to find the power button, I’m used to a dedicated button you push this is located between two keys (F12 & Delete). After I read the instructions I found the key and have been impressed since. The buttons are easily accessible and responsive during a game.
My son is an avid COD player on one of the console systems, and he downloaded it on the Omen HP and UNFORTUNATELY, I have barely seen it since. We “tried” that on the Apple system and it was just too slow and the laptop would heat up considerably. No this HP Omen. The cooling system on this laptop is TOP OF THE LINE. He plays COD on the max settings and the highest the temp went to was 91C on the CPU and the highest on the GPU was 70C. I don’t think you can overheat this laptop.
Now to my most impressive item. The lights on the keyboard. Literally, I spent two hours just mesmerized by the combinations you can come up with. It seems endless and its just so cool, and the fact it all is controlled in the Command Center (which has a key on the keyboard that takes you right to it) is also impressive. In the Command Center you have so much at your fingertips. CPU temps/GPU temps, etc.
I love this computer. And if you are in the market for a Gaming laptop, as my son said, WOW this thing is AWESOME! Buy it, HP took a Gaming laptop and made it affordable. Trust me, you won’t be sorry.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Screaming Fast Gaming Ryzen7 and NVidia GTX1660Ti
The New AMD Ryzen 7 based Hp Omen 15.6" Gaming Laptop is equiped with the Hardware you want for serious gaming running on Windows 10 Home version 1909. This laptop is VR ready and has a 144hz 1080p LG LED panel.
The CPU horsepower is provided by an AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H with 2.9 GHz base clock, up to 4.3 GHz max boost clock, 4 MB L2 cache and 8 cores this is more than enough to run any current game. .
Graphics are handled by both Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with 6 GB GDDR6. Needless to say I was able to run all of my games on high settings with frame rates about 60. The gameplay is fluid and detail is stunning to say the least.
All that gaming goodness pushed out onto a LG LED 15.6” Display running at 1080p (1920×1080) and144 Hz. This is an IPS anti-glare matte panel with 300 nits brightness and 72% NTSC. I like this panel, while it is not as bright as a few others, I did not feel it needed to be any brighter.
The Audio is by Bang & Olufsen the speakers are near the right and left rear sides and provide adequate sound if you don't want to wear a headset. The sound is pretty good but not what I would call high fidelity, the base is lacking but for gaming the vocals are surprisingly good while allowing background music and sound effects.
With 16 GB DDR4-3200 installed there is plenty of memory for any game or memory intensive activity you want but for those of you who want more this laptop can be upgraded to e upgraded to 32 GB using 2 16 gb modules according to my research they may need to be1.2v sticks so check compatibility when ordering.
You have plenty of space for games and projects from the get go with the included SK hyinx PC601 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. If you need more you can use the second empty M2 slot to install another NVMe drive! To access this you remove the bottom cover of the laptop.
Specs below are from Hyinx for the installed module for you techies!
M.2 2280 S2
Performance Up to
Power Consumption (Typical)
For networking your can connect with the 1000 GB Ethernet or use the wireless Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 and Bluetooth® 5 Combo They both support Gigabit file transfer speeds depending on your router and environment. I got a link speed of over 468 Mbps receive and 197 Mbps transmit. This was much faster than my old laptop with the last gen wireless AC with the same router.
This laptop comes with the highest power adapter I have seen, a 200 W Smart AC power adapter. This provides quick charging. While it is powerful it remains a reasonable size and is well designed with rounded sides. The battery supports fast charge 50% in 45 minutes according to HP.
The Li-ion polymer battery is a 6-cell,70.9 Wh unit for up to
7 + hours gaming! While this is probably achievable with optimized settings, I experienced about 5 hours on max settings this is still great.
You still get a load of external ports one USB Type-C and 1 USB 3.0 Type-A supports charging other devices while computer is off or sleeping. 2 additional USB 3.0 Type-A ports. All of the USB ports support 5 GBPS transfer rate
You have several choices to connect external monitors
The USB-C port supports DisplayPort 1.4, 1 Mini Display Port and 1 HDMI 2.0a. The USB-C port does not support thunderbolt on the Ryzen 7 Omen unlike the Intel versions.
The remaining ports are pretty standard 1 Ethernet port,
1 headphone/microphone combo and 1 multi-format SD media card reader.
The Webcam is good quality HP Wide Vision HD camera 720p with integrated dual array digital microphone.
The Case is Mica silver with an aluminum keyboard frame, it is good looking and sturdy. The aluminum frame gives the laptop a very sturdy feel without making it heavy. There is space between the keyboard and screen, I think HP designed it this way to prevent the keys from marking the screen. This design does cause the screen to flex when grasped from the side while closed. I don't think this will cause screen problems but time will tell. The Air intake is on the bottom rear half of the case with the outflow ports extending across the entire rear of the case this gives fantastic airflow keeping the rig cool even during the most intense gaming. With the fans at max you could use this thing as a hair dryer!
The HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support is made by Synaptics, it works well but does not have dedicated right and left buttons. This gives a larger trackpad area but does make right and left mouse button game actions more difficult. My advice is to just use a gaming mouse while gaming.
The Keyboard is full-size, 1-zone dragon red back lit, mica silver keyboard with 26-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting Key technology. There is no number pad, you can use the calculator by pressing the dedicated button. You can program the keyboard colors in 4 zones in the Omen Command Center.
The command Center is a combined Gaming and Settings App by HP, You can just use the settings portion if you want. In the Settings you can adjust CPU performance, Fan speed, Keyboard lighting, Adjust Network bandwidth priority and monitor system temperatures and network speeds. I would like HP to add a Hotkey for the Max fan and Gaming CPU and network prioritization, I am sure there is a utility that can do this.
The laptop is 14.09 x 9.44 x 0.89 in size with a weight of
Hp includes is McAfee LiveSafe antivirus
And 1 month Trials of Netflix and Microsoft Office 365.
Hp provides 1 year limited hardware warranty support) with 90 day phone support (from date of purchase) and complimentary chat support within warranty period
Overall I really like this laptop. HP has made smart choices to put together a really solid gaming rig with great build quality. This Gaming Centric Laptop is a great performer for a great price. You will not be disappointed
I have attached a few benchmark photos to this review.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Mullet Laptop: Business all day, Party All Night!
- Fast and efficient
- Sleek design fits into an “office setting” better than other gaming laptop designs
- RGB Keyboard with custom setting controls over 4 sections
- smooth, quiet typing
- decent battery
- fan speed controls
- Great ventilation
- gorgeous display
- Trackpad works well (for a trackpad)
- Card reader built in and plenty of ports
- No num pad
- keys are a bit “spaced”
- matte finish shows EVERY bit of oil and fingerprints on lid
Overall I think this Omen 15 (2020) is an amazing laptop. The all new design vs the 2019 model is a much welcomed change. The 2019 clamshell look and flashy logo was personally not visually pleasing to me but this new, sleeker, clean design allows you to use this machine not only as your awesome portable gaming laptop, but also your in office machine. This design allows you to be taken seriously in the office but also on the gaming field.
Gaming on this laptop worked well and no issues. Visually stunning and the keyboard can be used to game in a pinch, or hook up a controller (or separate mouse and keyboard) with any of the USB ports.
The airflow is managed extremely well and the noise is not like an airport runway.
It’s a great machine that can handle modern day games and workloads, you’ll be happy with your purchase!
UNBOXING AND SETUP:
Unboxing was pretty standard stuff. Well packaged and wrapped, the box includes manuals/warranty/etc and charging cables as well as the laptop obviously. Everything is wrapped in plastic and sealed for protection.
First I want to address something that seems to be all over the reviews for this laptop. The lid. Specifically the “flex” in the lid. I know there is a guy who did a youtube video early on complaining about the lid and making a whole video about how bad the lid may be over time. However many others and myself have pointed out that the flex should not be an issue. The obvious reason is the screen isn’t glass so there’s no risk of it breaking there. And to take it further, it could be argued as a benefit to allow a bit of “play” in the screen if it’s bumping around in your bag. Personally I think it’s good because it allows a gap between the screen and keys so I don't have to worry about the keys putting marks on the screen, but I’ll admit, it does feel a bit “cheap” the first few times you pick up the laptop and feel the screen flex in your grip. This will ultimately be a preference thing, but for anyone unsure of buying, DO NOT let this issue make up your mind for you.
Ok, got that stupid flex stuff out of the way, let’s move on. One other minor issue that bugs me personally is the matte finish on the lid. I love the minimalist design and small logo, but the finish on the lid is showing every single fingerprint and mark no matter how clean my hands are. It’s just not possible to avoid marking it up in real world situations. I set my noise canceling headphones on the lid, ear cups down, and when I picked them up the next day there were little rings from the oils left on the ear cups. And I showered, I swear. A micro cloth buffed it out mostly but still visible. Fingerprints are worse, they show everywhere. (see photos). So if you're someone who doesn’t like smudges, think about getting some cleaner or a cover or something.
But how does it actually WORK?! Enough about aesthetics, what did I notice using the computer as an actual computer? Well, startup was easy, I’m not really a fan of the “walk you through” setup that’s common now, but it is what it is. Cortana comes on and wants to “help” with setup and turn on a bunch of permissions and tracking etc. if you know what you’re doing, you can get through that and decline everything and eventually get into your windows machine. Once the setup was complete, I was pleasantly surprised to not find a lot of bloatware, and what I did find was easily uninstalled, leaving a clean ready to use Windows 10 laptop.
I quickly installed steam and a few games to test out. My hope for this machine was to have an option to still play games on vacation or when I’m away from my main PC. For that, I’d say this machine works wonderful. I played through some Tomb Raider (new), Modern Warfare and Destiny 2 to see how it handled. Everything was maxed or close to max and I had no issues and frame rates were good. Only issue I had was an internet connection drop that I later tracked to the onboard “omen command center” app. Apparently it was trying to speedtest and made my 100mb speeds drop to 0.5mb. After I closed that software my speeds came back. I don’t know if that’s a bug in the software, a setting I missed or my internet but thought it was worth noting.
I did not run any benchmarks yet or specific numbers because that can be found anywhere. I’m sure Linus already has a video showing you everything you need to know about the stats. But as far as real world use, I found this machine able to handle modern games and allow me to still play while away from my PC, which is what the average user is probably looking for.
FANS and AIRFLOW:
I am really impressed with the airflow control on this beast. The bottom is entirely intake with two large fans and elevated grill. Then there are 3 exhaust ports; one on the right and 2 on the back. Coupled with the fan controls available in the Omen app, you really shouldn’t have too many issues with temperatures. Noise MAY be a factor to some, but in my testing I found the everyday use fan speeds to be extremely quiet and the mid speed fans to be tolerable and the max speeds are...well you can hear them, they are fans after all but if you’re using headphones (especially noise canceling) you won’t hear the fan noise much or at all. You also shouldn’t need the max speeds for everyday use.
I set the laptop on the couch cushion to represent a “bad airflow” situation and with fans set to auto and default profile in the omen app, the temps climbed and the fan speed picked up to keep it around 73 C. I then set the fans to max and the temp dropped quickly a few degrees before finally I picked up the laptop and put it on a flat hard surface where the fans really shined by dropping it down almost 10 more degrees very quickly, eventually settling down around 33 C. The airflow in this machine is outstanding and will help keep your laptop running efficient, even in the most demanding situations.
MORE THAN JUST GAMING:
I love to sit and play games all day. I’ll even play games when I should be working! But when I actually do work, I work with graphics, video editing, and photography. This requires me to have a fast and reliable machine that can handle heavy lifting of graphics rendering, real time video editing and the ever so RAM draining Adobe Lightroom. In the few days I’ve tested this machine so far I can say it has handled this all very well for a laptop. It’s given me the ability to still get work done even when I’m out of the house or on location. I can toss this in my bag with the rest of my gear and instead of waiting to get home to look at footage or photos I can now put the SD card into the built in SD reader and go over everything on location and make sure I got what we needed before leaving. I can even start the edit if I need to. It really helps me be more productive and efficient in my work.
I really love this Omen 15 from HP, I think they made all the right changes and have an amazing, multitasking machine great for a wide range of users.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
HP has a winner in the new 2020 Omen
I have to say that HP has a winner here. This laptop is a real pleasure to use. Scratch that. This is the most professional laptop I've ever used, and this includes a previously used HP Envy 2-in-1 laptop. That laptop was great, but this laptop, jeez, it is crazy good. I can test every video game under the sun and provide the performance results, but the quality of this computer is not really about its components. I can find you a least a dozen laptops that contain the specifications of the HP Omen (Ryzen 7 4800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB M.2 SSD, 15.6", GeForce GTX 1660Ti) and they will all perform the same (within a few percentage points). What is amazing about this laptop is just the quality. The screen is absolutely beautiful. The 144Hz FreeSync really makes games pop. Even using the laptop for just regular tasks is such a pleasure. One thing they got PERFECT was the fact that you can open the lid with one hand. THANK YOU HP!!! The keyboard, oh my, the keyboard is just spectacular. I've never typed on such a quality keyboard before. One really excellent feature for the gamers out there is that the keyboard lights up with full customization. The WASD keys will light up in a separate color (controlled with the OMEN app), the standard keys for movement in an FPS game. The touchpad...oh jeez...QUALITY! Smooth, easy to click, QUIET. It's clicky but not SO clicky. There is a dedicated calculator button (YES!), print screen (YES!), and the context menu button (YESSSS!!!!!). The port offerings are great - 3 USB type A, 1 USB Type C, 1 full HDMI, 1 display port, 1 media card port, and 1 gigabit ethernet. I can't think of another port I'd might need. I'm glad they didn't go the way of Dell XPS machines and offer ports via a dongle through the USB C port. The SOUND. For a laptop the sound is amazing. So clear, good (enough) bass. And with all this, you get this really portable and light laptop that is priced very reasonably.
One very big positive is that HP has pre-installed almost no bloat on the computer. Just one thing for ExpressVPN and one thing of McAfee, both of which are easily removed. Beyond that is the standard Windows 10 bloat (games, Office trial, etc.).
Of course not everything is perfect, but the problems are manageable and forgettable. The first glaring negative is the power port. HP has chosen to, with a 2020 model, power the laptop with a standard metal plug, not USB Type C. I have to assume that this decision was made to fulfill the possibly power requirements for the Ryzen 7 4800H, among other components, when gaming. The next not-so-glaring problem is the design of the keyboard. Since this is being billed as full gaming laptop, HP has chosen to provide a keyboard that matches the layout of a full keyboard, minus the numpad. The Insert/Home/PgDn/PgUp/End/Pause buttons are like a full keyboard. The arrow keys are like a full keyboard. The right shift and right CTRL/ALT keys are like a full keyboard. It is hard to get used to coming from a laptop-style keyboard. Everytime I am expecting to hit the arrow keys, I'm instead hitting the right CTRL/ALT keys because that is usually where a laptop would place those keys. It takes a long time to train yourself (as of this writing, I've only had the laptop for 3 or so days, and I'm still training myself). The final not-such-a-big-deal problem is the lack of a touchscreen. Coming from a 2-in-1 to this laptop, I have to retrain myself for a laptop lacking touch. Like I said, its not a big deal because this is a gaming laptop.
When buying the laptop just be aware of these limitations. Gaming laptops are very powerful, which will help the video and image editors out there because of the power, but just be aware that the standard features such editors may enjoy (touchscreen, laptop keyboard layout, for example) do not exist here.
Do I recommend the laptop? Even if you are not a gamer, YES, I do. You are getting a premium QUALITY laptop, with great components in a PORTABLE chasis. So light! Add in the customization in the keyboard and you have a winning package. This laptop feels like something one of those big tech companies gives their top execs. 5 out of 5 stars.
A:AnswerHere is the information available from the specs for the display of this laptop: 15.6" diagonal FHD, 144 Hz, IPS, anti-glare, micro-edge, WLED-backlit, 300 nits, 72% NTSC (1920 x 1080)
Color Gamut: 72% NTSC which equates to 99% sRGB.
A:AnswerI don't know the answer to the warranty question but I added a 2nd M.2 250GB drive to store my games on. So far, no problem. Just remember to peel off the plastic covering on the thermal pad which is on the bottom side of the copper heat-sink over the M.2 Slot. Depending on the type of M.2 drive you install, make sure that thermal pad is on the chips of the drive to dissipate the heat properly -- otherwise the drive might get too hot and then throttle down its performance.