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HP - 17.3" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - HP Sandblasted Hairline Brushing And Carbon Fiber-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Serious power for price for a gaming laptop

    Posted
    lassombra

    It may not be the highest end gaming laptop, but as far as bang for buck, it is right up there. There are multiple tear downs out there that show just how well built this thing is. The bottom panel is easy to remove for quick upgrading of hard drives and ram. The 8th gen I7 H series is a win for the mobile gamer. While the graphics card could be a bit better, the GTX 1060 is nothing to sneeze at and should provide decent fps at ultra settings for many years. And with the quality thermal construction, this thing doesn't get uncomfortably warm while gaming and can sustain high resource demand for marathon gaming sessions (I believe I had GTA V on ultra for about 9 hours straight yesterday and temp barely crossed 85 degrees celsius on the video card, lower on the cpu). The only reason I wouldn't automatically give this a 5 and had to seriously think about it is that it is not compatible with external docks and will therefore become obsolete much easier and faster than a computer capable of using a thunderbolt dock. It also has a weird feature in that the "HOME" key has been replaced by an OMEN hardware key. This results in needing to do more work to press a home key, which is fine in some cases, but some games use that key extensively. It was an odd choice to me to replace that one, instead of one of the windows keys. You do have to be aware that some games more than a couple of years old might detect this machine as being below their minimum specs. This is caused by the base clock of the CPU being pretty low. However it's turbo clock maxes out at 4.1 GHz and it can sustain that under load. Low base clock is a power saving feature, but the power plan does a good job of getting the heck out of the way when it's time to game hard!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great performance, very little info.

    Posted
    rackbob
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bought this in late December. Wasn't in stock so had to order it and ship it to my home. Store said it would be delivered on January 10th, received it on the 3rd. Nice surprise. Trying to get detailed info about product online is hard do to it being a new version. Upgraded the HDD to SSD the day I got it. Big difference. Because of the relatively small primary drive, you need to be aware of where you install new software or it will fill up fast. Upgrading the primary drive which is an 128gb m.2 NVMe, is on hold do to the lack of the necessary cable needed to clone OS. Don't want to spend the money on buying an enclosure which seems to be the only thing available at the moment. Ran benchmark test and everything was at or above what was expected except for graphics card. With Gsync on, marks were below normal. With Gsync off, marks went up to the low side of normal. Boot time is very impressive. Cooling fan is noticeable when it kicks in, but you quickly tune it out ad it's not so loud that it drones everything out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad network adapter! Known issue - see HP forums

    Posted
    Chris
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Before buying this computer, go to the HP Support Forums and research connectivity issues with the Realtek RTL8822BE Network Adapter. I spent $1,500 on this HP laptop less than a month and it has major connectivity issues straight out of the box. I can't use Wifi and Bluetooth at the same time or it will drop every few minutes and has extremely slow downloads. I own several other HP laptops (HP Envy, HP Laptop 17, HP Laptop 15, and more) at our office that were under $500 and none of them have this issue. It is a shame because otherwise, this would be the best computer I have had. Because I have not been able to get any help from HP other than their virtual assistant that things turning off Bluetooth is an acceptable fix, I am going to buy a new network card on my own and never buy HP products again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great laptop for a great price

    Posted
    gamemam123

    bought 3 weeks ago. upgraded 128gb PCIe ssd to samsung 970 EVO 500GB ssd and now faster and more gaming power/storage. It's VR entry level as far as I'm concerned with the 1060 which HP now has an external graphic amplifier like Alienware so I'll be able to upgrade later if I need to. Plan on getting an Oculus rift setup this spring to test out VR. The laptop is fast, screen is a phenomenal 1080p with 144 refresh rate and with g-sync. doesn't get hot but I don't play heavy shooter games that are graphic intensive. Will update in a couple of months

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a good Omen

    Posted
    Elmer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    my 11 year old upon opening his Christmas present recognized, much to my surprise, the Omen logo and its significance. He immediately opined, much to my surprise, favorably as to its merits compared to Alienware. Prior to research alternatives for this purchase I had never heard of either Omen nor Alienware. He's totally satisfied and his friends are totally bent out of shape that they don''t have one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly impressed!

    Posted
    Evyluv
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this for my dad who is an avid gamer. He had a table top and I wanted to update him. He absolutely LOVES it. Not only is it super clear and the graphics are sharp but its fast and holds lots of memory. He described this laptop as the Rolls Royce of laptops compared to his Toyota. To me that says alot. Thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for gaming, homework, and surfing the web.

    Posted
    FutonR0n
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The HP Omen is a the perfect computer for what I need it for. Im a hardcore console gamer that wanted to dip a toe in the PC game genre. Great for gaming and online shopping!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect laptop for a gamer

    Posted
    Kikat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased this laptop for my son. It is the perfect laptop for him as he is a huge gamer and attending college for computer programming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fast and quiet

    Posted
    douginfh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love it so far, initially had a number of system re-booting that would happen but hasn't occurred for a while now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good laptop

    Posted
    DjByrd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So far very fast and easy to setup looking forward to set it up with my Djsoft ware and see how it works??

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement

    Posted
    JNLNML
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After issues with an alienware product, this laptop was a happy alternative for a lower price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    C1ANGEL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Came as ordered but not what I need for work. It is a bit heavy but nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend