HP Omen 17 Laptop ReviewIt seems like a crazy thing to deal with $ 1,799 or AU $ 3699 (about £ 1,470), but this is what happens when we call the HP Oman 17 on the scene. It's like a design process in which someone breaks into the HP Engineering Lab, throwing the GTX 1070 on the table, announcing it loudly that "let's make a laptop", then leave the room. Like a HP Omen 17, a gamer laptop like HP has got a secret wishlist of the features of the dream, and it has been used as a design document - focusing on graphics, display and storage.
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And, when the version of HP Omen 17 we have reviewed has been stopped by the manufacturer, you can still upgrade or use it. Or, you can go with a fresh version of the 8th generation coffee lake processor.
DesignAs far as gaming laptops go, HP Omman 17 is conservatively designed. It does not have aggressive angles and sharp lines of other high powered laptops. In addition to its large size, you will find it hard to know that it is a gaming laptop that is left for the HP Voodoo logo to throw on the lid.
The computer is through plastic and through it, and it definitely feels that way. At any time, I did not think that I was going to snatch something by handling it, but I never felt like I was wearing a premium laptop. The Oman has a Gigabit P 57x plastic-lunchbox experience, with the lack of high-end brushed-aluminum in most gaming laptops, including Asus.
The face imitates the form of carbon fiber, which gives it a bit more of powerhouse gaming-laptop experience, and feels a touch for backlit, chicastic-style keyboards. The key is yielding and responsive, but otherwise indispensable.
Two big knocks against the design of Omen 17 have its trackpad and its hinges. The durable metal endures the lid, but looks strong. I also see an audio scanking, which can make some horror sound effects around Halloween, but otherwise, they do not inspire greater confidence in their longevity.
The trackpad is nervous and inevitable. It is multi-touch enabled, which is always a welcome feature, but it does not feel good to click. Sure. There is no crispness for this. If, for some crazy reasons, you want to use it for gaming, then you will have a hard time from the usual. Get a mouse or just hook up a console controller.
One of the most amazing and influential things in my time with Omen was that how silly it was. Omen has dual fans and square heat pipe, in which three exhaust helps to move the air, and it almost looks like magic.
Without the question it gets heated, but it never reaches the point where it looks dangerous, and fans are easily immersed from background noise. Do they run quietly? No, but they are never distracted, and it is very impressive how much power is in the Omen 17.
When it comes to size, then HP Omen knows himself by sitting at a pomegranate 7 pound in his lap. It gets heavier than Asus, maybe it's not surprising that ROG Strix is a small 15-inch laptop. This is a bit heavier than the 17-inch Gigabyte P 57X competitor, which weighs 6.6 pounds.
Where the weight is really noticeable, when you pack the computer and power brick and put it on your shoulders. Power brick is one of the closest ones I have ever seen to look like the actual brick used in the construction, and its bulk and heavy weight base of omen means that your back will be upset with you.
PerformanceFor its price, Oman 17 is a crazy computer. 4K, G-sync enabled screen and ample storage for adequate plastic storage and bulk. According to the display, its value really shines.
If you just want smooth frame rate and high detail, then go ahead and crank everything and set the resolution to 1080p. Omen saves If you do not have some sacrifice in low frame rate and graphical fruit, you can get away from playing games in 4K and get a pleasant experience based on the demand of the title.