Hp Omen 17 Review✓

It appears insane converse with call a $1,799 or AU$3,699 (about £1,470) a deal, however that is precisely what we'd call the HP Omen 17 when it burst onto the scene. It resembles the outline procedure comprised of somebody blasting into a HP building lab, tossing a GTX 1070 on the table, pointing at it and noisily announcing "how about we make this a workstation," at that point left the room. The HP Omen 17 is somewhat similar to HP discovered some gamer's mystery list of things to get of 'dream includes in a PC,' and utilized it as an outline record – concentrating on designs, show and capacity.
Hp Omen 17 Review✓
Hp Omen 17 Review✓

The HP Omen 17 is a G-Sync empowered, 4K 17-inch gaming workstation that really makes Ultra-HD gaming appear some achievable thing. We wouldn't precisely call it a shoddy workstation, yet when you see what it's prepared to do, the sticker price appears an out and out deal. More ground-breaking than the Asus ROG Strix GL502 and more affordable than the Gigabyte P57X, the HP Omen 17's sticker price nearly appears a dream.

Furthermore, while the form of the HP Omen 17 we checked on here has since been ceased by the producer, you can in any case discover it revamped or utilized. Or on the other hand, you could run with the invigorated variant with an eighth era Coffee Lake processor.


To the extent gaming PCs go, the HP Omen 17 is minimalistically planned. It does not have the forceful edges and sharp lines of most other powerful PCs. Aside from its huge size, you'd be unable to know it's a gaming PC at all put something aside for the return HP Voodoo logo on top.

The PC is plastic totally, and it certainly feels that way. At no time in time did I sense that I would snap something off by dealing with it, yet I likewise never felt like I was holding a top notch PC. The Omen has the plastic-lunchbox feel of the Gigabyte P57X , without the higher-end brushed-aluminum of most gaming PCs, including the Asus.

The face impersonates the look of carbon fiber, which gives it somewhat more of the powerhouse gaming-PC feel, and the illuminated, chiclet-style console has a material vibe to it. Keys are yielding and responsive, however generally unremarkable.

Two major thumps against the outline of the Omen 17 are its trackpad and its pivots. The cover pivots have a metallic complete, however look shabby. I likewise see a perceptible squeaking, which can make for some spooky sound impacts around Halloween, however else, they don't rouse much trust in their life span.

The trackpad is inconvenient and uncertain. It's multi-contact empowered, which is dependably an appreciated component, yet clicking it simply doesn't feel decent. By any stretch of the imagination. There's no freshness to it. On the off chance that, for some crazy reason, you need to utilize it for gaming, you will have a harder time than common. Get a mouse or simply connect a reassure controller.

A standout amongst the most astonishing and noteworthy things I experienced in my chance with the Omen was the manner by which discreetly it runs. The Omen has double fans and quad warm pipes, with three depletes to enable move to air, and it nearly appears magic.

It gets hot, beyond a shadow of a doubt, however it never achieves a point where it feels disturbing along these lines, and the fans are effortlessly muffled by foundation commotion. Do they run quietly? No, however they're never diverting, and that is quite noteworthy given how much power the Omen 17 has inside.

With regards to estimate, the HP Omen makes itself known while sitting on your lap at a muscular 7 pounds. That makes it heavier than the Asus, maybe not very astonishing given the ROG Strix is a littler 15-inch workstation. It's likewise somewhat heavier than its 17-inch Gigabyte P57X contender, which weighs 6.6 pounds.

Where the weight truly winds up detectable is the point at which you pack up the PC and power block and sling it behind you. The power block is one of the nearest I've ever observed to taking after a real block utilized as a part of development, and its mass and the Omen's strong base weight implies your back will be irate with you.

A Glaring Issue

There's something to be said in regards to 17-inch gaming. Having all that additional screen land makes for a more immersive ordeal, and it helps better hotshot every one of those heavenly pixels. The way that the show is G-Sync empowered includes considerably more drenching while at the same time smoothing out screen tearing stunningly.

As decent as it is having an enormous, 4K, G-Sync empowered screen, don't consider utilizing it outside. Truth be told, the screen glare is so awful I experienced considerable difficulties utilizing it in my lounge area where the backhanded daylight was getting through the windows

The HP Omen 17 truly gives you more for less. Indeed it appears as though there's a catch not quickly clear. While it does not have the aluminum cover of the Asus ROG Strix GL502, it's solitary a couple of hundred bucks more costly than the $1399 base-demonstrate ROG, yet the Omen is greater, has a more up to date designs card, and it completes 4K.

Size and illustrations astute, it's keeping pace with the Gigabyte P57X, however value insightful, the P57X is in the area of $700 more. You could utilize those reserve funds to get a really decent 4K TV set and attach the Omen to it.

Spec sheet
Hp Omen 17 Review✓
Hp Omen 17 Review✓

CPU: 2.6 Ghz Intel Core i7 6700HQ (quad-center, 6MB reserve, up to 3.5GHz with TurboBoost)

Illustrations: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5 RAM), Intel HD Graphics 530

Smash: 16GB (DDR4 2133 MHz)

Screen: 17.3-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) G-Sync screen

Capacity: 256GB SSD; 1TB HDD (5,400 rpm)

Optical drive: External USB DVD-RW

Ports: 3 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, mic/earphone jack, Ethernet, SD card reader

Connectivity: 2x2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth 4.0Camera: Front-confronting HP Widevision HD Webcam

Weight: 7 pounds

Measure: 16.38 x 11 x 1.29 inches (W x D x H)

Counting a USB DVD-RW drive is a decent touch, yet by and by I can't envision regularly requiring it. The 1TB HDD is a great expansion for those of us who basically purchase advanced.

The 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD is an even match with the Asus ROG Strix GL502 and the Gigabyte P57x. You can likewise get the HP Omen 17 with a 512GB SSD, which would run everything pleasantly. Given the developing size of current amusements (GTA 5, a multi year old title, takes up very nearly 60GB), your most solid option is the 1TB HDD, with the SSD for your OS.


At its cost, the Omen 17 is a crazy PC. The 4K, G-Sync empowered screen and adequate stockpiling more than compensate for its plastic feel and mass. Execution insightful, its esteem truly sparkles.

On the off chance that you simply need smooth casing rates and high detail, simply ahead and wrench everything up and set the determination to 1080p. The Omen conveys. If its all the same to you bring down edge rates and a few forfeits in graphical thrive, you can generally escape with playing recreations in 4K and having a wonderful affair relying upon how requesting the title is.


Here's the means by which the HP Omen 17 performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

3DMark: Cloud Gate: 22,920; Sky Diver: 25,943; Fire Strike: 11,668

Cinebench CPU: 679 focuses; Graphics: 104 fps

GeekBench: GeekBench: 3732 (single-center); 13,387 (multi-center) PCMark 8 (Home Test): 3293 focuses

PCMark 8 Battery Life: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Battery Life (TechNews24 film test): 3 hours and 46 minutes

The Division (1080p, Ultra): 71 fps; (1080p, Low): 164 fps

GTA V (1080p, Ultra): 52 fps; (1080p, Low): 100 fps

Diversions look and run staggeringly well. Metal Gear Solid 5, my undisputed top choice session of the most recent decade, looks totally astonishing with the GeForce Experience-proposed settings. I just played it on Xbox One beforehand, however on the Omen I could see the muscles in Snake's back as he slithered his way through the diversion's introduction.

Indeed, even 4K functions admirably, which is a demonstration of the intensity of the GTX 10-arrangement cards. The Division auto-arranged itself to keep running in 4K and I could get a respectable 30 fps with everything else left on the recommended settings.

Excellent Theft Auto 5, with everything swung to the maximum, even keeps running at 4K. Without a doubt, it doesn't run well at Ultra settings, yet it runs 20 fps in full 4K. Rough casing rate aside, I ended up gazing slack-jawed at the individual stones that make up San Andreas' black-top avenues.

I additionally looked at ABZU, which has a much lower overhead than GTA 5, and turned its settings to their maximum. On the off chance that you ever find the opportunity to play ABZU in 4K on a PC that can deal with it, you won't be frustrated. On the Omen's 17 inch screen, it's stunning.

At 1080p, the Omen just shouts. It's keeping pace with the Gigabyte P57x, which isn't astounding given the comparability of their arrangements. On Ultra, I was getting a noteworthy 52 fps in GTA 5 and 71 fps in The Division. I've never observed the amusements look so incredible. Turning on G-Sync taps down the maximum edge rate, however makes for a considerably smoother encounter.
Hp Omen 17 Review✓
Hp Omen 17 Review✓

There's no uncertainty this is a VR-prepared machine. Spec-wise, it's ideal. The GTX 1070 is an entire creature of a designs card and the contrast amongst it and its forerunner in the 980 is eminent. While 16GB is a lot of RAM, 32GB is far better, and the memory modules are available through an entrance plate on the base.

At the ease of RAM nowadays, for what reason not overdo it on more memory?

It shocks no one that battery life is a bummer. It's about what you'd anticipate from a colossal, great PC, which isn't stating much. You sincerely won't improve a contending workstation, so it's difficult to thump an issue that maladies top of the line gaming PCs.

Prominently truant from the HP Omen 17 is any kind of packaged overclocking and execution programming. A few clients don't confide in themselves enough to dive into the settings on my CPU and GPU, however in the event that you want to get in there and change voltages, there's nothing included with the PC. You'll have to wander into the BIOS or utilize your most loved outsider apparatus.

I'm upbeat to state the sound quality on the implicit speakers isn't just great, yet boisterous. Even better, when the volume is blasting, the speakers don't seem like they're going to blast. You'll clearly get bette

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