HP Omen 17 is a huge gaming laptop that provides a large 17.3-inch display for a more immersive gaming experience. The gaming laptop offers full HD and ultra HD (4k) options with a 6th or 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor providing power. To support game-level performance the processor is paired with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics. HP Omen 17 may also come with an older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M graphics card depending on configuration.
Where to Buy HP Omen 17
HP Omen 17 Key Features and Specs
- 6th/7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M discrete graphics
- 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB dedicated graphics memory
- Windows 10 Home 64
- 17.3-inch LED Display (1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160)
- up to 16GB RAM in two slots
- 1TB HDD (7200 rpm), 2TB HDD (5200rpm), 128GB SDD
- Up to 4 Hours, 15 Minutes Battery Life
HP Omen 17 is a huge laptop. If you are looking for a laptop to carry around on trips, this might be a bit too bulky. It is more like the laptop you leave on a desk (or move around the house) as a desktop replacement.
Though, the HP Omen 17 is not as intimidating as other gaming laptops of similar size, it is noticeably big. It offers a 17.3-inch IPS display, which you can buy either in full HD (1920 x 1080) or ultra HD (3840 x 2160). The models with 4K display will obviously look more brilliant, but will cost you about 50% more.
HP Omen 17 comes with a full-sized keyboard with an attractive red backlight. It has the usual camera above the screen. However, the camera on the HP Omen 17 is an Intel RealSense 3D camera with support for Windows Hello. The means the gaming laptop will support face recognition for unlocking.
HP Omen 17 has a Quad-Speaker system with Bang & Olufsen.
Performance is the key consideration for gaming laptops, lets see how the HP Omen 17 fair in this respect. It sports a 6th or 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor (4-cores). HP Omen 17 offers a wide range of discrete graphics card.
You could get one with the state of the art and VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with 8GB dedicated graphics memory or you could go for a more affordable model with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB dedicated graphics memory. The most affordable models offer the older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 4GB dedicated graphics memory.
HP Omen 17 supports up to 16GB DDR4 RAM. For storage, you have option for 1TB hard drive (7200 rpm) or 2TB hard drive (5400 rpm). There is also models with 128GB SDD. The laptop is loaded with Windows 10 Home.
Ports and Connectivity
HP Omen 17 comes with three USB 3.0 ports. These will come handy if you want to connect an external keyboard or a mouse. You also get an HDMI port, Ethernet, and mini DisplayPort.
The gaming laptop supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
Pricing and availability
HP Omen 17 laptops are not yet available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1,599.99. The HP Omen 17 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 550,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 7000. HP ProBook 650 G3 price in Kenya starts at 185,500 KSh.
HP Omen 17 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Omen 17 Gaming Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64
- Processor: 6th/7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M Discrete Graphics (up to 8GB dedicated graphics memory)
- Memory: up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 41.6 x 27.9 x 2.99 cm
- Weight: starting at 2.85 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 17.3-inch back-lit LED Display (1920 x 1080 pixels or 3840 x 2160 pixels), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized Backlit Keyboard (Red Light)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi gestures support
- Built-in Storage: 1TB HDD (7200 rpm), 2TB HDD (5200 rpm), 128GB SDD
- Optical Storage: Yes, DVD (Optional)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HP Wide Vision HD Camera
- USB Ports: Yes, 3 USB 3.1 ports (some models offer 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0)
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port (Mini DisplayPort)
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- NFC: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- Broadband: No
- Docking Connector: No
- Audio by Bang & Olufsen
- Quad Speaker System
- HP CoolSense
- NVIDIA G-Sync Technology
- HP Security Manager
- Windows Recovery Manager
- Battery: HP 6-cell, 95.8 Wh Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 4 hours, 15 minutes