AERO 17 HDR SA (9th gen) vs Omen 17t: Which one is better bang/buck?

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  1. astra_tech

    astra_tech Newbie

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    Hi,
    Which one offer more value for the buck? AERO 17 HDR SA ($1,999 on Amazon bought in March) seems to be overpriced vs. Omen 17t ($1,529) so is there smth I'm missing? Some flaw? Omen has higher RAM and storage but larger, has thicker bezels, smaller battery. Why such a difference in prices? What has been your experience with either of them? I have to decide in the next 5 days unfortunately and some help would be really welcome!.

    Specs for AERO 17 HDR SA:
    Price @ Amzn: $1,999
    AERO 17 HDR SA

    9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (2.6GHz-4.5GHz)
    17.3" Thin Bezel AUO UHD HDR Adobe RGB 100% 3840x2160 IPS anti-glare display LCD
    *X-Rite™ Pantone® Certified, individually factory calibrated

    Samsung® 8GB, 2 slots (Max 64GB)
    Mobile Intel® HM370 Express Chipset
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 6GB
    Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    256 GB NVME
    2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe)
    *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.

    GIGABYTE Fusion RGB Per-Key Backlit Keyboard
    N/A
    3x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
    1x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB Type-C)
    1x HDMI 2.0
    1x DP 1.4 & USB3.1 (USB Type-C)*
    1x Headphone out
    1x Microphone in
    1x UHS-II SD Card Reader
    1x DC-in Jack
    1x RJ-45
    *The type-C port complies with VESA and USB Association specifications. Feasibility may vary by devices.

    396(W) x 270(D) x 21.4(H) mm
    15.6(W) x 10.6(D) x 0.84(H) inch
    ~2.5 kg
    5.5 lb


    Specs for Omen 17t:
    Omen Laptop - 17t
    Product #: 7LG51AV_1
    $1529.99
    Primary Specs
    Base OMEN by HP 17 Laptop PC
    Operating system Windows 10 Home 64
    Processor and graphics Intel® Core™ i7 9750H (2.6 GHz, up to 4.5 GHz, 12 MB cache, 6 cores)+NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6)
    Memory 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
    Display 17.3" diagonal 4k 60 Hz IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160)
    Storage 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
     
  2. Kittys

    Kittys Notebook Evangelist

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    You are paying a premium on the panel and small quality of life things like calibration, max battery capacity and size compared to standard 17.3 units which if you need portability can come into play really heavily , unless you absolutely must have the calibrated panel and the weight and size reduction then the omen would be the better option for you. Ryzen mobile and 10th gen intel stuff is also bringing prices of 9th gen down as inventory is cleared and HP makes way more laptops thus the decrease. You really have to compare the stuff like ports, optimus/mux and the rest of the things both bring to table though to decide if that hit to keep Aero is worth it for you but it honestly it wont be.
     
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    astra_tech Newbie

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    Does the Aero 17 or the Omen 17t have any problems that are not visible? I just found buzzing from under the keyboard for Aero 17 and no problems for Omen 17t? I will probably have to do a lot of coding/data analytics and video/audio encoding and the 17" @4k is very useful when traveling. Very few laptops have 17" @ 4k screens and allow 64 gb of RAM.
     
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