HP OMEN 15 and 17 owners lounge

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  1. wviegas

    wviegas Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have a Omen 15-dc0032np. so far, i think is a good choice for my use. PUBG, GTA5 and RoE at stable 60fps (v-sync always on) and all in ultra. there was a free HDD slot inside, so i used the 256GB Samsung SSD from my old laptop ans a 2nd drive.
    and it have RGB backlight keyboard with different color zone.

    Intel® Core ™ i5-8300H (2.3 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
    8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 SDRAM
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (dedicated 3 GB GDDR5)
    256 GB PCIe® NVMe ™ M.2 SSD (Samsung)
    FHD IPS Anti-Reflection Display with WLED Backlight and 39.6 cm (15.6 ") Bezel (1920 x 1080) 60Hz
    Intel® Wireless-AC Adapter 802.11b / g / n / ac (2x2) with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 5
    Integrated GbE LAN 10/100/1000
    1 Thunderbolt ™ 3 (data transfer up to 40 Gb / s, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge);
    3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge);
    1 Mini DisplayPort ™; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45;
    1 combined headphone / microphone jack; 1 microphone input
    200 W AC Adapter
    Bang & Olufsen, 2 speakers, HP Audio Boost, DTS Headphone: X ™ support
     
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  2. Bjohansen

    Bjohansen Newbie

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    Is the HP Omen 15 2017 with i5-7300HQ, gtx 1060 6gb, 120hz gsync a good buy these days?

    I want a gaming laptop and the HP offers the most features for the money.

    The 2017 version is 1300 dollars while the 2018 version with i7, 144hz gsync is 1760 dollars.

    The new RTX laptops are mighty expensive.
     
  3. scarletfever

    scarletfever Notebook Evangelist

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    You specifically see an hp rtx laptop somewhere?
     
  4. prosetheus

    prosetheus Notebook Consultant

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    Did you do the repaste? Personally I find something like the Arctic Cool MX4 or 5 pretty decent for a repaste job. I have a Omen 17 mid/late 2017 as well, and the CPU temps are not as bad as they are on 15 inch laptops. Also, if you have done the repaste, is there anything in particular that one should be careful about while repasting this laptop?
     
  5. deniale

    deniale Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    anyone heard about OMEN by HP 15-dh0003nc ?

    I'm considering the above vs. OMEN by HP 15-dc1039nc

    I cannot find absolutely anything about the first, newer, one.

    Tech specs are almost exactly the same - i7-9750H, RTX 2070, 16 GB RAM.

    The newer "dh" is thinner by 0.7cm, offers DisplayPort 1.4 over USB-C (vs. DisplayPort 1.2 on the older "dc") and the newer should have Optimus GPU switching, which i cannot confirm for sure.

    The older is cheaper by about 100 euro.

    Which one would you buy from these two and why?

    http://direct.hpobchod.sk/productOpt.asp?konfId=7GX22EA
    http://direct.hpobchod.sk/productOpt.asp?konfId=7GS49EA

    Thanks.
     
  6. Frencho

    Frencho Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello fellas,

    HP Omen is revamping the Omen laptop chassis and displays this July, with the Omen 15T and Omen 17T gaming laptops.
    Much better looking chassis IMHO, improved "Tempest" thermal solution and cooling, and according to this laptopmedia.com review, comes equipped with what looks like the BEST 144Hz IPS like GAMING DISPLAY currently on the market!

    It's the ChiMei CMN175D IPS like 144Hz display boasting 1500:1 Contrast ratio, 98% sRGB, 350 nits and most importantly 8.8 ms response times, that is just 1.8 ms over the 7ms required for low ghosting 143 FPS gameplay, so capped at 100 FPS (10ms) should be a bliss. In contrast the LG LGD05C0/LGD05FE G-Sync display on the old Omen 15T and Gigabyte Aero 15x9 or the LG LP156WFG-SPB2 G-Sync display on the Legion Y740 have on average a 14 ms response time, just 2 ms shy of 16 ms required for low ghosting 60 FPS, yet they are 144Hz!

    I'm very impressed with this Chi Mei display, I think it has dethroned the 9ms AUOptronics 144hz displays Asus and MSI's 2018/early 2019 premium gaming laptops use, beating them in response time (by just 0.2 to 0.5 ms, but still a win) while providing much better image quality, almost twice the contrast ratio (AUO usually 750:1 to 1200:1 if binned), about 50 more nits (355 vs 300ish) and about 5-7% more sRGB coverage!

    I swear if they add G-Synch the Omen 15/17T it will be the best mainstream laptop with that Chi Mei panel, plus excellent power delivery control and boosting/OCing with the Omen Control Center!
    I see no mention of Nvidia Optimus in the review, so I think the Chi Mei display is at least directly connected to the GPU, so Fast Sync or Rivatuner Scanline Sync should be available and no 20% iGPU CPU bottleneck performance hit!
    Lastly, if the display is directly connected to the dGPU, that increases chances of adding G-Sync certification down the road via Bios update, so crossing fingers!
     
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  7. deniale

    deniale Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ordered the second from my previous post.

    Specs say:
    Matte IPS display, WLED , Full HD , UWVA, AntiGlare, 144 Hz NVIDIA G-Sync

    Seller told me it has Optimus
     
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    Frencho Notebook Enthusiast

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  9. deniale

    deniale Notebook Enthusiast

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    I got it today (OMEN by HP 15-dh0003nc = 7GS49EA#BCM = i7-9750H & RTX 2070), my first thoughts / observations:

    -The laptop feels quite small (considering it is 15.6 inch)
    -No Fingerprint Reader (i knew, but anyway sad)
    -No visible Intel GPU, so apparently No Optimus (the strange thing, HP offers Intel HD GPU driver download for this particular laptop - why)
    -Unfortunate memory configuration with 2x 8GB DDR4-2666 MT/s sticks with both slots full; two slots only

    -HDD LED is on right side of the laptop, not visible from front
    -No NumLock LED (CapsLock and Mute and DisableTouchPad keys have LED in them)
    -No separate Home & End keys (combined with Page Up / Page Down via FN)

    -GPU temperature max 77 oC after running FurMark for 16 minutes (without CPU load, brand new laptop without any dust)
    -with only Prime95 running, CPU can stay on max 2.5 GHz with some short throttlings down to 2.1 GHz, temperature stays around 80 oC
    -when both FurMark and Prime95 are running, the CPU stays at 1.9 GHz only
     

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    Frencho Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great news if the 2019 HP OMEN 15/17T lineup indeed has no Nvidia Optimus, better gaming performance.
    Go to the Nvidia control panel and see if you have a G-Sync tab, if not then the display panel is not G-Sync certified. Then, also within the Nvidia Control Panel go to the V-Sync tab, see if you can enable FastSync, if you can then the display panel is directly connected to the dedicated Nvidia GPU and not through the intel iGPU, confirming that there is no Nvidia Optimus

    Lastly be grateful you got dual channel RAM, 2x8 GB as it boost performance up to 20%. A single stick of 16 GB would perform far worse, then there's the nightmare of finding an identical ram stick online to buy for proper dual channel configuration.
     
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