HP Omen 17 review (Skylake/1070)

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    So, TL;DR - the moral to the story is Voodoo is Doodoo? The Omen of what HP's vision of the future of gaming turdbooks looks like is a bad omen?
     
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  2. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    I'll do ATTO next time.



    If HP continues to use this chassis, yes.

    I would personally like to see the Zbook chassis repurposed for the Omen gaming series instead of the Pavilion ones.
     
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    Every stab they have taken at producing a high performance product has produced an embarrassing result. This is what happens when wannabe enthusiasts are empowered to make decisions. It merely highlights their incompetence and disconnect.

    The difference between Dell buying Alienware and HP buying VoodoPC is that Dell took a good thing and made it better before destroying the brand. They had a good thing going for a while. HP, on the other hand, destroyed VoodoPC immediately. It appears that the only reason they bought it was to be sadistic and malicious.
     
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  4. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    Zbook chassis is mxm

    Cpu is still BGA since intel doesn't offer socketed cpu anymore though


    Honestly if they come up with a Zbook chassis + 7820HK version, it'll be enough for most consumers and semi-enthusiasts
     
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    Last year someone replaced a M3000M with a 980m into the Zbook 17 G3. Everything worked except dedicated graphics mode. I am not sure if a 1070 would fit into the Zbook chassis but the 1060 should.
     
  6. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    With a standard mxm it would work, like the gecube 1070.

    HP is a big company, and I don't doubt their ability to do that.



    Except dGPU mode? So that means the machine is stuck on optimus?
     
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    The Zbook G3's can operate in iGPU + dGPU or dGPU only mode. IIRC when he switched it to dGPU only mode in the bios the machine wouldn't post and he had to pull the CMOS battery. I think HP embed's the vbios in the system bios, and uses that vbios during boot to initialize the system.

    I think a Zbook 17 G3 would make a great gaming chassis. It runs quite cool and is actually pretty slim and lightweight given its build quality. It is easily just as good as the Alienware 17 R4 while being much lighter.
     
  8. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    hmm, might be because of non uefi bios?

    what cpu does that machine have? iirc all sandybridge alienwares don't work with maxwell
     
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    The Zbook G3's support uefi and use skylake processors. I was able to use my Zbook Studio with a GTX 1070 in an Akitio Node just fine in Optimus mode, so I would think that a similar configuration in the 17 G3 should work if the card will fit.
     
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    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    hmm
     
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