HP Omen 15-ax003ng


HP Omen 15-ax003ng
HP Omen 15-ax003ng (Omen 15-ce Series)
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM, 2 of 2 slots in use, Dual-Channel, max. 16 GB
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LGD0519, IPS, glossy: no
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
,  GB 
, 2TB HDD + 128GB SSD (PCIe, M.2 2280)
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 382 x 253 ( = 0.98 x 15.04 x 9.96 in)
61.5 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 (Bang & Olufsen Audio), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 120 watts, McAfee Internet Security Trial, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, CyberLink Power Media Player 14, CyberLink Power Director 12, various tools from the manufacturer, 24 Months Warranty
2.24 kg ( = 79.01 oz / 4.94 pounds), Power Supply: 476 g ( = 16.79 oz / 1.05 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 83.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Omen 15-ax003ng

79% HP Omen 15-ax003ng
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%
88% HP Omen 15-ax003ng
Source: Computerbild - Heft 18/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% HP Omen 15-ax003ng
Source: Computerbild - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% HP Omen - test laptopa z CPU Skylake i GTX 965M
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%



Like many other manufacturers, HP has its own gaming series and it is known as Omen. The Omen 15-ax003ng is one of its latest additions. Its chassis is made from black coloured plastic which feels less premium compared to metal commonly used in gaming laptops these days. However, it has a decent looking mesh-texture design on the lid and keyboard area which looks quite distinctive and stylish which makes up for the used material. The Red Omen logo on the lid and red lighting on the keyboard are present as usual in all Omen. The laptop measures at 382 mm x 24.5 mm x 253 mm and weighs at 2.2 kg which is typical for a 15.6-inch laptop but quite good for a gaming laptop. The HP Omen 15-ax003ng is a high-end laptop ideal for occasional gamers or designers, and also due to its Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM dedicated graphic processing unit.


As for the display, the HP Omen 15-ax003ng features a 15.6 inches (39.6 cm) Full HD IPS WLED backlighting panel. The display is good enough for standard gaming and media usage. The display has an anti-reflective feature which will help in reflecting less environmental lighting. However, the glossy display could still reflect quite some lighting under sunlight or outdoor environment even at maximum brightness setting. As for storage, it features a 2 TB SATA 5400rpm hard disk drive and a 128 GB M.2 solid state drive for fast boot-up and a huge number of media storage. The chiclet keyboard is very good for typing and gaming but it does not feature macro keys although the laptop is aiming at target gamers. It is hard to imagine why HP would include a good but underutilized keyboard layout in a gaming laptop.


Like in many HP models these days, it also has two Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers along with HP Audio Boost to deliver premium sound quality. The sound system is certainly good enough to go with any top level games. It also has a built-in microphone and integrated webcam for convenience in video calling. As for input/output ports, HP Omen 15-ax003ng features a wide range of ports usually not available in smaller and thinner laptops. It even has a LAN port for more stable internet connection in online gaming. As for the battery, it comes with a Li-Ion 61.5Wh 3 cell battery capable of delivering up to 11 hours of battery life. For the operating system, it runs on Windows 10 Home (64-bit). The Omen 15-ax003ng is a good choice for a gaming laptop. Its high end specs and styling is all about gaming and will suit well with regular gamers who are looking for something more reasonably priced but is still able to give a good gaming experience.


Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: Lower high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell chip GM204 and GM206 (newer 2016 version with higher clock rates). Part of the GeForce GTX 900M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.24 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

83.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-18 (Update: 2016-09-18)