HP Omen 15-ax008ng
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Omen 15-ax008ng
Source: Expert Reviews
Performance is reasonably impressive, yet having to fork out just over £1,000 for a high-end device, I'd expect a little bit more under the hood. The similarly priced Gigabyte P55Wv5 has the same processor and 16GB of RAM too, yet the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics chip is far superior to the GTX 965M found inside the Omen 15. That makes it a better choice if you’re looking for a laptop that can handle almost anything you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2016
Source: Laptop Media
The build quality has taken a drastic turn, compared to last year’s model, yet it still in line what the current industry offers and our only complaint is still in the input device section. The keyboard doesn’t feel optimized for gaming while the touchpad is again too stiff and unsatisfying. Perhaps the lowered chassis quality has given a headroom for the engineers to integrate more powerful hardware and that’s more than welcomed change. Not to mention the spotless cooling system that handled all that heat with ease.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2016
Source: Allround-PC.com DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2016
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 83%
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% performance: 87% features: 87% mobility: 88%
Model: Designed to look fierce yet sleek and with performance capabilities to match, the HP Omen 15-ax008ng certainly draws heads. The matte black lid from carbon fiber is highlighted with the blood red Omen emblem. Edges are curved and the discreet hinge design is surprisingly rigid and smooth at the same time. There is a full sized chiclet style keyboard with red backlight, which enhances viewing in low light. Display on the HP Omen 15-ax008ng is a 15.6 inch UHD IPS panel with WLED backlight technology. Clarity is superb and color saturation is true to life.
The Windows 10 system comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, up to 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX965M GPU with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Storage space on the HP Omen 15-ax008ng comes in the form of a 128 GB M.2 SSD and 2 TB HDD combination providing both capacity and fast read/write speeds. Audio quality matches the display quality with stereo speakers by Bang & Olufsen. The HP Omen 15-ax008ng comes with an HDMI out, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, a card reader and an HP Wide Vision HD webcam. Battery life on the device is provided by a 3-cells lithium ion battery rated at 61.5 Wh.
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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).
87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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