HP Omen 15-dc0096nd
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Reviews for the HP Omen 15-dc0096nd
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Diligent appearance; powerful hardware; good heat dissipation; good keyboard; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Model: The HP Omen 15-dc0096nd is a high-performance gaming laptop. It is a mid-range price tag gaming laptop that cuts a little corner around the design of the laptop but still features a powerful processor. The Omen 15 case is made of plastic, unlike many other laptops which features aluminium or metal case. Fortunately, the plastic case feels sturdy with minimal flex. The case of the laptop is full black with faux carbon fiber. Opening the laptop, a user can see a layer of aluminium around keyboard and trackpad, giving it a more premium feel to the touch of hands. HP applied NVIDIA's Max-Q design philosophy, which results in the lightweight 2.58 kg (5.68 pounds) build. It is lighter than many other full-fledged gaming laptops in the same range. The Omen 15’s 15.6-inch IPS panel is stunning with wide viewing angles, vibrant colors, and a luminous 314 nits of brightness. The display also has a fast 120 Hz refresh rate, which is essential for gaming laptops. Besides that, the display also includes Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, which synchronizes the refresh rate of the GPU and panel to provide smooth gameplay free of tearing or stuttering. As for specifications, it has the combination of the fastest Intel i7 Hexa Core processor, the graphics card with 6 GB of VRAM, 16 GB of RAM, a Solid-State-Drive (SSD) of 256 GB and a 1 TB hard drive for storage purpose. It is a balanced laptop featuring a powerful processor as well as lots of memory and storage. Windows 10 Home is installed in the storage disk.
The keyboard and trackpad are draped with aluminium for a more premium touch, and it definitely delivers a solid experience as well. The keys on the keyboard are crisp and clicky to press on. HP claims it offers "26-key rollover anti-ghosting," which means it can accept that many key commands at once without mistaking any inputs. The red keyboard backlight is very useful in seeing the letters on the keyboard because it is difficult to see the letters in a slightly darker environment. As for input/output ports, the Omen 15 has full-size HDMI and mini DisplayPort connections for video output. Besides that, it also includes three USB 3.0 connections, a USB-C socket with optional Thunderbolt connectivity, an SD card reader and an Ethernet jack. Conclusively, the HP Omen 15 is a gaming laptop with great features. Besides the case material, the hardware of the laptop is great. It is certainly a laptop that can deliver performance while running programs and applications and handling the latest games. The Omen 15 might not be as glamorous as the ROGs and the Alienwares but it definitely does the job.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
i7-8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » 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).
100%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.
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