HP Omen 15-dc1303ng
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The Omen 15 may look like its predecessor, but HP has overhauled its internals. A hexa-core CPU and cutting-edge GPU should make better use of the 144 Hz panel than the hardware in the last Omen 15 we reviewed did, although single-channel RAM may hinder performance slightly. Read on to find out what the Core i7-8750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q bring to the table.
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In other words, you’re looking at a $500 premium to be able to bring your gaming with you and play anywhere. The question then becomes if gaming on the go is your goal. If that’s what you want to do, then the HP Omen 15 is among the best gaming laptops you can buy. If you don’t want to game on the go, look elsewhere. There are plenty of high-performance, extremely portable laptops if you’re looking to do work, and a nearly infinite number of ways to build a custom PC for gaming. Or, you can buy a pre-built rig and still come out ahead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2019
Model: The HP Omen 15-dc1303ng is a high performance gaming laptop. With Nvidia graphics, a high-performance Intel Core processor, and an enhanced thermal solution, gamers have got the power to hone their skills anywhere. With the Omen 15, gamers can play at their best from anywhere without sacrificing performance. Users can keep moving and improving skills on a compact, portable rig designed to deliver desktop-class graphics performance, total immersion, and easy upgradability. The HP Omen 15-dc1303ng features an anti-glare, micro-edge 15.6 inch display with FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS technology and WLED backlight. Users can reduce frustrating lag and image ghosting with a display that combines 144 Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support, and 1080p resolution for smooth, crisp gameplay. Under the hood, the HP Omen 15 has an Intel Core i7-8750H processor with 2.2 GHz base frequency, up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 9 MB cache and 6 cores. It is paired with 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 16 GB) and a 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA as well as 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Handling graphics rendering is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated graphics processor.
The Omen 15 Laptop is geared for easy upgrades and maintenance with single panel access to HDD, SSD, and RAM. Plus, users can take advantage of a generous port selection for their favorite accessories and external displays. Its four-zone island-style backlit keyboard allows users to backlight 4 independent zones with different RGB lighting. The WASD keys are outlined to highlight key controls. It’s all easily controlled through the Omen Command Center. With HP Dual speakers, HP Audio Boost, and custom tuning by the experts at Bang & Olufsen, entertainment comes to life with sound you can feel. Furthermore, DTS Headphone:X technology is capable of producing authentic, spatially accurate 3D sound through any headphones or earbuds. This technology gives games, movies, and music a level of depth and immersion for best entertainment experience possible. The laptop also features an HP Wide Vision FHD camera with integrated dual array digital microphone for video call purpose. As a conclusion, the Omen 15 is a gaming laptop that features decent performance and is able to process most of the current game titles. It is a balanced laptop that is both affordable and solid. It is also relatively easy to expand and repair this laptop, which makes it a laptop built to last longer.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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).
86.2%: 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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