HP Omen 15-en0261ng
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Omen 15-en0261ng
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
HP has the mid-tier gaming laptop segment down pat at this point. The $1,299 HP Omen 15 gives you a laptop that can blend in relatively well in an office setting, but can still serve up great gaming performance. True, it’s not using one of Nvidia’s more powerful GPUs, but it can still deliver solid frame rates depending on the settings. Plus, you get a lovely display, good battery life (for a gaming laptop) and great performance and transfer rates.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Android Authority Archive.org version
If you're in the market for a new gaming laptop, the Ryzen-based HP Omen 15 is a decent place to start. Sure, you are paying a slight premium for the Omen branding, but that gets you a configuration that can handle most games at the medium setting and should be able to run popular titles like Fortnite cranked up. However, I do wish HP had opted for a better display and a bigger battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Source: Think Digit Archive.org version
HP has been fairly clear with its messaging this year; Omen is for gaming and Envy for content creators. While the Intel variant still lends itself to content creation in a fairly strong capacity, the Ryzen variant falls flat in all aspects of creative needs. This is partly due to the severely limited amount of RAM on board and a display that isn’t bright enough or capable of reproducing the entire sRGB colour space. However, when it comes to gaming, the Omen 15 does not disappoint. When it comes to thermals, the Omen 15 once again impresses. It offers better upgradability than what you’d get in competing machines, so if you’re looking for a purely gaming machine that can double up as your casual daily driver, consider the Omen 15 Ryzen edition. If you expect more, go for a higher tier variant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2020
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15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
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HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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