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HP Omen 15t-ce000 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, UHD) Laptop Review

Omen II. Our second review gaming notebook from HP's updated 15-inch Omen series features almost the same hardware as the previous system, but it's equipped with a 4K display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. How the theoretically less frugal display affects performance and the battery life is the subject of our review.

Our review of HP's overhauled and updated 15.6-inch Omen 15 with Intel Core i7-7700HQ and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q a few months back left us with a positive impression overall: the mainstream gaming system features a new and a - for the most part - quite appealing design, a great display, and good performance. Negative aspects as noted by our editor are the very short battery life and the not inconsiderable amounts of heat and noise the notebook generates - at least considering this is a Max-Q design, which aims to keep the GPU operating within the optimum performance and power band to reduce both heat and noise. The notebook on our test bench this time comes equipped with the same CPU and GPU, but instead of the 120 Hz Full HD IPS panel, the Omen 15t-ce000 uses an upscale UHD/4K IPS display, once again featuring Nvidia's G-Sync technology. Our supplier CUKUSA sells our particular model (1WC88AV) with 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, and 16 GB of RAM for a fairly reasonable price of $1350. HP offers the lowest-end Omen with Full HD display, AMD Radeon RX 550 and platter-based 1 TBdrive for $730, but curiously enough, there is no GTX 1060 option in the online store at the time of writing. A version of the notebook with GTX 1050Ti, 512 GB SSD and 1 TB HHD and 4K display costs $1200.

Since our previous Omen and our current unit are identical in most aspects, we'll skip certain sections, consolidate others and focus on the functional aspects as well as possible differences in performance, temperature, noise level and battery life.

The entry-to-mid-level gaming market is hotly contested and thus quite crowded, as most manufacturers offer at least one, if not several notebooks with dedicated GPUs in their lineup. Competitors are not hard to find and range from slightly less powerful GTX 1050Ti systems like the Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN to other GTX 1060 notebooks like the Gigabyte Aero 15 or the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro. We'll also compare the review notebook to the much less expensive $900 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577, which also uses the GTX 1060 Max-Q, but is equipped with a slower Core i5 CPU.

HP Omen 15t-ce000 (Omen Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q - 6144 MB, Core: 1063 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 387.92
Memory
16384 MB 
, PC4-21300
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840x2160 pixel 282 PPI, AU Optronics AUO23EB, IPS, 4K Anti-Glare Display with NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM175 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, 128 GB 
, NVMe-SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Slots: 1x M.2 Typ 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 & 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone jack, microphone jack, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Networking
Realtek RTL8169/8110 (10/100MBit), Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 389 x 276 ( = 0.98 x 15.31 x 10.87 in)
Battery
70 Wh, 4550 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 200 W power adapter, Quick Start Guide, System tools, McAfee LiveSafe Trial, MS Office 365 Trial , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.628 kg ( = 92.7 oz / 5.79 pounds), Power Supply: 920 g ( = 32.45 oz / 2.03 pounds)
Price
1350 USD

 

From a footprint and size perspective, most gaming notebooks in this class - with the notable exception of the Dell Alienware 15 R3 - are fairly comparable,. The Omen 15 isn't particularly slim at 25 mm - the much more expensive Gigabyte Aero 15 measures just 19 mm - but nonetheless leaps and bounds ahead of older gaming rigs. Most users aren't likely to quibble much about the weight, either, as the Omen is about average here at 2.6 kg. The aforementioned higher-end Alienware 15 R3 - known for its stout build quality but also for its considerable heft - weighs an astounding 1 kg / 38 % more.

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Connectivity

The Omen 15 should satisfy most users when comes to its selection of physical ports. In addition to multiple video-outs, the notebook features 3x USB 3.0 Type A, 1x USB 3.1 Type C, and one Thunderbolt 3 connector.  

Left side: Kensington Lock, Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, RJ45 LAN, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, headphone jack, microphone jack
Left side: Kensington Lock, Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, RJ45 LAN, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3, headphone jack, microphone jack
Right side: card reader, 2x USB 3.0, power
Right side: card reader, 2x USB 3.0, power
Front: no connectivity
Front: no connectivity
Rear: no connectivity
Rear: no connectivity

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader shows very modest transfer rates compared to the Dell XPS 15 9560, although performance is still on par with other, entry-level gaming systems. Both the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 and the Acer Aspire V15 feature SD card readers that are likely connected using a USB 2.0 interface and are therefore even slower. AS SSD attests transfer rates of 87.5 MB/s; a copy of one GB of jpeg files (about 5 MB each) from our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference card to the desktop takes about 14 minutes.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)
120.5 MB/s ∼100% +64%
Gigabyte Aero 15
78 MB/s ∼65% +6%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
73.5 MB/s ∼61%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
26.95 MB/s ∼22% -63%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
22.7 MB/s ∼19% -69%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)
252.6 MB/s ∼100% +189%
Gigabyte Aero 15
89 MB/s ∼35% +2%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
87.5 MB/s ∼35%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
29.44 MB/s ∼12% -66%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
27.2 MB/s ∼11% -69%

Communication

Unlike our previous review notebook, which featured an Intel Dual Band 7265 wireless card, our 4K Omen 15 is equipped with a Realtek RTL8822BE 802.11 ac WLAN module with a theoretical maximum throughput of 866 Mbit/s. Bluetooth 4.2 is included as well. Both transmit and receive speeds - established one meter away from our Linksys EA8500 reference router - are very good at 633 and 546 Mbit/s, respectively. With about half the throughput, the Lenovo Legion Y520 is by far the slowest notebook in our comparison.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
701 MBit/s ∼100% +28%
Alienware 15 R3
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
681 MBit/s ∼97% +25%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
678 MBit/s ∼97% +24%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
654 MBit/s ∼93% +20%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
546 MBit/s ∼78%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
541 MBit/s ∼77% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
285 MBit/s ∼41% -48%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
633 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
618 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Alienware 15 R3
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
560 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
522 MBit/s ∼82% -18%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
426 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
346 MBit/s ∼55% -45%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
345 MBit/s ∼55% -45%

Maintenance

Maintenance is a pretty simple affair: after a total of 10 Phillips screws have been removed, the bottom plate can be pried off with the aid of a plastic tool or old credit card. With the panel removed, the user then has access to the two RAM slots (both occupied in our case), the M.2 SSD, the 2.5-inch HDD, the WLAN-module as well as the two system fans should a cleaning become necessary. Since its access panel is secured by a single screw, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 is arguably even easier to maintain then our review notebook, although most users aren't necessarily going to open up their notebook all that frequently. 

Warranty

In the US the Omen 15 is protected against manufacturers defects with a 1-year limited hardware warranty. HP of course offers various upgrades and extensions. At the time of writing, a 3-year warranty with accidental care protection sells for a very reasonable $190.

Display

The Omen 15 reviewed by our German colleagues was equipped with the 15.6-inch IPS UWVA anti-glare Full HD display. Our review notebook features a 4K UHD anti-glare panel from AU Optronics (AUO23EB) with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. When selected during checkout, the panel upgrade only costs $90 - a true bargain, since many other manufacturers charge up to $300 for their higher-end panels.

At an average brightness of 350 cd/m², the 4K Omen 15 has a significantly brighter panel than the direct competitors with HD displays, which oftentimes top out at less than 300 cd/m². The inexpensive Inspiron 15 gaming notebook only reaches 225 cd/m². Contrast is acceptable as well at about 920:1 and thanks to the pixel density of 282 ppi, the panel is supremely sharp and - despite the anti-glare coating - not very grainy either. Note that the Aorus X5 v7 seems to use the same panel and thus offers similar quality and colors, but its recorded brightness was much lower.

The brightness distribution is impressive as well at 95 percent, but unfortunately, our panel suffers from noticeable backlight bleeding. When gaming or watching a movie, the clouding particularly in the bottom right corner can be distracting when truly dark backgrounds are displayed. At this point, we can't tell if this problem affects all units or just our review laptop. HP doesn't use PWM to control the brightness.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Substantial backlight bleeding
Substantial backlight bleeding
347
cd/m²
357.4
cd/m²
350.1
cd/m²
350.3
cd/m²
358.5
cd/m²
350.4
cd/m²
341.3
cd/m²
349.2
cd/m²
344.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 358.5 cd/m² Average: 349.9 cd/m² Minimum: 16.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 358.5 cd/m²
Contrast: 919:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.6 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | - Ø
91.8% sRGB (Argyll) 66.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.28
HP Omen 15t-ce000
AU Optronics AUO23EB, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
LG Philips LP156WF6-SPK3, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
ID: LG Philips LGD053F, Name: 156WF6, Dell P/N: 4XK13, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Gigabyte Aero 15
N156HCA-EA1 (CMN15D7), IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
LG Display LP156WF6-SPP1, AH-IPS, Normally Black, Transmissive, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
AUO42ED, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Aorus X5 v7
AU Optronics B156ZAN02.3 (AUO23EB), IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Response Times
-11%
-3%
-22%
-23%
-21%
-12%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.6 (19.6, 18)
39 (21, 18)
-4%
35.6 (20, 15.6)
5%
42.8 (23.6, 19.2)
-14%
41 (21, 20)
-9%
43.2 (21.2, 22)
-15%
44 (21.2, 22.8)
-17%
Response Time Black / White *
24.8 (12.4, 12.4)
29 (16, 13)
-17%
27.6 (15.6, 12)
-11%
32 (18.8, 13.2)
-29%
34 (21, 13)
-37%
31.2 (16.4, 14.8)
-26%
26.4 (14, 12.4)
-6%
PWM Frequency
21000 (90)
26000 (20)
Screen
-21%
-12%
-4%
3%
12%
1%
Brightness
350
281
-20%
223
-36%
316
-10%
297
-15%
289
-17%
297
-15%
Brightness Distribution
95
91
-4%
91
-4%
90
-5%
86
-9%
86
-9%
92
-3%
Black Level *
0.39
0.39
-0%
0.28
28%
0.36
8%
0.31
21%
0.26
33%
0.3
23%
Contrast
919
726
-21%
841
-8%
889
-3%
1039
13%
1169
27%
1023
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.6
6.1
-33%
5.6
-22%
4.62
-0%
4.73
-3%
3.46
25%
4.72
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.2
5.69
-9%
3.6
31%
6
-15%
2.99
42%
2.46
53%
4.79
8%
Gamma
2.28 105%
2.44 98%
2.23 108%
2.46 98%
2.32 103%
2.38 101%
2.42 99%
CCT
6410 101%
6702 97%
7214 90%
6761 96%
6905 94%
6915 94%
7690 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
66.9
37
-45%
35.2
-47%
60
-10%
56
-16%
59
-12%
60
-10%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91.8
58
-37%
55.4
-40%
92
0%
85
-7%
91
-1%
92
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-16% / -19%
-8% / -10%
-13% / -8%
-10% / -2%
-5% / 6%
-6% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

At 92 and 67 percent of the sRGB and AdobeRGB standards, color space coverage is also quite competitive with only the very few notebooks offering a similar gamut. The Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN and the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 are equipped with far inferior panels and cover sRGB to less than 60 percent, which makes them much less suitable for photo or video work than our review laptop. Of course, color space coverage will likely not be a determining factor for most when considering gaming system, but it's nice to know that at least occasional photo editing is not out of the question. 

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (4K)
vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (4K)

Further measurements with the X-Rite spectrophotometer show pretty accurate grayscale and color as shipped with DeltaE-deviations of 5.2 and 4.6, respectively. Color accuracy remains largely unaffected across all saturation levels. A quick calibration improves the results noticeably with the average color DeltaE dropping to 2.4 - blue remains largely unchanged at 5.6, however - while the grayscale DeltaE drops to a record-setting 0.8. 

Note that while our previous review notebook featured a Full HD 120 Hz G-Sync panel, the 4K version is only 60 Hz. Interestingly enough, the response times of the 60 Hz UHD display - 24.8 (black-to-white) and 37.6 ms (gray-to-gray) - are actually slightly better than those of the Full HD 120 Hz version at 31.2 ms (black-to-white) and 43.2 ms (gray-to-gray), respectively. 

ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8532 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is very acceptable both in the shade as well as under an overcast sky. The anti-glare coating and sufficient brightness of 350 nits makes this gaming rig far better suitable for outdoor use than many higher-end multimedia and mainstream notebooks. Working in the sunlight isn't really possible, but the matte panel makes deciphering the screen content nonetheless much easier compared to glossy touch panels. Viewing angle stability is good as expected with acceptable levels of darkening and no major color shifts.

Outdoors - indirect sunlight
Outdoors - indirect sunlight
Outdoors - direct sunlight
Outdoors - direct sunlight
Outdoors - indirect sunlight / shade
Outdoors - indirect sunlight / shade
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

Like the Omen 15 we reviewed earlier this year, our notebook is equipped with the same quad-core i7-7700HQ CPU, which can be found in many medium to high-end gaming notebooks. While other manufacturer usually offer the i5-7300HQ as well to lower the price of admissions, HP's new Omen 15 series doesn't offer any other Intel choices. RAM options range from 8 GB (single-channel) to 16 GB (dual-channel) on HP's site; users purchasing from CUKUSA can upgrade from 16 GB to 32 GB for $145 more. Depending on the SKU, users can get the Omen 15 with AMD Radeon RX 550 (2 GB dedicated) up to the GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated) directly from HP or with with GTX 1060 Max-Q (6 GB GDDR5 dedicated) from CUKUSA.

The Omen 15 uses G-Sync, so naturally, Nvidia Optimus is not supported.

 

Processor

The quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ features a TDP of 45 W and base clock of 2.8 GHz with Turbo boost up to 3.8 GHz. The result of 730 points for Cinebench R15 Multi is right were expected it to be with the high-end processor outperforming the lower-end Core i5-7300HQ in the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 by about 30 percent. Note that the single-core performance of newer-generation CPUs like the 15 W Intel Core i7-8550U in the HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100 only trails the i7-7700HQ by very small margins, although sustained multi-core performance isn't nearly as good.

Compared to other notebooks with the same CPU, our Omen 15 doesn't handle the Cinebench R15 loop test (50 iterations) quite as well: after an initial high score of 736 points, subsequent scores drop by roughly 3 - 4 %. This minor reduction should be no reason for concern, nor is it even noticeable during normal use. As we will see later, this slight decline is caused by a drop in core frequency during prolonged CPU stress.

For more information about the Intel Core i7-7700HQ and additional benchmarks, please visit our dedicated processor page.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R11.5 64-bit
CineBench R10 32-bit
CineBench R10 32-bit
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Aorus X5 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
174 Points ∼87% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼81% 0%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼81%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
160 Points ∼80% -1%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
154 Points ∼77% -4%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
152 Points ∼76% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
143 Points ∼72% -11%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
131 Points ∼66% -19%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Aorus X5 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
827 Points ∼39% +13%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
742 Points ∼35% +2%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
740 Points ∼34% +1%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
730 Points ∼34%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
673 (min: 660) Points ∼31% -8%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
519 Points ∼24% -29%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
517 Points ∼24% -29%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
514 Points ∼24% -30%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Aorus X5 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
1.98 Points ∼87% +8%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.84 Points ∼81% +1%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.83 Points ∼81% 0%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.83 Points ∼81%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
1.77 Points ∼78% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1.52 Points ∼67% -17%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1.5 Points ∼66% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Aorus X5 v7
Intel Core i7-7820HK
9.18 Points ∼4% +14%
Gigabyte Aero 15
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.23 Points ∼3% +2%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.18 Points ∼3% +1%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.08 Points ∼3%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5.92 Points ∼2% -27%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
5.76 Points ∼2% -29%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5.38 Points ∼2% -33%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
6501 Points ∼73% +10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5945 Points ∼67% 0%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
5920 Points ∼67%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5436 Points ∼61% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5433 Points ∼61% -8%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22228 Points ∼45% +1%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
22033 Points ∼44%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
18158 Points ∼37% -18%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
17971 Points ∼36% -18%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
16329 Points ∼33% -26%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
402.56 s * ∼5% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
331.085 s * ∼4% -3%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
322.2 s * ∼4%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
654.006 Seconds * ∼3% -19%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
547.68 Seconds * ∼2%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Intel Core i7-8550U
509.5 Seconds * ∼2% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
11275
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22033
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5920
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
71.68 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.08 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.83 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
112.03 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
161 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
730 Points
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System Performance

Perceived system performance is snappy with fast boot and response times. PCMark 8 scores have the Omen 15 at or near the top for both the Creative and Home scores, but the Work score ended up more than 50 percent below expectations even after several repeats. At this point we suspect the 4K panel, since our other Omen with the FHD panel did just fine here. The Digital Content Creation subtest of the PCMark 10 - composed of tasks like photo and video editing with with filters, downscaling, rendering and sharpening - is similarly affected by consistently low scores, although the difference isn't quite a pronounced. Notebooks like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 trail the review system by 15 - 30 %, since processor performance is important when running synthetic benchmarks and the i5-7300HQ doesn't quite perform as well as its more potent sibling. 

At no time during our review did we experience any issues with the drivers or other software glitches. 

PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Creative Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5348 Points ∼82% +115%
Gigabyte Aero 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
5290 Points ∼81% +113%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4856 Points ∼75% +95%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
4746 Points ∼73% +91%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
2484 Points ∼38%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
6901 Points ∼74%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4723 Points ∼51% -32%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
4608 Points ∼50% -33%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4858 Points ∼81% +12%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
4718 Points ∼79% +9%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
4325 Points ∼72%
Gigabyte Aero 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
4248 Points ∼71% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3759 Points ∼63% -13%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3651 Points ∼61% -16%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5367 Points ∼57% +49%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4883 Points ∼52% +36%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
4132 Points ∼44% +15%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3595 Points ∼38%
Productivity
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7095 Points ∼75% +30%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6458 Points ∼68% +18%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
6094 Points ∼64% +12%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
5454 Points ∼57%
Essentials
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
8656 Points ∼90%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
8191 Points ∼85% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
7364 Points ∼77% -15%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
6569 Points ∼68% -24%
Score
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4861 Points ∼74% +22%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4406 Points ∼67% +11%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3995 Points ∼61% +1%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3969 Points ∼60%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4325 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6901 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2484 points
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Storage Devices

The M.2 SSD sits right next to the RAM
The M.2 SSD sits right next to the RAM

Just like our previous Omen 15-ce002ng, the current review notebook offers both a speedy SSD for the OS as well as a more economical HDD for storage. While the former was equipped with a 256 GB Samsung PM961 PCIe NVMe M.2 drive, our 4K model comes with the 128 GB version of the same drive. Speeds trail the larger 256 GB unit, particularly when it comes to sequential writes, although the drive is still very fast and thus never a bottle neck during regular operations. The secondary 2.5-inch 1 TB HGST Travelstar HDD spins at 7200 rpm and offers quite decent transfer rates of 110 MB/s according to HD Tune. 128 GB of primary storage is not a lot of space these days even if games and applications should be installed on the secondary platter-based HDD, so users wanting to make sure they have adequate space for at least a couple years can upgrade to the 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD for $45 or to a 512 GB SSD for $130 when purchasing their unit from CUKUSA.

AS SSD - primary storage
AS SSD - primary storage
HD Tune - secondary storage
HD Tune - secondary storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
HP Omen 15t-ce000
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Aorus X5 v7
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
AS SSD
-9%
32%
-436%
133%
Copy Game MB/s
735.83
197.25
-73%
382.5
-48%
988.03
34%
1134.11
54%
Copy Program MB/s
195.39
127.31
-35%
274.82
41%
424.4
117%
534.36
173%
Copy ISO MB/s
1086.72
497.62
-54%
813.67
-25%
1481.99
36%
1936.38
78%
Score Total
1515
1434
-5%
2405
59%
490
-68%
3781
150%
Score Write
361
368
2%
594
65%
24
-93%
1556
331%
Score Read
789
746
-5%
1241
57%
361
-54%
1493
89%
Access Time Write *
0.034
0.032
6%
0.037
-9%
1.987
-5744%
0.026
24%
Access Time Read *
0.071
0.07
1%
0.058
18%
0.067
6%
0.04
44%
4K-64 Write
175.85
158.62
-10%
375.82
114%
2.12
-99%
1262.39
618%
4K-64 Read
568.28
463.24
-18%
928.7
63%
112.54
-80%
1206.47
112%
4K Write
111.16
127.92
15%
100.19
-10%
2.03
-98%
141.05
27%
4K Read
43.09
46.98
9%
46.95
9%
38.45
-11%
51.93
21%
Seq Write
743.4
813.85
9%
1180.85
59%
200.29
-73%
1530.14
106%
Seq Read
1774.03
2362.43
33%
2651.5
49%
2103.02
19%
2342.26
32%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Sequential Read: 1411 MB/s
Sequential Write: 748.8 MB/s
512K Read: 503.3 MB/s
512K Write: 174 MB/s
4K Read: 46.09 MB/s
4K Write: 130.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 517.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 173.9 MB/s

GPU Performance

Unlike the GTX 1080 Max-Q, which offers performance more comparable to a GTX 1070 - see our review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 as an example - the GTX 1060 Max-Q performs very similarly to a standard GTX 1060 with the difference at times still in the single digit percentage range. Some scores of our 4K model are once again consistently low - 3DMark Cloud Gate for example - but these synthetic scores thankfully don't reflect the actual performance the system is capable of.

Please see our dedicated page on the GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU for benchmark comparisons and detailed technical information.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Skydiver
Skydiver
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Aorus X5 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
10574 Points ∼60% +17%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
9007 Points ∼51%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
8966 Points ∼51% 0%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
8762 Points ∼50% -3%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
7957 Points ∼45% -12%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
6406 Points ∼36% -29%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
6264 Points ∼36% -30%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Aorus X5 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
22241 Points ∼44% +71%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
14942 Points ∼29% +15%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
14265 Points ∼28% +10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
13279 Points ∼26% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
13075 Points ∼26% +1%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
12970 Points ∼25%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
9904 Points ∼19% -24%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
2252 Points ∼22% +2%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
2210 Points ∼22%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
1807 Points ∼18% -18%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
4851 Points ∼30% +4%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
4672 Points ∼28%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
3670 Points ∼22% -21%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Aorus X5 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
16349 Points ∼40% +64%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
11494 Points ∼28% +15%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
11173 Points ∼27% +12%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
10349 Points ∼25% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
10263 Points ∼25% +3%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
9992 Points ∼25%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
7795 Points ∼19% -22%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Aorus X5 v7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK
97489 Points ∼60% +128%
Gigabyte Aero 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
77755 Points ∼48% +82%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ
73603 Points ∼45% +72%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
73391 Points ∼45% +72%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
66973 Points ∼41% +57%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ
51473 Points ∼31% +20%
HP Omen 15t-ce000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ
42781 Points ∼26%
3DMark 11 Performance
11761 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21508 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8725 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
4487 points
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Gaming Performance

While the synthetic benchmark tests seem to be more of a mixed bag, the actual gaming performance is convincing. Titles run quite well at the Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels even with the details set to high. At a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, notebooks with the GTX 1070 like the Aorus X5 v7 generally offer 50 - 70 percent higher frame rates and are a much better choice when 4K output is desired. FPS numbers on notebooks with the GTX 1050Ti like the Lenovo Legion Y520 are up to 35 percent lower, which might render some of the more demanding games unplayable.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
24 fps ∼31%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
23.5 fps ∼30% -2%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
36.52 fps ∼47% +52%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
54.6 fps ∼34%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
55.4 fps ∼34% +1%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
60.7 fps ∼38% +11%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
51.1 fps ∼32% -6%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
96.93 fps ∼60% +78%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
17.6 fps ∼11% -68%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
67.6 fps ∼38%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
67.5 fps ∼38% 0%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
74.5 fps ∼41% +10%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
65.6 fps ∼36% -3%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
117.74 fps ∼65% +74%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
23.1 fps ∼13% -66%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off) (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
23.7 fps ∼27%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
22.9 fps ∼26% -3%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
39.19 fps ∼44% +65%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+) (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
35 fps ∼30%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
25.6 fps ∼22% -27%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
35.2 fps ∼31% +1%
Gigabyte Aero 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
37.7 fps ∼33% +8%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
38.3 fps ∼33% +9%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
34.6 fps ∼30% -1%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
61.1 fps ∼53% +75%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
12.8 fps ∼11% -63%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off) (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
68.5 fps ∼38%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
47.8 fps ∼26% -30%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
73.4 fps ∼41% +7%
Gigabyte Aero 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
68.2 fps ∼38% 0%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
68 fps ∼38% -1%
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
63.2 fps ∼35% -8%
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
86.81 fps ∼48% +27%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
22.8 fps ∼13% -67%
BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF) (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
102.4 fps ∼48%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
70 fps ∼33% -32%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
95.3 fps ∼44% -7%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
88 fps ∼41% -14%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
34.8 fps ∼16% -66%
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
180.1 fps ∼59%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
165.2 fps ∼54% -8%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
128 fps ∼42% -29%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
94.3 fps ∼31% -48%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
193.3 fps ∼61%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
188.5 fps ∼59% -2%
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
142 fps ∼45% -27%
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
112.9 (min: 94.3) fps ∼35% -42%
low med. high ultra4K
Dirt 3 (2011) 140.1126.3112.264.5fps
Sleeping Dogs (2012) 218.4192.7164.769.5fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 105.810188.770fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 308.4277.7170.5115.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 209193.3180.1102.4fps
GRID 2 (2013) 210.8152.8143.3116.7fps
Company of Heroes 2 (2013) 68.965.763.440fps
Thief (2014) 117.2112107.669fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 170.2139.996.776.9fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 172.3133.868.53523.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 148.1117.867.654.624fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 75.862.253.220.8fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 110.3935227.616.3fps
Prey (2017) 11692.980.230.7fps
Ark Survival Evolved (2017) 1094835.525.68.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 12881624627fps
ELEX (2017) 108.183.569.657.217fps

Stress Test

We stress our review notebooks with Prime95 and Furmark to reveal potential stability issues or throttling. With Prime95 running on its own, the CPU cores start out at 3.4 GHz with the fans spooling up as the temperature reaches about 90 C within one minute. The clock speed then drops to between 3.1-3.2 GHz; at the 5 min mark, the speed starts to drop further to the base clock of 2.8 GHz at regular intervals. The temperature decreases to below 80 C briefly before the cores recover, then rises again to over 90 C and the cycle repeats. Furmark load has the GPU running between 935 - 975 MHz at a maximum temperature of about 65 C for the duration of the test. Simultaneous stress with Prime95 and Furmark has the GPU initially running at around 975-1050 at 65 C with the CPU at 3.4 GHz. Within seconds the GPU speed decreases to 925-960 MHz at closer to 70 C and the CPU drops to 2.9 GHz at 95 - 97 C.  At around 15 minutes, the individual CPU cores fluctuate between 2.8 - 3.2 GHz at a stabilized temperature of 97 C with the GPU maintaining 910-950 MHz at a temperature of 71 C. 

We use Witcher 3 to more realistically simulate real-world application use for prolonged periods of time. The CPU cores start out at their upper Turbo limit of 3.8 GHz with dips down to 3.5 GHz at about 76 - 83 C, while the GPU runs at 1430 - 1480 MHz (so above the rated speed) and 67 - 68 C. Not much changes: one hour into the test, the performance as well as the clock speeds and temperatures of the CPU and the GPU remain stable. The GTX 1060 Max-Q in our other review unit performed quite similar and offered similar frame rates during the Witcher 3 test as well. 

A repeat of 3DMark 11 on battery shows lower Physics (-14 %) and lower Graphics scores (-54 %) and results in a total point reduction of about 5860 points (-50 %) - a very substantial drop in performance. 

Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
FurMark stress
FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Witcher 3 stress
Witcher 3 stress
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The Witcher 3 ultra
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
Prime95 Stress 3.1-3.2 - 80-93
FurMark Stress - 935-975 - 65
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.8-3.2 97 925-960 71
Witcher 3 Stress 3.5-3.8 76-83 1430-1480 67-68

Emissions

System Noise

Despite the Max-Q designation, the Omen 15 isn't what we would call a quiet notebook. While our idle measurements show a noise floor just above ambient, the fan randomly spins up randomly even when sitting on the desktop, which can be annoying after a while. At 49 dB under maximum load (stress test), the Omen 15 is louder than some systems with the regular GTX 1060 like the Lenovo Yoga 520 or Acer Aspire V15 Nitro. Real-world noise simulated by Witcher 3 is much more acceptable at only 38 dB, however. The HP Omen 15-ce002ng with Full HD display is noisier across the board, although the difference isn't large enough to be really noticeable.

While the fan pitch isn't particularly troublesome in itself, our review notebook suffers from oscillating sounds which aren't caused by a change in fan speed as one would normally suspect. This can turn steady-state fan operation into a truly annoying experience. We didn't hear this noise all the time, so this might as well just be an issue affecting our notebook.

The Omen 15 doesn't suffer from any coil whine at all while playing games or performing tasks like web browsing or word processing, but there's audible noise when using HD Tune to benchmark the platter-based HDD.

Noise Level

Idle
30.4 / 30.4 / 30.5 dB(A)
Load
38.5 / 49 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28.2 dB(A)
HP Omen 15t-ce000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Gigabyte Aero 15
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7700HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Aorus X5 v7
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 7820HK, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7
Noise
-1%
7%
-7%
-5%
-8%
-18%
off / environment *
28.2
30.6
-9%
28
1%
31
-10%
30.4
-8%
30
-6%
30
-6%
Idle Minimum *
30.4
31.9
-5%
28
8%
32
-5%
30.9
-2%
30
1%
35
-15%
Idle Average *
30.4
31.9
-5%
28
8%
33
-9%
30.9
-2%
33
-9%
36
-18%
Idle Maximum *
30.5
31.9
-5%
28
8%
34
-11%
31.5
-3%
37
-21%
40
-31%
Load Average *
38.5
34.6
10%
30.3
21%
39
-1%
40.7
-6%
41
-6%
43
-12%
Witcher 3 ultra *
37.6
39.3
-5%
39.5
-5%
43
-14%
45.5
-21%
42
-12%
49
-30%
Load Maximum *
49
41.7
15%
46.5
5%
50
-2%
43.9
10%
50
-2%
55
-12%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Even at idle, surface temps are far from flat with the bottom rear reaching 42 C. The same spot can reach 49 C at maximum load (stress test) and 47 degrees during Witcher 3. Thankfully, the palm rests and the touchpad top out at a rather pedestrian 31 and 29 C by comparison - even after prolonged load. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 gaming notebook stays 5 - 10 C cooler under load, while the Asus ROG GL503VD reaches a rather toasty 60 C - and that despite the fact that it comes equipped with a lower-performing GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card.

Idling (top)
Idling (top)
Max load (top)
Max load (top)
Witcher 3 (top)
Witcher 3 (top)
Idling (bottom)
Idling (bottom)
Max load (bottom)
Max load (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)
Witcher 3 (bottom)
Max. Load
 40.2 °C46 °C40 °C 
 36.6 °C45.6 °C35.6 °C 
 30 °C28.8 °C31 °C 
Maximum: 46 °C
Average: 37.1 °C
42.5 °C49.2 °C40.2 °C
30 °C46 °C32 °C
29.8 °C27 °C27.2 °C
Maximum: 49.2 °C
Average: 36 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42.4 °C | Room Temperature 22.8 °C | Raytek Raynger ST

Speakers

The speakers courtesy of Bang & Olufsen are loud enough for average-sized rooms, but the sound is clearly less full-bodied when compared to gaming systems with dedicated subwoofers. At maximum volume, the chassis unfortunately rattles quite noticeable. Mids and highs are fairly linear, but bass is lacking as indicated by the rather steep drop off below 250 Hz in the attached graph below. Thankfully, the Bang & Olufsen audio application features an equalizer with various presets and does wonders to improve the sound. For gaming and especially when listening to music we still recommend headphones to improve the experience.

The speakers sit on the left and right edges up front
The speakers sit on the left and right edges up front
Omen 15 (Red: System idle, Pink: Pink noise)
Omen 15 (Red: System idle, Pink: Pink noise)
The Bang & Olufsen audio app...
The Bang & Olufsen audio app...
...features an equalizer and improves the sound markedly.
...features an equalizer and improves the sound markedly.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.839.12536.636.53133.434.84032.933.65031.832.26330.831.18029.731.710029.630.112528.529.216027.438.820027.153.225026.458.33152657.44002558.950024.353.563024.360.780024.365.5100024.262.9125023.960.7160023.561.5200023.257.2250023.158315022.754.4400023.155.5500022.963.2630022.764.7800022.463.31000022.5621250022.465.11600022.554.3SPL35.673.4N2.533.1median 23.9HP Omen 15t-ce000median 58.3Delta1.34.735.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
HP Omen 15t-ce000 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65.45 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.8% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 56% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 20%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkbox selectable!)
Graph 1: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Graph 2: Audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

With an idle maximum of 22 W, our review notebook interestingly enoughs draws significantly less power than our previous Omen 15 with Full HD display, which required up to 30 W. Still, other Max-Q designs like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 gaming notebook with Nvidia Optimus technology need less than half as much (~9 W). Average load power consumption trails systems with the regular GTX 1060 slightly, but the difference isn't substantial. The heavy power adapter (over 900 g) is rated for 200 W and can easily handle the maximum power draw (established with Prime95 and Furmark running in parallel) of about 135 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.33 / 0.64 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 15.4 / 22.4 / 22.4 Watt
Load midlight 78.1 / 133.52 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP Omen 15t-ce000
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Gigabyte Aero 15
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Lite-on CX2-8B512-Q11 NVMe SSD, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, AH-IPS, Normally Black, Transmissive, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Aorus X5 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPU7, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Power Consumption
39%
39%
4%
15%
-13%
-58%
Idle Minimum *
15.4
5.2
66%
7.1
54%
12
22%
7.2
53%
18
-17%
26
-69%
Idle Average *
22.4
8.3
63%
7.6
66%
15
33%
10.5
53%
23
-3%
31
-38%
Idle Maximum *
22.4
10.1
55%
8.6
62%
20
11%
16
29%
30
-34%
36
-61%
Load Average *
78.1
62.7
20%
59.5
24%
82
-5%
82
-5%
85
-9%
93
-19%
Load Maximum *
133.52
100
25%
112.8
16%
161
-21%
155
-16%
158
-18%
240
-80%
Witcher 3 ultra *
97.5
94
4%
89
9%
111
-14%
124
-27%
96
2%
176
-81%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Given the lack of efficiency, we didn't have high expectations in regards to the runtimes of our G-Sync notebook. Despite the decently-large 70 Wh battery, the results are middling at best, with a real-world WLAN battery life at brightness of 150 nits of about 3 hours and 30 minutes. The Dell Inspiron gaming notebook has a smaller 56 Wh battery, but lasts twice as long, as it can make use of the processor-integrated GPU as well. Our other Omen 15 with Full HD performed very similarly, although its runtimes were slightly shorter. Gaming systems aren't know for their stamina, but considering the significant reduction of the performance on battery, we were hoping for a better result than what the Omen 15 delivers.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
4h 58min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
3h 28min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 23min
HP Omen 15t-ce000
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 70 Wh
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 45 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 56 Wh
Gigabyte Aero 15
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 94.24 Wh
Acer Aspire VN7-593G-73HP V15 Nitro BE
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 69 Wh
HP Omen 15-ce002ng
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 70 Wh
Aorus X5 v7
7820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 94 Wh
Battery Runtime
53%
79%
84%
71%
-8%
-19%
Reader / Idle
298
634
113%
659
121%
638
114%
501
68%
256
-14%
208
-30%
WiFi v1.3
208
310
49%
416
100%
422
103%
357
72%
198
-5%
151
-27%
Load
83
81
-2%
96
16%
112
35%
144
73%
80
-4%
84
1%

Pros

+ upscale, very bright 4K display
+ good gamut & colors
+ unique styling
+ good input devices
+ very acceptable performance
+ Thunderbolt 3 on board
+ dual storage (PCIe SSD + HDD)

Cons

- very short battery life
- fairly warm and noisy despite Max-Q design
- fan noise can get annoying
- ridiculously heavy power adapter
- flimsy display lid
- noticeable screen bleeding / clouding
- reduced performance on battery

Verdict

HP Omen 15t-ce000. Test model provided by Computer Upgrade King
HP Omen 15t-ce000. Test model provided by Computer Upgrade King

It's not overly difficult to find flaws when looking at lower-priced gaming laptops, as the manufacturer has to walk a careful line to balance comparatively inexpensive materials with good looks and potent-enough hardware to appeal to the highest possible number of users. For the Omen 15, we might be tempted to criticize the stamped upper metal shell with its rather sharp edges, the quite noticeable screen bleeding or the rather obtrusive fan system. But none of the shortcomings are a real deal breaker when it comes to a gaming system: all things considered, the HP Omen 15 is an affordably-priced Max-Q system with enough chops to handle many current games at least at Full HD display resolution. 

The newer design with its more "in your face" styling might not appeal to all, but there's no question that the build quality itself is quite decent with good torsional rigidity of the base unit and little to no give on the keyboard deck. The input devices work well, the hardware packs a punch, and the bright UHD IPS display is - especially after a calibration - quite incredible for the price. The Omen 15 still gets fairly warm, but not nearly as hot as some other systems. The fans are, however, quite annoying, as they spin up frequently and often produce an oscillating sound which grates on the nerves.

Users shopping for an affordable low-to-midrange gaming notebook with 4K display should definitely put the Omen 15 on their list of potential candidates. 

The Dell Inspiron 15 gaming notebook features an inferior display, but still very decent performance and lasts twice as long on a battery charge. 

HP Omen 15t-ce000 - 12/01/2017 v6
Bernie Pechlaner

Chassis
78 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
65 / 81 → 80%
Weight
59 / 66 → 87%
Battery
72%
Display
88%
Games Performance
92%
Application Performance
89%
Temperature
86 / 95 → 90%
Noise
84 / 90 → 93%
Audio
75%
Average
78%
85%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Bernie Pechlaner, 2017-12- 4 (Update: 2017-12- 8)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).