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HP Omen 17 (GTX 1060) Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 02/08/2017

Well-balanced. At a purchase price of almost 1300 Euros (~$1390), the Omen 17 w100ng is presently the cheapest device within its lineup. This slightly lower-performance model also renders games smoothly on its matte Full HD panel. The Omen offers a very good battery life for a gaming laptop.

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For the original German review, see here.

The Omen 17 w100ng is the present entry-level model in HP's 17.3-inch gaming-laptop range. A Core i5-6300HQ processor and GeForce GTX 1060 GPU are installed. Thus, the laptop's performance is weaker than that of the Omen 17-w110ng (Core i7-6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070) that we have already tested. However, its price of almost 1300 Euros (~$1390) is also roughly 500 Euros (~$534) lower than that of its sister model. The Omen finds rivals in laptops such as Asus' GL702VM and MSI's GS73VR 6RF.

Since both Omen 17 models feature an identical build, we will not go in-depth about casing, connectivity, input devices, speakers or display. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Omen 17-w110ng.

HP Omen 17-w100ng (Omen Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5 (Samsung), 192 bit interface, ForceWare 376.33, no Optimus, iGPU deactivated
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, dual-channel, two memory banks (both filled)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LGD046E, IPS, Full HD, G-Sync, 75 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G, 128 GB 
, m.2-SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC295 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone-out, microphone-in, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 416 x 279 ( = 1.3 x 16.38 x 10.98 in)
Battery
95.8 Wh, 0 mAh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: four speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, PSU: 230 Watt, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), diverse manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.23 kg ( = 113.94 oz / 7.12 pounds), Power Supply: 811 g ( = 28.61 oz / 1.79 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

Connectivity

The following information is to answer questions that are often asked in our forum:

  • The HDMI port (version 2.0) supports resolutions of up to 4096x2160 pixels (@60 Hz) - at least according to the Omen's maintenance manual

  • The Omen offers G-Sync support also for external monitors - this information can be found in the maintenance manual

  • The installed screen has a refresh rate of 75 Hz
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Gigabyte P57X v6
76.4 MB/s ∼100% +5%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
76 MB/s ∼99% +4%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
73 MB/s ∼96%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
72.6 MB/s ∼95% -1%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
23.8 MB/s ∼31% -67%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte P57X v6
89.9 MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
87 MB/s ∼97% 0%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
87 MB/s ∼97%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
84.6 MB/s ∼94% -3%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.6 MB/s ∼31% -68%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
676 MBit/s ∼100% 0%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
674 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
529 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
524 MBit/s ∼99%

Display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Omen is furnished with the same Full HD panel as its sister model that we tested. Nevertheless, the rates differ slightly. This is normal as two identical screens will never correspond to 100%. It is a bright, high-contrast, viewing-angle stable IPS panel. Positive: PWM-flickering is never an issue.

The screen supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology. Thus, the frame rates of the panel and the GPU are geared to each other. This is to ensure as smooth as possible images without reproduction errors - especially in computer games.

326
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
334
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 364 cd/m² Average: 331 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 342 cd/m²
Contrast: 1069:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.35 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.73 | - Ø
86% sRGB (Argyll) 57% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.23
HP Omen 17-w100ng
LG Philips LGD046E, 1920x1080
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF3, 1920x1080
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1920x1080
Gigabyte P57X v6
LGD0469, 1920x1080
HP Omen 17-w110ng
LG Philips LGD046E, 1920x1080
Response Times
-1%
41%
1%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35 (14, 21)
38 (12, 26)
-9%
28 (13.2, 14.8)
20%
33.6 (14, 19.6)
4%
37 (13, 24)
-6%
Response Time Black / White *
25 (4, 21)
23 (5, 18)
8%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
62%
25.6 (5.2, 20.4)
-2%
24 (4, 20)
4%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-30%
14%
-9%
2%
Brightness
331
312
-6%
315
-5%
321
-3%
342
3%
Brightness Distribution
84
91
8%
86
2%
93
11%
87
4%
Black Level *
0.32
0.5
-56%
0.308
4%
0.267
17%
0.31
3%
Contrast
1069
652
-39%
1095
2%
1233
15%
1168
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.35
6.3
-45%
2.96
32%
5.93
-36%
4.5
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.73
7.37
-98%
2.57
31%
6.72
-80%
3.48
7%
Gamma
2.23 108%
2.37 101%
2.25 107%
2.12 113%
2.23 108%
CCT
6801 96%
7116 91%
7114 91%
7611 85%
6144 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
57
55
-4%
74.3
30%
57
0%
55
-4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86
83
-3%
100
16%
87
1%
84
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-16% / -24%
28% / 19%
-4% / -7%
1% / 2%

* ... smaller is better

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: 57 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 6272 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
HP Omen 17 vs. sRGB (86%)
HP Omen 17 vs. sRGB (86%)
HP Omen 17 vs. AdobeRGB (57%)
HP Omen 17 vs. AdobeRGB (57%)

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
25 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 21 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. » 24 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (42.8 ms).

Performance

Hewlett Packard launches gaming laptops in a 15.6 and 17.3-inch size under the label "Omen". The present device is the entry-level model of the 17.3-inch lineup. It renders all up-to-date computer games smoothly on the screen. Our review sample retails for around 1300 Euros (~$1390).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon

Processor

With HP's Omen 17 w100ng, we are facing a gaming laptop that does not sport the Core i7-6700HQ often used in such devices. Instead, HP installs the cheaper Core i5-6300HQ. The CPU clocks at a base speed of 2.3 GHz, which can be boosted to 2.8 GHz (four cores), 3 GHz (two cores) and 3.2 GHz (one core) via Turbo. The Core i5 not only differs in terms of its lower clock speeds from the named Core i7. Intel does not furnish the Core i5 with Hyper-Threading. Thus, every core of the 6300HQ can only process one thread. The 6700HQ can process two threads simultaneously. Consequently, the 6300HQ presents a much lower score than the 6700HQ in the multithread tests. The Core i5 processor performed our CPU tests at 2.8 to 3.2 GHz (single-thread) and 2.8 GHz (multithread).

Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
CPU  & GPU load
CPU & GPU load
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8258
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
16456
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4815
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
59.61 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.32 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.49 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
102.93 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
464 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
132 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
148 Points ∼100% +12%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
140 Points ∼95% +6%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
136 Points ∼92% +3%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
134 Points ∼91% +2%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
134 Points ∼91% +2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
132 Points ∼89%
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
118 Points ∼80% -11%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
679 Points ∼100% +46%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
678 Points ∼100% +46%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
671 Points ∼99% +45%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
635 Points ∼94% +37%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
468 Points ∼69% +1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
464 Points ∼68%
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
461 Points ∼68% -1%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5484 Points ∼100% +14%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
5126 Points ∼93% +6%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
5026 Points ∼92% +4%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4926 Points ∼90% +2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4815 Points ∼88%
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4759 Points ∼87% -1%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20283 Points ∼100% +23%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20111 Points ∼99% +22%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
20090 Points ∼99% +22%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
16609 Points ∼82% +1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
16456 Points ∼81%
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
16161 Points ∼80% -2%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
11903 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
9520 Points ∼80% +2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
9307 Points ∼78%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
3301 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
3168 Points ∼96%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
2926 Points ∼89% -8%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
11033 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
10421 Points ∼94%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
3933 Points ∼100%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
3663 Points ∼93% -7%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
269.16 Points ∼100% +22%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
251.96 Points ∼94% +14%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
232.36 Points ∼86% +5%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
230.83 Points ∼86% +5%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
220.38 Points ∼82%
Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G-55SF
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
196.11 Points ∼73% -11%

System Performance

The system's overall performance is beyond reproach. A fast SSD and strong processor ensure a fast-running system. The subjective impression is also reflected in the very good PCMark benchmark scores. A look at our comparison chart reveals that the stronger hardware in the Omen sister model does not bring advantages in everyday use. For example, the installed PCIe/NVMe SSD presents its virtues when launching the operating system (shorter booting times) and in computer games. The latter then has to be installed on the SSD.

PCMark 7 Score
5990 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4711 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
6858 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5252 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
5394 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
5252 Points ∼97%
Gigabyte P57X v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
5014 Points ∼93% -5%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4809 Points ∼89% -8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4774 Points ∼89% -9%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
4833 Points ∼100% +3%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
4711 Points ∼97%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4670 Points ∼97% -1%
Gigabyte P57X v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
4206 Points ∼87% -11%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4012 Points ∼83% -15%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a solid state drive by SanDisk. This M.2 model (2280) has a total capacity of 128 GB. Approximately 89 GB can be used ex-factory. The SSD's read rates are decent in total. The relatively low write rates reveal that it is not one of the top models among SSDs. Users wanting higher speeds can swap the installed SATA III SSD for a much faster (and more expensive) PCIe/NVMe model. A traditional 2.5-inch hard drive provides the needed storage capacity required in a gaming laptop. HP has opted for a 1-TB model (7200 RPM) by HGST. Both storage devices can be replaced, which would involve opening the laptop's casing.

SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
Sequential Read: 495 MB/s
Sequential Write: 180.2 MB/s
512K Read: 315.5 MB/s
512K Write: 172.4 MB/s
4K Read: 20.25 MB/s
4K Write: 76.14 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 141.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 170.8 MB/s
HP Omen 17-w100ng
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-128G
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
MSI GS73VR 6RF
SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
Gigabyte P57X v6
Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-80%
13%
43%
122%
Write 4k QD32
170.8
1.186
-99%
167.1
-2%
274.9
61%
295.3
73%
Read 4k QD32
141.6
1.106
-99%
251.6
78%
273.9
93%
600.2
324%
Write 4k
76.14
1.146
-98%
42.51
-44%
84.59
11%
153.3
101%
Read 4k
20.25
0.602
-97%
20.3
0%
25.93
28%
42.7
111%
Write 512
172.4
63.33
-63%
254.4
48%
314.4
82%
294.7
71%
Read 512
315.5
44.85
-86%
242.3
-23%
303.1
-4%
616.2
95%
Write Seq
180.2
130.6
-28%
319
77%
315.4
75%
294.9
64%
Read Seq
495
134.6
-73%
334.3
-32%
481.7
-3%
1156
134%

Graphics Card

The GeForce GTX 1060 graphics unit is installed into our present review sample. It is based on the Pascal architecture and is Nvidia's current entry-level model in the GPU premium class. The chip is always active. The integrated HD Graphics 530 is disabled ex-factory and the user cannot reactivate it. The GTX 1060 supports DirectX12. 6144 MB of GDDR5 video memory supports it. We measured a maximum clock speed of 1900 MHz. This rate can only be maintained for a short time. The GPU's average clock speed was approximately 1550 MHz during our test.

3DMark 06 Standard
24318 points
3DMark 11 Performance
10805 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
111645 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15394 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8654 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
4806 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3339 points
Help
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
15806 Points ∼100% +40%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11506 Points ∼73% +2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11326 Points ∼72%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11311 Points ∼72% 0%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
86780 Points ∼100% +16%
Gigabyte P57X v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
79578 Points ∼92% +6%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
79107 Points ∼91% +6%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
74982 Points ∼86%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
67791 Points ∼78% -10%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Gigabyte P57X v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23356 Points ∼100% +60%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
20656 Points ∼88% +41%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14904 Points ∼64% +2%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14642 Points ∼63%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14317 Points ∼61% -2%

Gaming Performance

The Omen renders almost every up-to-date game smoothly using the Full HD resolution and high-quality settings. The maximum quality level can be selected in many cases, as well. A look in our database shows that the resolution/quality level only has to be reduced in X-Plane from the games that we have tested. Taking an Omen model with a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics unit would be required for higher resolutions.

Titanfall 2...
Titanfall 2...
...and Battlefield 1 are playable using maximum quality settings (FHD)
...and Battlefield 1 are playable using maximum quality settings (FHD)
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Gigabyte P57X v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
123.8 fps ∼100% +25%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103.8 (min: 19.8) fps ∼84% +5%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
100 fps ∼81% +1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ
99.1 fps ∼80%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
98.9 fps ∼80% 0%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
98.1 fps ∼79% -1%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
94 fps ∼76% -5%
Battlefield 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ
101.5 fps ∼100%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
99.1 fps ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
94 fps ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.9 fps ∼92% -8%
Battlefield 1 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
110.1 fps ∼100% +40%
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
79 fps ∼72% +1%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ
78.5 fps ∼71%
Anno 2205 - 1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x
Schenker XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
81.1 fps ∼100% +25%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
79.2 fps ∼98% +22%
HP Omen 17-w100ng
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6300HQ
64.7 fps ∼80%
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 290.5289.2274.9140fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 197.8176.2164.899.1fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 188.8172.8155.7101.5fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 81.97564.730.2fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 94.68376.770.4fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 94827359fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 97.19356.529.2fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 276.7270.8222.5227.3fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 136.4117.586.678.5fps
Civilization VI (2016) 58.147.14342.8fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 143.5143.589.780fps

Emissions

System Noise

The fans spin permanently in an audible range in idle mode. Once again, the BIOS option "Fan always on" is responsible for this in this HP laptop. The fans are sometimes inactive after unchecking this option. The fan does not speed up sporadically in idle. The noise level increases during load. We measured a noise level of a high 54 dB during the stress test. By comparison: The much slimmer Asus GL702VM produces less noise. The level ranges around 44 dB (40-47 dB) in gaming sessions.

Idle noise level
Idle noise level
Load noise level
Load noise level
Speakers noise level
Speakers noise level

Noise Level

Idle
35 / 36 / 37 dB(A)
Load
44 / 54 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31 dB(A)
HP Omen 17-w100ng
6300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Noise
10%
6%
4%
4%
off / environment *
31
30.5
2%
28.4
8%
29.7
4%
30
3%
Idle Minimum *
35
31.4
10%
31.9
9%
33.2
5%
33
6%
Idle Average *
36
31.4
13%
32
11%
33.2
8%
34
6%
Idle Maximum *
37
31.5
15%
34
8%
33.2
10%
35
5%
Load Average *
44
40.9
7%
47
-7%
47.5
-8%
45
-2%
Load Maximum *
54
46.2
14%
49.4
9%
52.5
3%
52
4%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Omen performed our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) differently in AC and battery modes. The processor clocked at 2.8 GHz in AC mode. It occasionally throttled to 800 MHz. The graphics unit clocked at speeds around 1200 MHz. The speeds in battery mode were 1.8 to 1.9 GHz (CPU) and 1.6 GHz (GPU). The laptop did not get excessively hot. 40 °C was only surpassed on four measuring points during the stress test. Not very surprising: The Omen's sister model heats up much more due to its higher-performance hardware.

Stress test
Stress test
Full load upper side (Optris PI 640)
Full load upper side (Optris PI 640)
Full load underside (Optris PI 640)
Full load underside (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 41.5 °C39.1 °C39.3 °C 
 37.1 °C37.4 °C33.4 °C 
 32.5 °C33.5 °C29.9 °C 
Maximum: 41.5 °C
Average: 36 °C
44.9 °C42.4 °C45.5 °C
30.2 °C35.3 °C37.7 °C
23.3 °C27.7 °C24.5 °C
Maximum: 45.5 °C
Average: 34.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  38.1 °C | Room Temperature 20 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
HP Omen 17-w100ng
6300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Heat
-11%
-9%
-24%
-4%
Maximum Upper Side *
41.5
53.1
-28%
50.8
-22%
59
-42%
45
-8%
Maximum Bottom *
45.5
44.9
1%
60
-32%
66
-45%
54.3
-19%
Idle Upper Side *
31.8
32.9
-3%
27.4
14%
33.2
-4%
29.6
7%
Idle Bottom *
29.6
33.4
-13%
28.8
3%
30.6
-3%
28.6
3%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.937.82539.544.63133.238.44028.830.75025.227.16326.126.98025.328.710024.829.21252430.216025.140.920021.655.125022.26431521.167.540019.968.150019.567.66301971.780020.474.1100018.770.9125019.468.8160019.674.2200018.172.9250017.871315017.875400017.976.3500017.975.5630017.977.480001876.11000017.981.41250017.8791600017.769.6SPL30.887N1.572.4median 19HP Omen 17-w100ngmedian 71Delta2.17.239.334.639.341.739.641.742.839.942.837.235.237.237.532.337.541.828.241.830.32630.340.72640.748.325.448.349.623.349.647.623.847.65222.75258.221.658.263.920.263.95719.65756.618.656.657.218.657.256.51856.554.817.454.857.117.957.158.117.558.158.217.858.26017.96066.21866.259.818.359.853.418.453.448.518.448.548.918.448.948.718.248.743.418.443.471.330.571.328.31.428.3median 56.5Asus GL702VM-GC102Dmedian 18.4median 56.54.424.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
HP Omen 17-w100ng audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 47% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Asus GL702VM-GC102D audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (64 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 5.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 18%, worst was 34%
Compared to all devices tested
» 11% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Omen proved to be very thirsty in idle mode. We measured a maximum power consumption of 29 watts. Asus' GL702VM shows that lower power consumption is possible even when the iGPU is disabled. The energy requirement climbed up to 141 watts during the stress test. The power supply is far from being exhausted. HP includes the 230-watt power supply that we know from the GTX 1070 sister model. A more compact model would have sufficed here.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 17 / 22 / 29 Watt
Load midlight 72 / 141 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC940
HP Omen 17-w100ng
6300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Power Consumption
3%
-35%
-40%
-19%
Idle Minimum *
17
15.6
8%
22.6
-33%
18.4
-8%
19
-12%
Idle Average *
22
20.2
8%
32.7
-49%
22.8
-4%
25
-14%
Idle Maximum *
29
21.4
26%
32.8
-13%
24
17%
31
-7%
Load Average *
72
90
-25%
114.7
-59%
175.5
-144%
90
-25%
Load Maximum *
141
147
-4%
167.9
-19%
229.5
-63%
193
-37%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Omen achieved a runtime of 6:04 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test - some office laptops cannot compete with that. We simulate the load needed for opening websites here. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, the energy-saving functions are disabled, and the screen's brightness is dimmed to approximately 150 cd/m². The laptop managed a runtime of 5:13 hours on one charged battery in our video test. Here, the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) is looped. The wireless modules and energy-saving functions are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². In total, the Omen delivers a very good battery life for a gaming laptop. The higher-performance sister model is clearly outperformed.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 03min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (Edge 38)
6h 03min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 13min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 25min
HP Omen 17-w100ng
6300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 95.8 Wh
Asus GL702VM-GC102D
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 76 Wh
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 65 Wh
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 75.81 Wh
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 95 Wh
Battery Runtime
-31%
-43%
-32%
-25%
Reader / Idle
543
353
-35%
353
-35%
418
-23%
432
-20%
H.264
313
262
-16%
233
-26%
WiFi v1.3
363
250
-31%
213
-41%
201
-45%
247
-32%
Load
145
87
-40%
66
-54%
103
-29%
115
-21%

Pros

+ good price-performance ratio
+ M.2 socket supports NVMe
+ G-Sync support
+ matte IPS panel
+ SSD+HDD

Cons

- touchpad makes inferior impression
- no USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C

Verdict

In review: HP Omen 17-w100ng. Test model courtesy of Nvidia
In review: HP Omen 17-w100ng. Test model courtesy of Nvidia

The entry-level model of the Omen lineup does not feature a Core i7 CPU but "only" offers a Core i5-6300HQ processor. Consequently, the buyer "only" has to cough up 1300 Euros (~$1390). However, the installed processor has more than enough computing power for all common application scenarios. The 6300HQ and GeForce GTX 1060 graphics unit combination renders almost every up-to-date game in Full HD resolution using high, and sometimes even maximum, quality settings. Nvidia's G-Sync technology ensures a smooth image reproduction on the 75-Hz screen.

The smooth-running system is owed to the SATA III SSD. However, there is still some room for more. The SSD could be swapped for a much faster PCIe/NVMe model. Replacing the installed 1 TB hard drive would also be possible. The matte IPS panel pleases with high brightness, high contrast, and stable viewing angles.

With the Omen 17 w100ng, HP launches a well-balanced entry-level model into the world of gaming laptops.

The Omen is not free of reproach: HP should, for example, rework the noise development. The laptop produces more noise than is necessary. The cooling system seems to be designed for the combination of Core i7-6700 and GeForce GTX 1070. A BIOS update could improve things here. The laptop cannot offer Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, either. We expect such a port in a 2016/2017 laptop from this price range.

HP Omen 17-w100ng - 01/18/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
72%
Connectivity
60 / 81 → 74%
Weight
55 / 66 → 80%
Battery
85%
Display
87%
Games Performance
91%
Application Performance
90%
Temperature
89 / 95 → 94%
Noise
60 / 90 → 67%
Audio
70%
Camera
69 / 85 → 81%
Average
76%
82%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-02- 8 (Update: 2017-02- 9)