HP Omen 17-an009tx
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Reviews for the HP Omen 17-an009tx
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HP Omen 17 has one of the best gaming device with top-tier specifications you will find in any laptop. However, it is also not the only one in the given price segment. Even with those heavy specs, it is likely to witness a good amount of competition coming from rivals such as Dell, MSI, Acer and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
With the proliferation of gaming laptops by companies like Asus, Lenovo, MSI and more, HP has had to raise its game, too, in the past few months. The company released its new range of Omen-branded gaming laptops in February this year and has since then launched several iterations, among others another beefy gaming laptop, the new Omen 17 (17-AN009TX). The Omen 17 builds on the same design that HP has been carrying ever since the introduction of its dedicated gaming series. Being a gaming laptop, it is bound to be heavy and bulky. The laptop weighs 3.7kg, which is on the heavier side when it comes to gaming laptops. However, bulk and brawn are attributes that are associated with most gaming laptops as some even come with dedicated suitcases. The screen is a 17.3-inch anti-glare WLED-backlit Full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display, it is sufficiently saturated and has that required punch while playing heavy games. The exhausts are placed strategically right at the screen hinge area, facing outwards. Exhaust grilles are also there on the underside. The two speakers can be found under the laptop alongside the rubber lids. The backlit full-size island-style keyboard, as already seen on other laptops of the Omen family, stayed the same. The traveling time of the keys is slightly more than what is found in traditional laptops. This will not take much time to get used to if a user is coming from a regular laptop. Gamers, however, may love it given that they use it in a rougher manner than others.
The new gaming laptop packs one of the most powerful processors under the hood, the 7th-generation Intel ‘Kaby Lake’ Core i7 processor. The notebook also boasts the Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, which has 8GB of DDR5 RAM of its own. In general, the device can support up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive (7200rpm) and a 256GB SSD. Video chatting is also good on the Omen 17. It has a TrueVision Full-HD webcam coupled with microphones in case users do not have headphones at hand. As far as the operating system is concerned, Windows 10 performs just about fine. It comes with its own native features, including Windows Hello security technology. Users get some of HP’s native apps in the mix, such as HP 3D DriveGuard, Audio Switch, Documentation, ePrint, JumpStart, Orbit, Recovery Manager and more, to customize the gaming device further. On both sides of the body, there is a bunch of connectivity options, which pretty much fulfill the needs of a typical gamer. Users also get a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 3 USB 3.1 Gen-1 ports, 1 HDMI port, a headphone jack, a multi-format SD-card reader, and a Mini DisplayPort alongside the usual Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac combo.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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