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HP Omen 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070) Notebook Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 11/04/2016

Omen meets Pascal. After other manufacturers of high-end laptops already equipped their systems with the latest Nvidia GPU generation, HP now follows with the Omen series and launches a gaming machine for an appealing price. But is the price-performance ratio right? We will find out.

For the original German review, see here.

Many manufacturers already did it, and HP now follows them and equips their gaming laptops with Pascal GPUs from Nvidia. These gaming systems carry the designation "Omen". We just reviewed the predecessor with the Maxwell GPU four months ago, and the brand-new test model was once again kindly provided by the online shop Notebooksbilliger. The shop currently lists six different SKUs, but all models are equipped with the same Intel Core i7-6700HQ. There are differences in respect to the graphics card (GTX 1060 vs. GTX 1070) and/or the memory (8 GB vs. 16 GB DDR4).

HP uses either a hybrid storage solution consisting of a conventional hard drive as well as a fast SSD or just a 512 GB SSD. Our test model (HP Omen 17-w110ng) comes with the fast Skylake CPU as well as 8 GB DDR4 RAM and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB VRAM. The storage solution consists of a 1 TB 2.5-inch hard drive as well as a 256 GB M.2-SSD (2280). The matte 17-inch display has the Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

This package currently retails for 1799 Euros (~$2006), while the entry-level SKUs start at 1599 Euros (~$1783). The latter are equipped with the slower Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. 2199 Euros (~$2452) is the price for the most expensive HP Omen (17w107ng), and the top model is shipped with a UHD panel (3840x2160 pixels) as well as a 512 GB SSD.

We set the price limit for the comparison models at 2500 Euros (~$2787). The reason is pretty obvious, since many gaming laptops with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 cost much more than 2000 Euros (~$2230), so we decided to use the following systems:

Overview with the Competition

HP Omen 17-w010ng Nexoc G734III MSI GS73VR 6RF Gigabyte P57X v6 Asus G752VS-XB78K
CPU Core i7-6700HQ Core i7-6700HQ Core i7-6700HQ Core i7-6700HQ Core i7-6820HK
GPU GeForce GTX 965M GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1070
RAM 16 GB DDR4-2133 32 GB DDR4-2400 32 GB DDR4-2400 16 GB DDR4-2133 64 GB DDR4-2400
Price 1700 Euros 2460 Euros $1800 $2000 2300 Euros
HP Omen 17-w110ng (Omen Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1443 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5 (Micron), ForceWare 373.06
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Dual-Channel, 2/2 slots occupied
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LGD046E, IPS, G-Sync, Full HD, 75 Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256, 256 GB 
, SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1TB HDD @ 7200 rpm. Slots: 1x M.2, 1x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 2x 3.5 mm jack (headphones & microphone), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (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 Wh, 8300 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 (Bang & Olufsen Audio), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter: 230 Watts, Accessories: Quick-start guide, service brochures, Software: several HP tools, McAfee LiveSafe Trial, MS Office 365 Trial, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.25 kg ( = 114.64 oz / 7.17 pounds), Power Supply: 808 g ( = 28.5 oz / 1.78 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Case

The design of HP’s current Omen series is similar to the predecessor, so we can once again find the mesh pattern on the lid as well as the palm rest. The red Omen logo is on the center of the lid and confirms that this is a gaming laptop from HP. The black-red design gives the gaming system a special look and it is pretty easy to distinguish from other systems. Thanks to the red keyboard illumination, this design language also continues when the lid is open and creates an overall good impression. Only a closer look will reveal minor design changes. The optical drive was waived, and the battery is now integrated.

Nothing changed in terms of quality, which means the new version cannot quite meet the expectations. HP only uses plastics for the chassis. All material transitions are very clean and there are no conspicuous gaps.

The stability of the base unit is good and it can only be warped with a lot of pressure, but this changes when we move to the display cover. It can be twisted quite easily and this will result in slight color distortions on the panel. We would have liked a sturdier display frame as well. The bezels are made of very thin plastic, so even light pressure will result in inconvenient creaking sounds.

The metal display hinges work well and keep the display in position, but you need both hands to open the lid. At the bottom is a small maintenance hatch, which is secured by two small screws. It gives access to the two memory slots. Getting access to all the other components requires a disassembly of the whole bottom panel. This procedure should only be performed with professional tools to avoid any damage.

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Size Comparison

Our size comparison shows that the footprint of the rivals only differs by a couple of millimeters – the Asus G752VS is the only exception here. The thickness only differs by a couple of millimeters as well. The new HP Omen with the Pascal GPU is about 3 millimeters (0.1 in) thicker than before, and the weight of the 17-inch model was also increased by about 500 grams to 3.3 kg (1.1 and 7.3 pounds respectively). This means the HP is not a lightweight anymore, but the Asus G752VS is still a lot heavier at 4.5 kg (9.9 lb).

Considering the components and their level of performance, 3.3 kg (7.3 lb) are a good compromise.

Connectivity

Ports

The ports of the HP Omen are almost exclusively located at the right side of the chassis, which is clearly a disadvantage for right-handers since there can be collisions with attached peripherals or cables when you use an external mouse. We already mentioned that the Omen 17-w110ng is shipped without an optical drive, and there is no internal tray for it, either. This means you will have to use an external DVD or Blu-ray drive.

A closer look at the port selection is a bit sobering because HP is not really up to date here. The lack of an optical drive can be compensated pretty well, but only three USB 3.0 ports are insufficient in this class nowadays. External monitors can be attached via HDMI or Mini-DisplayPort. They are in close proximity to the USB ports on the right side. The spacing between the individual ports is also small, so wider USB thumb drives can easily block adjacent ports. Finally, HP equips the system with an Ethernet port, two separate stereo jacks for headphones and microphones as well as an SD card reader.

We would like to see improvements in terms of ports for the next generation of Omen devices.

Left: Kensington Lock, fan exhausts, USB 3.0, audio, microphone
Left: Kensington Lock, fan exhausts, USB 3.0, audio, microphone
Right: Card reader, Mini-DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45-LAN, power
Right: Card reader, Mini-DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45-LAN, power
Rear: Fan exhausts
Rear: Fan exhausts
Front: No ports
Front: No ports

SD Card Reader

The card reader is located at the right side of the chassis. It supports all common standards like SD, SDHC, and SDXC. Inserted cards will be flush with the case and not stand out. We check the performance of the reader with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II. We copy 250 identical jpg-files from the memory card to the hard drive, and the average transfer rate from three runs is 76 MB/s. This is a good result, which is also confirmed by our comparison table. Only the MSI GS73VR falls behind a bit, all the other comparison devices are pretty much on par. We also check the sequential read performance with the tool AS SSD and get 87 MB/s as a result, so the HP Omen 17-w110ng only falls behind the Gigabyte P57X v6.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Nexoc G734III
77 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Gigabyte P57X v6
76.4 MB/s ∼99% +1%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
76 MB/s ∼99% 0%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
76 MB/s ∼99%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
70 MB/s ∼91% -8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
23.8 MB/s ∼31% -69%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Gigabyte P57X v6
89.9 MB/s ∼100% +3%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
87 MB/s ∼97%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
86 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
86 MB/s ∼96% -1%
Nexoc G734III
86 MB/s ∼96% -1%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
27.6 MB/s ∼31% -68%

Communication

Dual-band WLAN module from Intel
Dual-band WLAN module from Intel

Wireless communications are handled by the Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 7265 module, which also supports Bluetooth. In addition to the familiar standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h/n, the chip also supports the faster ac-standard. The theoretical transfer rate is specified at 867 Mbps, and the HP Omen 17-w110ng can manage an excellent result of 676 Mbps (receive) and 529 Mbps (send) in our practical WLAN test. The latter is a bit lower compared to the MSI GS73VR 6RF, but the advantage of the MSI (send) is so small that both systems are basically on par. The subjective performance impression is similar, and the signal quality was very good during our time with the device. Even large amounts of data were transferred quickly and reliably.

Besides the possibility to use wireless networks, the HP Omen 17-w110ng can also be used with wired networks via a Gigabit Ethernet port. There is no criticism here, either.

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
676 MBit/s ∼100%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
575 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
566 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
512.058 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
440 MBit/s ∼65% -35%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
536.301 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
529 MBit/s ∼99%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
465 MBit/s ∼87% -12%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
450 MBit/s ∼84% -15%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
446 MBit/s ∼83% -16%

Security

Our test model comes with a slot for a Kensington Lock, and HP also equips the Omen 17-w110ng with a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM). A fingerprint scanner, which is available on the Nexoc G734III, for example, is not included.

Accessories

The accessories are very limited. The box only includes the notebook itself, a 230-Watt power adapter, a quick-start guide and some service brochures. Useful additions would be a cleaning cloth and a USB drive with the most important drivers. Considering the lack of the optical drive, an external drive would be nice as well. Nexoc does just that with the G734III.

Operating System

The HP Omen 17-w110ng is shipped with the operating system Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Maintenance

You can only maintain the system after you have removed the bottom panel. The laptop does have a maintenance hatch, but it only reveals the two DDR4-RAM modules. You should be very careful when you remove the panel because there are still numerous plastic clips after you have loosened all the screws. They can easily break, so you should definitely use the proper tools for further disassembly.

The small service hatch only reveals the two memory modules.
The small service hatch only reveals the two memory modules.
The bottom panel should be disassembled with proper tools.
The bottom panel should be disassembled with proper tools.

Warranty

HP grants a two-year warranty (Collect & Return).

Input Devices

Keyboard

Keyboard not illuminated
Keyboard not illuminated
Keyboard illuminated
Keyboard illuminated

HP did not change the keyboard compared to the previous model. The chiclet input is still well integrated into the base unit and has a subtle red background illumination, which can also be deactivated. However, we do not recommend that in practice, because the red lettering is otherwise hard to read. White letters would have been a better alternative.

The size of the individual keys (15 x 15 millimeters) is good, and the typing sounds are not overly loud, but not silent, either. All keys are on one level and have a spacing of 3 millimeters. The surface of the keys is matte, but not roughened. Pressure point as well as stroke are clearly perceptible, but could be a bit firmer for better feedback. A bit unusual are the small vertical direction keys. There is no spacing between the two, so typos are not uncommon. An advantage of the HP notebook is the dedicated numeric keypad.

Touchpad

Touchpad HP Omen 17-w110ng
Touchpad HP Omen 17-w110ng

After you open the lid of the Omen 17-w110ng, you will quickly notice the touchpad. We immediately wanted to ask HP if they are serious. The dimensions are rather small for a 17-inch system. The width is actually okay at 12 centimeters, but a height of just 6.5 centimeters (4.7 x 2.6 inches) does affect the handling. The manufacturer probably thinks that you will use an external mouse most of the time anyway.

The lack of stability is still the biggest problem. The touchpad leaves a cheap impression, which is supported by the clicking sound. The surface is similar to the keys and provided good gliding capabilities. Gestures work well, but this cannot really save the overall impression.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Very good: No backlight bleeding
Very good: No backlight bleeding

HP does not take any risks in terms of display and uses a good panel from LG. It is a matte 17-inch IPS display with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 127 PPI. The system is also available with a 4K screen (HP Omen 17-w107ng). Our test sample does not have to hide with an average luminance of 342 nits, and the brightness distribution (87%) is good as well. This means the HP can keep up pretty well with the rivals, even though some of them are much more expensive. All in all, we cannot criticize the system. HP really equipped the Omen 17-w110ng with a very good panel for this price range.

The panel also deserves praise for the lack of PWM, because screen flickering caused by pulse-width modulation is no problem here. That we cannot notice any backlight bleeding is another positive aspect.

339
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 362 cd/m² Average: 342.3 cd/m² Minimum: 20 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 362 cd/m²
Contrast: 1168:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.5 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 3.48 | - Ø
84% sRGB (Argyll) 55% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.23
HP Omen 17-w110ng
LG Philips LGD046E, 1920x1080
HP Omen 17-w010ng
AUO119B, 3840x2160
Nexoc G734III
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPD1 (LGD046C), 1920x1080
MSI GS73VR 6RF
1920x1080
Gigabyte P57X v6
LGD0469, 1920x1080
Asus G752VS-XB78K
LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF3 (LGD04E8), 1920x1080
Response Times
-25%
4%
42%
1%
3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37 (13, 24)
49 (17, 32)
-32%
36 (14, 22)
3%
28 (13.2, 14.8)
24%
33.6 (14, 19.6)
9%
38 (14, 24)
-3%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (4, 20)
28 (6, 22)
-17%
23 (5, 18)
4%
9.6 (5.2, 4.4)
60%
25.6 (5.2, 20.4)
-7%
22 (4, 18)
8%
PWM Frequency
50 (5)
Screen
-4%
0%
13%
-12%
4%
Brightness
342
312
-9%
308
-10%
315
-8%
321
-6%
317
-7%
Brightness Distribution
87
90
3%
92
6%
86
-1%
93
7%
88
1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.29
6%
0.28
10%
0.308
1%
0.267
14%
0.3
3%
Contrast
1168
1090
-7%
1121
-4%
1095
-6%
1233
6%
1093
-6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.5
5.69
-26%
4.17
7%
2.96
34%
5.93
-32%
3.74
17%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.48
6.12
-76%
3.84
-10%
2.57
26%
6.72
-93%
2.67
23%
Gamma
2.23 108%
2.56 94%
2.41 100%
2.25 107%
2.12 113%
2.41 100%
CCT
6144 106%
5875 111%
6950 94%
7114 91%
7611 85%
6861 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
55
87
58%
56
2%
74.3
35%
57
4%
56
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
84
100
19%
86
2%
100
19%
87
4%
85
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -8%
2% / 1%
28% / 18%
-6% / -9%
4% / 4%

* ... smaller is better

The picture quality is more than adequate thanks to the good results. The high contrast ratio (1168:1) and black value (0.31 cd/m²) create a rich picture with good colors and blacks. We can measure DeltaE-2000 deviations of more than 3 ex-works (ColorChecker 4.5, grayscale 3.48), but a calibration did improve the results (ColorChecker 3.25, grayscale 0.99). We linked the corresponding ICC profile in the box above.

We can notice a slight yellow hue for the IPS display, but it is not noticeable in practice. The calibration did improve it a bit, too. The FHD panel can only cover the sRGB reference by 84%, and only 55% for the wider AdobeRGB color space. Still, this should be sufficient for amateur editing.

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 (84%)
HP Omen 17 vs. sRGB (84%)
HP Omen 17 vs. AdobeRGB (55%)
HP Omen 17 vs. AdobeRGB (55%)

As per usual for an IPS screen, the viewing angle stability is very good. You can see the test picture without significant distortions from all angles, which is not the case for TN panels.

Viewing angles HP Omen 17-w110ng (LG panel)
Viewing angles HP Omen 17-w110ng (LG panel)

The outdoor performance of the HP Omen 17-w110ng benefits from the high luminance at 342 nits, so you can work comfortably even in bright environments. The matte panel surface plays a role as well and prevents annoying reflections on the screen.

Outdoor use sunshine
Outdoor use sunshine
Outdoor use shade
Outdoor use shade

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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4 ms rise
↘ 20 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. » 28 % 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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 24 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. » 30 % 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 8544 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

The performance of our test sample is excellent. The fast Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor provides sufficient performance, and all current games run smoothly in 1080p thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. This means the HP is definitely a gaming notebook. A small problem could be the memory equipment because our test model is "only" equipped with 8 GB DDR4-RAM. Subjectively, this is sufficient, but 16 GB would be better in the long run.

HP does not offer faster CPUs for the Omen series, and the same applies for the GPU. A more affordable alternative to the GTX 1070 is the GTX 1060.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC-Latency
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
 

Processor

Soldered CPU underneath the heat pipe
Soldered CPU underneath the heat pipe

The fast quad-core processor is provided by Intel and has the designation Core i7-6700HQ. The performance utilization of the soldered 14-nm model is very good in the case of the HP Omen. Our Cinebench R15 results show that the Turbo utilization is perfect. However, the advantage is very small compared to the rivals, so you will probably not notice any differences in practice. Only the Asus G752VS is faster, but this is not surprising when you consider the more powerful Core i7-6820HK with its free multiplier.

The Core i7-6700HQ is based on the Skylake architecture and has a TDP of 45 watts. Its four physical cores can execute up to eight threads simultaneously and the nominal clock is 2.6 GHz. The latter can be raised to 3.5 GHz (1 core), 3.3 GHz (2 cores) and 3.1 GHz (four cores) via Turbo Boost.

In short: The CPU performance is more than sufficient for almost every application.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Single-core rendering
Single-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
Multi-core rendering
CPU & GPU load
CPU & GPU load
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
160 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
148 Points ∼93%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
145 Points ∼91% -2%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
141 Points ∼88% -5%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
140 Points ∼88% -5%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
134 Points ∼84% -9%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
789 Points ∼100% +16%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
679 Points ∼86%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
677 Points ∼86% 0%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
676 Points ∼86% 0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
671 Points ∼85% -1%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
635 Points ∼80% -6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
1.77 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.69 Points ∼95%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.68 Points ∼95% -1%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.62 Points ∼92% -4%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.5 Points ∼85% -11%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.5 Points ∼85% -11%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
8.63 Points ∼100% +16%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.47 Points ∼87%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.45 Points ∼86% 0%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.44 Points ∼86% 0%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.41 Points ∼86% -1%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.37 Points ∼85% -1%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
7881 Points ∼100% +9%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7206 Points ∼91%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
30656 Points ∼100% +16%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
26510 Points ∼86%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
269.16 Points ∼100%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
251.96 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
247.56 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
230.83 Points ∼86% -14%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
116.08 Points ∼43% -57%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
37923 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
37205 Points ∼98%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
33508 Points ∼88% -10%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
18466 Points ∼49% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1904.4 ms * ∼100% -78%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1811.2 ms * ∼95% -70%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1067.1 ms * ∼56%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK
966.3 ms * ∼51% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3423
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
20283
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5484
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
3426 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
26510 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7206 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
69.92 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.69 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
679 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
148 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
112.59 fps
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System Performance

The HP Omen 17-w110ng leaves a good impression in the system benchmarks. The notebook is once again in second position behind the Asus G752VS in PCMark. The modern M.2-SSD ensures quick boot times and a responsive system. Our initial concerns about the memory are not confirmed in practice. Despite 8 GB RAM, there are no noticeable delays when you load demanding applications. This might change in the future though when there are games that require 16 GB RAM.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 7
PCMark 7
PCMark 7 - Score
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK, 2700, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
6803 Points ∼100% +22%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
5637 Points ∼83% +1%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
5556 Points ∼82%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5233 Points ∼77% -6%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK, 2700, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5778 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
5394 Points ∼93%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
5014 Points ∼87% -7%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5011 Points ∼87% -7%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4774 Points ∼83% -11%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
4054 Points ∼70% -25%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK, 2700, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
8531 Points ∼100% +20%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
7128 Points ∼84%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5262 Points ∼62% -26%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
5192 Points ∼61% -27%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
5062 Points ∼59% -29%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
4678 Points ∼55% -34%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Intel Core i7-6820HK, 2700, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
5575 Points ∼100% +15%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
4833 Points ∼87%
Gigabyte P57X v6
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
4206 Points ∼75% -13%
Nexoc G734III
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
4180 Points ∼75% -14%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4012 Points ∼72% -17%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2600, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
3309 Points ∼59% -32%
PCMark 7 Score
5556 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4833 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7128 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5394 points
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Storage Devices

HP uses a hybrid storage system consisting of a Solid State Drive in combination with an HDD. The operating system as well as small applications are stored on the SSD. It is an M.2-2280 model from Samsung with a capacity of 256 GB. AS SSD determines good average transfer rates (read: 1339 MB/s, write: 277 MB/s), which reflect the manufacturer's specifications for the NVMe-drive pretty well. The writing speeds could be better and can be improved by replacing the default SSD with another drive.

The HP Omen 17-w110ng is also equipped with a 2.5-inch hard drive from HGST to store games or videos, for example. The HDD is reliable and works with 7200 revolutions per minute. HD Tune determines an average transfer rate of 111 MB/s, which is average for this type of drive.

Increasing the storage capacity is only possible by replacing the default components since our model does not have any free slots. You should also consider that you have to remove the whole bottom panel. The maintenance hatch – as we have mentioned before – only grants access to the memory slots.

Another note on the integrated Samsung SSD: HP did not ship the system with the corresponding driver. The performance figures were significantly lower without an "update", but you just have to install Samsung's NVMe drivers.

 

 

 

 

M.2-SSD from Samsung
M.2-SSD from Samsung
AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark SSD
CrystalDiskMark SSD
Hard drive from HGST with a …
Hard drive from HGST with a …
… rubber frame for decoupling
… rubber frame for decoupling
CrystalDiskMark HDD
CrystalDiskMark HDD
HD Tune
HD Tune
HP Omen 17-w110ng
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
HP Omen 17-w010ng
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
Nexoc G734III
Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
MSI GS73VR 6RF
SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
Gigabyte P57X v6
Transcend MTS800 256GB M.2 (TS256GMTS800)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
20%
99%
-45%
-30%
126%
Write 4k QD32
295.3
348.3
18%
382.4
29%
167.1
-43%
274.9
-7%
578
96%
Read 4k QD32
600.2
621.6
4%
603
0%
251.6
-58%
273.9
-54%
743.9
24%
Write 4k
153.3
137.2
-11%
142.06
-7%
42.51
-72%
84.59
-45%
154.4
1%
Read 4k
42.7
41.42
-3%
51.03
20%
20.3
-52%
25.93
-39%
44.42
4%
Write 512
294.7
428.3
45%
1199
307%
254.4
-14%
314.4
7%
1438
388%
Read 512
616.2
605.8
-2%
870.6
41%
242.3
-61%
303.1
-51%
1250
103%
Write Seq
294.9
582.7
98%
1283
335%
319
8%
315.4
7%
1305
343%
Read Seq
1156
1234
7%
1917
66%
334.3
-71%
481.7
-58%
1718
49%
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
Transfer Rate Minimum: 70.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 140.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 111.6 MB/s
Access Time: 15.8 ms
Burst Rate: 263 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.6 %

GPU Performance

Soldered Pascal GPU
Soldered Pascal GPU

As expected, HP now uses a graphics card from Nvidia's new Pascal generation. Our test model is equipped with the GeForce GTX 1070, which is soldered onto the mainboard. The performance advantage compared to the previous generation with the GeForce GTX 965M based on Maxwell is significant. The 3DMark results show a clear picture because the new model is between 150-170 percent faster.

All in all, the situation is similar to the PCMarks and the results are good. Asus' G752VS once again comes out ahead, followed by the HP Omen with the Pascal GPU.

The dedicated 16-nm model comes with 8 GB GDDR5-VRAM, which is particularly good for triple-AAA titles from 2015-2016. The GeForce GTX 1070 is clocked at 1443-1645 MHz by default. All games can be played smoothly in Full HD and maximum details. VR is not a problem for the Omen 17-w110ng, either, which is confirmed by the SteamVR Performance Test.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver Stress test
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy Stresstest
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark 11
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus G752VS-XB78K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16757 Points ∼100% +6%
Nexoc G734III
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
16219 Points ∼97% +3%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
15806 Points ∼94%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11506 Points ∼69% -27%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
5863 Points ∼35% -63%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus G752VS-XB78K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
92468 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
86780 Points ∼94%
Gigabyte P57X v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
79578 Points ∼86% -8%
Nexoc G734III
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
74477 Points ∼81% -14%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
67791 Points ∼73% -22%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
34679 Points ∼38% -60%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Gigabyte P57X v6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
23356 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus G752VS-XB78K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22282 Points ∼95% +8%
Nexoc G734III
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
20881 Points ∼89% +1%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
20656 Points ∼88%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14904 Points ∼64% -28%
HP Omen 17-w010ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
7903 Points ∼34% -62%
3DMark 11 Performance
14116 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
107777 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22908 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
11779 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
6894 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
4729 points
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Gaming Performance

VR-ready
VR-ready

The pure gaming performance of the laptop is very good. All tested games run smoothly, and the performance of the GPU is often even sufficient for 4K. The only exceptions are XCOM 2 and Mafia 3 so far. The latter in 4K is still a challenge for desktop systems equipped with high-end GPUs. Battlefield 1 on the other hand, which was just released, is no problem in UHD.

The available performance is quite good for this class of devices. If you want even more frames per second, you will have to look for a system with the GeForce GTX 1080. Otherwise, there are also SLI configurations, but this would also means a much higher price range.

The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
34.8 (min: 28) fps ∼100% +2%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
34 (min: 28) fps ∼98%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
57 (min: 47) fps ∼100% +12%
Nexoc G734III
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
53.2 fps ∼93% +5%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
50.8 (min: 41) fps ∼89%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
38 (min: 34) fps ∼100% +5%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
36.1 (min: 32) fps ∼95%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
Asus G752VS-XB78K
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
92.8 (min: 80) fps ∼100% +3%
Gigabyte P57X v6
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
90 fps ∼97% 0%
HP Omen 17-w110ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
89.7 (min: 80) fps ∼97%
MSI GS73VR 6RF
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
61.4 fps ∼66% -32%
low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 197.1171161103.8fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 196.315094.850.834fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 173151.7105.689.736.1fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 86.474.966.139.222.8fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 10793837937fps
Doom (2016) 147.5140.1125.7116.649.8fps
No Man's Sky (2016) 118.6114.510448.743.3fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 72.370.243.219fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 176.3159.5118.9110.145.7fps

Emissions

System Noise

The noise development should not necessarily be the most important aspect for a gaming notebook. The average noise of 45 dB(A) in 3DMark 06 is a bit higher compared to the old model. The measurements are okay within the high-end competition, especially since our test model is comparatively thin at 33 millimeters (~1.3 in). All rivals are within +/-10% on average, so there is no clear winner or loser in this section.

We can notice a slight murmur from the HP laptop while idling, but it is not annoying. The two fans are always running, but the resulting idle noise is usually dominated by the mechanical hard drive.

Noise development idle
Noise development idle
Noise development load
Noise development load
Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements
The two fans are …
The two fans are …
… always active.
… always active.
 

Noise Level

Idle
33 / 34 / 35 dB(A)
HDD
34 dB(A)
Load
45 / 52 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: 30 dB(A)
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w010ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 965M
Nexoc G734III
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Noise
3%
2%
3%
0%
7%
off / environment *
30
30
-0%
30
-0%
28.4
5%
29.7
1%
30
-0%
Idle Minimum *
33
32
3%
31
6%
31.9
3%
33.2
-1%
31
6%
Idle Average *
34
33
3%
32
6%
32
6%
33.2
2%
32
6%
Idle Maximum *
35
34
3%
33
6%
34
3%
33.2
5%
33
6%
Load Average *
45
41
9%
49
-9%
47
-4%
47.5
-6%
40
11%
Load Maximum *
52
51
2%
50
4%
49.4
5%
52.5
-1%
47
10%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

3DMark 11 after the stress test
3DMark 11 after the stress test

Our Pascal test model performs similar to the previous generation in this section. The chassis is conveniently cool while idling and no area exceeds 30 °C (86 °F). Sustained workloads, simulated by the tools FurMark and Prime95, result in a noticeable temperature increase. After one hour, we can measure up to 54.3 °C (129.7 °F), but rivals like the Nexoc G734III, MSI GS73VR, and Gigabyte P57X get even hotter at up to 66 °C (150.8 °F). Still, you should not use the laptop for gaming sessions on your lap. We recommend using the device on solid surfaces to ensure good air circulation.

It is also hot inside the chassis. The stress test is executed with 2.8 GHz by the CPU, which warms up to almost 90 °C (194 °F). The GeForce GTX 1070 (slight throttling) only reaches up to 80 °C (176 °F).

Stress test: FurMark + Prime95
Stress test: FurMark + Prime95
Stress test: only Prime95
Stress test: only Prime95
Stress test: only FurMark
Stress test: only FurMark
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load top (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Maximum load bottom (Optris PI 640)
Max. Load
 45 °C41.3 °C43.4 °C 
 41.1 °C42 °C37.5 °C 
 29.8 °C28.7 °C29.1 °C 
Maximum: 45 °C
Average: 37.5 °C
48.3 °C51.9 °C54.3 °C
32.3 °C41.4 °C42 °C
27.5 °C31.5 °C25.7 °C
Maximum: 54.3 °C
Average: 39.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  38.4 °C | Room Temperature 20 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w010ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 965M
Nexoc G734III
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Heat
1%
-4%
-4%
-18%
5%
Maximum Upper Side *
45
50.2
-12%
50
-11%
50.8
-13%
59
-31%
42.9
5%
Maximum Bottom *
54.3
54.1
-0%
60.5
-11%
60
-10%
66
-22%
41.5
24%
Idle Upper Side *
29.6
28.9
2%
29.1
2%
27.4
7%
33.2
-12%
31.6
-7%
Idle Bottom *
28.6
24.3
15%
26.9
6%
28.8
-1%
30.6
-7%
29.5
-3%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The speakers are provided by …
The speakers are provided by …
… Bang & Olufsen.
… Bang & Olufsen.

HP continues to implement speakers from Bang & Olufsen. Because of the low height, however, there is not a whole lot of space for decent sound equipment. This problem is not limited to HP though. The software from Bang & Olufsen does offer some settings, but you will need a good headset or an external 2.1 sound system if you want excellent sound quality with powerful bass. The integrated speakers produce a decent sound, which is sufficient for the occasional gaming session. The volume is more than adequate and the sound does not distort, even when you crank it up.

You can use the software to …
You can use the software to …
… adjust the sound to your own preferences.
… adjust the sound to your own preferences.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.942.22534.836.93127.730.14032.740.65028.630.46326.427.68029.530.810026.131.412524.627.916022.336.520023.755.325022.662.331520.563.240019.562.550019.262.96301967.880018.668.910001868.4125018.363.916001970.5200018.171.1250018.268.8315018.470.6400018.374.7500018.474.5630018.577.8800018.6751000018.678.81250018.5761600018.665.7SPL30.885N1.562.2median 18.6HP Omen 17-w110ngmedian 68.4Delta1.66.643.943.736.635.230.130.332.638.131.634.529.941.530.947.829.550.9255322.758.922.568.521.769.720.771.820.27719.875.419.471.418.972.319.472.619.2712067.318.96818.474.718.473.618.166.518.365.618.468.118.46418.462.318.56118.555.831.183.11.560.7median 19.2Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LGmedian 68.11.64.8hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
HP Omen 17-w110ng audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Acer Predator 17 G9-793-77LG audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 4% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Frequency Comparison (Checkboxes select/deselectable!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The 17-inch system leaves a good impression in our consumption measurements. A maximum value of 193 watts for the Omen is average within our comparison. The higher figures compared to the previous model are a result of the more powerful graphics card. The average consumption under load is decent at 90 watts. Both the Nexoc G734III and the Asus G752VS are almost on par, but the Nexoc has an advantage while idling thanks to the graphics switching and consumes about 20 percent less power.

The power adapter has a rated output of 230 watts, so it is sufficient for the consumption and the battery is not discharged under maximum load (on mains).

The 230-Watt power adapter …
The 230-watt power adapter …
… is pretty compact.
… is pretty compact.
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 19 / 25 / 31 Watt
Load midlight 90 / 193 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
HP Omen 17-w110ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
HP Omen 17-w010ng
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 965M
Nexoc G734III
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
MSI GS73VR 6RF
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Gigabyte P57X v6
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Asus G752VS-XB78K
6820HK, GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Power Consumption
27%
11%
-14%
-16%
-15%
Idle Minimum *
19
10
47%
13
32%
22.6
-19%
18.4
3%
24
-26%
Idle Average *
25
19
24%
20
20%
32.7
-31%
22.8
9%
31
-24%
Idle Maximum *
31
25
19%
27
13%
32.8
-6%
24
23%
36
-16%
Load Average *
90
83
8%
90
-0%
114.7
-27%
175.5
-95%
94
-4%
Load Maximum *
193
118
39%
210
-9%
167.9
13%
229.5
-19%
204
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

3DMark 11 on battery
3DMark 11 on battery

HP also used the Pascal update to increase the battery capacity – the 95-Wh module is the biggest within the comparison. The result is a load runtime of 1:55 hours for the Omen 17-w110ng with the highest luminance (Battery Eater Classic Test). This is almost 50% better than the previous model, which was still equipped with a 62-Wh battery. We can determine about 4 hours for WLAN browsing and video playback at an adjusted luminance of 150 nits (-3 levels). Gaming is possible on battery, but the GPU performance is dramatically reduced. 3DMark 11 only determines 5819 points on battery power instead of 14,116 points on mains.

The 95-Wh battery …
The 95-Wh battery …
… is inside the chassis.
… is inside the chassis.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 12min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
4h 07min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
3h 53min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 55min
HP Omen 17-w110ng
95 Wh
HP Omen 17-w010ng
62 Wh
Nexoc G734III
60 Wh
MSI GS73VR 6RF
65 Wh
Gigabyte P57X v6
75.81 Wh
Asus G752VS-XB78K
90 Wh
Battery Runtime
-11%
-16%
-25%
-11%
-23%
Reader / Idle
432
435
1%
400
-7%
353
-18%
418
-3%
311
-28%
H.264
233
214
-8%
208
-11%
186
-20%
WiFi v1.3
247
240
-3%
177
-28%
213
-14%
201
-19%
210
-15%
Load
115
76
-34%
95
-17%
66
-43%
103
-10%
84
-27%

Pros

+ IPS display (wide viewing angles and high contrast)
+ no backlight bleeding, no PWM
+ good price-performance ratio
+ G-Sync support
+ fast NVMe-SSD
+ stylish keyboard illumination
+ high gaming performance
+ 8 GB VRAM
+ fast processor
+ thin, nice design
+ acceptable battery runtimes

Cons

- no USB 3.1 Gen. 2
- touchpad leaves a cheap impression
- complicated maintenance
- no optical drive
- integrated battery

Verdict

In review: HP Omen 17-w110ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: HP Omen 17-w110ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

Many people think about business or office notebooks when they hear HP, but the Omen name represents the gaming series from HP. Our test model, the Omen 17-w110ng, can meet the expectations for a gaming notebook. Users get a powerful CPU/GPU combination inside a stylish chassis, but it is only made of plastic and there is no optical drive. The lack of such a drive is not a deal breaker when you consider gaming platforms like Steam, where you can download your games.

A bit questionable is the port selection with only three USB 3.0 ports. We would have at least expected one USB 3.1 Gen.2 port with a Type-C connector. HP should also have another look at the input devices. We are talking about the touchpad in particular, which leaves a cheap impression for this price range. The dimensions are not perfect, either, because a height of just 6.5 centimeters (~2.6 in) is not very generous.

All things considered, the HP Omen 17-w110ng is a good package for a fair price. The performance of the gaming system does not cause any criticism. The laptop runs very well, and you can enjoy games without any restrictions.

The overall package is pretty convincing, despite the mentioned drawbacks. The performance is very good, and the device was designed for gamers, which is supported by our test results. Intel's fast Core i7-6700HQ provides sufficient performance for all applications, and even demanding games can be played in FHD (sometimes even 4K) thanks to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070. The price is also appealing at 1800 Euros (~$2007). Comparable devices from the competition are often priced between 2000-2500 Euros (~$2230-$2787), so the Omen series from HP should definitely be on your short list.

HP Omen 17-w110ng - 10/26/2016 v5.1
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
72%
Connectivity
59 / 81 → 73%
Weight
55 / 66 → 80%
Battery
74%
Display
87%
Games Performance
94%
Application Performance
93%
Temperature
85 / 95 → 89%
Noise
67 / 90 → 74%
Audio
70%
Camera
69 / 85 → 81%
Average
75%
82%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > HP Omen 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070) Notebook Review
Sebastian Bade, 2016-11- 4 (Update: 2016-11- 8)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.