HP Omen 17-w012ng
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Omen 17-w012ng
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 90%
Model: The HP Omen is steadily becoming a sought after gaming laptop and the HP Omen 17-w012ng variant is no different. The discreet design of the HP Omen 17-w012ng looks sleek with its patterned dark grey finish highlighted by the red glossy Omen logo on the lid. Edges are smooth and the hinge is well designed, solidly holding the display up. The Windows 10 Home 64-bit laptop comes with a chiclet-style keyboard with red backlights. Display on the HP Omen 17-w012ng is a 17.3 inch WLED anti-reflective UHD IPS panel. Colors are beautifully rendered and the screen excels in clarity.
The laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, 16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM and an Nvidia GTX 965M GPU with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM. This combination will get you though most current and future gaming titles. Storage on the HP Omen 17-w012ng is a combination from 256 GB NVMe M.2 SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Audio quality is impressive with stereo speakers by Bang & Olufsen. Other features on the HP Omen 17-w012ng include an HDMI out, a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports and a card reader. The 2.85 kg device comes equipped with a 5 cell Li-Ion battery rated at 62 Wh.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: Lower high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell chip GM204 and GM206 (newer 2016 version with higher clock rates). Part of the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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).
79.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.