HP Omen 17-w101ng


HP Omen 17-w101ng
HP Omen 17-w101ng (Omen 15-ce Series)
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM, Dual Channel
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Skylake QM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
,  GB 
, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD (PCIe, M.2 2280)
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 416 x 279 ( = 1.18 x 16.38 x 10.98 in)
62 Wh, 5663 mAh Lithium-Ion, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 (Bang & Olufsen Audio), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Internet Security Trial, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, CyberLink Power Media Player 14, CyberLink Power Director 12, 24 Months Warranty
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 472 g ( = 16.65 oz / 1.04 pounds)
1700 Euro



Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 90%, features: 87%, display: - % mobility: 87%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Omen 17-w101ng

87% OMEN by HP 17-w101ng
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85% performance: 90% features: 87% mobility: 87%
82% 惠普暗影精灵Ⅱ代PLUS评测:新生代游戏狂魔
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
인상적인 디자인, 강력한 성능의 17.3인치 게이밍 노트북 - HP 오멘 17
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; excellent display; good price. Negative: Average ergonomy; mediocre connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2016


Model: The HP Omen 17-w101ng is a powerful and high-performance laptop built specifically for gamers. The laptop measures at 41.6 x 27.9 x 30 mm and weighs at 3.35 kg. This is definitely not thin or light but it is good enough for a serious gaming laptop. In terms of design, it looks simple and smart. Apart from its red illuminated logo which is on the lid, it hardly passes as a gaming laptop when looked at. The same can be said when the lid is open. The red lighting extends to the keyboard's backlight but that is all. It doesn't have any lighting around its trackpad or crazy illuminated vents on the back of the laptop to shout gaming. On the other hand, its inside strongly suggests that this is a serious gaming laptop. It features very high hardware configurations such as an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB DDR4 RAM and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphic processor with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM for running heavy graphics. With these latest hardware specification built into the laptop, it can achieve top performance on games, multimedia content or productive work environment. As for storage, the HP Omen 17-w101ng is comes with a 128 GB M.2 SSD and 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA hard disk drive. The hybrid storage system is capable of achieving both faster boot up from the solid state disk and large storage size from the conventional hard disk drive for storing games, documents, multimedia files or other programs.

The display of the laptop is a 17.3-inch (43.9 cm) FHD IPS display. This allows comfortable working environment even with multiple open windows. Anti-glare coating prevents reflections very well, which is suitable for gamers on the go. Moreover, colors are very accurate with saturation kept at a very good level. The keyboard in this laptop is a full-size island-style backlit keyboard with a numeric keypad. The key travel is deep enough and the keyboard itself is good enough for gaming. This is mainly possible due to its size and thickness. The HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support is the same kind of units found in other HP models. It is good enough for normal usage but is outperformed by many other gaming laptops' trackpad.

Like most of HP laptops these days, the HP Omen 17-w101ng is equipped with quad HP speakers, which are tuned by Bang & Olufsen and HP Audio Boost. Its speakers are placed on top of the keyboard, which means clearer sound can be produced since the speakers are not covered. For the operating system, the HP Omen 17-w101ng runs on Windows 10 Home 64-bit. As for connectivity, it features integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN and an Intel 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo, which is Miracast compatible. Its 6-cell 95.8 Wh lithium ion battery is capable of delivering up to 15 hours of battery life according to HP. The Omen 17-w101ng is a good gaming laptop but for its price, there are many other alternatives from other gaming laptop manufacturers such as Alienware, Acer, MSI, and Asus.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
2.8 kg:

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).

84.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-27 (Update: 2016-09-27)