HP Omen 17-w216ng
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Omen 17-w216ng
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Finally, HP has made an excellent gaming laptop that’s worth considering and virtually has no serious drawbacks, except the usual ones that are intrinsic to almost all gaming notebooks – short battery life and heavy construction.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Despite some of its drawbacks, the HP Omen 17 (GTX 1070) makes it to our recommendation list as it has some few strong selling points that need to be considered. Unfortunately, build quality, feel and input devices are not one of them. The lid feels flimsy, the keyboard offers short key travel (and it’s not optimized for gaming) and the touchpad appears to be cheaply made. We’ve criticized the ASUS ROG GL702VS for its lack of premium materials but it still came to be sturdy while the same cannot be said about HP’s Omen 17.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2017
Source: The Indian Express Archive.org version
If you are looking for a good gaming laptop, then this must be in your shortlist. Since gamers are very choosy, the final pick will depend on what your gut tell you, but when it comes to experience and performance, you should not really bother much about what the Omen can do. Can this take on the Alienware? Yes. But can it win? That the gamers will tell you better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: While it's uncommon to hear HP and gaming in one sentence as of late this isn’t such the case. With the recent booming gaming notebook scene it is only natural HP would try to cater to such user’s with the introduction of the Omen line and the HP Omen 17-w216ng. Because HP is new to the gaming notebook market one can understand if HP’s design choices aren’t as grand as Dell’s Alienware but at the very least the Omen 17 seems to have a more humanly design. It sports a clean matte black chassis with HP's Omen log on the top. But don’t let its look discourage you as it is sure packing under the hood. Beginning with its bread and butter the Omen 17 is loaded with Intel’s latest 7th gen Core i7-7700HQ, 8 GB of RAM, a combo 1 TB hard disk and 128 GB of SSD storage along with its main firepower the Nvidia Geforce GTX1070 graphics processor. Being 17.3 inch big, it's surprisingly light for its size tipping the scales at 3.4 kg which should help those travelling gamers out there. Although it cannot be said the same for its display, while a standard FHD IPS panel would have been great for anything 15-inch and below, a 4K is an absolute must for a notebook of this size, although one might worry that the GPU might suffer that wouldn’t be the case since HP has taken the liberty to equip the Omen 17 with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 which by all accounts is certified 4K ready.
In terms of audio hardware, the Omen 17 is equipped with 4 Bang & Olufsen certified speakers, which delivers an excellent listening experience although an included subwoofer for a notebook of this size would have been more than a welcomed addition. Nonetheless sound quality remains great. Moving along to user inputs, HP has made use of their business notebook acumen to create an exceptional typing experience on the keyboard, the keyboard has a reasonable amount of key travel, which actually gives confidence to users while typing. Apart from that the keyboard also includes backlighting for those night owl gamers out there. Because this is a gaming notebook, HP has also taken the liberty to include an Omen branded mouse as part of the package despite not being the best mice out there, it still proves decent. In summary: If you are looking for a reasonably hassle-free gaming notebook the HP Omen 17 might actually be a good choice. The HP Omen 17 is certainly a new generation gaming laptop. It packs the power for serious gaming but has a more clean, sleek look rather than the usual bulky, alien-like design.
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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-7700HQ: 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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.