HP Omen X 17-ap000nf
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Reviews for the HP Omen X 17-ap000nf
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% mobility: 40%
Model: The HP Omen X 17-ap000nf is a gaming laptop that features high-performance hardware and top-notch build quality. It falls under the HP’s added new massive gaming collection, the Omen X Laptop. The Omen X 17 is a 17.3-inch notebook equipped with a mechanical keyboard, a rather rare item in the world of notebook PC gamers. The case of this 17.3-inch laptop is characterized by aggressive lines and a metal finish. The textured back panel of the display housing gives a nice flair that works with the RGB-backlit logo to make the device pop. The only downside is that the black semi-gloss finish across the brushed metal surfaces only looks nice until it is touched. Fingerprints and smudges stick to the body like glue and require effort to remove. When the laptop is turned on, the entire backlighting of the mechanical keyboard goes into action, illuminating the internal tray with a thousand lights. All colors and areas are customizable via the Omen Command Center. The keyboard temperature remains almost unchanged when the system is under load. The palm rests also stay nice and cool while gaming.
The 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display is another focal point of the Omen X 17, primarily due to its 120 Hz refresh rate. The screen is also reasonably bright at about 330 nits, although the bottom left corner is a bit dimmer than the rest of the panel. This is only noticeable on dark screens and isn't distracting during normal use. Since it is an IPS panel, viewing angles are good. As for hardware specification, the Omen X 17 has a solid seventh generation Intel Core i7, the 7820HK, one of the most powerful of its generation, associated with 16 GB of DDR4 (expandable). Its operating frequency of up to 3.9 GHz in Turbo mode (2.9 GHz base) is ample to run all programs. The Omen X 17 has a GTX 1070 graphics processor. Despite its two years of existence, it still holds the road when it comes to running the games on the 17.3-inch screen. HP places a 256 GB PCIe SSD (Samsung brand) SSD on the motherboard. The 99 Wh battery does a respectable job of powering the device for normal use. While most large gaming notebooks have similarly large batteries, the Omen X 17's leaves them in the dust. Even without the benefit of Nvidia's Optimus, the Omen X 17 can last about five and a half hours under normal usage. At the back, the laptop includes the wired network connection, HDMI video outputs, and a mini DisplayPort, and all three USB Type-A ports, and two Type-C (Thunderbolt 3 compatible). On the sides of the device, there are two USB 3.0 jacks (one on each side), an SD card reader, and the usual analog audio jacks.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): 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.
7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.» 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).
72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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