HP Omen X 17-ap002ng
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Omen X 17-ap002ng
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2018
Source: PC Guia PT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Everyeye.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: With the Omen X by HP 17-ap002ng, which was designed for overclocking, users can define their own limits. The HP Omen X 17 is a real battleship, which is mainly due to its weight and dimensions. With dimensions of 425 x 327.2 x 36.4 mm, the device is a real knocker that would rather pass through as a desktop replacement than a portable notebook. This is supported by the weight of around 4.85 kg. It is thinner but heavier than other competitors' devices such as the MSI GT75VR. Thus, the HP Omen X 17 is actually only for players who want to retire their old desktop computer. HP uses a high-quality aluminum housing, whose screen cover is strikingly textured and is illuminated in red during operation. That definitely gets attention at the next LAN party. This is based on the so-called hinge-forward design, whereby the hinges are not flush with the base unit and the notebook still takes up additional space in the area behind the screen. The space behind the top case and the screen is almost exclusively used for cooling. With the Intel Core i7-7820HK processor (2.90 GHz) and factory-overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card unlocked, the 17-ap002ng remains cool thanks to advanced thermal management so the user can play even the most demanding games without throttling performance. There is a whopping 32 GB of DDR4 memory and a RAID array of two fast PCI Express SSDs. The display measures 17.3 inch in diagonal, featuring gamer friendly 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is characterized by 144 Hz panel as particularly responsive. This means the laptop can handle even the most demanding games.
While many manufacturers use a simple chiclet keyboard, HP equips the laptop with mechanical keys that are also lit by an RGB backlight. All buttons have a generous stroke of 2.5 mm and give a very good feedback. The only downside is that the keys are very loud, but they make a real clicking sound. The touchpad is relatively small with dimensions of about 102 x 59 mm, the sliding properties of the plastic surface are still passable but could be better especially the buttons, which give a rather spongy feedback. On the connection side, the HP Omen X 17 has a lot to offer. Connections such as the Ethernet interface or the video outputs are mounted behind the screen. Here, the top model of the Omen series provides a Gigabit Ethernet interface (but without Killer-NIC), an HDMI port and a mini DisplayPort and a USB 3.1 Type-A port. There are also two Type-C ports, both of which can handle the Thunderbolt-3 protocol. The Omen X 17-ap002ng is another highly specced gaming laptop to compete with the big names like Razer and Alienware. Somehow, the need for gaming laptops has increased in recent times and with this now profitable market, HP is definitely staying in it.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile: Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-7820HK: 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.
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.
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.
82.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.