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The HP Omen 15 convinces with a good display and long battery life

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The HP Omen 15 is available for purchase for under 1,250 Euros (~$1,480) and offers good gaming performance in return. In addition, the gaming powerhouse could convince in the test with good battery life.
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The HP Omen 15 is a gaming laptop with a great 15.6-inch display, which is delivered to the customer with good calibration out of the box. We were even able to get a bit more out of it in the test through our own calibration, so that the color-space deviations could be reduced even further. The gaming aspect also includes the 144 Hz option, which further underlines the device's application scope. Plastic is the predominant material in the case, which doesn't feel very high quality in our opinion. In addition, the matte surfaces provide for clearly visible fingerprints.

Being a gaming device, the performance of the CPU and GPU is naturally of extreme importance. However, considering the purchase price, HP has found a good middle ground here. An Intel Core i5-10300H runs in our test configuration along with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Even the newest titles can be played with them. The RAM is large enough at 16 GB, but with 512 GB of storage space, the SSD is only enough for the entry level, because it's not possible to store many games on this SSD next to the operating system. Installing a second storage drive can aid with this, and the HP Omen 15 offers two M.2 slots.

The big advantage of the HP Omen 15 is its large battery with a capacity of almost 71 Wh; it convinced in the WLAN test with long battery life. Had HP optimized the energy management in idle usage, even a longer runtime would have been possible here. The Omen 15 scored further plus points with its connectivity. The variety of connections leaves almost nothing to be desired, and Thunderbolt 3 is also on board. In regard to wireless communication, there's even the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.

The cooling unit, which was always audible even in idle usage, is worthy of improvement. In addition, the two fans turned up quite a bit under load, and due to the high-frequency fan noise, the measured noise level seemed even louder from a subjective standpoint.

If you choose the Omen 15 with the Core i5-10300H and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, you'll get a fast system that is completely sufficient for the most common games. But if your focus is more on CPU performance, you should take a closer look at the Omen 15 with the stronger SoCs. The manufacturer also has native hexa-core devices in its portfolio here. The same applies to the built-in graphics card.

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Sebastian Bade
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Bade - Senior Tech Writer - 259 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
I was already interested in technology from an early age, and I was able to study for my dream job as an IT Systems Electronics Engineer. Subsequently, I started 12 years of military service, during which I learned a lot about technology and constantly kept my knowledge up to date with the latest developments. As I like to share my knowledge, I found Notebookcheck was a very good opportunity for this. In addition, I also work a lot with water cooling and network security.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 298 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sebastian Bade, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-22)