Runs like a dream, handles any recent games on ultra settings smoothly (60-140fps +) and older games run like butter (100-max fps+ on the 144hz display) temps max out at around 87c for the cpu and 75c for the gpu under load when running in default mode and the performance mode gives a notable uptick in performance but does make it run a bit warmer so be aware. The comfort mode barely puts a dent in performance and does help cool things down somewhat. Speakers are loud and bassy, which is nice for a laptop; an improvement it seems on the 2017 model which was already decent and the IO is brilliant. The RGB keyboard isnt anything spectacular but it looks nice enough and you have a little customization control via the brilliant OMEN command centre (only thing it needs is an overlay function for vitals, fps and ping) only negs are its an adjustment to get used to this style of keyboard if you've used standard PC keyboards your whole life and that the surfaces can be a bit of a finger print magnet. The bottom panel comes of well if you take your time and use a guitar pick to help lever the clips after unscrewing, and it was quick as a flash to pop in an extra 1tb 2.5" ssd which would be the only thing it was lacking in hardware; extra storage. All in all its been about 2 weeks, ive bench tested the bejeesus out of the thing and its looking brilliant. About 6600 on 3DMARK if that means anything to you and 6800 with a cooling pad. Im extremely happy with this rig and omen support is wonderful. 5 stars from me with such value.
Omen by HP 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Graphics (8GB GDDR6 dedicated), 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15-dc1079wm
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About This Item
- Operating system: Windows 10 Home
- Processor: Intel® Core? i7-9750H
- Display: 15.6-inch diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
- Memory: 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
- Internal storage: 512 GB PCIe® NVMe? M.2 Solid State Drive
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Graphics (8 GB GDDR6 dedicated)
- Sound: Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers
- Battery life: Up to 4 hours and 45 minutes (mixed usage) Up to 4 hours (video playback) Up to 2 hours and 30 minutes (wireless streaming)
- Wireless: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 Combo (Supporting gigabit file transfer speeds) (MU-MIMO supported)
- Camera: HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
- Product weight: 5.12 lb
- Keyboard: Full-size island-style customizable 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
Intel Core i7-9750H
|Hard Drive Capacity|
|Manufacturer Part Number|
? Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 Combo (Supporting gigabit file transfer speeds) (MU-MIMO supported)
|Maximum RAM Supported|
512 GB PCIe® NVMe? M.2 Solid State Drive
Manuals & Guides
The GPU is Max-Q
It's actually 2070 Max-Q, which is different from the community's answer and the HP expert team's answer. Disappointing that they make such mistakes. I'm returning it now. But I have only checked the GPU version and I don't think there are other defects about this item that I can tell. Please don't make the same mistakes again.
Do Not Buy! Graphics card issues!
As stated by another buyer, after each geforce update, the computer stops recognizing the graphics card. Ive returned it and exchanged it for another with the same problem. Spent over 40 hours on the phone with HP and Nvidia trying to fix it. No luck. No one has any idea why it stops detecting after updates. Returned to store. Do NOT buy!
It runs really hot.
So after using this laptop for a solid week my fingertips would be sore because of how warm the keyboard was getting. The left side was just barely usable, but the right side would be almost untouchable after about 30-45 minutes of gaming. I undervolted the CPU and ran it on a laptop cooling pad. The CPU temperature would stay between 85-90 degrees C but evidently it sent the heat directly to the keyboard. I saw another review here stating that the Nvidia RTX card would disappear. I too experienced this, however you could go to device manager and there was an unknown PCI Express device that you could just update the driver on and it would then find the 2070 RTX card again. I did it twice (which is sort of ridiculous) but between that and the heat I returned it. Pity because the laptop ran all the games I threw at it with no problems (other than heat).
Problems in GPU
First this GPU is 2070max-q. Now I have used it for about 2 weeks. There is a problem that the GPU sometimes cannot be detected. (It is said that the GPU is not connected to the computer). The problem cannot be solved by restarting the PC but reinstalling win10. Thus I think it is a software problem, and I don't know it is the problem from Microsoft, Nvidia or HP. I have to redownload every software and game, which is a lot waste of time. The problem appears twice and I think I will definitely return/replace it if the problem occurs the third time. This might be a problem for just my laptop, but just be aware from it. Other than the problem, the laptop is good. The screen is 144Hz, the weight is light, the graphic performance is strong, the temperature is a little bit high around the WASD region but tolerancable, the fans is noisy so you'd better wear a headphone. Finally, the price makes it a competitive gaming laptop.
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