HP Omen 17 (Review)

Just the way you love it, HP is ready to serve it! It’s no new thing that people play games for a living and some for fun, but when the right tools isn’t available it could be pretty boring. So, HP took a tour around the technology world and branded this masterpiece with the best gaming experience.

HP Omen 17 is a massive gaming laptop that provides a large 17.3inches display for a great gaming experience. This hug gaming set keeps you thrilled in its safe unfailing full HD and Ultra HD (4k) options and a 6th or 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor power. We’ve just started, so much more to unravel.


HP Omen 17’s Outlook

This laptop ain’t one of those laptops you carry around on trips, ’cause the HP Omen is really gigantic in size. It’s best you fix it on the office desk or at home, but carrying it on trips? Na, that’s not an option.

It’s not embarrassingly big or intimidating as other gaming laptops of same look and size, but it’s big Size is quite noticeable. It’s got a display screen of 17.3inches which can be purchased in full HD (1920 x 1080) or Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)- you make your choice!

It’s got a bouncy keyboard with a really exciting red backlight feel. It has an Intel RealSense 3D Camera just at the top of the screen. It has a Quad-Speaker system with Bang & Olufsen. The HP Omen 17 supports facial recognition for unlocking it.

It has USB 3.0 ports, giving way to the connection of external keyboard and mouse. HDMI port, Mini Display port, and Ethernet can be gotten. This gaming masterpiece can make use of dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2.

Unique Performance

Before any gaming laptop is put on the preference list, performance is a key consideration, and HP Omen 17 has settled this course- see for yourself!

HP Omen 17 sports a 6th or 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor (4-cores). This gaming demon is packed with the razor teeth of a wide range of discrete graphics card.

You have a choice to go for a VR-ready NVIDIA Ge-force GTX 1070 with 8GB dedicated graphics memory or a more pocket-friendly NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with a 6GB dedicated graphics memory. Or a more affordable older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 4GB dedicated graphics memory.


The HP Omen 17 is fortified with fine claws to support up to 16GB DDR4 RAM. For storage, you have for 1Terabyte hard drive (7200rpm) or 2TeraByte hard drive (5400rpm). With the Windows 10 Home, it’s super ready to get your tasks all done!

HP Omen 17 Specs

Here are a few specs of the HP Omen 17 Gaming Notebook:

General Features

OS: Windows 10 Home 64

Processor: 6th/7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M Discrete Graphics (up to 8GB dedicated graphics memory)

Memory: up to 16GB RAM

Colours: Black

Dimension: 41.6 x 27.9 x 2.99 cm

Weight: starting at 2.85 kg

Display & Keyboard

Display: 17.3-inch back-lit LED Display (1920 x 1080 pixels or 3840 x 2160 pixels), anti-glare

Keyboard: Full-sized Backlit Keyboard (Red Light)

Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi gestures support


Built-in Storage: 1TB HDD (7200 rpm), 2TB HDD (5200 rpm), 128GB SDD

Optical Storage: Yes, DVD (Optional)

Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

Webcam: Yes, HP Wide Vision HD Camera

USB Ports: Yes, 3 USB 3.1 ports (some models offer 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0)

DisplayPort: Yes, 1 port (Mini DisplayPort)


Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port

SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot

Mic/Headphone: Yes


WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast

Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2

Broadband: No

Docking Connector: No

Other Features

Audio by Bang & Olufsen

Quad Speaker System

HP CoolSense

NVIDIA G-Sync Technology

HP Security Manager

Windows Recovery Manager


Battery: HP 6-cell, 95.8 Wh Li-ion Battery

Use Time: up to 4 hours, 15 minutes

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