The previous Omen 17 generation was somehow decent but not good enough to go against the competition in most aspects. Now, HP comes in strong with completely overhauled Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops that address most of the issues we had before the update, although we had fewer complaints about the 17-inch version. Anyway, HP manages to surprise with cool new design, better choice of materials, much better keyboard, usable touchpad and immersive 120Hz IPS display. The good news is that the price hasn’t changed all that much making the upgrade worthwhile and probably makes the Omen 17 the best value notebook in this price range.
Most of the hardware from the previous generation is here to stay – Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, up to 32GB of DDR$-2400 memory and M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD for storage. What’s new here is the expanded I/O – now the notebook has a USB-C 3.1 supporting Thunderbolt and a mini DisplayPort – and, of course, a new IPS panel that not only looks great but delivers buttery smooth gaming experience thanks to the fast 120Hz refresh rate and the support for G-Sync. So where’s the catch? Continue reading to find out more.
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