Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - With the Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor in this laptop its excellent for 2021 gaming, capable of running today’s game processor system requirements. The 6 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - Today’s AAA 2021 gaming is dealt with well by the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Not perfect but certainly this is a good gamer laptop choice of graphics card. This GPU has 6GB of VRAM. This is considered a good amount of VRAm for modern games but some graphics solutions have more.
System Memory - The system memory (16GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2021 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
Screen Size - The 17.3" panel found in this laptop we would consider an excellent size for modern 2021 AAA games, and the sort of screen size more serious gamers would be looking for.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. Ok so after that refresh rate recap we can see that this laptop can be found with the excellent gaming refresh rate of 144Hz. However, you can always look for others, but try to find something with more than 60Hz.
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Far Cry 6 or Battlefield 2042. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 1080p screen resolution. A first point of reference is seeing how many the mobile gpu, a GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile found in this laptop, can run of today's 500 most demanding games. In particular it would seem that it can currently run 318 at recommended graphics requirements and then 491 games at their min specs.
We really want to see how the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the Omen 17t model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
We score the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 8.3 out of ten on the P2P score today. Our price to performance rating value will change for all laptops automatically, as new hardware capability is put into modern laptops and the price for hardware adjusts. Here we look at how our version of this Omen 17t laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 3rd in this range for hardware value. Laptops closer to the 1st position of the model range represent the better gaming performance bang for your buck.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||6%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||0%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||1%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||1%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||9%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||10%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||16%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||19%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||22%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||22%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||23%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||23%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||26%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||28%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||28%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||31%|
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $999.00. This HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is currently 92% worse rating when comparing price to performance. Another great model is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $1049.00. Our Omen 17t laptop is 68% worse on Price to Performance.
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our Omen 17t laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz. With a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz CPU in it that performs 53% better compared to our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
The Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 442 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 499 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Far Cry 6 our laptop CPU is 11% better and then looking at Battlefield 2042 our laptop CPU is 12% better and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 12% better.
We may well be looking for a GPU centric laptop, and if that’s the case then let's see how this Omen 17t mobile pc competes with a top GPU performance laptop that is available today. We choose the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 65% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 318 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 491 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
How about we compare our laptop graphics performance against Halo Infinite Multiplayer recommended graphics requirement? Our laptop gets 12% worse performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s gpu against that game’s system specs gets 37% worse performance. We also see the 12% worse performance from our laptop gpu when looking at the game Battlefield 2042 for it’s graphics requirements.
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a physical 17.3" screen size and a fixed number of pixels in that screen of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, or 1080p resolution. So is it ok to go for a 1080p laptop like this one or should I be considering a 4K screen resolution laptop instead of this? We normally see a 60Hz screen refresh rate accompanying most 4K laptop panels. Which means a game would reach a top 60 FPS before it maxed out, even if the laptop’s hardware was powerful enough to deliver frame rates that were better than that. Today’s AAA games are usually too demanding for a 4K resolution anyway. This review laptop has 144Hz refresh rate versions available.
So a quick lowering of a AAA game’s screen resolution, from a native 4K laptop panel down to either 1080p or perhaps 1440p would increase the frame rate. And thus improve the stability of your gameplay. But a laptop display panel has a fixed number of pixels. Moving away from that exact number of pixels in a game lowers the definition quality of the graphics in the game. Making the experience sub par and if you do this often, then this seriously puts into question your choice for a 4K gaming laptop. If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor, to work nicely with our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, would be the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS, which is priced at $299.99 and has a refresh rate of 75Hz. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
Today’s most competitive 4K gaming monitor by price is Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and could work well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. It is priced at $629.99. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $580. Our 4k monitor price tracker recorded and marked its lowest price on 13th Nov 2020, it reached the lower price of $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
Hold that 4K gaming laptop cash for perhaps a more powerful GPU or fancy mouse or headset. That's our usual advice. Otherwise it might be a bit disheartening to pay for a 4K gaming laptop, and then be forced to turn the resolution down on modern games to get them to run smoothly.
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $37. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.85|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$53.99|
You could pick up a headset to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.