Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Gaming laptops are often expensive when compared to similar specced desktops. So today’s HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review will be focusing on helping us demystify it’s performance capability in relation to its price. We will take a look at some of the latest demanding games to see the types of FPS returns we could expect to see for this mobile gaming price point.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This laptop processor can run modern AAA titles with little problem and is an excellent laptop CPU gaming choice for 2021. Loaded up with plenty of processor cores, this CPU has 6, which is excellent for AAA gaming that wants extra cores for processing.
Graphics Card - This GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card is a good option for modern 2021 gaming and can run a number of AAA games smoothly. The 6GB VRAM found in this laptop’s GPU is certainly a good quantity for modern games.
System Memory - The 16GB RAM found in this machine is considered an excellent 2021 amount for modern AAA titles and a solid gaming machine.
Screen Size - This laptop panel is an excellent 2021 size at 17.3". This will certainly help gamers see in game details and text. You can game on smaller physical screens, but once you get to this sort of screen size its a nicer experience, while still providing mobile gaming.
Refresh Rate - If you are focused on a gaming laptop then ideally you want a refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz or more. A lot of laptops come with 60Hz and this will stop your games being able to run in more than 60 Frames per second. Even if you hardware is capable of far more frames per second. This laptop can be picked up with a refresh rate of 144Hz option. It is an excellent gamers choice for screen refresh rates.
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Grand Theft Auto VI, Battlefield 6 and Resident Evil 8 which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 1080p resolution, and at Ultra video settings. The GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile in this machine is currently capable of running 491 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 324 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB 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.
P2P rating of 7.9 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. There look to be a number of Omen 17t versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 10th in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
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 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||16%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||16%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||9%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||8%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||8%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||0%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||6%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||9%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||12%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||13%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||13%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||16%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||17%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||17%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||20%|
Our Omen 17t laptop should also be compared to today’s best Price to Performance model, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. When stacked up against this, our laptop has 110% worse rating difference on its P2P. It's worth noting that the very best P2P model has a recorded price of $999.00 to consider and of course this is purely a value for performance basis. Again only comparing against Price to Performance we can see that the second best model in today’s P2P ranking list is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, and our laptop is 99% worse when compared against this price to performance rating. The price of the 2nd best laptop is listed as $853.00.
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. So the laptop we have chosen for its CPU performance is the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz, which comes with a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor. That processor performs 53% better compared to our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Interestingly we can see 443 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s CPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 499 games are worse than our cpu performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the Battlefield 6 which currently our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz is 12% better next let's see how well it runs against Resident Evil 8. We can see it is 9% worse. Ok finally lets see it against Grand Theft Auto VI. Here our laptop is 3% better.
One of the most important focuses of a gaming PC is the graphics card and our review laptop is certainly no different. As such we will want to know how well our Omen 17t laptop performs in the graphical visuals area compared to what is available on the current laptop market. A great way to consider this is by putting it into a comparison against a well priced laptop that has the most powerful laptop GPU around at the moment, and then we can review its performance against that top graphics card laptop. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 65% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile from our review laptop.
Our laptop Graphics Card, the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 324 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 491 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 21% worse, and compared to Battlefield 6 it is 12% worse , where as against Resident Evil 8 it delivers 12% worse performance.
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB 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? A 4K panel laptop is often restricted to 60Hz. This means that even if you did have the hardware inside your laptop to run a game at 4K, you wouldnt be able to get more than 60 FPS. Most laptop hardware, and desktop hardware for that matter, is not capable of 4K ultra graphics on modern games. Our review laptop, the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has 144Hz monitor screen refresh rate of versions available.
To get back some of those missing FPS on a AAA game we lower the game’s displayed screen resolution and get some stability in the game’s performance. This is usually a last resort for gamers though and not the sort of action taken by someone who has just shelled out for a new 4K laptop. Lowering down from a native 4K resolution, perhaps to 1080p or 1440p ups the game’s FPS but veering from the native 4K resolution leaves a game looking blurry. Definition of graphics drops and surely this puts forward the need to question someone’s 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.
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
At the moment our advice would be, stick to the 1080p laptop panels for now. Your laptop remains portable and 4K laptop’s just aren't quite there yet. The 4K needs to be a no brainer but at the moment you will still have to lower resolution in game to get playable but sub par visuals that still can't raise above 60FPS.
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $307.73 it should go nicely with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. We like to review tracked prices for our suggested hardware and this 1440p monitor is no different. We spotted its lowest price, recorded on 9th Mar 2021, where it cost $229.99.
Why not grab a monitor like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K screen. It is currently coming in with the best price tag in the 4K range of monitors that we are watching, at $629.99 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. We price track a number of carefully chosen laptop peripherals and during these past couple of weeks we saw that this 4k monitor has seen a slight price increase, but despite that it is still better quality to value compared to our other favourite monitors. Its recent price increased by $580, so perhaps it can be found a little cheaper elsewhere at the moment Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you stream 4K content, films, services like Netflix then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be better than the 1080p alternative that the majority of laptops provide.
As you can probably gather from the information above, it's 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.
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $12.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $37, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. 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||$15.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.22|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$59.99|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Today this headset is priced at $39.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.