Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD hardware compares to other laptops available today.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - The processor we find in this laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements with ease, making it an excellent 2020 laptop gaming choice for CPU. Games are beginning to lean on more CPU cores for extra processing. Fortunately this CPU has 6 cores, making it an excellent gamers processor choice.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can run plenty of modern AAA game releases in 2020 and is a good gaming laptop GPU choice. AAA games will use a fair amount of VRAM that is on the laptop graphics cards. This laptop GPU has 6GB of VRAM, which isnt the most amount of VRAM but it is still good enough for modern gaming.
System Memory - The 16GB of RAM found in this laptop is an excellent quantity to deal with the requirements of 2020 AAA gaming.
Screen Size - This laptop panel is an excellent 2020 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 - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. 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.
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 Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla 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. Coming loaded with the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, this laptop is capable of beating 493 games at their minimum system specs and 364 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games.
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop compared tto other gaming laptops, we focus on the performance ability of the hardware and then the relative price of the laptop. Of course a laptop is often more than just its core tech components, like CPU and GPU, but for this exercise we want a standardised way of looking across laptops to see what value they have to today’s laptop gamer. So we consider $ of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD is getting a 8.3 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. With these hardware components the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is placed at 4th position within the Omen 17t range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
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 SSD 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%|
We will now check against leading Price 2 Performance laptops outside of this model range to see how the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD compares. Looking at the best gaming laptop on price to performance, our laptop has 95% worse rating between its price to performance rating and today's best valued laptop, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 that is currently priced at $986.99. Right, now let's look at one more of the top placed Price to Performance models today. Comparing our Omen 17t laptop against the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 shows us that our laptop gets 81% worse rating against it for price to performance. The other laptop does currently have a listed price of $858.54 to consider.
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 43% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 466 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put in a similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 24% better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 24% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 24% better.
Shall we see if our review laptop holds out favourably against a top GPU performance focused laptop PC that is currently available. A top tier graphics focused laptop is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. Housing a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB GPU that performs 59% better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
Currently 364 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Or 493 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended graphics requirements, our laptop graphics card performs as follows - Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop video card is 16% better and then looking at Watch Dogs Legion our laptop GPU is 16% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 16% better.
We thought we would explore this question about best screen resolutions for your laptop, as it comes up a lot. This HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop has a 17.3" screen and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall and in other words has a 1080p resolution. With 60Hz being the usual screen refresh rate on 4K laptop panels this would cap a game to run at no more than 60 frames per second, even if the 4K laptop hardware could deliver more. And then most AAA games require more powerful hardware than a laptop houses to play stable 4K Ultra graphics setting games, even at a passable but, some would consider, a bit low, 60FPS. You can find the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD panel with 144Hz refresh rate variants.
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 1080p laptop has the hardware to run today’s AAA games comfortably at 4K, then plug your laptop into your desktop 4K monitor, when you are at home for some serious gaming sessions. As that desktop monitor probably isn't 60Hz restricted and is physically larger than the relatively small 17inch laptop screen size. We do just that here, with a 27inch 144Hz Nvidia GSync 1440p desktop monitor and an Alienware 51M laptop sporting a desktop RTX 2080.
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
Incidentally our research shows the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS as our best priced 1440p monitor today. This monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate and a price tag at the moment of $294.99. We like to review tracked prices for our suggested hardware and this 1440p monitor is no different. We spotted its lowest price, recorded on 5th Aug 2020, where it cost $272.99.
A nice performing 4K desktop monitor, should you want one to accompany this laptop, is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. Today it is priced at $829.99 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. We have noticed that this 4K monitor has raised its price by $799 recently. And while it is a good 4K monitor even at this current price, it could probably be found for a bit cheaper. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 11th Aug 2020, where it was seen at $797.05.
[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.
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 great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $11.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $19, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment 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|
|*||Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons||$11.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$16.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$44.99|
|***||Logitech G502 SE Hero||$55.99|
The gaming headset with today’s best price to value that would go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Its current price is $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.