Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Welcome to our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 performance to price review. We know its hard trying to find a way of knowing which new laptop makes the most sense. When speccing out a new laptop, as soon as you adjust a component the price jumps up and the performance gain from that component leaves you uncertain if that is worth it. We will be addressing exactly that here today. We will also be looking at how well this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop can run today’s modern demanding games
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB 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. This laptop CPU has 6 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - This graphics card, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, is good at running 2021 AAA titles and a good choice for a gamer on the move. The GPU in this laptop comes with 6GB of VRAM. This is a good amount for today’s AAA games.
System Memory - This laptop’s 32GB RAM can deal with everything modern games can throw at it and is a good step towards this being an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has what we would consider, an excellent laptop panel size for 2021 games. It will help the gamer see in-game menus and be able to see some of the detail offered in game, without having to squint. Having at least a 17.3" panel seems to be the right way to go for gaming at the moment.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. The top refresh rate for this laptop is 144Hz which is excellent for gaming. Get a panel with over 60Hz refresh rate would certainly be suitable for gaming.
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. We find a GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 491 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile is also capable of running 318 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the 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 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 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.
A 7.6 P2P score rating out of 10 has been allocated today to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This value will adjust automatically as hardware and modern performance requirements from laptops improve over time. With these hardware components the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is placed at 16th 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||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||22%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||22%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||16%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||16%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||14%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||14%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||6%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||3%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||6%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||7%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||7%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||11%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||13%|
Looking outside of the Omen 17t laptop range we can compare our review laptop to today’s leading Price to Performance laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which has a recorded price of $999.00. Our laptop has 122% worse rating when comparing on just price to performance against that best bang-for-your-buck laptop. Right, now let's look at one more of the top placed Price to Performance models today. Comparing our Omen 17t laptop against the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 shows us that our laptop gets 94% worse rating against it for price to performance. The other laptop does currently have a listed price of $1049.00 to consider.
If you are looking for a strong CPU focused laptop then let's compare this Omen 17t laptop with the top CPU performance focused laptop available today and see how it compares. Using the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for the best CPU laptop performer comparison tests with our laptop. This puts the top end Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor from that laptop against our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 53% better in performance compared to our review laptop.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 442 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.
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 2042 which currently our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz is 12% better next let's see how well it runs against Halo Infinite Multiplayer. We can see it is 12% better. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 11% better.
Now lets see how well our review laptop holds up compared against graphical performance with the top performing GPU laptop available today. Lets look at the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 65% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
Our laptop GPU beats 318 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 491 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 37% worse performance while against Battlefield 2042 it’s 12% worse and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 12% worse.
If you are looking for future proof laptops it doesnt take long before people are exploring the 4K panel laptops, but are they really the right choice or should you be focusing on a top end laptop that has the hardware to deliver 1080p gaming. The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2’s 17.3" physical panel produces a native 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. A 4K laptops will likely run with 60Hz screen refresh rate, so should the laptop’s hardware be able to get good frame rates at 4K resolution and due to the refresh rate the laptop would max out at 60 frames per second as its screen would not be capable of delivering any higher. Modern games in Ultra graphics settings are also normally too demanding for a 4K resolution anyway. You can find the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 panel with 144Hz refresh rate variants.
Drop the 4K screen resolution on your AAA games to 1080p to increase the games frame rate to something more playable, and in doing so will make a game look blurry as it wouldn't be displayed in the 4K laptop’s native resolution. And so is there a point in getting a 4K screen laptop at the moment? And if your laptop does have the power to run some of the modern games in 4K Ultra, you are likely to want to enjoy them on a larger than 17inch laptop panel. So at a later point perhaps buy a dedicated monitor for your desk that isnt 60Hz restricted, for those games, thus keeping your laptop for mobility.
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
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.
Today’s well priced 1440p desktop monitor we have found is a ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that has a 75Hz refresh rate and priced at $299.99. The suggested 1440p monitor price tracker recorded on 9th Mar 2021, where it reached the low cost price of $229.99.
Today's best priced 4K gaming monitor comes with a 144Hz refresh rate. It is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and is currently priced at $629.99. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $580, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for cheaper. 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]
Possibly a suitable purpose for a 4K laptop would be if you were keen to watch 4K streaming services like Netflix. At which point perhaps it's enough of a selling point for you to consider a 4K laptop?
Perhaps in the future the 4K gaming laptop would make sense but for now certainly move forward on the 1080p laptop over the 4K options. This way your new laptop remains, well mobile and built for purpose. Picking up a 4K laptop for gaming should be a great choice but at the moment you would sadly be turning down the display quality by dropping resolution or game settings to get the game to deliver more FPS, and even then the 4K panel will likely be capped at 60FPS due to the hertz refresh rate it often comes with.
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its price tag today is $12.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value mouse. 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. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $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|
Of our regular price tracked gaming headset the best value headset today is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. With its a current price of $36.99 it should work well with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $34.99.