Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
If you adjust the spec you are looking at on a gaming laptop, the price hikes up and makes it harder to judge price to performance. Today's HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop review is going to give us all a good sense of these sorts of values. We will take a look at what sort of performance you can expect the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop to return across the more demanding games of today.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - An excellent CPU for running AAA game requirements, especially during the 2020 gaming year. It will be solid for some time to come as well. With 6 of CPU cores available, this processor doesn’t have to worry too much about gaming processes bottlenecking as few games will be able to use all of these cores completely
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile comes with a good performing graphics card for AAA 2020 gaming. The 6GB VRAM found in this laptop’s GPU is certainly a good quantity for modern games.
System Memory - This system memory, 32GB, is excellent for meeting 2020 AAA game requirements.
Screen Size - The 17.3" panel found in this laptop we would consider an excellent size for modern 2020 AAA games, and the sort of screen size more serious gamers would be looking for.
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. This laptop can be picked up with a refresh rate of 144Hz option. It is an excellent gamers choice for screen refresh rates.
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion in ultra graphics settings on its native 1080p resolution. With the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 493 games at their minimum system requirements and 364 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD to all other laptops in terms of how much its $ reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
Our price and performance review leads us to allocate all laptops a P2P rating out of 10, which is relative to all laptops for comparison purposes and gets adjusted over time as the prices for hardware adjust and new more capable hardware is created. This laptop is currently given a 8 for P2P out of 10. This laptop’s configuration, when compared to its own Omen 17t lineup, is currently placed at 9th once we order it by the price to performance figure. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position is preferable.
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 512GB SSD model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||7%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||5%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||5%|
|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||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||2%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||8%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||11%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||14%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||15%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||15%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||18%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||20%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||20%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||22%|
It's good to see how this Omen 17t laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has 108% worse performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $986.99. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $858.54. We see our Omen 17t laptop scores 93% worse against it for price to performance.
As a point of benchmark lets see how well our laptop looks when directly compared on processing performance against the top CPU focused laptop currently available. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 43% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
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.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop CPU is 24% better and then looking at Watch Dogs Legion our laptop CPU is 24% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 24% 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 have the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it, which currently has 59% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile.
Our laptop GPU beats 364 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 493 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
How about we compare our laptop graphics performance against Assassins Creed: Valhalla recommended graphics requirement? Our laptop gets 16% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Cyberpunk 2077, which shows the review laptop’s gpu against that game’s system specs gets 16% better performance. We also see the 16% better performance from our laptop gpu when looking at the game Watch Dogs Legion for it’s graphics requirements.
This laptop has a 17.3" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD’s 1080p panel? The refresh rate of a 4K laptop panel is often 60Hz. This figure sets a 60 frames per second cap that locks a game to no matter the capability of the hardware in the 4K laptop. However, today’s AAA games, when running at Ultra graphics settings and 4K resolution, usually require hardware that we don't see in laptops or desktops to even reach that 60FPS cap. The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop’s monitor can be picked up with 144Hz refresh rate versions.
As a somewhat last resort a gamer could lower a game’s displayed screen resolution away from the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. Dropping down to 1080p or maybe 1440p would deliver more frames per second in game and help provide a more stable FPS in modern AAA games. But taking this action, moving away from the native 4K resolution, immediately reduces game graphics definition and makes it look blurry. Not an ideal situation on a new gaming 4K laptop. But if the laptop does have the hardware to run today's AAA titles at 4K resolution, a normal sized portable PC comes with a 15 or 17 inch panel. This might not be physically big enough to make the most of the splendors of your game. It would of course look great still, but perhaps a dedicated monitor for your desk, one that isnt 60Hz restricted would accommodate that gaming scenario.
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.
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.
The 1440p gaming monitor that has a great price today and should be a nice accompaniment to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. Its current price is $294.99 and it has a 75Hz refresh rate. To help you get a bit more insight into the pricing trends of this 1440p monitor, we have price tracked this monitor and saw its lowest price recorded at $272.99, which was taken on 5th Aug 2020.
The 4K Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz display is our current suggestion if you wanted to grab a desktop monitor. With a $829.99 price at the moment it also has a 144Hz refresh rate. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $799, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for cheaper. For some extra info about this 4k monitor, during our price tracking we can see the lowest price recorded by us was $797.05, which was on 11th Aug 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
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, 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.
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $11.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $19. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $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|
A good value gaming headset available at the moment, one that should go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD is, HyperX Cloud Stinger with a price of $47.14. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.