Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Today's gaming laptop review, for the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, will be taking a good look at how well its price compares to the hardware we find inside it. We will also have a look at the type of gaming performance it gets when running today’s more demanding games and help you judge if this is a gaming laptop that is worth your cash.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This laptop processor can run modern AAA titles with little problem and is an excellent laptop CPU gaming choice for 2021. 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 - A GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - This laptop system memory is excellent at meeting today’s 2021 system requirements demands and with its 16GB of RAM it will certainly meet the requirements of games into the near future as well.
Screen Size - An excellent panel size, the 17.3" screen on this laptop has the physical viewability and real estate for 2021 games to be clearly displayed. Sometimes getting smaller laptops can mean squinting and struggling to see menu wording in games or being able to read hover over tags of units.
Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop And so considering that, this laptop is available with up to 144Hz as its refresh rate. This high refresh rate would be an excellent choice in a gamers laptop, but anything over 60Hz would be suitable.
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Resident Evil 8 and Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 495 games at their min specs and then 435 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 to all other laptops in terms of how much its $ reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
With a P2P rating of 7.7 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. With a number of Omen 17t laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 12th position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.
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|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 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||20%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||20%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||12%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||12%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||4%|
|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||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||0%|
|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||2%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||5%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||8%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||9%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||9%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||13%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||16%|
How about we compare our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($999.00) and our laptop is 118% worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $853.00. Our Omen 17t laptop currently has 106% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this Omen 17t laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 53% better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz which is found in this review laptop.
Our laptop CPU beats 443 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 499 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop CPU is 3% better and then looking at Resident Evil 8 our laptop CPU is 9% worse and finally compared to Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition it has a performance difference : 23% 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. We have the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card in it, which currently has 40% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 435 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 ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 495 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Grand Theft Auto VI delivers 4% worse performance while against Resident Evil 8 it’s 4% better and finally compared to Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition it has a performance difference : 20% worse.
A common thing to explore is, what is the best gaming laptop screen resolution at the moment, as our review laptop is a 1080p. This laptop also has a 17.3" physical screen size (that's measured from a top corner to the bottom corner on the other side of the screen) and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall resolution. 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 particular laptop refresh rate options are 144Hz.
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? However, a 1080p laptop could very well have some good hardware in it, capable of playing AAA games comfortably at 4K with a few graphics setting tweaks. If this is the case then hook up the gaming laptop to a 4K or 1440p desktop monitor, for some serious home based gaming sessions. A decent desktop monitor is not going to have 60Hz getting in the way of extra FPS and is going to be enjoyably larger than the 15inch or 17inch screen thats most common on laptops.
The primary use we can think of is for streaming 4K movie and TV content, assuming you have access to these services. If this is your primary use for the laptop, rather than gaming then it certainly might be worth considering this.
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.
If you are looking for a desktop monitor with a reasonable refresh rate to accompany the well priced HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, then the 1440p ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS is our favourite today. It has a 75Hz refresh rate and is currently priced at $299.00. 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 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. The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $549.99, on 13th Nov 2020.
[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?
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 mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and 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. Reviewing all our records the lowest tracked price we have for this mouse was recorded on 15th Aug 2020, where it was priced at $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 regular price tracked gaming headset the best value headset today is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. With its a current price of $39.99 it should work well with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.