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 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 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 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop to return across the more demanding games of today.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2020 with little problem. 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 - The GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile is an excellent gaming GPU for 2020. With 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU, this graphics solution doesn’t have to worry about a shortage, when it comes to modern AAA gaming, making it an excellent choice..
System Memory - The system memory (16GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2020 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
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 - I personally wouldnt consider getting a gaming laptop with a screen panel that had a refresh rate of 60Hz. The refresh rate number is the number of times an image can be displayed to the screen by the laptop's own screen. So if I had paid more money for a good graphics card and CPU and RAM then even though the hardware might be able to get 150FPS on Ultra settings in the latest games, the laptop screen would only display 60FPS. The more FPS capable of being displayed to screen the smoother and sharper the response of the game you are playing. An ideal minimum refresh rate amount would be around 144Hz for a great gaming laptop, but you can certainly get some with even higher refresh rates than that. 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. The GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile card that's powering the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 497 at min system specs and will run 451 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the Omen 17t comes with. What we have done in this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
We review performance and allocate a P2P rating out of 10 that will adjust over time as the prices for hardware adjust. This laptop is currently given a 7.2 for P2P. Looking at how this configuration of the Omen 17t laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 23rd spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
|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 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||29%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||29%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||22%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||22%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||20%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||20%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||18%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||12%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||8%|
|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||6%|
|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||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||5%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||7%|
Lets now see how our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compares to the best P2P laptop, which is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our review laptop has 138% worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $986.99. Lets move down the P2P ranking list to position 2. Here we find the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, which has a price at $858.54. The Omen 17t laptop in this review is 121% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is 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.
Our laptop’s CPU can currently run 466 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended processor requirements. This figure is 499 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
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 Watch Dogs Legion which currently our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz is 24% better next let's see how well it runs against Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We can see it is 24% better. Ok finally lets see it against Cyberpunk 2077. Here our laptop is 24% better.
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 35% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Our laptop GPU beats 451 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 497 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 2070 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 36% better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 36% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 36% better.
This laptop’s panel has a physical 17.3" screen that delivers 1920x1080 pixels natively. But should you consider moving from this 1080p laptop and searching for a 4K laptop instead, with the intention of getting better visuals for your games or movies? 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. The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop’s monitor can be picked up with 144Hz refresh rate versions.
It would be more likely that we would have to lower the AAA game resolution to 1080p or maybe 1440p and by doing so get back some of the FPS to a playable level. But by doing this the game moves away from its native 4K resolution and starts to look unclear. The laptop has got 4K capable hardware? Well when you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
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.
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 wanted a desktop monitor to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop then this ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS would go well and has 75Hz and today’s price of $294.99. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $272.99, which we recorded on 5th Aug 2020.
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $829.99 and should be a nice accompaniment to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. 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 $799, so perhaps it can be found a little cheaper elsewhere at the moment The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $797.05, on 11th Aug 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
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.
For now in the laptop space, it looks best to stick with 1080p panels. This way your laptop’s physical size remains practical and portable, 17inch laptops are plenty big enough. And at the moment you will still have to lower game resolutions down from 4K, on the bigger hitting AAA titles, that would then get playable, but sub par visuals and you would still hit the 60FPS cap if your hardware could go beyond 60FPS.
You could pick up a mouse to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $11.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $19 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|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 headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $47.14. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 12th Mar 2020, which had it priced at $25.98.