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 2070 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 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD hardware compares to other laptops available today.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2020. 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 - Modern AAA 2020 gaming with the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile is no problem, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice of GPU. Modern AAA gaming can lean on GPU VRAM and this graphics solution comes with 8GB. This makes it excellent for gaming.
System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB 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 - This laptop’s 17.3" panel size is excellent for 2020 gaming. It helps you see in game detail and feel like you have room to move your mouse about. This amount of physical space is certainly not essential but it will make this a viable laptop for gaming on the move.
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. This laptop can be found with a screen refresh rate of 144Hz. This laptop’s high refresh rate would make it excellent for serious gaming.
Getting a good price to performance gaming laptop is what we are all trying to do when looking for our next mobile machine. The key component in this is usually the graphics card. So we will of course be considering this hardware setup and how well it could run modern popular games like Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla to help us know if this graphics card and laptop is a good price to performance point. We do this by considering the gaming frame rates achieved at its native 1080p resolution while the games would be running at Ultra video settings. The GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile card that's powering the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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.
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own Omen 17t range.
With a P2P rating of 7.7 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. There look to be a number of Omen 17t versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 13th in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.
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 512GB SSD 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%|
Lets now see how our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 120% worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $986.99. Again only comparing against Price to Performance we can see that the second best model in today’s P2P ranking list is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, and our laptop is 104% worse when compared against this price to performance rating. The price of the 2nd best laptop is listed as $858.54.
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. 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.
The Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 466 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 499 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Games these days have a range of processor requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop CPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Cyberpunk 2077 and our laptop processor gets 24% better performance rating. Next we have Watch Dogs Legion where our CPU gets 24% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which has a performance difference of : 24% better, when put against our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
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 chosen this next laptop for its GPU power, which is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, and comes packing a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card. That graphics card performs 35% better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
Our laptop’s GPU can currently run 451 of today’s top 500 demanding games meeting their recommended Graphics Card requirements. This figure is 497 for the top 500 minimum requirement games that can be run by the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop GPU is 36% better in performance. Compared to Watch Dogs Legion our laptop graphics performance is 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? 4K laptops have a 60Hz screen refresh rate normally, that means a game would not be able to run at more than 60 frames per second even if the hardware could deliver more. While 60FPS would provide acceptable stability, a lot of gamers would prefer higher FPS than this. However, thats not the only issue here. Modern AAA game system requirements would need more powerful gaming hardware than is normally found in laptops, to play reliably at 4K Ultra graphics settings, even at 60FPS. We can see 144Hz panel refresh rate versions of this laptop are available. The higher the better.
So lowering a game’s screen resolution down to 1080p or 1440p during your gaming of modern AAA games will help get more frames per second. But in doing so, by down scaling the game resolution will then make the game look blurry on a native 4K laptop panel. So the purpose of getting a 4K laptop monitor for gaming maybe lost at this point. 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.
However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its 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.
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 $294.99. 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.
Perhaps you could grab something like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K gaming monitor we have spotted today. It is our current best priced 4K monitor at $829.99 with a 144Hz refresh rate. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $799. 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]
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.
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.
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $11.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $19 during these past two weeks. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked 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|
You could pick up a headset to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD. In our spotlight at the moment is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which today is $47.14. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.