Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Gaming laptops are often expensive when compared to similar specced desktops. So today’s HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop review will be focusing on helping us demystify it’s performance capability in relation to its price. We will take a look at some of the latest demanding games to see the types of FPS returns we could expect to see for this mobile gaming price point.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is an excellent 2020 hardware component for running modern AAA games. 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 - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. The 8GB that this graphics solution has is excellent for all modern gaming.
System Memory - The system memory (32GB) 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 - This panel, which is 17.3", is excellent for displaying 2020 AAA game details and having some nice space to showcase games on. We are often looking for a gaming laptop to have at least a 17 inch screen, to give the gaming laptop enough viewability for game details. The smaller the screen, the harder it can be to see some details on the game menus and hover over tips, that are so common in games nowadays.
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. 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.
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassins Creed: Valhalla. We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 1080p. Now this comes with the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile installed as the mobile graphics card, and at the moment it is capable of running 497 games at their minimum graphics system specs and then running 451 recommended specs of today’s top 500 most demanding games.
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 will compare across all permutations of the Omen 17t model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
We currently give the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop a 7.4 out of 10 for its P2P score. Where the higher the better rating. As mentioned the figure will adjust as new hardware is released and performance expectations shift over time. This version of the Omen 17t laptop is currently positioned at 19th when ordered in the range lineup for Price to Performance value rating. The closer to 1st place the better gaming performance it deliver for its price.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||27%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||27%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||19%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||18%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||18%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||15%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||9%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||8%|
|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||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||3%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||2%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||3%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||3%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||6%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||7%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||10%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $986.99. Our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is 132% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Another great model is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $858.54. Our Omen 17t laptop is 116% worse on Price to Performance.
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our Omen 17t laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. So the laptop we have chosen for its CPU performance is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p, which comes with a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor. That processor performs 43% better compared to our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Today there are 466 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 499 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
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.
A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. Today’s MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB to compare against our GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 35% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
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.
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.
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. 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. You can find the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel with 144Hz refresh rate variants.
Dropping a game’s screen resolution down below the native 4K resolution to 1080p or 1440p, would possibly deliver the much needed FPS for stable modern AAA gaming. Down scaling that native resolution comes at a price, though. As soon as you step away from the native resolution of any monitor/ panel it lowers the clean definition of a game as the physical number of screen pixels don't match those being sent by the game. The game starts to look blurry. If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
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?
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.
Here is today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2, ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that is currently priced at $294.99. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $272.99, which we recorded on 5th Aug 2020.
Why not grab a monitor like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K screen. It is currently coming in with the best price tag in the 4K range of monitors that we are watching, at $829.99 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. 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 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]
The primary 4K use would most likely be streaming movie and TV content at that resolution, assuming you have access to these services in 4K. At which point perhaps its 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.
If you are looking for a good value mouse to go with your HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, then the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $11.99. Today's best value and good quality mouse has enjoyed a price reduction of $19, and provides another reason for us to suggest it to compliment 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|
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, then the HyperX Cloud Stinger is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $47.14. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.