Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
If you are looking for the best priced gaming laptop and was wondering how well the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 can run today’s latest games, then you are in the right place. We will be focusing this review on exploring how the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 performs against the most demanding games around and really getting a better understanding of this laptop’s price to performance today.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB 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. 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 - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile is no problem, making this an excellent gaming laptop choice of GPU. 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 2021 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
Screen Size - A laptop with a 17.3" screen size, like we find on this laptop, puts it into the excellent category for mobile laptops and top end 2021 gaming. Of course it always needs the hardware to backup this up.
Refresh Rate - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. After considering that, we can see that this laptop has an excellent 144Hz gaming laptop refresh rate. But otherwise for peace of mind, try and find a laptop panel that is more than 60Hz and that will still be ok.
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 Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite Multiplayer 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. This laptop has the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile in it. Of the 500 most demanding games around today this graphics card is capable of running 495 games at minimum system requirements and 434 games at their recommended system requirements.
Have you been looking for the best gaming laptop for your buck? Well you have probably encountered what we have, which is that, only certain laptops are normally reviewed and even then the review is often using games that are now getting out of date. So we decided to factor in all permutations of the Omen 17t model range and compare them against the price adjustments those hardware variations incur when you change a GPU, for example. And so we have created this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop price to performance review with a P2P rating to help standardise our comparisons.
A 7 P2P score rating out of 10 has been allocated today to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This value will adjust automatically as hardware and modern performance requirements from laptops improve over time. There look to be a number of Omen 17t versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 28th 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||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||36%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||36%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||28%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||28%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||26%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||26%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||24%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||20%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||20%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||17%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||16%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||13%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||11%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||8%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||5%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||4%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||4%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||2%|
Looking outside of the Omen 17t laptop range we can compare our review laptop to today’s leading Price to Performance laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which has a recorded price of $999.00. Our laptop has 146% worse rating when comparing on just price to performance against that best bang-for-your-buck laptop. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $1049.00. Comparing our Omen 17t laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 115% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
If you are looking for a strong CPU focused laptop then let's compare this Omen 17t laptop with the top CPU performance focused laptop available today and see how it compares. For processor focused performance we choose the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for today’s comparison. This top end CPU laptop comes with a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor in it that performs 53% better if we put it against our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor.
The Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 442 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.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Halo Infinite Multiplayer recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 12% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 11% better performance. We also see the 12% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Battlefield 2042 for it’s processor requirements.
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. Lets look at the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 40% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 434 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.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended graphics requirements, our laptop graphics card performs as follows - Far Cry 6 our laptop video card is 17% worse and then looking at Battlefield 2042 our laptop GPU is 4% better and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 4% 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. 4K laptops would likely come with a 60 FPS cap on games, set by the laptop screen’s 60Hz refresh rate. So regardless of what the hardware is capable of in the 4K laptop they couldn't push their FPS beyond that screen refresh rate. Now AAA games today when played at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution likely don't have hardware capable of 60 FPS anyway. You can find the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 panel with 144Hz refresh rate variants.
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. 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.
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
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.
A well priced 1440p gaming monitor today is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. With its 75Hz refresh rate and a current price of $299.99 it should go nicely with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. To help provide some further information into this desktop monitor price trends we saw it cost a recorded low of $229.99, which we tracked on 9th Mar 2021.
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 $629.99 with a 144Hz refresh rate. This 4K monitor, during these past couple of weeks, has increased its price by $580. It’s still a solid purchase to accompany this laptop but it means you may find it for even cheaper at the moment, if you look around. Our 4k monitor price tracker recorded and marked its lowest price on 13th Nov 2020, it reached the lower price of $549.99.
[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.
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $12.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $37 during these past two weeks. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.85|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$53.99|
Of the headset we monitor and price track, today’s top headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, priced at $36.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $34.99.