Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop review we are going to do today will look into how its purchase price stacks up against the performance on offer from the hardware housed inside it. We will also be taking a look at today’s more demanding games to see some HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop gaming frame rates to help you judge if the value to money ratio is a good deal or not.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 2020. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 6 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. This GPU comes with 8GB, which is excellent and plenty powerful to meet the VRAM requirements of modern games.
System Memory - The 32GB is an excellent amount of system memory for modern gaming in 2020.
Screen Size - We were looking for 17 inch panels as the gaming standard for top tier gaming laptops. You can certainly game on smaller laptops but we have found that often the extra physical space helps provide 2020 games with the chance to read and make out in game menus and details that smaller panels can struggle to display clearly. So this 17.3" panel is an excellent gaming laptop choice for screen size.
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 The top end refresh rate for this laptop is 144Hz for its screen. This makes it an excellent choice for gaming. Over 60Hz would be suitable, though for gaming.
While it can be tricky to work out the best price to performance hardware for a gaming laptop, we will be looking at how well this mobile graphics card can run demanding games that are available today or coming out over the coming months.We will consider how well it can perform while gaming at Ultra graphics setting on a 1080p resolution, which is the native resolution for this laptop. We will also look at a few of the more popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Watch Dogs Legion. The GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile card that's powering the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB 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.
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 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
P2P rating of 7.4 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. This version of the Omen 17t laptop is currently positioned at 20th 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 SSD 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%|
The best performing laptop for Price to Performance is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. So if we compare this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 132% worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded 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 116% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our Omen 17t laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p is today’s best performer in the laptop CPU department. It has a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor in it, which currently has 43% better performance than our 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.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 24% better performance while against Watch Dogs Legion it’s 24% better and finally compared to Assassins Creed: Valhalla it has a performance difference : 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’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.
Games these days have a range of graphics requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop GPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Cyberpunk 2077 and our laptop graphics gets 36% better performance rating. Next we have Watch Dogs Legion where our graphics card gets 36% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which has a performance difference of : 36% better, when put against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile.
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. Our review laptop, the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD has 144Hz monitor screen refresh rate of versions available.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The 4K Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz display is our current suggestion if you wanted to grab a desktop monitor. With a $829.99 price at the moment it also has a 144Hz refresh rate. During these past 2 weeks, this 4K monitor’s price has gone up by $799. Reviewing tracked prices for our suggested 4k monitor, its lowest price was recorded on 11th Aug 2020, where we spotted it for $797.05.
[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..
We still feel it's not the time to spend extra cash for the 4K gaming laptop due to the limitations laid out above. It would surely feel somewhat disappointing to boot up your new 4K laptop, only to then realise you have to drop down the resolution on modern titles to get them to run smoothly. And then see that anything you play is somewhat less sharp than you have seen on your older PC and capped at a maximum of 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K screen tech.
A great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently 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. Our lowest price tracked for this mouse was marked down at $11.99, which we spotted 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|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is 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.