Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor in the laptop is an excellent gaming CPU choice for 2021 gaming. 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 - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2021 gaming. AAA games often want a lot of VRAM from graphics cards. This laptop GPU has 8GB of VRAM, which isexcellent for modern gaming.
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 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 - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. With that in mind, we see that this laptop comes with an excellent 144Hz refresh rate for gaming. Of course, anything over 60Hz is good for gaming focused laptops.
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Resident Evil 8 and Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 499 at their minimum system requirements and then 487 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compared tto other gaming laptops, we focus on the performance ability of the hardware and then the relative price of the laptop. Of course a laptop is often more than just its core tech components, like CPU and GPU, but for this exercise we want a standardised way of looking across laptops to see what value they have to today’s laptop gamer. So we consider $ of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
With a P2P rating currently of 7.6 out of 10 for the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. Here we look at how our version of this Omen 17t laptop compares against the other laptops in the range. This laptop is currently 14th in this range for hardware value. Laptops closer to the 1st position of the model range represent the better gaming performance bang for your buck.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||21%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||21%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||14%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||5%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||4%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||7%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||8%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||8%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||12%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||15%|
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the Omen 17t range. It currently offers 120% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $999.00. Right, now let's look at one more of the top placed Price to Performance models today. Comparing our Omen 17t laptop against the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 shows us that our laptop gets 108% worse rating against it for price to performance. The other laptop does currently have a listed price of $853.00 to consider.
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. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz 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 53% 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 443 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.
A game’s listed recommended CPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop CPU. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop processor. First off let's look at Resident Evil 8 which shows our laptop CPU has 9% worse performance than it. How about Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, where we see our CPU is 23% better. Then there is 3% better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Grand Theft Auto VI.
You will likely be considering buying a graphics and pixel crunching laptop perhaps to meet the latest and future game requirements. We will therefore be wondering how our Omen 17t review laptop competes against other GPU centric laptops in the gaming laptop market. To give us a bit of insight we will compare our laptop with a leading GPU performance laptop and see how its graphics capability performs against it. Today’s Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz 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 3080 16GB Mobile to compare against our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 20% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
Interestingly we can see 487 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s GPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 499 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Resident Evil 8 and our laptop GPU delivers 22% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition in which we see our laptop graphics has 3% worse performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 13% better performance when we put our laptop gpu against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended specs.
If you are looking for future proof laptops it doesnt take long before people are exploring the 4K panel laptops, but are they really the right choice or should you be focusing on a top end laptop that has the hardware to deliver 1080p gaming. The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2’s 17.3" physical panel produces a native 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. A 4K laptops will likely run with 60Hz screen refresh rate, so should the laptop’s hardware be able to get good frame rates at 4K resolution and due to the refresh rate the laptop would max out at 60 frames per second as its screen would not be capable of delivering any higher. Modern games in Ultra graphics settings are also normally too demanding for a 4K resolution anyway. Our review laptop, the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 has 144Hz monitor screen refresh rate of versions available.
So a quick lowering of a AAA game’s screen resolution, from a native 4K laptop panel down to either 1080p or perhaps 1440p would increase the frame rate. And thus improve the stability of your gameplay. But a laptop display panel has a fixed number of pixels. Moving away from that exact number of pixels in a game lowers the definition quality of the graphics in the game. Making the experience sub par and if you do this often, then this seriously puts into question your choice for a 4K gaming laptop. But if the laptop does have the hardware to run today's AAA titles at 4K resolution, a normal sized portable PC comes with a 15 or 17 inch panel. This might not be physically big enough to make the most of the splendors of your game. It would of course look great still, but perhaps a dedicated monitor for your desk, one that isnt 60Hz restricted would accommodate that gaming scenario.
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
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.
Here is today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS that is currently priced at $299.00. 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 $229.99, which was taken on 9th Mar 2021.
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 $629.99 price at the moment it also has a 144Hz refresh rate. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $580, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for cheaper. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where it was seen at $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
Save your cash, don't grab a 4K laptop for gaming at the moment. A 1080p is certainly the best top end gaming laptop choice at the moment. There are not many 1440p monitors that we have seen. It could be a disappointing experience if you buy your new 4K laptop, and then for each modern game you pick up be faced with dropping resolution or graphics settings to achieve an ok FPS. Even then we will be seeing a max 60FPS because of the common 60Hz found on the 4K panel.
Of our regular price tracked gaming mice the best value mouse today is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. With its a current price of $12.99 it should work well with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop. We have seen this mouse lower its price during these past couple of weeks by $37, which is part of the reason we are considering it as a good option for this laptop. Our mice price tracker had this mouse marked at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, where it cost $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$15.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.38|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$59.99|
Of the headset we monitor and price track, today’s top headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, priced at $39.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 on 28th Nov 2019.