Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop review today is going to help us understand how well the hardware components in this machine can run today’s modern games. Taking a look at some of the most demanding popular titles we will see some expected frame rates for the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - An excellent CPU for running AAA game requirements, especially during the 2021 gaming year. It will be solid for some time to come as well. 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 - The GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. This GPU comes with 8GB, which is excellent and plenty powerful to meet the VRAM requirements of modern games.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 16GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - Our review laptop has what we would consider, an excellent laptop panel size for 2021 games. It will help the gamer see in-game menus and be able to see some of the detail offered in game, without having to squint. Having at least a 17.3" panel seems to be the right way to go for gaming at the moment.
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 We can see this laptop can support high gaming refresh rates, with 144Hz screen panel built in. This is excellent refresh rates for gaming. More than 60Hz would still be suitable for gaming.
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 Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite Multiplayer. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. We find a GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 499 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is also capable of running 487 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
We really want to see how the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB 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 score the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 7.2 out of ten on the P2P score today. Our price to performance rating value will change for all laptops automatically, as new hardware capability is put into modern laptops and the price for hardware adjusts. Today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop sits at 24th place compared to all the other permutations of the Omen 17t range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
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 1.0TB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1609.99||29%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||29%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||22%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||22%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||20%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||20%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||18%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||14%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||12%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||11%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||7%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||6%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2429.99||3%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2429.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2289.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||0%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||5%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||5%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||7%|
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 135% 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. Lets move down the P2P ranking list to position 2. Here we find the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, which has a price at $1049.00. The Omen 17t laptop in this review is 105% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our Omen 17t laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. The CPU performance laptop we picked today is the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz. Its processor is the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz which delivers 53% better performance when stacked 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 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.
When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Far Cry 6 our laptop CPU is 11% better and then looking at Battlefield 2042 our laptop CPU is 12% better and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 12% better.
Now lets see how well our review laptop holds up compared against graphical performance with the top performing GPU laptop available today. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 20% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile from our review laptop.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 487 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 499 games.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Far Cry 6 our laptop is 0% better, and compared to Battlefield 2042 it is 22% better , where as against Halo Infinite Multiplayer it delivers 22% better performance.
This laptop has a 17.3" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2’s 1080p panel? 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. With higher the better refresh rates for your laptop monitor, this particular HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is available in 144Hz variety.
Drop the 4K screen resolution on your AAA games to 1080p to increase the games frame rate to something more playable, and in doing so will make a game look blurry as it wouldn't be displayed in the 4K laptop’s native resolution. And so is there a point in getting a 4K screen laptop at the moment? The 1080p laptop could run games you love at 4K resolution, with a few tweaks to the graphics settings? In this situation you can always plug the gaming laptop you are not on the move, plug the laptop into a 144Hz or better desktop monitor that’s 28inches and comes with a 1440p or 4K resolution to enjoy modern gaming without FPS or size limits.
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..
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.
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 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $229.99, which we recorded on 9th Mar 2021.
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 $629.99 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. It's interesting that even though this is a well priced 4K monitor today, our price tracking shows it has gone up in price by $580 during recent weeks. Helping us to round out our information for this 4k monitor we can see it reached a low price on 13th Nov 2020, we noted the low price at $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
Maybe you are hoping to enjoy your 4K streamed movies and TV shows while on the move. And if you have access to this 4K content and it's your prime use for your new laptop then perhaps it's worth considering a 4K panel, rather than this 1080p.
Hold that 4K gaming laptop cash for perhaps a more powerful GPU or fancy mouse or headset. That's our usual advice. Otherwise it might be a bit disheartening to pay for a 4K gaming laptop, and then be forced to turn the resolution down on modern games to get them to run smoothly.
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $37 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|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|
You could pick up a headset to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $34.99.