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 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. 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 graphics card is considered an excellent 2021 choice for modern AAA games. 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 - This laptop’s 16GB of RAM is excellent for 2021 gaming.
Screen Size - This laptop’s 17.3" is an excellent screen size for modern gaming in 2021. While it is not essential to have a big laptop for gaming, having this size of physical screen space, to see your games and the in-game menus, will become quickly apparent.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. If you were to get the 144Hz laptop screen option that we see this is available with then this would be an excellent refresh rate gaming laptop choice.
As gamers, one of the biggest choices we make for a new portable machine is to select a laptop with the right mobile graphics card. With this laptop we are specifically considering how the price-to-performance of the graphics card looks and if it has the capability to run modern popular games like today’s most popular titles, Far Cry 6 and Battlefield 2042 in ultra graphics settings on its native 1080p resolution. Coming loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, this laptop is capable of beating 499 games at their minimum system specs and 487 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at 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 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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.
This laptop gets a 7.6 for P2P. Today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop sits at 15th 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.
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|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 SSD 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 how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $999.00. This HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is currently 120% worse rating when comparing price to performance. 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 92% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. We will 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 our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 53% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Our laptop CPU beats 442 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 499 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for 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.
We may well be looking for a GPU centric laptop, and if that’s the case then let's see how this Omen 17t mobile pc competes with a top GPU performance laptop that is available today. We choose the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 20% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 487 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU 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 GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Far Cry 6 delivers 0% better performance while against Battlefield 2042 it’s 22% better and finally compared to Halo Infinite Multiplayer it has a performance difference : 22% better.
With a 1080p native screen panel our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD has a 17.3" physical screen size. This inch panel size is measured starting in one corner, say the top corner and then across the middle of the screen down to the bottom corner on the other side. And in our case it has a fixed number of pixels in that screen that are 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, or 1080p resolution. A 4K panel laptop is often restricted to 60Hz. This means that even if you did have the hardware inside your laptop to run a game at 4K, you wouldnt be able to get more than 60 FPS. Most laptop hardware, and desktop hardware for that matter, is not capable of 4K ultra graphics on modern games. It’s worth noting that the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD panel is available with the following panel refresh rates 144Hz.
We can always lower the game’s displayed screen resolution to something like 1080p or 1440p which is below the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. This will get a more stable game experience, increasing a game’s FPS that might be needed across a number of modern AAA games on a 4K laptop. However, getting away from the laptop’s more native 4K resolution, will take away in-game graphics definition. Not an ideal situation, playing blurry games on your new 4K laptop. 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.
However, you could be after watching 4K streaming content on your laptop, while on the move. Then perhaps the 17inch laptop screen and 4K resolution is going to net a more enjoyable experience than a 1080p alternative.
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
Incidentally our research shows the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS as our best priced 1440p monitor today. This monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate and a price tag at the moment of $299.99. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
A well priced 4K gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. It has a price today of $629.99 and should be a nice accompaniment to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop. 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. The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $549.99, on 13th Nov 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you stream 4K content, films, services like Netflix then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be better than the 1080p alternative that the majority of laptops provide.
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.
If you are looking for a good value mouse to go with your HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 $12.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $37. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral 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||$13.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.85|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$53.99|
A good value gaming headset available at the moment, one that should go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD is, Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround with a price of $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.