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 32GB 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 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor is an excellent 2020 hardware component for running modern AAA games. 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 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2020 gaming. With 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU, this graphics solution doesn’t have to worry about a shortage, when it comes to modern AAA gaming, making it an excellent choice..
System Memory - The 32GB RAM found in this machine is considered an excellent 2020 amount for modern AAA titles and a solid gaming machine.
Screen Size - The 17.3" of physical panel screen, found in this laptop, is an excellent size to deal with the viewability requirements of 2020 AAA gaming on the move. The hardware will still need to run the games properly but this is the right sort of size screen for modern mobile AAA gaming.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. Ok so after that refresh rate recap we can see that this laptop can be found with the excellent gaming refresh rate of 144Hz. However, you can always look for others, but try to find something with more than 60Hz.
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Watch Dogs Legion. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 1080p screen resolution. The GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile card that's powering the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 500 at min system specs and will run 492 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB 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.
P2P rating of 7.4 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. With these hardware components the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is placed at 21st position within the Omen 17t range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 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%|
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 132% 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 $986.99. The next best model is Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $858.54. Our Omen 17t review laptop is 116% worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
Now we will see if our laptop compares favourably against the top CPU performance focused mobile PC that is currently available. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz 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 43% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
A snapshot today of performance for our processor, we can currently see it beating 466 of the 500 most demanding games available right now. This is considering their recommended system requirements. For a the top 500 Minimum system specs this is 499 games.
Games these days have a range of processor requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop CPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Cyberpunk 2077 and our laptop processor gets 24% better performance rating. Next we have Watch Dogs Legion where our CPU gets 24% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which has a performance difference of : 24% better, when put against our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
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. 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 2080 Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 16% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Interestingly we can see 492 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 500 games are worse than our GPU performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
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 59% better performance rating. Next we have Watch Dogs Legion where our graphics card gets 59% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Assassins Creed: Valhalla, which has a performance difference of : 59% better, when put against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
We thought we would explore this question about best screen resolutions for your laptop, as it comes up a lot. This HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop has a 17.3" screen and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall and in other words has a 1080p resolution. 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. It’s worth noting that the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 panel is available with the following panel refresh rates 144Hz.
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. The laptop has got 4K capable hardware? Well when 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.
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.
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.
The 1440p gaming monitor that has a great price today and should be a nice accompaniment to the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. Its current price is $294.99 and it has a 75Hz refresh rate. Our cheapest tracked price for the desktop 1440p monitor was $272.99, which we recorded on 5th Aug 2020.
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 $829.99 with a 144Hz refresh rate. Providing some more insight, this 4K Monitor has increased its price by $799 during these past two weeks. So keep your eyes out as it could be cheaper than we have recorded here today. The cheapest we have tracked this 4k monitor was for the price of $797.05, on 11th Aug 2020.
[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..
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.
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $11.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $19 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked 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|
We price track a number of good value gaming headset and the one that currently stands out is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which is currently available for $47.14. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.