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 SSD 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 SSD good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This laptop has an excellent processor in it for meeting modern AAA CPU requirements during 2021 gaming. This laptop CPU has 6 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2021 gaming. This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - The 32GB is an excellent amount of system memory for modern gaming in 2021.
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 - 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 After considering that, we can see that this laptop has an excellent 144Hz gaming laptop refresh rate. But otherwise for peace of mind, try and find a laptop panel that is more than 60Hz and that will still be ok.
One of the most important components to a gamer for this laptop is getting it’s graphics card right. We will be taking a look at the sort of price to performance ratio the laptop hardware has and in particular help us know if how well the graphics card can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p ultra settings. 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.
When we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the Omen 17t laptop comes with, it gets very difficult to understand what value each permutation of this laptop will offer. To help us compare laptops based on their direct gaming value and capabilities, we defined a price to performance rating and allocated it to every laptop we review. Because as you have no doubt discovered during your research, it is very difficult to compare laptops for value against all other laptops. Even within their own model range. As soon as you adjust a single component and the laptop price shifts, what has that done to the gaming value of your laptop and is it still ok value for money? So we use a P2P rating to standardise the way we can look at all laptops. Of course laptops have tonnes of other values that are breathed into them when they are designed and they are not just about price to performance. But this is certainly a good way for us to help see the bigger picture, especially for a gaming laptop.
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD gaming laptop is currently getting a 7.4 on our P2P rating out of 10. Higher is better and this figure will adjust as new hardware and prices shift over time With these hardware components the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is placed at 22nd 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 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 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop to that laptop we can see that it performs 130% worse on Price to Performance rating. Out of interest, the top P2P laptop currently has a recorded price of $999.00. 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 $853.00. The Omen 17t laptop in this review is 117% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
As a point of benchmark lets see how well our laptop looks when directly compared on processing performance against the top CPU focused laptop currently available. Using 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 the best CPU laptop performer comparison tests with our laptop. This puts the top end Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor from that laptop against our review laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 53% better in performance compared to our review laptop.
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.
Some of the most popular games today are really the primary benchmark for any laptop’s ability, so we thought we should compare our laptop CPU Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz against Grand Theft Auto VI. This CPU performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 3% better performance against the game’s recommended CPU system requirements. Then we have Resident Evil 8 and our laptop was 9% worse in processor performance and another popular title today is Mass Effect: Legendary Edition which we saw our review laptop get 3% better compared to our laptop cpu.
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 have the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card in it, which currently has 20% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
Our laptop Graphics Card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 487 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 499 for the top 500 most demanding 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 Grand Theft Auto VI delivers 13% better performance while against Resident Evil 8 it’s 22% better and finally compared to Mass Effect: Legendary Edition it has a performance difference : 22% better.
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 SSD laptop has a 17.3" screen and is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall and in other words has a 1080p resolution. 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. The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop’s monitor can be picked up with 144Hz refresh rate versions.
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. A 1080p laptop can still have some powerful gaming hardware in it and if it is good enough to run AAA games at larger resolutions like 4K or 1440p then attach it to a desktop monitor while you are at home and stationary. If the desktop monitor is pretty good then it wont have a 60Hz refresh rate limiting its FPS count in game. And is likely to be a whole lot more enjoyable playing on a 24 inch or larger monitor than the more standard 15 or 17inch screen normally found on gaming laptops.
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?
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.
Today’s best priced 1440p gaming monitor, to work nicely with our HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD, would be the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS, which is priced at $299.00 and has a refresh rate of 75Hz. 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.
A nice performing 4K desktop monitor, should you want one to accompany this laptop, is the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz. Today it is priced at $629.99 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. We have noticed that this 4K monitor has raised its price by $629.99 recently. And while it is a good 4K monitor even at this current price, it could probably be found for a bit cheaper. To give a bit more info about this monitor we saw it cost its lowest of $549.99, which we recorded on 13th Nov 2020.
[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.
As you can probably gather from the information above, it's 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 great priced gaming mouse today, that could accompany the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD is the, Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons that is currently priced at $12.99. Just for quick reference this mouse has increased its price by $12.99 over the past two weeks. Reviewing all our records the lowest tracked price we have for this mouse was recorded on 15th Aug 2020, where it was priced at $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||$42.99|
|***||Logitech MX Master 2S||$59.99|
The gaming headset with today’s best price to value that would go well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Its current price is $39.99. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increase its price by $39.99, proving that additional savings can be found you will just need to shop around. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.