HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Omen 17t
Laptop announced date: 30th November -0001
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Its not easy trying to find out how well today’s laptops compare against other mobile gaming solutions. This review will take a look at the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD and compare it against today's current demanding games. We will also be working out how its release price relates to the performance of the laptop, to give us a guide on how well the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD hardware compares to other laptops available today.
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Is the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 2022 gaming. This CPU comes with 6 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - This laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile is an excellent gaming graphics card for 2022 gaming. This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - The system memory (32GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2022 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
Screen Size - An excellent panel size, the 17.3" screen on this laptop has the physical viewability and real estate for 2022 games to be clearly displayed. Sometimes getting smaller laptops can mean squinting and struggling to see menu wording in games or being able to read hover over tags of units.
Refresh Rate - I personally wouldnt consider getting a gaming laptop with a screen panel that had a refresh rate of 60Hz. The refresh rate number is the number of times an image can be displayed to the screen by the laptop's own screen. So if I had paid more money for a good graphics card and CPU and RAM then even though the hardware might be able to get 150FPS on Ultra settings in the latest games, the laptop screen would only display 60FPS. The more FPS capable of being displayed to screen the smoother and sharper the response of the game you are playing. An ideal minimum refresh rate amount would be around 144Hz for a great gaming laptop, but you can certainly get some with even higher refresh rates than that. And so considering that, this laptop is available with up to 144Hz as its refresh rate. This high refresh rate would be an excellent choice in a gamers laptop, but anything over 60Hz would be suitable.
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop
A key choice in any gaming laptop is making sure we identify the right graphics card in the laptop and know what it is capable of in today's gaming landscape. With this laptop we are taking a closer look at how its total laptop value compares to its capability when it comes to running modern demanding games. Also lets take a look at it when running modern popular games like, God of War 2018 or Grand Theft Auto VI in ultra graphics settings on its native screen resolution of 1080p. A first point of reference is seeing how many the mobile gpu, a GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile found in this laptop, can run of today's 500 most demanding games. In particular it would seem that it can currently run 480 at recommended graphics requirements and then 499 games at their min specs.
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Comparing HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD 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 $2439.99 of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
With a P2P rating of 7.4 today the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. This version of the Omen 17t laptop is currently positioned at 22nd when ordered in the range lineup for Price to Performance value rating. The closer to 1st place the better gaming performance it deliver for its price.
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|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
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 130% 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. Another one to consider is the 2nd placed Price to Performance laptop, the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. This one has a price listed as $1049 and our laptop gets 101% worse against its price to performance rating.
How does the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
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. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. With a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz CPU in it that performs 43% better compared to our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
Currently 425 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz. Or it is 497 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
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, God of War 2018 and our laptop processor gets 36% better performance rating. Next we have Dying Light 2 where our CPU gets 20% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which has a performance difference of : 3% better, when put against our laptop’s Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz.
How does the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Shall we see if our review laptop holds out favourably against a top GPU performance focused laptop PC that is currently available. We have chosen this next laptop for its GPU power, which is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, and comes packing a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card. That graphics card performs 16% better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
The GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 480 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.
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 GPU GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile against God of War 2018. This video card performance comparison saw our laptop deliver 59% better performance against the game’s recommended GPU system requirements. Then we have Dying Light 2 and our laptop was 13% better in graphics performance and another popular title today is Grand Theft Auto VI which we saw our review laptop get 13% better compared to our laptop gpu.
The HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop’s panel has a physical 17.3" screen that delivers 1920x1080 pixels natively. But should you consider moving from this 1080p laptop and searching for a 4K laptop instead, with the intention of getting better visuals for your games or movies? 4K laptops would likely come with a 60 FPS cap on games, set by the laptop screen’s 60Hz refresh rate. So regardless of what the hardware is capable of in the 4K laptop they couldn't push their FPS beyond that screen refresh rate. Now AAA games today when played at Ultra graphics settings and a 4K resolution likely don't have hardware capable of 60 FPS anyway. A higher refresh rate is better and this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD variant is available with 144Hz versions.
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. If the following is the case, where the 1080p gaming laptop could run games you love at a higher 4K resolution then you could always hook up the PC laptop to a desktop monitor. One that was much bigger than the laptop screen size, like a 31inch with 144Hz refresh rate to enjoy 1440p or 4K resolution when gaming at home. Then still have your laptop for mobile gaming as well.
4K streaming could be a viable reason to consider 4K over 1080p laptop panels.
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.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
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 $311.99 it should go nicely with this HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop. We like to price track our favourite laptop hardware and peripherals. And as a point of note the lowest tracked price for this 1440p monitor was recorded on 9th Mar 2021, which was priced at $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Today’s most competitive 4K gaming monitor by price is Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz and could work well with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop. It is priced at $618. Providing some more insight, this 4K Monitor has increased its price by $618 during these past two weeks. So keep your eyes out as it could be cheaper than we have recorded here today. Interestingly we spotted this 4k monitor at its lowest recorded price on 13th Nov 2020, where it was priced up as $549.99.
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If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
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.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop
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 SSD laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $12.99. We have seen this mouse lower its price during these past couple of weeks by $32.26, which is part of the reason we are considering it as a good option for 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|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
You could pick up a headset to go with the HP Omen 17t i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD. 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.