HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Omen 17t
Laptop announced date: 30th November -0001
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
There are so many variables influencing gaming laptop prices. The hardware they have in them can be adjusted and as soon as we change it it becomes hard to know how one laptop compares to another. This laptop review will take a look at how well the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 can run today’s latest games and what sort of frame rates this HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 might achieve. Then we will look at its release price and summarise how good its price in regards to its gaming performance. From there you can compare this laptop and get a good idea of whether this is a good value choice for your gaming needs today and into the future.
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Is the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz processor in the laptop is an excellent gaming CPU choice for 2021 gaming. This laptop CPU has 8 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - The graphics solution we find in this gaming laptop can run most modern AAA titles and is an excellent 2021 laptop gaming choice of GPU. This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB RAM can deal with everything modern games can throw at it and is a good step towards this being an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - The 17.3" of physical panel screen, found in this laptop, is an excellent size to deal with the viewability requirements of 2021 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 - Look for higher refresh rate hertz for a gaming laptop. Ideally around 120Hz or more refresh rate on a gaming laptop screen. The laptop can only deliver FPS(frames per second) up to the listed refresh rate. So if you have hardware in your laptop that can turn out awesome frame rates on all the latest AAA titles, but a 60hz refresh rate, your laptop will be stuck at a maximum of 60FPS in all games. So refresh rates are pretty important.This laptop has an excellent screen for gaming with its 144Hz refresh rate. But look for a panel that is over 60Hz for a gaming laptop and that should be ok too.
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, God of War 2018 or God of War: Ragnarok. We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 1080p. A good way of considering performance of this mobile graphics card is by seeing how many of today's 500 most demanding games can be run at recommended graphics settings by the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile found in this laptop. We can also then look at the weaker minimum requirement to see how many this laptop card can run of them, and it is 499 games at their min specs and then 482 games can be run at recommended graphics requirements.
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Comparing HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
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 i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 is getting a 7 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. With these hardware components the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is placed at 27th 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.
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|Processor||Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is 143% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. 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. The Omen 17t laptop in this review is 112% worse when compared solely on price to performance against that 2nd best model.
How does the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
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. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 24% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 471, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against God of War: Ragnarok recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 46% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, God of War 2018, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 36% better performance. We also see the 16% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Far Cry 6 for it’s processor requirements.
How does the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Looking for a new gaming laptop often leads us quickly to consider the sort of performance the mobile graphics card can deliver. Mobile graphics cards are often underpowered versions of their desktop equivalent, but still often very capable. To gauge the performance ability in this graphics department we compare our laptop to a GPU focused laptop that is around at the moment, to help provide us with a good graphics performance metric and comparison. A top tier graphics focused laptop is the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K. Housing a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB GPU that performs 16% better when compared to our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 482 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.
How about we compare our laptop graphics performance against God of War: Ragnarok recommended graphics requirement? Our laptop gets 48% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, God of War 2018, which shows the review laptop’s gpu against that game’s system specs gets 59% better performance. We also see the 11% better performance from our laptop gpu when looking at the game Far Cry 6 for it’s graphics requirements.
The HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
We thought we would explore this question about best screen resolutions for your laptop, as it comes up a lot. This HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB 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. Screen refresh rate on a 4K panel laptop will normally be 60Hz and this will cap out any game’s Frames Per Second at 60 even if it’s hardware could deliver more FPS. Along with that upset most AAA games would struggle to reach that 60 FPS at 4K Ultra graphics settings on most laptop hardware today. What refresh rate does the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 panel have available? It can be picked up with the following 144Hz refresh rates.
As a somewhat last resort a gamer could lower a game’s displayed screen resolution away from the 4K laptop’s native pixel count. Dropping down to 1080p or maybe 1440p would deliver more frames per second in game and help provide a more stable FPS in modern AAA games. But taking this action, moving away from the native 4K resolution, immediately reduces game graphics definition and makes it look blurry. Not an ideal situation on a new gaming 4K laptop. If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
So why would you get a 4K capable laptop? If you enjoy movies or Netflix at 4K and have access to 4K content via those types of services then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be a great experience, but we still think you wouldn't miss that 4K.
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 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 i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop. 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.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
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 $618 and has a 144Hz refresh rate. We price track a number of carefully chosen laptop peripherals and during these past couple of weeks we saw that this 4k monitor has seen a slight price increase, but despite that it is still better quality to value compared to our other favourite monitors. Its recent price increased by $618, so perhaps it can be found a little cheaper elsewhere at the moment Reviewing tracked prices for our suggested 4k monitor, its lowest price was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where we spotted it for $549.99.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
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.
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.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $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|
A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.