Last reviewed: 4th March 2020
Welcome to our HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD performance to price review. We know its hard trying to find a way of knowing which new laptop makes the most sense. When speccing out a new laptop, as soon as you adjust a component the price jumps up and the performance gain from that component leaves you uncertain if that is worth it. We will be addressing exactly that here today. We will also be looking at how well this HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop can run today’s modern demanding games
Is the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz processor is no problem. As it meets game requirements of today it will likely hold its own against future release titles as well, this is an excellent CPU for a gaming laptop. This CPU comes with 8 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - A GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. 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 - Our review laptop here has an excellent quantity of RAM for 2021 AAA games. The 32GB of RAM will meet the game requirements of the foreseeable future as well.
Screen Size - An excellent panel size, the 17.3" screen on this laptop has the physical viewability and real estate for 2021 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 - 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 This laptop can be picked up with a refresh rate of 144Hz option. It is an excellent gamers choice for screen refresh rates.
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Resident Evil 8 and Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. This is done in relation to its native 1080p resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. Now this comes with the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile installed as the mobile graphics card, and at the moment it is capable of running 499 games at their minimum graphics system specs and then running 487 recommended specs of today’s top 500 most demanding games.
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own Omen 17t range.
A 7.2 P2P score rating out of 10 has been allocated today to the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD. This value will adjust automatically as hardware and modern performance requirements from laptops improve over time. With a number of Omen 17t laptops in the model lineup this particular variant places at the 26th position for Price to Performance value. Laptops closer to the top place (1st) are value gaming laptop options that deliver the best performance for the laptop price.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 144Hz
HP Omen 17t i9-9880H 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||31%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1609.99||31%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1739.99||23%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1739.99||23%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1809.99||22%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1809.99||22%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1769.99||19%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1939.99||15%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$1939.99||15%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1899.99||13%|
|i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$1969.99||12%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2089.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2089.99||9%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2239.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2239.99||8%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2099.99||7%|
|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||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2289.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2439.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2439.99||3%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2249.99||1%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2399.99||1%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2629.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD||$2629.99||0%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2589.99||2%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2070 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2449.99||4%|
|i7-9750H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2599.99||4%|
|i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2||$2789.99||6%|
Our Omen 17t laptop should also be compared to today’s best Price to Performance model, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. When stacked up against this, our laptop has 138% worse rating difference on its P2P. It's worth noting that the very best P2P model has a recorded price of $999.00 to consider and of course this is purely a value for performance basis. Right, now let's look at one more of the top placed Price to Performance models today. Comparing our Omen 17t laptop against the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 shows us that our laptop gets 125% worse rating against it for price to performance. The other laptop does currently have a listed price of $853.00 to consider.
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. 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 i9-9880H 8-Core 2.3GHz, and this comparison shows that laptop to be 33% better in performance compared to our review laptop.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 480, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
Recommended processor requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop CPU to some popular games of today. First off there is Resident Evil 8 and our laptop CPU delivers 6% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in which we see our laptop processor has 16% better performance compared to the game's CPU specs. And then there is 16% better performance when we put our laptop cpu against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended specs.
One of the most important focuses of a gaming PC is the graphics card and our review laptop is certainly no different. As such we will want to know how well our Omen 17t laptop performs in the graphical visuals area compared to what is available on the current laptop market. A great way to consider this is by putting it into a comparison against a well priced laptop that has the most powerful laptop GPU around at the moment, and then we can review its performance against that top graphics card laptop. Lets look at the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz laptop due to its graphics processing power. The GPU it houses is ideal for comparison benchmarking, because it currently has one of the best laptop graphics solutions, at the cheapest laptop price. Its GPU is the GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile which we compare to the GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile graphics card in our review laptop. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop GPU to be 20% better in performance compared to our laptop’s graphics processing power.
A snapshot today of performance for our Graphics Card, we can currently see it beating 487 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.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at Resident Evil 8 which shows our laptop video card has 22% better performance than it. How about Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, where we see our GPU is 22% better. Then there is 13% better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Grand Theft Auto VI.
With 4K monitors being ever present and often talked about in the same breath as the term ‘future proof’, its always worth exploring the idea that you should be looking at 4K instead of this 1080p laptop. Our HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD’s physical 17.3" panel delivers 1920 pixels across its width and 1080 pixels tall. 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. It’s worth noting that the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB 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. If your 1080p laptop has the hardware to run today’s AAA games comfortably at 4K, then plug your laptop into your desktop 4K monitor, when you are at home for some serious gaming sessions. As that desktop monitor probably isn't 60Hz restricted and is physically larger than the relatively small 17inch laptop screen size. We do just that here, with a 27inch 144Hz Nvidia GSync 1440p desktop monitor and an Alienware 51M laptop sporting a desktop RTX 2080.
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.
If you wanted a desktop monitor to go with the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD laptop then this ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS would go well and has 75Hz and today’s price of $299.00. 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. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $629.99, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for 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]
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.
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.
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $12.99. During these recent weeks we have been looking over the price trends of this mouse and noticed that it has increased in price by $12.99. Another point of reference for this mouse, is that our lowest recorded price for this mouse was on 15th Aug 2020 where it was costing $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|
You could pick up a headset to go with the HP Omen 17t i9-9880H RTX 2080 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB SSD. In our spotlight at the moment is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which today is $39.99. Over the last few weeks we have noticed it increasing its price by $39.99, proving that additional savings can be found, you will just need to shop around. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 on 12th Mar 2020.