Assembling a desktop gaming computer is now extremely difficult – due to a shortage, the same video cards are sold at an extremely inflated price. An excellent alternative can be a gaming laptop, because modern models are practically not inferior to desktop systems in terms of performance, and in addition, they can be taken with you wherever you go. HP offers a range of gaming laptops, one of which
The latest generation OMEN 15 laptops, which include the model in question, are very compact for a gaming laptop. They have very thin bezels around the screen, and the body itself has a small thickness of 22.9 mm. At the same time, a truly productive electronic filling is located inside it, which is complemented by a high-quality display with a high frequency. An attractive, laconic design completes the picture. For many, this can be a plus, because many gaming laptops offer too unusual and catchy designs. This is not here, and that’s good.
HP is equipping OMEN Notebooks with 15 15.6-inch Displays. This OMEN 15-ek1017ur is equipped with an IPS panel with Full HD resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels), 144Hz refresh rate, 7ms response time, 300cd / m2 brightness and 72% NTSC color space coverage.
The OMEN 15-ek1017ur notebook is based on the powerful Intel Core i7-10750H processor. This chip has six cores that are capable of running twelve threads. The base frequency of the chip is 2.6 GHz, while the maximum Turbo frequency for a single core reaches 5.0 GHz. Quite impressive for a laptop.
The powerful processor is also accompanied by a highly productive discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. It is built on the latest Ampere GA106 graphics processor, which has 3840 CUDA cores. It is complemented by 6 GB of GDDR6 RAM with a 256-bit bus. The video card supports real-time ray tracing, and is able to provide a really high level of performance in modern games.
The laptop carries 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, which operates at an effective frequency of 2933 MHz in dual channel mode. Supports installation of up to 32 GB of memory, so that if desired, the user can upgrade. For data storage, a high-speed 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid-state drive is offered. The drive is built on TLC flash memory.
The OMEN 15 is powered by a 70.9 Wh rechargeable battery that provides up to 8 hours and 30 minutes of battery life, according to the manufacturer. Included is a 200W power adapter that provides fast charging – 50% battery in just 45 minutes. By the way, despite the large battery, the laptop weighs 2.45 kg. And its dimensions are 35.79 × 23, 97 × 2.29 cm.
HP notebook PCs have always been renowned for their rich portfolio of ports, and the OMEN 15 is no exception. On the side faces of the device there is: one USB Type-C (10 Gb / s) with support for the Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb / s) interface, three USB Type-A (5 Gb / s) ports, one Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI 2.1 video output , Gigabit Ethernet port, universal 3.5mm audio jack and SD card slot. The set of wireless interfaces includes Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5, implemented using the Intel AX201 module.
Important for a gaming laptop and keyboard. For OMEN 15, HP uses a full-size gray keyboard with four customizable RGB lighting zones. Recognition technology up to 26 simultaneous clicks is supported. The touchpad HP Imagepad supports gesture control. Also included is an HP Wide Vision 720p HD Webcam. The sound is handled by the Bang & Olufsen audio system with DTS: X Ultra technology. Powered by an HP OMEN 15 Laptop with Windows 10 and can be upgraded to Windows 11.
Separately, I would like to say a few words about the OMEN ecosystem that HP is developing. First, the manufacturer offers a rich assortment of different gaming accessories, including mechanical keyboards, mice with high-speed and precision sensors, quality headphones with rich surround sound, and more. All this ensures high comfort in the game, and also helps to achieve maximum results.
The OMEN ecosystem is not limited to hardware solutions. The OMEN Gaming Hub app lets you control a variety of settings for your HP Gaming Laptop. With its help, it is convenient to configure work profiles, setting the maximum level of system performance when starting games, or vice versa, the mode of minimum power consumption in order to ensure maximum autonomy.
OMEN Gaming Hub also allows you to optimize your internet connection by prioritizing, for example, online games to ensure the best connection quality and the lowest latency. Here you can also block the connections of certain applications, which in certain situations will be extremely useful. You can also use the Gaming Hub to control the keyboard lighting on your OMEN Notebook PC and set macros.
The OMEN Gaming Hub also recently launched the free OMEN Oasis add-on. The developers claim that this is a virtual room that can accommodate up to 16 users and allows you to enjoy games with your friends. Basically, this is an application for organizing small streams, which includes video, audio and text chat, camera, speaker, headphone and microphone controls.