HP’s OMEN 17 is an epic gaming laptop that needs just a tweak or two

The PC gaming space is dominated by a few enthusiast brands and is further supplemented by far more serious custom builds. HP Inc. isn’t a name that comes to mind when you think of “enthusiast PC gaming system,” but the more endearing folks at HP think that recent tweaks made to OMEN gaming brand can change brand perception in the eyes of PC gamers, like myself.

It turns out, they’re eerily close to gaining gamers’ respect with the OMEN 17, but there is some room for a little more.

Price as reviewed: $1,799 at HP.com



  • 17.3″ 4K G-Sync screen (3840 x 2160p)
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ clocked @ 2.60GHz
  • 16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics
  • 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, mic/headphone ports, with Ethernet and SD card slot
  • Red-backlit…

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