HP OMEN X17 (2018) Review: Superb Best or Impactal Monstrosity

HP OMEN X17 (2018) Review: Superb Best or Impactal Monstrosity

HP OMEN X17 (2018) Review: Superb Best or Impactal Monstrosity
HP OMEN X17 (2018) Review: Superb Best or Impactal Monstrosity

Contingent upon your twisted of brain, a Hummer H1 is either a heavenly brute or an illogical mass. The HP Omen X is precisely that sort of PC. The Hummer H1 is too enormous, too intense and basically unfeasible on the present streets. The HP Omen X is precisely the same. It’s too huge, too ground-breaking and illogical for the present gamer. Be that as it may, likewise with the Hummer, there is a business opportunity for a monster like this.

For a couple of distraught ones out there, that difficulty has bid, a machine like this is to be sure brilliant in its luxury, and that is who this audit is for. Is the HP Omen X sufficiently lavish for you to need it?

In case you’re searching for the best convenient gaming machine, simply drop by the closest MSI store and get a MSI GS65 Stealth on out. If not, you may continue.

The Omen X goes against all that we underestimate from workstations nowadays. It’s as thick as my arm (I am very thin, however), heavier than an infant youngster and as inconvenient as an armful of felines. This workstation is convenient just as in when contrasted with a work area, it very well may be moved without breaking a sweat.

When you see a workstation this cumbersome, you anticipate that it will be ground-breaking. Everything that space can’t in any way, shape or form have gone to squander, isn’t that so? Furthermore, on that front, there’s little motivation to stress. The workstation packs in probably the most ground-breaking PC equipment around and has highlights to coordinate. Be that as it may, there are two or three provisos.

In the first place, there’s the CPU. It’s great, but at the same time it’s last year’s ideal. CPUs accessible today are essentially quicker and all the more great. At that point there’s that “mechanical” console, which feels more like a showcasing trick than an advantageous extra.

With regards to the Omen X, the genuine inquiry isn’t whether it’s justified, despite all the trouble, it’s concerning why you need this enormous, unrealistic monster in the first place. On the off chance that you have the reason, and the cash, rest guaranteed that you’re not committing an error. Actually, I’m unable to discover an explanation behind suggesting this mammoth.


That is the means by which HP is situating the Omen X, however recall, VR setups are typically static, and in such a case, an also evaluated work area will be undeniably ground-breaking and successful. Additionally, HP themselves offer an unmistakably luring rucksack PC with swappable batteries for precisely such a situation.


Consider this: Between a 2 kg gaming workstation that costs Rs 2,00,000 offering 80-90 percent of the execution of the Omen, and the Omen, which weighs 4.57 kg and costs Rs 3,36,000, which would you pick? Gracious, and the 2 kg one additionally offers double the battery life. Follow up questions, can you truly differentiate between 80 fps and 90 fps?

3D rendering and video altering?

Once more, the CPU is the let-down here. The quad-center chip is basically dominated by Intel’s more up to date, quicker, 6-center eighth gen CPUs. You can likewise get PCs with all the more great Quaddro GPUs for 3D and video outstanding tasks at hand, and they’ll be less expensive. To add to that, the 17-inch screen on the Omen X is streamlined for gaming, not picture quality.

Boasting rights?

There’s nothing to gloat about. Truly, it has extraordinary equipment, yet so complete a great deal of different workstations. It doesn’t have the best show or the best CPU. It includes an exceptionally liberal measure of capacity, yet it’s not the quickest stockpiling around. The casing rates are awesome, however we’ve seen better.

The Hummer H1 is remarkable, it creates an impression just by existing. The Omen X doesn’t do that.

Truth be told, you’re in an ideal situation rampage spending on a custom machine from an organization like Origin PC, it’ll in any event have more “road cred.”

I truly do like the Omen X, particularly its tasteful, yet I can’t persuade myself I’ll ever require one.

Assemble and plan: 9/10

If I haven’t said it enough as of now, the HP Omen X is monstrous. Its 330 W control block alone is large to the point that it could predominate a Mac Mini. Gratefully, notwithstanding its mass, the PC is exceptionally well fabricated. This does not feel like a PC that will break apart effortlessly.

The other thing that strikes you is that the PC is exquisite and has a more develop tasteful. It’s extremely rakish and gets that gaming workstation vibe crosswise over without the requirement for showy lighting impacts and other superfluous accessories.

The cover and the back look especially getting, particularly the Lamborghini-esque back vents. Shockingly, even the underside looks decent.

very nearly 1.5-inches, the machine is thick. In any case, I found the thickness and size made it agreeable for composing. The palm rest reaches out to very some degree past the console and the tallness implied that, at any rate around my work area, my arms could lay on the gadget.

Given the span of the machine, I didn’t anticipate that satisfactory cooling will be an issue, and it wasn’t, yet not in the manner in which I anticipated. More on that in the execution section.I/O is likewise extremely liberal and ports are spread all around the gadget, including its back.

Console and trackpad: 6.5/10

Now HP guarantees that the console on the Omen X is a mechanical one. One would accept that by “mechanical” console, HP is alluding to the much-cherished Cherry MX keys or other comparable mechanical key switches. For the Omen X, be that as it may, this isn’t the situation.

The keys are mechanical in that they’re not utilizing a conventional elastic arch switch, but rather that doesn’t imply that they have the vibe of a genuine mechanical console. By a similar rationale, Apple’s flighty console on the MacBook is additionally a mechanical one. I’m not endeavoring to diss HP for its selection of words here, however what I am doing is hosing your desires.

To me, the keys just felt peculiar. They weren’t as terrible as the dreadful ones on the Acer Predator Triton 700, however they came truly close. The keys just felt soft and I’ve no thought why the keys make a “tick” sound when squeezed. That sound has been intentionally included, perhaps to make the console sound mechanical. What’s more, once more, the inquiry is the reason. Clicky consoles are principally implied for individuals who compose a great deal and need discernable criticism. It’s not implied for gamers. For what reason would we need to wake our neighbors with our furious, late-night gaming sessions?

Likewise with the Triton 700, I have an inclination that these “mechanical” keys were added basically to fulfill a type of promoting agenda. They’re not equitably superior to anything the standard key switches you’d find in customary gaming workstations.

The trackpad is fine. Nothing striking to report here. It works, it’s exact, it tracks well and Windows signals work fine. You’re additionally once in a while going to utilize it since this PC is likely going to assume pride of position around your work area and will have a mouse or some likeness thereof joined to it consistently.

Highlights: 8.5/10

HP was exceptionally liberal with the equipment of the machine. You get an Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU – the ‘K’ in the name implies its opened and can be overclocked, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM @ 2,800 MHz, an incredible 2 TB of SSD stockpiling (2x NVMe drives in RAID 0 for considerably more ludicrous execution) AND a 1 TB HDD for when, for reasons unknown, you come up short on space on the SSDs. Goodness, and the graphical snort is given by the Nvidia GTX 1080, which accompanies 8 GB of GDDR5 memory.

In the event that that wasn’t sufficient, you additionally get a 17-inch FHD show that backings a revive rate of 144 Hz and G-Sync. G-Sync is a Nvidia innovation that diminishes visual tearing in recreations.

I/O comprises of a HDMI 2.0a port, 1x Mini DP port, 2x USB-C openings evaluated at Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB 3.1 Type-A ports, 1x 3.5 mm earphone jack, 1x 3.5 mm combo jack and 1x 3.5 mm stereo mic in. There’s likewise a LAN port (RJ45) and a FHD webcam that can deal with 30 fps recording. There’s likewise a SD card space.

As is obvious from the specs, the main genuine drawback here is the CPU. It’s a great chip, yet with eighth gen Core i7 and Core i9 chips officially out and offering more centers at significantly higher clock speeds. They’re simply… better.

Missing out on eighth gen CPUs likewise implies that you miss out on H.265 improvements (accommodating when altering video).

Show: 8/10

The 17-inch FHD 144 Hz G-Sync show is basically a delight to diversion on. At the separation at which you’d amusement on this PC, that immense breadth of land just fills your visual field. The high invigorate rate matched with the intense GTX 1080 and G-Sync implies that gaming is rich smooth. There’s no pointless movement obscure and there’s no visual tearing. As a gamer, the main issue with the show I have is that it doesn’t get too brilliant. This is borne out by our tests, which point to a greatest brilliance of only 247 nits. A normal workstation is relied upon to hit somewhere around 300 nits, and great ones effectively hit 400.

The moderately low brilliance could be a result of the high revive rate show, and since I don’t hope to carry this machine about excessively, I don’t believe it’s the splendor is quite a bit of an issue.

Video editors and different experts, be cautioned, this isn’t the most shading exact of showcases (85 percent sRGB). It’s solitary sufficiently precise for gamers and with this machine, that is all that should matter.

Execution: 9/10

Execution on this machine was… fascinating. Generally, the PC did incredibly well, as it should. The Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU is no joke and in spite of being old, that 7820HK CPU is still very something.I had no issues running each amusement I could consider at most extreme settings on that show. To the extent I can tell, not one diversion fell beneath the mysterious 60 fps check. On the gaming front, you’re arranged. It must be noticed that in Rise of the Tomb Raider, for reasons unknown, execution was well beneath desires and the gadget was outflanked by workstations that ought to have been impressively less intense.

That is the uplifting news. The terrible news is that the CPU’s confinements begin flying up in any benchmark including exceptional outstanding tasks at hand. The Cinebench R15 score was low (753 on the Omen versus 1100 on the GS65)) and the video change time was the most astounding we’ve yet observed, the two of which are characteristic of moderately poor CPU execution. For a machine this costly, this is unsuitable. The Ultrabook-esque GS65 changed over our test video in 37 minutes. The Omen X did it in 50.

The issue, as specified prior, is that PCs weighing and costing a small amount of the Omen X’s weight and cost are relatively coordinating the Omen X as far as execution. Take the MSI GS65 Stealth versus the Omen X. Long ways 5: 78 fps versus 95 fps, Tomb Raider: 78 fps versus 89 fps, Doom: 150 fps versus 201 fps, Blender: 197 seconds versus 185 seconds (bring down is better), et cetera. There is a distinction, however I don’t think the distinction legitimizes the cost or weight punishment.

The accompanying chart features the execution contrast in respect to the Omen X.

Warm throttling wasn’t generally an issue. The workstation could keep up more than 3 GHz on the CPU under full load and shockingly, the fans never got too noisy. Considerably more shockingly, the CPU still figured out how to run exceptionally hot, hitting 91 degrees Celsius under load. I figure I would have been more joyful with a marginally louder fan and somewhat cooler CPU.

Overclocking the CPU was very simple with the included Omen programming. Every one of the instruments are available to you inside Windows itself and you won’t have to reboot to test and apply changes.

Sound quality was sufficiently tolerable, however given the span of the machine, I was expecting a mess more than what I heard. The expansion of a woofer or two, or simply louder speakers, would have had a universe of an effect. The speakers are noisy, just not sufficiently healthy, the 13-inch MacBook Pro sounds better.

Battery Life: 4/10

Battery life has never been extraordinary in gaming workstations, yet the sheer main part of the Omen X made them expect supernatural occurrences. I didn’t get a supernatural occurrence, however I was wonderfully astounded to discover the gadget enduring between 3-4 hours when all is said in done utilize and somewhat less than 3 hours in our PCMark 8 battery life test. For a gaming PC, this is great.

While gaming on battery and with Nvidia Battery Boost empowered, I oversaw around 50 minutes in Doom. This is marginally higher than the 40-minute normal we anticipate from a gaming PC.

Once more, I’d get a kick out of the chance to call attention to that the MSI GS65 aced both these tests, offering almost 4 hrs of battery life in our PCMark 8 test and around a hour and a half of constant gaming while on battery.

Decision and cost in India

For what reason do you need this monster? In the event that you have a response to that inquiry, you have all that anyone could need motivation to lift it up.

If not, don’t bother.It’s an awesome PC, but rather it’s expansive, substantial and cumbersome.

Its execution is awesome, however you can get comparative execution at 70 percent of the cost.

It looks incredible and it has an awesome show, however it’s neither the most attractive PC nor does it have the best show we’ve seen on a gaming PC.

I do believe that it’s a monster of a machine, however not at all like the Hummer, I don’t believe it’s sufficiently ludicrous to be astounding.

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