HP Omen 17 gaming laptop: 1080p 120Hz, 4K 60Hz options

HP unveils its new Omen 17 gaming laptop, can be configured with 1080p 120Hz or 4K 60Hz panel.

Published Wed, Jun 7 2017 4:54 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

HP is really throwing a party with its Omen gaming line of products, with the new Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops rocking refreshed CPUs and GPUs, and much more. There's even a big plus with HP using NVIDIA's new Max-Q technology, which has massive thermal and power tweaks to the GTX 10 series card and a design guide for partners, making super-powerful gaming laptops really thin, and quiet.

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The new flagship Omen 17 gaming laptop comes in 4 variants, all rocking Intel's new Core i7-7700HQ processor. Here's the differences:

  • $1099: 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 2GB, 1080p 60Hz LCD, 1TB HDD
  • $1279: 12GB DDR4, GTX 1060 6GB, 1080p 120Hz G-Sync, 1TB HDD
  • $1599: 16GB DDR4, RX 580 8GB, 1080p 60Hz FreeSync, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • $1799: 32GB DDR4, GTX 1070 8GB, 4K 60Hz G-Sync, 256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD
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HP has used larger fans on the Omen 17 gaming laptop, increasing the maximum airflow by 2.7%, which helps a lot. HP still lets you upgrade the RAM and storage of their Omen gaming laptops, providing a door at the bottom of the Omen to upgrade the two components.

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On the keyboard side of things HP has provided a red backlit keyboard with 26-key rollover and anti-ghosting, full-size arrow keys, with the WASD keys being highlighted for gamers.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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