Editors Liked

  • The HP Omen 17 comes in a wide range of configurations, most of which offer good graphical bang for your buck
  • Fast gaming performance, 4K display good for media viewing, Plenty of ports
  • Powerful hardware, all games smooth at 1080p and max details, G-Sync, Thunderbolt 3, programmable macro keys, decent 120 Hz display, decent SSD + HDD
  • Decent SSD + 1 TB hard drive, user-replaceable battery, nice design, fast CPU & GPU, 16 GB of RAM, long battery life on low and medium load, good price
  • Fairly sturdy construction and refreshing design, Good input devices (improved keyboard and much better touchpad), Excellent IPS panel with G-Sync and 120Hz refresh rate, The screen doesn't use PWM across all brightness levels, Stable and effective coolin
  • Good price-performance ratio, M.2 socket supports NVMe, G-Sync support, matte IPS panel, SSD+HDD

Editors Didn't Like

  • The 4K variant has poor battery life, no option for a Nvidia GeForce 1080 GPU
  • Expensive for components and build, GTX 1070 isn't powerful enough for gaming on the 4K screen
  • Comparatively heavy, no Optimus, high idle power consumption, DPC latencies, throttling on battery, loud under load
  • Noise, temperature, very noticeable screen bleeding, PWM flickering, dpc latencies, poor touchpad, complicated maintenance
  • Hefty chassis, Short battery life due to lowered battery capacity compared to the previous model, The lid is a little flexible due to the single-hinge design
  • Touchpad makes inferior impression, no USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C