HP Omen 15 2018: Worth To Buy?
HP Omen 15 2018 has recently been launched and has been a hot topic nowadays. All the topic on this laptop was about its performance and looks which HP has made it better than any of the Omen series. The HP Omen series affordable gaming laptop is on the market for several years but the 2018 model is much better than any of them. The 2017’s model was based on the Intel’s Kaby Lake CPU which now has been upgraded to Intel’s brand new Coffee Lake CPU with 6-cores on it. Sadly, you can only find this CPU on the i7-8750H models. This Omen is the high-end affordable gaming laptop that you will find today. So, can this laptop beat all of the affordable gaming laptops of 2018? Let’s find out in the article given below!
The HP Omen 15 2018(High-End Version) is priced around ($1700-1900) which is kind of affordable at this price range. This laptop is available in two variants that is i5-8500 and i7-8750. So talking about i7 series, the Omen has a Coffee Lake CPU which is the Intel’s new CPU of nowadays and can be found on the latest high-end gaming laptops too. This laptop is accompanied by NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q ( 8 GB GDDR5) of GPU which falls under the high-end GPUs. This laptop has a 32GB DDR4 (2666 MHz) of RAM so that you can do almost every task without any sweat. And talking about its storage, the Omen has a 256 GB of SSD and a 2TB of HDD so that you can save your files/recording/games without having any storage problems. More specs are given below!
HP Omen 2018 Specifications
- CPU: Intel’s Coffee Lake – i7-8750H
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5)
- DISPLAY: 15.6”, FHD, 144 Hz, IPS Display
- STORAGE: 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
- RAM: 32GB DDR4 (2666 MHz)
- WEIGHT: 2.52 kg (5.6 lbs)
- Ports: 3x USB Type A 3.0, 1x USB Type C, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
- Connectivity:Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Camera: HD webcam
We took a benchmark of 3 different games. So, here is the overall games performance!
Pros & Cons Of HP Omen 15 2018
Great Built Kind Of Bulky Keyboard
Excellent Performance Average sound
Great Price Not Metal
Great Battery Backup –
HP Omen 15 2018 Overview
HP Omen 15 2018 is a high-end gaming laptop which is affordable at this price range. The Omen has a great built along with its excellent performance even at the ultra settings gameplay. The fact that our team like about this laptop was its design which looks truly a high-end gaming laptop that can give an excellent performance which is true. Only the thing that we detest was its body which was not metal. It would be better if this laptop had a metallic body which would make it, even more, better and feel like a high-end laptop.
So, should you buy it? Well, if you are really into gaming and is concerned about the overall gameplay then, definitely you should go for this laptop as it is not that much costly. The rivalry for this laptop would be Acer Predator Helios 300 which is also an excellent performance giving laptop. But if you are not satisfied with the Omen’s price then go for the Predator!