The HP Omen X is a portable gaming PC that doesn’t mess around, with a high-end Intel processor, a powerful GeForce GPU, a speedy G-Sync screen, and a mechanical keyboard. I am struggling to class it as a laptop, however, such is the scale and spec sheet of this 17-inch mobile monster. That said, it’s one of the most capable gaming notebooks we’ve ever seen away from the plug.
But it’s that GTX 1070 which gives the HP Omen X 17 its gaming chops, and at 1080p, you’ll be able to play all the latest games at their native resolution. You won’t necessarily always be able to hit the 120fps you might need to run at the screen’s refresh rate, but the G-Sync support still means you’re getting a deliciously smooth gaming experience. That said, even at max brightness the panel does feel a touch dim.
Away from the plug you’re still getting good gaming frame rates, however, and for over an hour and 20 minutes too. Normally, gaming laptops achieve that by drastically dropping down their GPU clockspeeds to consume less juice, but there is only a relatively small cut going from plugged-in to on-battery power. In the benchmarks below some of the other laptops (we’re looking at you Asus) default to unplayable gaming performance away from the plug. You can mess around with the power settings, but with the Omen X you don’t need to.
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