HP has a new version of its Omen 17 inch matte screen with Full HD IPS hard drive and swift 1000 GB HP Omen 17-w013nf. – That’s his name – shows a dark design with red accents and a dedicated graphics card GeForce GTX 960M for a game assumed orientation. It can also count on a solid base composed of a Quad Core i5 Skylake and 8 GB of RAM (DDR4) for a price displayed less than 900 euros until 10.30.2016 ( € 999 – € 100)
|Dalle||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS (1920×1080 glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-6300HQ Skylake (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|installed RAM (max)||8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage Area||1TB 7200 rev / min|
|Graphics Card||Maxwell NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel HD and Optimus 530|
|Optical drive||DVD Burner|
|Audio System||2 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|Webcam||HD 720p (1280×720) with micro|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card Reader||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Output (s) video||HDMI 1.4|
|Input (s) / Output (s)||Headset, Microphone (gold plated)|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Battery||62Whr Li-Ion 6 cell|
|Size (mm)||416 x 279 x 29.9|
|Other||chiclet keyboard with backlit keypad, multi-touch touchpad|
The design of the latest HP Omen always takes the same code, both sober, rounded and classy. Designed entirely of plastic, the black hull of the 17-w013nf HP Omen is decorated with a red logo on the lid of the center and a shaded mesh pattern reminiscent of carbon fiber. The result is stylish enough and “discrete” to please the greatest number, even if the assembly is clearly not upscale. The keyboard also has a backlight system, but the combination of red and black keys halo does not makes typing in dark atmosphere. This is mostly an aesthetic detail. Note that the use of plastic favors weight rather well contained herein (2.8 kg).
Vis-à-vis the performance, the Quad Core i5 latest generation (Skylake) supported by 8GB of RAM in DDR4 memory to honorably meet all routine tasks (web browsing, working on Office …) and programs exploiting multi-core architecture (video editing, photo retouching, 3D light). Multitasking is as comfortable within reasonable measures.
This base is perfect for players who can exploit the full potential of the GeForce GTX 960M, a dedicated graphics card positioned in the midrange. In its GDDR5 version, it allows to play full HD on all market opus, with still some concessions on the level details for the most recent / demanding titles.
This exciting record will be a little marred by the preferred storage solution in this declension: a hard drive at 7200 rev / min. If it displays a higher speed than normal (5400 rev / min usually), it is not comparable in terms of reactivity with a dedicated SSD. The price relates to the overall fluidity of Windows and the data loading time.
side of the display, the situation is more than adequate with its Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) for high display density. With such a definition, you can view your content in High Definition in the best conditions (YouTube video in 1080p) and also modulate the positioning of the windows without losing sharpness. The IPS is a good surprise because it is often shunned gaming on machines and on this price. This opens the viewing angles and reproduces colors more accurately than simple TN. Finally, the anti-reflective coating made barrier inconvenience for use in bright environments.
The integrated connection will not disappoint even if for a PC gamer, you could do better. There have only one HDMI video output and no port USB 1.4 Type-C. However, connectivity modules have been favored with the presence of a Gigabit Ethernet port and the latest generation of chips AC Wifi and Bluetooth 4.2. For the rest, there is a SD card reader and three USB ports including 2 USB 3.0.
The HP-17 Omen w013nf is currently marketed in 899 euros in Materiel.net ( “€ 999-100 €” until 10/30/16). Great rates on our price comparison which lists some competing models.