Omen by HP 2018 15-Inch Gaming Laptop

Omen by HP 2018 15-Inch Gaming Laptop


HP Omen 15 Review. The HP Omen 15 offers great performance, a
colorful 144-Hz display and a comfortable keyboard, but its screen could be brighter. The HP Omen 15’s hood is like a war zone of
style, where the glossy Omen logo sits comfortably out of the fray as the brushed aluminum and
carbon fiber collide to form a crimson crosshair. It doesn’t just look good — my fingers tingled
as they brushed across the lid. Opening the Omen 15 reveals two small hinges,
which almost make the slim-bezel display look like it’s floating. Combine that with the black-and-white keys
backed by four-zone RGB lighting, and you have a gaming laptop look that’s incredibly
refreshing. There are a solid variety of ports on the
Omen 15 for all your gaming and streaming needs. On the left, there’s one USB 3.0 port, an
SD card slot and separate headphone and microphone inputs. The back features an RJ45 Ethernet port, one
USB 3.0 port with always-on charging, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Mini Display Port, one Thunderbolt
3 port and a security lock slot, while the right side holds the power jack and one USB
3.0 port. The Omen 15’s 15.6-inch, 1080pixel panel looks
a little dim, but it offers solid colors and delivers smooth animations via its 144-Hz
refresh rate. Between the soft plastic palm rest and the
evenly spaced keys, my fingers tap-danced all over the Omen 15’s keyboard in immense
comfort, but the keys were a little mushy and had slightly lower travel than we’d like. The audio software, Omen Audio Control, was
actually tremendously useful in helping me find a good audio balance, especially with
its full equalizer. However, the only presets it offers are Music,
Movie and Voice, leaving Games out completely — I mean, come on. Gaming laptops chug a lot of power, but the
Omen 15’s battery life is still shorter than we expected. After continuously surfing the web over Wi-Fi
at 150 nits of brightness, the Omen 15 lasted only 3 hours and 47 minutes. I could even see the pixels on my forehead
when the photo was zoomed out all the way. I would suggest buying an external webcam
if you plan on streaming. HP includes some of its own typical bloatware
as well as the more useful Omen Command Center, which monitors the CPU, GPU, RAM and network
speeds. The HP Omen 15 packs a punch in terms of style
and performance. It delivers a solid display, decent speakers and a comfortable keyboard. I can’t look past the display’s slightly dim
nature and the way the speakers can buzz at higher volumes. If you’re interested in going for a more premium
laptop, the HP Omen 15 is a solid bet for a good mainstream gaming laptop. Kindly see the description for this Amazon
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Danny Hutson

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