HP Omen 15-DH1065CL Gaming Laptop Review
An incredibly beautiful and unique notebook for gaming and VR.
HP is about to go big on notebook gaming with the new Omen 15-DH1065CL Gaming Laptop, which blends gaming and VR in a futuristic body and chassis.
It’s bold, but doesn’t feel too much out of place next to the 3,000-series Omen products we’ve seen.
What strikes you first is the stunning chassis, a thick, square design with thin screen bezels that apes the design of the recently-released Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop.
This unique design is very glossy and reflective, especially at the sides, which are defined by the two palm rests, one of which slides forward. The top edge of the chassis has a lip that tapers into the palm rest area, which increases the surface area for resting your wrists.
The Display and Connectivity Options
The HP Omen 15 has two SKUs available, one with a 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS display, and another with a 4K UHD (3840×2160) touch screen.
While the FHD version is our top choice, at least in this review, we really found the 4K option to be the better option for two primary reasons. The display is simply stunning. The contrast ratio and color reproduction are simply fantastic.
It is very difficult to find another laptop that is even close to this level of quality when it comes to display quality. The FHD screen on this laptop is average in comparison to similarly priced laptops but the exceptional screen on this machine makes it an amazing laptop for gaming.
The keyboard layout and typing experience are fantastic.
Performance, Storage and Battery Life
While most gaming laptops aim to achieve something quite consistent with one performance level and one price point, the Omen 15’s latest iteration is a bit different in that it aims to offer something for the fans of ‘entry-level’ gaming.
A number of reasons for this include the decision to produce this laptop with the GTX 1060. While there are other alternatives at the moment with the Nvidia GTX 1070 being the standard high-end gaming spec, there is little point having one of those if you are really only planning on doing a little bit of casual gaming.
The GTX 1060 offers better performance than the Nvidia GTX 1070 for the price point. It is also extremely solid in its liquid cooling and has a top load Fan Controlled Cooling technology, which means it won’t overheat.
|Brand: ||HP Omen|
|Processor Generation: ||10th|
|Processor (CPU):||Intel Core i7-10750H 5GHz|
|Memory (Ram): ||16GB|
|Storage: ||1TB Hard Drive (HDD) + 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Graphics: ||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB|
|Optical Drive (ODD): ||NO|
|Screen: ||15.6″(1920X1080) non-touch|
|Operating System: ||Windows 10 Home|
|Color: ||Royal Blue|
Adjustable Viewing Angle
G-SYNC = G-SYNC Technology
Enables high-frame rate (HFR) gaming with tear-free, stutter-free framerates for a fluid gaming experience.
ENERGY STAR Certification
ENERGY STAR and Energy Star are brand names that represent U.S. environmental regulations that describe an energy-efficient product’s low-energy features.
You can choose between an i7-8700K CPU, i7-9700K CPU or i5-9600K CPU.
AMD Radeon RX 570X 8GB GDDR5 8GB 2x D3-1900 16GB 2x DDR4 Memory HMB2 16GB HMB2
HP Omen 15: Pros and Cons of the 15″ Gaming Laptop
Since this machine is not aimed towards the consumer and is intended more for gamers and professional users, we believe the design of the HP Omen 15 is best described as “mature”.
It is a well-designed laptop that appeals to both enthusiast gamers and desktop PC users looking to convert their 13″ computer into a more portable form factor.
The front panel is dominated by a large RGB WLED-backlit keyboard, an impressive over clockable Intel CPU, and an oversized 480 dpi RGB backlit, 15.6″ 1440p, Gorilla Glass panel display with a 3000:1 contrast ratio.
Unlike other gaming laptop brands that have eliminated all the features to optimize their users’ battery life, HP has wisely decided to keep the Omen 15’s 1080p display, so users can watch movies while they’re on the go.
MSRP HP Omen 15 1080p 144Hz IPS AMD AM4 $999 8GB Gskill DDR4 2666MHz 8GB Gskill DDR4 2666MHz Storage 128GB M.2 2242 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD / 1TB 5400RPM HDD 128GB M.2 2242 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD / 1TB 5400RPM HDD Graphics 9th Gen AMD Radeon RX Vega (8GB GDDR5X VRAM) Wireless 802.11 AC AC WiFi 802.11 AC AC Bluetooth 4.2 Wireless 802.11 AC AC Battery 50WHrs or 57 WHrs 50WHrs or 57 WHrs Battery Life 7.4 Hours 7.5 Hours
The design of the HP Omen is a hot topic. For some, it’s too feminine and could be better looking. However, for some others, it’s just right. If you have a hard time describing your design style to others, then maybe the HP Omen 15 will help you out.
Let’s talk about the main problem that everybody can have with laptops these days.
Actually it’s not really the laptop itself that is the issue, but rather the ecosystem that surrounds it. And what’s worse is that it feels almost engineered to give more problems than solutions.
It’s hard to make a purchasing decision without at least a little bit of research on the field. All the big manufacturers like Dell, Apple, Lenovo, HP, Asus, and Acer know that. This is why they are well ahead of everybody else, even when it comes to delivering top notch products.
HP has a brand new product coming out. It’s called the Omen 15 and is meant to compete directly with the most famous of them all – the Alienware 15. And not just in terms of specs, but in the overall quality and design.
Most of the devices on the market are starting to look the same when it comes to the overall look and feel, however there are a few companies that are always trying to provide a more premium touch to their products, one of these brands is HP.
The latest iteration of their Omen range of products are the latest 15-inch gaming laptop the HP Omen X, and along with a series of Omen desktop PCs. This article takes a look at the HP Omen X and the differences between the 15″ gaming laptop, compared to other laptops in the market.
Specs and Build
The first thing you will notice about the HP Omen X is that it is a big, bulky, beast of a machine, it’s got a massive chassis with serious looks. It comes with a huge 15.
So, here we are. The newly-released gaming laptop from HP. The gaming laptop of choice for many of our staff, we’ve reviewed, and some of us have actually played the hell out of (read our review, Hands On:
HP Omen X Gaming Desktop here), the Omen 15. What is it? Well, it’s a 15-inch gaming laptop. It is Intel’s (or is it AMD’s now?) “Kaby Lake Refresh” processor (either Kaby Lake or Ryzen).
It is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU. It has a full-size backlit keyboard, trackpad, and an optional (and not just cheaper) GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. Some of the pros and cons? Well, like we said before, it’s a 15-inch gaming laptop. It is also pretty damn hefty at 4.36 pounds.
While playing through Crysis 3 on Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, I rarely took my eyes off the game because I felt no lag or framerate issues whatsoever. It’s been a long time since I felt so immersed in a game, so I decided to dive into playing some DX12 titles to see how this technology feels in-game.
As I dove into Hitman and The Division, I was immediately impressed with how smooth everything was and how the heavy workload on the GPU was effortlessly handled.
I also spent some time playing Rise of the Tomb Raider at its highest settings and, to my delight, I did not encounter any performance issues either.