The 2023 HP Omen 17 has been finally unleashed by the Palo Alto, California-headquartered tech company, to the much exhilaration of gamers across the globe. HP, which started its dream journey almost 84 years ago, is now a renowned name for PCs. Its collection of next-gen high-performing laptops, is quite enviable.
The company boasts of a vast range of top-notch laptops that are more than capable of ticking an array of important boxes with effortless ease. Be it foldable laptops that can turn up to 360 degrees or ultrathin, lightweight luxury laptops or even hi-tech laptops for immense workloads — HP has it all.
For the uninitiated, HP already had a nice range of some brilliant gaming laptops. The collection features HP Victus and of course, HP Omen — the two major highlights which make the series notable enough with their terrific USPs.
The 2023 HP Omen 17 happens to be the latest addition to that elusive list which was desperately looking for such a flagship model that can actually take HP to the adrenaline-dipped gamestations around the world. But how good is the brand-new gaming laptop from the house of HP? Does it manage to rise up to the occasion? Let’s delve deeper with the story to explore the model and find out the answers. Fasten your seatbelts for a gaming bonanza. Here we go!
2023 HP Omen 17: Your Portable Gamestation
Gaming remains one of the most popular pastime activities in the world. Actually, it’s no longer just a pastime activity anymore. Nowadays, we have a large number of professional gamers, spread across the world. Today, eSports has become a recognized sporting activity. There’s a huge global gaming industry out there, which continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
One might be at their wit’s end, if they look at the astonishing numbers. For instance, the total revenue in the video games market is anticipated to reach a staggering $384.90bn in 2023. When it comes to users, the figures are projected to reach a jaw-dropping 3.10bn by 2027. The mobile games market alone is expected to scale to $286.50bn in 2023 itself.
Therefore, these sky-high figures give us a fair idea that there’s a lot at stake when it comes to gaming laptops. Now, one might argue that gaming has evolved drastically over the last few years, with indie games opening up a brave new world. Today, you can enjoy the real experience of PC gaming in a handheld, portable device — all thanks to Valve’s new Steam Deck. But nothing beats the experience of ultimate immersive gaming in a beast of a laptop.
Until a while ago, this segment was largely dominated by Asus, which has a couple of gaming monsters in its kitty, like the ROG Strix Scar 17 SE. But now, HP seems to pose a stern challenge, especially after it rolled out the new 2023 HP Omen 17. After this gem of a gaming laptop arrived on the scene, there has been quite a buzz across the global gaming community, as one can find the reflections on platforms like Discord and Twitch.
Let’s have a close look at the major highlights of the device, before heading towards its major salient features.
- Courtesy of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Max-Q design, you can binge intense gaming, without anything to worry about. These two have made phenomenal changes to the overall experience.
- It gives you immersive spatial audio thanks to an incredible assortment of over-the-top features — custom audio tuning by Bang & Olufsen, DTS:X Ultra support, dual speakers and HP AudioBoost 2.0. It’s not everyday that you get spatially accurate 3D cinematic sounds in a gaming laptop.
- Powered by OMEN Gaming Hub, this all-new gaming laptop is blessed with the auspicious presence of HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones.
- You can enjoy Wi-Fi 6E and the 13th Gen Intel Core processors offer you sheer performance and ultimate speed. Hence, apart from gaming, it nicely suits multitasking needs.
Now, let’s go through the major salient features of the 2023 HP Omen 17 to get a fair understanding of what it brings to the table.
HP Omen 17 Specifications
Operating System: Windows 11 Home
Processor and Graphics: Intel Core i7-13700HX (up to 5.0 GHz, 30 MB L3 cache, 16 cores, 24 threads)+NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU (8 GB)
Chipset: Intel HM770
Memory: 16 GB DDR5-4800 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
*Expandable up to 32 GB DDR5-4800 SDRAM (2 x 16 GB)
Expansion Slots: 1 multi-format SD media card reader
Storage: 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD (4×4 SSD)
External Optical Drive: No DVD or CD Drive
*However, one can opt for the alternate option of an External DVD burner
Display: 17.3″ diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 7 ms response time, IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, Low Blue Light, 300 nits
Screen-To-Body Ratio: 84.65%
Webcam: HP True Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones
Audio Features: Audio by Bang & Olufsen; DTS:X Ultra; Dual speakers; HP Audio Boost
Personalization: HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones
Keyboard: Full-size, 4-zone RGB backlit, shadow black keyboard and 26-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting Key technology
Pointing Device: Precision Touchpad support
External I/O Ports: 1 Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps signaling rate) with USB Type-C 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge); 2 USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 AC smart pin; 1 HDMI 2.1; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 mini DisplayPort; 1 RJ-45[19,42]
Wireless technology: Realtek Wi-Fi 6E (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5.3 compatible combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)
Network Interface: Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
Primary Battery: 6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer
Battery Recharge Time: Supports battery fast charge; approximately 50% in 30 minutes
Power Supply: 330 W Smart AC power adapter
Security Management: Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM) support
Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty support
Sustainable Impact Specifications: [39,40,41]Ocean-bound plastic in speaker enclosure(s); Recycled metal in keyboard frame and hinge cap(s); Keyboard keycaps made with post-consumer recycled plastic
Dimensions (W X D X H): 15.64 x 10.32 x 1.06 in
Weight: Starting at 6.15 lb
Package Weight: 12.03 lb
In a nutshell, the 2023 HP Omen 17 is something that dreams are made of, so far as any passionate gamer on planet earth is concerned. If you are a gamer at heart and eagerly waiting to dive into an immersive gaming experience in a classic manner, with an irresistibly good-looking laptop, then there’s simply no need to look any further. Close your eyes and your dream gaming station is ready!
HP itself is quite hopeful with the device as Vickram Bedi, Senior Director (Personal Systems), HP India, was quoted saying, “Professional gamers look for reliable devices that offer powerful performance, for the best game play experience. With top-of-the-line graphics and uninterrupted performance, OMEN 17 will provide gamers with the ultimate gaming experience.”
However, it needs to be seen how much impact does the 2023 HP Omen 17 have, so far as the business equations are concerned. If it propels HP to give a serious run for money to Asus in the gaming laptops segment, then it would be certainly monumental. Because toppling Asus still seems to be a distant possibility.
We will be keeping a constant vigilance on how it unfolds in the coming days and share exclusive updates with you on the pages of Technowize. Till then, stay tuned with us for more top stories on gaming and tech. Happy gaming!