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HP OMEN 15 w/ AMD (2020) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Good gaming performance
  • Good input devices
  • 144Hz display option
Cons**
  • Only one USB-C port

Summary

HP's Omen 15 gaming laptop is back with an all-new minimalist look. It's got a current-gen Nvidia graphics core and a new AMD processor that bolsters its work credentials. However, you could be better off elsewhere, especially if you're not quite fussed about CPU performance.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 52%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
Priced at Rs. 85,990 (~$1150) in India, the HP Omen 15 strikes an excellent balance between price and performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 delivers performance that belies the price point, while the graphics card is good enough to facilitate a reasonable gaming experience. While I like the blacked out look, I'd have preferred hard plastics over the soft-touch material used here.
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Pros[**]
  • Affordable price-to-performance ratio
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Poor battery life

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Omen 15 has a 2.9-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor with 16GB of RAM. It transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 6 minutes and 1 second, disintegrating the 20:19 category average. On the File Transfer Test, it obtained a transfer rate of 968 megabytes per second.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Solid performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre display
  • No Thunderbolt 3

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
5,766 points in PCMark 10 catapult the 15-incher to the top position. In terms of latencies, the notebook also does not have to listen to any criticism. The fan control leaves a decent impression when idling and during simple activities. Buyers can also look forward to a fast mass storage device.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality case
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • Fast WLAN
Cons[**]
  • High temperatures under load
  • Poor color accuracy

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 is a formidable gaming machine with lots of grunt. Nearly 10 hours of battery life from a gaming notebook, especially one packing an eight-core CPU, is remarkable. It could use a second storage drive, and it is more expensive than your average GeForce GTX 1660 notebook. But if you're already spending that much for what is a luxury, the Omen is a step up.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful eight-core CPU
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • No second storage drive
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techadvisor[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 is a powerful and reasonably well-balanced machine. AMD's chip is almost always faster than Intel's competitors, which means the Omen delivers responsive performance in day-to-day tasks alongside more ability to handle tougher workloads. Its internal temperatures are fine and it's not noisy when tackling work tasks, but it's too loud during games. The speaker grille becomes too hot, and the underside is warm and potentially uncomfortable if the machine is on your lap.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Middling CPU performance
  • Middling battery life

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 is one huge beast of a gaming laptop to say the least. It is very heavy to carry around on a regular basis and difficult to haul around if you are a regular traveler or commuter. The display is very large, coming in at 15.6 inches with a 144Hz refresh rate. There is also a built-in webcam which records at 720p which is reasonable enough for carrying out everyday video calling (something many of us are doing an increased amount of)
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better
  • No external speakers

tomshardware[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 runs for 6 hours and 13 minutes on our stress test. It can get a bit toasty on the bottom at heavy loads, so be sure to use it on a desk or table. There's quite a bit of software preloaded on the Omen, which is a shame.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slightly hot

trustedreviews[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 features a Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The presence of Nvidia G-Sync also helps to prevent screen tearing when gaming. It features a Graphics Switcher, allowing you to swap between ‘Discrete’ and ‘Hybrid’ performance. Despite having such good specs, this configuration is available at a very generous £1600.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic gaming performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre display
  • No 4K option

References

1. ^ HP Omen 15 review: Value-friendly gaming. androidauthority. 2020-10-01 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) review. laptopmag. 2020-10-12 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ HP Omen 15 laptop Review: Strong AMD processor makes Intel tremble. notebookcheck. 2021-01-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) Review. pcmag. 2020-10-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) review. techadvisor. 2020-12-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) review. techradar. 2020-12-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ HP Omen 15 (AMD, 2020) Review: A New Look. tomshardware. 2020-09-05 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
8. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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