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HP OMEN 15 w/ AMD (2020) Review Rundown

HP | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 23 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

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  • High-quality 144Hz display
  • Good gaming performance
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Only one USB Type-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

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Omen 15 has a 2.9GHz AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti. It has 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 1,920 x 1,080, 144Hz display. Physical connectivity is comprehensive with three USB-A 3 ports, a USB-C port and a drop-jaw RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful CPU and GPU
  • Bright, vivid 144Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard keys are a bit small
  • Only one USB-C port

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
There are not only various Intel models, but also several AMD variants. The Omen 15-en0375ng brings up the rear in the 3DMark tests, but the difference is often marginal and subjectively hardly noticeable. While the Intel variant could show off with a good 144 Hz panel in the test, the AMD edition only has a mediocre 60 Hz panel on board.
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Pros[**]
  • Good price-performance ratio
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
Cons[**]
  • Low-quality 144 Hz panel
  • Low color space coverage

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
HP's Omen 15 gaming laptop is back with an all-new minimalist look. This iteration also introduces AMD Ryzen processors to the lineup. The $1,299 model 15-en0029nr that I'm reviewing is, as I noted, on the pricey side if you're purely after graphics-driven performance.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • 144Hz screen
  • Solid 1080p gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti-based laptop

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 has a new AMD processor that bolsters its work credentials. Its Full HD IPS display has 144Hz Nvidia G-Sync, which is a good specification for a mid-range gaming machine. The keyboard doesn't have a number pad, and the power button is awkwardly placed between the F12 and Delete buttons. The Dell G5 Gaming 5500 weighs 2.34kg and is 25mm thick, while the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 weighs just 1.6kg and has an 18mm body.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Solid build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre speakers
  • Poor speakers

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
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 incredibly difficult to haul around if you are a regular traveler or commuter. But it packs a solid punch when it comes to gaming performance. The display is very large, coming in at 15.6 inches with a 144Hz refresh rate, and is gorgeous, ideal for those wanting to play more cinematic or AAA games. The battery life is not the greatest and is easily one of the biggest complaints we found whilst we were testing it.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming battery performance
  • Not very portable

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The HP Omen 15 (2020) is one of the best gaming laptops of the year. It has a sophisticated design that will appeal to a wide range of gamers. The Omen features a Full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The presence of Nvidia G-Sync also helps to prevent screen tearing. Despite having such good specs, this configuration is available at a very generous £1600.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Pricier than rivals

references

  1. 1. ^ HP Omen 15-en0006na review: A solid budget gaming laptop with superb audio. Expertreviews. 2021-04-23. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  2. 2. ^ HP Omen 15 laptop Review: Strong AMD processor makes Intel tremble. Notebookcheck. 2021-01-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) Review. Pcmag. 2020-10-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) review. Techadvisor. 2020-12-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) review. Techradar. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ HP Omen 15 (2020) Review. Trustedreviews. 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. *. 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.
  8. **. 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.
  9. ***. 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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