HP Omen 15 (2019) review: A GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q for under S$4,000
Earlier this year, HP refreshed its line of Omen laptops with machines that featured slimmer designs and improved cooling performance. That was a much needed update, considering that the previous Omen 15 was rather thick for a Max-Q notebook.
That aside, the design is still very familiar, and you'll recognise the same tribal mask logo on the lid.
Here's an overview of its specifications:
- 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 240Hz G-Sync IPS display
- Intel Core i7-9750H processor (2.60GHz, 12MB L3 cache)
- 16GB DDR4-2666 single-channel memory
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
- 69Wh battery
- 360 x 260 x 20mm
The above configuration will cost you S$3,999, a pretty fair price for a laptop with a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. However, the laptop also comes equipped with single-channel memory. Unfortunately, from past experience with laptops like the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III GL531GW and ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW, it's clear that single-channel memory results in quite a large performance deficit in games. Can the HP Omen overcome the limitations? Find out how the Omen 15 fares over the following pages.