HP OMEN 15-ax205na Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD  £836.95 John Lewis
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HP OMEN 15-ax205na Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15.6" Full HD £836.95 John Lewis

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Found 16th Mar 2017
Windows 10 Home 64

Latest generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor

39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display

8GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)

Claim a Xbox Elite Controller (via redemption) until 17.04.17
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Awesome specs. Very tempting.
Just wish it wasn't a fingerprint magnet.
It a great all rounder, and the build is superb, but yeah, it's a fingerprint magnet.
Be better if it was a 1050ti
What kind of games you could play that graphic card oO
specialoffers

What kind of games you could play that graphic card oO




youtube.com/watch?v=wpSMlS7_zAE

Nice specs. Is that red glowing keyboard as annoying as it looks?
I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!
Don't know about Dell or HP but can certainly vouch for Asus.
Last May for £755 I bought a ROG G750JH-T4188H 17.3-inch Gaming Notebook (Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX780M 4GB GDDR5.
Haven't used it much for actual gaming but it's an excellent alternative kitchen desktop to my main machine.
Decent spec- not amazing, but enough for most people. Still quite pricey though.
richt

I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, … I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!



I agree that Dell (alienware and xps, not the inspiron) and ASUS quality is better but you cant get them for this price... if you can, please post links!

I've looked at the HP Omen and its plastic and very flimsy. The screen wobbles with not much effort when open. My top two choices are a Dell or ASUS but cant find a decent spec for less than £1000.

to be fair though, i wouldnt call 8gb and a 1050 decent spec, maybe im asking for too much
Edited by: "poison3k" 16th Mar 2017
specialoffers

What kind of games you could play that graphic card oO


1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount on Ultra. The fact that's its a desktop grade 1050 makes a world of difference compared with those 9xxM or 8xxM mobile chips you usually see.

The Elite Controller redemption is also pretty sweet seeing as those don't go for below £100 if thats your thing too!
Edited by: "slayermatt" 16th Mar 2017
slayermatt

1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount … 1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount on Ultra. The fact that's its a desktop grade 1050 makes a world of difference compared with those 9xxM or 8xxM mobile chips you usually see.The Elite Controller redemption is also pretty sweet seeing as those don't go for below £100 if thats your thing too!


This right here!....this card is perfect for 1080p, and as its a laptop and youre sitting quite clsoe you could even lower the resolution as you need to in a few years time and still hit playable framerates.
It's a shame it's the 2GB variant of the 1050. Would be interesting to see benchmarks of the 2GB version vs. the 4GB version because Dell's Inspiron 7000 has the 4GB variant and can be had for around the same cash if you use one of their discount codes.
slayermatt

1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount … 1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount on Ultra. The fact that's its a desktop grade 1050 makes a world of difference compared with those 9xxM or 8xxM mobile chips you usually see.The Elite Controller redemption is also pretty sweet seeing as those don't go for below £100 if thats your thing too!



2GB VRAM is going to kill it.

Great for e-sports titles, but for AAA titles, or stuff like GTA? Not so sure...
poison3k

I agree that Dell (alienware and xps, not the inspiron) and ASUS quality … I agree that Dell (alienware and xps, not the inspiron) and ASUS quality is better but you cant get them for this price... if you can, please post links!I've looked at the HP Omen and its plastic and very flimsy. The screen wobbles with not much effort when open. My top two choices are a Dell or ASUS but cant find a decent spec for less than £1000.to be fair though, i wouldnt call 8gb and a 1050 decent spec, maybe im asking for too much



Have a look at the Dell outlet. Students get 15% off and there are coupons for Alienware laptops
slayermatt

1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount … 1050 is actually pretty adequate for 1080p, will do a surprising amount on Ultra. The fact that's its a desktop grade 1050 makes a world of difference compared with those 9xxM or 8xxM mobile chips you usually see.The Elite Controller redemption is also pretty sweet seeing as those don't go for below £100 if thats your thing too!



is it the desktop version though? i cant see it anywhere it says it.

I agree its an adequate card but i wouldn't say it's decent, while it can play a few games on ultra it struggles to play others on high.

My main game is Fallout 4 which its struggles with (thats without the high texture pack):
notebookcheck.net/NVI…tml
Edited by: "poison3k" 16th Mar 2017
CardboardCutout

Have a look at the Dell outlet. Students get 15% off and there are … Have a look at the Dell outlet. Students get 15% off and there are coupons for Alienware laptops



Thanks, some brilliant deals on there
poison3k

is it the desktop version though? i cant see it anywhere it says it.I … is it the desktop version though? i cant see it anywhere it says it.I agree its an adequate card but i would say it's decent, while it can play a few games on ultra it struggles to play others on high.My main game is Fallout 4 which its struggles with (thats without the high texture pack):http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Notebook.178614.0.html


All 10 series cards are desktop variants as far as I'm aware. If you look at the specs of the card they list on the notebook one - its actually more powerful than the standard 1050 they're testing. The only difference is some of the higher end ones are clocked a little lower.

The main issue is CPU thermal throttling which affects most of the benchmarks adversely. I also never mentioned about playing everything on ultra, looking at those benchmarks the games that it can't 1080p ultra are ones that seem to struggle even on higher cards for the most part - and they're more than playable on high from the looks of it.

You could get a 1050ti or 1060 laptop instead but you're looking at significantly more than 1k and that's without the elite controller.

Also how does it struggle with fallout 4? Compared to previous 950m or 860m laptops its more than playable at 30fps. The 960m for example only managed 24fps there abouts from the same websites benchmarks and those laptops cost a bomb when they were around.
Shame it's an HP. In the last 5 years, two family HP laptops died and stopped booting up within 2 years and a desktop PC had overheating issues due to poor fan design. Their quality control is just not up to the standard of most other manufacturers in my experience.
There really isn't much to complain about at this price. 128ssd + 1tb hdd is perfect for games, an IPS display and even an xbox elite controller? That's pretty damn good.
i7 and a GTX 1050? Holy imbalance Batman.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Mar 2017
ollie87

i7 and a GTX 1050? Holy imbalance Batman.


You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an i5-7300HQ from Save On Laptops, if that'd make you feel better.

saveonlaptops.co.uk/1AN…tml
Robbo11

Shame it's an HP. In the last 5 years, two family HP laptops died and … Shame it's an HP. In the last 5 years, two family HP laptops died and stopped booting up within 2 years and a desktop PC had overheating issues due to poor fan design. Their quality control is just not up to the standard of most other manufacturers in my experience.



Their higher end stuff tends to be better built. But I wouldn't touch any of their sub £600 laptops.
richt

I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, … I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!



You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.

I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 16th Mar 2017
matt101101

You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an … You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an i5-7300HQ from Save On Laptops, if that'd make you feel better. :phttps://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1AN98EAABU-HP-OMEN-15-ax202na_2062758.html



Even the i5 is massive overkill.
matt101101

You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an … You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an i5-7300HQ from Save On Laptops, if that'd make you feel better. :phttps://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1AN98EAABU-HP-OMEN-15-ax202na_2062758.html



Or you could buy one with i5, but without SSD, from John Lewis for £719.
Does anyone else think that the lady in the photos is gonna get a bad back gaming in that position for long periods? I'm such a dad.
matt101101

You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an … You can save all of about 6 quid and buy the same thing but with an i5-7300HQ from Save On Laptops, if that'd make you feel better. :phttps://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/1AN98EAABU-HP-OMEN-15-ax202na_2062758.html


or save £100 buying the same model from very using their 10% off code
In what situation do people play on laptops? I find it a bit hard to comprehend.
Burnz0

You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes … You don't need 16GB for gaming, it's a common misconception and makes little to no difference for majority of games. The problem here is the 2GB VRAM being the heavy hitter.I don't believe the reasons people shooting it down are completely credible though, until I see some links. This is sub-£900 and John Lewis. There maybe be better deals, but this is a very good laptop for the price from what I've seen in the past.


I didn'y say you require 16GB RAM but you would expect more than 8GB! This laptop does not have an optical drive either; some of us still buy software on discs or play dvd's.
Intel say the 7th gen chips are about 13% faster than the 6th gen, but many tests say that 6th gen are just as good. Try looking at Laptops Direct or SCAN.
slayermatt

All 10 series cards are desktop variants as far as I'm aware. If you look … All 10 series cards are desktop variants as far as I'm aware. If you look at the specs of the card they list on the notebook one - its actually more powerful than the standard 1050 they're testing. The only difference is some of the higher end ones are clocked a little lower.The main issue is CPU thermal throttling which affects most of the benchmarks adversely. I also never mentioned about playing everything on ultra, looking at those benchmarks the games that it can't 1080p ultra are ones that seem to struggle even on higher cards for the most part - and they're more than playable on high from the looks of it.You could get a 1050ti or 1060 laptop instead but you're looking at significantly more than 1k and that's without the elite controller.Also how does it struggle with fallout 4? Compared to previous 950m or 860m laptops its more than playable at 30fps. The 960m for example only managed 24fps there abouts from the same websites benchmarks and those laptops cost a bomb when they were around.



they do have mobile versions of the 1050 and 1060, they just put the m on the end anymore, check the link in my original comment, thats benchmarks for the mobile version of the 1050
poison3k

I agree that Dell (alienware and xps, not the inspiron) and ASUS quality … I agree that Dell (alienware and xps, not the inspiron) and ASUS quality is better but you cant get them for this price... if you can, please post links!I've looked at the HP Omen and its plastic and very flimsy. The screen wobbles with not much effort when open. My top two choices are a Dell or ASUS but cant find a decent spec for less than £1000.to be fair though, i wouldnt call 8gb and a 1050 decent spec, maybe im asking for too much


Have you tried looking on Laptops Direct or SCAN websites? You might have to pay a little more but you will probably get a laptop with an Optical Drive. Some of us still buy software on discs and play regular DVD movies on a laptop. A lot of reviewers are saying that there is hardly any performance differences between a 6th gen and a 7th gen intel chip, so go for a laptop with a 6th gen instead.
richt

I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, … I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!


I just had a look.
On ASUS website, i could only find a couple (at first glance) that might be comparable.
The asus rog g752vm, with a (much more powerful) GTX 1060 card is about £1200.
The asus rog gl502vt with a GTX 970 is also about £1200.

Anything with a 960m or below is a much worse gaming card.
Can you link to an ASUS ROG that matches (or beats) the HP?
VDisillusioned

Or you could buy one with i5, but without SSD, from John Lewis for £719.



Very interesting...
Joe90_guy

Very interesting...


hah must have missed that comment, was about to mention it
tbh thats where i would bite and do without dual storage and take the lower cpu
the higher model is definitely worth the money on the upgrade but the lower entry is attractive
if i had a review that showed the screen was good then it'd be in my basket but the 1st gen screen was good then the last gen ones had a really poor colour coverage. anyone know what panel is in this?
richt

I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, … I don't consider a laptop with 8GB RAM to be of excellent spec, especially for a gaming laptop. HP laptops are very cheaply built, not as solid as Dell or ASUS. You can get an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price!


Please link me to an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price
Msic

I just had a look.On ASUS website, i could only find a couple (at first … I just had a look.On ASUS website, i could only find a couple (at first glance) that might be comparable.The asus rog g752vm, with a (much more powerful) GTX 1060 card is about £1200.The asus rog gl502vt with a GTX 970 is also about £1200.Anything with a 960m or below is a much worse gaming card.Can you link to an ASUS ROG that matches (or beats) the HP?


I think he is talking rubbish to be honest
richt

I didn'y say you require 16GB RAM but you would expect more than 8GB! … I didn'y say you require 16GB RAM but you would expect more than 8GB! This laptop does not have an optical drive either; some of us still buy software on discs or play dvd's.Intel say the 7th gen chips are about 13% faster than the 6th gen, but many tests say that 6th gen are just as good. Try looking at Laptops Direct or SCAN.


I see you completely ignored the calls to backup your claims of an ASUS ROG series with similar if not the same spec for this price.
Why don't you go back and edit your original comment to remove your claim that you clearly can't backup, as otherwise some people might believe your fact-less claim and vote this deal cold. Which would be unfair.
Its all a pretty good spec for gaming...


..apart from the most important part - The 1050!!

Who knows, some might only be playing games from several years ago, or some people may just love playing recent games with massive frame stutter.
Either way, its a good deal for the spec but 'Gaming' will very much depend on what you're going to attempt to play on it.
rigggary99

Who knows, some might only be playing games from several years ago, or … Who knows, some might only be playing games from several years ago, or some people may just love playing recent games with massive frame stutter.



Are you on drugs?
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