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HP Omen 15-dc1024na Gaming Laptop, 9750H, 1660 Ti - £1,124.10 @ HP Shop

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Intel® Core™ i7 9750H
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti Graphics (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated)
8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1
144Hz IPS 1080p
70wh battery

This is very similar to a deal posted yesterday, with some slight differences in the storage options. The NVMe drive is 512GB instead of 256GB, but there appears to be no 1TB HDD and the price is a bit lower overall with 10% off using code OMEN10.

I've been looking for 15.6" gaming laptops this week and this is a very good option from what I've found. I am struggling to find any reviews of this new model (which is still pre-order only on some sites), but it appears to be similar to the previous one which was well received. Also not sure if it has G-Sync, but the Intel chipset has integrated graphics so presumably it would be able to use Optimus.

I just bought one, so hopefully I didn't overlook anything
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Thanks for sharing this deal
I'm not in the market for a new laptop quite yet but this ticks a lot of boxes without breaking the bank.

However maybe don't expect too much from the CPU...

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Joe90_guy25/05/2019 16:43

I'm not in the market for a new laptop quite yet but this ticks a lot of …I'm not in the market for a new laptop quite yet but this ticks a lot of boxes without breaking the bank.However maybe don't expect too much from the CPU...https://www.notebookcheck.net/That-awkward-moment-when-a-Core-i7-8750H-laptop-can-outperform-a-Core-i7-9750H-laptop.421361.0.html


I heard the 9750s are usually throttled anyway so there isn't much real world difference.
Bought this today. Great deal. Heat
Joe90_guy25/05/2019 16:43

I'm not in the market for a new laptop quite yet but this ticks a lot of …I'm not in the market for a new laptop quite yet but this ticks a lot of boxes without breaking the bank.However maybe don't expect too much from the CPU...https://www.notebookcheck.net/That-awkward-moment-when-a-Core-i7-8750H-laptop-can-outperform-a-Core-i7-9750H-laptop.421361.0.html



Wow..so glad i read that as had shortlisted a laptop with this CPU..not any longer.
What's battery life like when gaming? Guessing awful at 70wh. If it supplies 19v I make it 3.7ah, and I bet the laptop draws near 4a at full pelt so less than an hour, unless anyone can confirm otherwise.
I like the look of the laptop specs and HP Omens have good reputations BUT have you read reviews for HP UK? OMG the customer service reputation is beyond dire. I'm looking to purchase this laptop but I'll be buying from BOX or eBuyer after reading reviews for HP UK.
kody8325/05/2019 22:00

I like the look of the laptop specs and HP Omens have good reputations BUT …I like the look of the laptop specs and HP Omens have good reputations BUT have you read reviews for HP UK? OMG the customer service reputation is beyond dire. I'm looking to purchase this laptop but I'll be buying from BOX or eBuyer after reading reviews for HP UK.


Do you mean buy a HP laptop from Box? Same support i would have thought, wouldn't they just refer you to HP if any issues,i noticed some of the HP laptops they sell are not even listed on the HP site,not quite sure why that is,perhaps they do offer their own support after all... but box seem to offer a few free games with some of the HP models which you do not get with buying direct. Box also offer a 3 year collect and return warranty for £79.99.(£20 cheaper than HP).Postage is £15 for me although the 1% TCB would claw the bulk of that back.
Bully25/05/2019 22:56

Do you mean buy a HP laptop from Box? Same support i would have thought, …Do you mean buy a HP laptop from Box? Same support i would have thought, wouldn't they just refer you to HP if any issues,i noticed some of the HP laptops they sell are not even listed on the HP site,not quite sure why that is,perhaps they do offer their own support after all... but box seem to offer a few free games with some of the HP models which you do not get with buying direct. Box also offer a 3 year collect and return warranty for £79.99.(£20 cheaper than HP).Postage is £15 for me although the 1% TCB would claw the bulk of that back.


Yeah I meant I may buy the HP omen from box. You are right to large extent in that during the first 12 months you would be referred back to HP wherever you bought from. However, returning during the first 14 days if unhappy for whatever reason or receiving a faulty/DOA laptop to BOX sounds a lot less grief than dealing with HP. Check out trust pilot for a multitude of horror stories of people waiting months for refunds from HP and getting the run around.
I tried to purchase this laptop from HP a week or so back but PayPal payment failed 3 times. I phoned them to pay by card and that failed too (HP issue not mine). They send me bank details to pay that way but I was reluctant as there is less protection that way, so the next day I called to try my card again. I was told I had to deal with the same staff member I previously spoke to, who was going to call me back in 10. That was a week ago and still nothing.
Looks like I dodged a bullet there lol.
Box with their free games and 3 year added independent warranty is sounding much more appealing right now. Shame there's no 10% discount code there.
kody8325/05/2019 23:15

Yeah I meant I may buy the HP omen from box. You are right to large extent …Yeah I meant I may buy the HP omen from box. You are right to large extent in that during the first 12 months you would be referred back to HP wherever you bought from. However, returning during the first 14 days if unhappy for whatever reason or receiving a faulty/DOA laptop to BOX sounds a lot less grief than dealing with HP. Check out trust pilot for a multitude of horror stories of people waiting months for refunds from HP and getting the run around.I tried to purchase this laptop from HP a week or so back but PayPal payment failed 3 times. I phoned them to pay by card and that failed too (HP issue not mine). They send me bank details to pay that way but I was reluctant as there is less protection that way, so the next day I called to try my card again. I was told I had to deal with the same staff member I previously spoke to, who was going to call me back in 10. That was a week ago and still nothing.Looks like I dodged a bullet there lol.Box with their free games and 3 year added independent warranty is sounding much more appealing right now. Shame there's no 10% discount code there.



I agree, might be best to buy via box.co.uk especially with that independent 3 year warranty.Looks like box.co.uk do not offer any discount /promotional vouchers but box and mendit (warranty) both get very good reviews on trustpilot.Looks like you did indeed dodge a bullet with HP!
Bully25/05/2019 18:55

Wow..so glad i read that as had shortlisted a laptop with this CPU..not …Wow..so glad i read that as had shortlisted a laptop with this CPU..not any longer.


Why? It's no worse than a 8th gen, the point of the article is:
(i) don't pay a premium to go 9th gen over 8
(ii) for ALL high performance laptops it's the design that matters; models abound that that suffer throttling and don't show off what the CPUs can do; ie. don't buy a laptop based on just specs, look for benchmarks and reviews
Bully26/05/2019 00:54

I agree, might be best to buy via box.co.uk especially with that …I agree, might be best to buy via box.co.uk especially with that independent 3 year warranty.Looks like box.co.uk do not offer any discount /promotional vouchers but box and mendit (warranty) both get very good reviews on trustpilot.Looks like you did indeed dodge a bullet with HP!


Did you know that you can visit the Mendit UK website and take out various insurance policies direct a lot cheaper?
Collect and return warranty for a HP laptop costing between £1001 - £1500 is:
Pay for 3 years by credit or debit card * £25.30
Pay for 4 years by credit or debit card * £53.93

Onsite warranty for the same laptop is:
Pay for 3 years by credit or debit card * £46.58
Pay for 4 years by credit or debit card * £71.09

Well worth knowing. Lots of other options available from Mendit too but I thought the options I mentioned were most relevant to this discussion.
Hopefully that will save a few of you some money.
adam.mt26/05/2019 01:23

Why? It's no worse than a 8th gen, the point of the article is:(i) don't …Why? It's no worse than a 8th gen, the point of the article is:(i) don't pay a premium to go 9th gen over 8(ii) for ALL high performance laptops it's the design that matters; models abound that that suffer throttling and don't show off what the CPUs can do; ie. don't buy a laptop based on just specs, look for benchmarks and reviews


Jesus everyone here can't even read specs ffs.

The 8 series have huge overheating problems, read the notebook article. At the so called faster clock speeds, it's single cpu speeds are 15% slower, and it runs at 3.5ghz at 99 degrees, vs 3.1 at 60! It's mental how much rubbish is posted around tech posts.

Good deal op, voted hot.
Have this laptop with i7 9750 and also last years i7 8750h. This one is much cooler when on demand for the same task and the screen seems better calibrated then last years model. Last years has a more warm yellow tint.
Chewyone26/05/2019 11:20

Jesus everyone here can't even read specs ffs.The 8 series have huge …Jesus everyone here can't even read specs ffs.The 8 series have huge overheating problems, read the notebook article. At the so called faster clock speeds, it's single cpu speeds are 15% slower, and it runs at 3.5ghz at 99 degrees, vs 3.1 at 60! It's mental how much rubbish is posted around tech posts.Good deal op, voted hot.


If your post made any sense it would help greatly. The notebookcheck article clearly shows 9th gen (Razor) throttling and running slower over repeated runs. 8th gen (Alienware) runs hotter but doesn't throttle.

Um, I've just figured it out...you've got the laptops the wrong way round. That's so funny!
Edited by: "adam.mt" 26th May
kop4026/05/2019 11:38

Have this laptop with i7 9750 and also last years i7 8750h. This one is …Have this laptop with i7 9750 and also last years i7 8750h. This one is much cooler when on demand for the same task and the screen seems better calibrated then last years model. Last years has a more warm yellow tint.



Thanks for the feedback, do you happen to know if you can easily add a second SSD to the system posted here?
37729537.jpgYes just done that lol. Very easy there is a dummy disk on the right to fit 2.5 hhd or ssd. I just added crucial 1tb ssd and 8gb ram.
Edited by: "kop40" 26th May
kop4026/05/2019 13:09

[Image] Yes just done that lol. Very easy there is a dummy disk on the …[Image] Yes just done that lol. Very easy there is a dummy disk on the right to fit 2.5 hhd or ssd. I just added crucial 1tb ssd and 8gb ram.



Nice upgrades.Did you get the ram stick from crucial too? Dual channel should make a difference.So you have 2 SSD drives now.Good it is easy to fit as from experience some are not so straight forward.
Yes from crucial 2666 8gb sodimm. The tricky part is to remove the case you need to wedge in a plastic guitar pick but not too difficult once you get the gap.
Edited by: "kop40" 26th May
This is exactly what I want to buy, problem is I wish it was <£800 and a thinner frame, am I being optimistic? And if so do you guys reckon that might be possible in a year's time?
It comes with wd nvme m.2 and Samsung ram
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kody8325/05/2019 22:00

I like the look of the laptop specs and HP Omens have good reputations BUT …I like the look of the laptop specs and HP Omens have good reputations BUT have you read reviews for HP UK? OMG the customer service reputation is beyond dire. I'm looking to purchase this laptop but I'll be buying from BOX or eBuyer after reading reviews for HP UK.


I deal with hp on a regular basis. Support is second to none for the business market. Usually 1-2 business day's onsite repair
I genuinely dont see where the bad rep has come from. Not disagreeing with you but quite surprising to hear this
Diolusion26/05/2019 13:34

This is exactly what I want to buy, problem is I wish it was <£800 and a …This is exactly what I want to buy, problem is I wish it was <£800 and a thinner frame, am I being optimistic? And if so do you guys reckon that might be possible in a year's time?


Too optimistic? - yes. Price in a year? - maybe. Thinner? - may get slightly but not much, that would be an ultrabook. 'Nicer' design? - sure, try another brand.
adam.mt26/05/2019 12:10

If your post made any sense it would help greatly. The notebookcheck …If your post made any sense it would help greatly. The notebookcheck article clearly shows 9th gen (Razor) throttling and running slower over repeated runs. 8th gen (Alienware) runs hotter but doesn't throttle.Um, I've just figured it out...you've got the laptops the wrong way round. That's so funny!



No, you just can't read past the first paragraphs.

The average single core performance on Cinebench R15 is 182 vs 172. A 6% gain.

The temperatures for the i7 9 series is 63 degrees at 3.1Ghz on the Razer Blade, and i7 8 series is 99 degrees at 3.5GHz.

The throttling only occurs if the power levels aren't changed in Throttlestop, and can be disabled. But I guess you'd much rather burn your hands off on a non-throttling 99 degree palm-burning device and haven't actually used any of these laptops. In real usage the 9750h is a far superior chip, and gets much longer battery life (in my experience 1h+ on 70wh devices).

Have a look in these videos.Geekbench at 5400 single and 24500 multi vs 18000 average for i7 8 series. Liquid cooling on 8 series doesn't get as far as this.



These new chips are much better overall in acoustic and thermal performance. That's where the main gains are this generation, and it's difficult for most people to see that on paper.
jaydeeuk125/05/2019 19:45

What's battery life like when gaming? Guessing awful at 70wh. If it …What's battery life like when gaming? Guessing awful at 70wh. If it supplies 19v I make it 3.7ah, and I bet the laptop draws near 4a at full pelt so less than an hour, unless anyone can confirm otherwise.



You get 1-1.5h plus on mine the FPS is roughly halved as there is not enough current supplied by the battery unfortunately.
Chewyone26/05/2019 11:20

Jesus everyone here can't even read specs ffs.......read the notebook …Jesus everyone here can't even read specs ffs.......read the notebook article. At the so called faster clock speeds, it's single cpu speeds are 15% slower......It's mental how much rubbish is posted around tech posts.


You complain about "rubbish" being posted and do just that yourself, where's that 15% figure come from again...... struggling to read?
adam.mt27/05/2019 09:25

You complain about "rubbish" being posted and do just that yourself, …You complain about "rubbish" being posted and do just that yourself, where's that 15% figure come from again...... struggling to read?


Geekbench 4.0 single core 64bit, or do you like taking only sources from one clickbait article
Chewyone26/05/2019 23:50

No, you just can't read past the first paragraphs.The average single core …No, you just can't read past the first paragraphs.The average single core performance on Cinebench R15 is 182 vs 172. A 6% gain.The temperatures for the i7 9 series is 63 degrees at 3.1Ghz on the Razer Blade, and i7 8 series is 99 degrees at 3.5GHz.The throttling only occurs if the power levels aren't changed in Throttlestop, and can be disabled. But I guess you'd much rather burn your hands off on a non-throttling 99 degree palm-burning device and haven't actually used any of these laptops.


Mr. Attitude again? Oh, 6% now is it...thought it was 15%?
The average Joe doesn't use Throttlestop
Burn your hands? Haven't actually used any of these laptops? Check the NBC review, the Alienware runs hot but doesn't burn hands; the Razor is actually hotter in use....guess you've not used these laptops have you!

The NBC article says the performance difference is small and over repeated runs 8th gen on Cinebench has a good lead over 9th.
As I said, of far greater importance is the laptop implementation (thermal design). Whichever you buy IMO they're in the same ballpark. Personally I'd opt for 9th.

If you make a mistake just admit it, it commands more respect; and drop the attitude will you.
Chewyone27/05/2019 09:36

Geekbench 4.0 single core 64bit, or do you like taking only sources from …Geekbench 4.0 single core 64bit, or do you like taking only sources from one clickbait article


But you said it was in the NBC article! And that people struggle to read. Not see my point?
adam.mt27/05/2019 09:39

Mr. Attitude again? Oh, 6% now is it...thought it was 15%?The average Joe …Mr. Attitude again? Oh, 6% now is it...thought it was 15%?The average Joe doesn't use ThrottlestopBurn your hands? Haven't actually used any of these laptops? Check the NBC review, the Alienware runs hot but doesn't burn hands; the Razor is actually hotter in use....guess you've not used these laptops have you!The NBC article says the performance difference is small and over repeated runs 8th gen on Cinebench has a good lead over 9th.As I said, of far greater importance is the laptop implementation (thermal design). Whichever you buy IMO they're in the same ballpark. Personally I'd opt for 9th.If you make a mistake just admit it, it commands more respect; and drop the attitude will you.


I'm struggling to understand how you'd argue that an 8th gen processor is faster better than the 9th gen still, a 99 degree processor is ridiculous. And yes I have an HP omen i7 7700hq and a Zephyrus i7 9 series so yeah I have used these laptops. The 8 series runs very hot even compared to the old 7 series and the 9 series has better thermal performance and battery life, literally no one has asked for better cpu performance on these laptops when the bottleneck is almost always the thermal performance and gpu and battery life.

On repeated runs, the clock count drops around 10%, that's very clear. But the thermal performance is 30 degrees delta which is far more important and more headroom for over clocking if you want to do it by pure numbers.
Chewyone27/05/2019 09:45

I'm struggling to understand how you'd argue that an 8th gen processor is … I'm struggling to understand how you'd argue that an 8th gen processor is faster better than the 9th gen still, a 99 degree processor is ridiculous. And yes I have an HP omen i7 7700hq and a Zephyrus i7 9 series so yeah I have used these laptops. The 8 series runs very hot even compared to the old 7 series and the 9 series has better thermal performance and battery life, literally no one has asked for better cpu performance on these laptops when the bottleneck is almost always the thermal performance and gpu and battery life.On repeated runs, the clock count drops around 10%, that's very clear. But the thermal performance is 30 degrees delta which is far more important and more headroom for over clocking if you want to do it by pure numbers.


Strawman argument. Nothing I've said is inaccurate. You've missed my points. Nuff said.
adam.mt26/05/2019 01:23

Why? It's no worse than a 8th gen, the point of the article is:(i) don't …Why? It's no worse than a 8th gen, the point of the article is:(i) don't pay a premium to go 9th gen over 8(ii) for ALL high performance laptops it's the design that matters; models abound that that suffer throttling and don't show off what the CPUs can do; ie. don't buy a laptop based on just specs, look for benchmarks and reviews


do you know any after reading reviews and benchmarks
Laptop arrived with DPD, who were excellent.
Build quality is better than I was expecting
Keys don't have much tactile feedback but are nice and quiet. and I really like the trackpad
NVMe drive has 475GB usable, and Windows leaves about 445GB after installation
Bloatware doesn't seem too egregious
Does not have G-Sync - it wasn't advertised as such anyway, but I couldn't find reviews or detailed specs to make sure.
lewreed29/05/2019 14:57

Laptop arrived with DPD, who were excellent. Build quality is better than …Laptop arrived with DPD, who were excellent. Build quality is better than I was expectingKeys don't have much tactile feedback but are nice and quiet. and I really like the trackpadNVMe drive has 475GB usable, and Windows leaves about 445GB after installationBloatware doesn't seem too egregiousDoes not have G-Sync - it wasn't advertised as such anyway, but I couldn't find reviews or detailed specs to make sure.



Thanks for the feedback, bit of a shame about G-Sync but no real suprise.Enjoy.
kop4026/05/2019 13:09

[Image] Yes just done that lol. Very easy there is a dummy disk on the …[Image] Yes just done that lol. Very easy there is a dummy disk on the right to fit 2.5 hhd or ssd. I just added crucial 1tb ssd and 8gb ram.



So can you confirm there is a spare M.2 disk slot? Crucial emailed me to say there is no spare expansion slot and also that they have no RAM upgrades released for it (they cannot guarantee compatibility because they haven't had the time to test ). i think perhaps they are looking at a different model, will try emailing them again.
Bully30/05/2019 14:51

So can you confirm there is a spare M.2 disk slot? Crucial emailed me to …So can you confirm there is a spare M.2 disk slot? Crucial emailed me to say there is no spare expansion slot and also that they have no RAM upgrades released for it (they cannot guarantee compatibility because they haven't had the time to test ). i think perhaps they are looking at a different model, will try emailing them again.


Yep there is spare slot as on the photo there is a dummy 2.5 disk plus ram works fine. Just make sure you get the spec mentioned in my previous post. For me it all works good dont know why, maybe they are not sure as it's a new model
kop4030/05/2019 15:29

Yep there is spare slot as on the photo there is a dummy 2.5 disk plus ram …Yep there is spare slot as on the photo there is a dummy 2.5 disk plus ram works fine. Just make sure you get the spec mentioned in my previous post. For me it all works good dont know why, maybe they are not sure as it's a new model


Yes most likely as new model ,they have not updated their website yet. Is this the memory / storage you ordered?

8GB Crucial

1 TB SSD
Bully30/05/2019 15:52

Yes most likely as new model ,they have not updated their website yet. Is …Yes most likely as new model ,they have not updated their website yet. Is this the memory / storage you ordered?8GB Crucial1 TB SSD


Yes that's the ram but my ssd is the one in link below, the ssd you have the link for should be ok too.

Crucial MX500 CT1000MX500SSD1(Z) 1 TB (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD) amazon.co.uk/dp/…W5X
I assumed that 2.5” drives would need to be board only without the casing to fit in a laptop, but I will take an SSD out of my desktop and see if that fits! 1.5TB of solid state storage will be very nice.
kop4030/05/2019 17:36

Yes that's the ram but my ssd is the one in link below, the ssd you have …Yes that's the ram but my ssd is the one in link below, the ssd you have the link for should be ok too. Crucial MX500 CT1000MX500SSD1(Z) 1 TB (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7ua8CbTCWZW5X



Thanks for link, the one you have has a 5 year warranty vs 3 year warranty on my link.Good call for a few quid more.
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