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OMEN X by HP 17-ap003na Gaming Laptop - GTX 1080 with 3 Year Care Pack - £1299 (possibly £1236.64 after Topcashback) delivered from HP
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OMEN X by HP 17-ap003na Gaming Laptop - GTX 1080 with 3 Year Care Pack - £1299 (possibly £1236.64 after Topcashback) delivered from HP

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Posted 6th JanEdited by:"heathergreen1"

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Also qualifies for a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Personally, I think this is a great price for this laptop but it will almost certainly go cold unless you, like me, are an Omen enthusiast. It comes with a 3 year HP care pack (usually an extra £99) and Topcashback is 4.8% on Omen machines at the moment so you could potentially end up paying c. £1236 for it.

Engineered for overclocking, the Mixed Reality Ultra ready OMEN X Laptop lets you define your own limits. Outperform your opponents with desktop-class graphics performance, a mechanical keyboard, and easy upgradability. With this kind of power, your team is destined for glory.

  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK (2.9 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • 43.9 cm (17.3") diagonal FHD 120 Hz IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) with NVIDIA G-SYNC™
  • 16 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage; 256 GB SSD storage
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5); RGB LED Backlit Keyboard; USB-C; Faster 2x2 Wi-Fi®
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Superb build quality on this one, woth the money, and it is a Full FAT gtx 1080 faster than 2070 max-q
Not a terrible price, the 1080 is faster than a laptop 2060 and as this is a 17" Omen itll be a full fat MaxP and not a MaxQ.
The downside is the 4c8th processor in this era, but its a decent all round spec with a 3 year warranty.

If it was just a little cheaper Id say good deal but its encrouching on 9750 / 2060 territory which will be slower GPU but faster CPU. Pick your poison!
Edited by: "alexrose1uk" 6th Jan
Just realised that this also qualifies for a free copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 which is not to be sniffed at.
Fantastic price, I suppose it can double up as toaster so a bargain!
Temps and thermal issues with HP Omen laptops, the components inside likely won't last that long when temps are often above 80 celsius.

Read up on reviews/tests with gaming laptop models BEFORE buying else you could be left with a very expensive toaster that can't game well and can't actually be used as a toaster lol

Average temps for this Laptop are over 81 celsius and also go into the 90's when playing demanding games or multi tasking... not good!

You want to be below 80 Celsius all the time (the cooler the better) I had a look at the case and the chassis and it has limited heat/thermal pipes to dissipate heat. I counted 4, you ideally want to have 6 or more copper heat pipes.

MSI usually have 6 or more plus cooler boost/chambered cooling technology, yes MSI can be dearer but at least you know you will get a laptop that will last.

I have tested out laptops and so far I have to say MSI is one of the best when it comes to temperatures, design and cooling.

Undervolting helps of course but wonder how much it will actually help the Omen series, the cases and cooling designs don't look great unfortunately for the Omen.

Spec is good for price of course but temps/thermals are one of the most important things when it comes to gaming laptops.
Edited by: "pauledwardking1" 6th Jan
pauledwardking106/01/2020 15:47

Temps and thermal issues with HP Omen laptops, the components inside won't …Temps and thermal issues with HP Omen laptops, the components inside won't last long when temps are often above 80 celsius. Read up on reviews/tests with gaming laptop models BEFORE buying else you could be left with a very expensive toaster that can't game well and can't actually be used as a toaster lolAverage temps for this Laptop are over 81 celsius and also go into the 90's when playing demanding games or multi tasking... not good!You want to be below 80 Celsius all the time (the cooler the better) I had a look at the case and the chassis and it has limited heat/thermal pipes to dissipate heat. I counted 4, you ideally want to have 6 or more copper heat pipes. MSI usually have 6 or more plus cooler boost, yes MSI can be dearer but at least you know you will get a laptop that will last. I have tested out laptops and so far I have to say MSI is one of the best when it comes to temperatures, design and cooling. Undervolting helps but wonder how much it will help the Omen series, the cases and cooling designs don't look great unfortunately. Spec is good for price but temps are one of the most important things when it comes to gaming laptops.



My more than four-year old XMG regularly features CPU (i7-5700HQ) temperatures of slightly above 100 degrees and GPU (GTX 970M) temperatures above 90 degrees when running certain games. No problem at all. The safety shutdown only occurs in summer, and only if it's rather warm inside (25 degrees plus).

Not saying you should ignore temperatures, but at least in my case it's not been an issue.
hindsight106/01/2020 16:37

My more than four-year old XMG regularly features CPU (i7-5700HQ) …My more than four-year old XMG regularly features CPU (i7-5700HQ) temperatures of slightly above 100 degrees and GPU (GTX 970M) temperatures above 90 degrees when running certain games. No problem at all. The safety shutdown only occurs in summer, and only if it's rather warm inside (25 degrees plus).Not saying you should ignore temperatures, but at least in my case it's not been an issue.


Just letting people know over 80 Celsius is not good, if your gaming in the 90's and the 100's and have avoided any hardware failure or issues then that's great and you must be lucky as usually you will have problems if you can't stay below 80 celsius.

For such a compact space it's just too hot. Do you undervolt/have your fans on Max and still get those toasty temps?

You generally want to keep the temperature for both gpu and cpu below 80°C. At 80°C most laptops will start to throttle (although there are laptops that throttle sooner).
Edited by: "pauledwardking1" 6th Jan
pauledwardking106/01/2020 16:40

Just letting people know over 80 Celsius is not good, if your gaming in …Just letting people know over 80 Celsius is not good, if your gaming in the 90's and the 100's and have avoided any hardware failure or issues then that's great and you must be lucky as usually you will have problems if you can't stay below 80 celsius. For such a compact space it's just too hot. Do you undervolt/have your fans on Max and still get those toasty temps?You generally want to keep the temperature for both gpu and cpu below 80°C. At 80°C most laptops will start to throttle (although there are laptops that throttle sooner).



I've never played around with voltage or clock speeds on my laptop. Throttling does happen from about 95 degrees upwards for my CPU as far as I have noticed. Not sure about the GPU.

Fans are on the "normal max" setting at this temperature, of course, but are not in their "emergency cooling mode" if that makes sense. But, yeah, it gets a little hot and a little too loud as well at times. Well, it's time for an upgrade in the mid-term anyway. But for now I've been impressed that the temperatures apparently have not caused any issues.
hindsight106/01/2020 17:41

I've never played around with voltage or clock speeds on my laptop. …I've never played around with voltage or clock speeds on my laptop. Throttling does happen from about 95 degrees upwards for my CPU as far as I have noticed. Not sure about the GPU.Fans are on the "normal max" setting at this temperature, of course, but are not in their "emergency cooling mode" if that makes sense. But, yeah, it gets a little hot and a little too loud as well at times. Well, it's time for an upgrade in the mid-term anyway. But for now I've been impressed that the temperatures apparently have not caused any issues.


Well maybe you lucked out then, careful when getting your upgrade laptop market is a minefield.
pauledwardking106/01/2020 17:51

Well maybe you lucked out then, careful when getting your upgrade laptop …Well maybe you lucked out then, careful when getting your upgrade laptop market is a minefield.



Yeah, I'm afraid of this. Plus, I really do not need any RGB lights, any 144Hz display or similar. This makes it difficult to find a reasonably priced option of good quality. My alterantive is to go for a micro SFF build. Oh well...
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