Immersive screen, powerful heart and responsiveness are some of the attributes lent to this HP Omen 15-dc1063nf. Designed for demanding but not only gamers, this 15-inch notebook PC offers a powerful and balanced configuration, dominated by the GeForce RTX 2060 Turing, a powerful Hexa Core and a large amount of RAM (16 GB). Its borderless reactive screen (IPS 144 Hz) takes place behind a look that assumes frankly its destination gamer with its sharp keyboard. Plus, a connection Thunderbolt 3 is present. On the other hand, the cooling system is sometimes overtaken by the CPU / GPU duo and the keyboard can only be lit in red.
Specifications of HP Omen 15-dc1063nf
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz micro-edges (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake (2.2GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Dedicated, Intel UHD 630 Integrated CPU and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Speakers Audio Boost DTS Headphone: X|
|webcam||Yes, HD TrueVision with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI, mini DisplayPort|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||3 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 4 cells 70Whr|
|Autonomy announced||5 hours|
|Other||Backlit red 2-zone chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad and NKRO (N-Key RollOver), multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, HP Omen screen 15-dc1063nf
The HP Omen 15-dc1063nf takes over the design inaugurated by its predecessor (15-ce). On the back of the lid are the same patterns imitating the carbon fiber that coexist with a brushed effect, delimited by a cross highlighted with red and the interior opts for a brushed effect. We observe that HP abandons the central hinge to return to two traditional hinges, probably in a concern for minimalism and efficiency (cooling). As the trend observed among all manufacturers of PC gamer recently, HP tends to more conformism and compactness. This is reflected here at the lid which sees its borders sharpen significantly (micro-edges) while preserving the high position of the webcam (which is not the case on ROG GL504 and Lenovo Y530).
Measurements are also revised downward but it must be said that the Omen 15 was from far away. With 25mm thickness and 2.41kg on the scale for this declination without hard drive, it is close to the average of its category to encourage a little portability.
The keyboard accommodates on this model a red backlight on 2 zones. Moreover, thanks to the compactness of the hull, it occupies the entire space on the base and retains its keypad. HP has also equipped its keyboard with NKRO technology for a full rollover that allows for a variety of limitless combinations.
At the opening of the lid, we discover a 15.6-inch screen that directly seconds the gaming experience. And for good reason, it sports high-end specifications: IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144 Hz . Intensive players will certainly appreciate the extra 24 frames per second compared to the more widely crossed 120 Hz. Especially since the angles of vision are excellent thanks to the IPS panel which, let us emphasize it, is generally not noticed for its liveliness. The Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to make the most of your high definition content while the matte treatment Prevents the ambient light from reflecting on the screen, improving game comfort (especially in dark actions).
Connectivity is equally qualitative thanks to the presence of Thunderbolt 3(USB-C Gen2). You can also take advantage of recent versions of the Wi-Fi 802.11 AC chip and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as Gigabit Ethernet with Network Booster Dual Force technology to prioritize gaming. For the rest, there is an SD card reader, a mini-DisplayPort, an HDMI output and three USB 3.1 ports.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 15-dc1063nf
As a fundamental parameter in this configuration, the graphic part is entrusted to the latest-generation GeForce RTX 2060 Turing Ray-Tracing (2019). This new version reserves a visible increase in power compared to GTX 10 Pascal. Thus, the RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 installed here should exceed the capabilities of a GeForce GTX 1070 in most scenarios as demonstrated by our test dedicated to the MSI GL63 8SE . Expert players will be able to launch the most recent titles and greedy Ultra with 60 FPS minimum.
The HP Omen 15-dc1063nf is also intended for a public looking for performance with its recent Hexa Core i7-8750H . If it is not quite last generation with the arrival of the Intel 9th generation processors (April 2019), its capabilities remain of a very high level and can glimpse large resources in multicore tasks , at the service of versatility. Indeed, its 6 cores (12 logical multi-threading) are valuable when you work on greedy applications type 3D modeling, parallelization, video editing … In front, the 16 GB of RAM provide ideal flexibility in multitasking, enough to see coming the next few years serenely.
Storage is another strength here. It is first entrusted to a 256 GB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) that will blow a wind of responsiveness on the system. Overall quieter, more robust, and more energy efficient than a mechanical drive, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and latency-free operation. Then a hard disk of 1 TB rotating at 7200 rpm is available to store en masse all your impressive documents.
With its good battery capacity (70 Whr), the HP Omen 15-dc1063nf should keep the distance around 6 hours in common use. It’s honest.