Designed for gamers, the HP Omen 15-ek0069nf is a new high-performance gaming laptop whose 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective screen has a 144Hz frequency that improves fluidity in games. It embeds the NVIDIA Turing ray tracing GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card to run recent games and speed up processing. These are reinforced by the right amount of RAM, the Hexa Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor as well as the fast SSD storage providing great responsiveness. This weight-controlled black computer also benefits from a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as a Wi-Fi ax connection, USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 and 2 video outputs.
Specifications HP Omen 15-ek0069nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% micro-edge NTSC 300cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective / matte))|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 (including 2 Standby and Charge) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0a, mini-DisplayPort, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 1 zone, 26-key NKRO anti-ghosting|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost 2.0 speakers, DTS: X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 6 cells 70.9Whr (270 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.36 Kg / 357.9 x 239.7 x 22.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of HP Omen 15-ek0069nf
Its Heavenly Black chassis with matte finish and angular lines gives it a gamer allure. It has a high capacity battery that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes.
This designer oriented gaming computer has good connectivity consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, practical HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax ( newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, from audio and Ethernet ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices to it.
Of course, you can backlight the chiclet keyboard keys to better discern them in the dark.
The screen particularly targets players with its frequency of 144Hz which results in better fluidity in games than the standard 60Hz. It also targets creatives with its IPS technology offering more faithful colorimetry than the average as well as large viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. Anti-reflective, the screen provides better visibility in a bright environment (eg outside) than a shiny screen. It also lends itself very well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 15-ek0069nf
The HP Omen 15-ek0069nf may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in games and is creative oriented.
As it takes advantage of the high-end dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing graphics card with ray tracing, this laptop is capable of running recent games.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 2060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by the integrated NVIDIA Optimus technology, as needed.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor despite its very modest benefits because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2060 is therefore activated by Optimus to carry out graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. With either of these solutions, you can obviously watch photos and videos.
Software leveraging GPU computing power can use the GeForce RTX 2060 to speed up processing, which will be of interest to creatives. This is for example the case of Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere / Photoshop.
The heart of this gaming computer is up to the task. It supports the GeForce RTX 2060 well in games and delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users. Are indeed structured around an Intel HM470 chipset a Hexa Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H processor and 16 GB of RAM.
It is true that currently, the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to a Quad Core.
But the components here integrated guarantee processing much faster than a Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable in demanding jobs in CPU and RAM resources exploiting multicores, such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The responsiveness of this PC is reinforced on a daily basis by on-board SSD storage. It provides significantly more fluid and responsive operation than a hard drive. Thanks to SSD, we get faster on online game cards for example and we get game launches / software, processing and start / stop much faster.
It is a 512 GB SSD which is on board here, capacity rivaling hard drives. But compared to a hard drive, note that an SSD is much faster while being more energy efficient, more robust and quieter.
Certainly, 512 GB may be too tight. However, if additional space is required, an external storage unit can be used. Opting for a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally in terms of autonomy, pending more concrete tests, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this PC whose weight is under control. However, expect it to be heard and heat up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments).