Powered by a large graphics card, the HP Omen 15-ek0075nf has something to appeal to a gaming audience. Indeed, behind its compact chassis with an all-purpose silhouette, it contains a powerful RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card ideal for intensive gaming with the support of a borderless 144Hz screen. A powerful base accompanies it with a 10th generation Intel Core i7 Hexa Core, a 512 GB SSD and no less than 16 GB of RAM, enough to satisfy the creative too. Red backlit keyboard, full connectivity with TB3, neat design, Wifi 6, OMEN Tempest cooling technology, everything is there to accompany you in the heart of the action. However, be aware of the noise rather present in the game.
Features of the HP Omen 15-ek0075nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED IPS 144 Hz 300nits micro-edge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-10300H Comet Lake (2.5 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8 GB Dedicated GDDR6, Intel UHD 630 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||4 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, SD / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, red|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost 2.0 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-ion 6 cells 70.9Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.46 Kg / 359 x 239 x 22.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Omen 15-ek0075nf
For this Omen 15 2020, HP clearly confirms its shift towards a consensual design initiated with the Omen 15-dh of last year. The HP Omen 15-ek0075nf seeks to blur the lines between gaming PCs and consumer PCs with its smooth matte black case with a geometric but sober silhouette and whose flashy elements have almost all disappeared. Only the new Omen logo, a diamond in a blue / green gradient that replaces the red Voodoo logo, takes place on the cover. Inside, the neutral side also predominates with a shiny code on the right, a small detail which nevertheless marks the Omen\’s membership in the world of players.
Still in a desire for sobriety, the two hinges are now spaced under the cover and the overall silhouette is homogenized compared to its predecessor. In addition, the frame is made entirely of metal for more robustness during handling and movement and better longevity of surfaces.
The measurements are also reviewed, but not necessarily in the direction we believe. Indeed, the trend which sought finesse and compactness at all costs seems to be changing course in the gaming world. We can thus observe in several manufacturers a little backtracking on this point with 2020 PCs significantly thicker than their successor in order to serve performance before thinking about the nomadic side. HP made the same calculation since the beautiful fineness (20 mm) of the 15-dh gave way to a thickness of 22.5 mm , still well optimized that said. Format side, HP succeeds in compacting its gaming PC on the depth thanks to the new hinge design in particular, passing 359 x 239 mm (against 360 x 260 on the 15-dh). The weight also gains on this generation with 2.46kg on the scale.
On this specific model, the keyboard offers red backlighting on 1 zone , which is rather limited for its range where PCs now offer configurable multicolor on several zones. In addition, we observe that HP has removed the numeric keypad to position function keys and directional arrows, very comfortable with the empty space around. HP has also equipped its keyboard with NKRO technology for a full rollover on 26 keys which allows an unlimited variety of combinations.
When opening the PC, we discover a convincing 15.6-inch screen given the choice to spoil players with a refresh rate of 144 Hz , offering a quality gaming experience, especially in fast actions. Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) with high display density allows you to view your content in High Definition in the best conditions (YouTube videos in 1080p) but also to modulate the positioning of the windows without losing sharpness. The IPS technology is welcomed with viewing angles and colors faithful while the matte treatment will be barrier inconveniences associated with the use in bright environments.
The connection is present in number and do not forget the small novelties, in particular the Thunderbolt 3 port (USB-C Gen2). You also benefit from Wifi 6 802.11 AX and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as Gigabit Ethernet with “Network Booster Dual Force” technology to give priority to games. For the rest, there is an SD card reader, a mini-DisplayPort, an HDMI output as well as four USB 3.2 ports.
Performance, battery life of the HP Omen 15-ek0075nf
PC gamer requires, the graphics part occupies the first line. It is entrusted to the latest generation GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q Turing Ray-Tracing (2019), a high-end solution capable of meeting the requirements of expert gamers who will be able to launch the most recent and ultra-demanding titles with 80 FPS minimum and which will also benefit from a good quality of game in 4K and in virtual reality for the amateurs. Note that the Max-Q design, designed to integrate thin PCs, imposes an average drop of 10% in performance compared to a standard RTX 2070, enough to lose a few FPS on demanding games, nothing more.
Now let\’s see what the HP Omen 15-ek0075nf has in its belly. Based on the 10th Gen Core i7-10750H Hexa Core Comet Lake processor , the PC offers about 10% more performance compared to a configuration with Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake from 2019. Overall this translates into full management of the versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D animation, programming or parallelization, with complex calculations. In support, the 16 GB of RAM ensure a good level of fluidity in multitasking. It is welcome to see the coming years come serenely.
Storage is an added strength in this configuration since it is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD. If it is becoming more and more common in PCs marketed today, it is nonetheless valuable, especially in this rather generous capacity. Faced with a mechanical hard drive, it is significantly more responsive and this is reflected at all levels. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What is more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library even if some will not find it sufficient. Note that a 2.5-inch slot is free inside to install a second SSD or a hard drive.
The battery benefits from an average capacity (52.5 Whr), which does not allow the battery life to exceed 6 hours in Internet browsing with active Wifi.