Hewlett-Packard releases in the hexagon its HP Omen 15-dc1028nf , a new high-performance and responsive rate-controlled mobile gaming notebook that is not supplied with Windows. It embeds a GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing ray tracing graphics card to run the latest games, a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare screen, a large amount of RAM, a Quad Core i5 Coffee Lake Refresh processor, a fast 512GB SSD storage , a backlit chiclet keyboard, a high capacity battery but also a connection 2 video outputs 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 rare in the competition.
HP Omen 15-dc1028nf Specs
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS micro-edges 45% NTSC 300nits (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte))|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connectors||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 2 zones|
|Audio system||2 speakers Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost|
|Announced Autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 70Whr (222 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.41 Kg / 360 x 263 x 26|
Chassis, connectors, HP Omen 15-dc1028nf display
It sports a resolutely gamer and original design with its red key frame with angular lines Black celestial carbon fiber cover brushed sandblasted keyboard frame finish (dixit HP). You can recharge at 50% in 45 minutes its battery whose capacity is above average.
This computer gamer will satisfy users demanding connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 (rare, especially at this price level!), Its wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect to remote, its HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort convenient to connect easily to a TV or monitor for example, its Ethernet and audio ports or its 3 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content including videos by its definition Full HD and its 16 / 9th format. Thanks to its IPS technology, its horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important, but on the colorimetric side, it\’s average (on higher-end IPS panels, the colorimetry is better). Anti-reflective coating, the screen provides better visibility in bright environment (ex: outside) a glossy slab.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, here via a 2-zone system, which is handy to distinguish its keys in the dim light.
Keep in mind that to fully exploit the capabilities of this PC, it is necessary to install a complete operating system as a Linux or Windows distribution.
For example, you can take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus technology, which determines the graphical needs in real time according to the tasks performed by the user. When necessary, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the integrated graphics solution and the dedicated card.
The integrated part is privileged as much as possible by Optimus despite its modest benefits because its low energy consumption promotes autonomy compared to the dedicated GPU more greedy and powerful. The latter is activated by Optimus to carry out graphic work deemed too heavy for the integrated solution. Both of them allow you to watch photos and videos.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 15-dc1028nf
The HP Omen 15-dc1028nf can appeal to those looking for a 15-inch high-performance notebook, especially in games.
With its high-end dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing board with ray tracing, this computer is able to support the latest graphics-intensive games.
The GeForce RTX 2060 is supported every day by SSD storage providing a much better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we obtain, for example, starts / stops and launches of games / software much faster, and we can for example arrive faster on the cards of online games.
Here we have more specifically a 512 GB SSD, capacity competing with hard drives. Compared to a hard disk, remember that a SSD is much faster while being more robust, more energy efficient and quiet.
And if 512 GB are just right, you can use an external storage device as a USB 3.0 device to get fast transfers. You can also add a second SSD or hard drive via the 2.5-inch free slot.
The heart of this computer is up. Architectured around an Intel HM370 chipset, it offers a good amount of memory of 16 GB higher than the average appreciable multitasking that can see well come to this level. It is associated with a Coffee Lake Refresh processor, the Quad Core i5-9300H. This duo supports the RTX 2060 well in games and delivers strong overall performance able to satisfy a maximum of users. Thanks to this core, creatives get faster processing than 8GB DDR4 and a low-power Quad Core processor in the RAM and CPU-intensive areas exploiting multicore, for example in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Finally, the autonomy side, bet about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer gamer that heats and is heard when it is heavily used (eg games), even if noise level that is reasonable for such a PC.