Offering a larger than average total storage capacity with fast SSD providing great responsiveness, the HP Omen 15-dc1104nf is a new high-performance laptop oriented gamer and creators. Capable of running as many games as possible with its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, it has a good amount of RAM and a Quad Core i5 Coffee Lake Refresh processor for solid overall performance, as well as a 15-inch IPS Full HD screen. anti-glare, a backlit chiclet keyboard, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, 2 video outputs or a high-capacity battery.
Specifications HP Omen 15-dc1104nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS micro-edge 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective / matte))|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|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 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 70Whr (222 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.32 Kg / 360 x 263 x 26|
Chassis, connectors, screen of HP Omen 15-dc1104nf
With its celestial Black chassis, carbon fiber cover and brushed sandblasted keyboard frame finish (dixit HP) with angular lines, it sports a resolutely gamer and nevertheless original design. Its high capacity battery can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes.
The integrated connection to this gaming computer will appeal to demanding users. There are indeed 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ( still too rare, especially at this price level !), Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort useful in order to easily connect this PC to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than in USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, here by a 2-zone system, which is useful for distinguishing its keys in dim light.
The screen has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology, its colorimetry being medium, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels. As it is anti-reflective, the screen provides better visibility than a bright panel in a bright environment (eg outside). It lends itself well to the display of High Definition content and particularly to videos with its Full HD definition and 16: 9 format.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 15-dc1104nf
The HP Omen 15-dc1104nf can appeal to those who are looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop with high performance, player-oriented and creative.
It is capable of running the user\’s favorite games as long as it consents to concessions under the titles that consume the most graphics resources to obtain good playability. It takes advantage of the dedicated NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti card.
Depending on the tasks performed, the NVIDIA Optimus on-board technology automatically switches between the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated in the processor in real time.
Optimus uses the Intel UHD 630 to the maximum despite its modest performance because it consumes a lot of energy and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, both obviously allowing to watch photos and videos.
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti can be used by software exploiting GPU computing power to speed up processing, for example under multimedia software Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Essential in games and under treatments, responsiveness is very present with this PC thanks in particular to the integrated SSD. It guarantees a much better fluidity than a simple hard disk in everyday life, which translates for example by start / stop and launch of games / software much faster, as well as by a faster arrival on the cards of the games in line.
In practice with its 256 GB, the SSD is intended to house the system as well as the main games / applications, the rest finding place on the hard disk with a large capacity of 1000 GB which accompanies it, swift with its speed of 7200 rpm versus 5400 rpm.
In total, we therefore have a capacity of 1.2 TB above the average which will interest both players and creators.
The latter will be delighted to be dealing with a good amount of RAM of 16 GB above the average, very appreciable under multimedia processing and multitasking. Here it is coupled to a Quad Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh processor, a duo that supports the GTX 1660 Ti well in games.
Result with this PC structured around an Intel HM370 chipset, we obtain solid general performances able to satisfy a maximum of users. We take advantage, for example, of much faster processing than with 8 GB DDR4 and a low-consumption Quad Core processor in areas that consume RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multicores, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Finally, with regard to the autonomy of this gaming computer which heats up when it is heavily used (eg games, treatments) while its noise level is reasonable for such a PC, expect around 5 hours of battery operation in use lightly.