Geared towards gamers and creators, the HP Omen 15-ek1077nf is a 15-inch IPS anti-glare Full HD gamer laptop PC whose high frequency of 300Hz and limited latency of 3ms improve fluidity in games. This versatile black computer is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 ray tracing graphics card which also speeds up multimedia processing just like the Hexa Core i7-10750H processor and the right amount of RAM of 16 Powerful GB as well as fast 1TB SSD storage for increased responsiveness. Also on the program is this laptop designed to play and create a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 and 2 video outputs.
Features of the HP Omen 15-ek1077nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full LED IPS 300Hz 3ms micro-edge 100% sRGB 300cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte))|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H Comet Lake-H (2.6 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2933 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 (including 2 Sleep and Charge) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB, 26-key NKRO anti-ghosting|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost 2.0 speakers, DTS: X Ultra|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 6 cells 70.9Whr (270 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.45 Kg / 357.9 x 239.7 x 22.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Omen 15-ek1077nf
With its Celestial Black aluminum design with a matte finish with angular lines, this laptop PC that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes has a relatively discreet appearance.
It is equipped with a good connection including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 3, 2 video outputs HDMI and mini-DisplayPort practical to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless modules Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is practical to better discern them in the dark.
Some will, however, regret the absence of a numeric keypad on the right, while this feature is standard under the 15-inch models.
The screen will particularly appeal to demanding players because its low latency of 3ms and its high frequency of 300Hz guarantee better fluidity in games than the 60Hz standard in particular. Creatives will also be interested since the screen adopts 100% sRGB and IPS specifications thanks to which the colors displayed are more faithful than the average while the viewing angles both horizontal and vertical are important. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, as it adopts a Full HD definition and a 16: 9 format, the screen is well suited to High Definition content such as videos.
Performance, battery life of the HP Omen 15-ek1077nf
The HP Omen 15-ek1077nf may appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, is gaming and creative oriented.
It benefits from an SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB rivaling what hard disks offer in this area.
But compared to hard disks, remember that an SSD has several advantages: it is silent, more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we reach for example faster on the cards of the online games and we obtain launches of games / software, treatments and starts / stops much faster.
The SSD supports the heart of this designer-oriented gaming laptop well, which delivers solid overall performance to satisfy demanding users.
It is indeed built around an Intel HM470 chipset, a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Hexa Core i7-10750H Hexa Core processor.
This core notably guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor. We particularly feel the difference under work requiring RAM and CPU resources taking advantage of multi-core, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In addition, processing is accelerated by the on-board GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, using software that uses GPU computing power, which is the case for Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas, for example.
If the contribution of the Hexa Core is variable in games compared to a Quad Core, players will appreciate the presence of the GeForce RTX 3060. Because this dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere GPU with ray tracing is capable of running recent games.
In practice, the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology switches between the GeForce RTX 3060 and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the Hexa Core i7, and this automatically depending on the tasks performed.
Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore implies better battery life.
In this area, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630. Obviously with one or other of these graphics parts, you can watch photos and videos.