The HP Omen 15-dc1005na continues the yearly improvement of HP’s Omen brand ever since it was released back in 2014, coming with near-bezel less displays, powerful graphics, and overall, excellement performance at an affordable price point.
While you definitely won’t be mistaking the HP Omen 15-dc1005na as a top-of-the-line laptop, it punches well above its weight for a midrange gaming laptop of its price.
Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H
Memory: 8GB of DDR4 RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Storage: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display: 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display
– The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 graphics card gives the HP Omen 15-dc1005na nearly double the performance of other laptops at the same price range, many of which are equipped with either the GTX 1660ti or GTX 1070.
– The dual-storage setup right out of the box gives the laptop plenty of room for your favourite games, files, operating system, and more.
– The PCIe NVMe SSD gives the laptop faster storage performance compared to other gaming laptops equipped with traditional Sata SSD storage devices.
– Despite being of last generation, the Intel Core i7-8750H is only marginally slower compared to the newer-generation Intel Core i7-9750H.
– Near-bezel less IPS display makes for a more immersive experience when watching movies or playing your favourite AAA titles.
– Features a redesigned thermal system resulting in cooler internal hardware and less fan noise.
– The 8GB DDR4 RAM might not be enough to run more demanding modern AAA video game titles, or at least, not at full settings.
– Despite housing numerous improvements internally, the HP Omen 15-dc1005na uses the same design as that of last year’s model.
– Below-average battery life means that you’ll be tethered mostly to an outlet when playing video games.
– Plastic chassis feels less durable and chunkier compared to its more svelte contemporaries.
When we said that the HP Omen 15-dc1005na punches above its weight earlier, we weren’t joking.
This midrange gaming laptop houses a couple of premium components, as well as a solid display, surprisingly good speakers, as well as a well-designed keyboard that feels very comfortable to type on.
While some sacrifices will have to be made, such as a more premium feel on the cassis, the HP Omen 15-dc1005na doesn’t necessarily feel cheap or brittle.
All in all, if you’re looking for the same specifications but in a more attractive package with a better display and a longer battery life, you’ll no doubt have to spend a lot more. But, if you’re willing to let some of the cons slip, the HP Omen 15-dc1005na is a solid pick for a daily driver.