HP Omen 17-w196na (Z6L29EA#ABU) Review

Today we are going to be taking a look at the all new HP Omen 17-w196na which is a large 17.3 inch display laptop model that has the hardware to both power your latest important project or kick back and play the latest game. For some the only way to truly enjoy their laptop experience is with a large and great display and that is exactly what this HP model offers. Below we are going to review some of the benefits and downsides to this Omen and see just how well it stacks up to the competition.

 

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Specs

Processor: Intel Core i5

Memory: 8 GB of RAM

Storage: 128 GB SSD plus 1 TB SATA

Screen: 17.3 Inches

OS: Windows 10

Benefits

– The large 17.3 inch display gives you plenty of viewing area and a crystal clear picture, Great for both gaming or just everyday work
– With the latest games coming with top notch graphics it takes some serious hardware to display this properly, Luckily the HP Omen 17-w196na has you covered with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card which features 6 GB of dedicated memory
– The SSD and SATA hybrid hard drive setup gives you the best of both technologies. You have fast storage available on the smaller SSD and large capacity on the SATA of 1 TB
– 7 hours of battery life may not seem all that great but when considering this is a large display laptop model it actually stacks up quite well to other competing models

Downsides

– Because of the large display it was impossible for HP to make this model very mobile friendly. The total weight of 3.4 KG can be quite heavy and difficult to carry for extended periods of time
– The processor and memory combination isn’t terrible but for a laptop in this price range seems to be a bit on the low end

Verdict

The HP Omen 17-w196na seems to be a great choice for those that need a large display but for those looking for something a little bit more mobile friendly there are plenty of other options available that will do much better.

 

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