• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 2.57 kg (5.7 lbs)


  • Catchy design, rigid construction
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Updated input devices (now more gaming-centric and usable)
  • Expanded I/O including mini DisplayPort and USB-C Thunderbolt
  • Excellent IPS panel (optional 120Hz screen is available as well)
  • Good value (regarding the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti configurations)


  • The interior surface gets a little warm after extended use (for the GTX 1060 Max-Q model only)
  • The single-hinge design makes the lid a bit flexible

HP Omen 15 (2017, GTX 1060 Max-Q) - Specs

CPU Performance #54
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 3.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-8300H 5.5%
GPU Performance #39
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 6.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) 9.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop, 50W, 128-bit) 2.8%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS + G-Sync
panel 1
AUO B156HAN04.4
Color accuracy 5.0 -> 3.6
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe
16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Windows 10 Pro
389 x 276 x 25 mm (15.31" x 10.87" x 0.98")
2.57 kg (5.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card Reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack
  • Web camera HP Wide Vision HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington MicroSaver


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS + G-Sync

Name AUO B156HAN04.4
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 262 cd/m2
sRGB 53%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1260:1
dE Color Checker 5.0 3.6
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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HP Omen 15 (2017, GTX 1060 Max-Q) in-depth review

HP comes in strong with a brand new design, although the hardware of the laptop isn't all that different. Fortunately, pricing remains the same so we are eager to see what else, despite the design, has improved. Going across the specs sheet, the HP Omen 15 receives an upgrade up to GTX 1060 with Max-Q design, but we still expect the GTX 1050 Ti version to be more sought after. But if the pricing of the GTX 1060 Max-Q is right, the laptop will attract plenty of users with its sleek and thin d[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5)

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