Our opinion on the HP Omen 17-ck1036nf
The most powerful mobile graphics card at the moment is embedded in the creator gaming laptop HP Omen 17-ck1036nf, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ray tracing 16 GB dedicated high-end NVIDIA Ampere capable of running recent games and accelerating multimedia processing like the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7 processor and high-performance 16 GB RAM. With a 17-inch High Definition 2.5K sRGB display with more accurate colors than average with 165Hz frequency that improves fluidity in games, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and benefits from a comfortable fast SSD storage of 1 For, which increases responsiveness, a backlit keyboard (but without a numeric keypad!) or even connectivity with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, dual video output and Wi-Fi axis.
Features of HP Omen 17-ck1036nf
|screen(s)||17.3” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (2560×1440, anti-glare/matt)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7 GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (8 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16 GB GDDR6 dedicated, processor-integrated Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe, TLC)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Mediatek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 4 RGB zones per key, N-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||4 hours / Li-Polymer 6 cells 83Whr (315gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.78 kg / 397.1 x 262 x 27 mm|
HP Omen 17-ck1036nf against the competition
HP Omen 17-ck1036nf is currently showing as Darty And by Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the most powerful in terms of graphics, while being one of the only ones to offer such a high frequency and definition screen with such faithful colors with Thunderbolt connection.
If this HP Omen 17-ck1036nf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen on HP Omen 17-ck1036nf
It has a discreet appearance for a 50% rechargeable gaming laptop in 45 minutes, whose codes it takes over with its black color with angular lines.
This versatile multimedia creator-oriented laptop has good connectivity options, including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI video outputs and convenient mini DisplayPort to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi axis (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
What a shame to see the absence of a numeric keypad, when this functionality is standard from 15 inches to enter the numbers more easily.
At least HP offers an expected keyboard backlight solution to better distinguish the keys in the dark.
To appeal to gamers, the screen uses a refresh rate of 165Hz higher than the standard 60Hz to improve fluidity in games, aided by the low latency of 3ms. Advertisers will also be interested as the screen uses a 2.5K definition which is higher than Full HD, ideal for (Very) High Definition content such as videos in its 16:9 format. With its IPS and sRGB characteristics, the screen also displays significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles with more accurate than average colorimetry. Anti-reflective coating also gives the screen better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy panel, while also being more relaxing for the eyes during prolonged use.
Performance, autonomy for HP Omen 17-ck1036nf
The HP Omen 17-ck1036nf may appeal to those on a significant budget who want to invest in a versatile 17-inch laptop that’s powerful for gaming and creation.
With the most powerful consumer mobile graphics card available today, the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ray tracing, you can play the latest graphics-intensive titles in beautiful detail. And this even though the screen adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD, which means a lower number of fps because the GPU is more stressed in terms of calculations.
In addition, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will interest creators in addition to gamers, as it accelerates processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically and in real time calls on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti when the performance – very modest in comparison – of the Intel Iris Xe solution proves insufficient to perform the required tasks.
Integrated into the processor, Iris Xe is actually favored to the maximum by Optimus because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy.
In this range, you can expect approximately 4 hours of battery life with light use.
With the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or Iris Xe, you can of course view pictures and videos.
Iris Xe is directly integrated into the Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor, here connected to 16 GB of RAM. This core supports the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti well in games and delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users.
Creatives in particular will be pleased to achieve much faster processing with this core than with a classic Quad/Hexa/Octo Core and 8 GB DDR4. The difference is especially noticeable during demanding work in CPU and RAM resources that utilize the multicore – and therefore the 14 cores of Alder Lake-H – such as in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD, while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, thanks to SSD, for example, we can access online game maps faster than with a simple hard disk, and we achieve much faster game/software launch, processing and start/stop.
In addition, we find here a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that can compete very well with what the vast majority of hard drives offer.
Finally, expect this versatile multimedia creator-oriented gaming laptop to heat up and be heard when pushed hard (eg games, treatments).
If its weight and large format do not make it very easy to transport, a 17 inch, let’s remember, is comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).
If necessary, a ventilated support can be used to limit temperatures (remember to check the measurements carefully!).