HP OMEN Review – Their Best Gaming Laptop (2018)

The 2018 HP Omen is the best gaming laptop they’ve made in a few years. Starting at $800 this thin-bezeled laptop is worth checking out.
HP Omen – https://amzn.to/2MP4syS
Omen Mouse – https://amzn.to/2MKNEJg

With 8th gen 6-core CPUs and GTX 1060 on tap, the new HP Omen delivers a surprisingly good value in the mid-tier gaming laptop market. The 144 Hz screen brings a smooth gaming experience to the laptop without being super expensive.

Fili – The Break

If you want to support the channel, consider a Dave2D membership by clicking the “Join” button above!


Purchases made from store links may give me some money.
(It doesn’t cost you extra, so please buy everything)


This Post Has 50 Comments

  1. Dave2D

    The 2018 model is the first HP OMEN gaming laptop i’ve recommended in a couple years. Glad to see HP making some good moves. Thanks for watching!

  2. Aashish Singh

    how is the battery backup?

    for how many hours will battery go if i am just watching videos and using ms office?

  3. black 440

    thumb up for the video not for the laptop

  4. Xidane007

    i7 9th gen+1660ti for 899$.should I buy it?

  5. Idrees

    Would you please make a review on omen 17(2019).I saw it's specs and I like it but I'm still not quite sure to buy it.

  6. Naresh Naragoud

    how is omen 15 2019 1660 ti model? does it have good thermals?

  7. Angdrico

    Hello. I want to buy a laptop but i really confused bc of the specs and price of these laptops have only little differences. They are HP OMEN 15-dc1090tx vs Asus VivoBook Pro F571GT.
    Differences (or maybe you can check):
    OMEN: 144Hz, SSD PCIe NVMe M.2
    VivoBook: 60Hz, SSD PCIe Gen3 x2, and it has Intel Optane 32GB

    VivoBok is only $50 cheaper, and i'm okay with the price differences so dont mind it

    1. Which SSD is better between those two? Maybe you can recheck again whether i write them wrong.
    2. I want to be logo/product designer, gaming a bit but not so gamingholic, multitasker, i wanna run some heavy programs also like ArcGIS, AutoCad, MATLAB etc. so which one should i take? Thankyou so much

  8. shavar boyd

    I was wondering if you could upgrade this like upgrade the ssd and the graphics card

  9. miss_maknae99

    please help me also to buy a laptop ..actually, I am a designing student and always use software like adobe photoshop and all ..my previous laptop got froze in between the work and it's very frustrating. please recommend me few options for the same and for some gaming purpose also .. I am new to laptops don't have any knowledge about it.

  10. Ajith G R

    Legion y540 or hp omen for a casual gamer?

  11. Lucoa is my wife

    So i bought this model with i7 9750h RTX 2060.The games runs great but what bothers me is the temperatures,so i undervolt it by -0.120v and now temperatures are great.

  12. Weardo

    eyo dave! the new omen 15-dh0700nd seems very reasonably priced in a not too bad chassey. what do you think?

  13. Monib 96

    Whats up with the trackpad why i have to click the button for double click rather than double tab on the track pad itself

  14. Mohammad

    Is it upgradeable, like Ram and storage?

  15. ItzLuptic

    In 2018 I got this exact one for my birthday. Has been keeping up really well. However, my keyboard looks slightly different but the same specs.

  16. Norma Dicot

    Hi man I'm jakes played! do you recommend this for battlefield 5 game? thanks

  17. jakes played

    Hello man. Have you tried to use this playing Battlefield 5 or Call Of Duty WW2? how's the experience? Thanks man

  18. ~AD

    Why dont make a video about "top 5 gaming laptop for the money" its not about budget but the most worth it for its price. Im more convinced in Dave Lee's recommendations than others on yt

  19. Murch Mop

    The Omen is nice and all, I just don't like that all the ports are in the back

  20. ZD Sensei

    Would you say it's a good laptop for photo/video editing over the MSI 15.6" Modern Series Creator 15M?


    I have omen 2018 with 1660ti. But thermals are not good. Gaming temperature are 95c to 100 centigrade. And fps drop on charging. Anyone plz help me

  22. Sri Raghava M

    I'm confused between HP Pavilion 15-dk0045tx and HP Omen 15-dc1093TX. Both are having the same specifications but I want to buy a laptop with the better build quality, performance, and durability. I want to use a laptop for at least 5-7 years. I'm using Hp pavilion au 006tx for the last 4.5 years now I'm having some overheat issues. My main purpose is not gaming but build quality and long term performance. I use a laptop for remote desktop connection to my office, watching videos. I don't like to buy another laptop for 5-7 years so build quality and performance I insist. Please provide me some suggestions also (Only hp). My budget is around $1000 max. I prefer a 15.6-inch screen but if it's a good option I will go for 14 inches also.

  23. Kamil Bąk

    So far, this laptop is 10x faster that the Acer lnfo.help/_HpPavilion I originally bought (which broke 2 months after purchase). Very reliable everything just plain runs smoothly. Graphics are great. If you change the settings, the battery life is better but I prefer keeping it plugged in and running max performance.

  24. Sami *

    anyone wants to see the 2020 version ??

  25. lediju azeez

    @dave Lee I will like to know if I can replace the 60hz screen with a 144hz screen on this laptop?

  26. Potato Tree

    are we gonna ignore how in the diagram the internals are the wrong way round relative to the chassis?

  27. Basil223

    it's not worth it it overheats to 98c GPU and 97c CPU that means fps drops in games and A hot processor can slow down a computer and make it operate less effectively and laptops can be severely damaged by overheating i don't recommend it .

  28. I had the Omen 2017 and after seeing this video, I wish I waited and buy this one instead.

  29. Max Schreur

    The 17 inch version of this doesnt have fan control or power modes can somebody help me ?

  30. Muhammed Amin

    I have zero knowledge about laptops, o just started researching on it. I've been watching a lot of YouTubers for reviews, and for some weird reasons, I ONLY TRUST THIS GUY FOR MY LAPTOPS NOW. If he says its good, I'm buying it

  31. ManaTumProHo

    I have a HP omen 15 2018 model laptop and suddenly the left side of it sparked so I quickly turned it off anyone knows what happened? The laptop works fine the charger works and the temps are normal too so what exactly happened?
    Edit: when i turned it on windows defender found a virus

  32. XD cyclone

    I have the hp omen 2016 Wdym it’s ducking beast

  33. s.o.n feraly

    Hp omen is so bad I bought the hp omen 17 inch for around 1700 euro two months my laptop is out of warranty and it just brakes down (black screen) the motherboard is dead. So you know what that means! The CPU and gpu are soldered on the board so it will be almost the price of a new one.
    I use it for like 5hours a week. I Almost don't game on it around 10days total.
    If you count the hours I bin on it it will probably be like around 4 months.
    Support team is no where to find!
    People please save your hard earned money and don't bay this. All this YouTube reviews only name the small bad thinks about this product. But the most important thing is. that the laptops in this price range must be able to get you 5 years of usage for two hours or more. 26 months is just not acceptable. Before baying this check black screen or hp omen error won't start on google and also there reviews about there costumer service !

  34. Supreme Roblox

    i have the 2019 version of this laptop, and imo it’s not the great if a laptop, it’s a lot slower than a regular desktop due to the overheating issues and and mobile gpu and cpu, i’ve had it for 3 years and it’s dying, i spent exactly 1000$ on it and got a i7-9750h and a 2060, it struggles to play games on high settings, i only get 40 fps on high settings on almost every game i play, if you want a cheap laptop i wouldn’t recommend this, it seems powerful looking at the specs but i would recommend saving up for a desktop for that extra cooling and no mobile processors.

Leave a Reply