HP Omen 17 2023 Laptop Review

The HP Omen 17 2023 is a performance-oriented DDR5 Gaming Laptop with an Intel Core i9-13900HX and the Nvidia RTX 4080 12GB GPU!

HP has recently launched its enthusiastic level Gaming laptop, Omen 17, for 2023. While other companies are also in the race trying to catch up with the gaming laptops market with the newer CPUs and GPUs, HP also came forward and enlisted its name as one of the high-end Gaming Laptop Manufacturers. With its top-of-the-line build quality and hardware combination, this laptop’s price makes it worth buying if you are a power user looking to upgrade from an older Gaming Laptop.

While you might find this laptop’s aesthetics simpler than most other laptops and not too flashy like Gaming laptops, HP keeps its designs premium and clean and can blend into various situations. A matte black finish and powerful hardware built inside such a compact form factor are a delight to carry around a laptop backpack. This article will discuss every detail about this laptop you need to know when choosing your Gaming Laptop in 2023.

So without further delay, let’s quickly check out the HP Omen 17 2023 Laptop and its performance in Gaming and Content Creation Applications.

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HP Omen 17- Full Specification

Here are the full specifications of the HP Omen 17 Gaming laptop.

CPUIntel 13th Gen Core i9-13900HX
GPUNvidia Geforce RTX 4080 12GB Laptop GPU GDDR6
RAM16GB x 2 Samsung 1RX16 DDR5 52000 MHz
25 GB HP Cloud Dropbox Storage (1 Year free trial)
SCREEN17.3-inch QHD IPS 240Hz Screen
KEYBOARDShadow black NKRO Anti Ghosting Optical Switch with RGB Backlit keyboard
1x USB Type C Thunderbolt4
1x HDMI 2.1
1x mini Display Port
1x RJ-45
1x AC Smart Pin
1x 3.5mm Headphone Mic combo jack
1x microSD card reader
CONNECTIVITYIntel Killer WiFi 6E AX211
Bluetooth v5.3
CAMERA720p HD Wide Vision Webcam with Dual Array Digital Mic
AUDIODual Speaker Bang & Olufsen Audio with DTX X Ulta and HP Audio Boost
BATTERY6 Cell 83 Wh with 5 and half hour back up
OSMicrosoft Windows 11 Home 64 bit
DIMENSION39.71 x 26.2 x 2.7 cm

HP Omen 17 2023 Laptop- Price and Availability

This Omen 17 Laptop is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of (See below Amazon Affiliate link for current HP Laptop prices). But the price of this Laptop may vary from one country to another.

Omen Gaming Laptop 2023- Design and Build quality

Omen Gaming Laptop 2023- Design and Build quality

This HP laptop comes with an aluminium body. It has two sturdy hinges attached to the screen, giving the laptop a Sturdy feeling. But we find the display panel to be a little wobbly, which might be because of the review unit we received. The screen-to-body ratio of this laptop is almost 84%, and to be honest, HP did a great job of keeping the look of this laptop as minimal and stealthy as possible.

The HP glossy logo is placed right at the centre on the top of the display panel, and because of its glossy finish, it looks great. The thermal management system is placed at the laptop’s bottom, right and front portions. The chassis of this laptop has a smooth black matte finish, with Omen branding right at the lower portion of the display.

Omen Gaming Laptop- Display

Omen Gaming Laptop- Display

HP installed a Gaming Display on this Omen 17 laptop. With an aspect ratio of 16:9, it has a screen size of 17.3 inches. The lower portion of the screen features fat bezels and covers too much area where the left and right side bezels are skinny. We are surprised to see that in this 16:10 Aspect Ratio Market, HP is still sticking with the 16:9 Aspect Ratio display for their Omen Laptops, which can be one of the drawbacks of this Laptop.

To make up for not including the new aspect size display for their 2023 Omen 17 laptop, it has a 240Hz refresh rate for competitive gaming with a 3ms response time. The monitor’s resolution is 2560x1440p, i.e. with 300 nits of brightness and sRGB colour accuracy. Besides, you are also getting the Anti Glare and Low Blue light features on this display to protect your eyes during more extended gaming and working sessions.

We also tested this display with Spyder5 Elite, and the results are below.

SettingsBrightnessBlackContrastWhile Point

Colour Test

  • 80% sRGB
  • 70% Adobe RGB
  • 70% DCI P3

HP OMEN 17 Laptop- Keyboard and Touchpad

HP OMEN 17 Laptop- Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard of this laptop comes with a 50% form factor which means it comes without the number pad. But it has a very clear design with decent spacing between each key. The keyboard has decent travel, which can be great for gaming and typing.

This keyboard unit is equipped with Shadow black NKRO Optical Switch, providing a satisfying clicking sound. There are some anti-ghosting keys for gaming as well. Besides, it also has a Per-Key RGB Backlit, which is fully customizable.

HP Omen 17 Laptop comes with a smooth glass touchpad which is considerably large. It does not come with separate left or right-click buttons, as these are placed right beneath the touchpad. The feedback on this touchpad is excellent, and it delivers exceptionally accurate results when you glide on it using your fingers.

HP Omen 2023 High-End Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

HP Omen 2023 High-End Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

On the laptop’s right side, 2 USB Type-A ports deliver a 5 Gbps transfer rate. On the left side of the HP Omen 17, you will find two 2 USB Type-A ports, 1 USB Type-C port that also features a Thunderbolt4 Port with a 40 Gbps transfer rate, one mini 1.4 display port, 1 HDMI 2.1 port, 1 RJ 45 Ethernet port, 1 AC charger jack, one headphone mic combo jack, and one microSD card reader.

For connectivity, HP has placed Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX211 and Bluetooth v5.3. These two wireless modules also perform well and deliver a stable connection without loss and lag issues, even wirelessly gaming.

HP OMEN 17 Gaming Laptop Performance- CPU and GPU Benchmark

The HP Omen 17 Gaming Laptop features an Intel Core i9 13900HX Processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 4080 Graphics Card. It has 32GB DDR5 RAM along with 2TB Storage. We ran a few tests on this laptop to test its Gaming and Content Creation Capabilities.

Omen 2023 Gaming Laptop’s Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900HX CPU Benchmark

Cinebench R23 Single Core2095 points
Cinebench R23 Multi Core26407 points
Cinebench R20 Single Core805 points
Cinebench R20 Multi Core10118 points
Blender v2.79 BMW27 CPU153 sec
7 Zip 18.03 b 494649 MIPS
7 Zip b 4 mmt16925 MIPS
Geekbench 5.4 Single Core2079 points
Geekbench 5.4 Multi Core20245 points
HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K preset25.2 fps
Liber Office – 20 documents44.2 sec
R Benchmark 2.5 – Overall Mean0.3862 sec

Omen 2023 Gaming Laptop’s Nvidia Geforce RTX 4080 GPU Benchmark

Cyberpunk 2077136 FPS avg
Dead Space Remake105 FPS avg
CS:GO497 FPS avg
God of War124 FPS avg
Hogwarts Legacy78 FPS avg
Shadow of the Tomb Raider155 FPS avg
Dying Light 2128 FPS avg
Watch Dogs Legion90 FPS avg
Warzone 2156 FPS avg
Apex Legends299 FPS avg

HP Omen 2023 Laptop- Audio, Battery, and Webcam


HP Omen 17 comes with a Dual Speaker Bang & Olufsen Audio system. Along with this, you are also getting the DTX X Ulta and HP Audio Boost technology. We did some testing while playing some of the popular metal and rock music to test out the sound, and we haven’t found any noise distortion on this laptop, even though the volume is cranked at a high dB level. Besides, it also delivers excellent sound through the 3.5mm audio jack when you use Wired headphones. You can connect a pair of Wireless Headphones or Gaming Headphones if you wish to, and you won’t have any audio degradation.


With a 6-cell 83 Wh battery, this laptop can only deliver a backup of up to 5 hours and 30 mins on Standby. Under normal conditions, it runs very well, but when you apply a certain amount of workload on this, the laptop’s battery starts draining fast. If you are gaming, it can barely provide you less than 1hr time if you are not using an external power source.


HP’s Omen 17 laptop has a 720p HD Wide Vision Webcam, including Dual Array Digital Mic. The quality of this webcam is very good and provides crystal clear picture quality. We found no dead pixels during our testing, which is excellent for daily video calling, streaming or broadcasting.

Omen 2023 Laptop- Noise and Thermal

Omen 2023 Laptop- Noise and Thermal

For keeping this laptop cool, HP Omen 17 comes with large air ventilation radiators, dual fans, and three large heat pipe systems. On the back and right side of this laptop are three air vents placed for heat exhaustion, whilst the largest one is on the bottom side of the laptop.

A dual fan and a heat pipe control these three air vent systems. This system keeps the temperature under 36 degrees Celcius, which is excellent for a gaming laptop. The laptop’s cooling system keeps the temperature under this safe limit, even during heavy workloads and gaming.

HP Omen 17 Laptop- FAQ

What free software comes with this laptop?

This HP Omen 17 laptop offers lifetime McAfee Live Safe Anti Virus software and Alexa Lifetime Subscription. Besides, you are also getting a 1-month free trial of Xbox Game Pass, Express VPN, Official Microsoft 365 package, and LastPass Premium software.

You will also get the HP support assistant, connection optimizer, quick drop, MyHP, and Omen Gaming Hub software present in this laptop for your entire range of customization. For every HP Laptop you buy, you will get a free copy of Microsoft Windows 11.

How much warranty this Hp laptop carries?

This HP Omen 17 Gaming Laptop has a one-year limited warranty, including parts and labour. But the warranty, terms, and conditions can be different, depending on which country you belong to. So before buying, read all the warranty, Terms & Conditions documents carefully.

Is my HP Omen 17 upgradeable?

Yes, it comes with a 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD, and you can upgrade it to a 4TB SSD. Since there are two RAM Slots, you can install RAM up to 64GB, although 32GB DDR5 RAM is more than enough, and getting single sticks of 32GB RAM can be expensive and very hard to get in many countries.

HP Omen 17 2023 Gaming Laptop- Final Thoughts

Here are some pros and Cons of the HP Omen 17 2023 Gaming Laptop.


  • Outstanding Performance of CPU and GPU
  • Good Thermal Management
  • Aluminium Flexible Body
  • Dedicated Gaming Screen
  • Extra Gaming Keys in Keyboard
  • Great Dual Speaker system
  • 240Hz Refresh Rate


  • Display Unit Wobbles very much [Review unit, fixed on the Retail Version]
  • 50% form factor keyboard
  • Poor battery performance
  • Less Free software compared to other gaming laptops
  • Only one year of limited warranty in this price tag
  • Expensive
  • No 16:10 inclusion

So this was all about the HP Omen 17 2023 Gaming Laptop. If you think we have missed anything, let us know in the comments below.

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