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HP recently released their newest Omen 17 gaming laptop, and it’s packing the power of Radeon RX 580 graphics for maxed-out 1080p visuals and memorable VR experiences. Radeon FreeSync is also on board for smooth, tear-free gaming. Let’s take a closer look!


  • Smooth, High Quality 1080p/60Hz Gaming
  • VR Premium Gaming & Experiences on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • HD Media Consumption
  • Desktop replacement


  • Radeon RX 580 8GB GPU
  • 17.3” 1080p IPS display
  • Intel Core-i7 7700HQ Processor
  • 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • 12GB DDR4 RAM
  • Bang & Olufsen Speaker System
  • Weight: 8.3 pounds


The HP Omen 17 makes an attractive first impression with its red and black Omen logo etched onto the brushed aluminum lid (we may be a little biased about that color choice). It’s just the right aesthetic to suggest a hint of luxury beneath its enthusiast gaming exterior.

Opening the lid reveals a full-size keyboard with both red accents and red backlighting, along with WASD keys that have a splash of white to immediately draw your fingers to the right place, even in low-lit environments. It’s a keyboard that’s great to look at, with satisfying travel and responsiveness.

Omen 17 with Radeon RX 580 and FreeSync

Moving to the sides of the laptop, you realize HP isn’t skimping on connectivity. With USB C, USB 3.0, SD card slot, miniDP + HDMI out, and Ethernet, it has enough ports to double as a suitable desktop replacement.


The 1080p IPS display is bright and crisp, and it brings FreeSync along for the ride, giving you smooth framerates, no screen tearing, and reduced input lag compared to screens without variable refresh rates enabled. It’s a transformative technology and a real value-add for any Radeon-based system, so it’s great to see it on a flagship HP system like this. Bonus points for the anti-glare screen, which means you can use the Omen 17 outside without any nasty interference from the pesky summer sun.


But let’s get to the big question: what about gaming performance? Since the Omen 17 rides the line between portable and desktop replacement, a 1080p/60fps experience is a must. Good news, then, that it handles the most visually demanding AAA games effortlessly.

1080p gaming performance using HP Omen 17 laptop with Radeon RX 580 and FreeSync

The Radeon RX 580 spits out an average 66FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Very High setting and an astounding 73FPS average on HITMAN’s Ultra quality setting with AFx8. Dirt Rally turns in more than 80FPS on the racer’s Ultra setting.1

DOOM fans will be thrilled to know that thanks to Vulkan® optimizations, iD’s latest shooter kicks out a blistering 120+ FPS. And that’s running on Ultra, the highest quality setting available.1

Overall, it’s an attractive package for gamers looking for a desktop replacement or a reasonably priced notebook that can handle anything you throw at it.

Jason Evangelho, Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.


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  • Daniel Watkins

    No SSD? Kind of heavy also.

    • Jason Evangelho

      We don’t believe an SSD is an option with this system. Thanks for the comment Daniel!

    • John

      128, 256, and 512 SSDs are available.

      • Daniele

        How much is that in philippines

    • Gumper

      If you purchase one of these new models with only an HDD, you can add an M.2 drive yourself. This is more cost effective than purchasing one with only an M.2 and adding the HDD as the HDD brackets.harness are not included and are pricey.

  • Máté

    They should’ve taken note from ASUS (or real-life practice from the past 5 years) and leave behind the optical drive in favor of a lighter chassis or second HDD or bigger battery or… anything BUT an ODD.

    • Máté

      Is there an ODD on this notebook? The opening is trivially shows, but both Amazon and BestBuy list it as missing.

      • Jason Evangelho

        Our pre-production sample has an optical drive, but no, the final retail version does not.

  • Yan

    What about the clock speeds and tdp of the mobile RX580? Since I bought an alienware laptop 17R4 with RX470 last year, but I can’t boot the clock speeds higher than 1074mhz.

  • Rodolfo Fabiano Andrde

    This equipment is not released in Brazil. It is a pity! Nor do you have a website that meets within my country.

  • Robert Comer

    would like to own one !

  • Salman khan

    What is the price

  • Umrul Hasan

    This laptop price

  • Souravfunx

    Availability in india? Happy to see rx580 with ryzen processors…

    • BunnyBag

      Its not Ryzen.
      Its intel i7 buddy.

  • Rudra prasad pramanik

    I very like this..woooo mind blowing laptop’s

  • Navneethkrishnan

    Any update as on availability in India(Especially to AMD distributors and resellers?)

  • Pitchboss

    Ideal laptop for gaming gang

    • Manu

      check out asus rog gl702zc

  • Shamim Akhtar Sanabili

    Whats the Price?

  • Adithyan

    I would like to own one

  • Mindless

    12GB RAM? That’s it? Seriously?

  • Gopal halder

    Sunita Sherawat Saharanpur

  • Amarsadhanjamatia0@gmail jamatia

    What is the price?

  • Deepak sharma

    Laptop is price

  • Sanjay Silwadiya

    Nice product

  • Anar Mukhtarov

    Hello,,, I want working with this pc. Im graphic desinger, video editor and sound manager.
    Please give me this notebook. Im like make video with this laptop and share all socials…. Im from Azerbaijan, live in Turkey. / /

  • khokan paul

    khokanpaul no 17/3
    meale oorni road
    vaikal strret
    karaikudi _630001


    Me ha gustado mucho

  • So yadav

    I am proud of this laptop

  • Bbnpatil

    Good quality laptop plz sent me

  • Nitesh

    What is the price in india

  • Ashutosh Gupta

    I want to buy a laptop from hp for my daughter pursuing MBA & need of laptop for her study work. Please suggest the best with reasonable price.

  • Gabriel

    How do I turn freesync on?

  • Sematarium

    Whats is the RAM speed and what is the max capasity does it support? And how much TDP does it have?

    Thank you!

  • Enkhtuvshin Sainbayar

    What is the Variable refresh rate range?

    e.i 45hz – 75hz etc


    Bought this beast 2 weeks ago, and i must say i’m really impressed with the performance. Can play AAA games effortlessly and temps are not a problem so far. Got it for $1000 usd in best buy, worth every penny, compaired to other laptops which is 300-400 usd higher.

  • dgfour

    What SSD upgrade would recommend? A Geek Squad tech recommended the, Samsung 960 EVO Series – 250GB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW), but it seems to have a high malfunction rate and lacks durability plus it has a worthless warranty compared to others in this price range. Any suggestions will be appreciated from people who have actually used similar upgrades.


    • RParker

      Nothing beats Samsung EVO, and check performance you will see the EVO beats those ‘cheaper’ models

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  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of 7/03/2017 on the 2017 HP Omen 17 Laptop, i7-7700HQ, Radeon™ RX 580, Windows 10, Radeon Driver 17.4.4. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Using DOOM, Dirt Rally, HITMAN on Ultra quality settings at 1080p. Using Rise of the Tomb Raider on Very High quality settings at 1080p. The HP Omen 17 Laptop scored 120, 80, 73, and 66 fps respectively. RX-139