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HP OMEN 15-dc0051nr 15.6; Gaming Laptop Computer - Black $1000

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HP OMEN 15-dc0051nr 15.6" Gaming Laptop Computer - Black Intel Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics 6GB GDDR5; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD+256GB SSD

http://www.microcenter.com/produc...er_-_Black
  • Intel Core i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics 6GB GDDR5
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD+256GB SSD
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 2x2 Intel Wireless-AC 9560
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Combo
  • 15.6" Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Micro-Edge WLED-backlit Display

My 1st time posting a deal, so be nice.... Smilie This laptop is now back in stock in TUSTIN store (for some people who lives i LA or ORANGE county). I think this is good deal.. Only 3 left now...
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Someone finally posted this deal... been discussed on other comment sections with the primary concern being CPU performance under load. Still very good deal - full GTX 1060 wins
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Reports of Glitchy IPS 1080p screens
Just a warning.
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This is of the previous gen model but seems that most hardware hasn't changed. Pretty solid review. https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-...264.0.html
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Here's a pretty good review: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/hp-omen-15-dc0051nr-new-to-market-i7-8750h-gtx-1060-thin-bezel.818224/
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Someone finally posted this deal... been discussed on other comment sections with the primary concern being CPU performance under load. Still very good deal - full GTX 1060 wins
Whats the problem with the CPU performance under load?
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I grabbed one thank you for the post ! The bezel is thin and good for my needs, I usually play counter strike and bunch of other steam games, heavy traveler, network card is pretty good on this one ! excellent streaming speeds. battery lasts for 5 hours under regular use if you are gaming you need an headset because fan can be a bit loud during gaming. Key board, trackpad etc a win for me ! Cambridge, MA had 9 more left It's not that heavy too and for regular browsing it does not get hot. Happy Gaming !
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Whats the problem with the CPU performance under load?
Something about the fan coming on to cool the laptop at 96c - watch the youtube here [youtube.com]
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Damn, wish there was a service that could pick up and deliver/ship =|
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Someone finally posted this deal... been discussed on other comment sections with the primary concern being CPU performance under load. Still very good deal - full GTX 1060 wins
Yep there was alot of chatter about this in the current Dell G7 thread and this deal was posted twice last week but didnt get much traction. I ended up returning my Dell G7 and picked this up last Thursday. I only have the G7 to compare it to and obviously dont know longevity and reliability but I can tell you that the two comparable specced laptops are like night and day.

I am loving my purchase so far but have been monitoring the forums for any heat related issues as supposedly it can run pretty hot at load. I think this is a pretty damn good deal for everything that you get. Also having both the G7 for a month and now the Omen, the Omen is significantly more quiet under load. The noise with the G7 was bordering on unbearable.
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Yep there was alot of chatter about this in the current Dell G7 thread and this deal was posted twice last week but didnt get much traction. I ended up returning my Dell G7 and picked this up last Thursday. I only have the G7 to compare it to and obviously dont know longevity and reliability but I can tell you that the two comparable specced laptops are like night and day.

I am loving my purchase so far but have been monitoring the forums for any heat related issues as supposedly it can run pretty hot at load. I think this is a pretty damn good deal for everything that you get. Also having both the G7 for a month and now the Omen, the Omen is significantly more quiet under load. The noise with the G7 was bordering on unbearable.
What do you like better about the HP Omen than the Dell G7? I bought the Dell yesterday and like it, but am considering getting the Omen instead.
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What do you like better about the HP Omen than the Dell G7? I bought the Dell yesterday and like it, but am considering getting the Omen instead.
I bought the G7 model on the frontpage with 16gb and 128gb ssd + 1tb for $999 minus $170 cashback a month ago so I think that was a pretty good deal in itself then. The current deal on the frontpage is not that great of a deal to be honest unless you were able to work some good cashback/discounts and these same 2 models have been rotating on the frontpage between Dell and Best Buy so I feel like somethings up.....

The Omen for $999 has a 256gb SSD + 1tb 7200rpm hd and a full 1060 instead of the Max-Q version with the G7. I filled up my 128gb SSD with 3 games so the extra 128 is definitely better for me and in a pinch I can install some smaller apps or games on the 7200 rpm platter drive. Not counting the cashback and whatever other deals you can squeeze through Dell, that's a pretty significant difference. The Omen also has customizable led keys for the keyboard if that matters to you.

The build quality of the Omen feels better mainly due to the overall footprint being noticeably smaller than the G7. The extremely large bezel on the G7 is rather ridiculous for a laptop made in 2018 and it has alot of sharp corners. I really don't understand the design that Dell was going for with the G7 but it reminds me of the chunky Dell laptops from the mid 2000s...It's both chunky and sleek, don't know how else to describe it. Looked fairly sharp in pictures but it feels unnecessarily large and clunky in person.

But to be honest, the laptop was just going to sit typically on a desk anyway so it didnt matter too much to me. Place the 2 laptops side by side and you will see what I mean..I wish I had taken a picture with both of the laptops before I returned the Dell.

The G7 sounds like a vacuum cleaner at full load. Lots of suggestions to just wear headphones. Nope that's not going to cut it for me as I don't like wearing a headset. The Omen while you can definitely hear the fans at full load feels exponentially lower for some reason, I can't describe it but the G7 is way too loud and it overpowers even my HVAC which is right next to my computer desk. However the G7 was whisper quiet when just doing normal productivity, web browsing, etc but this is a gaming laptop.... The noise was the main deal breaker for me to even consider the hassle of getting a different laptop. Even when using a laptop cooler, the G7 still sounds like a vacuum while intensive gaming. I thought it would maybe throttle down a bit but it appeared to only have 2 modes, either quiet or a vacuum.

There are some reports of thermal concerns with the Omen but it hasn't been out long enough to know if there are any long term issues or if its a widespread concern. Perhaps the reason why the Dell is so big and loud is to account for heat? Guess we'll see in the future but I used my Discover card to add another year to the warranty so that gives me a little more peace of mind but I'll be keeping a close tab on the temps while I test the Omen out.

Also want to add that the Omen feels like it's taking a lot longer to boot than the G7. And for those that care, the display panel model number on my Omen is "cmn15e7" whatever that means as some people report getting different types that can be overclocked on the G7.

TLDR: Omen is better spec wise than the G7 with the full 1060, larger SSD, significantly quieter at load, noticeably smaller, but a little hotter.
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I bought the G7 model on the frontpage with 16gb and 128gb ssd + 1tb for $999 minus $170 cashback a month ago so I think that was a pretty good deal in itself then. The current deal on the frontpage is not that great of a deal to be honest unless you were able to work some good cashback/discounts and these same 2 models have been rotating on the frontpage between Dell and Best Buy so I feel like somethings up.....

The Omen for $999 has a 256gb SSD + 1tb 7200rpm hd and a full 1060 instead of the Max-Q version with the G7. I filled up my 128gb SSD with 3 games so the extra 128 is definitely better for me and in a pinch I can install some smaller apps or games on the 7200 rpm platter drive. Not counting the cashback and whatever other deals you can squeeze through Dell, that's a pretty significant difference. The Omen also has customizable led keys for the keyboard if that matters to you.

The build quality of the Omen feels better mainly due to the overall footprint being noticeably smaller than the G7. The extremely large bezel on the G7 is rather ridiculous for a laptop made in 2018 and it has alot of sharp corners. I really don't understand the design that Dell was going for with the G7 but it reminds me of the chunky Dell laptops from the mid 2000s...It's both chunky and sleek, don't know how else to describe it. Looked fairly sharp in pictures but it feels unnecessarily large and clunky in person.

But to be honest, the laptop was just going to sit typically on a desk anyway so it didnt matter too much to me. Place the 2 laptops side by side and you will see what I mean..I wish I had taken a picture with both of the laptops before I returned the Dell.

The G7 sounds like a vacuum cleaner at full load. Lots of suggestions to just wear headphones. Nope that's not going to cut it for me as I don't like wearing a headset. The Omen while you can definitely hear the fans at full load feels exponentially lower for some reason, I can't describe it but the G7 is way too loud and it overpowers even my HVAC which is right next to my computer desk. However the G7 was whisper quiet when just doing normal productivity, web browsing, etc but this is a gaming laptop.... The noise was the main deal breaker for me to even consider the hassle of getting a different laptop. Even when using a laptop cooler, the G7 still sounds like a vacuum while intensive gaming. I thought it would maybe throttle down a bit but it appeared to only have 2 modes, either quiet or a vacuum.

There are some reports of thermal concerns with the Omen but it hasn't been out long enough to know if there are any long term issues or if its a widespread concern. Perhaps the reason why the Dell is so big and loud is to account for heat? Guess we'll see in the future but I used my Discover card to add another year to the warranty so that gives me a little more peace of mind but I'll be keeping a close tab on the temps while I test the Omen out.

Also want to add that the Omen feels like it's taking a lot longer to boot than the G7. And for those that care, the display panel model number on my Omen is "cmn15e7" whatever that means as some people report getting different types that can be overclocked on the G7.

TLDR: Omen is better spec wise than the G7 with the full 1060, larger SSD, significantly quieter at load, noticeably smaller, but a little hotter.
Thanks for the reply. The longer boot time on the Omen is not what I'd expect considering the NVMe drive in the Omen vs SATA in the Dell. Maybe a fresh Windows install would change that. Do you know if the Omen can run at the max CPU clock speed (~4GHz) on battery power? The Dell limits the CPU clock speed to around 2GHz max on battery.
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Thanks for the reply. The longer boot time on the Omen is not what I'd expect considering the NVMe drive in the Omen vs SATA in the Dell. Maybe a fresh Windows install would change that. Do you know if the Omen can run at the max CPU clock speed (~4GHz) on battery power? The Dell limits the CPU clock speed to around 2GHz max on battery.
Not too sure on that but whatever default settings I'm running, it is throttling on battery. However I can't imagine that this or the G7 would last longer than 45 mins or so on battery with intensive gaming. The Omen has a bigger battery than the G7 I think. For me however, I bought this as a semi portable desktop replacement so I can move it from my computer desk to a TV, projector, use it with a HTC Vive and don't really plan on playing it much on battery outside of my house.

I immediately reloaded both the G7 and the Omen with a fresh install of Windows 10 Education (same thing as the Enterprise edition). I also noticed a bit of micro stuttering at times with the G7 but just keep everything in mind with a grain of salt because it's anecdotal with such a small sample size and dependent on everyones individual environment that they've configured. I had to rollback to a previous version of the NVIDIA drivers on the G7 to get it to be stable and not cause stuttering in Civ6.

Both Dell and Microcenter have pretty good return policies so if you dont mind a bit of hassle, it's definitely worth checking both laptops out. Don't let me discourage you from the G7 but if you are fortunate to have a Microcenter near you, for sure check it out, I think you'll probably like it if you like the G7.
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I am seriously considering getting this laptop... Would this be a solid performer for editing 4k video in premiere and after effects? My current setup is an rx580 4gb, i5-7400, and 8gb of ram and it just isn't cutting it. IT is OKAY, but it sucks lol
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