The most powerful mobile graphics card is built into the HP Omen 17-ck1001sf creative gamer laptop, the top-of-the-line NVIDIA Ampere 16GB GeForce RTX 3080 ray tracing capable of running the latest games and accelerating multimedia processing like the large amount of 32GB RAM and the powerful Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7 processor. Featuring a 17-inch High Definition 2.5K sRGB display with better-than-average color fidelity that enhances fluidity in games with its 165Hz frequency, this versatile Windows 11 laptop designed for gaming and creating benefits from responsiveness enhanced by its comfortable 1TB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard (but without numeric keypad!) or connectivity with USB-C Thunderbolt 4, dual video output and Wi-Fi 6.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Omen 17-ck1001sf
The HP Omen 17-ck1001sf is aimed at those with a large budget who are looking for a powerful, versatile, large-format, creation-oriented gamer laptop.
The 16GB dedicated GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ray tracing, the most powerful mobile graphics card of the moment, is embedded in this gamer laptop, which can run the latest graphics-intensive games at a good level of detail. Even though the 2.5K definition of the screen requires more GPU computations than Full HD, which implies a lower fps number.
Demanding gamers will be delighted as well as creative people because the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti accelerates processing in GPU-intensive software such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is actually turned on/off automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors maximum operation on the Intel Iris Xe graphics part inserted in the processor, even though it is much less powerful because it consumes little energy, which favors autonomy.
As far as autonomy is concerned, you can expect to spend about 7 hours on battery power in light use.
In fact, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is called upon by Optimus to carry out graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe, typically to play.
It is the hybrid Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor that hosts the Iris Xe. It is associated here with a large amount of 32 GB of RAM to provide an overall power without common measure with that provided by the vast majority of mobile computers on the market.
This core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB very well in games, will delight demanding users. This is especially true for creative users, as it guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad/Hexa Core and 8/16 GB DDR4. The difference is particularly important in CPU- and RAM-intensive areas that take advantage of the multi-core – and therefore 14-core – Alder Lake-H. This is the case, for example, in video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
On the storage side, there is a SSD with a comfortable capacity of 1TB, which can accommodate multiple files, games and software, including personal creations.
Compared to a hard disk, an SSD offers several advantages because it is more resistant to shocks, more energy efficient, silent and much faster.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better reactivity and fluidity in everyday life compared to a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, you can get to the online game maps faster, while game/software launches are much faster, as are processing and start/stop operations.
Finally, when pushed hard (e.g.: games, processing), this powerful multi-media creative gamer laptop is noisy and heats up. If it is particularly comfortable for a mostly sedentary use (ex: at home) because of its large size, a 17 inch is nevertheless by nature not the most easily transportable.
To contain the temperature when needed, a ventilated stand can be used (remember to check the dimensions!).
HP Omen 17-ck1001sf features
|Screen(s)||17.3” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 3ms 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores: 6P 2.3 GHz, 8E 1.7GHz, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic 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)|
|connectors||3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Mediatek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, per-key RGB, N-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen DTS:X Ultra speakers, HP Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
The HP Omen 17-ck1001sf against the competition
The HP Omen 17-ck1001sf is currently on sale at Amazon and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful graphics card with such a recent processor, such a high amount of RAM or Thunderbolt connectivity.
If this HP Omen 17-ck1001sf doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as this will have the biggest impact on performance.
HP Omen 17-ck1001sf chassis, connectivity, screen
With its dark, angular design, this versatile gamer and creative laptop that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes has a gamer look but is relatively sober and elegant.
This creative gamer laptop benefits from a good connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more recent and performing than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs useful to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3. 0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
Of course, the chiclet keyboard can be backlit to make its keys easier to see in the dark.
However, there is no numeric keypad, which is unfortunate considering that this feature is standard on 15-inch laptops to easily enter numbers.
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Gamers will appreciate the reduced latency and 165Hz refresh rate of the display as it enhances the smoothness in games. Creators are not left out since the screen adopts a 2.5K definition superior to Full HD with a 16/9 format, which makes it very well suited to displaying High Definition content such as videos. In addition, thanks to its IPS and sRGB characteristics, the screen has large vertical and horizontal viewing angles but also a more accurate colorimetry than average. Thanks to its anti-reflection coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in bright environments (eg: outdoor) while being more relaxing for the eyes in prolonged use.