Help Me Laptop! Which 17-inch Gaming Laptop Should I Choose?


It’s happened to everybody at least once. We buy that piece of tech we’ve been pining for, and when it finally arrives, it has some huge issues. Two months ago, our forum member A_245 bought an HP Omen computer for programming and gaming purposes. However, multiple problems with the show caused the consumer to ship the machine back.

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A_245 recognizes that the ultra-HD panel became a considerable selling factor of their first PC. Now, they’re trying to decide whether to provide HP every other shot, get an HP Omen 17 or jump deliver, and try the Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition or the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro. Each of A_245’s selections has its strengths and weaknesses, but which machine is suitable for this person? We have some recommendations.


A_245 is proper that the HP Omen 17 has a 4K; the anti-glare panel is pretty desirable. In our assessments, this display reproduced a whopping 178.7 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Compare that to the G752VS and Dominator Pro’s 1080p displays, which scored 112 and 106 percent, respectively. The GT62VR offers higher color accuracy at zero—68 (zero is good), with the Omen 17 and G752VS hitting 1.4 and 2.1, respectively.


The G752VS is crazy shiny at 476 nits, with the Dominator Pro attaining 301 nits and the Omen 17 turning in a no longer-too-shiny 286 nits. The Omen 17 and Dominator Pro monitors have Nvidia G-Sync technology that eliminates any display tearing at some stage in gameplay.


Thanks to their Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs, the laptops are frivolously matched inside the gaming branch. All three structures are VR-ready, with the Omen scoring a 10.1 on the SteamVR performance benchmark, comparing the Dominator Pro’s score. The G752VS did slightly better, at 10.Four.

When we ran the Rise of the Tomb Raider test, the G752VS brought fifty-five fps on high at 1080p. The Omen 17 and Dominator Pro weren’t too long way at the back, at fifty-two and fifty-one fps, respectively. On the Grand Theft Auto V check, the Omen 17 completed 69 fps, even as the Dominator Pro obtained sixty-seven fps. However, the G752VS became the undisputed winner at seventy-three fps.


The Omen 17 and Dominator Pro are geared up with a 2.Eight-GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU with 16GB of RAM. The “OC Edition” call indicates that the G752VS is packing an overclockable 2.Nine-GHz Intel Core i7-7820HK processor with 16GB of RAM. So, while the Omen 17 and Dominator Pro are quite nicely matched, the G752VS has a few off-the-charts performances.

For instance, the Dominator Pro hit 13,556 on Geekbench three, the artificial usual overall performance check, even as the Omen 17 notched 13,352 and the G752VS scored 14,717. When we ran the OpenOffice Spreadsheet Macro, look at the G752VS. It took the most straightforward 2 minutes and 51 seconds to pair up 20,000 names and addresses. The Omen completed the venture at three:35, while the Dominator Pro brought up the rear at three:47.

Thanks to its pair of 256GB PCIe SSDs in RAID zero configuration (and a 1TB and 7, two hundred-rpm difficult pressure), the G752VS has the speediest report-switch speeds of the three, at 727 megabytes consistent with 2nd. But the Dominator Pro (256GB m.2 PCIe SSD) wasn’t far from the back, at 628.6MBps, while the Omen 17 (256GB SSD) produced a respectable 203.6MBps.

Battery Life

With all that energy crammed into those laptops, their battery life drains quickly, so you’ll want to always use a strong outlet. The Omen 17 lasted the longest on our battery check (non-stop net browsing over Wi-Fi), at 3 hours and 54 minutes. The G752VS wasn’t too far behind at 3:53, while the Dominator Pro tapped out at three:18.

Bottom Line

While I apprehend A_245’s desire for a 4K show (in particular one with Nvidia G-Sync era), I will recommend the MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro in phrases of price and overall performance. At $1,799, it is a bit more costly than the $1,468 HP Omen 17, but it offers a bit extra powerful overall performance with faster record-switch speeds. If it is in A_245’s finances, I’d advocate the $2,159 Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition, as it’s quicker, more powerful, and has a more extended battery than the other options.

Jeanna Davila
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