Best Buy had thing brand new for $1000 over the summer. I purchased this from Woot and it failed in the first day and then completely failed to be unbootable by day 3. Returned to Woot with no issues and purchased from Best Buy brand new rather than this Refurb. Long story short, Best Buy came with a much better charging brick and most of what you read online blames the power brick for the laptops failures.
Runs fortnite well. Runs Ark well. Never had any laggy issues. It’s heavy, so it’s more of a desktop replacement than a laptop. I personally have it hooked up to a 1440p/144hz monitor that I use for other things.
4 total USB ports is a real bummer. Only a mic in and headset out port. Really could have benefited from better port options.
I think this is a better laptop for $800 Acer Predator Helios 300 G3-571-77QK 15.6" Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ (2.80 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop (Manufacturer Recertified)
Just FYI regarding this HP Omen 17"- it may or may not have a compatible freesync display. At this price point it would be a great bonus, but not a reason to reject the offer since this price range doesn’t normally have that feature. These laptops were made with 2 different panels and only one of those panels is freesync capable. This is a decent deal if you want a 17" gaming laptop with a decent video card. The issues I have with this model are: 1) why design a high performance computer and stick a spinning HDD in it- even a small capacity M.2 SSD would be preferred with an empty bay to add further storage 2) 12GB DDR is just plain silly would the cost have been that prohibitive to make this a 16GB machine (HP engineering) 3) the RX480 is a good videocard that is also VR capable. In performance it’s similar to the GTX 1060- but I worry about the thermals (AMD stuff tend to run a bit hotter than Nvidia in comparable cards). If this HP has a well designed cooling system, then you should be fine, otherwise as the temp increases the GPU will throttle, and your gaming performance could take a significant hit.
@gak0090 HP Specs don’t mention FreeSync on this model. It’s also an RX580 not an RX480, which more closely compares to a GTX 1070.
I did misprint- it is the RX580, but the RX580 is on par with the GTX 1060 not the GTX 1070. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) vs AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)