HP Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1 (2018) 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

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The HP Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1 is a configurable 17.3-inch gaming notebook model for year 2018. You can configure and order in on the official HP Store with pricing starting at around $900. The same laptop can be also found in a form of pre-configured systems with different HP Omen model names via various sellers.

The Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1 is based on the Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor, one of the fastest laptop CPUs. As for the graphics processor, HP offers multiple choices: the mid-range GeForce GTX 1050 with 2 or 4 Gigabytes of video memory, slightly faster GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, higher-end GTX 1060 3GB or 6GB, or the high-end GTX 1070 8GB. As for the display, the spacious 17.3-incher provides Full HD or Ultra HD resolution, IPS wide viewing angles, optional 144 Hz refresh rate and optional Nvidia G-Sync technology for smoother gaming, and anti-glare display coating.

HP’s Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1 can be configured with up to 32 Gigabytes of RAM and with multiple data storing device choices. For start, there’s a 1-Terabyte hard drive option. The 1TB can be accompanied by 16GB of Optane memory for a better storage speed or by a fast solid state drive with up to 512GB of space. Another option is a 2-Terabyte hard drive combined with a 256GB SSD.

Furthermore, the laptop is equipped with a backlight keyboard, optional IR camera for face recognition, optional Thunderbolt 3.0 technology, and a capacious 82 WHr or 86 WHr battery.

This desktop replacement laptop weighs in at 8.3 pounds.

Specifications of the HP Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1

Here are the specs of the HP Omen 17t 3AW55AV_1 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand HP
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.

Gaming laptop

The gaming-class laptop features a fast processor and a powerful video card needed for playing hardware demanding games.
Screen Size 17.3-inch

The 17.3" laptop screen size is a large one in comparison to screens of the most laptops.
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.

3840x2160 pixels Ultra HD, 4K

The popular top-level Ultra HD 4K resolution is extremely sharp and delivers a lot of space for display content.
Touchscreen No

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.

High refresh rate of 144 Hz (optional)

The 144Hz display refresh rate is higher than the typical 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. It also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays. On this laptop, the 144Hz refresh rate feature is optional.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-8750H 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming)
System Memory (RAM) Size 8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

12GB RAM

12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.

32GB RAM

32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
Data Storage 1000GB (1TB) HDD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 16GB Optane

This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD

This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD

This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

2000GB (2TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.

Touchpad with separate physical click buttons

The touchpad features physical left and right click buttons, as opposed to click buttons integrated into the touchpad surface.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.

Face-recognition camera (optional)

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing. The feature is optional on this laptop.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 3 x USB 3.1

Three full-size USB Type A ports.

USB-C (optional)

Some configurations of this laptop have an additional compact USB Type C port.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.

1 x mini DisplayPort

DisplayPort is a digital video output port. It is not as widely used as HDMI. The laptop has a compact "mini" version of DisplayPort on its side.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Other Features Nvidia G-Sync technology (optional)

Thunderbolt 3.0 (optional)

Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available. On this notebook, Thunderbolt is optional.
Battery 82 WHr

86 WHr capacity
Weight 8.3 pounds
Height 1.3"
Width 16.6"
Depth 12"
Windows Version Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.

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