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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of HP 15-af106nl. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated. Many are critical about the usability and battery, and views are divided on the image quality.

performance, screen, keyboard, design, reliability

battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP 15-af106nl is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Jones (trustedreviews.com)

HP Omen 15 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

With a GTX 1060 GPU under its belt as well as the speedy Intel Core i7-8750H processor, the HP Omen 15 is one of best laptops for HD gaming at this price

Super-speedy performance ; Stylish and bang-up-to-date design ; Loads of features including G-Sync and 144Hz display

Performance doesn't take advantage of 144Hz display ; Disappointing battery life ; Fans get irritatingly noisy

For your money, the HP Omen 15 is one of the very best gaming laptops you can buy. An excellent performance, solid display and a long list of superb features make this laptop the full package for HD gaming.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Omen 15 (2018) review: Smooth operator

 

A well-balanced combination of power and portability – and the price is rather good, too

Powerful internals ; 144Hz display ; Plenty of storage and connectivity

Short battery life ; Noisy fans

One of the best indicators of how good a product is is how much I’m going to miss it when it goes back and, on this front, the HP Omen 15 (2018) scores big. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my all-too-brief time with this laptop and I’ll be loath to go back to...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

HP Omen 15 for 2018 is a smaller, snazzier mainstream gaming laptop

 

The laptop gets thinner side bezels and upgraded options, as well as accessories like a self-cooling headset.

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HP Omen 15 review (2017): A gaming laptop for everyone

 

The HP Omen 15 is everything we wanted from the company's gaming line. It looks great, is fast enough to handle most games in 1080p, and it can finally support VR (with a graphics upgrade). While we would have liked to see a bit more graphical oomph to...

Perfect for 1080p gaming ; Great keyboard and mouse ; Gorgeous display ; Attractive design (for gamers) ; VR ready (with the GTX 1060 model)

Terrible battery life ; Not powerful enough to actually play games in 4K

The best thing about the Omen 15? It's clear that HP learned from its mistakes. This year's model looks great, offers more power and actually has a good keyboard and trackpad. While hard-core gamers might want to hold out for the even more powerful...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

HP Omen 15 for 2018 is a smaller, snazzier mainstream gaming laptop

 

The laptop gets thinner side bezels and upgraded options, as well as accessories like a self-cooling headset.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

HP Omen 15 (2017) review: A good laptop that made some bad decisions

 

The 2017 HP Omen 15 is a strong all-around gaming laptop option, but choose your configuration carefully.

Great 1080p gaming ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad ; Relatively light for a gaming laptop ; Bright, vibrant G-Sync display

Worst battery life we've ever seen ; 4K display is useless, detracts from user experience ; Slow 5,400RPM hard drive ; Bloatware galore

The Omen 15t gaming UHD (as this specific variant is formally known) is available with several customization options on . The base configuration includes an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce GTX 1050, 16GB of RAM, a 120Hz 1080p IPS display, and a 1TB...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: HP Omen 15 (2017)

 

The HP Omen 2015 has some beastly looks, but it performs well enough for serious gaming.

Very good performance. Boots up quickly. Single-access panel allows for easy-ish upgrades. Quiet under load.

Terrible battery life. Dim screen. Limited key travel, with difficult visibility if backlighting is off. You really must learn to love the color red.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Van Boom (cnet.com)

HP Omen (15-inch, 2017) review: HP's Omen is a devil of a deal if you’re looking for 4K gaming

 

Powered by a Nvidia GeForce 1060, the 15.6-inch HP Omen is one of the only 4K gaming laptops you'll find south of $2,000.

The VR-ready HP Omen is one of the cheaper laptops packing a Nvidia GeForce 1060 GPU, it's got a terrific display, a comfortable keyboard and a super-speedy Intel i7 processor. Plus, it's stylish for a gaming laptop.

Its 4K screen means woeful battery life, falls behind other 1060-equipped laptops on benchmark tests.

It's not as elegant as a Razer Blade or as powerful as an Alienware, but the 15-inch HP Omen is one of the better machines in its price range.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

New laptops and a VR-ready desktop come to HP's Omen gaming line

 

The Vive-friendly Phoenix desktop gets a new name, joining affordable new 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP Omen 15 (2018)

 

Great overall and graphics performance; Solid display; Decent keyboard; Good sound ; Chunky, plastic chassis; SSD a bit sluggish; Below-average battery life ; The HP Omen 15 offers great performance, a colorful 144-Hz display and a comfortable...

Chunky, plastic chassis; SSD a bit sluggish; Below-average battery life ; The HP Omen 15 offers great performance, a colorful 144-Hz display and a comfortable keyboard, but its screen could be brighter.

The HP Omen 15 offers great performance, a colorful 144-Hz display and a comfortable keyboard, but its screen could be brighter.

Jan, 2019
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):41 / 61.5 / 70
Battery life (max):11.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:8.25
Number of battery cells:3 / 4
Quick Charge:Y
Quick charge time (90%):90

Brand-specific features

HP Audio Boost:Y
HP Audio Switch:Y
HP CoolSense:Y
HP front camera:HP Wide Vision HD
HP JumpStart:Y
HP OMEN Command Center:Y
HP segment:Home
HP Software provided:Netflix, McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365 / OMEN Control
HP Sure Connect:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Carbon, Red / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Carbon, Red / Black, Red / Black, White / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M330 / AMD Radeon RX 460 / NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R5 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x191B / 0x591B / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other features

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen / DTS Studio Sound

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Package depth:30.5 / 7.6
Package height:30.5 / 7.6
Package weight:3 / 3.03
Package width:50.8
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:150 / 200 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3 / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.5 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:A8-7410 / I5-5200U / I5-6200U / i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1168 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1440 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356) / Socket FP4
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / F0 / R0
System bus rate:4 / 5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:No / Y / Yes
Intel 64:No / Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Boost: No
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Power Management Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: No
Intel Secure Key:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Unite supported: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology:N
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 88193 / 88967 / 97185 / 97456
Processor code:N / SR23Y / SR2EY / SR2FQ
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 28 / N
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
True Key: No
True Key™:N
UART: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:SATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 2000
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.5 / 253 / 26.1 / 261.1 / 275.5
Height :2.43 / 2.52 / 24.5 / 24.8 / 25.2
Weight:2.02 / 2.19 / 2.29 / 2.56 / 2.62
Width:38.4 / 38.5 / 382 / 384.5 / 388.5