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post #1 of 7
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So, thread.

Literally just picked up the new Omen about 15 minutes ago.

I understand it's limitations for gaming but, for my needs, it actually suits me perfectly. - Also get a HUGE amount off of HP products so, saved big.

Anyway - My one real concern at this point is the HDD...I could really only find the 256gb model...Now, I don't think I'll fill 256 THAT fast but, it's very doable with just a few games. - Is installing a larger HDD possible? Has anyone tried it?

One thing I am finding a little wonky is my hand positioning in regards to the center of the screen - It's weird...I'll get used to it eventually, I'm sure but, not used to being off-center.

Anything I should know about the Omens before I venture beyond my return date?

Thanks guys.
post #2 of 7
It would help if you provided a specific model that you have, as most of the changes can be subtle since its release it could have switched from mSATA to m.2 or something similar

Looking at some teardown pics, it looks to be NGFF and is NOT soldered. Should be easily replaceable, just ensure your laptop can physically fit the length of the future NGFF drive as early on they did come in different physical sizes.

http://www.myfixguide.com/manual/hp-omen-15-disassembly/
    
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Good point!

http://store.hp.com/wcsstore/hpusstore/pdf/j9k28ua.pdf

Ended up snagging it for almost cost so, very happy with the value.

Would ultimately like to upgrade the ram to 16gb and the SSD to 512...Other than that, definitely a happy camper.
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Good point!

http://store.hp.com/wcsstore/hpusstore/pdf/j9k28ua.pdf

Ended up snagging it for almost cost so, very happy with the value.

Would ultimately like to upgrade the ram to 16gb and the SSD to 512...Other than that, definitely a happy camper.

Pretty sure the RAM is soldered frown.gif
 
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Pretty sure the RAM is soldered frown.gif

Yeah, unfortunately it's soldered, so you're screwed if you want to upgrade much more than the storage drives... frown.gif
     
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post #6 of 7
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That's kind of poopy.

Well, not the end of the world really - 8GB is adequate.

Would really like to replace the HDD, however.

Been looking for a parts list but, can't seem to find one...Cheaper to just buy the 512gb SD cards than it is to replace the SSD, I imagine?

Thanks guys.
post #7 of 7
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That's kind of poopy.

Well, not the end of the world really - 8GB is adequate.

Would really like to replace the HDD, however.

Been looking for a parts list but, can't seem to find one...Cheaper to just buy the 512gb SD cards than it is to replace the SSD, I imagine?

Thanks guys.


No HDD to replace in the OMEN, just the SSD. M.2.
 
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