This HP Omen 17 with an RTX 4090 GPU and 13th Gen i9 processor is stunning value at just AU$3,691

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HP Omen 17 | Core i9 13900HX | Nvidia RTX 4090 | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | 2560 x 1440 @ 240Hz | 17.3-inch | AU $6,499 AU$3,691 at HP eBay HPSAV20

HP Omen 17 | Core i9 13900HX | Nvidia RTX 4090 | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | 2560 x 1440 @ 240Hz | 17.3-inch | AU $6,499 AU$3,691 at HP eBay (save AU$2,808)

AU$3,691 is an incredibly low price for a near god-tier machine that's tough to top. An RTX 4090, i9 13900HX and 32GB of RAM are specs that will stand up to all but the most powerful and expensive desktops. This is the kind of machine you'll be proud to show off. Even at it's 'base' discount of AU$4,614 this would be a great deal, but if you enter the HPSAV20 code at checkout you can take off another AU$922, bringing it down to an amazing AU$3,691.

Not everyone has the mega bucks to spend on a top-tier gaming laptop, so when a bargain this good comes along, it's worth shouting about. We have spotted a few RTX 4090-equipped laptops under AU$5,000, but finding one under AU$4,000 is very rare. This is the second time this particular HP Omen 17 model has dropped to these low levels, but they don't stay in stock for long. At AU$3,691, it's priced at a point that puts most RTX 4080 laptops to shame.

Its full price over at HP's eBay store is AU$6,499, but you can drop that to AU$4,614 straight off the bat. The kicker is you can take another AU$922.80 off that by applying the HPSAV20 code at checkout, bringing it down to its final AU$3,691 price. And there's really no catch, as this unit features an excellent all-round spec.

For gamers, it doesn't get better than Nvidia's top tier RTX 4090. It's well matched to the Omen 17's 2,560 x 1,440 240Hz screen. It will handle any game you care to name even with ray-tracing options enabled. It's true that some of the latest laptops include Mini-LED or OLED screens, but that's about all that's missing from this unit, and that's one of those options that makers use to justify really crazy price tags.

The 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13900HX is is fast enough to get within a hair's width of Intel's absolute best 14th Gen CPUs. It gives you 24-cores and 36-threads of grunt, while it can boost up to 5.4GHz. That's power enough for any game, and there's little better if you want to do some creative work on this Omen 17 either. It's a true desktop replacement.

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Other key specs include a 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD and 32GB of DDR5-5600 memory. You get Bang and Olufsen speakers, a Thunderbolt 4 40GB/s port with power delivery support, and of course it wouldn't be a gaming laptop without some splashes of RGB, including the keyboard.

If you want an off-the-shelf unit with say, 64GB of memory, a 4TB SSD or an OLED screen, you're really looking at spending thousands of dollars more. But such a machine would have to be very special indeed if it's to come anywhere near the value for money you're getting with this HP Omen 17.

Chris Szewczyk
Hardware Writer

Chris' gaming experiences go back to the mid-nineties when he conned his parents into buying an 'educational PC' that was conveniently overpowered to play Doom and Tie Fighter. He developed a love of extreme overclocking that destroyed his savings despite the cheaper hardware on offer via his job at a PC store. To afford more LN2 he began moonlighting as a reviewer for VR-Zone before jumping the fence to work for MSI Australia. Since then, he's gone back to journalism, enthusiastically reviewing the latest and greatest components for PC & Tech Authority, PC Powerplay and currently Australian Personal Computer magazine and PC Gamer. Chris still puts far too many hours into Borderlands 3, always striving to become a more efficient killer.