This HP laptop with an RTX 2070 graphics card is just $1,199 right now

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Laptops with Nvidia's GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 graphics cards have dramatically dropped in price over the past few months, but if you have been looking for a more powerful portable gaming machine, prices haven't changed much. There was one Asus model with an RTX 2070 for $1,200 during Black Friday, but it sold out almost immediately. Now you can grab a laptop with that same GPU at that same price, this time from HP.

This HP Omen laptop has a six-core/12-thread Intel Core i7-9750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card (though it does seem to be the Max-Q variant), 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch IPS 1080p screen. HP claims "up to 4 hours and 45 minutes" of battery during mixed usage. The whole device is five pounds in total.

Most laptops with an RTX 2070 graphics card go for around $1,500-$2,000, so this laptop is a steal at just $1,200. The only major downside is that the screen is 60Hz (the 144Hz mention on the Walmart listing is wrong, HP's website confirms 60Hz), so games won't be as silky smooth as they would be on laptops with 120Hz+ displays. Still, 1080p at 60Hz isn't a challenge at all for the RTX 2070, so you can bump the graphical settings to the max in many games and still maintain a solid 60fps.

Omen by HP 15.6" Gaming Laptop | $1,199 (save $400)

Omen by HP 15.6" Gaming Laptop | $1,199 (save $400)
This high-end gaming laptop is one of the cheapest we've ever seen with an RTX 2070 graphics card. The 60Hz screen is a bit of a let-down, though.

Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.