HP OMEN 15-AX243DX 15.6″ Gaming Laptop Review

  • Blazing-fast Core i7 7th Gen processor
  • Good amount of DDR4 and large-capacity storage
  • Powerful graphics card
  • Excellent connection options
  • Sleek, light, solid chassis
  • Incredible long battery life
  • No USB Type-C
  • No DVD drive

HP OMEN 15-AX243DX 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop Review
The latest 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, high-bandwidth DDR4 memory and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, these specs let the HP OMEN 15-AX243DX can run today’s most demanding games and hottest AAA titles on 1080p at medium/settings smoothly. Thin less than 1″, the 15″ laptop packed with plenty of high-end components include a quad-core Core i7-7700Q 7th Gen processor, 8GB DDR4 memory, large-capacity 1TB 7,200RPM HDD, powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, a crisp 1080p display and a new USB 3.1 for fast data transfers.
The OMEN Laptop is ready for the battlefield, anytime, anywhere thanks to a 4-cell Lithium-ion polymer battery and the latest processor, making the laptop able to run throughout all day up to 10 hours 50 minutes on a single charge. Weighing 4.8 pounds and measures 0.96 inches thick, this means it lightweight enough for portability.
The latest GTX 1050 GPU
The Nvidia GTX 1050 is a middle-range laptop graphics card based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2017, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung. This GPU backed by 4GB DDR5 of video memory, making it perfect for modern gaming, 4K video playback, heavy graphics design tasks and editing videos.
While gaming capabilities, the GTX 1050 is capable of running Watch Dogs 2 and Dishonored two at medium settings on 1366 x 768 resolution at over 60 FPS. While Titanfall 2 you get at smooth 60 FPS at high settings on 1920 x 1080p.
Fast performance
The HP OMEN 15-AX243DX features a blazing-fast quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700Q Processor based on Kaby Lake generation with a 6MB cache to support, and can boost speed up to 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology. The processor paired with a powerful 8GB of DDR4 memory that means this laptop is perfect for heavy multitasking, watching 4K movies, and running high-end games.
Store all your collection of digital contents, music, HD movies or more without problems with a huge 1TB hard drive. The HDD runs at 7200RPM, letting the laptop able to load large files and access data quickly.
The sleek gaming notebook does not include a DVD Drive.
Impressive 1080p display
A Full HD (1920 x 1080) is a standard resolution for a gaming laptop, making the 15.6-inch LED screen provides impressive visuals and brilliant details in a widescreen format.
The integrated stereo speakers and Bang & Olufsen software provide great audio quality and clarity sound for music and entertainment. Get an impressive clarity images for shooting images and video chatting.
Two USB 3.1 ports give you fast data transfers up to 10GB/s along with one USB 2.0 ports. Gaming online and surf the web without delay with a lightning-fast AC Wi-Fi and Gigabits Ethernet LAN port.
The HP OMEN 15-AX243DX also features an HDMI port, SD card reader slot, and audio port.
The island-style backlit keyboard includes a backlight and numeric keypad.

Full Specifications

Type Laptop

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit

CPU 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700Q Processor (4cores, 8threads)

CPU fetures 6MB cache and 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz

RAM 8GB memory, up to 16GB

RAM Type DDR4-2133MHz

Hard Drive 1 TB SATA HDD

Hard Drive RPM 7200RPM

Optical Drive None

Cloud storage

Display 15.6″ Diagonal

Display features Full HD WLED-backlit

Resolution 1920 x 1080

Touchscreen No

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics

Graphics Memory 4GB DDR5

Audio features Stereo Speakers with Bang & Olufsen

Camera HD webcam

USB Port 2 USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB 2.0

Thunderbolt port


Media reader SD card reader

Wireless Dual 802.11/AC Wi-Fi

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2

LAN 10/100/1000Mbps

Keyboard Island-style backlit keyboard

Pointing device Multi-touch

Audio port Audio port

Battery 4-cell Lithium-ion polymer

Battery Life 10.5 hours

Weight 4.8 pounds

Dimension 0.96 x 15.06 x 9.94 inches