HP OMEN Pro: Conclusion

August 26, 2015 by Jerry Jackson Reads (30,540)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.29
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


At the end of the day the HP Omen Pro is indeed the best-looking mobile workstation on the market … but that’s because it’s barely a mobile workstation. HP took its successful Omen gaming notebook, changed the internal hardware and slightly modified the chassis to make a more attractive mobile workstation. While the Omen Pro meets the technical definition of a mobile workstation this sheep in wolf’s clothing lacks many of the features a large number of enterprise users expect (and sometimes demand) from a mobile workstation.

The layout of the ports and lack of a dedicated docking station make the Omen Pro less convenient in many workplaces. Likewise, the absence of a dedicated number pad and the use of a buttonless touchpad without dedicated mouse buttons or a trackpoint may prove too limiting for some people. Once you combine those issues with limited options for processors, no option for more powerful graphics and mediocre battery life this mobile workstation starts to look like it’s more about form than function.

Despite these complaints, the Omen Pro has a distinct advantage in some workplaces simply because it doesn’t look like an old-fashioned mobile workstation. Companies with limited desktop space or startup businesses that emphasize a youthful corporate culture may value the clean looks and edgy design of the Omen Pro. This notebook is indeed capable of delivering true “mobile workstation” performance for some companies, but HP had to sacrifice quite a few things to bring sexy back to the world of business. IT managers and other professionals will have to decide if those sacrifices are worth the killer looks.

HP OMEN ProPros:

  • Sleek and sexy design
  • Nice LED-backlit keyboard
  • Touchscreen for Windows 8.1 and 10


  • Inconvenient layout of ports
  • Unimpressive battery life
  • Just “okay” performance for a mobile workstation



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  1. digitspro

    seriously? Sex appeal? it’s an old fashion ugly design. I was trying to sense sarcasm in you with your title and Pros list…. but you are serious! *hitting my forehead*

  2. Boaz17

    Laptop purchased by a friend as I was overseas on August 23rd. 2016… The laptop worked fine until January 6th when it completely would not even power up. I called HP Support, after an hour on the phone (tech support is in INDIA and understanding them or they understanding me took each of us repeating everything 4times) they said it’s a “hardware” problem and as it’s still under warranty they will replace it. I was very upset as I had VERY important data on the laptop by this point. I asked where I could take it in Israel (the country I was living in) they said.. no.. you have to bring the laptop to the states as that’s the country it was purchased in… as I needed this laptop and had a trip planned to chicago the following week, I said to myself I will just fix it in the states. I had a 4 hour stopover in Istanbul Turkey on my way to chicago… where they went through my bags.. and asked me to “turn on” all electronic devices to make sure they were “functional”… I informed them my laptop was not.. and I was taken it in to be serviced.. they said.. “we are sorry but you cannot bring the laptop with you”- they had to confiscate it. I was almost put on the NO-FLY LiST as I could not believe what was happening and was VERY upset. upon arriving to chicago I called HP they said they could not help me, I called Best buy they said the same thing… so as BestBuy says.. they will not be beat on price… they will obviously be beat on quality- a 3 month old laptop that is confiscated and there is nothing anyone wants to do about it