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HP Omen 15-dh1053nr : linuxhardware

HP Omen 15-dh1053nr

Configuration: 15″ monitor, 1920×1080, 144Hz. i7-10750H (6 core, 12 thread). 32GB. 1T NVME M.2 PCIe. nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q. Black aluminum. Three USB-A, 1 USB-C/Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 mini-DP, 1 RJ45 ether, RCA headset jack, SD machine. Newest Intel wifi. Generic webcam. Bang/Olufsen audio system.

[ Solved problem with Intel HDA sound, see comments. ]

Bought final Friday at Microcenter (the unique, in Columbus), $1500. I acquired fortunate, the worth went up $100 within the final day or so.

It is a beast. And I am actually joyful about that.

I used to be out there as a result of my outdated laptop computer, an HP Envy x360, had a dying/useless trackpad, solely 12G not upgradable, a weak nvidia machine, and never sufficient exterior ports. The most important day-to-day trouble was reminiscence: I’ve all the time put a reasonably laborious workload on my machines, and the Envy went from a private machine to private + ~half of labor, as soon as stay-at-home started. My firm produces actually high-end engineering simulation software program, and the Envy’s restricted reminiscence and weak MX150 weren’t slicing it.

Building: Stable aluminum chassis. The display screen hinge is a bit uncommon in comparison with most as a result of the base-to-screen connection doesn’t run totally side-to-side (it is curved), and the 2 hinges are on the “thirds” factors relatively than being nearer to the skin. It is heavy, 5+ lbs, however I do not thoughts.

The display screen is no doubt the prettiest, smoothest, sharpest monitor I’ve ever had the pleasure to make use of. My horrible eyes rejoice.

Trackpad is superb, very responsive. Keyboard feels higher than most different laptops I’ve used — a strong really feel, your fingertips know with certainty whenever you’ve hit and if you happen to’ve slipped. However not clicky/noisy.

Battery life… I actually do not know. My modus operandi just isn’t actually cellular in that sense. It goes with me, however I plug it in wherever I am going. It is a cellular desktop. AC adapter is 200W.

It got here with 1T NVME M.2, and I acquired one other 1T SATA SSD by Inland ($90) for the unused bay. That is due to my 3-tier backup scheme. Day-to-day operation is in simply the supplied M.2, and I do cron-driven every day backups to clone onto the SATA SSD. (Much less common on-demand backups go to exterior units.) That means, when the M.2 dies some day, I will be capable to boot and run from the SATA SSD till the M.2 might be changed, having misplaced at most a day’s value of adjustments.

I am a Fedora person, and getting this machine pleased with that was solely barely a ache. My again finish backup machine is a 1T USB exterior spin drive, which I plugged in and booted after stopping regular startup to tweak BIOS and choose boot machine. This being not a straight-up set up, however relatively what amounted to a restoration from backup, my procedures have been a bit completely different.

There isn’t a plain legacy boot any extra. For me, nonetheless principally utilizing ext4 partitions, I needed to have each EFI System in addition to BIOS Boot partitions so that grub2-install would succeed.

Discounting a pair false begins, the method was simple sufficient: Utilizing fdisk, wipe out present partitioning, create partitions for EFI System, BIOS Boot, and others to carry /, alternate /, /boot, /dwelling, and swap. I do know that loads of of us do not separate issues a lot today, however I like my habits and I particularly like laborious filesystem boundaries: Once I improve an OS, it goes to the alternate /, and it could’t harm stuff in /dwelling or the outdated / as a result of it is separated by that boundary. Principally, I alternate backwards and forwards between 2 root partitions over the lifetime of a laptop computer, with every improve of Fedora going to the presently unused alternate, turning into major.

As soon as partitioning was finished, rsync USB exterior -> M.2 to place issues in place, then grub2-install, and I used to be good to go. Auto-edited /and so forth/sysconfig/network-scrips/ifcfg-* to interchange HWADDR with new ether/wifi macs. All through this course of, I used to be working with plain VTs, as a result of X wouldn’t begin whereas in single person mode. I do not know why, however I suspected it was as a consequence of some further daemon wanted in multi-user mode, and I used to be proper. After finalization of knowledge motion and grub2 set up, I booted it first to multi-user mode, verified a lot of the atypical system operation, then experimented with beginning X utilizing xinit — no downside. Modified default to graphical, rebooted, and X got here up simply fantastic (lightdm).

{Hardware} glitches: The audio system do not work and my bluetooth headset has to function in a humorous mode. For the previous, audio is a part of the nvidia machine, “TU106 Excessive Definition Audio Controller” per lspci. With out being plugged into an HDMI machine that helps audio, pulseaudio thinks its mode is solely “off” with no approach to change it. However with an audio-capable HDMI connection, it is fantastic. For the latter, I’ve a relatively good Sony headset, MDR-ZX330BT, which labored fantastic in “A2DP” mode on the Envy, however with the Omen, this causes the headset mic to be ignored. Change the headset mode to “HSP/HFP”, and the mic works, however I suppose it is not stereo. Does not appear to matter. Pulseaudio is joyful, sound high quality is sweet.

Ports galore, and all good: Usually, I work utilizing 2 exterior displays. Has each HDMI and mini-DP. I picked up a $12 mini-DP-to-HDMI adapter from Walmart to get each displays going. I may have used the USB-C for one (the displays take that, too) however I need to reserve the USB-C for different functions. xrandr + arandr acquired me the configuration I wanted. The ether machine performs very nicely in checks over the home’s wired community. Wifi is Intel’s newest, “Wi-Fi 6 AX201,” and likewise performs splendidly.

No device-unknown-to-Linux points.

I am a MATE desktop person, with compiz WM; by no means keen on present GNOME, nor KDE. My workspaces are 6×3. (I admit to being a critical display screen actual property pig.) The nvidia 2070 may be very conscious of all of the bizarre stuff that compiz does with a great graphics machine. I experimented with SecondLife final night and had zero problems, joyful to auto-adjust settings to max. Additionally my firm’s software program requires excessive OpenGL help, and nvidia’s 450.66 driver (through rpmfusion) is the perfect in existence. I can spin fashions and present circuit simulations and heaven is aware of what else with none worries over visible accuracy or how nicely the machine will sustain. My experimentation included VirtualGL dealing with simulation inside a TurboVNC session, which went and not using a hitch.

Notice that this isn’t an “Optimus” configuration, the place an Intel UHD is wired to the ports and the nvidia lurks within the shadows because the background 3D machine. My final a number of laptops have been that configuration. Not this time — the nvidia performs all the sport on this Omen.

Droop/resume simply labored.

The webcam is unremarkable. It really works, in Skype, Groups, Zoom, and Cheese. Eh. It is responsive however imagery just isn’t very prime quality. If I have to get critical about video, I will get a Logitech.

I embrace a pair screenshots of gnome-disks benchmarks on each storage units. Clearly search time does not actually have a lot which means for SSDs. However Linux drivers know the way to hold the switch charges excessive. M.2 PCIe is ~6x sooner than this SATA SSD.

All in all, I am extraordinarily happy. It has been a very long time, I have been fascinated with what alternative I would make out there since about April. I held off till I used to be sure I would discovered what I would like, and that is certainly it. Moderately nicely on towards the excessive finish, in a “gaming” configuration, not as a result of I am a gamer, however due to the final workload I impose, particularly as a few of my job’s workload has shifted to my private machine. Alongside the way in which, I had debated over a Dell G7, an EVOO, a pair different HPs, a high-end Lenovo, … I overlook all these I checked out, thought-about, and put apart. This has come down as the appropriate alternative for my wants.

Abstract: Beastly configuration. Very excessive efficiency. Prime-of-the-line graphics. Giant, quick storage. Minor (IMO) audio glitches. Wonderful exterior monitor help. Merely sufficient webcam.

Severely, when the worst factor I can say a couple of machine is that I’ve humorous audio and a weak webcam, I have to be doing one thing proper.

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r/linuxhardware - machine report: HP Omen 15-dh1053nr
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