HP Omen X 2S
The latest HP Omen X 2S Gaming Laptop is the world’s first laptop with dual screens. This high-end gaming laptop comes with the primary 15-inch display. You can choose different display variants like a 1080p, 144Hz G-Sync IPS or optionally, a 240Hz G-Sync or 4K model.
The second, 6-inch 1080p display is located above the keyboard. The HP company says this is the first laptop in the world with “Dual Screens”. There is a dedicated key on the laptop to switch on the second display. You can chat on your favorite apps, play music, stream videos, monitor system stats & performance from this display.
While gaming, you can window sections of the main screen like maps to give yourself better situational awareness. You can also zoom in via this display while playing shooting games. It can give extra benefits while playing games like PUBG, Ghost Recon or other shooting games.
Josephine Tan (HP’s Vice President of Product Management) said that the second screen feature is very much inspired by the Chinese gamer’s market. Su-yin Yam, Vice President of Consumer PC & Mobility told that there are currently 500,000 local HP Omen fans gathered over the past couple of years.
The HP company took the survey in past years which showed 89% of the Chinese gamers keep their phones right next to them while gaming on laptops, mainly for strategic chats with fellow gamers on WeChat, as well as playing music. The company believes this new dual-screen design will help these gamers so much.
HP Omen X 2S Specifications, Features, Price:
HP Omen X 2S comes with powerful specs. It has 9th-generation Intel Core-i9 8-core CPU (with 5 GHz overclocking), upto 32GB of RAM, 1TB memory, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, and optional Intel Optane memory storage. The basic X 2S model comes with Intel Core i7-9750H, a 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and a 144Hz 1080p G-Sync IPS display.
There is a new 5-way airflow cooling system to keep this 20mm thick laptop cool while gaming. The HP Omen X 2S “Omen Tempest” cooling system includes two inlets at the bottom, three outlets on the sides. The CPU has been also pre-applied with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut “liquid metal” CPU thermal paste. HP team says it has the 10 times thermal conductivity of regular silicon grease.
The laptop has the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, Intel’s latest version of its disk-acceleration technology Optane H10 that integrates the cache into the SSD. It has a backlit keyboard that has RGB lighting. Because of the dual-screen, the touchpad is positioning off to the right where the numeric keypad would normally go.
The starting price of HP Omen X 2S is $2,100 or $2,700 with 16GB of RAM variant, a 1TB SSD and an RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU.