While Lenovo envisioned a PC/laptop hybrid that folds, HP announced a gaming laptop that has a feature that appears to be useless, but yet so useful at the same time. Meet the HP Omen X 2S, the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop. Wait a minute… it is not the world’s first, is it? OK. Maybe it kind of is because, in earlier Razer models, the display was strictly for keys whereas Omen X 2S is literally a smartphone-size display that lets you do a bunch of things.
HP proposed that the second screen could be for watching how-to videos, listening to Spotify, or keeping current with Twitch cat or Discord all while you are blazing through your favorite games and do so with absolutely no interruption. Not going to lie. This sounds like a brilliant idea. If that does not sound like a brilliant idea, then check this out: it can also do real-time screen mirroring, a feature that allows you to cut and magnify parts of the main display, including copying the map portion of a game, to the 6-inch touchscreen. Now, if that isn’t dope, I don’t know what is.
The 20 mm thin full metal chassis gaming laptop also touts another world’s first: an applied liquid metal compound on the thermal system by the way of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. HP said applied liquid metal compound enables heat dissipation at 10x the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease, thus resulting in up to 28 percent frames-per-second performance boost when tested in Apex Legends and an 8.5 percent faster lead time in a Blender Benchmark test.
Furthermore, Omen X 2S, along with Omen 15 and Omen 17, also boasts all-new Omen Tempest Cooling Technology, featuring 12V fan module with 3-phase motor and fluid dynamic bearings, and three-sided venting to enable 5-way airflow to further keep it ultra cool. Under the hood, clockwork is by the way of the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i9 high performance mobile processor, powered by up to 5.0 GHz Turbo, eight cores and 16 threads, and up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM with Intel XMP.
Other key details include Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage, new Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), option of esports standard 240 Hz refresh rate 1080p display, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with Max-Q design, NVIDIA G-sync, keyboard with per-key RGB and 1.5 mm fast action key travel, DTS:X Ultra, HP Audio Boost and custom-tuned stereo speaker by Bang & Olufsen.
HP Omen X 2S 15 Gaming Laptop is slated to hit the shelves starting June with starting sticker of $2,099.99. However, the 240 Hz display option will only be available in July. The HP Omen X 2S will unveiled at the HP Gaming Festival in Beijing on May 14, 2019.