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HP presents HP Omen X 2s latest dual-screen gaming laptop. According to HP the Omen x 2s is the companies answer to all the thin, light, and powerful gaming laptops out there. The Omen X 2S will stand out from the rest of its competitors as it will be the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop.
Omen X 2S is a perfect gaming laptop in 2019 as it comes with a primary 15-inch panel with 1080p, 144Hz IPS (or optionally, a 240Hz or 4K) model, pretty standard on high-end gaming laptops.
It comes with a 6 inch, 1080p secondary display located above the keyboard that allows you to watch all your favorite streaming videos, monitor system performance, or chat on Twitch. It also offers you small window sections on the main screen where you can view maps while doing the normal routine work.
The Omen X 2S gaming laptop is powered by a 9th-generation Intel Core-i9 8-core CPU (with 5 GHz overclocking), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, 32GB of RAM, and optional Intel Optane memory storage. It also comes with a fancy new 5-way airflow cooling system and special liquid metal CPU thermal paste. This according to HP offers 10 times the thermal conductivity of regular silicon grease.
The latest dual-screen gaming laptop is just 20mm thick but the company has not mentioned its weight and also the battery life of the laptop. Certainly, the second screen will have a major role to play in the performance of the battery and the overall weight of the laptop.
The dual-screen laptop concept is not new, earlier ASUS flaunted its own dual-screen laptop at the Comptex last year. There are still many questions to be answered as far as the overall performance of such laptops is concerned.
The gaming laptop looks pretty good though it has an awkward touchpad position which is right where the numeric keypad would normally be, all in all it is priced nicely starting from $2100 or $2700 with 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and an RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU.
HP’s Omen belongs to the powerful range of gaming laptops with the latest Omen 15 and Omen 17 packing similar features as the Omen X 2S. They too come with the max 9th-gen Intel 8-core i9 CPU and 32GB of RAM. But the Omen 17 comes with a full-blown NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU and the Omen 15 packs up to RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics.
Both Omen 15 and 17 are slimmed down to 20 and 27 mm, a reduction of 18 and 20 percent, respectively. Both the gaming laptops are available with 144 and 240 Hz 1080p displays and NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics. The Omen 154 starts at $1,050, while Omen 17 starts at $1,100.The Omena series laptops will be available in June, but the 240 Hz display option won’t arrive until October.
In case you have a limited budget you can opt for NVIDIA’s, Pavilion 15 and Pavilion 17 gaming laptops. Both the gaming laptops come with the NVIDA’s latest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPUs and 9th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 mobile CPUs. These will be available from June at $800 and $850 for the 15- and 17-inch models, respectively.
HP also unveiled a number of peripherals, which include the Omen X 25 and X 25F 25-inch monitors, with 240 Hz refresh rates and NVIDIA G-SYNC/AMD FreeSync refresh tech, respectively. The Omen Photon Wireless Mouse with a .2 millisecond response time and Qi charging, along with the wired Pavilion Gaming Mouse 200 was also announced.