The last couple of years saw huge shifts in the laptop industry as gaming became a big thing on mobile devices. What used to be a desktop thing moved forward to mobile devices such as laptops and then mobile phones.
However, at first, gaming laptops were bulky and ugly. They were not something you call mobile or portable devices but with time, gaming laptops have become slim, light, and portable. And this new form factor is carried around with over-the-top performance. However, as an attempt to break the slim and overpowered tradition of these new laptops, HP is introducing a gaming laptop with two displays.
Yes, you read that right. The new HP Omen X 2S was recently revealed as the first gaming laptop globally with two screens. So, to give you an idea of what else makes this device worth buying, AppsToFollow brings you a detailed on-paper review of this innovative machine.
HP Omen X 2S Specifications
- Performance – The Omen X 2S is powered by the recently launched 9th Gen Intel Core H-series processors that feature six or eight cores.
- Graphics – Being a dual-screen laptop, it comes with two graphics options too- Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q.
- Memory – No surprises there as the entry-level variant sports a 16GB DDR4 RAM alongside a 256GB SSD whereas the top variant goes up to a 32GB DDR4 RAM with a 2TB SSD.
- Keyboard – The Omen features a full RGB keyboard, N-key rollover, and 1.5mm fast action key travel, claimed to enhance the gaming experience with the keyboard.
- Cooling – Instead of usual thermal paste, HP Omen’s CPU comes with Thermal Grizzly liquid metal. The company claimed that this tech increased laptops performance in the popular battle royale Apex Legends by up to 28 percent. HP has also added an improved venting and fans system to encourage minimal throttling through better airflow.
- Display – This is a highlight as the primary display is the device is a 15-inch 1080p IPS screen that has an impressive 144Hz of refresh rate and G-Sync support. You can also turn it into a 4K HDR 400 60Hz panel which will be good for videos and photos but not for gaming.
- Second Display – Finally, let’s come to the biggest highlight of this device. The secondary display is a 6-inch touchscreen with 1080p resolution. This panel can be utilized for monitoring system stats, watch streams, chat with people, listening to music. It can also be used to magnify a certain section from the primary screen.
A nice device overall with pretty impressive specs. It will be interesting to see how more can we use the second display in the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop that will start selling in June at a price of $2,099.