HP Unleashes Omen X 2S Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 15, 2019

Or you may be reminded of Asus's dual-screen ZenBook Pro 15. Still in the high-end Omen family, it revealed the latest Omen 15 and Omen 17. The 1080p IPS secondary display is positioned above the keyboard, but since it clocks in at 6 inches diagonally, you probably won't use it for gaming. Instead of one big screen that doubles as a touchpad and keyboard, the Omen X 2S will put a phone size display directly above the keyboard. It gives you info you can't fit on the main screen, as well as allowing you to customise macro or add a number pad in a pinch. The OMEN X 2S also features a real-time screen mirroring feature that can cut and magnify parts of the main screen - including copying the map portion of a racing game - to the second screen. The example HP used was mirroring the minimap in a shooter game.

The HP Omen X 25 isn't just the world's first dual-screen gaming laptop - it's also the first gaming laptop that comes with an applied liquid metal compound to the thermal system from Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, which according to HP results in "phenomenal heat dissipation at 10 times the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease".

United States pricing is still to be confirmed, but given current exchange rates, you're looking at $3000+ at the very least for the Core i7 Omen X 2S, and over $4000 for the Core i9 version. It's 20mm thick, which is thicker than your average laptop, but in line with thinner gaming laptops like the Razer Blade, which is 19.9mm thick.

Expected to arrive in the United Kingdom in July, the Omen X 2S's entry-level model (an Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and RTX 2070 Max-Q combo) is expected to cost a whopping £2500 on release, while the upper-end model (which has an Intel Core i9-9880H, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and an RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics chip) is set to be another grand on top of that at £3500. As it's a gaming machine, it features an Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q, Core i7-9750H, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $2,099.

The HP Omen X 2S is expected to start shipping internationally in late May and should be in US stores by June. That shakes out to just under $3100 locally, but with shipping and the Australia Tax, we could be looking at something close to $4000.

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