HP Omen X 2S – Dual Screen Gaming?

HP recently launched its best gaming laptop. The HP Omen X 2S is not only one of the most powerful gaming laptop but also an innovative laptop by HP. You might ask what is so innovative about this laptop? Well, the answer is its Secondary Display. HP not only managed to put some high-end specifications but also inserted a secondary screen which is supposed to increase the productivity of the user.

The Specifications of the HP Omen X 2S are as follows:-

  • Primary Screen – 15.6 inch (4K UHD)
  • Secondary Screen – 6 inch (FHD)
  • CPU – Intel Core i9-9880H
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max Q
  • VRAM – 8 GB
  • RAM – 32 GB (DDR4)
  • Storage Type – SSD (up to 1 TB)
  • Connectivity – USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Keyboard – RGB Backlit
  • Weight – 2.35 Kg
  • Battery – 77 Watt Hour Battery
  • Dimension – 362 mm x 262 mm x 20 mm (14.25″ x 10.31″ x 0.79″)
  • OS – Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Firstly talking about the design of HP Omen X 2S, it has an all-metal cooling which is great compared to the normal cooling paste used. Secondly, it has 3 sided ventilation and two 12V fans. As a result, there should be no thermal performance issues with it when you play Triple-A titles at high to advanced settings.

Now talking about the display of the HP Omen X 2S, the primary screen is a 15.6 inch UHD 4K display panel with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. There is also a version available with a 15-inch 1080p resolution for less hardcore gamers. Furthermore, let us talk about Omen X 2S’s main attraction which is its secondary display. It is a 6-inch FHD 1080p touch screen display. This secondary screen can be used to display additional information such as having Discord turned on, on the secondary display and the main game on the primary display. There is also an option to mirror a certain part of your main screen onto the secondary screen. HP calls it the Screen Mirroring. But this feature has little to no use since the secondary display is on the keyboard deck and the deck lies straight on the surface so it becomes extremely difficult for the user to concentrate on both the screens simultaneously. On the other hand, it is a luxury to have Discord or Slack open along with the main application, but it is just a luxury, not a necessity. In short, we could say that the secondary screen is not a revolutionary tech.

Since the laptop has the secondary display the whole keyboard is shifted down and the trackpad is placed at the place of Numpad. Because of the keyboard position most of the time your writs will rest on the surface on which laptop is kept.

Coming to the processors it has the best in class CPU as well as graphics cards. For the CPU, it has one of the latest CPU from Intel, the Intel Core i9-9880H and for the graphics card, there is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max Q with 8 GB of VRAM which results in an excellent performance from the system. Now, to support such powerful processors you get 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and an SSD which can be expanded up to 1 TB.

There is a 77 Watt-hour battery inside the HP Omen X2S. But considering the powerful processors and RGB keyboard, you could safely assume that this won’t last long. For Ports and connectivity, HP Omen X 2S has one USB Type C, Three USB Type-A ports, along with Thunderbolt 3, Display Port and HDMI 2.0 port. Besides, it has support for Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 802.11ac (2×2). There is also a webcam and Microphone and audio jack but there is no fingerprint sensor. To conclude, there are plenty of ports for you to insert your additional peripherals.

In Conclusion, if you are searching for a high-end gaming laptop with something which makes it different from other competitors then HP Omen X 2S is one of the options for you. In India, it is priced at 2,09,990 INR roughly 3012 USD. Considering all the perks, for instance, the powerful processors and secondary display it seems a reasonable price to pay for this laptop.

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