Part of their OMEN series gaming lineup, Hewlett Packard (HP) has just announced a new laptop that sports a subdisplay, essentially giving the device two screens.
The Subdisplay is definitely where it's at
The HP OMEN X 2S sports a great 15.6 inch display.
This main display is an IPS LCD, but also comes with a 5.98 inch HD LCD display above the keyboard.
The subdisplay supports multitouch, and in addition to that, the subdisplay supports "relitime screen mirroring", allowing a portion of the main screen to be displayed on the subdisplay.
The entire main display can be used as a game screen with the subdisplay being used to display chat, or a map on the main display could even be enlarged and displayed on the subdisplay using the real-time screen mirroring function.
The subdisplay also allows for checking settings and PC status with the OMEN Command Center, which can be operated with the subdisplay.
Three Main Display Options Available
The 15.6 inch main display comes in two options - one being a 144hz Full HD IPS LCD screen, and 60Hz 4K IPS LCD - allowing you to choose the most suitable display type according to the types of games you play. There's also expected to be a 240Hz Full HD model with NVIDIA G-SYNC available in July.
Packed With Advanced Features
In order to get the best experience, you need the best specs.
From Thermal Grizzly, the OMEN X 2S uses a liquid metal called Conductonaut in between the heat sink and hardware, which is known for having 10 times more thermal conductivity than tradition silicone based greases.
When compared to the OMEN X, Apex Legends played with 28% higher frame rate, and Blender benchmarked at 8.5% faster on the OMEN X S2.
Sound is from Danish company Bang & Olufsen and includes DTS:X Ultra, immersing the user in beautiful sound.
The keyboard includes RGB lighting, and the user can access the OMEN Command Center quite easily from the subdisplay.
The computer comes with Windows 10 Home and the CPU is upgradable to an 8core/16thread Intel Core i9-9880H(2.3GHz) processor with a GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q/2080 Max-Q GPU, and memory upgradable to two 32GB DDR4-3200.
As for storage, there are several options available, but the laptop also allows for the storage to be retrofitted from the bottom panel.
|OMEN X 2S Specifications|
|OS||Windows® 10 Home (64-bit)|
|Processor||Up to 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 9880H processor, 8 Cores / 16 Threads, 2.3GHz / 4.8GHz (Base / Max Turbo), 16MB Cache/td>|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel® HM370 Chipset|
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 Max-Q Design (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Max-Q Design (8GB GDDR6 VRAM)
|Primary Display||15.6" diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 144Hz, anti-glare, micro-edge bezel, LED backlit
15.6" diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 240Hz, anti-glare, micro-edge bezel, LED backlit
15.6" diagonal 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, micro-edge bezel, LED backlit
|Secondary Display||5.98” diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 60Hz, BrightView, multi-touch enabled, edge-to-edge glass, LED backlit|
|Storage||Intel® Optane™ Memory 32GB SSD + 512GB SSD
256GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
512GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
1TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
2TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
2 256GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD with RAID 0 configured
2 512GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD with RAID 0 configured
2 1TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD with RAID 0 configured
|Memory||Up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4-3200 SDRAM|
|Keyboard||Per-key RGB N-Key rollover keyboard|
|Touchpad||Precision Touchpad and multi-touch gesture support|
|Connectivity||Intel® Wireless-AC 9560, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2 x 2) WiFi and Bluetooth® 5 Combo|
|Webcam||HP Wide Vision FHD (1920 x 1080) Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone|
|Input & Output||3 USB 3.1 Type-A
Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
3.5mm headphone/microphone combo
AC smart pin
HDMI 2.0B audio and video output
|Audio||Built-in dual stereo speakers
Audio by BANG & OLUFSEN
DTS:X® Ultra support
HP Audio Boost
|Approx. Dimensions (H x D x W)||0.78" x 10.3" x 14.26" / 20mm x 261.7mm x 362.11mm|
|Approx. Weight||5.18 lbs / 2.35 kg|
|Power||Compact 230W power adapter|
Release Date and Price
The OMEN X 2S is set to be released in the USA in June with a starting price of $2,099.99. Release dates for Japan have not yet been annoucned.
Check details from HP OMEN Japanese Official Page and be on the lookout for release details fro there as well!
More details at the OMEN X 2S Official Product Page.