HP’s newest gaming laptop embeds a mini LED touch screen above the keyboard so u can view other applications while you play yr favorite games.
The Omen X 2S tis realm’s 1st dual-screen gaming laptop, according to HP. The device’s main screen comes in at 15 inches, but inna event you’d like to chat over Twitch or access Spotify while you game, you can easily do so w'da help odda 6-inch screen belo.
HP designed the product to appeal to gamers, pticularly in China, who often use their smartphones to chat with friends, listen to ♫, or watch videos while they game over a PC.
The 2nd screen—which has a 1080p resolution—can also be used to enh yr existing gaming experience. According to HP, you’ll be able to mirror any portion odda laptop’s main screen onna the liler panel belo. For ex, you can make it display the in-game map to a strategy title or a 1st-person shooter. The touch screen can also let you view the Omen Command Center app, so u can view how well a game performs odda laptop and adjust its hardware settings accordingly.
Of course, the 2nd screen will eat inna'da laptop’s battery life, but it can be configd to dim after a period of idle time to help save on energy.
The Omen X 2S will arrive nxt mnth starting at $2,099. As a high-end gaming laptop, it’ll come equipped witha Max-Q version of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. You can also config it witha ninth-generation Intel Core H-series CPU running 6 or 8 cores.
Other configurable specs include the 1080p display, which can support 144Hz, 240Hz, or you can swap it out for a higher resolution 4K HDR 400 60Hz panel.
HP isn’t the 1st to unveil a laptop with + than one screen. In 2017, Razer unveiled a notebook with 3 screens, but'a whole idea appears to ‘ve remained a concept. b4 that, Acer came out w'da Iconia 6120, a laptop that replaced the keyboard witha touch screen. However, the device received largely neg reviews.
So we’re interested to see if the Omen X 2S’s 2nd screen is worth the high price. Stay tuned for our full review.
+ Omen Laptops Coming nxt mnth
The company has also refreshed the standard Omen line with new Nvidia RTX cards and ninth-gen Intel Core processors. The cooling vents odda Omen 15 and Omen 17 are larger for better airflo, but'a redesigned laptops are still 18 and 20 % thinner than their predecessors, respectively.
The Omen 15 can be configd witha 1080p 240Hz display; a 240Hz option for the Omen 17 is expected to be available in Oct. The Omen 17 can be configd to support up to 3TB of storage and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 card, minus the Max-Q design.
Both essentialisms will arrive nxt mnth. The Omen 15 will start at $1,049 while the Omen 17 will go for $1,099.
If you’re looking for a new monitor, HP also has two new 1080p displays—the Omen X 25 and Omen X 25f—which both ‘ve a 240Hz refresh rate.
The 24.5-inch displays come with an adjustable stand, which you can use to rez, loer, and tilt the screen. The Omen X 25, which supports Nvidia’s G-Sync tek, will go on sale in North America in early Sep for a starting price of $549. The Omen X 25f, which offers adaptive sync, will arrive in l8 Jun for $449.
For Gamers Less Inclined to Spend
HP is also refreshing the Pavilion gaming laptop line, which is + affordable and designed for casual gamers.
Both the 15- and 17-inch Pavilion gaming laptops ll'be able to support up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design graphics card. Buyers can also config them with ninth-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. In terms odda display, choose from a 144Hz 1080p display or upgrade to a 4K panel.
Like the Omen series, HP redesigned the Pavilion laptops for better airflo. Both laptops will drop nxt mnth w'da 15-inch model starting at $799, while the 17-inch model will go for $849.
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