Players can copy the map portion of a racer or shooter to the second screen freeing the main display from distractions and ensuring vision remains centred on gameplay. Other uses include Spotify, WhatsApp, YouTube, Twitch, Discord and serving as a hub for Omen Command Centre software.
HP says a whopping 81 percent of players use their phones for messaging while gaming and 61 percent listen to music. So rolling all of these features into a compact six-inch 1080p touchscreen makes a lot of sense. The Omen X 2S is priced from $2099 USD. Australian pricing is yet to be announced.
Omen X 2S is 20mm thin with a full metal chassis. HP says it’s the first 15-inch diagonal gaming laptop to apply a liquid metal compound for ten times the thermal conductivity of traditional silicon grease. As an example, HP ran the popular battle royale Apex Legends on the new Omen and recorded a 28 percent improvement of frame rate and a faster lead time.
On an even more technical note, the best visuals are delivered by the optional NVIDIA GeForce Max-Q. The latest 9th Gen Intel Core i9 high-performance mobile processor is powered by up to 5.0 GHz Turbo, eight cores and 16 threads, and up to 32 GB of RAM.
The 1080p main display offers an esports standard 240 Hz refresh rate thanks to NVIDIA G-SYNC, and Internal storage options support gigabit speeds up to 3X faster than previous models.
“Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with game-changing evolutionary and revolutionary products reflects the philosophy of reinvention at HP,” said Yam Su Yin Vice-President, Consumer Personal Systems, HP.
“The Omen brand continues to think big, and Omen X 2S is a prime example of how we are setting new standards and changing how a gaming laptop is used.”
Omen X 2S leads a new range of HP gaming products which includes the Omen 15 and 17 gaming laptops, the Omen Photon wireless mouse, Omen Outpost mousepad and Omen Citadel gaming chair.