Amid a rising crowd of super-thin, super-light and super-fast gaming laptops, HP’s Omen X 2S 15 simply jumped above the noise.

Sure this sub-five-pound laptop computer options an 8-core, Ninth-gen Core i9-9880H CPU and a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU—these specs are a given on any high-end laptop computer. But all these different laptops haven’t got a six-inch touchscreen within the keyboard deck. The Omen X 2S 15 does.  

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The HP Omen X 2S 15 options an 8-core Ninth gen Intel chip with factory-installed Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid steel, together with a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU.

Dual-screen laptops aren’t new, however they’re uncommon. Lenovo tried it manner again in 2009 with its beefy W700ds, with a screen that slid out from behind the primary display screen. Asus did it recently with the ZenBook Pro, which built-in a display screen into the trackpad. Add in any variety of dual-screen makes an attempt alongside the way in which, resembling Acer’s 2011-era Iconia 6120, and it’s a reasonably outdated idea.

None of these are gaming laptops, although, which lets HP declare the mantle of being the “World’s first dual screen gaming laptop.” (You can exclude 2014’s Razer Blade Pro as a result of the second display screen wasn’t an extension of the desktop show, technically. And no, Razer’s three-screen Project Valerie was by no means bought.)

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The new HP Omen X 2s 15 options as much as a Core i9-9880H and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, but it weighs simply 5 kilos and is comparatively skinny, too.

But that quick record of dual-screen laptops must also let you know simply how precipitous the ideas are. After the early “oohs and ahhs” died down, dual-screen laptops principally cratered.

With the Omen X 2S 15, HP hopes to make its idea really usable with some fairly cool software program tips. The six-inch secondary display screen is actually a 1920×1080-resolution LCD that Windows sees as a second show. You can push a button and have the energetic window moved from the primary show (a 1920×1080 240Hz G-Sync panel) to the secondary show. This will allow you to watch your favorite YouTube show or monitor Slickdeals.com for breaking PC offers. You can even monitor the laptop computer’s important statistics, resembling CPU or GPU temperature. 

Why the dual-screen issues

Those aren’t precisely scorching gamer duties, although. HP takes its dual-screen method additional with a nifty characteristic known as display screen mirroring that allows you to zoom in on a portion of a sport and present it on the second show. This is vital to the success of the Omen X 2S, as a result of only a few video games in the present day are designed with twin displays in thoughts. HP will get round it by principally making it work in any sport.

HP’s nifty utility allows you to, for instance, take a map from Counter Strike: Global Operations, or the mini map from World of Warships or a observe map from any racing sport you play, and show it on the six-inch display screen.

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