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HP's Omen X 2s is a dual-screen gaming laptop

HP announces world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop

Admittedly, some of the Omen X 2S's second screen functions do sound like they might actually be vaguely useful.

Looking at it you might be reminded of Razer's prototype from CES 2018 that let the Razer Phone double as a touchpad and second display in a laptop chassis. Or you may be reminded of Asus's dual-screen ZenBook Pro 15.

Specifically, the Omen X 2S is equipped with a 5.98-inch Full HD IPS touch screen as its secondary display.

The little 6-inch 1080p display is meant to work sort of like the second screen on a Nintendo DS. It can even mirror specific parts of your screen to make sure you don't miss key information. For instance, maybe you'd use the second display to show a magnified version of an in-game mini map or a kill feed so you can know what's happening around you.

The HP Omen X 25 isn't just the world's first dual-screen gaming laptop - it's also the first gaming laptop that comes with an applied liquid metal compound to the thermal system from Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut, which according to HP results in "phenomenal heat dissipation at 10 times the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease". Instead of expecting game and software makers to program explicitly for the second screen, HP plans to do the heavy lifting with its software.

USA pricing is still to be confirmed, but given current exchange rates, you're looking at $3000+ at the very least for the Core i7 Omen X 2S, and over $4000 for the Core i9 version.

This means HP is able to cram powerful components into a laptop that is just 20mm thin.

This lady is SO happy to be playing. Both pack numerous same features as the Omen X 2S, like the max 9th-gen Intel 8-core i9 CPU and 32GB of RAM, though the Omen 17 can be had with a full-blown NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU, while the Omen 15 packs up to RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics.

There's also a version with an Intel Core i9-9880H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD and Nvidia RTX 2080 for £3499.99 (around $4,500, AU$6,000).

The Omen 15 and Omen 17 are available with 144 and 240 Hz 1080p displays and NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics, starting at $1,050 and $1,100 respectively. Again, US pricing is still TBC, but I suspect they'll be a lot more palatable than their wallet-breaking Omen X 2S cousin.

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