How does a gaming laptop stand out in high-performance laptops in a crowded market? HP responds with its new Omen X 2S 15 with a dual screen appears above the keyboard. Sticking is better than inserting the screen into the touchpad, but not as elegant as the Asus’ ZenBook Pro Duo, where the same widescreen display is placed in the same place. And while HP claims the new Omen X 2S 15 is the first gaming notebook with a second screen, the company seems to have forgotten about the 2014 Razer Blade.
Even though gamers often do multitaskers (chatting, watching YouTube tutorials, etc.) The real question here is, who appreciate the second screen? Whether the extra 6 inch display on your laptop is better or worse than just a phone for this one to use small tasks. Short answer? It depends. But this Omen X 2S 15 aside from the advantages of the second screen (hence 2S) there are still other problems that must be solved.
The Omen X 2S is a beautiful gaming notebook with a rather clean and homely design (for slot machines) and an elegant basic black aesthetic appearance. We can forget the glowing Omen logo on the lid, but at least you can change the color from red to any color using the Omen Command Center software (more about that later).
It has cleaner lines and is slightly thinner (0.7 inches ~ 2 cm) and is lighter half a pound (4.7 pounds). But if you like the idea of a second 6 inch screen, Omen doesn’t provide more size.
Overall, HP must make some important design changes to simplify the second screen. The keyboard was moved from the original Asus ROG Zephyrus and the touchpad was directed to the right of the keyboard. Of course, most gamers will use a special mouse – and HP has included Omen Phantom Rodent and Omen Outpost Mouse to emphasize this fact. The touchpad is not only comfortable here, but it’s also quite small and strangely square, less than three inches on both sides. In other words, you almost certainly want to use a special mouse, whether you are playing or doing something else.
Second Display Design
For this secondary 1080p display, which is the reason for this laptop, HP has installed it under a smoke glass that fills almost the entire width of the laptop above the keyboard.
On the one hand, the screen disappears when it is turned off (unless you are exposed to direct sunlight) so the design doesn’t look too busy. When the second screen is turned on, it’s hard to ignore the large glass on both sides. Asus has solved this problem by installing a super wide screen on the ZenBook Pro Duo (without gaming focus). However, this ratio does not function properly on the second screen of Omen X 2S in mirrors, video playback or chat, which may be the main application.
Select the appropriate Omen port, if it is not extensive. HP is equipped with an HDMI 2.0B port, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A port, Gigabit Ethernet port and headphone/microphone port and power connector.
Connectivity on the right edge is limited by airing. HP has openings on the back and on the right side to keep these compact, portable and sophisticated components cool. The following are only USB 3.1 Type A and other Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C connectors. There is nothing behind except for more openings on both sides of the laptop’s middle hinge. Ideally, we would like to see another USB-C port, but there are enough ports for most gamers and performance users.
Theoretically, temperature and performance should be promoted here because HP Thermal Grizzly uses liquid metal Conductonaut instead of the thermal paste between the processor and the cooler. This material is often used by fans at lower CPU temperatures and hence achieves higher performance through a higher clock boost rate.
We know for the first time that major manufacturers of laptops use liquid metal, and we have seen much evidence that produces lower temperatures than traditional heat packs or pastes. Given that the company uses a locked Omen X 2S processor, we only expect minimal benefits for this exercise. We welcome the use of HP materials, but intend to use them in the future as a replacement for an unlocked processor that can use lower temperatures, which is expected to be too pressed for higher clock speeds, which results in a significant increase in productivity.
Intel Core i7-9750H with six cores on Omen X 2S is a powerful mobile gaming processor without performance insight.
You need a special screwdriver to open the Omen X 2S 15. Requires Torx T6 to remove the six screws at the bottom.
When out, use a plastic sprayer to separate the base. Start with hinges and come down. It was tight for us, but the results were clean. After it’s finished, the SSD and RAM are instant and easily accessible. One of the two SODIMM slots is covered with protective paper. As for SSDs, our configuration has additional space, so it’s very easy to install additional drives.
Gaming laptops are rarely impressed with work hours – especially when Nvidia’s G-Sync is involved, and laptops must rely on special graphics rather than integrated silicon graphics that are more efficient. But even with the second screen turned off, the signal only took less than two and a half hours. Our battery test, where we continued to surf the web, send videos and run OpenGL with 150 brightness levels, was successful. This is far behind the competition and below the 3:16 average.
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