HP's New Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop Takes Apple's Touch Bar to the Next Level

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HP today unveiled its first dual-screen gaming laptop, the OMEN X 2S. The notebook's primary 15-inch 1080p display is complemented by a secondary six-inch 1080p touchscreen integrated above the keyboard.


Like the Touch Bar on recent MacBook Pro models, the second screen on the OMEN X 2S is designed for multitasking. For instance, while gaming, players could use the screen to message teammates in Discord, browse music on Spotify, or stream Twitch or YouTube, complete with support for dedicated hotkeys.

One compromise of the second screen is that the trackpad is positioned to the right of the keyboard, rather than in a center position, but HP believes that most gamers would prefer using their own mice, according to Engadget.


As far as specs go, the OMEN X 2S is equipped with up to a ninth-generation Intel Core i9 processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, up to 2TB of SSD storage, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The notebook uses an advanced thermal solution with three-sided venting to enable five-way airflow.

The notebook is 20mm thick with a full metal chassis, but weight and battery life have yet to be disclosed. HP expects the OMEN X 2S to be available by June, with a starting price of $2,100 in the United States.

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darkcompass

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It will be long before keyboard area will be all touch screen, all purely customizable for whatever need.
 

thejadedmonkey

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Because comparing Apple's **** implementation to a legic second screen makes sense. I'm not sure why you even bother to try and make the touchbar look good, MR.

Plenty of PC gamers use a 2nd screen for YouTube or Spotify; this is an obvious feature to add.

I can't think of any professional users who ever went "Hey, I know, lets get rid of the [ESC] key!"
 

Goompa

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Someone tell apple and HP that those overpriced screens are WORTHLESS and most ppl don't care!
I'm tired of the foolishnovative designs apple has made in the last years.

I want a nice computer with no compromises which means: NO MACS at all.
 

Mike Oxard

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Because one thing hard-core gamers (the target customers for these machines) have yearned for is the ability to play Spotify and stream YouTube videos while fully concentrating on mowing down their opponents?
You have not met my son, he's got three monitors, the middle one is the game, the left is you tube and the right is chat of some description.
 

BipolarAnt

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Because one thing hard-core gamers (the target customers for these machines) have yearned for is the ability to play Spotify and stream YouTube videos while fully concentrating on mowing down their opponents?
People already do that. And besides, a lot of gamers have a desktop PC with dual monitors. This is for the gamers who want the dual setup, but at the same time want a laptop.
 

Packdude

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What about the left-handed?
Based on the article, they don't seem to think a lot of people will use the trackpad and will instead use their own pointing device. Of the ones that do use it, they are assuming most will be right handed, which may be true, but sucks for those that are lefty's.
 
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