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HP launches world’s first secondary display gaming laptop and other innovations

Written By published May 14, 2019

In our multitasking world, when you’re playing PC games, there’s a good chance you’re doing a lot of other things, too.

Gaming industry insights show 82% of people use their mobile phones for messaging during gaming sessions, while 61% listen to music and 49% watch game-related live streams, view video content and browse websites [1]. With this in mind, HP has created the world’s first secondary display gaming laptop [2], the OMEN X 2S.

Photo of two OMEN X 2S to show dual-screen of one in front and back of device for the other

Players will be able to message friends in WeChat and WhatsApp, browse the perfect songs to accompany their sessions on Spotify, watch Twitch and YouTube, or even serve as a hub for OMEN Command Center software through an easy-to-use 6-inch 1080p touchscreen above the keyboard – freeing them from the hassles of alt-tabbing.

A real-time screen mirroring feature further bolsters the OMEN X 2S, by cutting and magnifying parts of the main screen – such as copying the map portion of a racing game – to the second screen, ensuring centered vision and more vertical head movement.

This powerhouse also has a lot going on under its 20 mm-thin, full-metal chassis hood: It’s the first 15-inch diagonal gaming laptop in the world to come with an applied liquid metal compound to the thermal system by way of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. The result is heat dissipation at 10 times the thermal conductivity of silicon thermal grease [3] up to a 28% [4] frames-per-second (FPS) performance boost over traditional grease when testing in Apex Legends, and an 8.5% [5] faster lead time in a Blender Benchmark test.

The OMEN X 2S was one of several gaming innovations unveiled Tuesday at the HP Gaming Festival in Beijing.

Photo of OMEN 15, open and facing forward

The newest versions of the OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops are now even slimmer, with a 20% and 18% reduction in thickness over previous versions. All three OMEN laptops feature OMEN Tempest, an overhauled advanced thermal solution powered by a 12-volt fan, which utilizes three-sided venting to enable five-way airflow to keep things ultra-cool.

Photo of OMEN 17, open and angled to show full keyboard, lit in red

Support for up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 for the OMEN 17 and Max-Q [6] design for the OMEN X 2S and OMEN 15 delivers realistic visuals. Additionally, multitasking and grand-scale games – which take mountainous resources – will run even more smoothly, with up to the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i9 high-performance mobile processor [7] powered by up to 5.0 GHz Turbo [8], eight cores and 16 threads, and up to 32 GB of RAM.

Photo of HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop, open and facing right with keyboard backlit in green
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop

Both the HP Pavilion Gaming 15 and the new HP Pavilion Gaming 17 laptops offer outstanding versatility and mobility for gamers and creatives alike. Technological improvements across the board arrive with options up to the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 high-performance mobile CPUs [7] and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design [6].

Photo of HP Pavilion Gaming 17 Laptop, open and facing right, with keyboard backlit in green
HP Pavilion Gaming 17 Laptop

These OMEN and Pavilion laptops are expected to be available by June via and other retailers. [9]

In addition, enhancements to OMEN Command Center software, as well as new OMEN and HP Pavilion Gaming displays and accessories, round out an ecosystem that has everything gamers need to progress and achieve their goals.

Pricing [9]

  • OMEN X 2S Laptop starts at $2099.99.
  • OMEN 17 Laptop starts at $1099.99. The 240 Hz option is expected to be available in October.
  • OMEN 15 Laptop starts at $1049.99.
  • Pavilion Gaming 17 Laptop starts at $849.99.
  • Pavilion Gaming 15 Laptop starts at $799.99.

Find out more about the OMEN by HP ecosystem of gaming PCs, displays and accessories.

[1] Lightspeed – Gamer Mobile Screen Stacking Report, October 31, 2018.

[2] Based on gaming laptops shipped as of April 15, 2019 with integrated dual-screens. Gaming laptops defined as laptops with models targeting specifically to gamers. Gaming laptops defined as laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX or AMD Radeon R9 or AMD Radeon RX 470 & above Graphics, excluding detachable PC’s.

[3] Based on thermal conductivity specifications of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut vs thermal conductivity specification of standard silicon thermal grease. OMEN X configuration with Intel i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4-2666, RTX2070 Max-Q.

[4] Based on HP Internal Testing using frames per second in Apex Legends game comparing standard thermal solution to Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut April 19. OMEN X configuration with Intel i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4-2666, RTX2070 Max-Q.

[5] Based on Blender Benchmark comparing standard silicon thermal solution verses Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut April 19. OMEN X configuration with Intel i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4-2666, RTX2070 Max-Q.

[6] NVIDIA Max-Q Design can help reduce system heat and noise in thinner form factor PCs. Form factor design and thickness of the system will vary. Overall graphics performance may be lower than alternative graphics solutions that do not utilize Max-Q design. NVIDIA, GeForce, Surround and the NVIDIA logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. MAXQ is the registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

[7] Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.

[8] GHz refers to internal clock speed of the processor. Other factors besides clock speed may impact system and application performance.

[9] Pricing from, subject to change without notice. Retailers pricing may vary.

Editor’s note: Added “secondary display” to headline and second graf.