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HP Omen X 2S 15: Liquid metal and two screens

May 17, 2019



gamer's I have HP's brand-new omen x2
s15 I know you're a jaded gamer you've seen every single 15-inch gaming laptop
there is but I can guarantee there will be at least one thing on the new omen X
that will surprise you okay so you want to know about the hardware inside
nothing spared here inside core I nine nine eight eight zero H that is of
course Intel's brand-new eight core coffee Lake CPU in a laptop I'm
impressed I didn't think they were going to get
them into 15-inch laptops and GeForce r-tx
2080 max Q of course cuz it's thin and light but core I nine twenty-eight e
scue and a 15 inch laptop and that's super thin super thin right because I
think it's about 22 millimeters thick HP says more thickets and you because you
know all gamers they want to know like well how do you get all the hardware in
here is it good or is it going to throw a little is you gonna throttle
well first you can see look at the bottom it's got very aggressive intakes
half this bottom is vented you've got four heat pipes I believe one of them
shared to fans three-phase 12 watts apiece they're moving a lot of air
there's also exhaust ports on the back and unfortunately for us right ease
exhaust port here but you don't want this thing to throttle you don't want to
give up that performance so HP made the right decision
sucking and all that cool air blowing all that out but is that all they did is
that all you did because look we're talking Core i-98 core and a twenty
eighty max q what did HP do to make sure that this laptop is not gonna throttle
hard what they said is like you know a lot of people will go out and they'll
buy gaming laptop and everybody says well we'll just go ahead and take it
apart and redo the cooling HP says you know what you buy The Omen X we're gonna
do it from the factory for you so rather than the toothpaste that you usually get
from other vendors and most cheaper laptops
HP says on this they're using grizzly conductin not that's liquid metal
thermal material on the CPU itself Wow it's on the CPU not the GPU and HP says
main reason is you really need to cooling on that CPU because you've got
eight cores pushing out a ton of heat from a really dense very small die and
by doing the liquid metal they're achieving a really great performance
benefit I think they're saying 28% in Apex legends maybe nine percent in
blender CPU loads so just moving from the cheaper low-grade thermal paste to
the liquid metal they're seeing a huge performance increase alone let's go to
the ports two USB twos Gigabit Ethernet heads headphone port 230 watt charger
port for the brick another Taipei and a thunderbolt okay so we got the outsides
let's go inside this is the exciting part as you can see the keyboard is move
forward yeah can we get first kind of like a zephyr so we get the right-hand
mounted trackpad that we've seen in a couple of the designs pretty neat stuff
you know I kind of like the form and things there is it's gonna come with a
wrist rest you go on well why did they do this why do they move afford some of
the designs they do that because they wanted to put the hard work behind it in
fact it's amazing they have a core i9 in here with the 20 80 max Q but check this
out the 2's gives it away and that is BAM what is there is a six inch LCD 60
Hertz panel that's basically a second monitor in Grant integrated into the
keyboard deck of the laptop is it touchscreen it is actually touchscreen I
will show you i'm gonna click around here a little bit you get your
performance thing oh that's gonna remind me to talk about one other feature with
most gaming laptops the the CPU and GPU are controlled separately with kb like
GE one of the secret sauces of kb lake g was all the thermals were controlled by
one one controller HP says you know with this thing we
realize that you got to control the GPU you gotta control the CPU workloads are
different different workloads mean maybe more CPUs some games may want more GPU
so if you set this thing to performance it actually will go hey we're gonna put
more performance towards the CPU because we see the game you're playing is not
really that graphically intensive or it may go we're gonna put more more cooling
more power toward the GPU so that's what the performance modes are you just hit
this right on the fly yeah hit on the fly so you can do the
cool touchscreen stuff pretty neat thing nice uh what else can you do with this
but here's a cool thing HP doesn't just go hey we put a monitor in here we
plugged it in is your job to handle the rest let me show you this mode I've now
moved that active window down into the second panel you can watch your favorite
streamer I think there's a great video series called full nerd you can watch on
the second screen while you're playing your game on the top nice but check this
out this is what I really like I'm gonna try to do this feature which i think is
just pretty awesome let me get this so if you want to go to your map this is
what is super clever because if you play a game and they don't support
multi-monitor HP has a utility that's built into screen copy basically mirror
what's on your main monitor playing your game so now you have a blown-up version
of the map on the screen real time is happening in real team whatever you I've
told it to clip from here ends up here that's super clever I mean because a lot
of these sort of dual screen applications it's cool but if the game
doesn't support it and you don't want to watch YouTube or look at Facebook or
monitor other things on there you want to use it for gaming this lets you use
it for virtually any game that you play where you can use a magnified portion of
the screen pretty damn clever I also want to mention other specs on the
laptop the screen 240 Hertz 15.6 inch g-sync
support there are there's a 4k HDR version and I apparently there may be an
OLED version coming down the road but 240 Hertz for gaming is kind of where
it's at inside we didn't talk too much about
besides do you know that it's got the cool
conducted not from the factory but there's two MDOT twos for storage and HP
tells me I didn't open this up but they showed me a picture
you pull the bottom off you can access the memory two sodiums and 2 m dot 2
slots it's not an inverted design which means you got to pull the whole
motherboard if you want to change something and the other thing that's
very note worry dimension on the omen x-15 2 s 15 is that despite being a
really small laptop with a core I 9 with a 2080 with two screens it actually has
a 77 watt hour battery I really respect that even though with g-sync the mileage
is not gonna be great but you're gonna want to take this on the road with you
you may want to use it and I think they say you can probably get about five
hours of normal use out of it which is not bad some other laptop designs said
you know what we're just gonna give up on the battery we know you're not gonna
use it you get virtually no battery life this actually gives you pretty decent
battery life probably so a lot of features here price core i7 16 gigs one
terabyte version probably about twenty $6.99 throwing the they don't have a
price for the core I nine configuration but I'm gonna guess once you throw on
the kora 9 you're looking at closer to three availability end of May I believe
and I you know I can't wait to see this because one I think the the the the
second screen that just you don't even know it's there what's let me turn this
off turns off you don't even know there's a second screen there that's
just a cool feature that's an amazing that it's in something that's thin and I
really want to see what the difference is between this core I 9 with that
conductive not liquid metal from the factory folks from a big om that's never
been done before as far as I know I really image should see how the core I
nine with the liquid metal performs so I can't wait to get this in my hand check
out the full review on PC WorldCom hopefully very soon it's coming out in
May so we want to see it HP you

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34 Comments

  • Reply Benjerman Kulandaisamy May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    And that's a problem when you place your map underneath the screen do I have to look down to see the map there for taking your eyes away from what's going on on the screen

  • Reply Prince Adom May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Hello Lord Varys!!
    Tyrion Lannister says hi

  • Reply Benjerman Kulandaisamy May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Here's the problem is the second screen really a feature or just a gimmick is this not heavily supported by other apps then it's just a gimmick possibly even a expensive one at that oh and I know how to applied metal thermal paste myself so if it's just something like a freebie where they didn't added into the cost of the laptop then it's a positive but they're charging me for I would rather do it myself and save the money oh and a little word of advice when you are introducing a product don't act like everything is stage when a cameraman ask oh is it touch screens we know he was told to ask that

  • Reply Shankipanki May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I see that fps

  • Reply Cyber Boy May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I want it !

  • Reply Sh4unify May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Damn.🔥 I open this beast in an airport, i'm pretty sure i'm going to be followed.

  • Reply The Chinksmokers May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Is it ips pannel?

  • Reply Zulhilmi Fauzan May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    would be perfect if the second screen fits the whole space above keyboard..

  • Reply Mishkafofer May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Liquid metal hmmm? More like a paste with metal powder. Prove me wrong.

  • Reply DOOMANJI May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Wow… instead of looking at the map in front of my eyes in CSGO I can now just look down where my fingers are losing all focus from my enemies.

  • Reply Preston Bugg May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    The thermals are great on any gaming laptop as soon as you disable turboboost.

  • Reply RMPG YT May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    best laptop for stream snipers 📌

  • Reply Ahmed Be May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    sory i dont like this shit

  • Reply Chandra Prakash May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Perfect PerfectPerfectPerfect Perfect
    I need this beast…..

  • Reply kevin bradford May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    It would be much better if it had a g sync toggle like some laptops have. The second screen having a performance gauge is neat since it tells you how hot it’s running. The snip tool to make a real time map is useless. When I game I want to be able to look directly at the map but still be able to see what’s going on in the corner of my eyes (not that the screen is big). Overall if it doesn’t have a heating issue it would be future proof. Unfortunately it will take many years for ray tracing to be popular… if it does become popular. I am looking at laptops and it seems like the most speced out thing I’ve seen so far. Honestly if HP had an 17” laptop with a gtx 1660ti with a good battery I would probably be more interested in that because I’m not wealthy and dreams die over $1700 for me.

  • Reply Hadi Soufi May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    this guy looks like an asian alex jones

  • Reply EndlessWisdom420 May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    uh CS:GO looked so laggy lol

  • Reply Carlos Prado May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    GAYYYYYMEEERSSS

  • Reply XHUNTERCOOL May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    This would be useful in Discord

  • Reply TheRealAtello May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Cool but it's hp, so 30% of these will fail within a week.

  • Reply Bi Fluid May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Total gimmick and that second screen is a waste of battery life. They should instead be using that a R&D money to create better cooling solutions and energy efficient components so that thin and light gaming laptops can be more powerful and have longer battery life.

  • Reply Chase Thomas May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Just a gimmick.

  • Reply Aoe Kun May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Oh cool a new Omen laptop! So how much does it cost? 1 kidney or 2?

  • Reply Divyanshu Gupta May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    4 heat pipes not enough. It will power throttle

  • Reply SHP May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Just tell me how many organs do i have to sell for this shit 😂😎

  • Reply Nguyễn Khu May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Say so much

  • Reply curtfont May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I think it's a awesome laptop but I hate that kind of monitor design and the necessary long piano strip on the little screen is going look ugly from scratches.

  • Reply Kris L May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    For the price of 9999.99

  • Reply Kris L May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    All laptops should have open bottoms like that for air, and big air vents on the side and back

  • Reply Scott Kearns May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Hi there. Love the commentary. Just wanna ask, can I have it 🙂

  • Reply wang xiao May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Again, what is the purpose of mirroring part of the main screen?

  • Reply G J May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    That 2nd screen looks so impractical. Poor angle. Would be super distracting in a game.

  • Reply Joshua Ryan May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    that screen copy won me over but I do feel like there's a lot of wasted space left and right of that screen. I realize that it's not underneath, but visually it seems so.

  • Reply No Taste May 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

    They should have made the secondary screen dim

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