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HP Omen X 2S: Gaming notebook technical test


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The top version of the HP Omen X 2S delivers great performance values in the test laboratory. The 4K display and the RTX 2080 graphics, which are always running, cost a lot of battery charge. Read our test on this. With an Intel Core i9-9980H of the 10th generation, currently the best mobile graphics, the Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design, two 512 megayte Nvme memories in a RAID 0 array, 32 GByte RAM and a fast, matt 144Hz -4K panel. 

 

HP Omen X 2S Short Review

In addition, HP has implemented various special solutions. This includes, for example, the use of liquid metal instead of thermal paste in order to ensure that the heat generated by the components is better dissipated. A second screen was built into the Omen X 2S, which has native Full HD resolution, is operated by touch and is controlled via separate buttons. 

This screen houses a monitoring and tuning system, the in-house command center for game optimization, a number pad and more. The small screen is implemented as a full-fledged display on which, for example, game maps or completely freely selected sections of the main display can be placed. This is a real asset for gamers. The small display also requires a completely new user interface architecture. Players simply click the touch display to send their performance requirements to the Omen X 2S.

The excellent keyboard moves to the lower edge of the device, the touchpad is located next to it. A good solution that you get used to quickly; a mouse is also often to the right of the keyboard. HP includes a high-quality palm rest in the package. The notebook achieved impressive values in the test laboratory. 

It is not required for games up to Full HD resolution. We measured 132 fps even in Battle Field 5 with maximum details and activated ray tracing. With the native 4K resolution of the display, it is still 57 fps on average. You really can't complain about that. But a 4K display and powerful graphics swallow up a lot of energy. We recorded the battery life with the demanding PC Mark 8 Battery Life and read a meager 1:58 hours in the end. The Core i9-9980H has a frugal graphics chip that is not used. 

We tried to install the drivers later, but the system does not allow that. So the Omen X 2S remains a pure gaming notebook and not a switchover hybrid notebook.

Test grade: very good

Details: HP Omen X 2S

  1. CPU: Intel Core i9-9980H / 2.3 to 4.8 GHz 
  2. RAM: 32 GB DDR4 
  3. Hard disk: 2x 512 GB Nvme SSD (Raid 0) 
  4. Graphics: Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 (Q-Max) 
  5. Display: 15.6 inches (39.5 cm); 3840 x 2160 pixels


Conclusion: HP Omen X 2S
The HP Omen X 2S is one of the best gaming notebooks currently available and at least in terms of performance and extras. The meager battery life costs valuable points.

  1. Benchmarks: HP Omen X 2S
  2. 3D Mark Cloud Gate: 31,464 points 
  3. PC Mark 8 Work: 3414 points 
  4. Cinebench R15: 1189 points 
  5. Sequential reading: 2534 MByte / s 
  6. PC Mark 8 Battery Life: 118 minutes

HP Omen X 2S Pros:

  • 4K display
  • Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080
  • second display

HP Omen X 2S Cons:

  • 4K display & graphics card use a lot of energy
  • Battery life too short
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