Check out our full review of the Origin EON17-SLX gaming notebook.
Origin PC has announced its new Eon 17 gaming notebook, designed to provide all the graphics and processing oomph of a gaming desktop rig—except you can pick it up and take it with you.
“We’ve noticed growing demand from the Origin community for a mobile high-performance solution that doesn’t force you to compromise,” Origin co-founder and CEO Kevin Wasielewski, in a statement. “The Eon 17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds.”
Like most custom gaming rigs, the Eon 17 is widely configurable: it features up to an Intel Core i7 980x desktop processor—not exactly a battery-sipping power-conscious CPU—and can pack up to 24 GB of triple channel DDR3 memory. The system sports a 17.3-inch 1,920 by 1080-pixel display that can be driven by dual Nvidia GeForce 480M graphics controllers in SLI configuration, giving the unit outstanding graphics performance. (A single GTX 480M is also available.) The Eon 17 also offers an HDMI 1.4 output for pushing 3D content to a 3D capable display.
The unit has space for up to three hard drives (with RAID support), offers a full size keyboard with numeric keypad, and packs two USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, a mini FireWire port, an eSATA port, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking, CATV and HDMI inputs, as well as DVD±RW and Blu-ray optical drive options. Origin also offers custom hand-painting through a partnership with Killer Paint.
Of course, all this gear doesn’t come cheap: pricing for the Eon 17 starts at $2,499 and scales up rapidly from there with buzzes, whistles, and add-ons. The systems come with a one-0year free shipping and part replacement warranty, as well as lifetime phone and online support.