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Origin’s monster gaming laptop packs a 12-core Ryzen 9 desktop chip

Even though a number of laptops have launched with AMD’s powerful Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, Origin PC is bringing desktop performance to its new EON 15-X gaming laptop and NS-15 mobile workstation by packing AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900 desktop processor inside.

The desktop silicon gives these mobile powerhouses a chip that supports 12 cores and 24 threads, rather than the eight-core design of the mobile CPU variant. Origin PC is also pairing AMD’s processing power with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 graphics for gaming and creative workflows on the go.

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Despite being available with so much power, Origin PC’s Eon 15-X and NS-15 still manages to remain slim, thanks to its use of Nvidia’s Max-Q design. The laptops measure just 1.2 inches thick in a form that weighs just 5.9 pounds. The new EON 15-X and NS-15 are said to be 20% lighter and thinner than the previous generation models.

Origin PC Eon 15-X
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“Thanks to the AMD Ryzen processor inside Origin’s PC’s Eon 15-X, this new desktop replacement laptop is perfect for gamers, content creators, and anyone needing a high level of productivity,” said Frank Azor, AMD Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions. “The 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 3900 processor enables revolutionary performance on a laptop.”

And like most modern gaming laptops, these new Origin PC offerings ship with a narrow bezel surrounding the 15.6-inch FHD 1080p display, giving the notebooks an 85% screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, for gamers who need to stay on top of the action, the panel supports a 144Hz refresh rate.

Though the refresh rate here is good for minimizing screen tears during action-packed games, it isn’t as high as the 300Hz panels that we’re seeing from other high-end gaming laptops.

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The laptops come with dual NVMe M.2 SSD slots for a maximum storage capacity of 4TB along with 32GB of DDR4 memory, so performance and storage should not be a problem.

Pricing for these new desktop-powered laptops starts at $1,624 for a configuration that includes a six-core Ryzen 5 3600 processor, and upgrades will quickly add to the cost of these devices. On a fully maxed out configuration, the Eon 15-X can run as high as $3,751. Those looking for customization can also choose from a number of paint jobs or custom laser-etched graphics designs from Origin.

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