Origin EON17-SLX

Origin EON17-SLX

The Origin EON17-SLX is a laptop designed specifically for gaming. It is created by ORIGIN PC, a custom personal computer manufacturing company which is situated in Miami, Florida. It was founded in 2009 by former employees of Alienware, which is a United States computer hardware subsidiary of Dell. With powerful Intel Core i7 processors, the Origin EON17-SLX is unmatched among laptops in graphics and speed.

Key Information

The Origin EON17-SLX gives users the opportunity to completely customize the keyboard. Users can fully personalize the keyboard to a look and feel that they want. The backlit keyboard features three different lighting zones and seven colour options for complete control. The screen is terrific for video games and movies. The Origin EON17-SLX comes with Nividia 3D vision 2 wireless glasses. It has a built-in sensor for these glasses, allowing users to surround themselves with stunning 3D graphics. The large one piece touchpad is located below the keyboard, and has a very slick feel. It depresses at the bottom for left and right clicks. The Origin EON17-SLX is loaded with ports. On the left side are microphone and headphone jacks, a line-in hack, a 3-in-1 card reader, an S/PDIF digital audio out, a Kensington lock slot, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The right side features three USB 3.0 ports and a combination eSATA/USB 2.0 port. The back has an additional USB 3.0 port, a DisplayPort, and an HDMI out. It comes with Windows 8, and the touch pad supports all the new multi-touch gestures for Windows 8 navigation. The Onkyo speakers provide loud and clear audio, excellent for video playback and gaming. It can be purchased online from the ORIGIN PC website starting at $2000. The site allows users to completely customize their device, including design options, build systems, and accessories. All of these customizations increase the price. Users can expect to pay between $4000-$5000 in total for the Origin EON17-SLX, which doesn’t include any accessories (mouse, sound system, Blu-ray drive).

Tech Specs

The Origin EON17-SLX comes with an Intel Core i7-3940XM processor with 3 GHz processor speed. It has 16 GB RAM and a rotation speed of 5400 rpm. It weighs 9.2 pounds and has a 17.3 inch widescreen. It has a native resolution of 1920×1080 and comes with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M Graphics Cards. It has a storage capacity of 1256 GB and comes with an 89.21 WH battery. It has integrated High-Definition Audio with THX TruStudio Pro. It also offers up to 7.1 Channel support. It also has a fingerprint/biometric reader. It has the following dimensions: width of 16.5 inches, depth of 11.5 inches, and height of 2.1 inches.

Pros

  • The Origin EON17-SLX offers an absolutely stunning performance for a laptop; it handles the best PC games available with ease, and has phenomenal graphics which can keep up with even the most impressive desktops
  • The keyboard is comfortable to type on and is fully customizable with many backlight options
  • It is loaded with ports (4 USB ports)
  • It is probably the fastest laptop available
  • The support and service at ORIGIN PC is terrific
  • The battery life is decent considering all the components it has

Cons

  • The touchpad is average at best, and the mouse drags slowly across the display; the multi-touch gestures are hit and miss, and the Windows 8 interface can feel strange without a touch screen
  • It is extremely expensive – users are looking at over $4000 to purchase an Origin EON17-SLX; users will also want to purchase an optical drive, a mouse, and a speaker system to get the full experience, adding to the cost
  • While it is advertised as a laptop, it acts more as a desktop – the before mentioned accessories are a pain to carry around, and the laptop itself is very heavy
  • Users can get a much higher performance desktop at the same price, or a desktop with a similar performance for much cheaper