Spoiler alert: We have never tested a gaming laptop because it's all-around powerful like the Origin PC EON17-X.
This huge badass notebook pushes the pedal to the metal with the most powerful hardware available, and then Origin PC cranks things up to 11 by overclocking both the full-fat GeForce GTX 1080 and the Core i7-8700K processor. Yes, this laptop shakes desktop processors, and not just desktop processors - this is the fastest device available today. With 6 cores and 12 threads, standard EON17-X CPU benchmarks. It blazes through the triple-A game. Hell, maybe it could really destroy the slim, trim Nvidia Max-Q competition.
The bold gaming laptop not only embraces the classification of "desktop replacement", it relishes in it. It is a monster in every sense of the word. Let's dig.
EON17-X PC origin specification, features, and price
EON17-X can be highly customized with Origin PC's website. The basic configuration costs $ 1,935 and includes an Intel Core i3-8100 quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 paired with a 1920x1080 GHz Sync 120Hz screen, 8GB memory and a Seagate FireCuda 500GB hybrid drive.
But you can tweak and upgrade almost every aspect of the system. (Cue Burger King's "Have it Your way" jingle.) Want a better Wi-Fi card, special paint job on the lid, and plenty of storage? Or a 4K screen paired with a video capture card for a pretty Twitch stream? Going for it Origin also offers quality life upgrades like factory overclock, professional screen calibration, and enhanced thermal paste option.
But you have to spend more to turn this desktop replacement into a desktop killer. The high-end Origin PC configuration we sent for review will set you back with a cool $ 3,712. Here are the details:
- CPU: Intel Core i7 6-core with Overclocking Professional Processor Origin
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with Overclocking Professional Graphic Card Professional
- Display: g3 screen Sync matte IPS 120Hz 2560x1440 IPS 120Hz with screen calibration option Origin and warranty "No dead pixel" 45 days
- Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 3,000MHz
- Storage: 512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD, Seagate FireCuda 2TB hybrid drive
- Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio supported by Sound Blaster Xfi MB5 with external 7.1 support
- Network: Killer E2400 LAN, Wireless Killer 1535 Dual Band AC (with Bluetooth)
- Port: HDMI, 2x Mini-DisplayPort, ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Type-C, 4x USB 3.1, SD card reader, key slot, microphone jack, headphone jack, audio in / out
- Webcam: 1080p
- Dimensions: 16.4 x 11.6 x 1.6 inches
- Weight: 8.6 pounds
- Price: $ 3,712 as configured, $ 1,935 starting
Each part of the rig is very powerful, but the CPU is the brightest star of the show. Most high-end gaming laptops sail with Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 8-thread quad-core mobile chips that can carry turbo up to 3.8GHz clock speed. EON17-X completes the ante with a full-blown Core i7-8700K processor, Intel's mainstay at the moment. This chip packs 6 cores and 12 yellowish yarns, with clock speeds ranging from 3.7GHz to 4.7GHz-and then Origin is overclocking on top of it. This system completely destroys our benchmark CPU benchmarks, as you will see later.
That is a very surprising amount of threads for laptops, which run at extremely high speeds.
EON17-X chews through modern games as well. The GeForce GTX 1080 is overclocked, the class inside provides more than enough power to drive a 120Hz, 2560x1440p matte screen with high frame rate. This vibrant display is powered by Nvidia's rogue G-Sync technology, which eliminates stuttering and tearing by synchronizing refresh rate displays and GPUs.
Featured audio-too rare in the laptop-accompanies the luxurious visuals. PC home notebooks include a special subwoofer on its undercarriage. Paired with a customizable Sound Blaster Connect 2 software, EON17-X has no problem filling my office in a big, booming voice. Games, music, and videos are all present sharp, clear, and warm. You may still want to tear off a good gaming headset, because the amazing sonic can be drowned by thrilling fans of the laptop during intense, but not necessary gameplay sessions.
Originally loaded our review unit with 16GB of G.Skill RAM clocked at 3,000MHz. Configure on Origin's top website at 2.800MHz, however, and you can drive capacity up to 64GB. What we test is more than enough for high-end games and standard desktop tasks
Our configuration includes the NVRAM 512GB SSD Samsung 960 Pro as a boot drive paired with the Seagate FireCuda 2TB hybrid drive. The 960 Pro is one of the fastest SSDs we've tested, and the EON17-X benefits of start-up time and apps are blisteringly fast. Your media and games start lickity-split even if you release it to FireCuda, because the hybrid storage solution is basically a sleek, smoothed hard drive along with a small amount of SSD flash storage for faster load time on the files you use most often. .
Origin EON17-X laptop design
Packing hardware is so powerful into the laptop and then overclocking, not for the faint of heart, though-or rather, the weak arm. The origin of EON17-X is very large, as thick as 1.6 inches and 8.6 pounds, to accommodate the parts and sufficient cooling needed to tame it.
Release the five small screws from the larger heavily ventilated panel at the bottom of the laptop grant access to the cooler, NVMe SSD, and RAM. Taking two more screws from a smaller secondary panel shows the hard drive, and replaceable batteries appear after sliding a few hooks. Props to Origin to design a friendly replacement laptop.
Many (too many) gaming laptops are clad in black, with red accents. Our review unit completes the tradition with a sleek red cover, punctuated by the "Origin of black" hurricane "circle logo and a small brushed aluminum section at the bottom.This is very interesting.The keyboard deck and the bottom of the notebook are plain black plastics. nice, but the option to upgrade to more premium materials will be welcome, especially if you've spent nearly $ 4,000 for this kind of configuration.Great speaker grille built in the base, just behind the lid, the booming explosion mentioned earlier .
As with smaller EVO15-S Max-Q laptops, the inputs are solid and functional, but unusual. The keyboard keys are a bit soft, but feel comfortable and comfortable overall, with a slightly adjustable RGB backlighting divided into four zones. Per-key backlighting would be nice, and remember the thickness of the laptop I love if Origin offers a mechanical keyboard similar to the Acer Predator Triton 700's, but that's a small hope item. I work and play on this button without complaint. Touchpad proved to be just as sturdy and easy, with the fingerprint reader lying in the top left corner.
Finally, Origin PC provides a truly amazing out-of-box experience that suits this tall laptop. The box is full of PC Origins swag, Windows installation is free of unwanted bloatware, and Origin gives you free lifetime email and 24/7 phone assistance for EON17-X, as well as free lifetime workforce if you want to swap any components in the future ahead you will not get a personal touch like this from a big box company. For more details, see the "boutique PC divider divide" section of the latest EVO15-S review of PCWorld.