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Origin PC Now Also Selling Intel X79-based Gaming Laptop

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This customizable laptop packs plenty of hardware to justify its $3,159 USD starting price.

On Monday Origin PC made available what it calls the world's most powerful laptop: the EON17-X. That's definitely a bold statement to make, but considering that this customizable laptop packs features like the latest Intel X79 chipset, 2nd generation Intel hexcore processors, and overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics cards in SLI, the EON17-X has plenty to brag about... at least, for the moment.

Naturally all this portable power won't come cheap: the EON17-X starts at $3,159, marketed for gamers, artists, enthusiasts, and professionals. For starters, customers can customize the backlit keyboard with two lighting zones and seven colors. They can also cram it full of memory: up to 32 GB of 1333 MHz Corsair quad channel memory, or up to 16 GB of 1866 MHz Corsair quad channel memory.

Want lots of hard drive space? Customers can choose up to four physical drives, maxing the capacity out at 4 TB. However by selecting the fourth drive, users must give up their optical drive, as the fourth storage unit resides in an optical drive caddy. SSDs are also part of the option, offering up to 512 GB each. That said, users could use the 512 GB SSD as the primary drive, and install three 1TB HDDs as storage.

As for other features, the EON17-X includes a 17.3-inch Full HD widescreen display (16.9, 1920 x 1080), processor options up to Intel's Core-i7-3960X CPU, a touch-sensitive, multi-gesture pad, instant access buttons, HDMI output, optical digital out, 7.1 HD audio, and a 9-in-1 media card reader. There are also three USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, one Mini IEEE 1394b port and loads more.

"Origin is thrilled to answer our customers' requests by adding a customizable backlit keyboard to the EON17-X." said Kevin Wasielewski Oigin PC CEO and co-founder. "The EON17-X is more powerful than a lot of desktops on the market. With an Intel X79 chipset and dual overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 580Ms in SLI you won't find a more powerful laptop anywhere else."

To see the full list of specs for the EON17-X, head here.

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    lradunovic77 , February 13, 2012 7:00 PM
    Better than $500 for crap called iPad2.
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    cobra5000 , February 13, 2012 7:21 PM
    soldier37...Sounds like someone who is forever stuck with sub $500 laptops to me. I have the Asus G74 sandy bridge maxed out with close to the specs of this one for under 2 grand and it flies faster than most desktops out. Some of us do more with a PC than check email and tweet freggo.

    LMAO Faster than most desktops?! You've been drinking, haven't you?
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    digitalzom-b , February 13, 2012 7:55 PM
    soldier37...Sounds like someone who is forever stuck with sub $500 laptops to me. I have the Asus G74 sandy bridge maxed out with close to the specs of this one for under 2 grand and it flies faster than most desktops out. Some of us do more with a PC than check email and tweet freggo.


    Any 2 grand desktop would whipe the floor with a 2 grand laptop.
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    freggo , February 13, 2012 6:57 PM
    $3,000 for a laptop?
    Seriously, who is that desperate to impress the neighbors ?

  • 17 Hide
    lradunovic77 , February 13, 2012 7:00 PM
    Better than $500 for crap called iPad2.
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    hoofhearted , February 13, 2012 7:07 PM
    An ad for Origin ... hohum

    This is a Sager(Clevo), NP9270 (P270WM)

    Compare prices with gentech and xotic and whoever else rebrand the same clevo model.
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    cobra5000 , February 13, 2012 7:21 PM
    soldier37...Sounds like someone who is forever stuck with sub $500 laptops to me. I have the Asus G74 sandy bridge maxed out with close to the specs of this one for under 2 grand and it flies faster than most desktops out. Some of us do more with a PC than check email and tweet freggo.

    LMAO Faster than most desktops?! You've been drinking, haven't you?
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    Anonymous , February 13, 2012 7:33 PM
    I haven't and I have the same G74. You shouldn't talk about things which you don't know. The G74 and it's predecessor is what knowledgeable gamers who are looking for portability, yet still want to eat, go for. My laptop runs rings around anything short of an overclocked custom build desktop or an alienware wallet buster.
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    digitalzom-b , February 13, 2012 7:55 PM
    soldier37...Sounds like someone who is forever stuck with sub $500 laptops to me. I have the Asus G74 sandy bridge maxed out with close to the specs of this one for under 2 grand and it flies faster than most desktops out. Some of us do more with a PC than check email and tweet freggo.


    Any 2 grand desktop would whipe the floor with a 2 grand laptop.
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    scook9 , February 13, 2012 8:03 PM
    Tweedledee32I haven't and I have the same G74. You shouldn't talk about things which you don't know. The G74 and it's predecessor is what knowledgeable gamers who are looking for portability, yet still want to eat, go for. My laptop runs rings around anything short of an overclocked custom build desktop or an alienware wallet buster.

    Let's not embellish. The GTX 560m of the G74 is a downclocked GTX 550 Ti. Not a bad chip, but not near top of the line either. That being said, if you upgrade to GTX 580m SLI then you are talking about more power than a single GTX 580 which is not bad at all - especially in a laptop!

    digitalzom-bAny 2 grand desktop would whipe the floor with a 2 grand laptop.

    Now for this statement of ignorance. This comes up literally every time an article about a gaming laptop is posted. Apples and oranges my friend. A laptop also has a mouse, a keyboard, speakers, a battery backup, a screen, smaller size, lower weight. And yes you pay for the mobility, and for most people that is easily worth it.
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    hoofhearted , February 13, 2012 8:07 PM
    And one other advantge to a gaming laptop is support for a very specific set of hardware. So if there is an issue, usually a solutions is found on google.
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    scook9 , February 13, 2012 8:13 PM
    soldier37...Sounds like someone who is forever stuck with sub $500 laptops to me. I have the Asus G74 sandy bridge maxed out with close to the specs of this one for under 2 grand and it flies faster than most desktops out. Some of us do more with a PC than check email and tweet freggo.

    I forgot your post in my first one ;) 

    The G74 maxed out is well over $2k, but I digress. My same remark about video cards made above of course applies here as well - since Asus (unlike Alienware and Clevo) does not make the GPU in it's laptops upgradeable. Moving forward, the "close to the same specs" line begs for criticism. Unless you have a 2960xm that you are overclocking, the 3930k or 3960xm are measurably stronger CPUs, never mind the difference in memory bandwidth. You also have 2 hard drive slots (3 if you sacrifice your optical bay) so no matter how hard you try, you will never have the 3 (optional 4) that this laptop offers. Not trying to rain on your parade just would hate to see you misleading other readers on this site.

    Now I am sure that these last 2 posts of mine will make me REALLY popular here.....so allow me to establish some credibility. I have over 10k posts on the notebookreview forums and am considered (at least there) to know something about laptops and not be talking out my ass. Here is the link to my profile for those who call BS: http://forum.notebookreview.com/member.php?u=262678
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    Anonymous , February 13, 2012 8:21 PM
    scook9(...blah blah blah...) Now I am sure that these last 2 posts of mine will make me REALLY popular here.....so allow me to establish some credibility. I have over 10k posts on the notebookreview forums and am considered (at least there) to know something about laptops and not be talking out my ass. Here is the link to my profile for those who call BS: http://forum.notebookreview.com/member.php?u=262678


    I'm Bill Gates. Here is the link to my profile for those who call BS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_gates
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    A Bad Day , February 13, 2012 8:33 PM
    I wonder when will it be when there's a laptop that comes with a desktop GPU...
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    back_by_demand , February 13, 2012 8:40 PM
    scook9so allow me to establish some credibility. I have over 10k posts on the notebookreview forums

    So far all you have done is admit to spamming, no one is going read all that to decide if you know what you are talking about, you need to do that here instead of waving credentials in peoples faces, thats why people are thumbing you down, basically the same as saying "don't you know who I am?"

    Nope, could actually care less now though
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    RipperjackAU , February 13, 2012 8:44 PM
    Quote:
    Intel X79 chipset, 2nd generation Intel hexcore processors, and overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics cards in SLI


    Watch for a dead battery, and tosty balls in 3... 2... 1... *
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    gnxkroz , February 13, 2012 10:14 PM
    More like $3000 facebook machine. No, wait, those are Apple laptops.
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    Yuka , February 13, 2012 10:16 PM
    soldier37LOL the posts of some of these fools boggles the mind. I'm talking to the first few posts who like to hate on stuff they cant afford and or never used i.e. 2 grand plus laptops. Yes my desktop blows away my asus g74 I was talking to the moop above who was hating on people like me that have to money to spend on high end laptops. Skook 9 regardless of your "credentials" I'm speaking from my experience. With over 10k posts doesnt make you an expert just means you dont have a life other than on here.


    http://xkcd.com/386/

    Cheers! 8)
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    __-_-_-__ , February 13, 2012 11:48 PM
    so, how much origin pc paid toms for this advertising? it's just a Clevo P270WM and there's cheaper places to buy it. nothing new to see in this article.
    Will toms make a articles for every seller that sells the Clevo P270WM?
    As for the notebook it just has a new chipset and cpu. not even the gpu's are new. they are used in the previous generation. Not even the I/O ports were updated, not even thunderbolt. and the cheaper sandy bridge version costs $1000 less. Nevertheless, if maxed out, it's the best notebook in the world.
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    cee2cee , February 14, 2012 12:22 AM
    scook9 allow me to establish some credibility. I have over 10k posts on the notebookreview forums and am considered (at least there) to know something about laptops and not be talking out my ass. Here is the link to my profile for those who call BS: http://forum.notebookreview.com/member.php?u=262678


    Get a life, dweeb.
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    scook9 , February 14, 2012 2:16 AM
    it is a shame that everyone got caught up on my remark about my laptop knowledge "credibility" and seemed to gloss over the rest of the post. IF you had actually gone to that link, you would have seen that just like you Soldier37, I am also speaking from experience. I currently have an Alienware (not a wallet buster any more than a comparable Asus would be....) and have owned high end laptops for the past 3 years.

    I am sure this post will also be thumbed down into obscurity though.....I said I have an alienware.
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    lahawzel , February 14, 2012 4:09 AM
    So, about that battery life...
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    danwat1234 , February 14, 2012 5:40 AM
    cobra5000LMAO Faster than most desktops?! You've been drinking, haven't you?

    Yeah most desktops are not new uber overclocked Sandy Bridge systems with a high end video card..
    My G50VT laptop (C2D 3GHZ with X25-m SSD) is faster than a lot of desktops even. I mean it's an opinion but it sure boots fast and does everything snappy except for high end gaming.
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