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Origin PC Launches Gaming Laptop With Dual GPUs

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Origin's new laptop supports dual GPUs up to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680M 4 GB (SLI) or AMD's Radeon HD 7970M (CrossFireX).

On Monday Origin PC launched its most powerful EON laptop yet, the EON17-SLX. The company says it doubles the performance and power with the support of a second discrete GPU -- up to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680M 4 GB or AMD's Radeon HD 7970M -- for a "true game changing experience." That said, this laptop comes with full support for Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFireX support for fragging in high-def on the go.

"Whether you're a hardcore gamer or professional on the go, nothing beats having the power of an EON laptop with dual wielding graphics cards" said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder. "Our new EON17-SLX combines the power of Dual-GPUs and overclocked Intel Ivy Bridge processors to take laptop performance to a whole new level."

This "shock and awe" laptop starts at $1,882 and features a wide 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED-lit Grade A display with a glossy or matte finish, overclocked Intel 3rd-generation "Ivy Bridge" mobile processors (up to 4.5 GHz with Turbo Boost), up to 32 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, and a full-size illuminated keyboard with a numeric pad. An exclusive A-Panel design will be available in the future in matte black, matte red, or your choice of custom paint -- the traditional style is available now.

In addition to those features, the new laptop sports two RAID-capable HDD bays and one optical drive. There are also four USB 3.0 ports (one powered) and one USB 2.0 port. Additional ports include one eSATA, one HDMI 1.4a output with HDCP, one RJ45 jack for wired networking, one display port, headphone/microphone/line-in jacks, one Kensington Lock slot, and an S/PDIF Digital Out optical audio port. There's also an option for a fingerprint / biometric reader.

Customers wanting the dual 2 GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M option will be required to throw an additional $446 on the base price. The dual 4 GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M option will cost $1017 on top of the base price, and Origin's professional graphics card overclocking will cost an extra $50 on top of that.

As for the CPU, the base model comes packed with the 2.60 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 3320M with 3 MB of cache. The most expensive option offered with this notebook is an overclocked Intel Extreme Edition Core i7-3920XM quad-core CPU (4.1 GHz - 4.5 GHz with Turbo Boost) with 8 MB cache, costing an additional $1077. On the RAM front, 32 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz memory (4 x 8 GB) will cost an extra $286.

To get this packed gaming laptop, head to Origin PC here.

 

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    Anonymous , August 20, 2012 8:27 PM
    I travel about 150 days a year. While portable is relative, I carry a gaming beast because I'm never home and gaming is a good way to kill time in a hotel room, that typically won't kill your marriage.
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    longshotthe1st , August 20, 2012 9:03 PM
    The people crying about the weight need to go do some push-ups or something-it's no worse than carrying a case of beer.
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    DroKing , August 20, 2012 8:11 PM
    under 2k for this much power in a laptop form is rather interesting in how the future will look =D
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    dingo07 , August 20, 2012 7:53 PM
    WOW, it probably weighs 12lbs at it's peak performance level with all upgrades... that's one heck of weight to carry on your shoulder!
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    azathoth , August 20, 2012 7:58 PM
    Is this thing going to burst into flames when you fire up a game though?
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    jarred125 , August 20, 2012 7:59 PM
    Portable seems to be all relative here. This, IMO, is NOT portable. The battery life I'm sure is abysmal as is the weight.

    But I guess there is a market for this.
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    DroKing , August 20, 2012 8:11 PM
    under 2k for this much power in a laptop form is rather interesting in how the future will look =D
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    sp0nger , August 20, 2012 8:14 PM
    Unless your in college i see no reason why you shouldnt just buy a powerful desktop and a light way long lasting laptop/tablet together for the same price.
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    cknobman , August 20, 2012 8:26 PM
    LMAO Nvidia upgrade price is such fracking BS.

    Screw you Nvidia.
  • 23 Hide
    Anonymous , August 20, 2012 8:27 PM
    I travel about 150 days a year. While portable is relative, I carry a gaming beast because I'm never home and gaming is a good way to kill time in a hotel room, that typically won't kill your marriage.
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    ram1009 , August 20, 2012 8:50 PM
    I can hardly wait to read a review.
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    blazorthon , August 20, 2012 8:54 PM
    The 7970M is generally cheaper and substantially faster than the GTX 680M. Anyone buying this should consider that when they choose their options.
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    longshotthe1st , August 20, 2012 9:03 PM
    The people crying about the weight need to go do some push-ups or something-it's no worse than carrying a case of beer.
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    bustapr , August 20, 2012 9:07 PM
    i see this working best during winter to heat the entire room a good 20 degrees. anyway, this is probably the best deal on a gaming laptop Ive ever seen.
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    ismaeljrp , August 20, 2012 9:08 PM
    a lot of horsepower for a relatively low cost, still, I don't like gaming on laptops, but their is a huge market for it.
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    molo9000 , August 20, 2012 9:12 PM
    longshotthe1stThe people crying about the weight need to go do some push-ups or something-it's no worse than carrying a case of beer.


    You've never had carry a laptop with you every day of the week from lecture hall to lecture hall, have you?

    A laptop in this size, weight and battery life category is little more than a slightly more mobile desktop. Do those high graphics details really matter on a 17" display?
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    blazorthon , August 20, 2012 9:17 PM
    bustapri see this working best during winter to heat the entire room a good 20 degrees. anyway, this is probably the best deal on a gaming laptop Ive ever seen.


    It would use less power than a desktop with similarly performing parts. A desktop with two 7850s and an I7-3770K overclocked to 4.1GHz and other similar specs would probably consume a lot more power than this laptop would with the best configuration despite being quite power efficient and not using a lot of power.
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    booyaah , August 20, 2012 9:56 PM
    Shit would be so funny when you pull this monster out in a library...everyone is looking at you thinking 'what the hell is that monstrosity?'

    You plug it in, the library goes from dead silent in one second, to sounding like a full fledged server room with everyone thinking, 'you gotta be kidding me'.

    Shortly after booting up, the room suddenly loses power and everything goes pitch black, and the entire room of people lets out a collective sigh.

    Then that disappointment turns into anger and everyone starts chucking hardback books to your face as you try to leave the room.

    After finally managing to get out the library, as you start to walk home, you are granted by the campus thugs. After they re-iterate how much you look like crap already, they promptly decide to kick your teeth in.

    You wake up 30 minutes cold and bloody, and your $3000 laptop is gone.

    Haha I don't think I'd want one of these if I was still in college.
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    giovanni86 , August 20, 2012 10:29 PM
    Quote:
    Shit would be so funny when you pull this monster out in a library...everyone is looking at you thinking 'what the hell is that monstrosity?'

    You plug it in, the library goes from dead silent in one second, to sounding like a full fledged server room with everyone thinking, 'you gotta be kidding me'.

    Shortly after booting up, the room suddenly loses power and everything goes pitch black, and the entire room of people lets out a collective sigh.

    Then that disappointment turns into anger and everyone starts chucking hardback books to your face as you try to leave the room.

    After finally managing to get out the library, as you start to walk home, you are granted by the campus thugs. After they re-iterate how much you look like crap already, they promptly decide to kick your teeth in.

    You wake up 30 minutes cold and bloody, and your $3000 laptop is gone.

    Haha I don't think I'd want one of these if I was still in college.


    The odds of this story you just made up ever happening we honestly have a better chance getting hit by an asteroid then the story you just made up, made me chuckle but thats not college life today just a fyi. And to everyone whining about the weight, i've carried heavier backpacks with books weighing over 40lb's alone so 10-14lb's for a laptop that can game it all on ultra is worth the weight and price. :p 
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    alidan , August 20, 2012 10:29 PM
    molo9000You've never had carry a laptop with you every day of the week from lecture hall to lecture hall, have you?A laptop in this size, weight and battery life category is little more than a slightly more mobile desktop. Do those high graphics details really matter on a 17" display?


    no, but i have carried about 50 pounds of books and magazines from class to class in highschool so i didnt need to stop off in my locker.

    so i will never under stand the complaint about its 12 pounds and you can put it in a bag and carry it even easier, where i held a 1 and a half foot high stack of books and crap from class to class in a crowded hallway, where people have tried to kill me (i consider tripping me in front of a large stare case attempted murder)

    and for the record, i was so weak most of my highschool life than many of the girls were stronger than me.

    this is a dieing laptop type, the desktop replacement.

    the key feature of this is mobile desktop performance. get to where you are going use it as a laptop, get to your room, hook that thing up to a 24 inch + screen and use a keyboard and mouse.

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    A Bad Day , August 20, 2012 11:37 PM
    booyaahShit would be so funny when you pull this monster out in a library...everyone is looking at you thinking 'what the hell is that monstrosity?'You plug it in, the library goes from dead silent in one second, to sounding like a full fledged server room with everyone thinking, 'you gotta be kidding me'.Shortly after booting up, the room suddenly loses power and everything goes pitch black, and the entire room of people lets out a collective sigh.Then that disappointment turns into anger and everyone starts chucking hardback books to your face as you try to leave the room.After finally managing to get out the library, as you start to walk home, you are granted by the campus thugs. After they re-iterate how much you look like crap already, they promptly decide to kick your teeth in. You wake up 30 minutes cold and bloody, and your $3000 laptop is gone. Haha I don't think I'd want one of these if I was still in college.


    *Install GPS tracking device and a backdoor software, preferably BIOS based*

    Then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4oB28ksiIo
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    A Bad Day , August 20, 2012 11:39 PM
    Also, wouldn't it be cheaper to install a mid-range desktop GPU in one of those laptops instead of two "high-range" mobile GPUs?

    Besides, a dual GPU setup is more likely to be a hassle, especially for games that don't or only partially support multi-GPUs.
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    TheBigTroll , August 21, 2012 12:01 AM
    blazorthonThe 7970M is generally cheaper and substantially faster than the GTX 680M. Anyone buying this should consider that when they choose their options.


    the last time i checked, the 680m uses a gtx670 chip thats been downclocked 200mhz. i highly doubt the underclocked 7870 can beat the underclocked gtx670
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