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Origin Claims "World's First" with 3D Laptop Sporting SLI

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Origin PC claims its EON17-X3D is the world's first laptop to sport two graphics cards in SLI mode.

We have another "world's first," this time it's a 3D-capable laptop sporting two Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M cards, overclocked and running in SLI mode. Called the EON17-X3D, Origin PC's new customizable laptop also comes stuffed with the latest Intel X79 chipset, 2nd generation Intel quad and hexacore processors, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses with LightBoost Technology, a built-in 3D emitter, a 17.3-inch 1080p 3D LED-backlit display and more.

"Origin PC continues to lead the industry by being the first to offer a 3D laptop with dual overclocked graphics cards in SLI." said Kevin Wasielewski Origin PC CEO and co-founder. "The Origin EON17-X3D is the ultimate mobile 3D experience. Whether you are at home or on the road, you will forget where you are and become immersed in the world of 3D."

The EON17-X3D starts at a hefty $3,032, and offers up to 32 GB of 1333 MHz Corsair quad channel memory, and up to 16 GB of 1866 MHz Corsair Vengeance quad channel memory. On the storage front, customers can cram up to three drives into the chassis, with a storage limit of 3 TB -- there's also a built-in 9-in-1 card reader for additional storage. Processor options include Intel's Core i7-3820 (3.66 GHz / 3.9 GHz), Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz / 3.8 GHz) and Core i7-3960X Extreme (3.3 GHz / 3.9 GHz).

As for other features, the laptop offers three Nvidia GPU configurations, Blu-ray and DVD burner options, a customizable backlit keyboard with three lighting zones and seven colors, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an Express Card (54/34) slot, HDMI 1.4a output, a mini IEEE 1394b port, a single-link DVI-I output port, and more. Network options include built-in Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 a//g/n, Intel's Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Wireless 802.11 a/g/n or Bigfoot Networks' Killer Wireless N 1103 802.11 a/g/draft-n.

To round out the package, customers can customize the chassis by mix-matching Origin's library of colors and layouts, or they can simply design their own. "We all know it's what's under the hood that counts, but this doesn't mean you have to be stuck with a bland design," Origin said. "For gamers our systems are an extension of ourselves. We want to stand out in, or out of the game. Origin understands this and we deliver by offering you several color and design options, but it doesn't stop there. Become truly original by sending in your own artwork to be airbrushed on your Origin EON17-X or give us a call and we will work with you to develop your own unique design."

To find out more about the "world's first" laptop sporting two Nvidia cards in SLI, head here.

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    jdog2pt0 , February 21, 2012 6:08 PM
    Further info: the battery lasts just long enough to get to the login screen.

    Not sure why they call them laptops. Portable desktops seems a more fitting title.
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    jdog2pt0 , February 21, 2012 6:08 PM
    Further info: the battery lasts just long enough to get to the login screen.

    Not sure why they call them laptops. Portable desktops seems a more fitting title.
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    thently , February 21, 2012 6:10 PM
    This is neat but so useless in real life. Fist off Flamming hot this thing must sound like a tornado with all it fans going full blast. And who wants to be staring at a little bitty 3d screen wearing those stupid looking glasses LOL. The power in this thing is awsome but eh.... I got a gaming laptop through work and its fun but unless I'm on the road it does not get much use sits in the corner and i game on a desktop.... Guess its personal prefrence but who wants to sit in fron of a laptop for hours on end playing games.

    Thent
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    DroKing , February 21, 2012 6:12 PM
    I agree with you jdog ^^ How can all this power can be sustained by current near worthless lithium batteries that can barely power those tiny smartphones.... laptops with full x86 cpu and gpus... forget it.
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    digitalzom-b , February 21, 2012 6:13 PM
    Also comes with a bucket full of water to submerge it in while you use it...

    Might be hard to play with all that steam coming over your screen though...
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    nebun , February 21, 2012 6:23 PM
    this is good for college kids since there is not much room for a desktop....portability, not so much
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    ap3x , February 21, 2012 6:27 PM
    jdog2pt0Further info: the battery lasts just long enough to get to the login screen.Not sure why they call them laptops. Portable desktops seems a more fitting title.


    lol, login screen in 3D. lol These damn machines weight over 12 pounds allot of times. I am sure this will be somewhere around there as well. What is the point unless you game everywhere you go.
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    danwat1234 , February 21, 2012 6:27 PM
    jdog2pt0Further info: the battery lasts just long enough to get to the login screen.Not sure why they call them laptops. Portable desktops seems a more fitting title.


    If it supports Optimus, where the 2 video cards can shut down and just has the on-die Intel graphics, then I'd expect 2 hours or more. But yeah otherwise, like 30 minutes i guess.
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    dalethepcman , February 21, 2012 6:40 PM
    Ditch the 3D glasses and maybe my wallet will talk, until then ill stick to the Toshiba.

    http://gizmodo.com/5818162/the-qosmio-f750-is-the-first-glassesless-3d-laptop
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    rocknrollz , February 21, 2012 6:41 PM
    I am hoping big with Origin. I expect this laptop to be decent, as it is the "first" SLI laptop. This is only the first, now we can expect to see improvment on battery life, heat, and weight. The most important thing is that it was done.
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    Mousemonkey , February 21, 2012 6:52 PM
    Didn't Alienware use to do SLi laptops?

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/1002656/alienware-sli-laptop-rocks-games
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    ap3x , February 21, 2012 7:01 PM
    mousemonkeyDidn't Alienware use to do SLi laptops?http://www.theinquirer.net/inquire [...] ocks-games


    Yea, SLI in laptops have been done for years. This is by no means the first unless they are able to do it in a form factor that still allows for some level of portability.
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    Khimera2000 , February 21, 2012 7:10 PM
    they should really throw in some nice military discounts, its the only group I know of that would have there eyes on this thing on a regular basis.

    Military = limited space + long deployments to save up for expensive stuff.
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    chicofehr , February 21, 2012 7:18 PM
    Who cares about 3D? Its just a coverup for the fact that the graphics aren't getting better because of those stupid ()%*(&)#(*$#$ consoles. I want better graphics!!!! I'll be impressed when we get real holographic projectors. Pseudo 3D is still 2D in the end and nothing else.
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    frozenlead , February 21, 2012 7:24 PM
    Again, this is a Clevo chassis. Many, many manufacturers (some for cheaper prices) carry this same machine.

    See: Sager, Eurocom, XoticPC..
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    mickey21 , February 21, 2012 7:35 PM
    frozenleadAgain, this is a Clevo chassis. Many, many manufacturers (some for cheaper prices) carry this same machine.See: Sager, Eurocom, XoticPC..

    Not to mention Clevo has been doing SLI for years. Had a Clevo branded SLI laptop rig many many moons ago in 2006.
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    digitalzom-b , February 21, 2012 7:37 PM
    Yeah... but this one has 3d. :|
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    JOSHSKORN , February 21, 2012 7:42 PM
    Wonderful, a $3k laptop that supports this gimmick 3D that won't be around much longer.

    I bet it'll play Crysis, though, if the battery doesn't die by time the computer boots up.
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    thehidecheck , February 21, 2012 7:42 PM
    soldier372 580m in SLI for just a 1080p laptop way overkill and I'm a hardcore gamer but game at 2560 x 1600 with 2 gtx 580s 3gb versions. I also have a Asus G74 Sandy with a single 560 in it and it lasts about 90 min on high performance mode, cant imagine this lap lasting more than 30 min with those specs
    GTX 580>>>>>GTX 580M
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    jaber2 , February 21, 2012 8:00 PM
    I know there are some people who want to game on thier laptop and notebook, they will sell some but don't think it will replace my desktop anytime soon.
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    Soda-88 , February 21, 2012 8:05 PM
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    If it supports Optimus, where the 2 video cards can shut down and just has the on-die Intel graphics, then I'd expect 2 hours or more. But yeah otherwise, like 30 minutes i guess.


    pretty sure SB-E doesn't have built-in gpu
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