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Origin PC Has a New Thin & Light High-Performance Laptop

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Origin PC released on Tuesday its very first “thin and light” laptop for gamers and enthusiasts, the EVO15-S. The notebook measures only 0.79 inches thin and weighs 4.36 pounds, making it easy for gamers to play their favorite titles in a hotel room, on the road, at a LAN party and so on. The notebook is available now for a starting price of $2,199.

"It’s amazing how much mobile technology has evolved over the years where you can now enjoy the most graphically intense games  on such an insanely thin and lightweight laptop.” said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and cofounder.

This new laptop features a 15.6-inch eDP display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, or customers can opt for the 15.6-inch screen with a 2880 x 1620 resolution. Backing these screens is an Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad-core processor (2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz), a Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M GPU with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and 16 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory (8 GB x 2).

The laptop also provides up to two 128 GB SSDs in RAID 0 along with a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD, an SD card reader, Killer E2200 game networking and Intel dual-band Wireless AC connectivity, a built-in 720p HD webcam, three USB 3.0 ports and premium speakers with a subwoofer. All of this is kept cool using a dual-fan thermal cooling system. Custom paint or laser etching is also available.

In addition to those features, the laptop also sports a backlit multi-color keyboard with anti-ghosting keys, making it easy for PC gamers to maneuver their player character in the dark (man cave). Audio can be handled by the default integrated Sound Blaster Cinema 2, or by external devices like the Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro or the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro.

Finally, customers also have five operating system options to choose from: the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, and the 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Professional.

"The EVO15-S embarks a new era for high quality and high performance  laptops thanks to the power of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 870M graphics card, Intel’s 4th gen Haswell mobile processor, and ORIGIN PC’s industry leading lifetime 24/7 phone support,” Wasielewski adds. “The EVO15-S is by far the thinnest and lightest laptop ORIGIN PC has ever offered and comes without compromising power and performance.”

For more information about the new EVO15-S, head here.

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    RoxasForTheWin , July 16, 2014 9:59 AM
    If only I had the money
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    Spac3nerd , July 16, 2014 12:08 PM
    I never understood the appeal of light gaming or workstation laptops. Nobody plays heavy games or develops with the laptop on their lap. These laptops spend 90% of their life on a desk, where weight is not a very important factor.
    You could argue that it's easier to haul around, but a 7lb 15" laptop isn't much harder to carry than a 4lb 15" laptop, unless you have muscle atrophy.
    In my case, my workstation is on a desk at home, I put it in a bag, carry it 15 meters to my car, drive to work, carry it a bit to my desk, and it stays there until the end of the day.
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    apone , July 16, 2014 1:18 PM
    @ Spac3nerd

    It's not about the weight but convenience, time, and logistics. Having been to my share of LAN parties, a gaming laptop saves lots of time and energy by not having to deal with hauling, managing, & plugging in all types of cables between the tower, monitor, peripherals and no issue with enough working space to set up shop. Less time with these issues equals more time gaming.

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    apone , July 16, 2014 1:18 PM
    @ Spac3nerd

    It's not about the weight but convenience, time, and logistics. Having been to my share of LAN parties, a gaming laptop saves lots of time and energy by not having to deal with hauling, managing, & plugging in all types of cables between the tower, monitor, peripherals and no issue with enough working space to set up shop. Less time with these issues equals more time gaming.
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    Spac3nerd , July 16, 2014 1:33 PM
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    @ Spac3nerd

    It's not about the weight but convenience, time, and logistics. Having been to my share of LAN parties, a gaming laptop saves lots of time and energy by not having to deal with hauling, managing, & plugging in all types of cables between the tower, monitor, peripherals and no issue with enough working space to set up shop. Less time with these issues equals more time gaming.



    Sorry if the word "workstation" implied a desktop. I mean to say "mobile workstation", as in a laptop that has workstation-grade hardware and warranty support.
    I can see how hauling a desktop computer might be quite the inconvenience in that use case.
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    Keenan Johnson , July 16, 2014 6:02 PM
    Eh, laptops never where my thing. Too expensive for the performance. But it's still impressive how much computing power can be crammed into such a small enclosure. If I were a student who could get grants for such things, I'd probably buy one. This would kill anything Apple has to offer!
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    yoalec , July 17, 2014 6:31 AM
    This is also way over-priced for the parts that are in it.
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    Keenan Johnson , July 18, 2014 6:23 PM
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    This is also way over-priced for the parts that are in it.


    Very true, for that amount of money you could make on hell of a strong machine!