On Monday Origin PC made available what it calls the world's most powerful laptop: the EON17-X (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab).