Origin PC Launches Gaming Laptop With Dual GPUs

On Monday Origin PC launched its most powerful EON laptop yet, the EON17-SLX (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab).

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  • dingo07
    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!
  • azathoth
    Is this thing going to burst into flames when you fire up a game though?
  • jarred125
    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.
  • DroKing
    under 2k for this much power in a laptop form is rather interesting in how the future will look =D
  • sp0nger
    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.
  • cknobman
    LMAO Nvidia upgrade price is such fracking BS.

    Screw you Nvidia.
  • 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.
  • ram1009
    I can hardly wait to read a review.
  • blazorthon
    The 7970M is generally cheaper and substantially faster than the GTX 680M. Anyone buying this should consider that when they choose their options.
  • longshotthe1st
    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.