The Eon17-SLX sells from $1,858 and can be ordered with CPUs up to Intel's Core i7-3940XM processor overclocked to 4.5 GHz, Nvidia's GeForce 680M or AMD's 7970M graphic cards in SLI or CrossFire configurations, up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory. There is also an option that lets users upgrade the 17.3-inch 1080p display to a 3D version with Nvidia's Vision 2 3D glasses for $305.
If there is a downside, then it is that this Eon17-SLX is based on a whitebox design that is sold by Clevo as the P370EM3. The difference between the bulk and the Origin PC shell is Origin's logo on the lid. There is a good chance that other variations of the notebook design will emerge or already exist in the market. Clevo sells the P370EM3 as a "high-end mobile solution" that is the "thinnest 17.3-inch laptop with Dual 100watt VGA in the world".
The 3D version of the Eon17-SLX is priced from $2,163 and a fully decked out model with two GTX 680M GPUs, an overclocked 3940XM CPU, 32 GB memory, a Blu-ray burner, and two 480 GB SSDs will send you into the $6,000 neighborhood.
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Granted it sounds like Origin's case allows for more expansion I still think I'm paying for the brand and way too much for the assembly as a whole.
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Eon17-SLX is based on a whitebox design that is sold by "Clevo" as the P370EM3
Thanks for pointing that out. Didn't make that connection for some reason.
Single 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M 480
Single 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 680M 738
considering, at least that the 7970m is about a 7850 and that goes for the 680m too.
and the 7850 costs 200$, they are screwing you there.
the graphics card alone in this thing is where you are getting screwed, ot their credit, nowhere else are they over chargeing for the parts. even ram, where they could easily over charge, they are offering you probably better prices than the desktop equivalent.
that said, i do not like the screen ratio, and i do not like that the better screen option is tied to nvidia.
but beyond that its not a bad laptop, just over priced graphic components, and possibly cpu but i cant tell.
that said, again, there was a desktop replacement here a few months back that was 2100$ with dual gpu of the 7970 as a standard option... or was that 3000$ i believe it was 2000 because i thought it was a very reasonable price for what you got.
If i remmber correctly, it takes about 300W of power to run.
For some reason, id rather get a desktop for 2k and then a great laptop for 2k, than spend 6k on that monstrosity.