Origin PC released on Tuesday its very first “thin and light” laptop for gamers and enthusiasts, the EVO15-S (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab).