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Origin PC Eon11-S: Great Gaming Performance From A Tiny Notebook?

Energy, Battery Life, And Efficiency

Moderate power consumption is mandatory for mobility, since large batteries and oversized heat sinks contribute to both size and weight. The Eon11-S has an exceptionally low power profile, and the scaling of these graphs makes it pretty clear that a number of components play important roles in keeping energy use low on the Origin PC configuration.

The Eon11-S’s compact chassis demands a smaller and lower-capacity battery compared to the Racer 2.0. But because its power consumption is so low, it's able to deliver longer battery life.

Battery Eater Pro represents a distinctly synthetic test, so we also wanted to see how long each of these gaming-oriented notebooks could sustain real-world 3D workloads before running out of juice. The Eon11-S also tops our records there, running Battlefield 3 for 50 minutes, beating the GeForce GTX 660M-equipped Racer 2.0 by seven minutes, and doubling the game time afforded to the Racer 2.0’s battery by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 675M.

Efficiency compares work to energy, and we use a simple chart of performance averages to gauge how much work each of these systems achieves. The mid-power, mid-sized Racer 2.0 with GeForce GTX 660M graphics sets the baseline.

A 28% power savings sounds like a great tradeoff for a 9% performance loss, so long as that 9% doesn't keep the system from being fast enough to satisfy its target audience. The Eon11-S is a gaming notebook, after all, and we’ll discuss how it fits in that role on the next page.

  • joytech22
    It's quite the potent little power house isn't it.
    I can bet you one thing though the pricing won't be as potent lol.
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  • UltimateDeep
    This is based on the Clevo W110ER. What other Barebones can go as powerful as such in a small package.
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  • Estix
    joytech22It's quite the potent little power house isn't it.I can bet you one thing though the pricing won't be as potent lol.It's based off a Clevo barebones, so it's the same as the Sager NP6110 which starts at $899

    http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_customed&model_name=NP6110

    I just wish they'd offer a screen better than 1366x768 (at least 1440x900 or such)
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  • mayankleoboy1
    I have a first gen corei3 notebook. It runs fine, but battery isnt too great.
    But i wont be upgrading to anything till haswell is released.
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  • amuffin
    Too bad they don't offer the GT650M 1GB GDDR5 which faster than the DDR3 version.....
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  • Pyree
    EstixIt's based off a Clevo barebones, so it's the same as the Sager NP6110 which starts at $899http://www.sagernotebook.com/index ame=NP6110I just wish they'd offer a screen better than 1366x768 (at least 1440x900 or such)
    9538812 said:
    Too bad they don't offer the GT650M 1GB GDDR5 which faster than the DDR3 version.....
    There is a bios mod for some crazy OC on the GPU. Although you are right amuffin, the GDDR3 on the GT 650m is a let down. You can get the W150ER at similar price (also has a bios mod for OC) with GT 650m GDDR5 although it is a 15 inch (but 1080p screen).
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  • captainblacko
    shame about the resolution but a 11 inch mobile gaming machine is pretty appealing to me. i could get a few sneaky rounds on BF3 whilst on the toilet at work....
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  • whyso
    The thing Im the most pumped about is the windows 7 physical media.
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  • captainblacko
    scan have a version in the UK.

    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1459
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  • captainblacko
    the scan version comes with the 2gb 650M
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