Origin PC EON15-X Gaming Laptop Review: High Performance, Higher Price

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Gaming Benchmarks

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is an incredibly GPU-intensive title, so only the most powerful systems will be able to maintain 60 FPS here. The EON15-X just barely manages 60 frames per second thanks to its GTX 1080, while the Equinox fell behind.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is a staple in our benchmark suite because its multiple scenes offer varying levels of stress testing. The EON15-X tops the charts yet again and consistently delivers over 60 fps. The only exception is during the Vinewood Sign scene, which stresses even the most powerful laptops due to its distant object and landscape rendering.


Hitman is our go-to gaming benchmark for CPU testing. Sure enough, the EON15-X’s i7-8700K scored first place, boasting a 17 percent performance lead over the Aorus X7 and its i7-7820HK. The lower end systems in this roundup still perform well, maintaining over 60 fps on average across the board.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a relatively easy title to run. The Digital Storm Equinox maintained well above 60 fps with ease, so anything higher than a Max-Q GTX 1070 will deliver great frame rates. For the EON15-X, this is just extra insurance.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the most demanding games out there right now, so it’s an ideal title for laptop benchmarking. It features a GPU-intensive workload. Sure enough, the EON5-X and X7 score neck-to-neck due to their GTX 1080s. Only a GTX 1080 will maintain 60 fps at maximum settings.

The Division

The Division features a platform-based workload. The EON15-X and X7 are nearly head-to-head, with the former taking a 4 percent lead over the latter due to its desktop CPU. All of the laptops in this roundup can run over 60 fps comfortably.

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  • TJ Hooker
    Incredibly heavy
    7.5 pounds
    Pfft, I remember the Asus G75VX I had several years ago, thing was over 9 lbs (over 10 with power brick) :P
  • bettykmertens
    Two more memory slots are hidden on the other side of the motherboard, and will require more disassembly to access. The rest of the interior consists of the EON15-X’s cooling solution...........www.precandy.com????????????????
  • milkod2001
    People must be buying them if they are still making super expensive gaming laptops. What does it tell you about us customers? Are we really that dumb? I mean playing games on $3500 laptop, tiny 15'' sreen, super heavy, ugly and loud under full load. Why? If you can have much faster PC with 4k monitor at much cheaper price. I just don't get it.
  • juliasweeney
  • juliasweeney
    The touchpad is divided into one slate on the top plus left and right clicks on the bottom. The slate has a smooth matte finish which provides excellent tracking, but it has a slight amount of surface drag SEE TO COPY PAST...........www.seekcyber.com
  • juliasweeney
  • photonboy
    1) Refresh rate?
    I spent 15 minutes online and could NOT find out what it is. I'm guessing either 60Hz or 75Hz but why is there no info anywhere?

    2) Noise?
    Unless I missed it in the article all I see is that it supposedly has excellent cooling. Well, if it's at all NOISY then you can't say the cooling is excellent. You need to have both minimal CPU and GPU throttling in addition to low noise to say that.

    Above where my main questions right off the bat but also the ones I couldn't find info on. Coincidence?

    3) 1920x1080 only?
    Not even another option at the Origin site despite many, many other configurations for CPU and other parts.

    So let me get this straight, we put in a CPU and GPU that can drive many games far above 60FPS at 1920x1080 but may not have a sufficiently high enough refresh rate to stay in GSYNC mode?

    I know some people will take all the CPU and GPU power they can handle but for me if it's only a 1080p screen at 75Hz or less that seems a mistake.

    I think the AORUS in this review has a 120Hz, 2560x1440 screen so... what's the deal?
  • ZM Fong
    Why buy from originpc. HIDevolution and ObsidianPC are clearly better options for P750/P751/P775/P870TM
  • clark_c
    I looked at HIDevolution & ObsidianPC, but Origin appears to have the best options for me to get a high powered laptop with a 17" screen. The prices from HIDevolution for a laptop with a 6 core processor running at 3.7Ghz are far higher than from Origin. Also, the ObsidianPC prices are significantly higher and it ships from the UK.