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Origin PC Shows Off EON15-X And EON17-X Laptops With G-Sync At E3

Amidst the plethora of developers and publishers at E3, we spent some time with a familiar face. Origin PC was on hand to give us a preview of two updated versions of its laptops, which will now include Nvidia's G-Sync technology.

The last time we heard about the EON15-X and EON17-X was at the beginning of this year (where we listed full specs) when the company announced that both laptops would have Intel desktop processors starting with an Intel Core i5-4460S (2.9 GHz, 3.4 GHz Turbo) and all the way to the powerful Intel Core i7-4790K (4.0 GHz, 4.4 GHz Turbo). We already know that both laptops support Nvidia graphics cards ranging from the GTX 965M to the GTX 980M, so it only made sense that G-Sync support was forthcoming.

Considering the cost of G-Sync monitors compared to FreeSync, you would expect a huge price increase on both laptops. This may be attributed to Nvidia's use of a customized field-programmable gate array (FPGA), while AMD is sticking to manipulating software by using the open-source spec in DisplayPort 1.4 for its brand. Origin said that the price difference for the updated laptop model would be less than $100. Unfortunately, we don't know precisely what actually constitutes the slight increase in price.

In any case, the G-Sync versions of the laptops won't take long to implement, with the laptop coming out sometime in the next 30 days. Origin PC is just the latest of many laptop manufacturers joining the trend that started a few weeks ago at Computex. With users taking sides on the G-Sync vs. FreeSync battle, it will be worth noting how many people decide to get the new EON15-X and EON17-X.

Furthermore, we'll see which technology is truly superior in a few weeks when we have our G-Sync vs. FreeSync event on July 18.

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  • MasterMace
    These guys make -real- gaming pcs. Their laptops are legit gaming platforms that people should look to with the same fidelity that pre-Dell Alienware had. They are also small enough that you are not paying an extra price for the name.
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  • LunarPropane
    These guys make -real- gaming pcs. Their laptops are legit gaming platforms that people should look to with the same fidelity that pre-Dell Alienware had. They are also small enough that you are not paying an extra price for the name.
    They are the same people. They sold Alienware and then went on to start OriginPC.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    These guys make -real- gaming pcs. Their laptops are legit gaming platforms that people should look to with the same fidelity that pre-Dell Alienware had. They are also small enough that you are not paying an extra price for the name.

    so you think 6k for a computer is not paying extra? (That is only CPU, PSU, MB, Memory, one SSD, no HDD and SLI and case) There towers start at 2,2k and you don't even get top of the line hardware at that starting price point.

    That is a crazy rip off. The system I can build for 6k would be crazy. Granted I will not have the extra goodies.
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  • TechyInAZ
    Looks great! Origin PC has been my favorite custom builder for a long time now. Amazed they fit desktop CPUs into those thin laptop chassis.
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  • MasterMace
    so you think 6k for a computer is not paying extra? (That is only CPU, PSU, MB, Memory, one SSD, no HDD and SLI and case) There towers start at 2,2k and you don't even get top of the line hardware at that starting price point.

    That is a crazy rip off. The system I can build for 6k would be crazy. Granted I will not have the extra goodies.

    Don't know where you pulled 6k out of, but it sure stinks. EON17-X Laptop with an i7 4790k, GTX 980M, AC Wireless, 750gb 7200RPM HDD, Samsung 850 250gb SSD, for $2600.

    Their Full tower Genesis starts at $1766 for Z97 boards, $2203 for X99 boards, and if you added enough stuff to get to $6k on the X99 board, you'd be looking at 3x or 4x SLI with multi stage liquid cooling. Their Mid Tower starts at $1730 for Z97, $2165 for X99. What you're paying for are the parts and the build.

    When people are looking at getting these custom builds, they are primarily looking at builds they cannot do themselves - laptops. However, their desktops are also very nice.
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  • wtfxxxgp
    Origin PC is cool man. Hopefully they don't sell out again. RIP Alienware.
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  • Ninjawithagun
    Price? And is it competitve versus other gaming laptops on the market? In other words, why is this company and laptop model worth buying versus other brands?
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