Price Analysis and Conclusion
Versus the Competition
The Origin PC EON15-X is the first laptop we’ve tested with a desktop-class Coffee Lake CPU. It delivers outstanding performance across the board thanks to the Intel Core i7-8700K. However, with its desktop-class internals, fast storage solution and premium packaging experience, our EON15-X comes out to $3,512, which is well out of range of many gamer’s budgets.
The closest comparison to the EON15-X is the Aorus X7 DT v7 due to its GTX 1080. In most cases, its mobile i7-7820HK doesn’t hold a candle to the i7-8700K. However, in GPU-intensive games like Rise of the Tomb Raider or Grand Theft Auto V, the Aorus comes within range of Origin’s laptop.. It also has both a higher display resolution and faster refresh rate. Finally, it can be found $2,600, or nearly $1,000 cheaper than the EON15-X.
Next up is the Acer Predator Triton 700, which features the GTX 1080 Max-Q. It’s much thinner than the EON15-X at 0.7 inches thick, but it loses out on quite a bit of performance, especially in thermal dissipation. Perhaps the biggest drawback is the price, as the Triton 700 can be found for $2,800, making it $200 more expensive than the Aorus while offering nowhere near as much performance.
If you’re looking for a thin-and-light gaming machine. A great alternative is the Digital Storm Equinox. The configuration we tested runs for $1,875, measures 0.7 inches thin and weighs only 4.4 pounds. It’s the lowest performer in this roundup, but its allure stems from its portability and price.
The Origin PC EON15-X is an outstanding machine that packs desktop power into a laptop. Its impressive performance stems from its desktop internals, lightning-fast Samsung 970 Pro and adequate cooling solution. But it’s too big to be a machine that you can bring with you on a daily basis. Even if you do carry it around, the battery won’t last you long.
All things considered, the Origin PC EON15-X is one of the most powerful laptops we’ve tested thus far. Those with deep pockets and a desire for desktop specs will enjoy it thoroughly, but it’s a big investment.
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