Florida-based PC manufacturer Origin has built a laptop set to make the eyes of even the most ardent desktop gamer water; the EON17-SLX packs in either a single desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card or two 8GB GTX 980M cards in SLI, an Intel Core i7 processor, and 32GB of RAM [4 x 8GB DDR4-2133 sticks) into its compact case. Origin also promises that, in future, a 64GB (2400MHz) model will be available.
The customisable laptop can be seriously overpowered by integrating an Intel Core i7 6700K Quad-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz TurboBoost) and Dual 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M with G-SYNC in SLI, and then taking advantage of Origin’s professional graphics card and processor overclocking service.
The EON17-SLX comes with a 17.3-inch IPS true 1080p, 16:9 display which utilises NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for tear-free gaming and support for up to three displays simultaneously.
Despite being packed to the gills, there is also space for two 2.5-inch HDD or SSD drives, plus two SATA m.2 SSDs, both of which can be configured into a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array.
As far as connectivity goes, the EON17-SLX offers built-in Dual Killer E2400 gigabit Ethernet, Intel PRO Wireless AC 7265 WiFi, SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Type-C and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, and Thunderbolt 3 for data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps.