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Origin's EON17 Laptop Has Maxed Out Specs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

If you were looking for something beefy, here it is.

Origin PC is set on making some of the most crazy, over the top computers and they've released a new one called the EON17.

Some of the crazy specifications include dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M video cards in SLI and up to 24GB of RAM (that's more RAM than I have in my entire home!).

Specifications

•           17.3 Full HD LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen, 1920 x 1080

•           Up to Intel Core i7 980X Desktop Processors

•           Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video cards

•           Up to 24GB of Triple Channel DDR3 Memory

•           Up to Three Hard Drives

•           Full Size Keyboard with Numeric Pad

•           HDMI In and Out; Optical Digital Out, up to 7.1 HD

•           Touch Sensitive Multi-gesture Pad and Instant Access Buttons

“We’ve noticed growing demand from the Origin community for a mobile high-performance solution that doesn’t force you to compromise.” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Origin.  “The EON 17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds.”

Pricing starts at $2,499, but budget for at least twice that much if you're planning on going with the top-end options.

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    Vampyrbyte , 29 September 2010 21:39
    Laptop graphics card!! Good one!
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    shihabyooo , 30 September 2010 00:02
    For that starting Price. I could build a high-end performance Desktop that could deliver 10 times the punch this thing does.

    Mobility Gaming ----> Fail.
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    Rab1d-BDGR , 30 September 2010 01:31
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    Up to 24GB of Triple Channel DDR3 Memory


    Now that's just silly, this isn't meant to be a workstation!
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    ik242 , 30 September 2010 08:52
    battery life... 20 minutes?
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    MKeeper , 1 October 2010 20:25
    shihabyoooFor that starting Price. I could build a high-end performance Desktop that could deliver 10 times the punch this thing does.Mobility Gaming ----> Fail.


    Who said it's a gaming machine?
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    MKeeper , 1 October 2010 20:27
    Rab1d-BDGRNow that's just silly, this isn't meant to be a workstation!


    Why not?

    I'm looking at 16GB minium for my next laptop .. I run several virtual machines (using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V) and often run out of RAM.

    When I'm spending 3 months working on client site I want to be able to have a hard-core multi-server workstation by day .. and an HD video / gaming rig for my evening entertainment.

    sure .. it's expensive .. but compared to other machines (like a fully-specced Alienware Mx17) it's not actually that bad!
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    MKeeper , 1 October 2010 20:29
    VampyrbyteLaptop graphics card!! Good one!


    Name a game that won't run on 2x GeForce GTX 480M SLi ??

    I have a single Radeon Mobility HD 4850 and every single game I play works great (most of them at max gfx settings).

    Who cares if I can't get the highest possible resolution or 8x AA /w anisotropic on a laptop screen ??

    And on that machine I can't think of a game that would struggle.
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    Rab1d-BDGR , 1 October 2010 23:27
    MKeeperWhy not?I'm looking at 16GB minium for my next laptop .. I run several virtual machines (using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V) and often run out of RAM.When I'm spending 3 months working on client site I want to be able to have a hard-core multi-server workstation by day .. and an HD video / gaming rig for my evening entertainment.sure .. it's expensive .. but compared to other machines (like a fully-specced Alienware Mx17) it's not actually that bad!


    I fully agree that for things like VMs etc 24GiB makes sense, but by the time games can benefit from that sort of memory usage, the CPU and GPUs will be woefully out of date. My desktop has 12GiB and I've never used more than a fraction during games. I suppose if you're some sort of scientist using CUDA for modeling/data analysis this is kind of like having a portable supercomputer - which would be very cool! However, I'm not sure how many of these will be turning up at LAN parties.
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    shihabyooo , 9 October 2010 20:52
    MKeeperWho said it's a gaming machine?


    “The EON 17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds.”

    I might have skipped on the "professionals" part. But "Gaming" is still there.