updated 11:21 am EDT, Mon October 28, 2013
Notebook offers dual GPUs, Haswell processors, five storage drive options
Origin PC has launched its new high-performance notebook aimed at enthusiasts and mobile gamers, one with support for dual Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards. The EON17-SLX desktop replacement is able to use the two cards in SLI for optimum mobile graphics performance, and works in tandem with a fourth-gen Intel Haswell mobile processor.
Sporting a 17.3-inch 1080p display, the notebook can be fitted with a choice of the Nvidia GTX 765M 2GB or the GTX 780M 4GB graphics cards, with the added choice of either single or dual cards, and the option for Origin to overclock them. Processor choices range from a quad-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 to an Extreme Core i7 clocked at 3.0GHz, with RAM ranging between 4GB and 32GB.
The dual mSATA and dual standard hard drive or SSD storage can be added to by an optical bay hard drive caddy allowing for a total of five storage drives, with a Thunderbolt connection allowing for even more external storage options. Four USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, eSATA, Ethernet, audio jacks, DisplayPort, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, fingerprint reader, a 5-megapixel external camera, 1MP webcam, and a media card reader are included, with further options for internal optical and external drives, HDTV tuner, and a capture card also available.
Available to buy now, the Origin EON17-SLX is customizable, and starts from just under $2,000 for a single GPU system.