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ORIGIN EON 15 Gaming Laptop Review

Posted: May 27, 2010
ORIGIN EON 15 Gaming Laptop Review
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Sometimes, we like to see what's on your mind as far as what gadgets you'd like to have reviewed. This is one of those times. This viewer-requested Gadget Pr0n focuses on the ORIGIN EON 15 Gaming Laptop, a rig that hopes to bring PCs back to their gaming roots.

What You Need To Know

  • This is one of the heaviest laptops we've reviewed.
  • It's also very thick with a utilitarian design.
  • You can get a custom paint job but they start at $160.
  • For a 15" laptop, it also has a large extended keyboard and a touch pad, in addition to its LED backlit display.
  • The keyboard is pretty easy to use, and is widely spaced. We wish it were backlit, though.
  • The touch pad is also large and multi-touch, but it has a weird smooth texture. It's probably better to use a gaming mouse anyway.
  • The display is full 1080p full HD and looks terrific.
  • It's not as big as some gaming laptops, but it doesn't seem to be a problem when playing.
  • This has some of the best specs we've seen in a gaming laptop: Intel Core i7 processor & ATI 5870 video card.
  • It's just barely the fastest we've reviewed.
  • We maxed out all the settings in Blur and it had absolutely no problem.
  • It will blow through any game on the market and should be fine for years to come.
  • As for our normal 3DMark Vantage tests, it scored the highest we've seen but only by a couple hundred points (8,421).
  • It just barely beat the Asus Stealth Fighter laptop.

Price

  • $1,620 but the one we reveiwed includes upgraded parts for around $2,400.

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The design is a little clunky but it's the fastest laptop we've ever seen.

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Comments are Closed

  • lisaroy1

    Thats Wow,
    I am also very much found of Laptops
    I would also love to know more details on it,and the upgradations you people made on it.
    http://www.thetech360.com/

    Posted: January 20, 2011 12:32 AM
    lisaroy1
  • Lonestar-OMF

    Good and entertaining review.

    Posted: August 23, 2010 10:03 PM
    Lonestar-OMF
  • mattaka

    can you give me a list of what you upgraded on it

    Posted: June 26, 2010 11:15 PM
    mattaka
  • Gathoom

    Yay starcraft 2 reference... but no i will be play SC2 on high settings on my custom built sex machine.... but the laptop would be nice in bed.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 9:21 AM
    Gathoom
  • Zombie-Juggernaut

    This laptop looks identical to my Sager NP8690 except for the origin emblem and fingerprint scanner.
    check it out
    http://www.sagernotebook.com /index.php?page=product_info&a mp;model_name=NP8690

    Posted: May 30, 2010 11:05 AM
    Zombie-Juggernaut
  • S1ghup

    Actually there are far superior gaming laptops out there, this rig while nice is lacking in comparison to some of the others out there. Do a google search for Sager Notebooks or use this link and check out the specs. http://www.sagernotebook.com/i ndex.php?page=product_customed &model_name=NP8120

    Posted: May 28, 2010 4:31 PM
  • ConformityCow

    I don't know why anyone would carry around $2400.00 worth of computer. That to me is just crying out to get stolen or damaged. Playing on a 15 inch screen is not doing the games justice and I'm positive this computer gets extremely hot. Totally not worth it.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 2:12 PM
    ConformityCow
  • vaingloryyy

    What are the specs of the laptop they reviewed?

    Posted: May 28, 2010 1:15 PM
    vaingloryyy
  • J_Boolihans

    Kevin, let's stop referring to 1080 as full HD with respect to laptops (or any computer monitor). Despite what the marketing departments want us to believe, my dell laptop that I bought two years ago for $1400 is 1920 by 1200 (and LED backlit) for crying out loud.

    Posted: May 28, 2010 11:51 AM
    J_Boolihans
  • M0t0rBreath

    Hahaa I was laughing so hard when Kevin said "Aroused" then Olivia's reaction made it even better!! :)

    Posted: May 27, 2010 11:47 PM
    M0t0rBreath
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