Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDsby Anton Shilov on August 1, 2018 2:00 PM EST
Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped with a six-core Intel CPU, a GTX 1060 GPU, plenty of storage space, and a 15.6-inch Full-HD display.
The Origin PC EON15-S is based on Intel’s Coffee Lake-H platform and will use Intel’s six-core Core i7-8750H or Core i9-8950HK processors, with optional overclocking. Origin PC will traditionally offer its customers to build their EON15-S systems to order, and can integrate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory as well as up to two M.2/NVMe SSDs featuring 4 TB of storage in total. As for graphics, the laptops will be offered with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory.
One of the key selling points of the EON15-S is its “hybrid” mechanical keyboard featuring individual key RGB lighting as well as WASD and arrow keys covered with a protective layer to improve their durability.
The EON15-S notebook comes with a 15.6-inch Full-HD display, which is good enough considering the installed GPU and positioning of the system as a relatively thin and cost-effective gaming machine. Meanwhile, the laptop also has two mini DisplayPort 1.3 and one HDMI output, therefore supporting up to three external monitors.
When it comes to general I/O connectivity, the EON15-S is outfitted with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution (up to 1.73 Gbps), a GbE port, three USB Type-A connectors (two USB 3.1, one USB 2.0), one USB 3.1 Type-C header, a 2-in-1 SD card reader, and two 3.5-mm audio jacks for input and output. The latter is enhanced with Creative’s Sound Blaster Cinema software to please gamers looking for a more advanced audio subsystem.
Despite being a gaming laptop, the Origin PC EON15-S weighs only 1.54 kilograms (3.4 pounds) and can work for up to eight hours on one battery charge under office workloads.
|General Specs of the Origin PC EON15-S|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8750H or
Intel Core i9-8950HK
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB|
|RAM||Capacity||up to 32 GB|
|Storage||SSD||up to two M.2 SSDs with 4 TB capacity|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ac Wi-Fi module
(Intel Wireless-AC 9560)
|USB||1 × USB 3.0 Type-A
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.? Type-C
|Other I/O||2 × mDP 1.3, HDMI, webcam, 3.5-mm connectors for speakers/headphones, microphone|
|Thickness||less than 25.4 mm | 1 inch|
|Weight||1.54 kg | 3.4 lbs|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
Origin PC will start selling its EON15-S PCs starting August 1st with top-of-the-range machines powered by Intel’s Core i9 coming a bit later. Traditionally, systems from Origin PC can feature custom paint jobs for extra personalization.
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BurntMyBacon - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkThat sounds about right for major architecture updates, but r3loaded said a 2+ year old GPU not architecture. Adding the GTX580 and GTX780, for instance, changes these numbers pretty significantly.
Putting aside Maxwell which was the result of the delay going from 28nm to 16nm, nVidia historically put out two series per node. Typically, the "mid-cycle" update has been a refinement of the same architecture (I.E. Fermi 480/580 or Kepler 680/780). I believe r3loaded's frustration is due to a combination of Pascal being launched 2 years ago, no "mid-cycle" refinement ever materializing for either Pascal or the 16nm node, and Origin now launching a new series of gaming laptop with said 2 year old parts a mere two weeks before the 12nm Turing is speculated to launch. Granted, there is nothing that says a mobile SKU will be available at launch, but may just be adding to the frustration.
MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkfrom 8800 to 980 you skipped product generations, then didn't from 980 to 1080. Even on the same architecture we used to get refreshes
nerd1 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkIt was released in south korea one month ago, and it weighs 2.0kg, not 1.54kg
Check this link (Korean)
willis936 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkWow. 3.4 lbs is a brow raiser. 4.4 lbs is not.
Also sad that the most important spec is listed as "Varies". I can't get interested about any piece of consumer hardware until there is a price.
nerd1 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkPricing was exceptionally competitive - it was sold at around $1200 with i7-8750H / 8GB Ram / 1080p 144Hz IPS display / 120GB SSD setup.
I am pretty sure this one is way faster overall compared to $4000 macbook pro. Oh it has bunch of ports too.