Origin PC Launches EVO17-S ‘Thin-and-Light’ 17-Inch Laptop with Intel Core i9by Anton Shilov on August 1, 2018 4:00 PM EST
In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU and featuring a 17.3-inch display with up to an Ultra-HD resolution. The manufacturer claims that the EVO17-S is the world’s thinnest and lightest laptop powered by Intel’s six-core Coffee Lake-H processor.
The Origin PC EVO17-S is based on Intel’s Core i9-8950HK CPU with unlocked multiplier to enable overclocking. The system will also come equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 GB with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. Meanwhile, Origin PC will offer professional overclocking services with the EVO17-S for the CPU and the GPU. As for RAM and storage, the system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory, two M.2/NVMe SSDs and one 2.5-inch/15mm SSD or HDD.
Being aimed at gamers who demand high performance as well as perfect image quality, the EVO17-S can be equipped with 17.3-inch display panels featuring a Full-HD (1920×1080) or Ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution and supporting NVIDIA’s G-Sync dynamic refresh rate technology. In addition, the EVO17-S has three display outputs for external monitors. To match audio quality with visuals, the EVO17-S comes with Creative’s Sound BlasterX 720 software audio enhancements.
As for general input/output capabilities, Origin PC’s EVO17-S resembles the EON15-S: the larger machine is equipped with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution (up to 1.73 Gbps), a GbE port, four USB 3.1 Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Type-C header, a 6-in-1 SD card reader, a webcam, as well as three 3.5-mm audio connectors.
Like other 17.3-inch-class laptops, the EVO17-S is not exactly light by today’s standards. It weighs around three kilograms (6.6 pounds), yet it is less than one inch thick and should be at least easy to carry in a bag.
|General Specs of the Origin PC EVO17-S|
|Resolution||1920×1080 or 3840×2160|
|CPU||Intel Core i9-8950HK|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 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||4 × 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||3 kg | 6.6 lbs|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
Origin will start sales of the EVO17-S this weekin the U.S. pricing will depend the on exact configuration.
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CoreLogicCom - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkIf this is aimed at gamers why don’t they offer a 2k panel to go with that 1070?
Also 8GB of ram by default? Should be 16 these days. Of course you can add up to 32 but it seems they want to set price points that force upgrading charges to get something that should be that way from the beginning.
Still it looks like a nice laptop for a clevo rebrand.
Death666Angel - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkThe "2k" nomenclature for displays always felt a bit weird to me. Even though it is slightly false, the general public has adopted 4k for the 3840x2160 resolution. As a result, 1920x1080 should be the 2k resolution, no? It only misses the mark by 4.2%. But many people seem to use 2k for 2560x1440, even though it is closer to 3k than 2k and mathematically rounds to 3k as well. Since you complain about them not offering a 2k solution, I assume you mean 1440p as well? :)
StevoLincolnite - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - link4k is Quad-Full High Definition. Or 4x 1080P. Aka. 3840x2160.
2k should be Quad-High Definition. Or 4x 720P. Aka. 2560x1440.
fabarati - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - link4K comes from the cinema world and refers to how many horizontal pixels there are. DCI 4k is 4096x2160. UHD or 2160p is a 4K resolution.
DCI 2K is 2048x1080. Full HD or 1080p is very close to 2K.
2560x1440 is and should remain "2.5K"
MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkthere is absolutely no justification for calling 2560x1440 "2k". it's 1440p or just 2560x1440. You have to twist yourself into knots to come up with a reason it could possibly be called 2k
Flunk - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkThe rules for the -k terminology are pretty flexible. All it means is that the horizontal resolution is close to however many thousand pixels. If you want specifics it's best to ignore the -k metrics.
Iketh - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkwhat the hell is a 2k display? what they're missing is a 1440p60 display
Wardrop - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - link2k and 4k are from cinema world, where the aspect ratio/vertical resolution is variable, so they use the width as the standard measure for resolution, e.g. 2k = 2048 pixels wide, 4k = 4096 pixels wide. Then marketeers got their hands on it and starting applying it to everything.
DanNeely - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkDoes that resolution exist in 17.3"?
Until fairly recently all 17.3" laptops were stuck at 1080p because none of the panel makers had gotten around to making a higher res panel at that size because they sell so few of them compared to 13.3/15.6. When they finally did, they went directly to 4k because it was the current halo resolution and would thus have the longest potential time on market. I haven't seen a 1440p panel at that resolution yet, and suspect none exist. I wouldn't be surprised if none ever does, or if it does happen is only because we've got a mobile GPU than can do justice to 1440p/144, but only 60hz at 4k.
damianrobertjones - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkNo way! 64Gb should be the default. That way Windows can pre-cache absolutely EVERYTHING as soon as you're on the desktop.