Origin, a maker of luxurious high-performance personal computers, on Wednesday started to sell what may easily be the world's highest-performing desktop replacement (DTR) notebook on the planet. The Origin Eon17-S notebook integrates quad-core Intel microprocessor that can operate at whopping 4.50GHz as well as Nvidia Corp.'s recently launched GeForce GTX 485M.
“The Eon17-S laptops are remarkably portable and with second generation Intel Core i-series 'Sandy Bridge' processors overclocked to 4.50GHz, they are the fastest Origin laptops ever built on an Intel mobile platform” said Kevin Wasielewski chief executive and co-founder of Origin.
The highest-performance configuration of Origin Eon17-S sports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition mobile processor with up to 4.50GHz clock-speed in Turbo Boost mode, Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M 2GB graphics card, up to 32GB of DDR3 memory (thanks to four DIMM sockets) and up to two hard drives or solid-state drives. The system sports 17.3" display with 1920*1080 resolution, Blu-ray disc drive, HDMI output; optical digital output, up to 7.1 HD audio with THX TruStudio support, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support, integrated TV tuner, USB 3.0, eSATA and so on. The system's weight is whopping 8.6 lbs (3.9 kilograms) with the battery.
The entry-level version of the Origin Eos 17-S system - without Extreme Edition microprocessor, most powerful graphics card and without custom paint - costs $1759. The maximum configuration will be sold for several thousands of dollars.
Tags: Origin, Core, Nvidia, Geforce, Fermi
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Discussion started: 04/27/11 10:25:13 PM
Latest comment: 04/29/11 12:05:22 AM
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And the sad (But True) thing is that in 3 to 4 years time your local computer store will sell you a $399 basic stock standard laptop that will be twice as fast as this thing
04/27/11 10:25:13 PM]
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3-4 years is too soon to have 2x performance ... especially at the $400 bracket. Even in the old days, with a faster rate of progress you would not get that. Lets say in 6-7 years
04/28/11 04:41:52 AM]
That's why I love steam, ebay and now allmyapps so much, you can easily migrate all the games to the new system with no reconfig at all then you can ebay your 2nd-best-performance-monster-ever-made for the best-performance-monster-ever-made every 6 months... instead of spending a computer's worth every 3 years, you spend 1/4 computer or less every half year. The only rule is that you have to stick to the 1st or 2nd most popular high performance brand or your go for the good twice a year sale will take some time to find a buyer.
04/28/11 04:54:03 AM]
lol up to 32gb of DDR3. Yeah like anyone is going to buy that much ram and if they did they would be stupid because nothing comes even close to take advantage of that much memory on a personal computer. Not to mention DDR3 will be soo long outdated and off the market before any personal computer can take advantage of that much ram.
04/29/11 12:05:22 AM]
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