Origin EON17 set for release with juicy specifications.
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In yet another stint towards an overblown gadget, Origin PC is all set to add to one more feather to its niche crown. The Origin EON17 is the latest beast to be unleashed. Take a look at it’s over the top specifications that would literally drive you bonkers.
The system consists of a 17.3-inch Full HD LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels worth of resolution. The Origin EON17 on the external end offers a touch sensitive multi-gesture pad and instant Access Buttons along with a full size keyboard with an additional numeric pad.
The EON17 sports a Godly Intel Core i7 980X Desktop Processor, depending on the model you chose. It clocks at a massive 3.33GHz which can go up to 3.6GHz in Turbo mode. There are 6 cores and 12 threads taking up quite some energy at 130W. Unfortunately, such a high TDP restricts the maximum over-clocking to 3.6GHz.
The monstrous dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M video cards in SLI to complement the 980X, with full support for DirectX 11. It has 2GB of dedicated memory for those demanding graphics, plus should perform better than most of the ATI Mobility Radeon cards such as 5870 etc. How good is this graphic card? Check out here in our extensive graphics card comparison guide. As a matter of fact, the GTX 480M is right there on the top!
Memory and Storage
The system comes with a humongous internal memory that can be up to 24GB RAM Triple Channel DDR3 Memory. Also it promises up to three Hard Drives.
We do not have the full listing yet, only that the EON17 will boast of HDMI In and Out and Optical Digital Output of up to 7.1 HD. No words on 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity yet.
Pricing and availability
The EON17 starts at $2,499, but keep at least double the budget if you're planning on going with the top-end options.
Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Origin said that the Origin EON17 would be a dream for professionals and gamers alike by giving them an attractive combo with the right amount of flexibility that a notebook boasts off, along with the processing capabilities of a powerful desktop. Well who wouldn’t want that!