Origin PC EON17-S, Ivy Bridge
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Origin PC EON17-S, Ivy Bridge
When you take into account the performance shown was around double that of the next highest-performing machine, the value really starts becoming apparent. The price tag is also, surprisingly, only about double the next closest machine. Normally to get into this top-tier of performance, you end up paying a bit extra, a "luxury tax" of sorts. The performance level doesn't usually increase in a linear manner with price. In this case, however, it has done just about that. It's undeniable that the EON17-S is the highest performance laptop to come through the TweakTown labs. Because of that, it's being awarded with our Performance Award. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% performance: 98% features: 94% workmanship: 95%
Another interesting note is that all work done by Origin is free regardless of whether you are in warranty or not. An out-of-warranty PC is repaired for just the cost of parts. Origin also offers 24/7 US-based phone support. I can highly recommend both the system and the company. Due to the absolutely awesome performance, all-around quality, and reasonable price tag exhibited from this pint-sized machine, I've awarded the Origin EON11-S with our Editor's Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 93% performance: 95% features: 95% workmanship: 95%
Source: PC Mag
The Origin EON17-S delivers the fast frames rates and processing power that gamers crave. While not as menacing as Alienware's M17x, the EON's rubbery finish and colorful keyboard lighting give it an edgy look, and its audio output is loud and robust. However, if you're not a big fan of glossy screens you may want to consider spending your $3,500 elsewhere. At the end of the day, if you must have the very best gaming laptop on the block the Alienware M18x is still the king of the hill, but it costs around $1k more than the EON17-S.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Perspective
If maximum performance is your goal, however, I can’t come up with any reason not to buy the EON17-S with RAID0 solid state drives and a GTX 675M. It’s insane what this laptop is capable of. Frankly, I’m a little jealous, because this laptop easily outperforms my desktop. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2012
Source: Digital Trends
Origin’s Eon 17-S reminds us of Brienne of Tarth, the star-crossed female knight from Game of Thrones: It’s massively powerful, but very plain to behold. If that bothers you, spring for one of Origin’s optional finishes (which range from $99 to $249), or go whole-hog with a completely custom paint job ($149 and up).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Laptop Mag
Gamers looking for a machine that can deal out the Pwnage with impunity need look no further than the $3,370 Origin Eon 17S. It offers an insane amount of power and performance and offers a ridiculous amount of customization. We just wish the inside of the notebook looked as good as the outside and that all the keys were full size. Those with tighter budgets might want to check out the $1,899 Samsung Series Gamer. But the Eon 17S is an excellent choice for gamers searching for a sweet tricked-out rig.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
The Origin EON17-S isn't for fashionistas. It's bulky, heavy, and very generic-looking, and it costs nearly $3500 in a world of slick $1000 ultraportables. That said, it offers excellent performance, lots of fast storage, 16GB of RAM, and decent gaming capabilities. Plus, its audio is above average, even for the desktop replacement category. So if you're looking to lug around 11 pounds of power, the EON17-S might be for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
The third generation of Intel Core i-series CPUs from Intel are following the same general path as the second-generation chips. First out of the gate with the latest quad-core Intel CPUs, Origin is one of the few high-end boutique gaming PC makers that really pays attention to laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% mobility: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M:
An upcoming high-end graphics card for large notebooks expected to launch with Ivy Bridge processors in the first half of 2012
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3920XM: Fastest Ivy Bridge mobile CPU (and fastest mobile CPU at all) at the time of arrival (April 2012) and clocked at 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.8 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1300 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. Compared to the other quad-core it features a 10W higher TDP of 55W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Origin PC: This US-American computer shop sells its own laptop brand with low market share.
86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.