Origin PC ships its PCs in cool wooden crates
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Resellers like Xotic PC, Origin PC, Eurocom, Eluktronics, iBuyPower, or Maingear often go the extra mile to distinguish themselves from the competition since they tend to stock the same brands and products. Customizeable colors, skins, thermal paste, and even engravings are common options at checkout. In the case for Origin PC, they offer the option to ship in a sturdy wooden crate instead of the usual cardboard box for that extra cool factor when unboxing. We even got some comments from the delivery person about how eye-catching the crate was.
Our crate houses the 16.1-inch Origin PC EVO16-S gaming laptop which we reviewed back in August. While definitely sturdier and longer-lasting than the average box, it's also prone to a lot of splinters and it requires a large Philips screwdriver to open up. You're probably going to want to reuse the crate since it adds about $30 to the shipping. Otherwise, the cumbersome crate might not be worth all the trouble as a one-time use box only.
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