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Origin PC ships its PCs in cool wooden crates

Origin PC ships its PCs in cool wooden crates
Origin PC ships its PCs in cool wooden crates
If you've ever been the unlucky recipient of a damaged box due to careless handling or shipping, then the cushioned wooden crate option from Origin PC has got you covered.

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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Aside from that initial wow factor, the crate offers better protection against damage
Aside from that initial wow factor, the crate offers better protection against damage
Unfortunately, splinters are inevitable and the large crate is cumbersome to carry
Unfortunately, splinters are inevitable and the large crate is cumbersome to carry
Eight large Philips screws secure the two faces of the crate
Eight large Philips screws secure the two faces of the crate
The regular cardboard box sits snugly inside the wooden crate
The regular cardboard box sits snugly inside the wooden crate
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Allen Ngo, 2019-10- 4 (Update: 2019-10- 4)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.