Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDsby Anton Shilov on August 1, 2018 2:00 PM EST
Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped with a six-core Intel CPU, a GTX 1060 GPU, plenty of storage space, and a 15.6-inch Full-HD display.
The Origin PC EON15-S is based on Intel’s Coffee Lake-H platform and will use Intel’s six-core Core i7-8750H or Core i9-8950HK processors, with optional overclocking. Origin PC will traditionally offer its customers to build their EON15-S systems to order, and can integrate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory as well as up to two M.2/NVMe SSDs featuring 4 TB of storage in total. As for graphics, the laptops will be offered with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory.
One of the key selling points of the EON15-S is its “hybrid” mechanical keyboard featuring individual key RGB lighting as well as WASD and arrow keys covered with a protective layer to improve their durability.
The EON15-S notebook comes with a 15.6-inch Full-HD display, which is good enough considering the installed GPU and positioning of the system as a relatively thin and cost-effective gaming machine. Meanwhile, the laptop also has two mini DisplayPort 1.3 and one HDMI output, therefore supporting up to three external monitors.
When it comes to general I/O connectivity, the EON15-S is outfitted with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution (up to 1.73 Gbps), a GbE port, three USB Type-A connectors (two USB 3.1, one USB 2.0), one USB 3.1 Type-C header, a 2-in-1 SD card reader, and two 3.5-mm audio jacks for input and output. The latter is enhanced with Creative’s Sound Blaster Cinema software to please gamers looking for a more advanced audio subsystem.
Despite being a gaming laptop, the Origin PC EON15-S weighs only 1.54 kilograms (3.4 pounds) and can work for up to eight hours on one battery charge under office workloads.
|General Specs of the Origin PC EON15-S|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-8750H or
Intel Core i9-8950HK
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB|
|RAM||Capacity||up to 32 GB|
|Storage||SSD||up to two M.2 SSDs with 4 TB capacity|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ac Wi-Fi module
(Intel Wireless-AC 9560)
|USB||1 × USB 3.0 Type-A
2 × USB 3.1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.? Type-C
|Other I/O||2 × mDP 1.3, HDMI, webcam, 3.5-mm connectors for speakers/headphones, microphone|
|Thickness||less than 25.4 mm | 1 inch|
|Weight||1.54 kg | 3.4 lbs|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
Origin PC will start selling its EON15-S PCs starting August 1st with top-of-the-range machines powered by Intel’s Core i9 coming a bit later. Traditionally, systems from Origin PC can feature custom paint jobs for extra personalization.
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mobutu - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkfinally, a very decent looking gaming laptop, one can easily work and play on it without all that stupid colors, bling and lighting.
DanNeely - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkStill has special WASD caps, but assuming all the frag harder lights can be turned off better that a lot of other recent entries.
Ukyo - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkan i9 with a 1060? whats the point? isn't that overkill for the gpu? i understand the need for the slim chassis but wouldn't that mess w/ the thermals as well anyways and get throttled?
PeachNCream - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkThe i9 + 1060 combination doesn't seem sensible even in light of DX12 harnessing additional CPU power for various tasks. It might make sense from a future-proofing perspective, but then again, by the time the additional CPU power becomes necessary or useful, the graphics card will likely be obsolete. The good news is that you can get the system with an i7, saving money while making a more reasonable processor choice at the same time so it isn't a total loss (prices from Origin depending, of course).
nerd1 - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkStill better than macbook pro with i9 cpu / AMD gpu.
DanNeely - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkOverkill for gaming, may be appropriate if you need a CPU heavy laptop for work that you want to be able to game on in the evenings/etc. For just gaming though, absolutely stick with the i7 and save yourself some cash.
GTRagnarok - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkFYI, the chassis is the Tongfang GK5CN6Z.
MamiyaOtaru - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - linkthanks for this! Always nice to know where stuff actually comes from before someone slaps a logo on
r3loaded - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkNot a knock against the laptop or Origin PC, but a brand new laptop shipping with a 2+ year old GPU is sad to say the least. Nvidia is really squeezing the last pips out of Pascal.
jeremyshaw - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - linkSo... 2 years, about the same intervals as major Nvidia releases. Origin PC choosing to rebrand a 6 month old Chinese ODM laptop is really on them.
8800GTX (Tesla 1) 8NOV06
GTX280 (Tesla 2) 17JUN08 +19Months
GTX480 (Fermi) 26MAR10 +21Months
GTX680 (Kepler) 22MAR12 +24Months
GTX980Ti (Maxwell) 2JUN14 +27Months
GTX1080 (Pascal) 27MAY16 +23Months
GTX????(Turing?) ??AUG?18 +26?Months?
So, Nvidia has followed their schedule pretty closely for more than a decade.