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Origin EON15 Review

Effie XuReviewed By: Rating: ★★★★¼ (4.25) Updated On: Jul 30, 2014

Although lesser known than many of the laptop manufacturing majors in the market, Origin is not an underdog. Its majestic Origin EON15 offers a complimentary lifetime support for customers who are based in the US. It includes free labor charges too. There is also a complimentary 45-day no-dead pixel guarantee support as well. So, Origin PC means business and though it has low market share, it offers superb, guaranteed computing gizmo. One such gaming laptop is the Origin EON15. If you love playing HD movie games, such as Tomb Raider or Crysis 3, you are in for a treat. However, this laptop is not everyone’s cup of tea. Find out why.

Origin EON15 Review

Design

Diehard romantics will love the cherry-red or jet-black color of this gaming laptop. These are matte finish products. However, there is also an option to choose a white, glossy variety. With the angular edges, matte-finish palm-rest, and neat interior, the gizmo looks a premium product. In fact, the design is compact enough to store many utilities in a small casing. Nevertheless, it is weighty (at more than 3kg). Along with a boxy dimension of (10.55 x 14.76 x 1.77) inches, it is not ideal to be carried just anywhere. Gamers however, require a proper ambiance to watch a game movie carefully – so, it is possible to place this handy tool on a mini desk or tea table and enjoy a hilarious gaming session.

Origin EON15 Review

Features

Right from Goliathus Medium Speed mouse mat and Taipan mouse to Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA graphics card, Origin EON15 has all the useful traits that one expects from a gaming laptop. The computing technology offers fast performance speed at 2.4GHz. The speed can be given another fillip to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost technology.

Additionally the Intel core i7 4700MQ quad-core processor has a 6MB cache for seamless working. The memory specification is equally matching with a lofty 8GB DDR3 RAM that offers a speed of 1333MHz. There are two 4GB RAM utilities. The hard disk is divided into one unit (240GB Origin PC-certified SSD) and another unit (1TB of Serial ATA interface and speed of 3GB per second.

The GPU is a detailed unit that is expected in any gaming computer. There is a dedicated graphic card from NVIDIA. It’s GeForce GTX 780M has a separate 8MB video memory. The 15.6-inch display offers a matte finish. The screen provides a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Users can seamlessly work with the games by using a non-chiclet keyboard and touchpad. There are three-lighting zones and seven-color options that allow users to customize the backlights of the keyboard. The laptop is also aided with a webcam (2MP).

The gaming gizmo is equipped with an optical device that allows the user to play an 8X DVD in its SuperMulti drive. There is no software utility for DVD playback though. Along the sides, one can easily notice a mini port, display port, HDMI port, headphone jack, microphone jack, SPDIF output jack, RJ-45 LAN port, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 port, and an eSATA USB 3.0 combo port. The laptop is able to accept media card readers, such as 9-in-1 MMC, RSMMC, SD, and MS readers.

Origin EON15 Review

Performance

The technology is the latest one churned out by Intel. So, passionate gamers who cannot settle for a second-best option will love playing combat videos and simulations with this laptop. The special GF114 chip allows users to code images and videos, edit videos or images, and perform rendering with ease. It is also possible to work with Shadowplay, NVIDIA shield, and Gamestream features to bring detailing into the gaming environment. The GPU enables anti-aliasing and image detailing capabilities into the HD movies and images.

It has been noticed that number of frames per second (which is usually 30 for a normal gaming laptop) for Origin EON15 is around 79 for Bioshock Infinite and 60 for Titanfall. In fact, the laptop was able to deliver ‘Insane’ textures too into the imagery. In short, the movies are realistic with high quality images.

The mouse pad and mouse requires a special mention as they are unique and convenient for playing fast-moving games. The 8-celled battery is also good enough at 76W. Gamers can connect wirelessly and play a game from the net.

Help and Customer Support

Origin allows customized support team and in-game technical support. Apart from lifetime guarantees, users can visit the support section and download useful resources or speak to a representative.

Pricing

At a whooping price of $2,500 the gaming laptop is indeed costly – though, specifications are good enough too.

Review Overall

Recommended
Summary: Unless you are a gaming geek and cannot settle for not-so-costly yet modestly performing gadget, you can go ahead and pick this one.
Origin EON15
$2,249
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