Origin PC's EON17 is a Beastly Desktop Replacement

There's no mistaking Origin PC's new EON17 notebook for exactly what it is: a full-on desktop replacement with more bells and whistles than, well, a bells and whistles store. Believe it or not, the 17.3-inch HD screen (1920x1080) is probably the tamest feature on the EON17's spec sheet. Want the full rundown? Grab a hanky first -- not for you, but for the desktop system you're reading this on.

The EON17 is everything you make it out to be. Don't have a budget to work with? In that case, it's worth mentioning you can deck out this desktop replacement with up an Intel Core i7 980X six-core processor, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M videocards, up to 24GB of tri-channel DDR3 memory, and up to three hard drives or SSDs.

"We've noticed growing demand from the Origin community for a mobile high-performance solution that doesn't force you to compromise," said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Origin. "The EON17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds."

The configurable EON17 is available now starting at $2,500. Where you take it from there is entirely up to you.

EON17 delivers portable dominance with Two NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units, desktop processors, 24 GB DDR3 RAM, and over 2 TB in storage

Miami, FL – September 27, 2010 – ORIGIN PC is proud to unveil the EON17 Gaming Notebook that will empower gamers and professionals with unparalleled visual immersion, expandability, and customization.  ORIGIN ensures that mobile power users needn’t compromise performance for portability by including pulse pounding features like:

Visual Acuity – EON17 offers the most visually immersive mobile experience imaginable packing dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video cards in SLI with a crystal clear 17.3” HD 16:9 widescreen display with true 1080p at 1920 x1080 resolutions. The super Multi Blu-Ray Burner Combo turns the EON into a portable home theater perfect for experiencing the latest Blu-Ray releases while on-the-go.  Experience 3D gaming with the EON17’s HMDI 1.4 out connected to a 3D ready display.

Dominant Performance - With the Intel Core i7 980X desktop processor featuring six cores and twelve threads, the EON17 dominates the office and the playing field.   Multi-tasking and working with large files is a breeze with up to 24GB of triple channel memory.

Extreme Expandability – Featuring up to three Hard Drives, the EON17 gives power users over 2 TB in storage so you never have to worry about a low disc space warning.  ORIGIN includes a built-in 9-in1 media card reader and ExpressCard slot so your expansion options are limitless.

ORIGIN-al Customization – ORIGIN offers custom hand painting through a partnership with the artisans at Killer Paint.  With over 29 years of experience Killer Paint is globally recognized as one of the best in custom airbrush design and innovating the True Fire® effect.


•           17.3 Full HD LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen, 1920 x 1080

•           Up to Intel Core i7 980X Desktop Processors

•           Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video cards

•           Up to 24GB of Triple Channel DDR3 Memory

•           Up to Three Hard Drives

•           Full Size Keyboard with Numeric Pad

•           HDMI In and Out; Optical Digital Out, up to 7.1 HD

•           Touch Sensitive Multi-gesture Pad and Instant Access Buttons

“We’ve noticed growing demand from the ORIGIN community for a mobile high-performance solution that doesn’t force you to compromise.” said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ORIGIN.  “The EON 17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds.”

“GeForce GTX 480M GPU is the world’s fastest notebook GPU so it delivers unprecedented levels of performance,” said David Ragones, director of GeForce product marketing at NVIDIA.  “ORIGIN’s EON17 combines the rendering power of two  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M GPUs to take performance to new heights, so any game or graphics intense application will run amazingly fast and smooth.”

“The EON17 from ORIGIN based on the  Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition takes advantage of six cores, the latest Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, which together provide full processing power exactly where and when it is needed,” said Zane Ball, Director of Desktop Marketing at Intel.  “This technology is an amazing combination of power and mobility for gaming and working on the go.”

The EON17 features a 1 year free shipping and free part replacement warranty backed with the best in class integration, quality testing and support. ORIGIN offers a free life-time phone and online service guarantee and each customer has a dedicated support team and free life-time labor for upgrade needs.  Pricing for EON17 starts from $2,499 and can be configured one on one with an ORIGIN specialist through www.originpc.com.