Origin PC EON17-X 2540×1440 IPS 120Hz 7700KQuad-Core Review
Next we have a great value offering from Origin. The PC EON17-SLX offers gamers a mid-ranged gaming solution with a slightly older GPU, which comes in the form of an NVidia GeForce GTX 980. Now, that is not to say that it is not a good card, to the contrary, it is still a great graphics card solution. It is also worth noting that this is the desktop version of the GTX 980 and not the stripped down GTX 980M. However, the newer GPUs are more efficient so if you have the choice between this generation and last generation’s GPUs then you will have to be the one to make that call.
The display is another 17.3 inch display that is G-SYNC capable and the NVidia GeForce GTX 980 still does enough of a good gob to make this laptop VR capable. The display is also IPS rated so you can expect great colour recreation and excellent picture quality. The fact that Origin managed to somehow fit a desktop GTX 980 PCB into this laptop form factor is a seriously impressive feat, and the custom cooling is sure to be exceptionally efficient at keeping your rig running smooth and cool.
The system runs a 250GB SSD and a 1TB 7200RPM SATA drive, which means that you can get both the high performance read and write speeds that you would expect from an SSD, as well as the capacious storage that a traditional, mechanical hard drive can offer. The system runs on DDR4 which is clocked at 2400MHz and has 16GB in total. The physical appearance of this model is a little different to conventional laptops, and the LCD is attached to the main chassis of the laptop via a single, central hinge. The keyboard offers a red backlight, and the keys have a thin profile that offers a small travel distance. Connectivity options are plentiful, with 5 x USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port available on the unit.
Battery life is moderate, and gamers can expect to squeeze out around 3 hours of average usage, without any intensive GPU or CPU operations going on for too long. The Wi-Fi that comes with this unit is serviceable, offering 802.11abg methods of connection.