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Origin PC launches thin and lightweight EVO15-S gaming laptop with GTX 1060 graphics

By Shawn Knight
Oct 18, 2016
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  1. Origin PC, a boutique PC builder based out of Miami, has launched a new gaming laptop that’s thin, lightweight and ready to tackle anything you throw at it (including virtual reality).

    The EVO15-S features a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display powered by Intel’s sixth-generation Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM and a 256GB NVMe M.2 solid state drive (plus a 2TB hard drive for additional storage). Origin has enlisted Nvidia’s new GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 for graphics duty.

    Elsewhere, you’ll find a custom backlit keyboard with anti-ghosting keys, Intel dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a built-in HD webcam, integrated audio powered by Sound Blaster Cinema 3 and a Killer E2400 NIC. In terms of ports, you get one USB 3.1 Type-C, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port and an SD card reader.

    The EVO15-S measures 15 inches (W) by 9.8 inches (D) by 0.69 inches (H) and weights just 3.96 pounds, an impressive showing for a gaming-first portable. Battery life is rated at just four hours and it’s worth mentioning that you’ll get free, lifetime 24/7 tech support.

    It’s great to finally start seeing Nvidia’s 10-series solutions ship in notebooks although the fact that Origin went with a Skylake processor instead of the latest Kaby Lake generation is slightly disappointing.

    Pricing starts at $2,083. Using the configuration tool on Origin’s page, the earliest estimated shipping date I could muster was October 25.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    Wow that's expensive for the market, although the slim and lightweight does make it really interesting. Hope we can get a review sometime soon =)
     
  3. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,455   +606

    Pretty slick.
     
  4. Hammayon

    Hammayon TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +13

    NO no and more no

    $2083 when their competitors are offering it for $1,000

    Aka Razer Blade

    FAIL ORIGIN

    Wait until the DELL XPS 15 gets the 1060 replacing the current 960M.

    And you don't need that much storage. A 256 GB SSD will do these days. For external storage you can always get a portable USB 3.0 HDD and take it with you when necessary. Rather it be thin and light.
     
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    Wow!! Where? I couldn't find it for less than $1800.

    The $1400 one? with 8gb of ram and a 960m? Yeah don't expect it to be less than 1800+ after the update and a better screen.

    Get your sources straight =)
     
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  7. Bao Nguyen

    Bao Nguyen TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +23

    Why would you be disappointed it doesn't have Kaby Lake when Kaby Lake only have Ys and Us lines? This is HQ 4-Core/8-Thread top of the line at the moment. Kaby Lake HQ probably will come out Q2/3-2017 if it ever comes out at all.
     

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