Origin has launched a new 17.3-inch desktop replacement notebook that should make quick work of today's finest games. Pricing on the Eon17
kicks off at $2,499, which gets you a 1080p LED-backlit display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-930, a 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M, 6GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD, a DVD drive, along with the typical scope of connectivity and Windows 7.
Hardware can be maxed with dual 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M chips (a $1,630 luxury) or Intel's Extreme Edition i7-980X hexa-core processor, which adds $843 to the bill. System memory can be pushed to 24GB, and the Eon17 can carry up to three storage drives, with top options including a 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD, or Seagate's 500GB hybrid Momentus XT
Tacking on those features can push the price beyond $12,000 -- more than the base cost of Origin's Xbox 360, desktop PC hybrid
. Naturally, the extra hardware also adds to the overall system weight, which is advertised at an unwieldy 12.1lbs. Units ordered today have an estimated ship date of October 11.