Origin outs Eon17 gaming laptop with SLIed GTX 480M chips

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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.

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