Origin has introduced a more compact version of its mammoth 18.4-inch EON18 desktop replacement notebook, and few if any meaningful specs have been compromised. The EON15 has a 15.6-inch 1080p LED display and a wide degree of configuration options, all the way down to the chassis' finish.

The base machine kicks off at $1,899 with a Core i7-720QM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M, 2GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, a 250GB 7200RPM HDD, a DVD burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Maxed out, you're looking at $3,889 for an i7-820QM, a GeForce GTX 285M, 8GB of RAM, a 250GB OCZ Vertex, a Blu-ray burner, and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

All setups offer HD 7.1 digital surround sound audio via S/PDIF, 802.11a/b/g/n, RJ11/RJ45 jacks, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, Firewire, ExpressCard 54, a seven-in-one card reader, HDMI, DVI-I, as well as a one-year warranty with part replacements and free shipping. Systems ordered today have an estimated ship date of April 5.