Origin PC has launched their most powerful gaming laptop to date, the EON17-SLX. The new system is SLI and CrossFireX ready with Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M and AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics cards on tap depending on how serious you are about mobile gaming.
Pricing starts at $1,867 which includes a 17.3-inch LED display operating at 1,920 x 1,080, a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 3320M dual-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a single HD 7970M graphics card, a 320GB 7,200RPM HDD, an 8X DVD drive and a backlit keyboard.
A well-equipped system with an overclocked Extreme Edition Core i7-3920XM quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM, two overclocked GeForce GTX 680Ms in SLI, a Blu-ray drive and dual Intel 520 Series 240GB SSDs in RAID0 will set you back $4,750.
Regardless of configuration, Origin’s online configuration system lists an estimated shipping date of September 17.
It’s also worth pointing out that Origin’s new system appears to be built using an OEM chassis from Clevo, specifically their P370EM model. This type of rebranding is common practice among boutique PC builders which essentially means that consumers should expect to see similar systems show up from other vendors in the near future.
As with any product, if you’re in the market for a niche gaming system like this, it might be in your best interest to shop around to try and find the best pricing available and compare each company’s after-the-sale service. Of course, if you’ve got to have the fastest notebook around ASAP, this looks to be it.