Origin PC launches EON 13-S notebook with Haswell CPU, GTX 765M graphicsBy Shawn Knight
Origin PC recently outed a new pint-sized gaming notebook based on the Clevo W230ST. The EON 13-S ships with a 13.3-inch LED backlit IPS display (matte finish) operating at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and is powered by your choice of fourth generation Intel Core processor and Nvidia GTX 765M graphics.
Specifically, buyers can choose between the following Haswell CPUs: i7 4700MQ clocked at 2.4GHz, i7 4800MQ @ 2.7GHz, i7 4900MQ running at 2.8GHz or the i7 Extreme 4930MX chugging along at 3.0GHz. All of these chips are quad-core parts that use Intel's Turbo Boost technology.
Memory options include 4GB, 8GB and 16GB in either generic 1,333MHz sticks or Corsair Vengeance 1,600MHz modules. There's room for three storage drives inside including dual mSATA with RAID support as well as options for an external optical drive, Creative Sound Blaster audio, Killer Wireless card and even a Hauppauge WinTV Tuner via USB.
On the I/O side, there are three USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, one HDMI output, a headphone jack, a microphone jack, an Ethernet jack and the DC-in power port. Battery life is rated at five hours with a removable 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack. The system weighs in at 4.4 pounds which is a bit heavier than today's Ultrabooks but not nearly as hulking as full-sized gaming notebooks.
Pricing starts at $1,418 and increases incrementally based on whatever optional hardware you choose to add. If you place an order between now and August 5, you'll receive free ground shipping, free professional GPU overclocking, a free Corsair M95 high-performance mouse and a free Corsair MM200 mouse-pad while supplies last.