EON17-SLX RTS Ultimate Mobile Performance Notebook Released by Origin PC

It uses two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M graphics cards in SLI

Gaming laptops are few compared to all the business-centric and entertainment notebooks on the market, and they have high prices too, which means that they have to gain all possible advantages in order to steal customers from others of their ilk.

In the case of Origin PC's EON17-SLX RTS Ultimate Mobile Performance bundle, the EON17-SLX RTS (Ready-To-Ship) laptops are shipped along with a high-performance mouse, headset and ORIGIN PC messenger bag.

Buying the products separately would cost about $500 / €383-500 more than the bundle, which is shipped for $3,399 / €2,607.

The EON17-SLX RTS gaming laptop, like most notebooks announced these days, uses an Intel central processing units.

Said CPU happens to be the high-end Core i7-3840QM, with 4 cores, eight threads, 2.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz clock speeds, 8MB cache memory, and 45W TDP.

The chip is backed by 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM (random access memory).

Storage space is provided by a solid-state drive (SSD) with 240 GB capacity, as well as a hard disk drive of 1 TB.

Obviously, the SSD is meant to hold the OS and frequently used programs and files, to maximize performance, while the HDD can hold things in the long term, like archives and backups.

Most importantly, however, is the dual-card graphics setup that sets the Origin PC EON17-SLX RTS in the category of essentially overpowered systems.

Two 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M graphics adapters are present, with “professional ORIGIN PC GPU overclocking.”

Finally, the 17-inch gaming notebook has a multicolored keyboard backlight (red and blue).

Needless to say, Microsoft's Windows operating system is installed on the gaming notebook, albeit not Windows 8 but Windows 7. The 8XDVD+/-R/RW optical drive can easily be used to install a different OS if buyers so desire.

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