Origin EON17-S

  • 17.3"
  • Core i7 2.5 GHz Quad core
  • 4 GB DDR3-1333
  • 500 GB HDD
Released January, 2012
Even though Ivy Bridge is not expected to offer a huge performance boost in general over Sandy Bridge CPUs, the combination of the new top-of-the-line CPU, plus the overclocking, 16GB of RAM, SSD drives, and so on led to some fantastically high scores on our standard benchmark tests.
Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)

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First reviewed January, 2012

Features Key features of the Origin EON17-S

Top view of Origin EON17-S
The 17.3-inch display has a native resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels, which is what one should expect from even a midpriced 17-inch laptop.
Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)

screen size

17.3"
15.4"
18.4"
We were pleasantly surprised at the relatively sharp detail and color accuracy the camera delivered in florescent and natural lighting.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
The display is crisp and bright, and it's great that Origin offers its No Dead Pixel Guarantee.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)

screen resolution

Origin EON17-S
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Dell Alienware M17x R3 (AM17XR3-6842BK)
Customers have 45 days to return any system with a dead pixel, a type of coverage more mainstream vendors do not offer.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)
In anecdotal use, a challenging but adjustable game like Skyrim was playable with just the integrated graphics, and the most satisfying results came from dialing the settings to low and the resolution to 1,600x900 pixels.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)

cpu speed

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2.5 GHz

2 GHz
3.4 GHz
4 GHz
Our $3,370 review unit of the Origin Eon 17S features a 2.9-GHz Intel Core i7-3920XM CPU with 16GB of RAM, dual 120GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, a 1TB SATA hard drive and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU with 2GB of VRAM.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
Equipped with a 2.9-GHz Intel Core i7-3920XM (Ivy Bridge) CPU with 16GB of RAM, dual 120GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, a 1TB SATA hard drive and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU with 2GB of VRAM, it was hard to trip this beast up, which doesn't mean we didn't try.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)

processor

Origin EON17-S
Alienware M Series M17x
Alienware M Series M18x
The starting price for the EON17-S is a reasonable $1,592, but if you're looking for a dual-core Core i5 CPU, a mere 4GB of RAM, and other midlevel components, this is not the laptop for you.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)
In fact, at 1 hour and 55 minutes, it ran about 15 minutes less than last year's Sandy Bridge Origin EON17-S (although the components were different enough to make that a less than exact comparison).
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)

memory

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16 GB

4 GB
16 GB
20 GB
 

Performance Real world tests of Origin EON17-S

3DMark06 CPU

The Eon 17S performed just as impressively on our synthetic tests, scoring a blistering 5,602 on PCMark07.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
On 3DMark06, the 17S scored a searing 24,591, almost double the 12,951 desktop replacement category average.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)

battery life

1.4 hour
7 hour
7 hour
The abridged battery life is to be expected with all the high-end specs the notebook is packing.
EON17-S by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
Intel hasn't promised a huge gain in battery life with the new Ivy Bridge platform, nor did we see one.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)

cinebench r10 32Bit (Aggregate)

The extremely powerful Core i7 processor also throws off the curve - we'll have to wait a month or so to see what kind of performance HD 4000 offers with mainstream Core i5 CPUs.
EON17-S by c|net (Apr, 2012)
 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • watch high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • burn high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • 3.5 GHz
  • 17.3"
  • 2.5 GHz (Intel Core i7 2920XM)
  • 61.87
  • the screen is large enough to display 1080p video without scaling
  • MMC, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory stick, SD, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, miniSD, miniSDHC
  • DDR3-1333
  • 1 DVI-I Dual Link
  • 6,079.2 (Intel Core i7 2920XM)
  • 16,860 (Intel Core i7 2920XM)
  • 1,020 MB/s (HDMI 1.4)
  • 572 MB/s (USB 3.0)

cons

  • 1.4 hour
  • 4 GB
  • 500 GB
  • 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0)
  • 2

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 81%
Read the review (Apr, 2012)
GPU options include the Nvidia GeForce 675 used in our system, as well as GeForce 660M and 670M cards and a couple of pro-level Quadro choices.

Body

We saw the new lid design at CES 2012, and it has an angular, finned look that's clearly Alienware-inspired.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
Companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell offer more inventive proprietary industrial designs, but their systems lack the hand-assembled and tested boutique feel.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
Traditionalists can go old school with a flat panel design.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | by LaptopMag (May, 2012)

Cpu

With Origin, you get first crack at the latest hardware, although the benefits of Intel's new Ivy Bridge CPUs are largely focused on the HD 4000 integrated graphics performance.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
Overclocking can lead to overheating and stability issues if not done properly; we ran this system through extensive tests, including gaming, video encoding, and battery rundowns, and never had a problem.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
The closest competitor was an Asus N-series laptop set up by Intel with another of the high-end Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPUs.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)

Screen

The lid is also available in matte red and glossy silver at no extra charge.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
The 17S' glossy 262 lux display outshines the 220 lux desktop category and the G75VW-DS71 218 lux display.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
We love looking at the Eon 17S almost as we love touching the black matte soft lid.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | by LaptopMag (May, 2012)

Gpu

With a Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M GPU with 2GB of VRAM, the Eon 17S has effectively been catapulted to the top of the heap for gaming notebooks.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | by LaptopMag (May, 2012)
Nvidia GeForce 675M graphics card included here, you probably won't get much of a chance to appreciate that.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
All this is to say that the HD 4000 integrated graphics are definitely better than the HD 3000 Sandy Bridge version, but this still isn't going to replace a dedicated GPU.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)

Design

That's the design on this Ivy Bridge laptop, but from now on, the previously mentioned finned design will be offered (although you can also choose this older lid design, and custom colors and art are available at an additional cost).
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
Even apart from our previous EON17-S review, the basic black design of the chassis might look familiar.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)
The overall design is still painfully generic for a $3,000 laptop, but the new back panel at least shows an acknowledgment of that.
Origin EON17-S 17.3", 2.5 GHz, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD | Rated 81% by by c|net (Apr, 2012)

Editions Editions of the Origin EON17-S

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500 GB 4 GB 10 ms Quad core
 
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