Origin PC’s latest EON15-S series:
Origin’s new EON15-S gaming laptops are affordable. Origin PC’s latest EON15-S series of laptops will start at a mere $999. Origin, builder of ultra-high-end PCs, declared this morning that its latest EON15-S series of laptops will start at a mere $999. An Origin laptop that’s really affordable? Okay, now I know gaming laptops have become a bargain all of the sudden.
Sure, you won’t find the most amazing hardware at that price point. The $999 model will feature a 15.6-inch 1920×1080 panel. Origin’s new EON15-S gaming laptops are affordable. Mechanize by an Intel Core i3-7100H processor. And an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. That’s not exactly the pedal-to-the-metal power Origin is known for.
Gaming laptops have come down in price:
But it does go to show, as I said, how much gaming laptops have come down in price. It wasn’t further long ago $1,500 was the “entry-level” price for portable gaming. The last few years saw that price dip to $1,250 for some lower-end machines, Exclusively from non-gaming companies like Lenovo.
$999 for a gaming machine from Origin, though? That’s amazing. As far as I can tell, the cheapest Origin laptop before today came in around $1,700. Razer sells a $999 laptop—but only because that model doesn’t include a discrete graphics card. The EON15-S’s 1050 Ti isn’t amazing power, but it’s better than integrated graphics & a steal at this price.
Origin’s new EON15-S gaming laptops are affordable:
Origin’s new EON15-S gaming laptops are affordable. Rounding out the specs, the EON15-S can be equipped with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Up to 6TB of storage (along with m.2 SSDs), and gets up to 6 hours of battery. It’s also an inch thick and weighs around five pounds, with a sheep-in-wolf’s-clothing affection about it. This EON15-S might only pack a 1050 Ti but it looks as sharp and clean as any super-powered Origin laptop. It absolutely doesn’t have that “cheap laptop” aesthetic that a lot of these cost-cutting gaming machines have sported lately.
Overall, this is just a fascinating move by Origin. CEO Kevin Wasielewski is quoted as saying “For many years Origin PC has wanted to offer a customizable laptop. With a Huge gaming experience and premium support that doesn’t sacrifice quality and starts at a more accessible price point”.