Desktop processors in laptops may not be quite as common as they once were, but Origin PC is keeping the practice alive with its line of high-end gaming laptops, to which it's now added a new EON17 model. That packs a big 17.3-inch display, along with your choice of processors up to a Intel Core i7 980X, plus dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M graphics cards, up to 24GB of DDR3 memory, up to three hard drives for over 2TB of storage, and range of other high-end specs that contribute to a starting price of $2,499. Head on past the break for the complete press release, and hit up the source link below if you're ready to get your order in.
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ORIGIN PC Unveils EON17 High Performance Notebook with NVIDIA 480M SLI Graphics and Intel Core i7 980X Desktop Processors

EON17 delivers portable dominance with Two NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units, desktop processors, 24 GB DDR3 RAM, and over 2 TB in storage


Miami, FL – September 27, 2010 – ORIGIN PC is proud to unveil the EON17 Gaming Notebook that will empower gamers and professionals with unparalleled visual immersion, expandability, and customization. ORIGIN ensures that mobile power users needn't compromise performance for portability by including pulse pounding features like:

Visual Acuity – EON17 offers the most visually immersive mobile experience imaginable packing dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video cards in SLI with a crystal clear 17.3" HD 16:9 widescreen display with true 1080p at 1920 x1080 resolutions. The super Multi Blu-Ray Burner Combo turns the EON into a portable home theater perfect for experiencing the latest Blu-Ray releases while on-the-go. Experience 3D gaming with the EON17's HMDI 1.4 out connected to a 3D ready display.

Dominant Performance - With the Intel Core i7 980X desktop processor featuring six cores and twelve threads, the EON17 dominates the office and the playing field. Multi-tasking and working with large files is a breeze with up to 24GB of triple channel memory.

Extreme Expandability – Featuring up to three Hard Drives, the EON17 gives power users over 2 TB in storage so you never have to worry about a low disc space warning. ORIGIN includes a built-in 9-in1 media card reader and ExpressCard slot so your expansion options are limitless.

ORIGIN-al Customization – ORIGIN offers custom hand painting through a partnership with the artisans at Killer Paint. With over 29 years of experience Killer Paint is globally recognized as one of the best in custom airbrush design and innovating the True Fire® effect.


Specifications

• 17.3 Full HD LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen, 1920 x 1080

• Up to Intel Core i7 980X Desktop Processors

• Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M video cards

• Up to 24GB of Triple Channel DDR3 Memory

• Up to Three Hard Drives

• Full Size Keyboard with Numeric Pad

• HDMI In and Out; Optical Digital Out, up to 7.1 HD

• Touch Sensitive Multi-gesture Pad and Instant Access Buttons

"We've noticed growing demand from the ORIGIN community for a mobile high-performance solution that doesn't force you to compromise." said Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and Co-Founder of ORIGIN. "The EON 17 offers the flexibility of a notebook with unparalleled desktop computing power giving gamers and professionals the best of both worlds."

"GeForce GTX 480M GPU is the world's fastest notebook GPU so it delivers unprecedented levels of performance," said David Ragones, director of GeForce product marketing at NVIDIA. "ORIGIN's EON17 combines the rendering power of two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M GPUs to take performance to new heights, so any game or graphics intense application will run amazingly fast and smooth."

"The EON17 from ORIGIN based on the Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition takes advantage of six cores, the latest Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, which together provide full processing power exactly where and when it is needed," said Zane Ball, Director of Desktop Marketing at Intel. "This technology is an amazing combination of power and mobility for gaming and working on the go."

The EON17 features a 1 year free shipping and free part replacement warranty backed with the best in class integration, quality testing and support. ORIGIN offers a free life-time phone and online service guarantee and each customer has a dedicated support team and free life-time labor for upgrade needs. Pricing for EON17 starts from $2,499 and can be configured one on one with an ORIGIN specialist through www.originpc.com.

About ORIGIN:

ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, professionals, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. Their staff is comprised of award-winning, experienced experts in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with other enthusiasts. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ORIGINPC.com or call 1-877-ORIGIN-Ø.

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