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Origin's EON15-S is one of the lightest gaming laptops yet

It packs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics but weighs just 3.4 pounds.
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Origin recently launched a pretty lightweight Max-Q gaming laptop, but with its latest model, it's pushing the form factor even more. The new 15.6-inch EON-15S is just an inch thick and tips the scale at a mere 3.4 pounds, but it packs up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK 6-core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. What's more, there's a special toggle that lets you get up to eight hours of battery life, presumably by throttling back the CPU and GPU.

Origin's current EVO15-S with NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics is pretty light at 4.3 pounds, but that's still nearly a full pound more than the new model. Other features on the new EON-15S include a 1080p screen (there's no 4K option for now), up to 32GB of RAM, space for two M.2 NVMe SSDs and a hybrid mechanical RGB keyboard with individual key lighting.

The Miami, Florida-based manufacturer also unveiled the EVO17-S (above) aimed more at the high-performance gaming and graphics crowd. It packs 17.3-inch 4K or 1080p G-Sync screens and up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 desktop-class GPU. The extra space allows for a regular 2.5-inch HDD on top of two M.2 NVMe models and 32GB of RAM. It also supports Origin's CPU and GPU overclocking.

Origin also released the business-oriented NS-15S and NT-17 models, but they appear to be rebadged versions of the gaming laptops above. It also re-released the NT-15, a model looks identical to the one I tested last year with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q graphics and 4.3 pound heft.

All the new laptops are available starting today, with the EON15-S starting at $1,449 in a basic configuration (8GB of RAM and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics), or $1,698 with 16GB of RAM and an a GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5. The EVO17-S, meanwhile, starts at $1,999. The more business-oriented models, the NS-15S, NT-17 and NT-15 start at $1,474, $2,036 and $2,275 respectively.

Update: The article now includes pricing, and we corrected the name of the product and a broken link in the first paragraph.

Steve should have known that civil engineering was not for him when he spent most of his time at university monkeying with his 8086 clone PC. Although he graduated, a lifelong obsession of wanting the Solitaire win animation to go faster had begun. Always seeking a gadget fix, he dabbles in photography, video, 3D animation and is a licensed private pilot. He followed l'amour de sa vie from Vancouver, BC, to France and now lives in Paris.

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