Origin has unveiled the revamped EON15-X laptop with an impressive trick: It packs the 12-core AMD Ryzen 3900 desktop processor. As a reminder, this chip (for OEMs only) gives you many of the benefits of the powerful Ryzen 9 3900X gaming processor while reducing the TD power requirements from 105 to 65 watts. While the base and boost clock speeds are lower, you still get 12 cores and 24 threads to chop through content-creation multiprocessing chores.
At the same time, it’ll be a very respectable gaming machine thanks to the full-powered (not Max-Q) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics and 144 Hz 1080p display, along with support for up to 32GB of RAM. It also features narrow bezels and comes in 20 percent lighter than the last model at 5.9 pounds. While that’s not exactly svelte, it’s not bad for a laptop designed to replace your desktop machine.
Keep in mind that a 65 watt CPU is still a lot for a laptop, so it may not have the longest battery life. Also, it doesn’t feature NVIDIA’s latest Max-Q features like Dynamic Boost and Advanced Optimus, designed to increase gaming performance and battery life. Still, this should be one beastly laptop, particularly for video editing, 3D work and other creative chores. Origin has yet to reveal the price or arrival date.
Update 4/9/2020 3:56 AM: Origin has updated its PR for the EON15-X, clarifying that it has full-powered RTX 2070 GPUs and not the Max-Q design. The article has been updated with the correct information.