Origin EON11-S Gaming Laptop Review
The Best Portable Gaming Laptop Of 2012?
Welcome to our exclusive review of the new Origin EON11-S Laptop which is set to become one of the best selling portable gaming computers on the market in 2012. Although in a small form factor don't be fooled by the power this little beauty can expel in terms of visual delight and eye retina candy. Packing an extremely powerful third generation Intel Core central processing unit (CPU), otherwise known as Ivy Bridge as well as a super impressive NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics chip set, you can be rest assured that this little beauty is the cream of the crop in it's niche and is set to dominate the portable gaming arena for months to come. Read on for my personal review of the Origin EON11-S as I delve into the more juicer aspects of this one of a kind portable gaming laptop that is set to take 2012 by the balls!
Origin CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewsk
"Everyone dreams of a laptop that is smaller, lighter, has a longer battery life and has the ability to play all of the latest PC games well. The EON11-S makes that dream a reality and without making any 'ultra-sacrifices.'"
Origin EON11-S Custom Gaming Laptop - Overview, Specifications & Features
I HAVE THE POWEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!
Unlike many other brands of gaming notebook on the market, the Eon11-S comes in a variety of flavours depending on your budget. Practically every aspect of your purchase can be customised from the graphics chipset itself right down to the chasis you prefer to have you box of wonders cased in. In terms of processing power you have 3 options at hand, the Intel core i7, i5 or the B960. Hard drive storage, RAM, DVD or Bluray ( Bluray is an external option) options as well as even being able to opt in for a custom paint job make this little beauty of a laptop more appealing than anything else out there.
This 11 inch gaming beauty is one of a kind with no other product offering powerful gaming performance in a portable shell. The only other real contender to the Origin EON11-S is Dells Alienware MX11, which funnily enough is designed and created in large by some of the former employees of Alienware tech. Sadly the MX11 will be discontinued to make way for the Origin offering which is sure to upset many whilst at the same time excite those wanting something fresh.
The MX11 - Sadly to be discontinued :-(
Making way for the EON11-S!
The 6.5 hour battery life is quite impressive considering the power behind this little unit which is backed by NVIDIA'S Optimus technology. Weighing in under 4.5 pounds, the EON11-S can be customised on purchase in nearly every aspect with the company even offering custom paint jobs for those wanting something truly unique. All this new technology comes at a price with prices starting at $999. If you are serious about gaming on the go and don't want the headache of lugging around dumbbell of a laptop then you should consider seriously having a look at this wonder of gaming notebook.
IntelÂ® Core™ i7-3612QM Processor (22nm, 2.10GHz, 6MB L3 cache)
IntelÂ® Core™ i5-2520M Processor (32nm, 2.50GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® B960 Processor (32nm, 2.20GHz, 2MB L3 cache)
Up to 16GB of DDR3 1333MHz and 1600MHz
Video Card Options
NVIDIAÂ® GeForce GT 650M
IntelÂ® HD Graphics (dependent on CPU)
11.6" HD 1366x768 (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
Single Internal 2.5" 9.5mm HDD Slot
Up to 1TB - 5,400RPM
Up to 512GB SSD
Up to 500GB Hybrid - 7,200RPM
Optical Drive Options
External Blu-ray Reader/Writer
High Definition Audio
Built-in two speakers
THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX Ethernet LAN
Built-in Wireless LAN 802.11B/G/N + Bluetooth v4.0+LE Combo
Optional IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® Advanced-N 6230(802.11a/g/n), Dual Band and Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0, 3.0+HS
Optional Built-In Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless N 1102 802.11 a/g/draft-n
Keyboard, Input Keys & Mice
Multi languages isolated keyboard
Built in touch pad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
1 x USB 2.0 port (1x powered USB port, AC/DC)
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x HDMI 1.4a output port(with HDCP)
1 x external VGA port
1 x RJ-45 LAN port
1 x DC-in jack
1 x Headphone Jack
1 x Microphone jack
TV Tuner Option
External (USB) TV tuner
Media Card Reader
Built-In 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD / SDHC / SDXC)
Intel Â® Anti-Theft Technology
Customization & Personalization Options
Origin Custom or Personalized Top Cover Painting
Power & Battery
Full Range AC adapter, AC in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.74A, 90W
Removable 6 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 62.16WH
Battery life : up to 410 minutes
Height: 0.5 - 1.4 inches
Width: 11.2 inches
Depth: 8.1 inches
Weight: 3.9 lbs with battery
Operating System Options
Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Professional 64-Bit
The Origin EON11-S 2012 Official Promo Video
Small but packs a punch!
"No other laptop of it's size can compete with the power on offer from the Eon11-S"
Custom Design To Suit Your Needs! - So many options to choose from...
Each EON11-S can be customized to suit your design needs starting with the screen panel itself as seen in the picture above. You have the choice of choosing between the standard Origin Logo panel & chassis for that classic look, red or black matt finish panel and chassis for those who dare to be bold or the more stylish pure silver offering that comes with a cool glossy finish for those wanting to be truly unique.
You can further customize your laptop by also having a custom paint job added for an extra cost. These include 3 pre custom paint jobs as well as the option to have a truly custom paint job with your imagination being the only limitation to your creativity! The 3 pre custom paint jobs include:
Solid Color - Glossy Finish
Colours include 3 solid finishes which include Glacier White, Eternal Pink or Origin Red. You also have a choice of Metallic finishes which include Pure Silver, Sabot Grey, Atmos Blue, Evolve Green & Horizon Yellow.
True Fire - Glossy Finish
Neurons - Glossy Finish
Introducing the new Intel Ivy Bridge!
Impressive processing power that comes packed inside the origin clevo gaming notebook! Whatever variation of the 3 processing options you choose you will have the ability to overclock speeds safely and efficiently to further harness more juice for your gaming needs!
Utilizing Turbo Boost & Hyper-Threading technologies the Intel chipset insures your gaming and multi task needs are fulfilled!
Eye Bleeding Graphics With The Nvidia GT 650M
In conjunction with the high definition 11.6 16.9 screen, the Nvidia chipset 650M insures you have the latest technology to run the most demanding of titles and applications. The Geforce GT 650 offers 5x more the power of previous iterations whilst also insuring battery consumption is kept to a minimal thanks to NVIDIA'S Optimus Technology that insures you get the most battery life from your nvidia 650m power laptop!
To get a clearer idea of how the new GT 650m compares to previous iterations of graphics card check out the official comparison chart below! (Keep an eye on our page in future as we intend to update it with a full eon11-s benchmark covering all aspects including a nvidia gt 650m review)
Another important feature that is evident due to the immense power on offer is the laptops ability to playback 3d Bluray. Not widely mentioned but considered an important feature, this welcome addition will please multi media buffs and gamers alike as the Eon11-S leaves no stone unturned. All this would not be possible if it were not for the Geforce GT 650m.
For those interested in reading into the exact specifications check out the spec sheet below and be blown away!
GPU Engine Specs:
384 coresCUDA Cores
850 MHz with DDR3/735MHz with GDDR5Graphics Clock (MHz)
Up to 27.2Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
128bitMemory Interface Width
Up to 64.0Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0Bus Support
YesCertified for Windows 7
DirectX 11, Optimus, PhysX, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision, CUDASupported Technologies
3840 x 2160Maximum Digital Resolution
Up to 2048x1536Maximum VGA Resolution
3D Vision Ready
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