Origin PC Eon17-SLX Review – A Beast of a Gaming Machine That’s Ready for Virtual Reality

The Origin PC Eon17-SLX is among the first to place the power of a desktop computer into a more portable laptop body. But that’s not all, the company made this machine with virtual reality in mind. Hence, anyone interested in getting a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift can find this particular laptop to be of much use.

Origin PC Eon17-SLX Review - A Beast of a Gaming Machine That's Ready for Virtual Reality

The Origin PC Eon17-SLX Prepares VR Seekers a More Portable Experience

How did the Origin PC Eon17-SLX make it possible to be compatible for VR? This is because virtual reality headsets, like the Oculus Rift system, requires specific hardware requirements that are not seen in many laptop models. It does require a substantial amount of power that can only be found in many gaming desktop computers. For instance, it require a desktop graphics card rather than a mobile one. In this aspect, Origin PC’s contender really shines.

But before we get into the hardware specs, let’s take a brief look at the design of the Eon17-SLX. Perhaps its most prominent feature is its size. To begin with, this is no ordinary laptop that you can just place inside any rucksack. Simply put, the thing is huge. But when you do compare it to a desktop computer, then it is more portable than the latter choice.

It is a 17.3-inch portable gaming machine that comes with a native display resolution of 1,920 x 1,080-pixels. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4.5GHz processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. For the graphics, it comes with a powerful 8GB Nvidia GTX 980, which has the right kind of “oomph” to play graphic intensive games, AND virtual reality apps and videogames.

Even if you don’t want to use it for its VR capabilities, the machine is still one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful gaming laptop you can get in today’s market. It has the strength of a desktop computer (due to its hardware components) all placed in a more portable(?) gaming laptop.

But given its large size and weight (it weighs 10-pounds), this may not be ideal to bring with you around at all times. Hence, it may be better to let it stay put on a desk at your house, or just carry it along for the occasional LAN party with your gaming buddies.

Despite its largeness and weight, the performance and build quality of the Origin PC Eon17-SLX are off the charts. Those who are able to get their hands on this can use this for both virtual reality, casual, and online gaming without so much as a hitch.

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