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Origin PC Eon17-X (2018) review: Top-notch performance at a top-shelf price

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The bulky, mostly plastic body looks dated and a bit generic. Origin PC, like most boutique gaming PC makers, takes the same off-the-shelf laptop bodies as a bunch of other enthusiast brands and customizes them. (Only the biggest brands, like Alienware and Acer, can afford to design and produce unique laptop bodies from scratch. Origin PC makes some of its own desktop cases, however, which are excellent.) Though the default case isn't particularly compelling, the Eon-17X provides plenty of options for customization with a variety of panel designs, HD UV patterns, metallic paints and even a hydro dip treatment. 

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This laptop has has no need whatsoever for your docks or dongles, however; the Eon-17X comes equipped with virtually every port and slot that a laptop could: four USB 3.0, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, two Mini DisplayPort connections, HDMI output, S/PDIF optical, line out and in, mic and headphone, RJ-45 LAN and a 6-in-1 card reader. There's also a 2.0-megapixel FHD webcamera.  

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Yes, there are two big fans that run more or less constantly. But they do their job: after my most intense gaming sessions, the right side of the keyboard was warm -- but not so hot I couldn't rest my hand on it. At first, I didn't find the fans bothersome, and was able to hear the stereo speakers' loud, balanced audio over them without issue. But when the machine went into overclocking mode, I had to shift to headphones.  

You get what you pay for

Much like the Eon17-X we reviewed last year, this year's edition delivers exactly what you'd expect from a laptop that comes in configurations that range from $2,000 to $10,000. At a minimum, you're going to get a gigantic, well-designed gaming system that delivers competent performance, a solid display and tons of ports and connections. From there, you can pour many additional thousands of dollars into the Eon17-X for many additional incremental boosts in performance. 

Origin PC's excellent customer support is worth noting, however. It includes free labor for the life of the machine and a year of free part replacement -- two benefits that are particularly reassuring when you're shelling out thousands of dollars for a computer.

Geekbench 4 (Multi-core)

Origin PC Eon-17X
25,576
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
21,588
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
20,442
Razer Blade (2018)
18,015
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
14,060
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
10,611

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance

Cinebench R15 CPU (Multi-core)

Origin PC Eon-17X
1,439
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
1,237
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
1,135
Razer Blade (2018)
926
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
746
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
510

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance

Streaming video playback battery drain test

Razer Blade (2018)
473
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
362
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
236
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
225
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
187
Origin PC Eon-17X
147

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance (in minutes)

3DMark Fire Strike Ultra

Origin PC Eon-17X
5,330
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
4,054
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
3,954
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
3,938
Razer Blade (2018)
3,431
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
1,871

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance

Bioshock Infinite gaming test

Origin PC Eon-17X
217.85
Razer Blade (2018)
189.43
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
184.22
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
183.46
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
178.42
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
122.21

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance (FPS)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gaming test

Origin PC Eon-17X
103.6
Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
82.1
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018)
79.2
Asus ROG Strix Scar II
76.7
Razer Blade (2018)
72.2
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017)
50.2

Note:

Longer bars indicate better performance (FPS)

System Configurations

Origin PC Eon17X Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); (OC) 4.7GHz Intel Core i7-8700K; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,800MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080; (2) 250GB SSD RAID 0
Asus ROG Strix Scar II Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,660MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070; 512GB SSD
Razer Blade (2018) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,660MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q Design; 512GB SSD
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 (2018) Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit); 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H; 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,660MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070; 512GB SSD
Alienware 15 R3 (2017) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ; 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz; 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070; 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming (late 2017) Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ; 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz; 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design; 256GB SSD

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