CNET First Look
The Origin PC Eon17-SLX is a gaming laptop ready for VRWith a desktop processor and graphics card stuffed into a laptop body, this is one of the only laptops that can handle the Oculus Rift.
The era of virtual reality is almost here and the sad fact is your gaming laptop is probably not up to speed. In fact, really only desktops with a desktop graphics cards are officially supported by the Oculus Rift headset that should be coming out a little bit later in 2016 Steve, except if you buy one of the very small handful of laptops. One of them is the Origin PC Eon17-SLX which I have right here. The secret is inside not only do you get a desktop CPU, which we've seen in a handful of really big laptops before but you get a desktop graphics Card, that's because Invidious figured out a way to get that 980 desktop card shrunk down to a form where you can actually stick it into a laptop. So this is the first mobile PC we've tried that passes the Oculus test. Basically, you've got a laptop with desktop DNA inside. Of course it was super fast, blew away pretty much every other gaming laptop that we tried. Also super expensive. If you wanna configure it like this guy, about $3,500. That said, this thing is a back breaker. Good luck fitting it inside your backpack or your briefcase and lugging it around. And the screen, it's only a 1080p screen. You can obviously push a lot more pixels with a desktop graphics This card, it's kind of fun to hook this up to a big screen TV, a 4K TV and play games in 4K using this as the driver and just watch him on your gigantic screen. It's more gaming laptop than you probably need, but if you want to make sure that the new generation of VR hardware is going to work on your laptop Something like this is the only way to go. That's the Origin PC Eon17 SLX.