Origin PC Launches EVO17-S ‘Thin-and-Light’ 17-Inch Laptop with Intel Core i9by Anton Shilov on August 1, 2018 4:00 PM EST
In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU and featuring a 17.3-inch display with up to an Ultra-HD resolution. The manufacturer claims that the EVO17-S is the world’s thinnest and lightest laptop powered by Intel’s six-core Coffee Lake-H processor.
The Origin PC EVO17-S is based on Intel’s Core i9-8950HK CPU with unlocked multiplier to enable overclocking. The system will also come equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 GB with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. Meanwhile, Origin PC will offer professional overclocking services with the EVO17-S for the CPU and the GPU. As for RAM and storage, the system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory, two M.2/NVMe SSDs and one 2.5-inch/15mm SSD or HDD.
Being aimed at gamers who demand high performance as well as perfect image quality, the EVO17-S can be equipped with 17.3-inch display panels featuring a Full-HD (1920×1080) or Ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution and supporting NVIDIA’s G-Sync dynamic refresh rate technology. In addition, the EVO17-S has three display outputs for external monitors. To match audio quality with visuals, the EVO17-S comes with Creative’s Sound BlasterX 720 software audio enhancements.
As for general input/output capabilities, Origin PC’s EVO17-S resembles the EON15-S: the larger machine is equipped with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution (up to 1.73 Gbps), a GbE port, four USB 3.1 Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Type-C header, a 6-in-1 SD card reader, a webcam, as well as three 3.5-mm audio connectors.
Like other 17.3-inch-class laptops, the EVO17-S is not exactly light by today’s standards. It weighs around three kilograms (6.6 pounds), yet it is less than one inch thick and should be at least easy to carry in a bag.
|General Specs of the Origin PC EVO17-S|
|Resolution||1920×1080 or 3840×2160|
|CPU||Intel Core i9-8950HK|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB|
|RAM||Capacity||up to 32 GB|
|Storage||SSD||up to two M.2 SSDs
with 4 TB capacity
|Wi-Fi||802.11ac Wi-Fi module
(Intel Wireless-AC 9560)
|USB||4 × USB 3.1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.? Type-C
|Other I/O||2 × mDP 1.3, HDMI, webcam, 3.5-mm connectors for speakers/headphones, microphone|
|Thickness||less than 25.4 mm | 1 inch|
|Weight||3 kg | 6.6 lbs|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
Origin will start sales of the EVO17-S this weekin the U.S. pricing will depend the on exact configuration.