There's no mistaking Origin PC's new EON17-X laptop for an Ultrabook. The EON17-X is a full-fledged desktop replacement and the latest to incorporate Intel's X79 chipset in a mobile form factor. It's a "shock and awesome" notebook, as Origin PC describes it, that comes standard with an Intel Core i7 3930K processor, or you can upgrade to a 3960X Extreme CPU for bonus bragging rights.
Highlights include a customizable backlit keyboard with two lighting zones and seven colors, up to 32GB of DDR3-1333 Corsair quad-channel memory or up to 16GB of DDR3-1866 Corsair Vengeance RAM, up to two Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M videocards in SLI or a single Quadro 5010M, up to three storage drives with RAID support, three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 9-in-1 memory card reader, up to a 6X Blu-ray burner, 2MP webcam, and a fingerprint reader.
"Origin is thrilled to answer our customers' requests by adding a customizable backlit keyboard to the EON17-X." said Kevin Wasielewski, Origin PC CEO and co-founder. "The EON17-X is more powerful than a lot of desktops on the market. With an Intel X79 chipset and dual overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580Ms in SLI you won't find a more powerful laptop anywhere else."
Powerful for a price. A baseline configuration starts at $3,159 and includes an Intel Core i7 3930K processor, 8GB DDR3-1333 RAM, a single GTX 580M graphics card, 8X DVD burner, 250GB SATA 3Gbps hard drive (7200 RPM), Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 1-year part replacement and 45 day free shipping warranty with lifetime 24/7 support.