Everyone remembers that famous scene from Top Gun when Maverick, then Goose, says, "I feel the need...the need for speed!, but it's not too difficult to picture that same line being belted out from within Origin PC's labs. This boutique system vendor definitely has a need for speed, and to prove it, the company just announced the availability of overclocked processors in its EON17-S laptop line. Just any ol' overclock, either, but up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost.
According to Origin, goosing the processor up to 4.5GHz qualifies the EON17-S line as the "fastest Origin laptops ever built on an Intel mobile plaform," as well as the highest mobile processor clockspeed in the world. That's righteous.
The EON17-S is built around Intel's second generation Core processor technology, otherwise known as Sandy Bridge. Pricing starts at $1,759, though you'll need to step up to an Intel Core i7 2920XM Extreme Edition processor in order to receive the benefits of a factory overclock. Be prepared to tack on an additional $1,094 for a 2920XM overclocked anywhere from 3.6GHz to 3.9GHz with Turoo Boost, or $1,444 for a top clockspeed ranging from 4.0GHz to 4.5GHz.
Other specs include a 17.3-inch LED display, GTX 460M graphics (upgradeable to a GTX 485M), 2GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 250GB SATA hard drive, 8X DVD burner, Wireless-N, 2MP webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Those aren't exactly mind boggling specs, but they can be depending on how far you can stretch your budget. For example, imagine lugging this around to your next LAN party:
17.3-inch Full HD LED display
Custom painted lid
GeForce GTX 485M
Intel Core i7 2920XM overclocked up to 4.5GHz
32GB DDR3-1333 RAM
2x480GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in a RAID 0 configuration
6X Blu-ray burner
Killer Wireless-N gaming network card
TV tuner with remote
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
That kind of desktop replacement destroyer will set you back a wallet crushing $12,329.