Getting a Razer Blade Pro or even a Blade 14 definitely requires you to have deep pockets and it is not financially feasible for everyone to get their hands on one. ORIGIN is also known for making expensive and downright powerful machines, but its EON15-S hits the sweet spot for gamers if they want to play games at 1080p. Plus the hardware is quite decent in this $1,000 price bracket.
Quad-core + PCIe Storage and GTX 1050 Ti Pairing Will Set the User Back by Slightly Over $1,300
The 15.6-inch notebook comes with a 1080p IPS panel. It has not been detailed if the laptop will have a TN panel, but when reviewers get their hands on it, we’ll know for sure. No matter which configuration you decide to purchase, every model is going to feature an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. This is sufficient to play most high-end games but it will also depend on which processor you pair with the GPU.
The $999 price tag will get you an i3-7300H which is a dual-core chip running at a speed of 3.00GHz. Spend $67 more and you can get yourself an i5-7300HQ and if you have the stomach and the available funds, go all out with an i7-7700HQ. The base model comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, but you can upgrade it to 32GB as well as opt for an RGB keyboard setup.
When we decided to configure our machine, we got a total of $1,303 for the following hardware:
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- 16GB DDR4 RAM running at 2,133MHz
- GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5
- 256GB PCIe-based SSD
- 1TB SATA-based mechanical hard drive
Your configuration will vary greatly, but we feel that this is definitely a decent list of internals for something that goes somewhat easy on the wallet of those who are looking for a gaming laptop.
Do you think the base model is worth the $999 price tag? Let us know your thoughts about the latest ORIGIN gaming machine.