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Origin's EON 17-S review: A bulky, but bad-ass gaming notebook

Origin EON 17-S

At a Glance

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At a Glance

Origin has done its usual terrific job of creating an uber-powerful gaming laptop, but the custom-build space is getting more and more competitive.

Price when rated: $3480

Pros

  • Knock-your-socks-off performance
  • Very good audio system
  • Great for DIYers looking to upgrade/replace key components
  • Strong tech support

Cons

  • Bulky and heavy
  • Needs a stronger lid/display panel
  • Restrictive return policy
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Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.

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