Pros

  • LCD panel offers excellent image quality
  • Amazing performance

Cons

  • No touchscreen plus a mediocre touchpad
  • Not particularly portable

Manufacturer’s Description

The EON17-SLX extreme custom gaming laptop is unmatched with its powerful Intel Core i7 processors and by adding up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, there is nothing that will slow you down. Whether you are dominating the field in your favorite game, or creating your next work of art, your ORIGIN PC will have everything you need to get the job done.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.originpc.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3940XM
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type SLI
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Storage
Drives included 3.0
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1240.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • eSATA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 32.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 16.5 inches
Depth 11.5 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 9.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 13.2 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives Blu-ray Drive
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Desktop Replacement
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 115.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 2:28   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 34.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 5324.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 3014.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5410.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 48.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 234.7   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 126.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 201.1   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 37.7   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 7937.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 3489.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 145.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 180.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 1200.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 46.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 46.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 62.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 69.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 134.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 139.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.84   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 27.2   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.84   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 8.38   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 3.1   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 27.46   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 247.1   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 7.24   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 5.84   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 8.57   seconds (lower is better)