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Origin EON17-SLX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Origin EON17-SLX. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and sound. The durability and design also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and portability. Views about the image quality and battery are mixed.

performance, design, durability, sound, keyboard

price, screen, size, portability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Origin EON17-SLX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (

Origin EON17-SLX review: It sets new records, but calling it a laptop is a stretch


Seventeen inches wide. More than 10 pounds of heft. A socketed Core i7 Skylake CPU and a desktop GTX 980 card crammed inside. More graphics horsepower than any laptop we've ever tested. When does a laptop cease to be a laptop? Origin's EON17-SLX might...

Desktop CPU, desktop GPU, desktop performance ; Semi-upgradable, if you're interested

Massive ; Underwhelming screen, considering the price

Packing a socketed desktop Intel CPU and a full desktop GTX 980, Origin's EON17-SLX is barely a "laptop" at all.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Origin EON17-SLX review


Powerful but impractical, the Origin EON17-SLX fits a niche.

The base price of the EON17-SLX is just north of $2,000, but our review unit arrived with a price tag of $3,900, which included a three-year warranty. Without that, you’re looking at about $3,600. Which is a lot. Yet the price doesn’t damage value as...

Jan, 2016

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Origin Eon 17 SLX


The Origin Eon 17 SLX offers a jaw-dropping amount of power with a slick chassis and a high level of customization -- if you can afford it.

Elegant inviting design; Strong performance; Face-melting graphics performance; Fast boot and transfer times; Highly customizable specs

Dull screen colors; Awkward mouse-button placement; Expensive; Heavy; Fan gets loud when gaming

Every time we think Origin can't top itself with the overpowered bells and whistles, something like the Eon 17 SLX falls into our laps. Its dual Nvidia GPUs delivered the best graphics numbers we've seen this year, and its CPU and SSDs were also among...

Dec, 2013

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Origin EON17-SLX


When financial limits are tossed to the wind, you'll find laptops that offer higher-than-high-end components, opting for absurdly powerful processors instead of the slimmer, battery-friendly CPUs used elsewhere. You'll get not one, but two discrete...

Overclocked quad-core processor. SLI graphics. Giant, fast storage. Customizable keyboard lighting. Windows 8

Crazy-expensive. Delicate 4-pin power jack

The Origin EON17-SLX high-end gaming laptop has the latest and best of everything, from an overclocked quad-core processor to SLI graphics. It's a mean machine, but it costs serious green.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Origin EON17-SLX review


It's telling that the very first thing I did with this new Windows 8 version of the Origin EON17-SLX desktop replacement gaming laptop was to try and swipe past the Windows 8 lock screen with my finger.

The insanely powerful Origin EON17-SLX can easily handle any PC game, and is configurable enough to fit many budgets. Service and support are stellar.

The generic-looking off-the-shelf body isn't becoming in a $4,000 laptop; Windows 8 feels odd without a touch screen.

No one puts together custom high-end gaming laptops, including this desktop-busting 17-inch EON17-SLX, better than Origin, but you'll pay for that expertise.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Origin EON17-SLX Review and Ratings


With a phalanx of top-line components, a nice 1080p screen, and excellent audio, this overclocked, dual-GPU gaming rig is ready for just about anything. We only wish its exterior looked a bit less generic.

Stunning performance ; Flashy customizable backlit keyboard ; Decent battery life, considering components

Jaw-dropping price tag in test configuration ; Boxy, generic Clevo shell ; Touch pad could be better

Despite its boxy, generic-looking shell, the Origin EON17-SLX is a stunning performer in our test configuration, with a phalanx of top-notch components that put up some of the best benchmark numbers we've seen. And even shaving $2,500 or so off the...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Kevin lee (

Origin EON17-SLX review


This gaming laptop is a desktop PC in disguise

Nearly unrivaled performance ; Sharp, aggressive styling ; Big, bold sound

Awful battery life ; Astonishingly heavy

What's that, you wanted desktop power in a gaming laptop? Well, you finally have it with this 17-inch monster. But it comes at the cost of portability and a hefty chunk of your paycheck.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Origin EON17-SLX


Cramming the most high-end parts into a massive 17-inch body will top AU$5000, but you also get a powerful laptop that has more next-gen gaming muscle than any living-room console.

Very powerful ; Highly configurable ; Thunderbolt included

Expensive ; Can't compare with custom designs


Nov, 2013