Origin Eon: Ex-Alienware Execs 18 Inches of Gaming Greatness

When Dell grabbed Alienware for itself four years ago three key execs decided to say thanks, but no thanks.

Instead they formed ‘Origin‘ and went about building things the way Alienware originally did and created the Eon18 laptop.

The Eon18 has a distinct Alienwareness about it and, as you’d expect, this lappy is quite the customisable puter. It comes with an 18.4″ full HD widescreen, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, 7.1 high-def audio, and up to three 250GB SSDs. It bounces with a Core 2 Extreme Quad QX9300 at the mo but on the otherside of this weekend it’ll be rocking a Core i7.

Ok, so there’s bigger, more hardcore portable gamers out there but the fact that customisation includes whatever colour and design you want for the lid as well as being able to slap your own name or logo on the case instead of it saying ‘Origin’ must score some cool points. Vanity much? 😉

Remember, this laptop is coming from a bunch of people that are obviously passionate about gaming and their products. As if to underline this fact, all their puters come with a lifetime labour guarantee and whilst they’re still a moderate size you’ll be getting boutique level support.

Here’s an overview of the Eon18:
The ORIGIN EON18 is pure portable domination. No more choosing between lugging your desktop or having to play on a subpar laptop, with ORIGIN you’ll have the best in mobile gaming in your hands. When you step through the door with this beast under your arm everyone will know, its game over man!
Gamers looking for portability without sacrificing their gaming experience. Hardware enthusiasts who want a personalized laptop with dedicated support. DJs that want their logo in lights on the front of their laptop.
Who wants the EON18 the most:
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Features and Benefits:
• See every detail of your opponents demise with the 18.4″ Full HD Widescreen
• Put your name in lights with ORIGIN’s customizable multi-color top cover logo
• In a world filled with copycats, be original with ORIGIN’s custom paint options
• Lifetime Phone/Online Support and Lifetime Labor means ORIGIN always has your back
• With ORIGIN’s dedicated support team you never have to deal with anonymous agents that don’t know your name
• 72 hour benchmarks, burn in, and testing ensures every EON18 ships with only the best performing components
• Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M’s provide the most powerful mobile graphics to run any game with ultra high detail and smooth frame rates.
• Don’t deprive your ears the fun your eyes are getting. Get the full experience with all your games and movies with the ORIGIN EON’s optical
digital out and 7.1 High Definition Audio
• Secret agent status awaits, be the only one with access to your ORIGIN EON18 with the integrated high precision fingerprint reader
• The ORIGIN EON18 is equipped with a full size keyboard complete with numeric pad for a familiarity essential to elite gaming
• Programmable gaming buttons will give you the advantage in any game.
• Make no compromises with the ability for one optical drive and three hard drives in your ORIGIN EON18
Features/Specs: Dimensions: (H)1.7″ x (W)17.25″ x (D)11.75″ Customization and Personalization:
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Customizable top cover ORIGIN logo Multi-color lights on ORIGIN top cover logo, front vent, and rear vent Unlimited color and design options on ORIGIN top cover
Hardware:
• Video Card: Up to SLI Dual 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280M
• Display: 18.4″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 – (1080p) Wide L2,499CD (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
• Processor: Up to Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme Quad QX9300 (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
• Memory: Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 – 1333Mhz
• Optical Drive: Up to Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
• Hard Drive: Up to three 250GB SSD
• RAID Configurations: RAID 0 and RAID 1
• Network Adapter: Built-In Wireless 802.11 a/g/draft-n
• Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio with 4 Channel support
• Media Card Reader: Built-In 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
• TV Tuner: Built-In Digital TV Tuner with Remote (optional)
• Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
• Keyboard:
• Full size keyboard w/ numeric pad • Programmable Gaming Buttons (G1 – G8)
• Touch Sensitive Volume Control and Access Buttons
• Battery: 12-cell Lithium-Ion Battery
• Starting at price: $2,070

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