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Origin EON17-S Gaming Notebook Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

Origin EON17-S Gaming Notebook Review
We take a look at Origin's EON17-S gaming laptop. This beast features dual SSDs in RAID 0, a quad-core CPU and a 680M GPU.
| Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Feb 22, 2013 7:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Origin

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

 

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The left side, from back to front, features a 1394 connector, Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, a combo eSATA/USB port and card reader.

 

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The back side, from left to right, features a Kensington lock, exhaust port, Display Port, HDMI port, DVI port, power port and another exhaust port.

 

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The right side, from back to front, features a USB 2.0 port, an array of audio jacks, and a fake CD drive cover. The cover covers the third HDD. This is where a CD drive would be installed if a third disk was not in use.

 

 

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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The EON17-S performs nearly identically to its little brother. It performs towards the top of the tested systems in the USB 2.0 read test.

 

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The EON17-S continues to perform slightly better than its smaller sibling. It performs towards the top of the systems tested, though the ASUS S56C Ultrabook absolutely dominates the USB 2.0 write test.

 

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Moving to USB 3.0, the EON17-S comes in third place tied with the EON11-S.

 

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USB 3.0 write performance is pretty good on the system. It comes in in third place, with the competition not too far behind. The GIGABYTE P2542G continues to hold the lead with nearly 30MB/s faster performance.

 

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The EON17-S is also equipped with an eSATA port, unlike most systems we test. As you can see, it is in the middle of the pack and not too far behind the leader.

 

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In write performance, the EON17-S falls further behind the leader, though it stays ahead of the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie.

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