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OriginPC's EON17-X Laptop Review, a modern mobile(ish) marvel?

By: Jeff Williams | Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Apr 21, 2016 1:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: OriginPC

Using the EON17-X - Unleashing the Beast

 

Make no mistake; this is a full-fledged desktop replacement that looks and feels like one. It's massive, huge, and weighs a lot. It measures 1.52-inches tall x 16.46-inches wide x 11.10-inches deep at 8.6lbs. It's difficult to lug around, sure, but it's not meant to be popped in your bag to take to Starbucks for a quick drink, though it definitely could be.

 

There seems to be an issue with some wanting to apply the same logic when evaluating a desktop replacement as with a thin and light. You'd be excused for making that mistake. Once you wrap your head around the market this is for, then you can see just how useful it is and just how thankful you might be if you need some computing power on the road, or just want to game while on the road.

 

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The extra CPU horsepower and surprisingly quiet cooling system make for a good companion for those tasks other than word-processing that need something a bit more serious. The desktop CPU speed was actually quite helpful when I needed to compile a few projects while out traveling. In fact, despite a few small examples, the majority of my workflow is CPU limited and benefited from the boost.

 

The strange non-standard right-shift button was a nuisance but didn't seem to cause too many issues after more than a month typing on it. Moving to any other keyboard caused a slight regression, but hey, that happens. Once you find a home for it, be it the rickety desk at the motel you're staying at, the office or on a dedicated desk driving three monitors, it's right at home. And speaking of which, it's easy to use this in that capacity. As a work laptop. That's the magic bullet for these massive desktop CPU in a box machines - work. It might be marketed towards gamers, but it's perfect for all facets of life too.

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