By David Ponce
Let’s get the important parts out of the way: Origin’s EON17-X gaming laptop is a fat bastard. It weighs 12 lbs. That’s the weight of 4 MacBook Airs. If laptops were people, it would be Eric Cartman’s fatter evil twin. We say evil because nothing that packs this much computing power and allows itself to be transported (however uncomfortably) can possibly be up to anything good. Inside this behemoth you can find the following: Intel X79 chipset with 2nd generation Intel Hexcore processors, dual overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M Graphics Cards in SLI configuration and up to 32GB of RAM. Six core processor, dual graphics cards in SLI? In a “laptop”. Well, yes, that’s what you’re looking at. Plus a 17.3 inch 1080p screen and a customizable backlit keyboard.
Along with the hefty weight comes the hefty pricetag. System configurations start at $3,159. We won’t start the “for that price you could…” comparisons because really, if you’re considering this, you’ve got the kind of disposable income that would make you laugh at our reservations.