Origin PC has launched a new laptop to play with one of the most powerful processors in circulation, dedicated graphics of the latest generation and an extremely compact design. What is surprising is not so much more than the price of the new Origin PC EVO15-S, for sale in the US starting at $ 2099, but amply justified since we are talking of an “off-machine series” ready for virtual reality.
Over another range of 15.6-inch notebook of the American company, as EON15-X which measures 432 x 361 x 44 mm (weight 3.2Kg), the new EVO15-S has a 381 x 249 x 17.8 mm frame ( weight of 1.8Kg) virtually even lighter and leaner than its predecessor (20 mm thick and weighing 2 kg). And Origin PC has those millimeters and grams less above the chassis, redesigned and customizable by the user with a special coating on the cover of your choice between one of the reasons offered by Origin PC or a picture of your taste with an extra expense.
Origin PC EVO15-S
Turning to the technical specifications, EVO15-S integrates a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16GB of DDR4-2400 MHz RAM and IPS display 15.6-inch Full HD (just like last year’s version), but updates the sector chart with a brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of dedicated graphics that can support both Oculus Rift that HTC Vive. The notebook may also have 256GB of SSD NVMe PCIe M.2 in addition to a hard drive and 2TB 5400rpm.
The equipment is completed by a backlit keyboard with multi-colors support and anti-ghosting technology, what allowed to accept even very complex commands given by pressing multiple keys simultaneously, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, one HDMI 2.0 and a mini DisplayPort 1.2, audio jack, SD card reader, webcam 720p and Gigabit Ethernet LAN chip Killer E2400 network able to better manage the flow of data packets thus eliminating any lag network, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac . On board there is also a USB-C port, which should allow you to connect a third display 4K 60Hz and support recharging mobile devices to 15W (5V / 3A).
With all this equipment, however, do not expect big performance in battery life, a figure confirmed by the company that estimates the autonomy of Origin EVO15-S PC about 4 hours. Moreover, you can not expect any better from a 3-cell battery.