In the PC industry, gaming machine is always expensive. One can get a gaming machine at $2,000 and even much more; is it not expensive enough, but the new Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop decided to do something about this and set a reasonable goal: release a cool gaming laptop with a price tag under $1000.
Its latest model, the Origin PC EON15-S, starts at $999. That buys you a very good rig with a 15.6-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution, an Intel Core i3, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics, and a 120GB SSD.
The design looks and feels a bit like an 80s throwback, all Cylonesque angles extruded from matte black plastic, with vents and grilles all around. The body measures a whopping 37mm, thick enough to accommodate a full-size Ethernet port and tons of other connection options—including a USB-C port, three standard size USB ports, an SD card slot, a full-size HDMI output, and two DisplayPort outputs. Power flows through a rather clunky brick with a dedicated, cylindrical plug. At 5.25 pounds, it’s one of the heaviest laptops I’ve used in years. But hey, you gotta make sacrifices somewhere.
Ultimately, gamers looking for the bleeding edge will find this machine underwhelming, even in its upgraded form. But if your allowance just isn’t what it used to be, well, you could do worse.