In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU and featuring a 17.3-inch display with up to an Ultra-HD resolution. The manufacturer claims that the EVO17-S is the world’s thinnest and lightest laptop powered by Intel’s six-core Coffee Lake-H processor.

The Origin PC EVO17-S is based on Intel’s Core i9-8950HK CPU with unlocked multiplier to enable overclocking. The system will also come equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070 GB with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. Meanwhile, Origin PC will offer professional overclocking services with the EVO17-S for the CPU and the GPU. As for RAM and storage, the system can accommodate up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory, two M.2/NVMe SSDs and one 2.5-inch/15mm SSD or HDD.

Being aimed at gamers who demand high performance as well as perfect image quality, the EVO17-S can be equipped with 17.3-inch display panels featuring a Full-HD (1920×1080) or Ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution and supporting NVIDIA’s G-Sync dynamic refresh rate technology. In addition, the EVO17-S has three display outputs for external monitors. To match audio quality with visuals, the EVO17-S comes with Creative’s Sound BlasterX 720 software audio enhancements.

As for general input/output capabilities, Origin PC’s EVO17-S resembles the EON15-S: the larger machine is equipped with Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution (up to 1.73 Gbps), a GbE port, four USB 3.1 Type-A connectors, one USB 3.1 Type-C header, a 6-in-1 SD card reader, a webcam, as well as three 3.5-mm audio connectors.

Like other 17.3-inch-class laptops, the EVO17-S is not exactly light by today’s standards. It weighs around three kilograms (6.6 pounds), yet it is less than one inch thick and should be at least easy to carry in a bag.

General Specs of the Origin PC EVO17-S
Display Diagonal 17.3"
Resolution 1920×1080 or 3840×2160
Type IPS (?)
CPU Intel Core i9-8950HK
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB
RAM Capacity up to 32 GB
Type DDR4-2667
Storage SSD up to two M.2 SSDs
with 4 TB capacity
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi module
(Intel Wireless-AC 9560)
Bluetooth 5
USB 4 × USB 3.1 Type-A
1 × USB 3.? Type-C
Other I/O 2 × mDP 1.3, HDMI, webcam, 3.5-mm connectors for speakers/headphones, microphone
Dimensions Width ?
Length ?
Thickness less than 25.4 mm | 1 inch
Weight 3 kg | 6.6 lbs
Battery Capacity ?
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10
Price ?

Origin will start sales of the EVO17-S this weekin the U.S. pricing will depend the on exact configuration.

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  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - link

    "thin and light" "world's thinnest" reads terrible cooling IMO
    that is something I absolutely abhor about "modern" phones, laptops and micro/small desktops, they all tend to suffer from terrible cooling and crud durability compared to the "old blocky" style ones.

    like they are engineered to be as cheap as possible (for the maker) fail as soon as possible with the smallest amount of power available to them while causing the customer grief and extra finances to send it back to them or replace with some other model...........

    oh wait a second!
  • BurntMyBacon - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - link

    Sounds like a great business model to me. Maybe we can remove all ports except for one as well so that if that one port goes out, BANG, new laptop. Of course, there are laptops available with plenty of ports and good cooling solutions, but they aren't exactly thin or light. As long as I can still get them, I don't mind having thinner and lighter laptops available for people who prioritize it. Phones is where I take issue. I can no longer find a phone to match my priorities as they've just about all gone full in on thin and light.
  • Flunk - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - link

    Looks like a Clevo PA70ES-G. Clevo normally focuses on cooling over form-factor, but this looks pretty thin so it will be really interesting to see how this performs when tested.
  • bennyg - Thursday, August 2, 2018 - link

    Looks like PA71 based model.

    It'll either run burning hot, like the Schenker version of this, or power throttle horribly like the Eurocom Q8.

    Thin, cool, high performance; you can only pick two.

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