Origin PC Eon15-X review: 12 cores, if you need them

Origin PC takes “desktop replacement” seriously. Like the Alienware Area-51m, and its ilk, the company’s Eon15-X and Eon17-X incorporate desktop CPU and GPUs into powerful but power-hungry┬álaptops. Intended to move at most from outlet to outlet rather than from conference room to coffee shop, battery life takes a back seat to performance. The Eon15-X is a reasonably priced midrange model with midrange graphics and one headliner: It incorporates AMD’s latest desktop processors, including a 12-core Ryzen 9 3900.


  • Extremely fast CPU
  • Calibrated display

Don’t Like

  • Fans are loud except in Quiet mode, which is too slow
  • No Thunderbolt 3 support and only one USB-C port
  • Small right Shift key near arrow keys and trackpad placement result in accidental cursor movement

There are some advantages to using the desktop parts; for example, consumer mobile parts like the new Intel i9-10980HK and AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, the latter in

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