Origin PC Eon15-S Review: A Budget Gaming Laptop For You
If you are looking for a new laptop to buy, there are many options available for you out there. Majority of the market is filled with business-focused laptops that you will find at very cheap to very high price. But if you are a gamer just like me and many of us, you would obviously prefer a laptop with high RAM, a dedicated graphics card, good screen and huge hard disk storage. Such kind of laptops with such specification exist, but they are very costly and not for everyone and if you have a tight budget.
However, there are very few laptops that you can use for gaming, but you can’t expect everything from them. But there is now there has been the latest addition to the budget gaming laptops that you can consider if you are planning to get a gaming laptop for you and that too without spending too much money.
We are talking about Origin Eon15 laptop that has been manufactured by the company for good gaming experience at a low and entry level cost. Here we are going to tell you the pros and the cons of the Origin Eon15-S laptop so that you can decide whether to go for it or not.
Origin Eon15-S Laptop Specifications
Eon 15S has a screen size of 15.6 inches featuring an IPS LED display panel with full HD 1080p screen resolution. The laptop has a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card installed for playing the latest and heaviest of games in the market. There are two versions of the laptop available. Origin has included 8GB DDR4 RAM in the laptop assisting the Core i3-7100H dual-core processor in the first and the basic one which is priced t $999. The Core i3 processor has been clocked at 3.0 GHz. However, the other better version of Origin Eon15-S laptop is more powerful and possesses Core i5 processor assisted by 16GB DDR4 RAM. This better version of the laptop will cost you $1350.
- Display: FHD IPS Display
- Resolution: 1080p Full HD
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti – 4GB
- RAM: 8GB DDR4, 16GB DDR4
- Processor: Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5
- Hard Disk Storage: 240GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Seagate Hard Drive
- Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Biometric Fingerprint Reader
- Camera: 2 MP FHD Front Facing Video Camera
- Weight: 5 lbs
The laptop has specifically been made for the latest and modern games that could run easily in between 30 to 60 frames per second. The 1080p screen resolution produces great and detailed images. We tried some of the latest games like FIFA 18 and Rise of Tomb Raider at low FPS and normal to high setting and ran pretty well. However, you can really play with the setting to make the games smoother, you will have to compromise with the visual quality then. But, we didn’t find too many problems while playing the games, as most of the games will run butter smooth in normal visual settings.
Things We Liked About It – Pros
- The Display: First of all, we really loved the display that it offers. Most of the gaming laptops drop the most important part, the display to bring the price down. That is not the case with Origin Eon15. The LED display in Eon15 is bright, colorful as well as very sharp. Playing games on this laptop is really great.
- Nice Looks: You will love the laptop as soon as you see it. It has really great design and it looks classy and premium in black chassis. The logo adds up to its look and is perfectly placed. The outer casing is strong as well but lightweight, making it a good portable gaming laptop. There are other designs as well which are available which the users can pick. These custom designs are really good and add the gamer feel to the machine.
- The Keyboard: The Origin Eon15 does not come with a mechanical keyboard and we loved it. The keys are fairly apart not giving you the mushy and constrained feeling you get from other laptops with small sized keyboards. There is RGB backlights also present that will help you to play the games even in the darkest of room. Another thing great about the keyboard is the Numeric Pad. Most of the laptops do not offer numeric pads on their keyboard for one or the other reason. But it is always better to have something extra. Also, it is helpful for players who use numeric pad while playing games.
- The Connecting Ports: Origin Eon15 has a lot of ports and many options for connection. There are two USB 3.0 ports and one 2.0 USB port. There is USB Type-C port as well along with a memory card reader. You have a standard HDMI port as well. But what came as a surprise was a couple of mini DisplayPorts. These ports also support the Nvidia GSync technology and the users can also add a couple of monitors to this laptop.
What is Not Good – Cons
- Sound: There are definitely other laptops out there that can produce better sound when compared to Origin Eon15. The sound output of this laptop is really low. If you are present in a crowdy place or in a noisy area, it is very hard to listen to what is coming out of it.
The Origin Eon15 is a good gaming laptop with really great features, specifications, and display. It is cheap as well when compared to other premium gaming laptops like Alienware. The great connectivity options make it a good contender in the budget gaming laptop section. The looks are great, you get a lot of options to choose from, and you also have two different variants that you can look up to. There is nothing more we can ask from a good budget gaming laptop.