Origin PC New EON15-S

Updated 15-inch Customizable Gaming Laptop With Excellent Performance

Origin PC New EON15-S (2015) Gaming Laptop
Origin PC New EON15-S. ©Origin PC

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The Bottom Line

Jul 24 2015 - The New EON15-S from Origin PC takes an already strong performance 15-inch gaming system and updates it to feature newer technology. This is nice but the primary feature for the SSD is not standard and requires upgrading an already expensive system such that it costs over $2000. This is probably not an issue for some but many may opt for slightly lower performing but certainly adequate gaming laptops.


  • Excellent Gaming Performance
  • Customizable


  • Expensive
  • Best Performance Requires SSD Upgrade
  • Keyboard is Too Soft


  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Mobile Processor
  • 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory
  • 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 15.6" WUXGA (1920x1080) Display with 2.0 Megapixel Webcam
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wireless, Bluetooth
  • Three USB 3.0, eSATA (Shared), Two Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, SD Card Slot
  • 15.2" x 10.6" x 1.1" @ 5.5 lbs
  • Windows 8.1

Review - Origin PC New EON15-S

Jul 24 2015 - Digital Storm is a company known for producing some very well built custom gaming PCs. the New EON15-S is essentially an update to the previous EON15-S updating it to use the latest NVIDIA graphics. The system itself is based on the Clevo P651SG white box notebook chassis. The system itself is about average in weight now at five and a half pounds although it is 1.1-inches thick which is slightly larger than some other new 15-inch gaming laptops.

The system is pretty much all plastic body which is a bit disappointing considering the overall cost.

Powering the New EON15-S is the Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad core mobile processor. This is not the latest generation of the processor but it still provides a very strong level of performance that should have no problems with PC gaming or demanding PC work such as desktop video work.

The processor is matched up with 8GB of memory which should provide a smooth overall experience in Windows. It would have been nice if it came with 16GB as several other gaming systems feature that amount which provides the best experience for demanding PC tasks. Of course, users can always upgrade it to 32GB if they so desire.

Now the base configuration of the New EON15-S uses a standard hard drive which leaves a less than desirable level of performance and a fairly low 500GB capacity. The systems are customizable and users will probably want to invest in a solid state drive as the primary operating system drive. They use the new M.2 interface using PCI-Express for the best performance possible. There is also an option for RAID if you elect to have two hard drives but you would still have better performance from the SSD. There are three USB 3.0 ports and an eSATA port on the system if you happen to want to expand the system storage later on with high speed external hard drives. Like many newer systems, it does not feature a DVD drive at all.

Of course the New EON15-S is about gaming and it does it extremely well thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics processor. This has no trouble playing all the latest PC games at the full 1920x1080 native resolution of the display panel at maximum detail levels with extremely smooth frame rates.

In fact, the processor could handle an even higher resolution panel or external monitor. It still would struggle to do 4K video as even desktop solutions have trouble there. As for the display, the resolution is fine but the panel quality could be better. Color and brightness are decent but the viewing angles leave much to be desired as color and brightness drop off quickly. At least it uses a matte or anti-glare coating to help cut down on reflections and glare.

The keyboard for the New EOS15-S is a nice large size and features a full size numeric keypad as well. It uses an isolated layout and does feature a backlight for nighttime use. The problem is that the keyboard is a bit too soft which detracts a bit from the accuracy and comfort of it. The trackpad is a nice large size and features dedicated buttons which helps improve the accuracy of clicks over integrated ones. Tracking for single and multitouch gestures works well. Games will probably not care much about the trackpad though as they tend to use external gaming mice.

The battery pack for the New EON15-S is a 60WHr capacity unit. This is fairly typical for many of the newer gaming systems. It is estimated to have roughly four hours of running time. In digital video playback testing, it resulted in just over three and a half hours before going into standby mode. This puts it pretty much in the middle of what most 15-inch gaming laptops can provide. It certainly can't beat the class leading Apple MacBook Pro 15 that lasts over twice as long but has a much higher capacity battery. Of course, running time with the New EOS15-S will be much shorter if you are trying to game while running on batteries.

Pricing for the Origin PC New EOS15-S is quite high. It starts at $1800 and can quickly climb up if you decide to upgrade the storage which is highly recommended. Most configurations will probably top the $2000 price. What this price does is give you some of the best gaming performance possible. There are a number of similar systems that offer similar performance but all carry roughly the same price tag. This includes the Alienware 15 when properly configured. The EON15-S is thinner and lighter than the Alienware which is an advantage. Of course, the Alienware offers the potential for higher gaming performance with its external Game Amplifier that uses a desktop graphics card. If you intend to game on the laptop though at 1920x1080 resolutions, you can save a lot of money by going to a system with the GTX 970M such as the Digital Storm Triton. That savings can translate into improved performance through better and higher capacity solid state drives.

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