In the market for a beastly portable gaming rig that won’t break the bank? Origin PC today announced availability of its EON15-S and EON17-S gaming laptops, with pricing starting at $1,525 and $1,576, respectively. You’ll of course still be able to hand over an arm and a leg depending on how you opt to build out your system, but considering that the base model is priced at nearly half the amount its predecessor was when it was announced this time last year, we imagine additions will wield a softer blow than they did in 2011. Both systems include Intel HM77 Ivy Bridge chipsets, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 670M or 675M graphics with Optimus power-conservation technology, and a 5.1 ONKYO surround sound system. Both cases offer unique designs, with black, red, silver or custom finishes, and a colorful backlit keyboard. What else could you possibly need? Perhaps a press release and a few more pictures — and we’ve got both for you right here.
Gallery: Origin PC EON17-S
Gallery: Origin PC EON15-S
Origin PC EON15-S and EON17-S gaming laptops available now, priced from $1,525 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.