Origin’s latest laptop EVO15-S is super light and is VR-ready


Origin has just announced its latest VR-ready laptop – the EVO15-S. This gaming laptop comes with desktop-grade graphics and according to its stellar specs, packs quite a punch! Here’s the lowdown.

It’s not very often that a laptop that’s thin and light comes across for gamers to take advantage of, especially if they want to travel around. Heading over to friends’ places and having a network play on will be as easy as pie. The laptop is just .69-inches thin, which is thinner than the MacBook Pro. So it’ll be a promising prospect for gamers to consider.

It weighs 1800 grams and comes packed with the NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU which isn’t the best of the 10 series, but for what it offers on a portable platform, we’re sure it’s more than sufficient to run smoothly. Especially because the native resolution of the laptop is topped at 1080p. And on a 15.6” screen, that means it won’t be straining itself to push four times more pixels than its usual capacity. And on a display like that, it’ll work like a charm. More of that power can be used for a VR headset.

Apart from the stellar graphics on-board, the system also offers a 2TB storage drive plus a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD. It’s got 16GB of memory which will be plenty for any gamer out there, and coupled with the 6GB it offers via VRAM, we’ve got a serious beast on our hands. It’s got 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB Type-C port, and 1 USB 2.0. So, it can handle a bunch of periphery without a sweat either.

The only let-down in the specs department is that it comes with Intel Skylake and not Kaby Lake. Although it won’t really make much of a difference in performance, since this CPU is an i7-6700HQ – a quad-core 2.6GHz processor, it would have been nice to have something a little more current. But performance won’t be lacking either way.

Another specialty about his build is that the user can get this laptop with a custom paintjob or a lazer etching for the laptop’s lid. It’s novel, and just what we’d expect from a gaming system like this. Such a rig won’t come cheap though. It starts at $2,083 and is right now in the market. For what it offers though, enthusiasts will have a hard time trying to find something better.


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