Origin PC has quietly unveiled a new laptop – the EON15-X – that features AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900 processor; a 12-core desktop CPU clocked at 3.1GHz with 24 threads, a TDP of 65W and 64MB L3 cache. It's also not as expensive as you think, costing only $1,828 (about £1,450/AU$2,860) with a $100 discount at checkout.
Its processor is the fastest on the market with a TDP of less than 100W – far more powerful than even the Ryzen 7 4800HS. Anything more powerful is likely to yield very poor battery life or excessive throttling due to heat dissipation.
For example, Intel has the Core i9-10980XE, which is more powerful than the 3900 by about 10% (based on the popular CPUBenchmark test) but its 18-cores generate up to 165W of heat – 150% more than AMD’s CPU.
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At this price, the laptop comes with a full HD IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Max-P GPU, 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory (in dual channel), a 240GB Corsair Force MP510 SSD, Windows 10 Home plus a free T-shirt or mousepad.
Note, this is the only laptop we know of that comes with a free overclocking option backed by the manufacturer’s warranty – an extremely desirable bonus.
The price we've listed does not include tax or delivery. Non US citizens should be able to use a dropshipper to transport the EON15-X from the US to anywhere in the world and, depending on location, could also use a travel credit card to ensure the most favorable conversion rates. Just bear in mind this is likely to void the warranty.
Origin PC is also a well known Clevo reseller, so you can expect this product to appear elsewhere in due course (e.g. Sager, Excalibur, Schenker etc.).
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