Origin PC introduces first 3D gaming laptop that's customizable

Origin PC introduces first 3D gaming laptop that's customizable

Summary: Like it or not, 3D laptops are coming hot on the heels of 3D TVs. Asus took things to the extra dimension with the G51J-3D, and now boutique builder Origin PC is launching the first 3D notebook that's customizable -- though we have a feeling it's far from the last.

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Like it or not, 3D laptops are coming hot on the heels of 3D TVs. Asus took things to the extra dimension with the G51J-3D, and now boutique builder Origin PC is launching the first 3D notebook that's customizable -- though we have a feeling it's far from the last.

You will pay more for the privilege of picking your own parts with the EON15-3D, which starts at $1,949 and is a couple of hundred more dollars than the G51J-3D. For that price, you get an Intel Core i5-520M dual-core processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics card (better than the G51J-3D's GTX 260M), 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium. CPU-wise, you can upgrade all the way to a Core i7-820QM quad-core chip for an extra $394, and you can always pay for additional RAM and storage space.

One thing you can't upgrade is the 15.6-inch screen, which maxes out at 1,366x768 resolution -- the same as the Asus 3D laptop. If nothing else, that means you don't have to crank up the settings on the games that support Nvidia 3D Vision technology, which include Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Resident Evil 5. Of course, the EON15-3D comes with the Nvidia 3D Vision Kit that includes with a pair of active-shutter 3D glasses.

Do you agree that 3D is the future for PC gaming? If so, the EON15-3D is going to be the tip of the iceberg.

Topics: Hardware, Laptops

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  • RE: Origin PC introduces first 3D gaming laptop that's customizable

    These PC makers are so arrogant and pricing their stuff way too high. For that price I could have an affordable Mac!
    Wodenhelm
  • RE: Origin PC introduces first 3D gaming laptop that's customizable

    3D? How does this work for someone who's blind in one eye?

    Sorry for the dumb question, but I think 3D is overhyped. :(
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: Origin PC introduces first 3D gaming laptop that's customizable

    It's cool, but I do wonder if all the 3D stuff is really worth it. I'd love to have 3D, and it would really be cool - but, in the end, it *is* a luxury and if I had to choose between it and something a bit more practical - practical wins over luxury, every time.

    . . . and I dunno about a 768 high screen. It's okay for a regular machine, but for a gaming system, I'd want something a bit higher.

    Same with the 2 GB of memory - it's good for an average system, but not so much for a gaming machine.

    Meh, if most of the upgrades are to make it a gaming class PC, then the customization is a bit overhyped.

    "If nothing else, that means you don?t have to crank up the settings on the games that support Nvidia 3D Vision technology"

    Not sure I understand this. What do graphics settings have to do with resolution? A lot of settings will make the game look different no matter what the resolution. I think you misunderstand what they adjust.
    CobraA1