Excerpt: Origin PC’s Eon11-S isn’t the first 11.6-inch gaming notebook to come knocking— Alienware kicked off the category in 2010 with its small-but-mighty M11x . But times have changed since the M11x’s debut, hardware and thermals have advanced, and thus Origin’s Eon11-S is no less impressive an accomplishment. Packed into the 11.2x8.1x1.4‑inch chassis are an Ivy Bridge Core i7-3720QM quad-core processor and a GeForce GT 650M GPU.
Pros: Lotta power, little package; upgrade friendly.
Cons: Small keyboard; gets hot; compact size offset by huge power brick.
Origin EON 11-S review – does it sacrifice gaming prowess for portability?
25 June 2012
Conclusion: Origin EON 11-S is a highly-configurable laptop which doesn’t sacrifice much power for the sake of more portable PC gaming experience. If you don’t really plan on using it for heavy gaming, the $999 model is enough. But if you do intend to use it as your main gaming platform, it is highly recommended that you at least upgrade it to Core i5.