Origin PC’s Evo15-S is further proof that gaming laptops can be thin and light

Origin PC today announced a refreshed version of its Evo15-S laptop. What's different about this newest generation is that it's packed to the gills with high-end hardware, including a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU based on Pascal, yet is thinner and lighter than ever before.

The new Evo15-S has a slim waistline measuring just 0.69 inches and weighs less than 4 pounds (3.96 pounds, to be exact). Despite the enhanced portability, this is a VR-ready system that combines the aforementioned GPU with an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor (Skylake) and 16GB (2x8GB) of DDR4-2400 memory. That's plenty to power the system's 15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display.

A 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD paired with a 2TB hard drive provides fast storage for apps and games with lots of room to shovel pictures, videos, and other data out of the way.

Connectivity consists of a USB 3.1 Type C port, three USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, and an SD media card reader. An HD webcam, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and custom backlit multi-color keyboard round out the list of features..

"Our new EVO15-S changes the landscape of what’s possible with a high-performance thin and light laptop.” said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder "With desktop-class graphics that can handle any VR headset and at just over a half-inch thick, the new EVO15-S is the thinnest and lightest true gaming laptop I’ve ever seen."

This is one case where you have to pay to play—as configured above, the Evo15-S runs $2,083. You can customize the components and, if your wallet's still weighing you down, top it off with a custom paint job starting at $99.

Origin PC's Evo15-S is available now.

Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).