A rainbow in the dark for typists, gamers
While Origin PC is known for the computers they build, they also offer a Gearshop filled with additional components to improve your gaming experience. One such offering is the $169 Origin PC BlackWidow Chroma, a mechanical gaming keyboard with customizable backlighting options. Anyone familiar with the PC gaming market may recognize the name "BlackWidow" as a product offered by Razer, and they would be spot on. Origin's keyboard is simply a Razer BlackWidow Chroma that has been rebranded with the Origin logo. Despite the BlackWidow's popularity amongst the gaming community, this was our first chance to get our hands on an actual unit. Find out our thoughts on the colorful keyboard in both our written hands on and accompanying video review.
While many choose to go the route of building their own gaming PCs, there are a number of companies that thrive on a market looking for pre-built options. Over the past few years, Origin PC has built a reputation for offering powerful systems and top-notch customer support.
Origin PC sells Millennium, Genesis cases to celebrate its five-year anniversary
Custom computer builder Origin PC is celebrating its five-year anniversary, kicking it off with a special sale to commemorate the occasion. Origin PC announced that it's giving consumers the chance to buy the custom computer cases used for its Millennium and Genesis desktops for a limited time. Both cases feature Origin PC's industrial design and variable mounting, which allows the system parts to be configured in four different ways that include standard, 90-degree and inverted mounting options.
Custom machine builders jump into new technology with GTX 970, 980 configurations
With the release of the new Nvidia Maxwell-based GTX 970 and GTX980, a number of custom computer builders have started offering the cards in their configurations. Leveraging the new Maxwell architecture benefits like dynamic super resolution and voxel global illumination, builders including Maingear, Origin PC and Syber are selling machines in custom and pre-built configurations to those looking in the market for a new PC with the latest technology.
Gaming system offer from Origin PC includes two Titan Z graphics cards for price of one
Computer producer Origin PC has issued a few announcements about its gaming computer lines, including the launch of a trade-in program. The company is offering systems it's billing as capable of playing games at a 4K resolution from under $4,000, as well as the commencement of its Trade Up program, where customers can receive credit towards an Origin PC notebook or computer after trading in an Alienware-branded Dell notebook.
Gaming notebook measures under 1-inch thick, includes 3K display option
Computer producer Origin PC has revealed its first ever "thin and light" notebook aimed at gamers and artists. The EVO15-S is a high-performance PC with an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor and the choice of a 15.6-inch 1920x1080-resolution 16:9 display or a 2880x1620 3K version, packed into a case weighing in at 4.36 pounds and measuring just 0.79 inches thick.
Origin's Chronos mini-ITX case now takes Titan Z, Cyberpower Fang Battlebox
When Nvidia's Titan Z hit the gaming-video-card scene, Origin PC was one of the first computer builders to offer the massive card in its custom-built machines. At the time, there was limited availability for a chassis the video card could fit in. Now, Origin has announced that the card will fit in some of its mini-ITX cases, allowing the company to offer some of the smallest 4K machines on the market.
GPU cards currently available to add-in partners and builders like Origin PC
Nvidia announced today that their fasted video card to date is now available to system builders and add-in card partners. The Geforce GTX Titan Z, based on the company's Kepler architecture, will run users a staggering $3000 to start according to the company.
Smart plug allows control of electronic devices through Android and iOS devices
A new home product from D-Link offers users the ability to control electronic devices at the wall-socket level, through a smartphone or tablet. The Wi-Fi Smart Plug is the company's "first product in a new line of connection home solutions designed to bring the convenience and flexibility of mydlink to everyday household electronic devices."
Origin offering Core i7 Extreme, Haswell processors in refreshed models
Computer manufacturer Origin PC has announced the availability of new Intel Core i7 Extreme and Intel Core fourth generation "Haswell" processors to their line of Genesis, Millennium, and Chronos desktops. The new processors include features such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, and Origin PC's professional over-clocking. Genesis systems start at $1,430, Millennium begins at $1,320, and Chronos at $1,225.
EON13-S offers 13.3-inch 1080p display, GeForce GT765M graphics
Origin PC has announced new notebooks that offer both Haswell processors and Kepler graphics, following on from the EON15-S and EON17-S. The customizeable EON13-S offers a 13.3-inch 1029x1080 IPS display, a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT765M GPU, and a choice of quad-core Intel Core i7 processors running at 2.4GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.8GHz or 3.0GHz for the Extreme Core i7 version.
Enthusiast PCs gain Kepler GPU with 1,536 Cuda cores, 7Gbps memory speed
Origin PC has announced it will be adding the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 graphics card to its line of PC gaming systems. The Kepler-based graphics card packs in 1,536 CUDA cores, 128 texture mapping units, and 3.5 billion transistors, and will be accompanied by 2GB of GDDR 5 memory clocked at 7Gbps, claimed to be the fastest ever found on a graphics card.
New 8.2 teraflop GPU supports six displays, SLI
Origin PC has announced the launch of the new AMD Radeon HD 7990 dual GPU graphics card for its line of enthusiast hardware. Powered by AMD’s Graphics Core Next Architecture, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 features an astounding 8.6 billion transistors, 4,096 stream processors, 6GB DDR5 memory and up to 8.2 teraflops of computing power.
NVIDIA's 28nm GeForce GTX 680M with 4GB of RAM comes to EON15-S, EON17-S
Origin PC on Monday announced it has added NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 680M GPUs to two of its two high-end gaming notebooks, the 15.6-inch EON15-S and 17.3-inch EON17-S laptops. The GPUs support NVIDIA's Optimus battery life tech and the PhysX physics engine. It has 4GB of dedicated memory and 1,344 CUDA cores for graphics and general processing.
New ThinkPads feature Core i3 processors
Lenovo is now taking orders for the E430 and E530 models of its ThinkPad Edge notebook series. The E430, starting at $549, features a 14-inch, 1366x768 display, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, and a 320GB hard drive, as well as 4GB of RAM. The E530, also starting at $539, features largely the same specs, but comes with a 15.6-inch display. Both notebooks run Windows 7 Home Premium. The E430 is expected to ship on May 11, while the E530 is expected to ship on May 17.
Origin PC EON11-S puts quad Core i7 into 11in PC
Origin PC took its turn at the high-performance ultraportable category Sunday with the EON11-S. Using the same Clevo-made frame as the Maingear Pulse 11, it's small with an 11.6-inch screen but still fits as much as a quad 2.1GHz Core i7 courtesy of Intel's low-power Ivy Bridge architecture. Likewise, it carries a new GeForce GT 650M that gives it mid-level gaming.
Origin PC gaming notebooks get Ivy Bridge chipset
OriginPC chose the last day of the PAX expo to unveil a remake of its EOS gaming notebooks. The EOS15-S and EOS17-S both share the HM77 chipset they'll need to support Intel's Ivy Bridge, even without immediately using the new processors. They also now use the fastest graphics in NVIDIA's stable, including both the earlier GeForce GTX 670M and 675M as well as the more recent GTX 660M.