The 11-inch gaming notebook lives on – just days after Dell announced the Alienware M11x 11-incher was being discontinued, Origin, a firm founded by former Alienware employees, has announced the EON11-S which Origin calls a ‘compact high-performance laptop’. The Alienware M11x is quietly being retired as its scaled-down gaming specs weren’t quite enough to tempt hardcore gamers, yet its shrunken netbook-sized keyboard excluded the M11x from use as a high-powered conventional workplace laptop.
Kevon Wasielewski took a shot at the ultrabook format when announcing the EON11-S :
‘Everyone dreams of a laptop that is smaller, lighter, has a longer battery life and can play all the latest games well. The EON11-S makes that dream a reality without making any ultra-sacrifices.’
The Origin EON11-S will feature new Ivy Bridge CPUs coupled with new 28nm Kepler NVidia GT 650M graphics cards, and Optimus switching technology will help the 11-S achieve 6:30 of battery life, all in a notebook weighing less than four pounds. Processor specs are highly customizable, but prices start from $99, and the Eon 11-S is available now.
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