Thin is in these days, and Origin PC has embraced that saying in the form of its EVO15-S gaming notebooks. The company has updated this line of sleek PCs with a Skylake quad-core CPU and DDR4 memory.
The updated EVO15-S drops Haswell CPUs for a four-core, eight-thread Core i7-6700HQ with 2.6GHz base and 3.5GHz turbo clocks, backed with 16GB of RAM. A GeForce GTX 970M drives a 15.6" "wide-angle" display. The EVO15-S ships with a 1080p panel by default, and a 4K screen is available as an upgrade.
Despite its 0.78" thickness, this notebook has room for a pair of 128 M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 as a system drive and a 1TB, 7200RPM hard drive for bulk storage. Origin PC also includes Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet and an Intel 802.11ac and Bluetooth combo card. Origin says the system's battery can run up to four hours, though we're sure that running time will be reduced if you're gaming.
Peripheral connectivity abounds. The EVO15-S has three USB 3.1 Type-A ports and a lone Type-C connector, plus a multi-format card reader. The RGB LED-backlit keyboard will probably draw more than a few eyes, and Origin offers custom paint jobs, too.
All that power in a thin chassis doesn't come cheap. The EVO15-S starts at $2,191, and a fully decked-out model will push the price up to $3,300 or more. Origin PC backs its notebook with a one-year parts warranty and lifetime phone support.