Origin PC launches Windows 8 touch enabled notebook

Today is finally the day that people can now walk into a store and buy a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. One of the folks joining the touch screen bandwagon is Origin PC, best known for their high end gaming PCs.

The company sent out word that starting today, Origin PC now offers their EON17-SLX notebook with a track pad that had been enabled for Windows 8. It is also selling touch screen monitors as an option for its desktop PCs and Logitech's touchpad for its Chronos desktop.

Kevin Wasielewski, Origin PC's co-founder and CEO, states in its press release:

What I love about Windows 8 is its insanely fast boot up and its intuitive new start menu that allows instant access to everything you need, including all of your favorite PC games and apps. All Origin PC systems can now be fully equipped with Microsoft's latest operating system and we are extremely excited to be one of the first to start shipping systems with Windows 8 to our customers.

If you really want a Windows 7 PC, Origin says that it will " ... continue to offer and ship orders with Windows 7 post launch to provide a robust custom experience for all customers."

Source: Origin PC | Image via Origin PC

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The track pad placement on that laptop is horrible. At least try and line it up with space bar.
The right palm would be resting right on top of it.

ahhell said,
The track pad placement on that laptop is horrible. At least try and line it up with space bar.
The right palm would be resting right on top of it.

I'd prefer it to be further to the right. Space is handled by my left thumb, I don't want the track pad and right hand under my left thumb.

It would be nice to see these guys or others like them step up and kill off old monolithic OEMS like Dell... Dell's designs just are so old and tired. Plus their quality is so lacking on the consumer side..

mrchas1 said,
It would be nice to see these guys or others like them step up and kill off old monolithic OEMS like Dell... Dell's designs just are so old and tired. Plus their quality is so lacking on the consumer side..

while i agree dell's designs are not the best at the moment this laptop is even more FUGLY than the crazy-light alienware bulks... to be honest i would be ashamed to show this publicly

morden said,

while i agree dell's designs are not the best at the moment this laptop is even more FUGLY than the crazy-light alienware bulks... to be honest i would be ashamed to show this publicly

These guys are were from alienware. They left when Dell bought the company and they started origin. Best gaming PC hands down.

mrchas1 said,
It would be nice to see these guys or others like them step up and kill off old monolithic OEMS like Dell... Dell's designs just are so old and tired. Plus their quality is so lacking on the consumer side..

they'd have to kill off the business / server markets also to kill dell and hp

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