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Origin PC EON15-X vs Clevo XMG Apex 15: Comparing the Fastest “Desktop-Grade” Laptops on the Planet

After Clevo, Origin PC has also launched a laptop packing a desktop Ryzen 3000 chip, a 12-core one at that. The device in question is the EON15-X which despite featuring a beefier processor is 20% thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It weighs 2.67 kgs and has a thickness of 1.28″, similar to that of the Clevo XMG which features the 16 core Ryzen 9 3950X.

The specs are more or less similar to those of its German competitor. The core difference is with respect to the CPU. While the XMG Apex 15 offers the entire Ryzen 3000 lineup, even the HEDT-level 3950X, the EON15-X tops out at the 3900 (non-X). Furthermore, the latter has the Max-Q version of the RTX 2070 while the XMG features the full-fledged desktop version.

Origin PC EON15-XXMG Apex 15
CPUUp to a Ryzen 9 3900Ryzen 9 3950X (in Eco Mode)
GPUUp to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-QRTX 2070
Display15.6″ 144 Hz FHD (IPS)15.6″ 144 Hz FHD (IPS)
MemoryUp to 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4Up to 64 GB (2x DDR4)
Storage2x 2 TB m.2 NVMe SSDs
2.5″ SSD/HHD/SSHD
1x M.2 2280 SSD (NVMe or SATA III)
1x M.2 2280 SSD (NVMe)
1x 2.5″ SSD/HDD
I/O2x USB 3.2 Type-A
1x USB 2.0 Type-A
1x DisplayPort 1.4 over USB 3.2 Type-C
1x mDP 1.4
1x HDMI Output
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x USB-A 2.0
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen2
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2
1x mDP 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
Weight2.6 kg2.6 kg
Width1.28″1.28″

Overall, the Clevo XMG Apex 15 looks better, on paper at least. Same weight and dimensions, but the Apex 15 has support for more memory, faster CPU and a desktop-grade GPU. Other than that, the differences are rather minimal.

Aesthetically, the Origin EON15-X is the better pick. Although both laptops feature a backlit keyboard, the Clevo lacks RGB options. However, individually up to 15 colors are supported. Furthermore, the EON15-X features a brushed chassis which looks notably better than the bland Clevo design.

Overall, it’s a battle of looks versus substance (internals). While the Clevo XMG Apex 15 packs more processing power under the hood, the Origin PC looks prettier and more refined on the outside.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it suffered from many internal weaknesses. Left and now working on Hardware Times, a site purely dedicated to. Processor architectures and in-depth benchmarks. That's what we do here at Hardware Times!

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