Boutique PC gaming companies think big at CES 2019

CNET | 1/9/2019 | Dan Ackerman
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Every major PC maker has a division that makes PC gaming desktops and laptops, from Dell's Alienware brand to HP's Omen line. But at an event like CES, it's a bad idea to sleep on the smaller boutique PC makers who often bring new and interesting prototypes to the show.

Origin PC has been building high-end desktops and laptops since 2009. This year, the CES highlight was a new laptop design, called the Evo16-S. As you might be able to guess from the name, this isn't a 15-inch gaming laptop or a 17-inch one. It's a very, very rare laptop with a 16-inch display, something I've only seen a handful of times in the past decade or so.

Evo16-S

The new 16-inch Evo16-S.

Normally, I might think of this as an idea not worth the extra size and weight to deal with, but the 16.1-inch 144Hz FHD display fits into a chassis about the size of a slim 15-inch gaming laptop, and weighs a reasonable 4.5 pounds. Even the power brick is smaller, closer in size to what you'd get on a non-gaming laptop. Naturally it includes the new Nvidia RTX GPUs, and will start at about $1,900.

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The company also brought two concept pieces to CES. One is a giant motorized standing desk. This still-unnamed desk is extra wide to accommodate big monitors, mousepads and anything else. Cables can be routed through openings in the top, and A/V ports on the desk can be used to connect other devices to a display, while the desktop itself sits on a shelf bolted to the bottom of the desk. No firm details on when or if this will be released or how much it will cost.

The unnamed motorized standing desk.

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Another concept piece Origin PC is...
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