Origin EVO16-S (2022) gaming laptop review

Origin EVO16-S (2022) gaming laptop review

Origin EVO16-S specifications

screen size: 16.1 inches
Resolution: 1920×1080
refresh rate: 144Hz
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
GPU: Radeon RX 6650M XT
Memory: 32GB DDR5
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
I/O: 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x 3.5mm microphone jack, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Type-C
Battery: 80W
Weight: 5lbs
Price: $1,799

Origin’s latest slim gaming laptop, the EVO16-S, squeezes in between other heavyweights in the same price range. It’s slightly more expensive than laptops like the Acer Predator Helios 300 (opens in new tab) and the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (opens in new tab), and it’s not significantly better than them. But the differences are minimal, and for a 1080p laptop with an AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT, the EVO16-S offers a sweet spot if your gaming habits don’t call for a higher resolution and refresh rate.

Although the 6650M XT and Ryzen 7 6800H smack the EVO16-S in terms of gaming performance, its 1080p 144Hz screen doesn’t have much of an appetite. If this laptop came with a 1440p panel or announced a 165Hz or 240Hz refresh rate, the graphs below would tell a different story. There’s nothing absurd or overkill about the EVO16-S; It’s a gaming laptop for someone who isn’t quite sure what they want.

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