Origin EVO16-S (2022) gaming laptop review

Origin EVO16-S specifications

Screen size: 16.1 inches
Solution: 1920×1080
Refresh Rate: 144Hz
PROCESSOR: AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
GPU: Radeon RX6650MXT
Memory: 32GB DDR5
Storage: 1 TB NVMe SSD
IO: 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x 3.5 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: 5 lbs
Price: $1,799

Origin’s latest sleek EVO16-S gaming laptop squeezes in among other heavy hitters 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 doesn’t significantly outperform 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.

While the 6650M XT and the Ryzen 7 6800H keep the EVO16-S fed when it comes to gaming performance, the 1080p 144Hz display doesn’t pack a huge appetite. If this laptop was equipped with a 1440p panel or had a refresh rate of 165 Hz or 240 Hz, the charts below would tell a different story. The EVO16-S isn’t tied down with anything absurd or over the top; it’s a gaming laptop for someone who’s not quite sure what they want.

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