Well actually Jimm...glad you commented on this thread, since it was YOU that started this whole line of thought for me a few months ago (the idea of using a laptop on the road for P3D....as I had read an early 2016 post you wrote about how well your Origin works). Was that "accusatory" enough sounding (GRIN)? After reading your earlier post, I immediately went and spec'd out an Origin....and one problem is, they got rid of the 2667Mhz RAM (I was/am looking at the EON15-X), now offering only 2400 Mhz. I have since read some horrible customer service stories about them, so I have a level of concern about going with them-- but I have not made a final decision. Here is the spec I was considering on the Origin EON15-X:
FHD 1920 x 1080 15.6" IPS 120Hz G-SYNC Matte Display
Single NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB (w/GPU overclock)
Intel Core i7 7700K Quad-Core 4.2GHz (4.5GHz TurboBoost)
GPU/CPU upgraded thermal paste
32GB Kingston HyperX Impact DDR4 2400MHz (4 X 8GB)
WIN 10 Pro (64 bit)
2TB Samsung 850 Pro Series
It all comes out to about $3,600 pre-shipping.
I'm also considering an Alienware 15" R3:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocking up to 4.4GHz)
Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN+WVA Anti-Glare 400-nits Display
16GB DDR4 at 2667MHz (2x8GB)
1TB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
About $2,800 damage on that one...and free shipping
Anyway...those two are strong contenders...although I do a LOT of traveling (currently with 4.5 lb MacBook Pro 13"), so the weight increase of these machines will be VERY noticeable.
Enter the Razer Blade Pro. It is 17", it doesn't look like "Frankencomputer" (like PC laptops typically do), and has a form factor that is easier to travel with....problem is, the specs are not that great:
17.3” IGZO UHD G-Sync, 16:9 ratio, 3840x2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5 VRAM) [<-- OKAY, THAT'S GREAT]
Intel® Core™ i7–6700HQ Quad-core processor with Hyper Threading 2.6GHz / 3.5GHz (Base / Turbo) [<-- THIS IS NOT SO GREAT]
Mobile Intel® PCHM 100-series chipset
32GB dual-channel memory (DDR4, 2133MHz) [<-- THIS IS MOLASSES SLOW]
Windows® 10 (64-Bit)
So that's where I am...I'm not in a huge hurry (would like to get the next laptop, set it up, and head off on business with it in mid-to-late May), so I have to be semi rational about this.
Any thoughts? I'm not necessarily weeded to these 3...but the first two seem to come closest to what you'd need to run P3D 3.4+, w/ORBX, PMDG, and some add ons.