Origin PC

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ORIGIN PC
Type Privately Owned
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 2009
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Key people Kevin Wasielewski, CEO
Richard Cary, President
Hector Penton, COO
Products Custom Desktops
Custom Laptops
Website ORIGINPC.com

ORIGIN PC is a custom personal computer manufacturing company located in Miami, Florida. Founded by former employees of Alienware in 2009, ORIGIN PC assembles customized high-performance gaming and professional-use desktop and laptop computers from third-party components, with custom paint and logo options.

History[edit]

Soon after the acquisition of Alienware by Dell[1] former executives Kevin Wasielewski, Richard Cary and Hector Penton formed ORIGIN PC in Miami, Florida. The company said that the name ORIGIN came from the company's intention to get back to the roots of building custom, high-performance computers for gamers and hardware enthusiasts.[2] The first products were the GENESIS desktop and the EON18 laptop, followed by the BIG O Custom Gaming Desktop PC, the eon 13s, the eon 15s, and the eon18, replaced by the eon 17s.

On October 4th, 2013, Origin announced that they would no longer be stocking AMD GPUs due to supposed driver issues and support complaints, and removed the option from their site. However, this was later affirmed as a joint plan with nVidia, AMDs prime competitor in the market, with payment for losses and exclusive benefits for Origin PC. This was referred to as part of their "Tier 0" program, which was scrapped by the board after negative public reaction tarnished both Origin and nVidia's reputation.

On January 7th, 2014 at CES, ORIGIN PC announced and launched their own exclusive GENESIS (Full-Tower) and MILLENNIUM (Mid-Tower) Desktop Case, designed from the ground up by ORIGIN PC. The new GENESIS and MILLENNIUM desktop case features Variable Mounting, an exclusive ORIGIN PC case feature that allows the motherboard to be mounted in 4 different orientations: Standard ATX, Inverted ATX, 90 degrees or Inverted 90 degrees, and all inside a single desktop chassis design.

Competitors[edit]

The company primarily competes with other custom PC builders such as Falcon Northwest, Velocity Micro, AVADirect, Puget Systems, Maingear, Cyberpower, and iBuypower.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kratiz, Tom. Dell to acquire Alienware ,CNET ,March 22, 2006.
  2. ^ J.A. Laraque Origin PC Interview ,Obsolete Gamer ,March 7, 2010.

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