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Maingear Reveals Alt-15 And Alt-17 Gaming Notebooks

Maingear Reveals Alt-15 And Alt-17 Gaming Notebooks

Maingear's usually first out of the blocks with new gaming desktops once new technology is revealed, but this week they're introducing two new ones on the mobile side. The company has announced the Alt-15 and Alt-17 gaming notebooks, which resemble each other in always every way aside from the panel size. The Alt-15 in a 15.6" machine, whereas the Alt-17 has a 17.3" LCD.

Both units have NVIDIA's Optimus technology inside, which allows the discrete GPU to be flipped off when it's not need for gaming or other pro app usage. They both also share NVIDIA's GeForce GT 425M GPU (with 1GB of GDDR3 memory), a choice of Intel's Core i5 or i7 Mobile CPUs, up to 8GB of RAM and up to a 512GB SSD.

There's also built-in biometric security via fingerprint reader and Kensington locks for security, not to mention a USB 3.0 port on each and an optional Blu-ray drive. Pricing starts at $1049 for the Alt-15 and $1099 for the Alt-17, and both can be tailor made to fit your needs now.

MAINGEAR LAUNCHES THE ALT-15 AND ALT-17 NOTEBOOKS POWERED WITH NVIDIA® OPTIMUS™ TECHNOLOGY
 
Kenilworth, New Jersey – November 18, 2010 - MAINGEAR™, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers has just added two new high performance notebook options to their product line, The Alt-15 and Alt-17, both notebooks utilize NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology with Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 mobile processors that will give the performance and longevity for mobile users on the go.

The MAINGEAR Alt-15 and Alt-17 are hybrid notebooks that offer outstanding graphics performance while also prolonging battery life utilizing NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology.  Both notebooks pack a dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 425M GPU with 1GB GDDR3 memory, choice of Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 mobile processor, 1920x1080 16:9 HD resolutions, up to 8GB of DDR3 1066MHZ memory and up to 512GB Solid State Drive or up to 500GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives.  Gamers and PC enthusiasts who are on the go can now enjoy watching a HD movie, surfing the web, or playing the latest PC games with the reassurance of getting the best performance and the longest battery life.

Both  of the new notebooks combine functionality and design with built-in biometric security via fingerprint reader and Kensington locks for security, touch sensitive hotkeys for executing customizable macros and applications, and MAINGEAR’s M.A.R.C. laser engraving that offers a clean and elegant design.

“We are proud to offer two new notebooks with NVIDIA’s Optimus technology that extends battery life which for people on the go is a must.” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR.  “Power, portability, and style is what MAINGEAR is what the Alt series notebooks is all about.”

“MAINGEAR new line of notebooks use GeForce GPUs and their inherent graphics plus features to offer users an experience they cannot get from competing solutions,” said David Ragones, director of GeForce product marketing at NVIDIA.  “The battery efficiency of Optimus technology, or the gaming visuals of GeForce GPUs, NVIDIA is providing the technology that consumers get excited about.”

MAINGEAR Alt-15:

    * Video Card: NVidia® Geforce® GT 425M with 1GB GDDR3 Memory
    * Display: 15.6 LED Widescreen glossy display full 1920x1080 16:9 HD resolutions
    * Processor: Intel® Core™ i5/i7 mobile processor – up to 2.8GHZ (3.4GHZ Turbo Mode)
    * Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1066MHz
    * Optical Drive: DVD±R/RW Combo drive, Blu-ray/DVD±R/RW Combo Drive
    * Hard Drive: Up to 512GB Solid State Drive, up to 500GB Hybrid SSDs, or up to 750GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5
    * Network Adapter: Integrated b/g/n wireless
    * Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio
    * Media Card Reader: 3-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC)
    * Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
    * Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
    * Security: Fingerprint reader and Kensington lock
    * I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 CRT out, 1 USB 3.0 Port, 3 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 eSATA, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 1 S/PDIF output Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
    * Camera: Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
    * Optional: External USB ATSC HDTV / ANALOG TV-Tuner with Remote
    * Dimensions: 14.72" (w) x 9.8" (d) x 0.98~1.46" (h)
    * Starting at $1,049


MAINGEAR Alt-17:

    * Video Card: 1GB DDR3 NVidia® Geforce® GT 425M with Optimus Technology
    * Display: 17.3” LED Widescreen glossy display full 1920x1080 16:9 HD resolutions
    * Processor: Intel® Core™ i5/i7 mobile processor – up to Intel Core i7 640M Processor
    * Memory: Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1066MHz
    * Optical Drive: DVD±R/RW Combo drive, Blu-ray/DVD±R/RW Combo Drive
    * Hard Drive: Up to 512GB Solid State Drive, up to 500GB Hybrid SSDs, or up to 750GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5
    * Network Adapter: Integrated b/g/n wireless
    * Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio
    * Media Card Reader: 3-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC)
    * Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
    * Battery/Keyboard: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion, full size keyboard with numeric pad
    * Security: Fingerprint reader and Kensington lock
    * I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 CRT out, 1 USB 3.0 Port, 3 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 eSATA, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 1 S/PDIF output Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
    * Camera: Built-in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
    * Optional: External USB ATSC HDTV / ANALOG TV-Tuner with Remote
    * Dimensions: 16.26" (w) x 10.93" (d) x 0.99~1.53" (h)
    * Starting at $1,099

 
All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's Alt-15 and the Alt-17, please visit www.maingear.com 
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