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MAINGEAR Touts ‘World's Fastest Laptop’ eX-L 18

MAINGEAR Touts ‘World's Fastest Laptop’ eX-L 18

It looks like MAINGEAR and AVADirect.com are going to have to battle it out for the “world’s most powerful gaming notebook” title. Earlier today, we told you AVADirect is offering the Clevo M980NU, which supports quad-core mobile processors, two GTX 280M video cards, up to 8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, and has a 1080P 18.4-inch screen.

Now, we’d like to spend a little bit of time on MAINGEAR’s new eX-L 18 laptop, which offers an Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, GPU Computing with NVIDIA CUDA, and 1080p HD resolution on a 18.4-inch screen. So which model should win the “world’s most powerful” title? We’ll let you be the judge. Full details regarding MAINGEAR’s new eX-L 18 laptop are below.

MAINGEAR Unveils the World’s Most Powerful Gaming Notebook

eX-L 18 laptop delivers unprecedented performance with Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs with NVIDIA SLI technology, GPU Computing with NVIDIA CUDA, 1080p HD resolution support and an Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU

Union, New Jersey – July 23, 2009 – MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of high performance custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, is proud to announce the world’s most powerful desktop replacement notebook, the eX-L 18. Featuring dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M graphics processing units (GPUs) with NVIDIA SLI technology, the eX-L 18 brings your games and multimedia to life with brilliant 3D graphics and movies in 1080p HD resolution. With powerful Intel Core 2 mobile processors, eX-L 18 delivers breakthrough multi-core performance and dual-channel DDR3 memory.

“MAINGEAR has equipped the eX-L 18 with the world’s fastest notebook graphics solution,” said Rene Hass, General Manager of the notebook business unit at NVIDIA. “With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, MAINGEAR’s customers will experience breathtaking in gaming physics from titles such as Terminator Salvation or Darkest of Days and are ready for GPU computing applications such as Badaboom, vReveal and Arcsoft SimHD.”

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280M GPUs are the fastest GeForce notebook GPUs ever. Built-in support for NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology enables a new world of ultra realistic gaming effects from lifelike explosions to natural water. Stay on top of your game with the highest performance using the latest notebook drivers direct from NVIDIA.com. When you’re not gaming, NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology offers breakthrough performance in compute-intensive tasks like video transcoding and photo editing, delivering up to 10x faster performance compared to traditional CPUs. Watch high-definition videos come alive with sharp images and vibrant colors supported by NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology, which enables extended battery life so you never miss a scene.

The eX-L 18 is chock full of expansion potential, with up to 3 2.5" SATA or SSD drives configurable in RAID formations. eSATA, HDMI, USB 2.0, and FireWire ensure that you can use the eX-L 18 just like you would a desktop and without compromise. Additional features include a 3 Megapixel video camera provides high definition video conferencing, and a full sized keyboard with a number pad, and programmable gaming buttons.

“With the increasing demand for mobile high performance computing solutions, we wanted to offer our customers with the most powerful gaming desktop replacement possible,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. “With the co-processing power of the Intel Core 2 CPU and dual NVIDIA GPUs, you’re able to get the same cutting edge technology available to desktop users in a balanced computing configuration that is ideal for today's GPU computing environment.”

The eX-L 18 also features MAINGEAR’s M.A.R.C. custom laser etching technology. Customers can upload the image or logo of their choice and MAINGEAR will customize your notebook to specifically fit your personal style or corporate brand.

MAINGEAR eX-L 18 Notebook

OS

Windows Vista Premium with Free Windows 7 Upgrade Offer

CPU

up to Intel Core 2 Extreme quad processor

Chipset

Intel MCP79

Graphics

Single or Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M

Memory

up to 8GB DDR3-1333

Storage

Up to 3 2.5" SATA or SSD drives (RAID Available)

Optical Drive

DVD or Blu-ray

Display

18.4" LCD 1920x1080

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I think alienware got some competition... Talk about a power laptop

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This is actually just a rebranded Sager NP9850, which was announced a few months earlier. Definitely an attempt to compete with Alienware m17x.

Check it out at:

http://www.sagernotebook.com/product_customed.php?pid=188463

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Yeah most of these small shops like Maingear, Ibuypower and the like just rebrand laptops from companies like Acer and Sager. They don't have the R&D to build there own every 6 months.

 

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