Desktop replacement systems aren't for everyone. They're typically, big, heavy, and comparatively short on battery life, making them the polar opposites of Ultrabooks
and other thin and light systems that last for hours on end. So why would anyone want one? For the sheer power, of course! Desktop replacement systems are big and bulky because they pack so much cutting edge hardware underneath the hood, and if you lug one to a LAN party, you're almost assured of having one of the fastest -- if not the
fastest -- systems around.
Only a handful of companies dabble in these types of notebooks, and Maingear
is one of them. Their take on the desktop replacement category is the Titan 17, a monster laptop that's just been upgraded with the all new GeForce GTX 675M from NVIDIA and built-in 3D option powered by NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2 technology.
"The newly updated Maingear Titan 17 is the ultimate desktop replacement for anyone looking to get the most out of their entertainment or heavy graphics design work on the go," said Wallace Santos CEO and Co-founder of Maingear Computers. "With the update to the graphics and offering a 3D display option, the Titan 17 is destined to be a non-stop entertainment notebook for high performance users on the go."
Packing desktop class performance into a notebook form factor comes at price, and in this case, the cost of entry is $2,599. That gets you a baseline configuration consisting of a 17.3-inch LED display (3D support is $229 extra), Intel Core i7 3820 processor, a single GTX 675M GPU, 8GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600, 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD hard drive, memory card reader, 8X DVD writer, GbE LAN, Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
You can customize the Titan 17 here