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Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge chipset has arrived, and it should come as no surprise that boutique system builder Maingear is ready to make a run at the new platform. Three of Maingear's popular notebook lines have been upgraded to support Intel's 3rd generation Core processors, including the 15.6-inch ALT and 15.6-inch and 17-inch eX-L series, all of which also boast refined designs and new screen options. Working our way from the bottom, the ALT 15 is a hybrid notebook with a 15.6-inch display and either a 1366x768 screen resolution or a Full HD 1920x1080 panel. These can be configured with up to... Read more...
Many enthusiasts generally prefer to roll their own rigs, but when it comes to notebooks, the notion of building a system from scratch becomes less practical and appealing. We recently had a chance to meet with Maingear and tour the company's build facility, and one thing was immediately apparent: these guys are enthusiasts just like us. So, when Maingear offered to send us what they claim is the fastest 15-inch notebook on the planet, we rounded up our gauntlet of benchmarks and told them to "bring it on." Maingear sent us their revamped eX-L 15 and it's equipped with an Intel Sandy Bridge processor... Read more...
Many enthusiasts generally prefer to roll their own rigs, but when it comes to notebooks, the notion of building a system from scratch becomes less practical and appealing. Things tend to get expensive, your build options aren't as robust as they are with desktops, and working in tight quarters will test your patience. That's where system builders come in, and you have three primary types to choose from: large OEMs like Dell and HP, smaller integrators and resellers that specialize in bang-for-buck setups, and custom gaming boutiques like Maingear, that prefer to push the pedal to the metal in... Read more...
Maingear's latest major gaming notebook was showcased back in late July, and now that the month has changed, it's evidently time to showcase another. This week, the company has introduced the next in the eX-L line, a 15" variant of the 18" beast previously mentioned. The eX-L 15 isn't your average 15" notebook, and you'll easily notice as much thanks to the $1,900 price tag. Maingear ships this powerhouse with your choice of Core 2 Mobile processors, Intel's PM45 chipset, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260m (1GB) GPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, high-performance HDD (or optional SSD), a DVD burner (or Blu-ray... Read more...