Maingear's Quickship Line Goes Mobile with Vybe 15 Notebook

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One advantage brick-and-mortar stores have over ordering online is the ability to serve up instant gratification. You walk into a store, grab what you need, plunk down your credit card, and the item is yours to take home. Online sellers haven't found a way to trump brick-and-mortar outfits in that regard, but Maingear has certainly lessened the gap with its Quickship line, which now includes the company's Vybe 15 notebook.

Buyers can select from four different configurations (Good, Better, Best, and Ultimate) ranging in price from $1,099 to $1,999 and each one is ready to ship in a short period of time following order confirmation.

Maingear Vybe 15 Laptop

"The new Maingear VYBE 15 offers the best of mobile technology that can ship within 24-48 hours," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Co-founder of Maingear Computers. "This notebook is perfect for college students that want to game or business users that need a system for everyday use that can also be used for entertainment."

The 'Good' model costs $1,099 and ships with a Core i5 3360M processor, 8GB of DDR3-1333 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU, and 500GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive. For $1,299 you buyers can step up to the 'Better' model, which upgrades the processor to a Core i7 3520M and bumps up storage to 750GB.

Next there's the $1,599 'Best' model with a Core i7 3720QM processor, 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, GeForce GTX 660M GPU, 128GB mSATA Crucial M4 solid state drive (SSD), and 750GB HDD. The $1,999 'Ultimate' model upgrades the CPU to a Core i7 3820QM chip, doubles the amount of RAM to 16GB, and doubles the SSD capacity to 256GB.
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EGuerrero replied on Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:28 PM

very good price, seems to be of good quality, very nice design, great job!

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Wouldn't you need to buy a cooling pad or some such for such a laptop? I can imagine how hot that would get and sterile you would be if you put it on your lap for a long period of time, especially if you were gaming.

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

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Erakith replied on Mon, Aug 6 2012 3:38 PM

I'm genuinely impressed at the specs of the "Ultimate" model for the price. That's really quite nice. If I didn't despise laptops with an intense burning rage, I may have considered buying one. 

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@insideSin, you would definitely want a cooling pad even if it wasn't entirely necessary, the Ultimate version of this laptop is more expensive than a good number of cars.

This level of laptop is increible, i can't even begin to imagine how long i could use this beauty before i challenged its full potential, that would take alot of multitasking, i might have to add another high speed port and double pipe it.

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karanm replied on Mon, Aug 6 2012 8:46 PM

I dunno they might not run that hot, the Kepler cards run relatively cool (check out the review of the GTX 680 by Marco) and the best and ultimate models with the SSDs should be cooler still. Depends mainly on the build of the laptop in terms of materials and the ventilation, Maingear doesn't cheap out on stuff like that so I would be willing to bet the Vybes would run cooler than a more commercial brand of laptop with the same specs.

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