Maingear Starts Shipping Pulse 11 Ultraportable Gaming Laptop

There's no need to shed a tear over the discontinuation of Dell's Alienware M11x, the pint-sized gaming laptop that will never get to cross Intel's Ivy Bridge. If you're a fan of such small form factor gaming laptops, you'll be happy to know there are options at your disposable, one of those being Maingear's Pulse 11 with 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics with 2GB of GDDR3 video memory.

“The Maingear Pulse 11 offers it all; the best of a desktop in a ultraportable form factor," said Wallace Santos, CEO and co-founder of Maingear. "With the power of the latest 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 and i5 Mobile processors, dedicated discrete GPU and high performance wireless, this system is packed with amazing gaming and 3D performance; giving our customers the best mobile experience they have come to expect from Maingear."

Santos isn't just delivering lip service. In addition to Ivy Bridge processors and a Kepler GPU, the Pulse 11 brings to the ultraportable gaming party up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory, up to a single 600GB solid state drive or 750GB 7200RPM SATA hybrid hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo, 9-in-1 media card reader, 2MP webcam, built-in speakers with THX TruStudio Pro sound, two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, GbE LAN, headphone and microphone jacks, and Windows 7 Home/Professional/Ultimate 64-bit.

Pricing starts at $999, which buys you a Pulse 11 sporting an Intel Core i5 3320M processor, 4GB of Corsair DDR3-1333 RAM, GeForce GT 650M graphics, 250GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA hard drive, 8X DVD burner, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (without Bluetooth), and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The Pulse 11 is available to purchase now.