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Maingear is rounding out its laptop lineup with the new NOMAD 15, giving you a 15-inch alternative to the larger NOMAD 17 gamer. Customization is key at boutique builders like Maingear, so it’s no surprise that the laptop is offered with several graphics, processor, and other component choices. And, of course, you can pick the color for your hand-painted system. Graphics options range from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M to the 680M. Maingear has a “one-touch” over-clocking feature that is meant to give you a fast and safe way to kick the GPU up a notch. CPUs go up to the 3rd generation Intel i7-3840QM and memory can be up to 32GB of DDR5-1600Mhz, should you need that much.... Read more...
Intel's got new hardware, which means that OEMs have new machines. Maingear is no exception, offering up the new Nomad 17 gaming laptop with the latest 3rd-generation Core i7 mobile processor. Users will get a quad-core chip capable of hitting 3.8GHz, up to 32GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, a wide array of HDD choices (including SSD and RAID arrays), and there's also an SSD caching option that works automatically for faster load times and disk-intensive tasks. The unit ships with NVIDIA's GTX 675M GPU, USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports, eSATA, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11n, HDMI and VGA outputs. It's also boasting a hand-painted paint job, a backlit keyboard, a 1080p display (17" matte), a multi-touch trackpad, and a... Read more...
You know, all-in-one PCs don’t get nearly enough love. While ultrabooks are stealing the spotlight with their ever-improving performance and portability, AIOs have been quietly getting sleeker and more powerful. A lot more powerful, in fact. This morning, Maingear announced the Alpha 24 Super Stock AIO, which boasts some solid desktop components. You might not need that big box of a computer on your desk, after all. At minimum specs, the Alpha 24 Super Stock matches an Intel Core i3-3240 CPU with 8GB of DDR-1333 memory, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 650. A DVD burner comes standard, as does Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The system at these specs rings in at $1,349. You can upgrade the components... Read more...
When it comes to all-in-one PCs, looks are as important as the tech. You can get by with a clunky system in your office, but AIOs are often in kitchens, living rooms, and other spots where visitors are going to see them. Maingear’s Solo series was pretty slick as AIOs go, but there’s no question that the redesign puts it on a new level aesthetically. Maingear announced the overhaul today and pointed to the Solo 21's clean looks, new tech, and upgradability as major draws. Where once the Solo had three feet, it now has a single, chrome stand that sports a cut-out of the Maingear logo. It supports VESA mounts, too, which is handy if you’re eyeballing it for the living room. The... Read more...
Boutique system builder Maingear was quick to pounce on Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card, giving gamers an affordable GPU upgrade path that offers respectable performance without an obscene price tag. The GeForce GTX 660 Ti is purportedly 1.5 times faster than the previous generation GTX 560 Ti and twice as power efficient. "Nvidia's Kepler architecture is more than robust; it's the creation of a standard," says Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "With the debut of TXAA across the Kepler family, gamers will find a noticeable improvement in graphics for the latest games, and I feel that our customers should be able to experience that without breaking the bank." Maingear... Read more...
Notebook makers aren't the only ones trying to cram big performance parts into little form factors. Desktop system builders are attempting the same thing, and if you require proof, all the evidence you need is packed inside Maingear's Potenza Super Stock (SS) gaming PC. Built around the mini-ITX form factor, the Potenza SS is a small form factor (SFF) system that rises above the moderate expectations of what a comparatively itty-bitty PC can truly deliver. As it turns out, a mini-ITX rig can pack quite the payload. It starts with an Intel Ivy Bridge foundation, and Maingear bumped up the default processor option to an unlocked Core i7 3770K chip. Maingear then goosed the CPU past its stock 3.5GHz... Read more...
Notebook makers aren't the only ones trying to cram big performance parts into little form factors. Desktop system builders are attempting the same thing, and if you require proof, all the evidence you need is packed inside Maingear's Potenza Super Stock (SS) gaming PC. Built around the mini-ITX form factor, the Potenza SS is a small form factor (SFF) system that rises above moderate expectations of what a comparatively itty-bitty PC can truly deliver. As it turns out, a mini-ITX rig can pack quite the payload. It starts with an Intel Ivy Bridge foundation, and Maingear bumped up the default processor option to an unlocked Core i7 3770K chip. Maingear then goosed the CPU past its stock 3.5GHz... Read more...
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. "The new Maingear VYBE 15 offers the best of mobile technology... Read more...
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... Read more...
If you haven’t yet read our coverage of NVIDIA’s insane GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, go do it now. Seriously. The thing is a monster, essentially a pair of SLI’d 680s in one package. It has 3,072 CUDA cores, 915MHz/1019MHz base/boost clock, 6008MHz memory clock, 4GB total GDDR5, and a smokin’ hot aluminum and magnesium body. And now, you can configure a number of custom PCs with the GTX 690, as Origin PC, CyberpowerPC, and MAINGEAR have all let us know that the card is available on some of their systems. CybwerPowerPC offers the GTX 690 in its Fang III, Zeus, Gamer Xtreme, and Gamer Ultra series’, with prices starting as low as $1,799. On the highest end, the Zeus... Read more...
Every system builder that wants to stay in business is rolling out new rigs built around Intel's awesome Ivy Bridge architecture, but Maingear's taking it one step further by using Ivy Bridge as a launching pad for its vertical heat desktops in smaller form factors. This is something Maingear was already doing with its Shift desktops, and now the same VRTX Cooling Technology is being applied to its F131 (micro ATX) and all new Potenza (mini ATX) systems as well. "We are very excited and offer the option for our customers to select a Maingear desktop with heat dissipation solution in three different chassis size and performance levels," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "The new... Read more...
Gamers on the go were saddened to learn that Dell plans to discontinue the Alienware M11x, a potent gaming laptop about the size of a netbook but much, much more powerful. Well, wipe away those tears because small size gaming laptops still have a pulse. More specifically, Maingear is getting ready to launch the Pulse 11, an 11.6-inch gaming laptop built around Intel's newfangled Ivy Bridge platform. Engadget managed to get the inside track on the Pulse 11, which was confirmed by Maingear's CTO and VP of Marketing, Chris Morley, on Facebook. "Pulse is short for Pulse Rifle, which killed aliens in Ridley Scott's franchise. Yes, that was on purpose," Morley explains. The pint-sized laptop will feature... Read more...
MAINGEAR’s updated Quantum SHIFT4K workstation is built for creative types who need as much firepower as possible under the hood and features 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, up to twelve SSDs or nine HDDs, and four eSATA ports. For cooling, users can opt for the MAINGEAR EPIC 180 X2 closed-loop liquid cooling solution that promises 50,000 hours of performance and the ability to dissipate 900W of heat. The price tag starts at $8,499, but if you’re a current Mac Pro user, you can knock a few hundred bucks off the top; MAINGEAR is offering a 10% rebate to entice you to switch platforms. MAINGEAR’S ALL-NEW QUANTUM SHIFT 4K WORKSTATION OFFERS ROBUST... Read more...
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 an Intel Core i7 2860QM processor, up to 16GB of DDR3-1333/1600 memory, up to a 600GB solid state drive... Read more...
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