Maingear eX-L 17

The folks at Maingear have taken the covers off of their newest gaming laptop. The Maingear ex-L 17, like the other models in the eX-L line are beefy and big laptops that probably could be used a desktop replacement notebooks. Maingear boasts that the eX-L is the “most powerful components ever assembled into a 17-inch notebook…

What’s bigger than a Maingear eX-L 15 laptop but smaller than a Maingear eX-L 18? If you said a Maingear eX-L 16 you’d be dead wrong, but if you said a Maingear eX-L 17 you’d have amazingly guessed the name of the company’s latest gaming laptop. As you can see, this 17-incher sticks pretty close to the company’s other laptops in terms of appearance, and Maingear is also unsurprisingly claiming that it offers the “most powerful components ever assembled into a 17-inch notebook.

Like most computer manufacturers these day, Maingear will build your laptop to order so the specifications may vary and and customizable. The CPU will either be a choice of Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors. Maingear didn’t give exact chip models in their press release.

The eX-L 17 to back up the claims from Maingear can be configured up to a Intel Core i7-940XM 2.13GHz/3.33GHz (Quad-core with Hyper-threading 8MB L3 Cache) processor. The i7-940XM is the fastest notebook processor available at this time and it is a quad-core too so you will be able to experience desktop level performance but with a laptop.

They’ll be packing graphics for sure. You can choose between the ATI Radeon HD 5870 (with 1GB of VRAM), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M (with 2GB) or if you need to render 3D drawings or something, you’ve got the choice of a NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M. The 17-inch display can get a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which Maingear loves to say is “1080p”, obviously a selling point for those who don’t know anything about computers.

It’s no secret that the eX-L 17 is for those who definitely don’t care about battery life and are more interested in having a super-fast desktop replacement notebook. This Maingear notebook other than letting you customize it’s insides also let’s you choose from various case laser etched designs.

You’ll be able to order your Maingear eX-L 17 with up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory and the laptop can come with a Blu-Ray player, a 750GB hard disk drive, or a 512GB solid-state drive. It’ll come with Windows 7, 65-bit, too.

Of course, your choice of laser engraving options on the lid. Also like Maingear’s other laptops, this one doesn’t exactly come cheap — configurations start at $1,899.


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