Maingear, the innovative high performance PC system builder announced today the Pulse 17 Laptop computer. Maingear is known for custom desktops, notebooks and workstations. Each system being hand crafted for precision performance and quality, Maingear has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC Gamer, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more.
Following the Pulse 14, the Pulse 17 offers the worlds thinnest 17” gaming notebook with the very best in mobile hardware components packaged in an unparalleled compact form factor. The new lightweight Pulse 17 weighs less than 6lbs and embodies the best the company has to offer in performance and style to offer the ultimate mobile gaming notebook. This Pulse 17 features the Intel® CoreTM i7 4700HQ mobile processor that can be boosted from 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB video memory, and a built-in subwoofer and surround speaker package powered by Sound Blaster Cinema.
According to Maingear’s press release, the Pulse 17 is a perfect combination of functionality and design encased in a brushed aluminum shell and has a backlit keyboard that features a full range of color option with five pre-set color schemes or can be customized to over thousands of color combination so gamers can stylize to their hearts content. On the outside, there are three default choices of design with MAINGEAR’s M.A.R.C. laser engraving to choose from that offers a clean and elegant design or a custom design can be submitted to get any artwork etched of their liking.
“MAINGEAR’s Pulse 17 notebook with Intel’s Core i7 mobile processor and Intel Turbo Boost technology is the perfect combination to offer accelerated performance for the most demanding applications such as gaming.” said Chris Silva, Director of Marketing for Premium Notebooks at Intel Corporation.” “The MAINGEAR Pulse 17 is thin, fast and sexy,” said Brian Choi, senior product manager for notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. ‘With the power of the NVIDIA Kepler-based GeForce GTX 765M, the MAINGEAR Pulse 17 plays the most demanding games on high settings at HD resolutions, and does it in a super thin chassis.”
Maingear has supplied us with a set of specifications that can be modified to the consumer’s liking:
- Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M
- Display: 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 – (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
- Processor: Intel® Core i7 4700HQ
- Memory: 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 – 1600Mhz
- Hard Drive: Up to 1TB HDD and 2x 480GBGB Solid State Drive
- Network Adapter: Killer™ Gaming NIC, 802.11n Wireless, optional 802.11ac
- Audio: 2 speakers, 1 sub-woofer
- Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
- Operating System: Genuine Windows® 8 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
- Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
- I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 4 USB 3.0, 2 mini display ports, , 1 RJ-45 LAN
- Dimensions: (W)16.47″ x (H)0.85″ x (D)11.29″
- Price: Starts at $2099
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