Maingear Nomad 17


Maingear Nomad 17Notebook: Maingear Nomad 17
Processor: Intel Core i7 3820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 2000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Maingear Nomad 17

80% Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate review
Source: IT Reviews English
They may be big, and heavy, and they may not be very portable. But the combination of powerful parts and flashy designs hold a special place in my heart, because the quest to make a competitive gaming machine translates into really powerful laptops that can be used for nearly anything. The Maingear Nomad 17 is no exception. The Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate gaming laptop is fierce and fast, with gaming hops and a paint-job that lesser systems would envy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate
Source: PC Mag English
The Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate is not without its imperfections—like a smaller storage and short battery life—but for a mid-range gaming rig, there's a lot to love. From the racing-inspired paint-job to the quad-core processor and amped up graphics, this rig puts a lot of gaming horsepower at your fingertips, and does so for a fairly reasonable price. Costing $300 more than the Editors' Choice Alienware M17X R4 is balanced out by the fact that it's more powerful, with better graphics. The Alienware will keep its Editors' Choice crown for midrange gaming laptops, but the Maingear Nomad 17 is still one of the best we've seen in the category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Maingear Nomad 17
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $2,599, the Maingear Nomad 17 offers gamers a beast of a machine without committing financial hara-kari. A similar configuration for the Alienware M17x would cost $2,974. However, we prefer the look and feel of that machine; notwithstanding the keyboard, the M17x has a better design, a brighter and more colorful screen and more lighting options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Built-to-order gaming power, for a price
Source: CNet English
In a world filled with superslim ultrabooks and inventive touch-screen convertibles, is there any room left for the classic desktop-replacement laptop? A hefty investment if nicely configured, the Maingear Nomad 17 delivers for serious gaming, although the look may not be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M: High-End graphics card of the GeForce GTX 600M series, based on the 28nm Kepler architecture (GK104) that is manufactured in 28nm.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3820QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.8 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

Maingear: US-American computer manufacturer, founded in 2002 with low international relevance.

77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» MSI GT70-0NE-1027XPL
Core i7 3630QM
» Eurocom Scorpius P370EM
Core i7 3920XM
» MSI GT70 0NE-255FR
Core i7 3610QM
» MSI GT70-0NE-276US
Core i7 3610QM
» Ibuypower Valkyrie CZ-17
Core i7 3630QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
Core i7 3630QM, 4.3 kg
» AVADirect Clevo P570WM
Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X, 5.9 kg
» Alienware M17xR4 3D GTX 680M
Core i7 3610QM, 4.46 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Medion Erazer X6825-MD98235
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Maingear Nomad 15
Core i7 3840QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Deviltech Devil 6700
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.27 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Origin PC EON17-X
GeForce GTX 965M, unknown
» Asus G751JY-DH72X
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4860HQ
» Asus N751JK-T4226D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Alienware 17-3511
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G771JM-T4103H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G751JT-T7033H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» MSI GT72 2QE-258Fr
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Schenker XMG P705
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i7 4720HQ
» Origin PC EON17-S, GTX 980M
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4910MQ
» MSI GT70 2PE-2089RU
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4710MQ
» Asus G751JT-T7031H
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus G751JY-T7009H
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Origin PC EON17-SLX, GTX 970M
GeForce GTX 980M SLI, Core i7 4940MX
» MSI GT70 2PE-1200NL
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4940MX
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y7070
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-20 (Update: 2012-11-20)