Maingear Pulse 11


Maingear Pulse 11Notebook: Maingear Pulse 11 (Pulse Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Maingear Pulse 11

80% Maingear Pulse 11
Source: PC Mag English
The Maingear Pulse 11 is functionally similar to the Eurocom Monster 1.0, but has a $256 cheaper price tag. At this price point, $256 is a lot of cash that can go toward buying games on the Steam network or monthly fees to your favorite MMORPG site. Aside from the battery issue, the Maingear Pulse 11 (and Eurcom Monster 1.0) blew away the Alienware M11xr3 on the game grid and the other benchmark tests. That makes the Maingear Pulse 11 the top of the gaming ultraportable heap, and our newest Editors' Choice winner. If you know you need better 3D gaming power than a mainstream ultraportable or ultrabook, the Maingear Pulse 11 is the one you want right now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Maingear Pulse 11 11.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
For anyone that also wants the capability of playing PC games on an extremely mobile platform, the Maingear Pulse 11 is one of the only options available that weighs under four pounds. This $999 system offers a good overall experience gaming in a sturdy and compact package. Sure, it has issues particularly with a cramped keyboard and limited battery life but these are pretty much expected in such a system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Maingear Pulse 11 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its strong gaming performance and compact size, the Maingear Pulse 11 is a good choice for gamers on the go. The fact that a notebook this size can handle "Batman: Arkham City" at its highest settings is impressive. What prevents this mini-rig (and its close cousins from AvaDirect and Eurocom) from getting a higher rating is its short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Maingear Pulse 11 review: a small and surprisingly powerful gaming laptop
Source: Engadget English
Partway through the week we spent with this laptop, we started to think about Arcade Fire's My Body is a Cage. It took us a while to understand why that was, but it seemed like a rather apt description of this device as a whole. At its core, this frankly bonkers gaming laptop has an unreasonable amount of power compressed and compacted into a shell the size of a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2012


NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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

76.67%: 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

» Eurocom W110ER Monster
Core i7 3820QM
» Origin PC EON11-S
Core i7 3612QM
» AVADirect Clevo W110ER
Core i7 3610QM
» Eurocom Monster 1.0
Core i7 3720QM
» Schenker XMG A102
Core i7 3612QM

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07-11 (Update: 2012-07-11)