Maingear Pulse 14 2014

Specifications

Maingear Pulse 14 2014Notebook: Maingear Pulse 14 2014
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 75%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Maingear Pulse 14 2014

60% A barebones gaming laptop without the barebones price
Source: Techradar English
For a considerable chunk of most folks' salary, they expect a premium device and experience. And while Maingear offers excellent paint jobs and incredibly dedicated customer service, the Pulse 14 simply doesn't stack up against competitors in its price range. Pick up this laptop and it will play almost any game you throw at it with gusto. That much is for certain. But the Pulse 14 doesn't exist in a vacuum, and for the same cash or a little bit more, you'll find superior offerings with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 50%
79% A better screen and new GPU for the midsize Maingear Pulse 14
Source: CNet English
Maingear fixed the single thing I most disliked about the previous Pulse 14 model we reviewed, giving it a full HD display. While it's still not going to wow anyone with its design, construction, or extra features, this is a very capable gaming laptop on the smaller side of the spectrum.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% mobility: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

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.  


4702MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


69.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-24 (Update: 2014-06-24)