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Maingear eX-L 15 Series

Maingear eX-L 15, Ivy BridgeProcessor: Intel Core i7 2720QM, Intel Core i7 3820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.1kg, 3.2kg
Price: 2200, 2500 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Maingear eX-L 15

Specifications

Maingear eX-L 15Notebook: Maingear eX-L 15
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 2500 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Maingear homepage
 eX-L 15 (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Maingear eX-L 15 Notebook Review: All Dressed Up and Ready to Game
Source: PC Perspective English
Of course, Maingear could have screwed this up by choosing an inferior chassis for their product, but fortunately the Clevo-supplied chassis is a great platform. The display is another of the laptop’s high-points, and the audio, while not best-in-class, is certainly better than much of the competition. My only complaints are the small touchpad and the high system temperatures. If you need an kick-ass, jaw-dropping mobile gaming powerhouse, the Maingear eX-L15 will serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
90% Maingear EX-L 15
Source: PC World English
At nearly 7 pounds without the power brick, the laptop's weight is reasonable, though a little hefty, for a high-performance gaming unit. The 180W power brick boosts the weight to a backache-inducing 9 pounds, 3 ounces. But if you're looking for great gaming performance, don't mind carrying a little more weight, and have deep pockets, Maingear's EX-L 15 gets the job done.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Maingear eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
The eX-L 15 didn't lose a single performance benchmark when pitted against recently reviewed systems, even those built around the same Sandy Bridge platform. Equipped with a Intel Core i7 2720QM processor and Nvidia GeForce 485M, the eX-L 15 lived up to Maingear's lofty claim, at least within the stable of the system's we've recently reviewed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2011

 

Maingear eX-L 15, Ivy Bridge

Specifications

Maingear eX-L 15, Ivy BridgeNotebook: Maingear eX-L 15, Ivy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i7 3820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 2200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Maingear homepage
 eX-L 15 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Maingear EX-L 15
Source: CNet English
If you're interested in one of Intel's new Ivy Bridge CPUs, for now the options are limited to a handful of relatively high-end gaming and multimedia machines. With desktop-replacement power in a midsize package, the 15-inch Maingear EX-L 15 is a niche product, but one that largely delivers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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


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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M:

High End graphics card based on a full GF104 chip and significantly faster than the 480M.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M:

An upcoming high-end graphics card for large notebooks expected to launch with Ivy Bridge processors in the first half of 2012

» 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.  

2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

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.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


3.1 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3.2 kg:


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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

MSI GT60-0ND-284P
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i5 3210M
HawkForce Luna P150EM
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i7 2760QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI GT60 0ND-093NL
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i7 3610QM, 0 kg

Devices with the same GPU

MSI GT70-0ND-603UK Dragon Edition
GeForce GTX 675M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Maingear Pulse 15
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 1.7 kg
Maingear Pulse 14 2014
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg
Maingear Pulse 14
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 1.9 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Maingear Pulse 17
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Maingear Nomad 15
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3840QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
Maingear Nomad 17
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3820QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Maingear Pulse 11
GeForce GT 650M, Core i5 3320M, 11.6", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)