Maingear eX-L 15
SpecificationsNotebook: Maingear eX-L 15 (eX-L 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2500 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Maingear eX-L 15
Source: PC Perspective
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
Source: PC World
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%
Source: Hot Hardware
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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M:
High End graphics card based on a full GF104 chip and significantly faster than the 480M.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Maingear: US-American computer manufacturer, founded in 2002 with low international relevance.
90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.