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Maingear eX-L 17

Specifications

Maingear eX-L 17Notebook: Maingear eX-L 17
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 1600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Maingear eX-L 17

80% Maingear eX-L 17 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
While the $4,746 price tag on our eX-L 17 might strike even seasoned gamers as a bit steep, Maingear offers different variations with the same brutish video card all the way down to $1,899. For the amount of horsepower you (still) get on tap, that’s reasonable, but still more than comparable systems from other custom builders. AVADirect, for instance, sells a similar base configuration in the same case for $1,641, and the iBuyPower version starts at $1,539.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870:

High-end DirectX 11 graphics card based on a desktop HD5770. Models with GDDR5 are ideal but there may be a bottleneck due to the 128 Bit memory bus.

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


3.6 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.


80%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)