Intel's first white label gaming laptop now available for $2200, will be adapted by resellers like Maingear, Schenker, and Eluktronics
(September 13. 2019 update: Eluktronics has been shipping its MAG-15 laptop since late August starting from $1500 to $2200 before the announcement of the Maingear Element. The original article below has been edited to reflect this.)
When you think of laptop ODMs, Clevo likely comes to mind as they are the most popular or well-known. Their designs are frequently re-skinned and re-labeled with different names like the Schenker XMG series, Eurocom Sky series, or the Origin PC EON series.
At IFA 2019, Intel unveiled plans to launch its own laptop design for resellers to pick up. The chipmaker has promised it to be one of the lightest in its size class while still managing excellent thermals. At least three major PC resellers have already announced plans to use the Intel chassis as listed below:
- Maingear Element
- Schenker Fusion 15
- Eluktronics MAG-15
The Element, Fusion 15, and MAG-15 laptops will all be based on the same 15.6-inch Intel design with a Core i7-9750H CPU, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, dual fan copper vapor chamber cooler, per-key RGB lighting, and more.
Users can pre-order a Limited Edition Element model starting today for a starting price of $2200 USD with an eventual standard edition model coming later this Fall. No word yet on when the Limited Edition version would actually ship, but its price point gives us a good indication of what to expect once Schenker and Eluktronics begin taking order for their respective models as well.
Expect our full review on the Element, Fusion 15, or MAG-15 soon.
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Kenilworth, NJ (September 12, 2019) - MAINGEAR — an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations — today launched the MAINGEAR ELEMENT, their new ultimate gaming notebook designed in collaboration with Intel. Custom engineered from the ground up, the ELEMENT features best-in-class hardware housed in a sleek machined magnesium alloy body, making it MAINGEAR’s most professional notebook ever released.
The all-new ELEMENT fuses MAINGEAR’s passion for design and performance into a truly modern gaming notebook with a thin, minimalist profile that doesn’t compromise on raw power. The ELEMENT is optimized for the most demanding gamers and content creators, pairing a 9th Gen Intel i7-9750H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 2070 with Max-Q design GPU to hit peak performance in today’s latest games. An ultra-smooth 144hz 15.6” IPS display with a narrow bezel delivers an incredibly immersive gaming experience. An RGB keyboard with individually-lit silent mechanical switches and a glass touchpad ensure users have precise control of the on-screen action. 32 GB of DDR4 memory and 2TB of blazing-fast NVMe storage top off the ELEMENT’s high-end specs.
“At MAINGEAR, we’re passionate about redefining the type of aesthetic consumers expect from ‘gamer’ products,” said Wallace Santos, founder and CEO of MAINGEAR. “Working with Intel to design the ELEMENT was an absolute joy, as it perfectly encapsulates our design philosophy of developing products that excel in both style and substance. We think the ELEMENT is the perfect notebook for the modern gamer and content creator.”
Powered by the NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture and the groundbreaking NVIDIA RTX™ platform, the MAINGEAR ELEMENT’s onboard NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q design GPU hits the sweet spot of ultimate GeForce gaming in an impossibly mobile design that you can actually fit in your lap. GeForce RTX gaming laptops offer incredibly fast, quiet performance coupled with support for real-time ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics. Gamers can experience true-to-life lighting effects in real-time that bring cinematic-quality rendering to the most visually intense games. The MAINGEAR ELEMENT also supports NVIDIA G-SYNC® technology, ShadowPlay™, Ansel, and 4K HDR video output through HDMI.
Each ELEMENT comes pre-loaded with the MAINGEAR NODE control center, giving users full control over the performance, cooling, and aesthetics of the notebook. Fully optimized MAINGEAR REDLINE power and cooling profiles designed to intelligently boost performance or increase battery life are quickly accessible from within the software or via a dedicated REDLINE button on the ELEMENT's keyboard. The MAINGEAR NODE software also allows for ELEMENT owners to personalize their gaming experience with complete manual control of the RGB keyboard’s LEDs and the stylish lightbar.
MAINGEAR ELEMENT Launch Edition Specs and Features:
15.6” IPS 1920x1080 144Hz screen
9th Gen i7-9750H
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
2TB NVMe SSD
Dual Fan Copper Vapor Chamber Cooling System
Magnesium Alloy chassis
Up to 10-hour battery life
Thunderbolt 3.0/USB Type C
USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports
RGB Mechanical Keyboard
RGB Light Bar
Glass Microsoft precision Touchpad
Windows Hello Support
The MAINGEAR ELEMENT is available for purchase starting today with the release of the ELEMENT Launch Edition – a limited 50-unit run featuring an exclusive black-on-black finish and a bonus custom hard-shell travel case and MAINGEAR Classic Backpack. The ELEMENT Launch Edition is priced at $2,199 USD and available exclusively from MAINGEAR. A standard edition of the ELEMENT will be available this fall.
For more information on the MAINGEAR ELEMENT, please visit: maingear.com/element.
A press kit with logos and system photos is available at: https://uberstrategist.link/PressKit-MAINGEAR.
MAINGEAR is a high-performance PC system integrator that offers custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations. MAINGEAR has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC Gamer, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper, and more. Each MAINGEAR system is handcrafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality. With a passion to craft the best and most innovative high-performance computers, MAINGEAR sets the standard among system integrators. For more information, or to purchase a system, please visit www.maingear.com. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/maingear and Twitter at twitter.com/MAINGEAR.
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