Maingear Nomad 15


Maingear Nomad 15
Maingear Nomad 15
Intel Core i7-3840QM 4 x 2.8 - 3.8 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M - 4096 MB, Core: 757 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz, 306.97, Optimus
16384 MB 
, 800 MHz DDR3 PC3-12800 10-10-10-27
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF1-TLF3, TN, glossy: no
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
2x Crucial RealSSD M4-CT128M4SSD3 (RAID 0), 256 GB 
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 1x 3.5 mm headphone, 1x 3.5 mm mic, 1x 3.5 mm stereo line-in, 1x 3.5 mm 7.1 surround sound, Card Reader: 7-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC/XD/MSPRO/MS/MMC)
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 55 x 380.2 x 260.1 ( = 2.17 x 14.97 x 10.24 in)
87 Wh Lithium-Ion, 7800 mAh 11.1 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 MP 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Dynaudio Premium w/ subwoofer, Keyboard Light: no, Mouse pad, Windows 7 Installation disc, Maingear drivers disc, 12 Months Warranty
3.5 kg ( = 123.46 oz / 7.72 pounds), Power Supply: 1.01 kg ( = 35.63 oz / 2.23 pounds)
$2599 USD, ~1965 Euro



Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 98%, features: 80%, display: 82% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Maingear Nomad 15

85% Review Maingear Nomad 15 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Extreme system performance. Equipped with an IVB CPU, Nvidia GTX 680M GPU and 2x Crucial m4 SATA III SSDs in RAID 0, the Nomad 15 is guaranteed not to disappoint. Find out what other surprises this Maingear DTR has to offer under the hood in our full review. Is this $2599 notebook more than just an MSI shell?
90% Don't judge a gaming laptop by its cover
Source: Maximum PC English
After reviewing the iBuyPower CZ-17 last month and seeing it look nearly identical to our zero-point MSI GT60, we were hoping our next gaming laptop would be a fresh, new design. When you're spending a premium for a gaming laptop, you might expect a unique, beautifully designed chassis. You're not getting that here. What you're paying for is brute-force performance, and what a beast of a performer this Nomad 15 is.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M: High-End graphics card of the GeForce GTX 600M series, based on the 28nm Kepler architecture (GK104) that is manufactured in 28nm.

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.

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.  

3840QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.8 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a 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.

3.5 kg:

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.

87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-19 (Update: 2013-02-19)