Maingear Nomad 17
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Maingear Nomad 17
Source: IT Reviews
They may be big, and heavy, and they may not be very portable. But the combination of powerful parts and flashy designs hold a special place in my heart, because the quest to make a competitive gaming machine translates into really powerful laptops that can be used for nearly anything. The Maingear Nomad 17 is no exception. The Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate gaming laptop is fierce and fast, with gaming hops and a paint-job that lesser systems would envy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Maingear Nomad 17 Ultimate is not without its imperfections—like a smaller storage and short battery life—but for a mid-range gaming rig, there's a lot to love. From the racing-inspired paint-job to the quad-core processor and amped up graphics, this rig puts a lot of gaming horsepower at your fingertips, and does so for a fairly reasonable price. Costing $300 more than the Editors' Choice Alienware M17X R4 is balanced out by the fact that it's more powerful, with better graphics. The Alienware will keep its Editors' Choice crown for midrange gaming laptops, but the Maingear Nomad 17 is still one of the best we've seen in the category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
For $2,599, the Maingear Nomad 17 offers gamers a beast of a machine without committing financial hara-kari. A similar configuration for the Alienware M17x would cost $2,974. However, we prefer the look and feel of that machine; notwithstanding the keyboard, the M17x has a better design, a brighter and more colorful screen and more lighting options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
In a world filled with superslim ultrabooks and inventive touch-screen convertibles, is there any room left for the classic desktop-replacement laptop? A hefty investment if nicely configured, the Maingear Nomad 17 delivers for serious gaming, although the look may not be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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