Maingear Pulse 15
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Maingear Pulse 15
Lastly, knowing that the Pulse 15 is essentially a GS60 Ghost Pro 3K, it doesn't take more that a quick search on Amazon or Newegg to find the same model or even a souped up variant with a GTX 970M GPU for less than Maingear's asking price -- if you don't mind losing the paint job and superior customer service that you may or may not end up using, that is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: PC Mag
The Maingear Pulse 15 is a solid slim midrange laptop, and why wouldn't it be? It shares the same chassis and similar specs as our Editors' Choice MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K. But while we still love the slim design, the impressive 3K display, and even the improved speakers and stylish paintjob, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K offers a better overall package with slightly better gaming performance, and remains our top pick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Maingear's svelte dynamo is nothing short of impressive. The $2,474 Pulse 15 combines powerful specs, including Nvidia GTX 8870M graphics and a Core i7 CPU with a wide-angle, Retina-like display in a slim chassis. When it came to performance, the laptop didn't slice through demanding games (and spreadsheets) without prejudice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Hot Hardware
Maingear's Pulse 15 is an overall successful demonstration that you can pack a higher end gaming experience into an ultra thin form factor, though it doesn't come without caveats. The biggest issues are heat and noise. Under load, the Pulse 15 gets plenty hot -- this is not a laptop you'll want to rest on your lap, especially if you value your fertility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2014
CommentNVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series. 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.
4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Maingear: US-American computer manufacturer, founded in 2002 with low international relevance.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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