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Maingear debuts the Vybe 15 laptop

The new high-performance portable PC comes with an Ivy Bridge processor, Kepler graphics and a Full HD matte display

The US-based manufacturer of custom workstations, desktop and notebook computers, Maingear, has announced in a press release that it is launching a new powerful laptop, called Vybe 15. According to the maker, this mobile device is available in four different pre-configured variants and is apparently the company’s first ever 15-inch notebook that ships within 24-48 hours of purchase confirmation.

The CEO and Co-founder of Maingear, Wallace Santos, was quoted as saying: "This notebook is perfect for college students that want to game or business users that need a system for everyday use that can also be used for entertainment."

Built around an Intel HM76 Express Chipset, Maingear’s latest high-performance laptop can be equipped with a choice of third generation Intel Core chips (i5 – i7). The “Ultimate” model reportedly features an Intel Core i7-3820QM central processing unit that houses four cores operating at a base frequency of 2.7GHz (up to 3.7GHz) and the integrated Intel HD 4000 video card. Furthermore, the Vybe 15 sports a 15.6-inch LED-backlit widescreen matte display of Full HD (1920-by-1080 pixels) native resolution.

Under the hood, the portable PC packs up to 16GB of 1600MHz DRR3 RAM (Corsair), a 750GB mechanical hard drive (7200RPM) and an mSATA SSD with a storage capacity of up to 256GB. In addition, the notebook can be powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPUs that are based on NVIDIA’s new 28nm Kepler architecture and feature 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM.

In terms of connectivity options, the Vybe 15 offers built-in Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth adapters, one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI interface, 3-in-1 media card reader slot and a CRT output. Other specs include a DVD Burner, a full-size keyboard with numerical keypad and a built-in 1.3MP web camera for video calls.

Prices for the Vybe 15 vary between $1,099 and $1,999, depending on the configuration.             

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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08- 7 (Update: 2012-08- 7)