Maingear eX-L 15


Maingear eX-L 15
Maingear eX-L 15 (eX-L 15 Series)
Intel Core i7-2720QM 4 x 2.2 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
3.1 kg ( = 109.35 oz / 6.83 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2500 Euro
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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Maingear eX-L 15

Maingear eX-L 15 Notebook Review: All Dressed Up and Ready to Game
Source: PC Perspective English
Of course, Maingear could have screwed this up by choosing an inferior chassis for their product, but fortunately the Clevo-supplied chassis is a great platform. The display is another of the laptop’s high-points, and the audio, while not best-in-class, is certainly better than much of the competition. My only complaints are the small touchpad and the high system temperatures. If you need an kick-ass, jaw-dropping mobile gaming powerhouse, the Maingear eX-L15 will serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
90% Maingear EX-L 15
Source: PC World English
At nearly 7 pounds without the power brick, the laptop's weight is reasonable, though a little hefty, for a high-performance gaming unit. The 180W power brick boosts the weight to a backache-inducing 9 pounds, 3 ounces. But if you're looking for great gaming performance, don't mind carrying a little more weight, and have deep pockets, Maingear's EX-L 15 gets the job done.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Maingear eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
The eX-L 15 didn't lose a single performance benchmark when pitted against recently reviewed systems, even those built around the same Sandy Bridge platform. Equipped with a Intel Core i7 2720QM processor and Nvidia GeForce 485M, the eX-L 15 lived up to Maingear's lofty claim, at least within the stable of the system's we've recently reviewed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2011


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M:

High End graphics card based on a full GF104 chip and significantly faster than the 480M.

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.  

2720QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and 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.

3.1 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.

90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)