Maingear updates Nomad 15 with G-Sync and Skylake

Maingear updates Nomad 15 with G-Sync and Skylake
Maingear updates Nomad 15 with G-Sync and Skylake
The 15.6-inch rebranded gaming machine gets the Skylake and desktop CPU treatment starting for $1899.

We touched upon the Nomad 15 in 2012 when reseller Maingear was utilizing the older MSI chassis with a custom-painted outer lid for added eye candy. Three years later, Maingear is still going strong with its Nomad series and has updated to the new MSI barebones accordingly to be more akin to the lauded GT72 or GE72.

The Nomad 15 is now shipping with Intel's Skylake architecture up to a Core i7-6700K with a GTX 980M GPU. This is indeed the unlocked desktop version of the Intel processor, so it is very likely that the notebook will make use of an accessible LGA 1151 socket for end-user upgrades. The notebook utilizes the full z170 chipset for native support for DDR4 and dual NVMe SSDs. The custom paint job is also back in full force with at least 8 different colors available to choose from. The reseller claims to be using the same process and materials for painting super cars and hot rods.

Other updates include an optional 4K G-Sync display, though battery capacity remains identical at 87 Wh with no other capacities. The thinner Maingear Pulse series is receiving the Skylake treatment as well.

The Nomad 15 starts for just under $1900 and can go for over $2400 if equipped with both the GTX 980M and 4K display. No word yet on if the notebook will ever be equipped with the desktop GTX 980 similar to the latest MSI GT72S.



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Allen Ngo, 2015-10-20 (Update: 2015-10-20)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.