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Maingear updates the eX-L15. Alt-15 and eX-L17 laptops

The portable computers feature Full HD displays and Core i7 CPUs; updated design, chipset and graphics

The Kenilworth, New Jersey-headquartered custom PC system builder Maingear announced in a press release that it will be updating (and apparently “energizing”) its eX-L and Alt Series notebooks.  Aimed at students, gamers, professionals, and other mobile users, the eX-L15 (Stock and Super Stock), Alt-15 and eX-L17 laptops are now available to customers; price starts at $1,399, $979 and $1,599 respectively.

The Alt-15 portable PC is described as hybrid laptop that will deliver both dedicated and integrated graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technology, which helps prolong battery life. Reportedly, this model sports a 15.6-inch LED-backlit widescreen display featuring “95% NTSC colour gamut in matte finish” and a native resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels. In addition, the notebook packs up to a Quad-Core Intel Core i7‐2860QM central processing unit (2.5GHz-3.6GHz), an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU with 1GB of dedicated VRAM and a Blu-ray optical drive.

According to the maker, the Alt-15 can handle up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and offers a storage capacity of up to 600GB (SSD) or 750GB (hybrid SSD).  

Next in line is the Maingear eX-L15 high-performance laptop that can be driven by up to an Extreme Edition Intel Core i7-2960XM CPU with four processing cores clocked at 2.7GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0 increases the frequency to 3.7GHz). Furthermore, users will be provided with a Full HD LED-backlit widescreen display that measures 15.6-inch in diagonal and features the same 95% NTSC colour gamut.

Other specs include up to 32GB of internal RAM, a 600GB SSD or a 750GB hybrid SSD, a Blu-ray Burner and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (40nm Fermi architecture) discrete graphics card with a total of 2GB of GDDR5 video memory.

And last but definitely not least, the eX-L17 comes with a 17.3-inch 120Hz 3D-Ready widescreen panel (72% NTSC colour gamut in matte finish) accompanied by the same Core i7-2960XM processor and GeForce GTX 675M GPU.  


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-04- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)