Maingear launches superpowered 4.8GHz 3D gaming laptop


I thought my laptop was nice, but I may have to start saving up. Yesterday, Maingear announced a new high-end laptop that may be the best portable gaming rig on the market, if you’re willing to pay the big bucks. And did I mention it’s 3D enabled? The new eX-L 17 3D has a 120Hz 3D-enabled LED back-lit screen and comes with a pair of Nvidia 3D classes and an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2920XM processor overclocked from 2.5GHz to 4.8GHz. We’re not guessing that battery life is high on Maingear’s (or your) list of priorities.

Tech Specs:

  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M with 2GB
  • Screen: 17.3″ (16:9) 120Hz 3D-enabled 1080p LED-Backlit with Matte Finish screen and Nvidia 3D vision Glasses
  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-2920XM Processor Extreme Edition, 8MB L3 Cache Overclocked up to 4.8Ghz
  • Memory: Up to Patriot 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 – 1600Mhz
  • Disc Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Hard Drive: Up to two 600GB Solid State Drives, 500GB Hybrid SSDs, or 750GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5 drives
  • Network Adapter: Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N
  • Audio: HDMI Out; Optical Digital Out, up to 7.1 HD Audio with THX TruStudio support
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: 8-cell Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
  • Dimensions: (W)16.22″ x (H)1.75″ x (D)10.87″ – 8.6LB with battery

We reviewed this unit’s non-3D predecessor and thought it performed very highly for the price. If you’re wondering, the eX-L 17 3D will run you a cool $2,659. It comes with “no bloatware.”

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