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Maingear ALT-15, eX-L 15 and eX-L 17 Notebooks Updates with Fresh New Hardware

MAINGEAR has just announced a refresh on its notebook line, including updates to their 15.6-inch ALT and 15.6-inch and 17-inch eX-L series notebooks.

Updated options include refined designs, better mobile graphics, and new screen options. All of these notebooks and will support future 3rd generation Intel Core processors with Intel HM76 and HM77 chipset and offer the latest in portable productivity, multimedia, and gaming performance.

refreshed maingear notebooks

The new MAINGEAR Alt-15  is a hybrid notebook that offers outstanding graphics performance while also prolonging battery life utilizing NVIDIA Optimus technology. The ALT-15 offers NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU with 1GB GDDR3 memory, choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 mobile processor, and the screen options has been updated to offer up to 1920x1080 Full HD 16:9 resolution.  Furthermore, consumers have the option to select a Super Clear glare-type screen or the 95% NTSC color gamut in matte finish for even more vibrant colors.  With up to 16GB of DDR3 1866MHZ memory and up to 600GB solid state drives or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives, PC enthusiasts who are on the go can now enjoy watching a HD movie, surfing the web, or playing the latest PC games with the reassurance of getting the best performance and the longest battery life.

The next mobile performance notebook MAINGEAR has updated is the eX-L 15 series. The eX-L 15 Stock notebook offers a choice of Intel Core i5 2450M or up to Intel Core i7 2860QM mobile processor.  This notebook also features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M GPU, up to 32GB of DDR3 1866 MHZ memory and up to 600GB solid state drive or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives. In addition to the cutting edge processor and graphics technology, the eX-L 15 also features a breath-taking FullHD 1080p LED-backlit display that comes with optional matte or glossy screen panels with 95% NTSC color gamut options. The notebook also offers SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, eSATA & IEEE-1394a ports, 2.0 Megapixel high resolution video camera and a fingerprint reader for added security.  Similar to the eX-L 15 Stock design, the eX-L 15 Super Stock will have the added option of better graphics with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M GPU a backlit keyboard option, and support for the top-end Intel Core i7 2960XM Extreme Edition mobile processor.

For those looking for a larger screen size, MAINGEAR has also updated the eX-L 17 notebook for gamers that need to take their games on the go. The new MAINGEARís eX-L 17 features Intel Core i7 2960XM mobile processor optionally overclocked to 4.5GHz and beyond, graphics options of either the NVIDIA GeForce GTX670M  or GTX 675M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and up to 2 slots for HD space that can fit up to 600GB solid state drive or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drivesthat can be configured in RAID 0 or RAID 1.

And coming soon, gamers and entertainment enthusiast will enjoy the eX-L 17’s optional full vibrant 120Hz 3D‐Ready Full HD(1920x1080) display featuring 72% NTSC color gamut in matte finish. The eX-L 17 is a perfect combination of performance, functionality, and design with built-in biometrics security via fingerprint reader for security and touch sensitive hotkeys for executing customizable macros and applications.

Both the eX-L 15 and the eX-L 17 feature Optimus technology by NVIDIA, denoting the first time that powerful NVIDIA GTX-class gaming graphics are combined with a power saving feature that utilizes on-board graphics in non-3D environments for even longer battery life.

All of these notebooks are available now and come with a dead pixel warranty and also offers their exclusive M.A.R.C. laser etching on these notebooks with MAINGEAR’s logo or a customer can submit their own art to etch on. MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty.

Technical Specification:

MAINGEAR ALT 15

  • Display:  15.6” HD (1366x768) LED‐Backlit Display with Super Clear Glare Type screen
    • - 15.6” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display with Super Clear Glare Type screen
    • - 15.6” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display featuring 95% NTSC Color Gamut in Matte Finish
  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i7‐2860QM Processor (2.50GHz), 8MB L3 Cache
  • Graphics:  Switchable GPU with NVIDIA Optimus Technology 
  • Memory: Expandable up to 16GB DDR3 1333/1600MHz
  • Hard drive: Up to 600GB solid state drive or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives
  • Optical Drive: Up to 2x Blu-ray Reader/ 8x Super Multi combo Drive
  • Audio: High Definition audio interface
  • Ports: 1 HDMI 1.4a output Port, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 eSATA Port, 1 Headphone Jack, 1Microphone Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN
  • Keyboard: Full size isolated keyboard with numeric pad
  • Slots: 9‐in‐1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini‐SD/SDHC/SDXC),1 MiniCard Slot WLAN module
  • Networking: Intel Centrino Advanced‐N 6230 - 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth combo half mini card module
  • Camera: Built‐in 1.3MP Digital Video Camera
  • Power: Full Range 90W AC Adapter AC‐in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 4.74A, Removable 6 cell smart Lithium‐Ion battery pack 48.84Wh
  • Security: Kensington Lock
  • Dimensions and Weight: 14.72” (w) x 9.84” (d) x 0.56~1.46” (h), 5.73 lbs w/ Battery 
  • Starting at price: $979

MAINGEAR EX-L 15 Stock/Superstock

  • Display: 15.6” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display with Matte Finish
    • 15.6” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display featuring 95% NTSC Color Gamut in Matte Finish
    • 15.6” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display featuring 95% NTSC Color Gamut in Super Clear Glare Type screen
  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i7‐2960XM Processor (2.70/3.7GHz), 8MB L3 Cache
  • Graphics: Switchable GPU by NVIDIA Optimus Technology
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M GPU (Stock) or
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M GPU (Superstock)
  • Memory: Expandable up to 32GB DDR3 1600MHz or 16GB DDR3-1866
  • Hard drive: Up to 600GB solid state drive or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives,
    • optional Intel Smart Response Technology with mSATA SSD
  • Optical Drive: 2x Blu-ray Reader/ 8x Super Multi combo Drive
  • Audio: High Definition audio interface, two built‐in speakers made by Onkyo, one built‐in sub‐woofer.
  • Ports: 1 HDMI 1.4a output Port, 1 DVI-I output port (single link), 1 DisplayPort 1.1 output Port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 eSATA Port, 1 Mini‐IEEE 1394a Port, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 1 Line-In Jack, 1 S/PDIF output Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN
  • Keyboard: Full size isolated keyboard with numeric pad, W/A/S/D gaming keys (Stock) Full size backlit isolated keyboard with numeric pad, W/A/S/D gaming keys (SuperStock Only)
  • Slots: 9‐in‐1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini‐ SD/SDHC/SDXC), 2 MiniCard Slots, one for WLAN Combo module0 (Half size Mini Card with PCI and USB. The 2nd slot for mSATA SSD, Full size Mini Card with SATA interface)
  • Networking: Intel Centrino Advanced‐N 6230 ‐802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth combo half mini card module, Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless‐N 1103, 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN half mini card module
  • Camera: Built‐in 2.0M Digital Video Camera
  • Power: Full Range 120W AC Adapter AC‐in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 6.3A, Removable 8 cell smart Lithium‐Ion battery pack 76.96Wh 
  • Security: Kensington Lock, Integrated Fingerprint Reader
  • Dimensions and Weight: 14.80” (w) x 10.08” (d) x 1.38~1.69” (h), 6.83 lbs w/ Battery
  • Starting at price (Stock):$1,399
  • Starting at price (Superstock):$1,499

MAINGEAR eX-L 17

Display

: 17.3” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display


                          with Matte Finished Screen


                          - 17.3” Full HD 16:9 Wide screen (1920x1080) LED‐Backlit Display


                          featuring 90% NTSC Color Gamut in Super Clear Glare Type


                          screen (coming soon)


                          - 17.3" 120Hz 3D‐Ready Full HD (1920x1080) Display featuring 72% NTSC


                          Color Gamut in Matte Finish (coming soon)


·        

Processor

: Up to Intel Core i7‐2960XM Processor Extreme Edition (2.70GHz),


                              8MB L3 Cache


·        

Graphics

: Switchable GPU by NVIDIA Optimus Technology


                            NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M and 675M GPU


·        

Memory

: Expandable up to 32GB DDR3 1600MHz or 16GB DDR3-1866


·        

Hard drive:

Up to 2x 600GB solid state drive or up to 750GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives


·        

Optical Drive:

Blu-ray Reader/ 8x Super Multi combo Drive


·        

Audio

: High Definition audio interface, two built‐in speakers made by Onkyo,


                      one built‐in sub‐woofer


·        

Ports

: 1 HDMI 1.4a output Port(with HDCP) , 1 DVI-I output port (single link), 


                     1 DisplayPort 1.1 output Port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports (One powered USB port,


                     AC/DC), 1 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 combo), 1 Mini‐IEEE


                     1394a Port, 1 Headphone Jack, 1 Microphone Jack, 1 Line-In Jack,


                     1 S/PDIF output Jack, 1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)


·        

Keyboard

: Illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad, W/A/S/D gaming key


·        

Slots

: 9‐in‐1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini‐


                     SD/SDHC/SDXC), 2 MiniCard Slots, one for WLAN Combo module


                     (Half size Mini Card with PCIe and USB interface). The 2nd slot for


                     mSATA SSD, Full size Mini Card with SATA interface 


·        

Networking

: Intel Centrino Advanced‐N 6230 ‐802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN +


                                Bluetooth combo half mini card module, Bigfoot Networks Killer


                                Wireless‐N, 1103 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN half mini card module


·        

Camera

: Built‐in 2.0M Digital Video Camera


·        

Power

: Full Range 180W AC Adapter AC‐in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V,


                       11.57A, Removable 8 cell smart Lithium‐Ion battery pack 76.96Wh


·        

Security

: Kensington Lock, Integrated Fingerprint Reader


·         Dimensions and Weight

: 16.22” (w) x 10.87” (d) x 1.65~1.79” (h), 8.6 lbs w/ Battery


·         Starting at price: $1,599

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