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Maingear to launch 11.6-inch Ivy Bridge gaming notebook on June 3

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2012
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  1. Maingear is set to release an 11-inch gaming laptop powered by Intel's recently announced Ivy Bridge processor. The Pulse will fill the gap left by Dell's Alienware M11x, an 11-inch...

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  2. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 368   +39

    1366x768... bah. Why bother reading further?
  3. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 479   +48

    Why do you need a higher res for such a small screen?
    It's as pointless as having a 720p screen on a phone.
  4. 1366x768 ! Woah ! which year is this ? 1998-2000 ?
  5. i wonder how you can play highly detailed games like skyrim or witcher 2 on such a small screen ?
    11'' is definately not for gaming.
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +354

    Guest, is any laptop for gaming?

    Its a portable gaming solution thats what, a foot and a half away from your face? 1366x768 is plenty for that screen and distance, and its not supposed to be a complete gaming solution.
    I play skyrim on my 15.5 inch 1366-768 just fine. im buying a 1080p 23 incher shortly, but what i have works.
  7. Justgivemeaname

    Justgivemeaname Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    I have a 17.5 inch laptop that's designed for gaming. Bought it 4 or 5 years ago for about the same price this netbook will be going for.
  8. Another 1366x678 piece of crap to ignore. *yawn*
  9. If you actually look at the specs and remove your small laptop bias it looks like it could be a capable machine. I have an M11x R3 and it plays fine in most games without to many hiccups. Only problem I ever have is BF3's cpu usage slowing me down but I still get about 30fps on medium-low settings. It's not for everyone but if your a student like me who games during free time out at school and doesn't want to haul around a brick (more than 5-6lbs) it works great. Frankly if my M11x ever dies or the hinge breaks again I'd look into one of these 11.6's with the nvidia 650M.
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +354

    the point i was trying to make is anyone who is really going for best performace and nothing else matters will get a desktop. These are meant to be at least slightly portable and arent meant to be as good as desktops for the same price.


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