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Maingear Pulse 17 thin gaming laptop quick review

Maingear Pulse 17 thin gaming laptop quick review

There was a time when the size of a gaming notebook didn't matter so much. Three or four years ago a portable gaming rig that was nearly two inches thick and weighed close to ten pounds was an impressive thing. Pull one of those beasts out at a crowded coffee house and the other customers knew you weren't about to pull up a spreadsheet.

Maingear Titan 17 Review: Extreme performance notebook

Maingear Titan 17 Review: Extreme performance notebook

Today we will be looking at the notebook equivalent of the extreme Shift Gaming PC we reviewed a few months back. Known as the Titan 17, our evaluation system consists of an Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, a hexa-core desktop CPU operating at 3.46 GHz and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M graphics cards.

Other notable hardware includes a 17.3” LED-backlit display running at 1920 x 1080, 6GB of Kingston DDR3-1333 memory, a 120GB Intel 510 solid state drive, a 750GB Western Digital 7200 RPM hard drive, a Blu-ray optical drive, Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N Ultimate network adapter and integrated Bluetooth technology, all running under Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Maingear offers Radeon HD 6800 series with gaming PCs

Maingear offers Radeon HD 6800 series with gaming PCs

Without fail, boutique system builders like Maingear are quickly updating their desktop offerings to include AMD's freshly launched Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards. The Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 are now configuration options on the company's Vybe and X-Cube…