Maingear Titan 17 Review: Extreme performance notebook

By Julio Franco · 13 replies
Jun 28, 2011
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  1. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    With such bad battery life, do yourself a favor and don't buy this, use the money to get, say a nice light thin laptop for arround £1000 and spend another £2000 on a Desktop and keep the other £2000 in your bank account.

    I'm sorry, but this is just stupid
  2. Sadly, there is no 3D Vision 120Hz LED screen option for this machine. This is seriously limiting its potential as a gaming and entertainment desktop-replacement notebook. Everyone wants true (stereoscopic) 3D games and Blu-ray these days and no one want that flat (pseudo-)3D experience of the past anymore!
  3. Looks like a thick laptop from 1998.
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Oh come on...$5,400? 12 pounds in weight? Exactly what is the point in buying something like this? It's going to be obsolete in 3 years anyway.

    Do what burty117 says and you'll be much happier.
  5. If given the option, I would take the money
  6. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    What I find most ridiculous is that they insist on using a stupid desktop gulftown processor, when the mobile SB i7-2920qxm is alreadly extremely potent, and only has a 55W TDP (as opposed to the 990x's 130W). The laptop would run much cooler, and the only difference you'd notice is if you actually run heavily multi-threaded programs, in which case, you'd be better off with a desktop for stability.

    I wouldn't buy one, but I'd love to have one.
  7. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    what's the point of all the gaming power in the world and only able to run a game for 10 mins. this is retard. none the less, thanks for reporting on this.
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    First of all the battery would last past 10 minutes. Don't exaggerate if you want to be taken seriously.

    Second of all, the point of this would be to be able to take a gaming rig with you to other locations. You're not expected to use it to play Stalker while you have lunch, it's to be able to plug the laptop in at a hotel or at a friends house instead of lugging around your computer tower.

    Third of all. If you want to call something retarded don't make the statement hypocritical by typing "this is retard". Using Engrish won't help your statement about it being a dumb product gain any meaning.
  9. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Yeah, that 'battery will last ten minutes' joke is still totally funny after the eighteen-thousandth time.
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Does it give first degree burns on your legs when gaming like my alienware?
  11. Meh, sos. Who wants to lunge around a damn slab the size of a desktop just because it has a screen
    attached to it.

    Gaming PC's are a dying breed, at least ones this size.

    Leave mobile gaming to phones.
  12. g4mer

    g4mer TS Maniac Posts: 310

    Gaming laptops fail imo. Laptops are meant to be portable. Gaming laptop is almost as portable as a desktop PC, just that desktop PC is cheaper, it has better performance and it's more gaming friendly.
  13. How about temperature for highest settings?

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