Friday, November 22nd 2013

MAINGEAR Adds AMD CPU and Graphics Options to NOMAD 17 Gaming Laptop

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and adds AMD mobile processors and AMD Radeon graphic options to their NOMAD 17 custom notebook that offers performance at an affordable price.

The NOMAD 17 gaming laptop is MAINGEAR's first AMD based laptop that supports AMD A10-5750 processor that offers quad-core multitasking and AMD Radeon HD 8970M 2 GB GDDR5 offers incredible graphics where games can utilize the incredible multiscreen functionality of AMD Eyefinity technology running at max resolutions of 5760x1080.
For demanding performance and massive storage capabilities, the Nomad 17 offers up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory, a full array of hard drive support including full size SSD up to 1 TB and options of RAID 0 and 1 arrays. Gamers can customize their notebook to fit their style; the notebook features optional hand-painted exterior premium automotive paint. Gamers also won't be disappointed with Killer E2200 Game Networking that gives gamers on the go the performance and connectivity they crave.

"MAINGEAR only delivers the very best and we are excited that MAINGEAR now offers an AMD based laptop that offers great performance at a great price," said Thanesh Sunthar, product manager for gaming graphics, AMD. "With the power of our quad-core A10 processor and the AMD Radeon HD 8970M graphics card, gamers will want this system for their gaming and entertainment enjoyment."

"The Nomad 17 now with AMD options answers what our customers have been asking for, performance and affordability wrapped into one powerful and stylish laptop," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "We are excited to offer our first AMD based laptop that bears the MAINGEAR name."

Technical Specification:
  • Processor: AMD A10-5750 Processor
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 8970M 2 GB GDDR5
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
  • Memory: Up to 32 GB Dual Channel DDR5 - 1600 MHz
  • Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Hard Drive: Up to 1 TB Solid State Drive or dual 750 GB 7200 RPM SATA 2.5
  • Network Adapter: Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Optional: optional 802.11ac wireless
  • Audio: THX TruStudio Pro Integrated High-Definition Audio HD Audio with speakers by DynAudio
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
  • Dimensions: (W)16.85" x (H)2.17" x (D)11.34"
  • Price: Starts at $1,289
All of MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support with one to three year hardware warranty. For more information about MAINGEAR's NOMAD 17 gaming notebook at and check out their black Friday promotions that includes this new laptop at along with other great deals.
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9 Comments on MAINGEAR Adds AMD CPU and Graphics Options to NOMAD 17 Gaming Laptop

AMD's wins for Kaveri are going to be staggering as this is the future and it's here now.
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How does it perform compare with MSI's GX70 laptop with similar specs?
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Not too convinced by AMD's 5750m CPU — and I'm an AMD guy.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the same GPU, the 5750M pushes half the frames an i7 is capable of pushing...
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Why no Intel CPU, AMD GPU option??????????????????
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looks like a bottle-necked mess to me.
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Optional WiFi? It's a laptop... :shadedshu:
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That price though. If it had an i7 in it, it probably would cost a lot more.

It looks decent if I needed a desktop replacement. That's no laptop in my book, though.
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Cristian_25H said:
multiscreen functionality of AMD Eyefinity technology running at max resolutions of 5760x1080.
I wonder how well it drives that. :confused:

For gaming, this laptop would be easier to lug around than a tower and a display and at higher resolutions you really start needing more GPU power than CPU power, so it may not really be that bad. Is it perfect? probably not... but it's decent for the price. So I would think that it's a decent laptop for what it's designed to do. The only problem is that it's geared towards a particular niché. It's really important to say that this is a desktop replacement, not a laptop. It's something that is "easier to lug around than a tower and a display" and a relatively affordable price for what it can do.

This in no way means that I would like this laptop, but that's only because I don't game as much anymore and my tower that sits at home is perfectly adequate. For someone who is obsessed with their games, it's an alternative.
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