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MAINGEAR Energizes eX-L and ALT Notebooks with Updated Design, Chipset and Graphics

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    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations,has revitalized its notebook line, catering to the diverse needs of on-the-go students, gamers, professionals, and other mobile users. With 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.

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    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 1 GB GDDR3 memory, choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 mobile processor, and the screen options has been updated to offer up to 1920 x 1080 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 16 GB of DDR3 1866 MHz memory and up to 600 GB solid state drives or up to 750 GB 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 32 GB of DDR3 1866 MHz memory and up to 600 GB solid state drive or up to 750 GB 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 MAINGEAR's eX-L 17 features Intel Core i7 2960XM mobile processor optionally overclocked to 4.5 GHz and beyond, graphics options of either the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M or GTX 675M with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, and up to 2 slots for HD space that can fit up to 600 GB solid state drive or up to 750 GB Hybrid SSDs hard drives that 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 120 Hz 3D‐Ready Full HD (1920 x 1080) 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.

    "The updates to these notebooks are an example of MAINGEAR will always be on the forefront of offering the latest design and mobile performance for our customers." said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "With updates to the graphics and the fact that these notebooks will also support the 3rd generation Intel Core processors, PC enthusiasts, students, and gamers can get a spectacular mobile experience combining powerful performance and power savings."

    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. For more information on these notebooks, please visit: www.maingear.com.

    Technical Specification:

    MAINGEAR ALT 15 Highlights:

    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 (2.50 GHz), 8 MB L3 Cache
    Graphics: Switchable GPU with NVIDIA Optimus Technology
    Memory: Expandable up to 16 GB DDR3 1333/1600 MHz
    Hard drive: Up to 600 GB solid state drive or up to 750 GB 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 Highlights:

    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 (2.70/3.7 GHz), 8 MB 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 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz or 16 GB DDR3-1866 MHz
    Hard drive: Up to 600 GB solid state drive or up to 750 GB 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 key (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 module (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 Highlights:

    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 (2.70 GHz), 8 MB L3 Cache
    Graphics: Switchable GPU by NVIDIA Optimus Technology - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M and 675M GPU
    Memory: Expandable up to 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz or 16 GB DDR3-1866 MHz
    Hard drive: Up to 2x 600 GB solid state drive or up to 750 GB 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 (10/100/1000 Mbps)
    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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