Dell may have decided that 11.6 inch gaming laptops aren’t as cool as they once were… but Maingear is ready to pick up where Dell left off when it decided to end the Alienware M11x line of ultraportable gaming rigs.

maingear pulse 11

Engadget reports that Maingear will launch the Pulse 11 notebook on June 3rd with prices starting at $1099.

The laptop will feature an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Ivy Bridge processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT650M graphics, and up to 16GB of DDR3 memory.

The base model will have just 8GB of RAM and a Core i5 processor… but that NVIDIA graphics card has 2GB of dedicated memory, so I don’t think you’ll have problems running most modern video games on the $1099 system.

Maingear is also throwing in HDMI 1.4A, THX audio, and USB 3.0.

The Maingear Pulse 11 may not be the cheapest 11.6 inch ultraportable around. But it might just be the best option for serious gaming on the go.

Update: As The Verge points out, this is a rebranded version of the new Clevo W110ER and it may show up under a few different brand names in the coming months. 

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6 replies on “Maingear set to launch 11.6 inch gaming laptop, carry Dell’s abandoned torchs)”

  1. I’m interested in this mainly because it has an 11.6″ screen and seemingly small bezels. Maybe it’s time to replace my Acer 1410. Does this have Nvidia Optimus?

    1.  Has anyone bought from Maingear or Clevo before? Who’s the ODM? Just wondering how reliable this thing is likely to be.

    2. I’ve been looking to replace my Acer 1810T and this would be great. I’ve been using multiple virtual machines and the quad core option would be great for my tasks. If Nvidia Optimus works well then I’d probably keep the GPU disabled to help with power consumption and heat.

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