Maingear is now offering a thin and light notebook aimed at gamers. The Maingear Pulse 15 has a high-resolution 15.6 inch display, an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA graphics but the notebook measures just 0.75 inches thick and weighs about 4 pounds.

Those specs don’t come cheap though: prices start at $2199.

If all of that sounds kind of familiar, that’s because the Maingear Pulse 15 seems to be pretty much the same laptop as the Origin EVO15-S. It just has a different name slapped on it.

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The Maingear Pulse 15 features a 2880 x 1620 pixel display, an Intel Core i7-4710HQ Haswell processor, and NVIDiA GeForce GTX 870M graphics.

It has a 1TB hard drive and a 128GB solid state drive, 2.1 channel speakers, and a 5400mAh battery. The notebook comes with an external DVD burner although you can save a few bucks by opting for no optical disc drive.

The Windows laptop is also available with additional options including larger SSDs and an external Blu-ray burner. The notebook is also available in a variety of colors — but anything other than black brushed aluminum will cost you at least $199 extra.

via Tom’s Hardware

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6 replies on “Maingear Pulse 15 is a thin, light, and expensive gaming laptop”

  1. Isn’t a 15″ gaming rig getting kind of outside the scope of liliputing?

  2. I guess they want to butt in on the success of Razer’s 2014 Blade… even matching the price exactly.

    But this is a plastic clunker with questionable design, compared to Razer’s monobloc aluminum case.
    This thing also has a less than useful resolution, as you can’t use it in either 1600×900 or 1080p resolution without scaling. (Razer’s 3200×1800 goes to 1600×900 on a 14″ display without scaling and at that size, the resolution just suffices for games. I’d hate to go lower than that or worse, suffer scaling artifacts.

    Who really wants to play in 1440×810 resolution on a 15″ laptop, cause the GTX 870 is certainly not going to push the full resolution in recent games.

    Anyway, this would make fine sense if it was cheaper for being plastic with a less optimal display choice. I hate to pan it, cause competition is the only thing that will give us advances, but this thing needs to be more around $1700 to fly.

    1. Actually this one isn’t, it’s MSI. Clevo have been losing out in the extremely thin space. I think this model is actually the “GS60 2PE GHOST PRO 3K EDITION” seen here:

      However the thing that’s been bugging me is MSI very rarely fit large batteries in their laptops, 50Wh seems to be the norm unless you decide against optical drives and 2.5″ HDDs (Why would I choose those over battery life?!) in which case they’ll fill the extra space and bump you to 70Wh

      1. You are right, Do you know if they sell a barebones version of this somewhere. All I can find are populated already.

        Thanks for the info.

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