MAINGEAR REVAMPS ITS MOST POWERFUL GAMING LAPTOPS WITH BRAND NEW DESIGN AND LATEST NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980M GRAPHICS
Custom Gaming PC Builder Updates all MAINGEAR Laptops Including the Ultra High-Performance NOMAD 17 Series with the Powerful NVIDIA 900M Graphics Adapters
Kenilworth, New Jersey – October 7, 2014 – MAINGEAR – award-winning custom gaming PC builder of custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations – today announced the new NOMAD 17 custom gaming laptop as the ultimate solution for high performance gaming on-the-go. The NOMAD 17 boasts top tier mobile hardware such as NVIDIA GTX 970M and 980M series graphics cards and 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 mobile processors encased in a new full aluminum chassis that offers a clean yet bold design.
Games and entertainment just got better with the MAINGEAR NOMAD 17 custom built laptop thanks to the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M series graphics cards. The NOMAD 17 now features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and the GTX 980M, delivering up to twice the gaming performance of the previous GTX 680M. Based on NVIDIA’s® Maxwell™ architecture, the new NOMAD 17 not only offers great gaming performance but is also incredibly power efficient. This beastly custom laptop also takes advantage of NVIDIA’s unique Optimus Technology that further maximizes power savings by dynamically assigning workload as needed to either the built-in Intel® HD Graphics or the dedicated GeForce GPU.
The NOMAD 17 gaming laptop provides top performance with support of the latest 4th generation Intel® I7 mobile processors with 4 cores and 8 threads of hyper-threaded power, with up to a 4.0GHz turbo boosted clock speeds. It will also offer up to 32GB of high speed DDR3-1600MHz memory, and a full array of hard drive options, including support for a blazing fast RAID 0 of 4 M.2 SSD. With Killer E2200 Game Networking adapter, USB 3.0 and 2.0, eSATA, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11ac wireless, HDMI, and mDP out ports, the NOMAD 17 custom laptop doesn’t lack connectivity options, either.
Functionality and Style
The NOMAD 17’s new aesthetics are the perfect mix of style and beauty, featuring hand-painted premium automotive paint options available in six new sexy colors that are offered in matte or custom glossy finish. Functionality mixes with style in the new NOMAD 17 gaming laptop with a fully backlit keyboard, a full HD 1080P 17.3" anti-reflective display, multi-touch trackpad with gesture and scrolling support, as well as dual speakers with a built-in subwoofer. With all this performance, the NOMAD 17 keeps cool with an advanced dual-fan thermal cooling design that ensures stability and performance even under heavy load, all while maintaining minimal noise. Users can change fan speeds on the fly with Cooler Boost manual fan controls.
"MAINGEAR is always ready to adopt the best portable gaming technology from NVIDIA, and we are one of the first to offer the fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU in all of our laptops," said Wallace Santos, MAINGEAR CEO. "The GeForce GTX 980M equipped NOMAD 17 offers the latest Maxwell based architecture and is the perfect fit for all of our customers seeking the ultimate on-the-go gaming experience available."
“MAINGEAR keeps its systems on the bleeding edge of technology and we are excited about the new design for the NOMAD 17,” said Mark Aevermann, senior manager, product marketing, NVIDIA. “The GeForce GTX 980M is the world’s fastest notebook GPU and is loaded with next generation features, making it perfect for a gaming powerhouse like the MAINGEAR NOMAD 17.”
· Processor: Up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4980HQ
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M (6GB) or 980M (8GB)
· Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
· Webcam: 1080p FHD
· Memory: Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR3 - 1600Mhz
· Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
· Hard Drive: Up to 128GB SSD x 4 RAID 0 + 1TB HDD (7200RPM)
· Network Adapter: Killer N1525 2X2 A/C / Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
· Audio: Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Audio HD Audio with speakers
· Media Card Reader: Built in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
· Operating System: Genuine Windows® 8 Home or Professional
· Battery: 9-cell Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
· I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 2 mDP, 6 USB 3.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
· Dimensions: 16.85" (L) x 11.57" (W) x 1.88 (H)
· Weight: 8.59lbs
· MSRP: Starts at $2,099
All MAINGEAR notebooks will be upgraded, including the NOMAD 15, PULSE 17 and PULSE 15, which will offer the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU. All MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime free labor and phone support, with a hardware warranty that ranges from one to three years depending on product. For more information about MAINGEAR's NOMAD 17 gaming laptop, please visit www.maingear.com/nomad17.
An overview video of the newly updated MAINGEAR NOMAD 17 is available at http://bit.ly/1xYlxM4.