What's bigger than a Maingear eX-L 15 laptop but smaller than a Maingear eX-L 18? If you said a Maingear eX-L 16 you'd be dead wrong, but if you said a Maingear eX-L 17 you'd have amazingly guessed the name of the company's latest gaming laptop. As you can see, this 17-incher sticks pretty close to the company's other laptops in terms of appearance, and Maingear is also unsurprisingly claiming that it offers the "most powerful components ever assembled into a 17-inch notebook." That includes your choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, NVIDIA GeForce GTX480M, or Quadro FX 2800M graphics, up to 8GB of dual channel DDR3 RAM, a max 750GB hard drive or 512GB SSD and, of course, your choice of laser engraving options on the lid. Also like Maingear's other laptops, this one doesn't exactly come cheap -- configurations start at $1,899.
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MAINGEAR HITS THE IGNITION WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE eX-L 17 CUSTOM NOTEBOOK

Kenilworth, New Jersey - June 23, 2010 - MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, is now adding a 17" high performance notebook solution to their product line. With support for the Intel® CoreTM 2010 mobile processors and NVIDIA® and ATI® graphics, PC gamers will be able to harness desktop-like power wherever they go, while creative professionals will be able to work on site with no loss in productivity.

MAINGEAR's eX-L 17 features the Intel® CoreTM i5 and i7 mobile processors, ATI® Mobility RadeonTM HD 5870 with 1 GB of dedicated memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX480M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 2800M featuring the NVIDIA ®CUDATM Architecture 38‐bit color accuracy for creative professionals. The eX-L 17 has full vibrant 1080p resolution all on a glare-free full LED backlit display (1920x 1080) that comes with a dead pixel warranty.

The eX-L 17 is a perfect combination of functionality and design with built-in biometrics security via fingerprint reader for security, touch sensitive hotkeys for executing customizable macros and applications, and five different MAINGEAR's M.A.R.C. laser engraving to choose from that offers a clean and elegant design.

"The launch of the eX-L 17 reiterates the passion and commitment we have for our customers: choice." said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "With the multitude of options available on this notebook, we are offering the performance and quality of our outstanding desktops in the convenience of mobility."

"MAINGEAR's eX-L17 notebook goes hand in hand with Intel's Core i7 mobile processor and Intel Turbo Boost technology," said Greg Baur, Director of Sales, CESG East, Intel Americas Inc. "MAINGEAR understands users that need accelerated performance for demanding applications prefer the Intel Core 2010 processor family , and we're pleased to provide MAINGEAR as well as their customers with this solid solution."

Technical Specification:

Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 480M, NVIDIA® Quadro FX 2800M, ATI Mobility Radeon® HD 5870
Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
Processor: Up to Intel® Core i7 820QM
Memory: Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 - 1333Mhz
Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
Hard Drive: Up to 512GB Solid State Drive or 750GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5
Network Adapter: Integrated b/g/n wireless
Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio
Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 4 USB 3.0*, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
Dimensions: (W)16.25" x (H)1.75" x (D)10.75"
Price: Starts at $1,899

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 eX-L 17 notebook, click MAINGEAR eX-L 17 .

*USB3.0 is only available with GeForce® GTX 480M

About MAINGEAR
MAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers. Each system is hand crafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality, and has won multiple Editors' Choice awards from publications such as Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more. With a passion to build the best high performance computers, MAINGEAR will continue to set the standard among system builders. MAINGEAR's expert team custom builds and supports all products in the United States. For more information visit: http://www.maingear.com/