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Portability, paint and power come at a hefty price

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Maingear’s Pulse 17 is a powerful and gorgeous laptop, crammed full of high-end specs and wrapped up in a sports car shell. The only downside is that you’ll be shelling out the better part of three grand just to get one on your desk.

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    9.6
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    5.7
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    9.0
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    8.0
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    8.0
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8.0
Engadget Jan 23, 2014

Maingear’s Pulse 17 is a powerful and gorgeous laptop, crammed full of high-end specs and wrapped up in a sports car shell. The only downside is that you’ll be shelling out the better part of three grand just to get one on your desk.

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9.0
Kotaku Feb 20, 2014

... while its power and slender frame are matched by similar systems on the market, Maingear's customization options and customer service give it a definite edge on the competition. Before you could have a thin, powerful gaming laptop. Now you can have your thin, powerful gaming laptop.

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6.0
Stuff Mar 27, 2014

The Pulse 17’s eye-catching hue and robust finish are likely to turn heads, and the choice of components makes it a formidable games machine that will keep up with the demands of the big PC games for longer than most.

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SlashGear Nov 4, 2013

Under the hood, the Pulse 17 runs an Intel Core i7 4700HQ mobile processor that can be boosted from 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz via Intel Turbo Boost 2.0. Graphics come by way of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with a couple gigabytes of video memory.

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