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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Maingear Pulse 17 review: portability, paint and power come at a hefty price

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.

Pros
  • Powerful
  • Thin chassis makes it more portable than other 17-inch gaming laptops
  • Great display and sound
Cons
  • Sportscar finish is an expensive add-on
  • Weak backlight
  • Soft keyboard
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Design and form factor

87
 

Durability

80
 

Speed and features

80
 

Display

87
 

Portability (size / weight)

87
 

Battery life

50
 

Expandability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
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Critic

87
 

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93
 
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