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Maingear Titan 17 laptop revealed with Core i7 990X

Posted on Tuesday, March 01 2011 @ 15:41:33 CET by

Maingear has two new laptop configurations for you. First up is the new Titan 17 with Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485 dual-GPU graphics, 802.11n WiFi and a 17.3" Full HD LED-backlit screen. Prices start at $2,799.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, is now adding the TITAN 17 high performance desktop replacement solution to their product line and is unmatched in its class for PC gamers who want to harness desktop-like power wherever they go and creative professionals that can work on site with no loss in productivity.

The TITAN 17 features the fastest performing processor on the planet - the Intel® Core™ i7 990X Extreme Edition. With fast, intelligent multi-core technology that accelerates performance to match your workload, it delivers an incredible breakthrough in gaming performance. For both gamers and demanding users, the Titan 17 capitalizes on a dramatic leap forward in processing technology to provide all the power you need for even the most advanced games and applications.

To experience the fastest performance and visually-stunning graphics, the TITAN 17 utilizes a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 485M, combining the power of DirectX 11 and NVIDIA® PhysX® technologies. The 485M can also be configured in SLI offering up to 2 x performances scaling on today’s hottest games. Take your game up a notch and connect your notebook to an NVIDIA® 3D Vision™-ready display for an immersive gaming experience. The TITAN lets you play games the way they’re meant to be played without having to worry if your video card is up to the task. Yes, it can play Crysis 2 and it’s all beautifully displayed with its breath-taking 17.3” full 1080P HD LED-backlit display.

You never have to compromise with the TITAN 17. This powerhouse notebook comes with up to 12GB of DDR3 memory, two hardwired USB 3.0 ports, up to three SSD or SATA HDD’s with hardware RAID support, and even when fully loaded it keeps the option for an optical drive. With up to five times faster wireless performance with the Bigfoot Network’s Killer Wireless-N 1102, the TITAN 17 truly lives up to its namesake.

Technical Specification:
  • Video Card: up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 485M SLI with 2GB GDDR5
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit with Super Clear Anti-Glare Type Screen
  • Processor: Up to Intel® Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Desktop Processor
  • Memory: Up to 12GB 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 3x 485GB Solid State Drive or 750GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5
  • Network Adapter: Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1102 supports 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Audio: Built-in High-Definition Audio
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 3-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: Removable Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack (8 cell)
  • I/O Ports: 1-HDMI out, 1-DVI-I out, 2-USB 3.0, 3-USB 2.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1-S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11 , 1-eSATA Port
  • Security: Kensington Lock and fingerprint reader
  • Dimensions: (W)16.5" x (H)2.2" x (D)11.3", 12.13 LBs with battery pack
  • Price: Starts at $2,799

    “The MAINGEAR TITAN 17 offers it all; the best of a desktop in a mobile form factor.” Said Wallace Santos, CEO and Co-founder of MAINGEAR Computers. “With the power of the latest Intel Core I 7 Extreme Edition desktop processor, dual GPUs and high performance wireless, this system lives up to its name to give our customers the best PC experience they have come to expect from MAINGEAR.”

    “Equipped with Bigfoot Networks’ new Killer™ Wireless-N Wi-Fi® adapter, the TITAN 17 notebook delivers the ultimate combination of network speed, intelligence and control to power the latest applications like online games, HD video and high-quality audio,” said Michael Cubbage, Vice President and founder at Bigfoot Networks. “We are pleased to support MAINGEAR in offering a winning solution to customers.”

  • Next is an updated Quantum SHIFT, this PC series is now available with the new Intel Xeon X5687 and X5690 processors.
    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates the Quantum Shift with the new Intel® Xeon® X5687 and X5690 processors delivering enhanced, energy-efficient performance for content creation applications.

    The MAINGEAR QUANTUM SHIFT is packed with the new Xeon X5687 and X5690 processors with speeds up to 3.86GHz delivers an expert workbench experience. Designed with two intelligent processors for content creation, visualization, and simulation, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series enables up to 38% improvement in performance for digital content creation and advanced workflow. Featuring up to 12 processing cores that can monitor demand and intelligently adapt performance to fit your workflow needs, helping you design, model, create, and visualize faster, these processors provide the performance you need, when you need it, and energy efficiency when you don't.

    Combined with NVIDIA GeForce Quadro series cards, creative professionals can take digital content creation to a whole new level where creative professionals can enjoy faster video transcoding and image rendering. Whether you’re a filmmaker working on the next Oscar winning movie, or working on the next hot video game title, the QUANTUM SHIFT provides the performance you need where and when it matters most.

    “The new Intel Xeon 5600 series is a great addition to the MAINGEAR Quantum SHIFT,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. “It brings an unprecedented amount of professional power to the table, and allows creative professional to get more done in a short amount of time.”



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