Maingear Nomad 15 gaming laptop series starts at $1,549

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 13 2012 @ 16:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Maingear introduces the Nomad 15, a new 15.5" gaming laptop series that can be configured to your wishes. Pricing starts at $1,549 and with the Intel Core i7 3740QM, GeForce GTX 670M, 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1300 and a 750GB 7200RPM HDD. The screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, if you have enough cash to blow you can upgrade the processor up to the Intel Core i7-3840QM, video card to 680M, memory up to 32GB, etc. Full details in the PR below.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations is adding the new NOMAD 15 custom gaming notebook mobile solution to its product lineup for PC gamers to tackle on their favorite PC games with the latest mobile hardware such as 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to NVIDIA GTX 680M graphics.

Dominate with Mobile Destruction
This 15-inch gaming dynamo comes stocked with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670M, upgradeable to the GeForce GTX 675MX, 675MX, or GTX 680M; all taking advantage of NVIDIA's Kepler architecture and NVIDIA's unique Optimus Technology that gives maximizes power savings by dynamically assigning workload to either the built-in Intel HD Graphics or the GeForce GPU. Gamers can also overclock their GPU with a touch of a button on the system that increases performance by up to 8%.

The NOMAD 15 gaming laptop supports 3rd generation Intel quad-core processors up to 3.8 GHz for blazing performance and offers intense gaming with maximum battery life, up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz RAM, and a full array of hard drive support including full size SSDs, and RAID 0 and 1 SuperRAID, which utilizes dual mSATA (up to 512 GB total) drives in a single bay. For those looking for faster boot up without the hassle or cost of a dedicated SSD, there is also an SSD caching option that works automatically with your mechanical drive for faster load times and disk-intensive tasks.

Connected, Quiet and Cool
The NOMAD 15 also delivers best-in-class network connectivity with Killer Networks "DoubleShot" technology, the combination of their Killer E2200 LAN and 1202 Wireless to game with less lag and make it quite possibly THE fastest gaming laptop in its category. Gamers do not have to worry about excess heat while having all of their settings cranked up, keeping the laptop cool is accomplished by an efficient and quiet design using a larger, single omni-directional blower fan and dual heat pipe and heat sink system, minimizing the noise and increasing the efficiency over other designs that utilize two smaller and louder blowers.

The NOMAD 15 comes with a fully backlit keyboard, a full HD 1080P 15" matte display, multi-touch trackpad with gesture and scrolling support, USB 3.0, 2.0, eSATA, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11n, HDMI, and VGA out ports and dual speakers with a built-in subwoofer so gamers can hear every sneak attack. These qualities put the Nomad line at the top of the heap in the race to be the best gaming laptop 2012 has seen.

Like its big brother the Nomad 17, the Nomad 15 is the only gaming laptop in the industry to offer hand-painted premium automotive paint jobs, free of charge on most configurations. MAINGEAR's combination of the best talent, equipment, paint, and dedication to make its products beautiful can be seen on all of their painted systems. Gamers can select one of the eight sexy glossy colors available that match their color palette or request a special color that will make heads turn at their next LAN party.

"3rd generation Intel Core mobile processors deliver the performance that mobile gamers crave." Said Joakim Algstam, Notebook Gaming Segment Product Manager for Intel Corporation. "Intel's great mobile performance and MAINGEAR's Nomad 15 are a great combination for hardcore gamers."

"GPU selection is the most important decision a gamer can make in building out their system, and Maingear offers three killer Kepler-based GPUs in its Nomad 15," said Brian Choi, senior product manager for notebook GPUS at NVIDIA. "GeForce GPUs offer great performance and cutting edge gaming technology, the battery life you need for portability."

"Hot new colors, sleek design top of the line mobile parts, the Nomad 15 is one of the best 15-inch mobile gaming units we have launched to date," said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR. "Those points along with a great entry level price will make this gaming system a no brainer choice for anyone looking to hop from console gaming to PC gaming."

Technical Specification:
  • Processor: Up to 3rd generation Intel i7-3840QM
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M, 670MX, 675MX, or 680M with one-touch MAINGEAR Redline GPU overclocking
  • Display: 15.5" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
  • Memory: Up to 32 GB Dual Channel DDR3 - 1600 MHz
  • Optical Drive: Up to 4X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Hard Drive: Up to dual 256 GB mSATA RAID 0 (512 GB total) Solid State Drive or dual 750 GB 7200 RPM SATA 2.5
  • Network Adapter: Killer Networks "DoubleShot" - E2200 LAN (standard) + 1202 Wireless (optional)
  • Audio: THX TruStudio Pro Integrated High-Definition Audio HD Audio with speakers by DynAudio
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: 9-cell Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
  • Dimensions: (W) 15.59" x (H) 2.17" x (D) 10.59"
  • Price: Starts at $1,549 with Intel Core i7 3740QM, GeForce GTX 670MX, 8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600, and 750 GB 7200rpm HDD.

    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 NOMAD 15 gaming notebook, visit:
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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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