MainGear Adds AMD Option to the Nomad 17 Custom Gaming Laptop

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MainGear has announced the addition of AMD processor and graphics card configurations for its Nomad 17 custom gaming laptop. The Nomad 17 will be the first MainGear notebook to feature AMD options.

The Nomad 17 is a custom built gaming laptop that has previously been available with a 2.3 to 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7 processor with a 6MB Cache, up to 32GB of DDR3-1600MGz memory, and a choice between an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M 4GB GGDR5 or GTX 675M. Processor and graphics card configurations will now expand to include an optional AMD A10-5750 Processor as well as an AND Radeon HD 8970M 2GB GDDR5 graphics card. Users can select hard drive options including a full size SSD with up to 1TB of storage and optional RAID 0 and 1 arrays. Corsair memory is available at 8GB, or users can opt for up to 32GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM. The Nomad 17 weighs about 8.4 pounds, measures 2.1 inches thick, and features a 17-inch Full HD anti-reflective display with a resolution of 129 ppi.

Prices for the MainGear Nomad 17 custom gaming laptop start at $1,289, making it an affordable option for a gaming notebook.

Nomad 17 Technical Specifications:

  • Processor: AMD A10-5750 Processor
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 8970M 2GB GDDR5
  • Display: 17.3″ Full HD  1920 x 1080 – (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
  • Memory: Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR5 – 1600Mhz
  • Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Hard Drive: Up to 1TB Solid State Drive or dual 750GB 7200RPM SATA 2.5
  • Network Adapter: Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Optional: optional 802.11ac wireless
  • 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 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Battery: 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)16.85″ x (H)2.17″ x (D)11.34″
  • Price:  Starts at $1,289



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