On Monday Maingear announced the launch of the Pulse 17. Weighing in at less than 6lbs. with an incredibly thin form factor, Maingear is lauding the Pulse 17 as the world’s thinnest 17″ gaming notebook.
Equipped with a 2.4 GHz (3.4GHz with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0), a NVidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB of DDR5, a built-in subwoofer and surround sound speakers powered by Sound Blaster Cinema; the Pulse 17 manages to offer strong high quality performance in its portable frame. The Pulse 17 also features fast load times with a RAID 0 Solid State hard drive array boasting speeds over 900MB/s. Gamers can also expect consistent reliable connectivity via the device’s Killer Doubleshot networking optimization over wired and wireless Ethernet, which according to Maingear will provide up to five times better latency and has the power to handle multiple data streams at once. With the Visual Bandwidth Control, users can control what streams are doing with real-time control over bandwidth Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. Users can also rest assured that the notebook will stay cool and quiet with dual fan thermal cooling.
The ultra-thin gaming device also offers impressive style featuring a brushed aluminum shell and backlit keyboard design with copious color options and five pre-set color schemes. Users will also be able to choose between three default chassis designs with Maingear’s M.A.R.C. laser engraving, or submit custom artwork to be etched into a completely unique design.
- Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M
- Display: 17.3″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 – (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
- Processor: Intel® Core i7 4700HQ
- Memory: 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 – 1600Mhz
- Hard Drive: Up to 1TB HDD and 2x 480GBGB Solid State Drive
- Network Adapter: Killer™ Gaming NIC, 802.11n Wireless, optional 802.11ac
- Audio: 2 speakers, 1 sub-woofer
- Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
- Operating System: Genuine Windows® 8 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
- Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
- I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 4 USB 3.0, 2 mini display ports, , 1 RJ-45 LAN
- Dimensions: (W)16.47″ x (H)0.85″ x (D)11.29″
- Price: Starts at $2099
The Pulse 17 is available in good, better, and best configurations; each of which comes with a lifetime labor and phone support with one to three