MAINGEAR, the makers of custom high-end gaming PCs and notebooks has released a new 17″ model: the eX-L 17. What makes this system so special is that for the first time, you have the choice between NVIDIA and AMD DirectX 11 mobile GPU parts.

The eX-L 17 can be outfitted with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, GeForce GTX480M 2GB, and even an NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M. Like all other MAINGEAR systems, you get a choice of Intel CPUs, RAM, and hard drive configurations (including SSDs).

USB 3.0 is also available, but only if you get the GTX480M model… so more incentive to dive into NVIDIA’s latest mobile GPU.

Go check out MAINGEAR and configure your own system to meet your needs.

MAINGEAR Launches New 17" eX-L 17 Notebook Featuring NVIDIA GTX480M - Mobile 2
MAINGEAR’s eX-L 17 features the Intel® CoreTM i5 and i7 mobile processors, ATI® Mobility RadeonTM HD 5870 with 1 GB of dedicated memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX480M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 2800M featuring the NVIDIA ®CUDATM Architecture 38-bit color accuracy for creative professionals. The eX-L 17 has full vibrant 1080p resolution all on a glare-free full LED backlit display (1920x 1080) that comes with a dead pixel warranty.
The eX-L 17 is a perfect combination of functionality and design with built-in biometrics security via fingerprint reader for security, touch sensitive hotkeys for executing customizable macros and applications, and five different MAINGEAR’s M.A.R.C. laser engraving to choose from that offers a clean and elegant design.

“The launch of the eX-L 17 reiterates the passion and commitment we have for our customers: choice.” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR.  “With the multitude of options available on this notebook, we are offering the performance and quality of our outstanding desktops in the convenience of mobility.”

“MAINGEAR’s eX-L17 notebook goes hand in hand with Intel’s Core i7 mobile processor and Intel Turbo Boost technology,” said Greg Baur, Director of Sales, CESG East, Intel Americas Inc.  “MAINGEAR understands users that need accelerated performance for demanding applications prefer the Intel Core 2010 processor family , and we’re pleased to provide MAINGEAR as well as their customers with this solid solution.”

Technical Specification:

  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 480M, NVIDIA® Quadro FX 2800M, ATI Mobility Radeon® HD 5870
  • Display: 17.3″ Full HD  1920 x 1080 – (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
  • Processor: Up to Intel® Core i7 820QM
  • Memory: Up to 8GB 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 512GB Solid State Drive or 750GB 5400RPM SATA 2.5
  • Network Adapter: Integrated b/g/n wireless
  • Audio: Integrated High-Definition Audio
  • 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® 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 1 DVI-I out, 4 USB 3.0*, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire, 1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
  • Dimensions: (W)16.25″ x (H)1.75″ x (D)10.75″
  • Price:  Starts at $1,899
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 eX-L 17 notebook, click MAINGEAR eX-L 17.