Maingear seems to be trying to harness as many customer demographics as possible, from serious gamers to creative pros. The eX-L 17 allows for a ton of high-end customizable specs, including three graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M, or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. External designs run from a simple black chassis to fancy flourishes and other unusual patterns.
Some of other useful extras include a biometric fingerprint reader and standout features like four USB 3.0 ports, but here's what really important to choose from inside this notebook:
- 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD LED-backlit widescreen display (1,920 x 1,080 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio)
- Windows 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate OS
- Up to Intel Core i7 820QM processor
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel RAM
- Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo DVD optical drive
- Up to 750GB HDD or 512GB SSD
- 7-in-1 Media Card Reader
- Connectivity: Four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI-I, FireWire, S/PDIF, RJ-11
- Dimensions: 16.25- x 1.75- x 10.75-inches
This behemoth of a laptop won't be cheap either, starting at $1,899.