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MAINGEAR eX-L 18 Claims World’s Most Powerful Gaming Notebook


US-based PC manufacturer MAINGEAR recently unveiled their latest eX-L 18 gaming notebook which claims to be the world’s most powerful. And its not hard to know why. The beast has an 18.4-inch screen that supports 1080p resolution, is equipped with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs with NVIDIA SLI technology, dual-channel DDR3 memory and Intel® Core 2 Duo (or Extreme) processor depending on the configurations you want.

Union, New Jersey – July 23, 2009 – MAINGEAR Computers has announced the world’s most powerful desktop replacement notebook, the eX-L 18. Featuring dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M graphics processing units (GPUs) with NVIDIA SLI technology, the eX-L 18 brings your games and multimedia to life with brilliant 3D graphics and movies in 1080p HD resolution. With powerful Intel Core 2 mobile processors, eX-L 18 delivers breakthrough multi-core performance and dual-channel DDR3 memory.

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280M GPUs are the fastest GeForce notebook GPUs ever. Built-in support for NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology enables a new world of ultra realistic gaming effects from lifelike explosions to natural water. When you’re not gaming, NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology offers breakthrough performance in compute-intensive tasks like video transcoding and photo editing, delivering up to 10x faster performance compared to traditional CPUs. Watch high-definition videos come alive with sharp images and vibrant colors supported by NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology, which enables extended battery life so you never miss a scene.

The eX-L 18 is chock full of expansion potential, with up to 3 2.5″ SATA or SSD drives configurable in RAID formations. eSATA, HDMI, USB 2.0, and FireWire ensure that you can use the eX-L 18 just like you would a desktop and without compromise. Additional features include a 3-megapixel video camera provides high definition video conferencing, and a full sized keyboard with a number pad, and programmable gaming buttons.

The eX-L 18 also features MAINGEAR’s M.A.R.C. custom laser etching technology. Customers can upload the image or logo of their choice and MAINGEAR will customize your notebook to specifically fit your personal style or corporate brand. The base price US$2,999. eX-L 18 comes standard with MAINGEAR’s standard 14 month warranty.


– Windows Vista Home Premium (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
– Windows Vista Ultimate (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

– Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz x 2)
– Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.8GHz x 2)
– Intel® Core 2 Extreme Processor X9300 (2.53GHz x 4) 45w

– PM45/ICH9-M platform

– Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

Standard dual GPU Graphics Cards
-Dual 1GB (2GB Total) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280m in SLI

– Video in: Integrated HD TV (ATSC) Tuner (Coaxial) – Optional
– Video/TV out: One HDMI 1.3b Connector
– Video/TV out: One VGA Connector
– 3 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports
– 1 IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
– ExpressCard Slot
– 1 E-SATA port
– 7-in-1 Media card reader (SD/MS/MSPRO/RS-MMC/MMC)

– 7200 RPM; up to 500gbGB SATA
– Solid State Drive; 80GB SATA
– 7,200 RPM; up to 1.5TB SATA (3 x 500GB) dual raid 0 Hard Drives

– Internal Intel WiFi Link 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N
– Integrated Bluetooth 2.1

– High-Definition Digital Audio
– Integrated 4 Channel Support
– Up to 7.1 Support through Digital Out
– Connectivity – Auto-sensing headphone and microphone jack, TOSlink Digital Out Optical Audio

– Height: 1.7 inches
– Width: 15.65 inches
– Depth: 11.80 inches
– Weight: 9.5lbs

– 12 Cell Lithium-ION Battery

LCD Panel
– 18.4-inch Widescreen (1920 x 1080)

Keyboard and Touchpad
– Full size illuminated keyboard w/ separate numeric pad
– Full size touchpad w/ scroll functionality
– Instant access buttons include: Internet, E-Mail, Windows Media Player, Power DVD, Play/Pause, Skip Forward, Skip Backward

Source: MAINGEAR via Engadget

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