Maingear Intros New Mid-range Gaming Laptops

Specifications for the two notebooks are largely the same (apart from the differing displays, obvious), with both the Alt-15 (15.6-inch display) and Alt-17 (17.3-inch display) packing an Nvidia GeForce GT 425M GPU with 1GB GDDR3 memory; a choice of either Intel's Core i5 or i7 CPU; a 1920x1080 16:9 HD display resolution; up to 8GB of DDR3 1066MHZ RAM; up to 512GB of SSD storage or up to 500GB of hybrid storage; USB x 4 (1 x USB 3.0 and 3 x USB 2.0); Bluray; integrated b/g/n wireless; HDMI; 3-in-1 card reader; and an integrated webcam. Additional features include Kensington locks along with biometric security via a fingerprint reader, as well as touch sensitive hotkeys for executing customizable macros and applications. The Alt-17 also features a full-sized keyboard complete with numpad.

Base prices for two Alt-15 and Alt-17 start at $1,049 and $1,099 respectively. Hit up Maingear to start customizing and jack those prices up to a $3,247 (for the 8GB, Core i7 Alt-15 with 512GB SSD) and $3,297 (for the Alt-17 packing 8GB of RAM, Core i7 and 512GB SSD).

Source: MainGear via HotHardware

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  • jskilnyk
    Thats great! More competition for the other manufacturer. However, there is nothing mid-ranger about their prices though.
  • theshonen8899
    Not sure what the rage is with gaming laptops. Seems like too much of an investment for something so fragile and hard to repair :\
  • killbits
    uhh, geforce 425m is a piece of SH*T card- these can barely be called gaming laptops with that graphics card in them.

    i went to and put together the exact same hardware configuration (4gb ddr3, 500gb 7200rpm hdd, i7 640m, blu-ray) except with a geforce 460m and it turned out $120 cheaper for a 15" with 1920x1080 display. also maingear doesn't seem to have the option to ship the laptop without an operating system.

    I'm in the market for a new laptop, about $1500, and im not even remotely interested in these maingear machines.