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).