Maingear announced what they’re claiming to be the world’s most powerful gaming notebook and considering its feature set I’m not arguing.  Under the hood of the eX-L 18 Notebook you can max out the specs with a 2.53Ghz Intel Core 2 Extreme X9300 quad processor with an Intel MCP79 chipset, up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and 3x 2.5-inch SATA or SSD drives with a RAID configuration.  To keep things in check with its engine, Maingear has also tossed in a 3 megapixel webcam, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 7-in-1 media card reader, a DVD or Blu-ray player and an 18.4-inch LCD display with a 1920×1080 resolution.

Of course with all this power comes some sacrifices.  It weighs 9.5lbs and starts at $2,999.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."