Maingear may be experimenting with all-in-one computers, but it is still, first and foremost, a gaming notebook and desktop provider. The Nomad 17 is the latest such product to debut.
Since the Nomad would not be a nomad without the ability to move around freely, the product, naturally, comes in the form of a notebook, not desktop.
The 17 in the name stands for the size of the liquid crystal display panel (LCD): 17.3 inches. In other words, the preferred dimension of gaming laptops.
The specifications are naturally high-tier, and we will get to them in due time, but there is something else we should say first.
Maingear's Nomad 17 is “the only gaming laptop in the industry to have hand-painted premium automotive paint jobs.” There are six colors to select from, but we can't seem to find what they are. Whenever the customize button here
starts working, that detail will come to light.
“The NOMAD 17 is a thing of beauty,” said Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR.
“With a custom automotive paint job and performance parts, this roadster of a machine is quite a work of art, technologically and aesthetically. Quite simply, it is the finest gaming laptop we have ever offered.”
The anti-glare, LED-backlit Full HD display (16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels) gets video from an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M/680M discrete GPU.
Meanwhile, a strong CPU (up to 3rd generation Intel i7-3840QM), with the help of 32 GB dual-channel memory, runs the hardware and software.
The storage, I/O and everything else, save some of the standard connectivity interfaces, are customizable. Just be sure to have $1,599 or more when making the order (1,255-1,599 Euro).
"The 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors are a perfect fit for Maingear's Nomad 17," said Joakim Algstam, gaming segment ecosystem marketing manager at Intel. "Maingear strives to place top tier components in their system, and the great performance and battery life that our solutions deliver make sure that gamers' tough demands are met."