Pros

  • Flexible audio setup
  • Superior gaming performance

Cons

  • Limited battery life
  • Heavy for its class

At A Glance

Maingear ships a heavy, but attractive, 15-inch gaming notebook with superb performance in leading-edge games.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.maingear.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • DVI (dual link)
  • HDMI
Audio Interfaces RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.8 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 2.0 inches
Weight 7.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Subwoofer
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 142.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:52   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 161.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 156.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 250.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 200.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 216.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 186.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 134.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 134.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 132.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 117.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 106.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 68.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 116.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 119.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 104.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 126.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 121.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 72.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 149.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 149.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 140.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 71.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 61.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 48.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 30.8   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.7   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.8   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 220.0