|Product||Maingear Nomad 17||Toshiba Qosmio X875||Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus||Alienware 14 (Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GTX765M)|
|Price||$2,099.00||$1,776.53||$1,299.99 to $1,540.91||MSRP: $1,799.99|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||5 stars||5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
A hefty investment if nicely configured, the Maingear Nomad 17 delivers for serious gaming, although the look may not be for everyone.
We have yet to see a truly great gaming laptop built from the ground up with Windows 8 in mind, but the 17-inch Toshiba Qosmio X875 can be configured into a powerful, reasonably priced mainstream gaming machine.
If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment.
Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.
|Product Description|| |
- 17.3 in - Core i7 3610QM
Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7390 - 17.3 in - Core i7 i7-3630QM - Windows 8 - 16 GB RAM - 1 TB Hybrid Drive + 1 TB HDD - with NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Kit
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 14 in - 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 750 GB HDD
Intel Core i7 3610QM / 2.3 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel Core i7 3 i7-3630QM / 2.4 GHz ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5
Intel 4th gen Core i7 4700MQ
17.3 in 1920x1080
17.3 in Yes LED backlight TruBrite 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13 in 3200 x 1800
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M - 3 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Intel HD 4400
nVidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2GB GDDR5 - 2 GB
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