MAINGEAR's eX-L 15 notebook is eight months old, so the company has dragged it back into the lab and given it an upgrade-style polish. The new version packs the latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors, while out goes the eX-L 15's original GeForce GTX 260m graphics, to be replaced by the newer ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GPU paired with some different display resolution options.
The job of a high-spec PC manufacturer is never done; just when you think your crazy gaming desktop is done and dusted, there are new processors to be slotted inside. MAINGEAR have announced an update to their SHIFT "everyday super computer", using Intel's new Core i7-980X 3.33GHz hexacore CPU. That goes into the mixture with Crucial's RealSSD C300 - hooked up to a SATA 6G connection, naturally - and USB 3.0.
MAINGEAR have pushed their latest notebook out the door, and it's targeted not only at the gamers that make up the company's usual audience but multimedia-lovers too. The MAINGEAR mX-L 15 packs Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors along with ATI Radeon Mobility 4570 512MB graphics, with a choice of 15.6-inch 1355 x 768 or 1600 x 900 LED-backlit display.
When companies like ASUS are reasonably legitimately launching desktop supercomputers, describing your performance PC as a "personal supercomputer" seems like asking for trouble. Still, that's how Maingear are referring to their latest desktop, the SHIFT, packing as it does a choice of Intel Core i7 processor, stacks of DDR3-1600 memory, Asetek liquid-cooling and a choice of up to six regular hard-drives or twelve SSDs.
It'll come as little to no surprise that, with the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 video cards fresh on the scene, gaming PC manufacturers are already updating their wares to include the DirectX 11 capable GPU. Maingear is one of the first into the SlashGear inbox, with their Ephex, F131, Prelude, and X-Cube systems all getting friendly with AMD's newest graphics card.