MAINGEAR mX-L 15 Core i5/i7 notebook outed

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.

There's also up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, a range of HDD and SSD storage and a 2-megapixel webcam.  Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n and an eSATA port, along with the usual bevy of USB ports, and MAINGEAR have even managed to squeeze in a separate numeric keypad; the touchpad, meanwhile, supports multitouch gestures.

A DVD burner and biometric fingerprint reader round out the main specs.  MAINGEAR say the mX-L 15 starts off at $999, but having played with the online configurator a little, it's all too easy to crank that up to just shy of $2k once you start throwing high-speed Core i7 CPUs and SSDs at the notebook.

Press Release:

MAINGEAR Launches New mX-L 15 Multimedia Notebook

Sleek laptop delivers powerful mobile computing performance in a sophisticated design

Union, New Jersey – March 3, 2009 – MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, unveils the new mX-L 15 multimedia notebook, a sophisticated mobile computing solution that gives consumers affordably powerful performance in a sleek design starting at $999.

Processing Power – mX-L 15 features the all new Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 mobile processors that boast a combination of fast cache, Turbo Boost Technology, and Hyper-Threading for faster multi-tasking and multimedia. Coupled with an integrated memory controller and dual channel DDR3 memory, the mX-L 15 delvers a silky smooth computing experience.

Vivid Graphics – mX-L 15 features ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics to give you a visual feast of high definition media and gaming on the vibrant, LED-backlit 15.6″ widescreen display at resolutions up to 1600×900. You'll get a clean, crisp image whether you're working in Excel, surfing the web, or watching high definition movies.

Connectivity, Security, and Expandability– With wireless 802.11b/g/n technology, you get the fastest, most secure wireless experience. Coupled with an integrated fingerprint reader and you can be assured that your system is locked down from unwanted guests. A 2.0MP camera provides for easy tele-conference and is compatible with popular software like Skype. And don't worry about running out of space on the mX-L. An e-SATA connection will enable you to connect external hard drives at speeds that match your internal storage.

Solid-State Hard Drives– Configurable with solid-state hard drives, the mX-L 15 eliminates moving parts, noise, slow boot times, and heat while drastically improving reliability so your data is kept safe and secure.

Sleek Design – The mX-L packs all these features and power into a package that is thin, aesthetically pleasing, and devoid of any unnecessary design aspects. The mX-L even features a full numeric keypad usually only found in larger, 17″ notebooks and a multi-touch and gesture touchpad that allows users to zoom in and out and scroll through web pages quickly.

Consumers can purchase the mX-L 15 at MAINGEAR's Web site or order by phone at (888-MAINGEAR). The base price for the mX-L 15 is $999 and comes with MAINGEAR's premium Lifetime Labor and Phone Support with a 1 year hardware warranty and is backed by the best in-house support team in the country.