Maingear Adds AMD Chip Options to Customizable Nomad 17 Gaming Laptop

Paul Lilly

The Nomad 17 now plays both sides of the fence

So, you're AMD guy or gal, is that it? If you've been losing sleep at night wondering why Maingear's Nomad 17 gaming laptop doesn't have an AMD option, get ready to snooze like a baby tonight. The custom notebook line is now truly customizable, in that you can choose to build around an Intel or AMD foundation. One advantage of going with an AMD configuration is that it's cheaper than the Intel alternatives.

The Nomad 17 is broken down into four baseline configurations labeled "Good,", "Better," "Best," and "Ultra." AMD lays ownership to the Good configuration starting at $1,289. For that, you get an AMD A10-5750 APU with Radeon HD 8970M graphics, 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 RAM, 500GB Seagate solid state hybrid drive, 8X DVD burner, GbE LAN, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 2MP webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit all wrapped in a Nomad 17 "Performance Chassis" with DynAudio sound and backlit keyboard.

"The Nomad 17 now with AMD options answers what our customers have been asking for, performance and affordability wrapped into one powerful and stylish laptop," said Wallace Santos , CEO and founder of Maingear. "We are excited to offer our first AMD based laptop that bears the Maingear name."

Maingear's Nomad 17 with AMD (or Intel) inside is available to customize and order now.

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