Thin. Light. Sexy. These are three adjectives boutique system builder Maingear is using to describe its latest laptop, the Pulse 17, though it's not an Ultrabook (Intel) or an ultra-thin (AMD). So what is? The Pulse 17 is a full-fledged gaming notebook that pairs Intel's 4th Generation Core processor family (Haswell) with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 765M GPU in a package that weighs less than 6 pounds.
Maingear claims the Pulse 17 is the world's thinnest gaming laptop. It measures just 0.85 inches thick, along with 16.47 inches (W) by 11.29 inches (D). That's big enough for a 17.3-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) LED-backlit display, plus a whole lot of gaming goodness.
There are "Good," "Better," and "Best" configurations to choose from. Pricing starts at $2,099 and includes an Intel Core i7 4700HQ processor, GeForce GTX 765M GPU, 16GB of DDR3-1600 memory, up to 1TB of hard drive storage and up to two 480GB solid state drives, Killer Gaming NIC (802.11ac optional), 7-in-1 media card reader, built-in 2.1 speakers, HDMI output, four USB 3.0 ports, two mini DisplayPorts, GbE LAN, and various flavors of Windows 8.
Maingear's Pulse 17 is available to configure and order now.