Boutique system builder Maingear has announced a new 15-inch gaming notebook. Available in four different prosaically named pre-configured flavors, the Vybe 15 is the company’s maiden “quick ship mobile solution,” which means that all orders will be shipped out to customers within 24-48 hours of being confirmed. But we know that you are more interested in the Vybe 15’s specs more than anything else, so just hit the jump for a look inside Maingear’s latest notebook.
Falcon Northwest maintains a strong reputation among PC enthusiasts. Part of the way the company keeps its focus is by offering a limited number of products; when it comes to Falcon Northwest desktops, you've the Talon, the FragBox, and the Mach V, but that's it -- or, at least it was until today. The new Tiki desktop is a slim and slender compact PC that's 40 percent smaller than the already diminutive FragBox, but it can still pack a wallop component-wise. Plus, it comes with a solid 6 lb. granite base to keep the tower sitting firm and pretty.
Low-cost PC manufacturers may be nervous about the touchscreen-friendly nature of Windows 8, but top-notch boutique PC builders ain't sweating Intel's Ivy Bridge launch. Over the weekend, a bevy of the biggest boutique names out there announced that the third-gen Core procs are now gracing the internals of several desktop offerings. Maingear even went so far as to roll out a whole new PC and announced a redesigned case for one of its best known builds.
Most notebooks that are capable of pulling off a true frag fest on the run are portable in name only, being heavy-duty 15- to 17-inch monsters with battery lives briefer than butterfly's lives. To make mobile matters worse, Alienware recently announced that its M11x is being put out to pasture. Fear not, traveling gamers: all is not lost. Maingear is, well, gearing up a new 11-inch gaming notebook of its own, the Pulse.
All-in-one PCs aren't known for their upgradability, but then again, all-in-one PCs haven't been built by boutique computer builder Maingear -- until now, that is. Today, the company announced it was spreading its proverbial wings with the Solo 21, which Maingear claims is the first AIO to sport an SSD caching solution out of the box.
Do you stand up at the start or end of an intense virtual battle and yell out a battle cry to let other LAN party goers know you're the top dog? If so, you can immortalize your catchphrase on your computer case through iBuyPower's new laser engraving service, provided you're buying a system from the boutique system builder. Other options include customized graphics, or you can upload your own custom design to be etched on the side panel. Video of the etching process after the break.