PC gamers looking for a platform that will travel with them have plenty of options — recent nods go to the Samsung Gamer 7 and the Alienware M17x — but one can hardly call laptops that start at over nine pounds “portable.” Let’s take a look at something a bit smaller, from two well known boutique PC vendors: the 3.7 pound, 11.6-inch Maingear Pulse 11 and Origin EON11-S.

You’ve probably noticed they’re identical. The machines are rebadged variants of the Clevo W110ER; Clevo is a Taiwanese manufacturer that has made its fortunes selling generic notebooks to better-known boutique vendors. The internal hardware is also near identical: both laptops offer a 35W quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge processor, a 28-nanometer Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 120GB solid state drive. The Maingear Pulse 11 will set you back $1,375, while the Origin EON11-S (which included an optional external Blu-ray burner) costs $1,600 as configured — drop the optical drive to tighten the price gap. Can Intel and Nvidia’s power-sipping parts keep these tiny tykes in the same league as their larger siblings? Read on to find out.