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A lightweight and portable gaming laptop, Maingear's Pulse 11 weighs in at just under 4-pounds and has an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display. It comes with 4GB of memory standard, but can be upgraded to up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage options include both SSD and HDD options ranging in size from 480GB to 750GB.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $999.00

Availability

  • Laptop type: Gaming PC
  • Width: 11.3 inches
  • Depth: 8.15 inches
  • Thickness: 1.46 inches
  • Weight: 3.97 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: Yes

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2450M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3612QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.1 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.1 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Integrated GPU model: GMA HD
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nivida
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (base)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: GMA HD
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nivida
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2

Memory

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 250 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 480 GB

Storage

  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels

Webcam

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0 + HS

Connectivity

  • Size: 6 cell, 62.16 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 18453
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 8906
  • 3DMark11 (GPU): 2324
  • The Verge Battery Test: 3 hours and 9 minutes

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