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A highly customizable gaming laptop, Maingear's new Vybe 15 has a 15.6-inch, 1080p display. The graphics card powering the machine is either an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M or 660M. Both graphics cards have 2GB of dedicated VRAM which uses the new Ivy Bridge processors. The entry-level Intel Core i5-3360M is a 2.8GHz dual-core, whereas the maxed out Core i7-3820QM is a 2.7GHz quad-core chip. The memory and storage range from 8GB to 16GB and 750GB to 1TB, respectively.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $1,099.00

Availability

  • Laptop type: Gaming PC
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 141

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 141

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: No
  • Number pad: Yes

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3360M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3820QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.7 GHz

Processor (max)

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

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 660M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz

Memory

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD), Hybrid Drive
  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Max. config Hybrid: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: MMC

Storage

  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: Dual-layer DVD burner

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 4
  • Surround sound: Yes
  • Audio brand: THX TruStudio Pro

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
  • Bluetooth: Yes

Connectivity

  • Size: 49 Wh, 6 cell
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Removable: Yes
  • Quoted time: 4 hr

Battery

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