Maingear Pulse 11

Verge Review

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...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Gaming PC
Thickness 1.46 inches
Weight 3.97 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 11.6 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model GMA HD
Base discrete GPU brand Nivida
The Verge Battery Test 3 hours and 9 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

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

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

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

Display (max)

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

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Number pad Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

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

Processor (max)

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

GPU (base)

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 (max)

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

Memory

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

Storage

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

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Port options

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

Connectivity

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

Battery

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

Benchmarks

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

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