Maingear Laptop


Nov 2, 2012
Hey has anyone had any experiences with Maingear laptops? I am currently looking at a Nomad 17, specifications below, any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated. I would especially like to hear from someone who either owned or owns one? What's the quality like? Customer service? Is maingear a solid company? Would you buy from Maingear over Xotic PC?


Chassis: Nomad 17 Performance Chassis with sound by DynAudio (Stereo sound with subwoofer) and backlit keyboard

Display: 17.3" FullHD 16:9 LED Display (1080p) matte screen

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 3840QM 2.8GHz/3.8GHz Turbo 8MB L3 Cache HD 4000 [45W]

Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 680M 4GB GDDR5

Memory: 32GB Corsair® Vengeance™ DDR3-1600 1.5V (4x8GB, SODIMMs)

Hard Drive Bay One: 256GB SuperRAID - Powered by MSI (Dual 128GB Crucial® M4 mSATA] [1000MB/s Reads]

Hard Drive Bay Two: 500GB Seagate 7200 RPM SATA 2.5"

RAID: RAID 0 - Increase and speed up your storage array (requires 2 or more identical drives)

Memory Card Reader: All-in-One Integrated USB 2.0 Flash Card Reader & Writer

Optical Drive One: 6x Blu-ray Burner/8x Super Multi Combo

Ethernet Adapter: On-board Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless Network Adapter: Atheros® Killer™ 1202 802.11n + Bluetooth Wireless Accelerator

Audio: Integrated High Definition Audio

Web Cam: Integrated 2.0MP Webcam

Primary Battery: 76.96Wh 8-cell Li-Polymer removeable battery pack

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Angelic Service Warranty: Lifetime Angelic Service Labor and Phone Support with 1 Year Comprehensive Warranty

Reconfigure MAINGEAR Nomad 17 [HM77] - Ultimate
Product Subtotal: $3,079.00


Aug 7, 2008
it looks like another small botique builderl, seems a little pricey even with all that, i hope they deliver on the CS end (that's what you're paying for)


Jan 21, 2010
Thanks for your interest in MAINGEAR! FYI, we've been in business for a decade now, not so "small" - and have won every major industry award out there, including a CES Design and Innovations awards for our flagship desktop.

You can check out more of our reviews here:

I think you'll find that our Nomad 17 spec-for-spec is a better value considering our pedigree, price to performance, and the automotive paintjob we include at no extra charge. We have our own spray booth and our painters have over 30 years combined experience and we only use the finest Glasurit paint.
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