When it comes to gaming enthusiast notebooks, Maingear always deliver and the new Nomad 17 will certainly provide a powerhouse experience. This mobile workstation features a 17-inch display along with a clamshell that offers six color options, which Maingear are calling “hand-painted premium automotive paint jobs.” The glossy textures of these customizable shells certainly do offer the look and feel of a premium sports car.
Storage options include solid state drives for fast booting and RAM can be cranked up to a ludicrous 32GB of DDR3-1600MHz. All of your CPU and GPU needs will be met thanks to the latest Ivy Bridge Core i7 chips (up to a staggering 3.8GHz), and the Nvidia Geforce GTX 675M and 680M graphics processors. The display itself will provide a full 1080P resolution, additional features include Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi (as if we need to mention that), USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, FireWire, eSATA, Bluetooth, HDMI and a DV-I connection. A backlit keyboard along with built-in subwoofer and a multi-touch trackpad round out the rest of the feature list. The starting price for the Nomad 17 from Maingear is a competitive $1,599.