'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour

'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour

Those are Maingear gaming laptops right there. That's ridiculous. Also a beautiful trend that needs to be encouraged until our gaming laptops only exist in one dimension.

Maingear's new Pulse 17 is getting there. Riding on the wave generated by Razer's 14-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro, as well as its own Pulse 14, Maingear's Pulse 17 is essentially a PC game serving platter. It's 22mm thick, 0.8mm thinner than the Razer Blade Pro. That makes it eligible for the "World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop" title, though it's got to share with MSI's GS70.

'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour

Along with being a tiny bit thinner than Razer's offering, Maingear's system is also customisable. Not only can users choose their hard drive setup, with up to a 1TB HDD and two 480GB SSD drives for storage — that's a lot — they can also get the aluminium body custom laser-etched or painted any colour they desire with Glasurit paint, the same stuff used to pain Porsches and BMWs. Come to me, pink skinny laptop. It's also — and this I have to hear — has HD speakers and a subwoofer powered by Soundblaster Cinema.

Anything that diversifies the Pulse 17 in the growing skinny-arse laptop segment helps. As the market for systems like these grow, the machines themselves start looking a little same-y. They've all got the GeForce GTX 765M, because it's the best available at the size. They've all got Killer network cards for the same reason. They're all aluminium, because plastic would melt. They all won't fit in standard 17-inch notebook cases, because they're sprawling instead of towering.

So yeah, a coat of paint and a glowy keyboard can make the difference. Did I mention the glowy keyboard? You should probably just go to Maingear's new product page and look at it yourself. That way you won't miss anything while I geek out over paint options and the built-in 7-in-one multi-card reader.

Maingear's Pulse 17 is available today at Maingear's website. It starts at $US2099.

Want specs and more pictures? You've scrolled to the right place.

Technical Specification:

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
  • Display: 17.3" Full HD 1920 x 1080 - (1080p) Widescreen (16:9 Aspect Ratio) LED Backlit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
  • Memory: 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 - 1600Mhz
  • Hard Drive: Up to 1TB HDD and 2x 480GBGB Solid State Drive
  • Network Adaptor: Killer Gaming NIC, 802.11n Wireless, optional 802.11ac
  • Audio: 2 speakers, 1 sub-woofer
  • Media Card Reader: Built in 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD)
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 Home, Professional or Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Battery: Removable Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
  • I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 4 USB 3.0, 2 mini display ports, , 1 RJ-45 LAN
  • Dimensions: (W)16.47" x (H)0.85" x (D)11.29"
  • Price: Starts at $US2099
'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour
'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour
'World's Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Laptop' Comes In Any Colour

Comments

    Great link for the 'MSI GS70'. Keep up the good work Kotaku!

    Also a beautiful trend that needs to be encouraged until our gaming laptops only exist in one dimension.

    *two dimensions.

      I wouldn't object to having my gaming solution as a singular point in space and time. Well. Maybe not time.

    I swear, if there was an updated Ethernet connection standard, they'd be even thinner.

      Some computers have actually gotten rid of the ethernet port/card to try and slim down further, relying on a USB to RJ45 connector.

    Wow that is awesome, even comes with the numpad which is a must have.

    Too bad shipping is $400.....

    It would be good to know the weight of these, I've used a few of the Razer models and while they are great they are also heavy!

    Jesus why do all these gaming laptops have 16gb of RAM? You seriously don't need more than 8gb these days. Seems like a waste of money.

      Futureproofing.
      You don't need more than 8GB NOW but in three years time you might, and the longer you can keep an expensive piece of hardware running, the better.

    What's with the stupid rainbow illuminated keyboard?

    The link to the MSI is broken. Looks suspiciously similiar to the MSI offering, is it a rebrand?

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