Maingear has built a beast of a laptop: high-end specs, backlit keyboard, 1080p display, Blu-Ray drive, and even real bass and audio levels on a laptop. It all comes at a high price (the unit tested is $2400) but there’s a problem — the design. It’s based off of the MSI GT 70 – which has been recreated over and over (and over) again into different “custom build” laptops.
That’s something I really don’t like. This isn’t the usual opening I have when writing reviews; usually it’s a well-described intro detailing specs then a catchy line that brings you overboard, into the thick of the post: the Nomad 17 is an awesome machine.
This specific model has a GTX 680M graphics card — it can play any game, literally, on the highest settings, mods and all. And it’s installed without any bloatware, plus technicians who are extremely helpful; in fact I have a story about all of that (and more), after the break! READ MORE