Maingear VYBE 15 Laptops | from US$1,099.00 | www.maingear.com
if you were a laptop maker, how do you make your laptop stand out from the thousands of laptop in the market? as for us, it is natural for us to not know the solution, else we wouldn’t be sitting here blogging away. anyway, New Jersey-based firm Maingear has a brilliant idea: getting your laptop to ship within 24-48 hours or at least that’s what the firm has promised for their latest 15-inch VYBE laptops. highlights of the VYBE includes Ivy Bridge processors starting with Core i5 3360M supported by up to 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 2GB or GeForce 660M 2GB graphics, mSATA SSD options up to 256GB, full HD 1080p LED backlit matte finish display, four speakers that delivers TruStudio Pro Sound, multitouch trackpad (with option to on or off), 1.3-megapixel webcam, DVD writer/reader, and I/Os that comprises of HDMI, VGA, gold-plated headphone and mic jacks, multi-card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, as well as a Ethernet port. Maingear is offering four VYBE 15 pre-built systems, of which two systems (referred to as ‘VYBE 15 – Good’ and ‘VYBE 15 – Better’) are available now, while the other two higher end systems (referred to as ‘VYBE 15 – Best’ and ‘VYBE 15 – Ultimate’) are expected to be available from August 17th, 2012. as for the prices, they are as follows: Good ($1,009); Better ($1,299); Best ($1,599); and Ultimate ($1,999).