Maingear is a known quantity for us with regards to its powerful custom gaming desktops, but the company also makes some pretty stealer gaming laptops as well. The latest on the docket for the company is the new ELEMENT, which it bills as the ultimate gaming laptop.
The ELEMENT makes use of a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a fast 144Hz refresh rate. That display is backed by a potent GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q technology. Naturally, the combination of the 144Hz panel and GeForce RTX means that the ELEMENT makes use of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC adaptive refresh rate technology.
At its heart is a 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H, which is a 6-core/12-thread processor with a base clock of 2.6GHz and a max boost frequency of 4.5GHz. The processor is paired with 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and to keep the GPU and CPU temperatures tamed, Maingear is using a dual-fan copper vapor chamber cooling system. With regards to the storage system, a 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD is installed, which offers a nice balance of blazing fast performance and enough storage for the bulk of your games and multimedia needs.
Given that this is a gaming laptop, you won’t be shocked to find a mechanical RGB keyboard (each key is individually lit), and there is a Microsoft Precision glass trackpad the sits right below it. Other specs are pretty much par for the course when it comes to modern laptops including Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0 and GbE ports along with WiFi 6 support.
Maingear says that the ELEMENT features a magnesium-alloy chassis, which helps to contribute to miserly 4.07-pound weight, which is admirable for a 15.6-inch form-factor. Finally, the ELEMENT is said to last up to 10 hours per charge.
Maingear is initially making the laptop available as the ELEMENT Launch Edition, which will only have a production run of 50 units. Not only will laptops come with an exclusive black finish, but it will also include a Maingear hard-shell travel case and a backpack. The price of admission is $2,199 for the ELEMENT Launch Edition; the standard model is on schedule to launch later this fall at an undisclosed [and hopefully lower] price.