Maingear eX-L 18 - the Most Powerful Gaming Laptop

"Maingear yesterday took the wraps off its eX-L 18 laptop, which easily stakes claim to being the world's most powerful gaming laptop."

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Maingear eX-L 18 – the Most Powerful Gaming Laptop
The terribly powerful eX-L 18 gaming laptop from MaingearMaingear yesterday took the wraps off its eX-L 18 laptop, which easily stakes claim to being the world’s most powerful gaming laptop currently available. With its top-of-the-line specifications, Maingear believes the eX-L 18 laptop will continue to remain the most powerful one around for a good while.
Featuring an 18.4in display boasting a 1980x1080 screen resolution, the eX-L 18 has two 1GB GeForce GTX280M GPUs at its core, giving the system massive graphics processing power. On the CPU side, users have a choice between the Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, the Core 2 Duo T9600, and the Core 2 Duo Extreme X9300. While the first and last processors are clocked at 2.53GHz, the second runs at 2.8GHz.
The default specification of course carries the latest Extreme X9300 processor. Other options available to enthusiasts include a choice between three 2.5in SATA or SSD drives for up to 1.5TB of storage capacity and an optional Blu-ray drive. Among standard specifications are included four USB 2.0 ports, VGA out, HDMI out, FireWire, and Intel’s WiFi Link 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N.
Maingear will also be offering optional integrated HD TV (ATSC) tuner, and yet another choice between 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. A free upgrade to Windows 7 will also be provided. For customisation lovers, Maingear would be happy to offer the services its laser etching technology to engrave a logo or image onto the sleek laptop.
As can be expected, the eX-L 18 is neither a mobility system, nor does it have any battery life worth mentioning. But then, you must pay some price for the fun of extreme gaming on a beast of a system like this. If you would like to get your eX-L 18 designed as per your specifications, just head over to Maingear’s website and get ready to shell out anything between $2,999 for the base version and $5,980 for the top-of-the-line model.
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18-07-2009, 18:32:20

Hello friends,

I got some doubt and need your help to find out some solution:

I want to buy an additional HD for my desktop C2Q.

My friend is giving me 1500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 32MB cache HD on just half of the actual (market) price.

He said he brought it and somehow his PC was not supporting this HD and he need money and wants to sale it.

I’m little bit confused and not sure. Sometime thinking that there might be some problem and he just wants to get rid of this.

I want to know how I can check if this HD is new and was not used at all.
Or if he used it then how I can check that HD is 100% ok and reliable and it will not give me any problem.

At last I will say that my friend is giving me as a brand new HD but for some reason I cannot take any risk and want to be sure before I take it and use it.


>>> i only want to know if this hard disk is 100% free of all fault/errors.

>>> i was reading in another forum that seagate 1.5tb & 2tb drive are having some problems and its freezing - seagate later release some firmware updates to fix this problem.

Need your help. Thanks.

18-07-2009, 18:48:27

Unless you mate brought the wrong type ie. sata/ide then all he needs to do is go to disk management and initiate the drive and then format it..... Simples

19-07-2009, 04:15:16

If he's got an old machine it is quite possible that his motherboard won't support it due to its size.

I'd run a scandisk on the drive followed by something like hdtach/hdtune to make sure you can read/write the entire way along the disk.

Seagate might have some tools on their website too.

19-07-2009, 07:39:37

A year, sometimes month too, birthday may be on the label somewhere.

In terms of how much use, a SMART reader can give u a fair idea, u can run them from DOS. google is ur friend.

I'd mention what Jim's saying too, if ur m8 has a SATA-1 platform, first of all the drive will need a jumper - some don't offer this - AND if he was trying to install windows on it, it won't see anything partitioned above 137g. This is all if the build is an old one.

Strangely enough, u can partition it to 137g, install windows, then use the rest.

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