Maingear is the next company to announce a high-end 17-inch 3D-capable gaming laptop with support for 3D Vision that you can customize, similar to what Origin PC has recently done with their EON17-X3D 3D Vision Gaming Laptop. And much like the Origin PC’s solution, Maingear also uses the same bulky desktop replacement chassis made by Clevo – the Clevo P270WM, but the new thing here is that you can build the system to use the recently announced GeForce GTX 675M GPU – single or dual cards in SLI. Have in mind though that the GTX 675M is not based on the new Nvidia Kepler architecture and is not produced using the 28nm process, it is just a new revision of the Fermi architecture and the basic specifications are pretty much the same as the ones of GTX 580M. Alternatively you can go for a NVIDIA Quadro 5010M, but that will add quite a lot to the price and it is not an available option for the 3D model. You can of course decide if you want to get the 120Hz 3D-capable Full HD display or stick with a 60Hz model, the 120Hz is required if you plan on being able to play games in stereo 3D mode though and you can add a pair of 3D Vision 2 glasses. The minimum price you’d have to pay for a 3D-capable Maingear Titan 17 system with a pair of 3D vision glasses is $2878 USD with a single GTX 675M and the estimated shipping date is currently set for 4/29/2012 if you order it now.
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Origin PC has announced what they claim to be the world’s first 3D-capable laptop with dual graphics cards in the form of their new EON17-X desktop replacement laptop or to be more specific the EON17-X3D. The Origin PC EON17-X laptop is configurable and you can have the system with a normal non-3D capable display or with a 120Hz Full HD LCD panel (EON17-X3D), the latest Intel X79 chipset, the new generation of Intel i7 processors, and a single or dual GeForce 580M video cards or single Quadro 5010M. The dual GeForce 580M SLI configuration also comes with dual power adapters that are needed to power this monster system, and you can also expect it to be a bit noisy and get hot under load as the total power consumption of the laptop can be quite high. The EON17-X3D model comes with a built-in IR emitter and uses 3D Vision 2 active shutter glasses, although it is not very clear if the LCD panel of the laptop supports the new 3D Lightboost technology or not (although it should). If you want to build configure your own Origin PC EON17-X3D laptop you should know that the base 3D-capable model will start at around $3000 USD and based on the other components in the system you can get that number quite high. If you are wondering what this monstrous in therms of performance and size laptop (up to about 2.4-inch thick and weighting around 12.1 pounds or 5.5 kilograms) is based on, it is the recently launched Clevo P270WM chassis. So don’t think that this laptop will be good for mobile stereo 3D gaming, it is clearly a big and powerful desktop replacement solution that will probably be easier to carry around than your desktop PC, but is far from being useful for mobile usage scenarios when you are on the go.