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Maingear Pulse 14 (M5-1492)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and design, but some have doubts about the keyboard and value for money.

portability, design, battery

screen, value for money, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Maingear Pulse 14 (M5-1492) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Maingear Pulse 14

 

Laptops for PC gaming have typically been 17-inch and even 18-inch systems, designed to stay put on a desktop for most of their working life. Occasionally, we'd see an outlier such as the Alienware M11x (yes, Maingear also made an 11-inch gaming...

The Maingear Pulse 14 offers customizable high-end parts in a reasonably slim, colorful case. Unlike some other compact gaming laptops, it includes plenty of ports and generous SSD/HDD combo storage.

The 1,600x900-pixel display is low-res, and low quality for the price. The generic keyboard and touch pad do no favors, and the screen lacks touch input.

Another entry in the growing compact gaming laptop category, the Maingear Pulse 14 is slim and portable, with decent specs, but it's too expensive considering its lackluster screen.

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Maingear Pulse 14 (M5-1492)

 

The Maingear Pulse 14 offers high-powered specs for gamers in a slim package along with 8 hours of battery life.

Bright colorful lid; Great graphics and overall performance; Excellent battery life; Slim lightweight design

Undersized keys; Runs hot when gaming; Weak speakers

The $1,903 Maingear Pulse 14 (M5-1492) offers a beguiling combination of horsepower and endurance in a design you can take anywhere. We love the Pulse 14's paint job and slim chassis almost as much as the Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX graphics....

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