Get top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks with the latest generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and amazing 28nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics.

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Introducing the PULSE 17

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Simply Beautiful

With an all metal alloy construction, the Pulse 17 is the most visually refined portable gaming notebook on the market.

Play all the games

Play with extreme graphics performance powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970M GPU and take advantage of NVIDIA Optimus graphics technology that delivers long battery life when you need it and maximum frame rates when you don’t. With 1080p gaming at Ultra settings, your notebook will play all your games the way they were meant to be.

Do all the work

Intel’s latest Skylake I7 processor is a quad-core hyper threaded beast, but it is also incredibly power efficient and is optimized for maximum battery life without sacrificing performance. Eight threads of processing power means this gaming book will deliver the power for any application from video editing to 3D design and engineering. Road warriors, we have your ultimate solution for work and play.

Let’s Not Forget The Details

A backlit keyboard that’s fully customizable. An amazing sound stage featuring Sound Blaster Cinema Audio. A real network jack, and a Killer E2200 one to boot. Dual, independent fans for the CPU and GPU and room for dual Samsung NVME SSD’s s in RAID 0 blazing fast storage and an additional 1TB mechanical drive for data and backup. The Pulse 17 is never short on convenience, performance, aesthetics, or cooling.

We’ve Got You Covered – Wirelessly

Featuring Intel’s 802.11ac adapter with unrivaled bandwidth for quickly transferring large files over the network.

HD Speakers by Soundblaster Cinema

Designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios.

Full HD webcam (1080p30)

Chat with your friends or stream online on the go with an integrated HD web cam and microphone.

Incredibly Thin

Measuring at less than 0.75 of an inch and weighing in at under 4 lbs.

So Good, You’ll Want To Touch It

MAINGEAR uses auto-quality finish paint, the same that goes onto the likes of Porsche and BMW.

Luxury Auto-Quality Paint Finish in any Custom Color.

All of our paint is applied in-house at MAINGEAR. While others may send their product out to third parties to apply sub-standard paint jobs, at MAINGEAR we take paint so seriously we built our own in-house team utilizing the only finest in automotive paints and premium hardware. To top it off, our staff has over 30 years individual experience in painting the world’s super cars and hot rods – meaning your system shares a thing or two with the finest automobiles in the world aside from just raw horsepower.

Built in the USA
Lifetime Support
Free Labor
72 Hour Testing

Lifetime Service and Support

Every MAINGEAR system comes with a standard 1 year warranty with the option of an upgrade to a 2 or 3 Year. MAINGEAR Service is a premium blend of common sense options to keep your system running smooth and to keep you a happy customer. This means on-line resources, virtual on-site remote desktop support, US-based telephone support, and even an on-site option (at our discretion on a case by case basis - United States and Canada ONLY!) We'll even cover shipping both ways for the first thirty days in North America. Just another way we differentiate ourselves from the competition.

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All MAINGEAR systems are hand built and supported in the US. As an Elite member of reseller rating with a score of 9.9 out of 10 and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, MAINGEAR service and support continues to be recognized with excellence in customer satisfaction. Our expertise with our customer’s is demonstrated in helping them customize, setup, and support when needed.

Zero Bloatware

MAINGEAR systems have ZERO Bloatware installed. We do not offer any 3rd party software that can make your system unstable or may conflict with software you wish to install unless selected. At MAINGEAR, we build PCs designed for the best performance, reliability and longevity that fit your needs.

Technical Specifications

Pulse 17 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of the MAINGEAR Pulse 17

How is the Pulse 17 different then the Nomad 17?

The Pulse 17 is substantially thinner and lighter than the Nomad 17.

What is the battery life on the Pulse 17.

The batter life is approximately 5 hours of normal office use.

Can I get a Pulse 17 with a 980M?

Due to its thin design, the Pulse is limited the 970m. If you are looking for a system with the 980m we recommend our Nomad series.