Maingear Upgrades Nomad 15 Specs To Allow For 4K Display With G-Sync
Notebook manufacturer, Maingear, just updated its Nomad 15 laptop to cater to users interested in high-end specifications including a 15.6 inch display capable of 4K resolution thanks to a GTX 980M GPU with Nvidia’s G-Sync support. The upgrades are however optional and those interested in the cheaper base model can still opt for that instead of going all out with this high-end variant.
The base model of the notebook has a 1080p screen without G-Sync, a Core i5 6500 processor, 8GB DDR4 memory clocked at 2133MHz and a GTX 970M GPU. The base version costs $1,899 and might seem a bit much at first but that could probably be due to the 256GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD that comes installed in it.
The “Stage 2” configuration of Nomad 15 replaces the GPU from a 970M to a GTX 980M and also increases the cost to $2,149. The laptop with a GTX980M, Core i7 6700K processor, 4K display and 16GB of DDR4 memory will increase the total cost to $2,573. Users can also add further enhancements like increased RAM, storage or a Blu-ray burner, effectively raising the total cost of the machine itself as well.
Although seeing as how a GTX 980M isn’t even at the same performance of a desktop GTX 980, it is kind of pointless to go for a 4K screen on it especially if 4K gaming is the objective.