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Maingear Pulse 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the durability, while the image quality and price get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Maingear Pulse 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Maingear Pulse 14 review


A barebones gaming laptop without the barebones price

Great gaming performance ; Surprising battery life

No backlit keyboard ; Sub-premium build ; Few extras or special features

This 14-inch gaming laptop will play the latest games with gusto. But for the same cash or a little more, you'll find more premium products with ease.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Maingear Pulse 14


The Maingear Pulse 14 is a powerful ultraportable gaming laptop you can actually travel with.

Powerful gaming performance with an Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card. Serious storage with two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 and a 1TB hard drive. Decent battery life.

Mediocre sound quality. No touch display. No keyboard backlight. System runs hot.

Conclusion Armed with a powerful quad-core processor and the latest mobile graphics powerhouse from Nvidia, the Maingear Pulse 14 offers an excellent mix of features and gaming performance. While the lack of keyboard backlight or high-end sound might...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Maingear Pulse 14 has great components, mediocre screen


This 14-inch gaming laptop is easy on the wallet, hard on the eyes.

The ; 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.

Oct, 2013

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