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Maingear Vector Pro is a full 1.5 pounds lighter than the Razer Blade Pro and with nearly identical performance

Maingear Vector Pro is a full 1.5 pounds lighter than the Razer Blade Pro and with nearly identical performance
Maingear Vector Pro is a full 1.5 pounds lighter than the Razer Blade Pro and with nearly identical performance
Users will have to deal with noticeably higher core temperatures of about 15 degrees C if they want the much lighter Maingear model over the Razer model.
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The Razer Blade Pro is perhaps one of the most recognizable ultra-thin 17.3-inch gaming laptops in the market. It's also very heavy for the size at 3 kg due to its sturdy magnesium alloy chassis and dense vapor chamber cooler. Fortunately, there are a handful of other 17.3-inch gaming laptops weighing significantly less but with the same CPU and GPU options like our recently reviewed Maingear Vector Pro based on a white label Tongfang chassis.

The Maingear weighs just 2.3 kg to be around 700 g (1.5 pounds) lighter than the aforementioned Razer but with similar Intel Core-H Series CPUs and the GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. It's able to achieve this by using less metal for its chassis and opting for a traditional cooling solution instead of a vapor chamber. 3DMark scores show the Vector Pro ever-so-slightly edging out the Blade Pro despite their similar dimensions and dissimilar weights.

The main disadvantages of the lighter Maingear are its higher core temperatures when gaming since its cooling solution is not as powerful as the one in the Razer. CPU and GPU temperatures would stabilize at 80 C each when running Witcher 3 compared to just 65 C each on the Razer as shown by the screenshots below. Thus, users would be sacrificing chassis rigidity and cooler core temperatures if they prefer the lighter and more travel-friendly Maingear model.

See our full review on the Maingear Vector Pro for more impressions on the laptop.

395 mm / 15.6 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 3 kg6.52 lbs393.95 mm / 15.5 inch 260.8 mm / 10.3 inch 19.81 mm / 0.78 inch 2.3 kg4.97 lbs
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
29194 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (20538 - 32366, n=34)
28057 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
26486 Points ∼91% -9%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
11235 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8920 - 13210, n=33)
11051 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
10898 Points ∼97% -3%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
11052 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (8737 - 13067, n=33)
10807 Points ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
10777 Points ∼98% -2%
2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
6888 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (5552 - 8032, n=21)
6823 Points ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
6686 Points ∼97% -3%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (31288 - 43744, n=31)
38767 Points ∼100% +3%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
37714 Points ∼97%
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
37171 Points ∼96% -1%
1280x720 Performance Combined
Razer Blade Pro 17 2021 Touch 4K, i7-10875H RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-10875H
17622 Points ∼100% +3%
Maingear Vector Pro MG-VCP17
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
17049 Points ∼97%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  (13526 - 20233, n=30)
16744 Points ∼95% -2%
System vitals when running Witcher 3 on the Maingear Vector Pro
System vitals when running Witcher 3 on the Maingear Vector Pro
System vitals when running Witcher 3 on the Razer Blade Pro. Note the lower core temperatures
System vitals when running Witcher 3 on the Razer Blade Pro. Note the lower core temperatures

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Allen Ngo, 2021-09-14 (Update: 2021-09-12)