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Maingear Vector offers 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, Core i7-9750H CPU, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics for $1499

Maingear Vector offers 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, Core i7-9750H CPU, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics for $1499 (Source: Maingear)
Maingear Vector offers 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, Core i7-9750H CPU, and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics for $1499 (Source: Maingear)
The Vector promises "unbeatable value" in the mid-range 15.6-inch gaming space. The chassis borrows heavily from the Intel white label chassis released just a few weeks ago but with a repositioned webcam and different dimensions.

Not to be confused for the mathematical term involving an object with both magnitude and direction (surely we can't be the only ones to be reminded of that), the Vector will be Maingear's next affordable 15.6-inch gaming laptop aimed at budget-conscious users. The announcement comes just a few weeks after launching the higher-end Maingear Element laptop aimed at enthusiasts.

The Vector will carry the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU in contrast to the RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU of the aforementioned Element laptop. It will be slightly thinner (19.8 mm vs. 20.5 mm) and heavier (1.89 kg vs. 1.85 kg) than the Element while sporting the same Core i7-9750H CPU and 144 Hz 1080p display. RAM, storage, Wi-Fi 6, and the mechanical keyboard of the Element, however, will be cut or reduced on the less expensive Vector model.

The Maingear Vector will be available starting today for $1500 or $500 cheaper than the $2000 Maingear Element. Check out the press release below and the official product page here to learn more about the machine. Main competitors to the Vector include other budget to mid-range gaming laptops like the MSI GP65, Asus Strix Scar III, Lenovo Legion Y740 15, HP Pavilion 15 Gaming, and the new Razer Blade 15 Base Model.

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Kenilworth, NJ (NOVEMBER 5, 2019) - MAINGEAR — an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations — today launched the MAINGEAR VECTOR, a sleek and powerful 15” gaming notebook that delivers high-performance functionality for an unbeatable value. 

Combining a weight-saving hybrid aluminum and polycarbonate chassis with an Intel® 9th Gen Core™ i7-9750H 6-core mobile processor and new NVIDIA GeForce GTX™ 1660 Ti, the MAINGEAR VECTOR packs considerable power into a stealthy compact black design that’s  .78” inches thick and weighs just 4.16 lbs. The MAINGEAR VECTOR meets the needs of gamers and content creators on the go, capable of delivering jaw-dropping game experiences and high-quality game streaming via Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). No stone was left unturned in the pursuit of speed; the VECTOR offers incredibly fast storage options with the addition of top-tier NVMe M.2 SSDs and 16GB of premium DDR4 memory. A vibrant anti-glare 1080p 144hz 15.6” display and back-lit RGB gaming keyboard complete the overall look of the VECTOR, continuing MAINGEAR’s tradition of style and substance.

“To date, the MAINGEAR VECTOR delivers the most performance per dollar of any gaming notebook that we have ever offered,” said Wallace Santos, founder and CEO of MAINGEAR. “The VECTOR is the perfect solution for gamers, streamers, and professional creators who want uncompromised functionality without the excessive weight often associated with gaming notebooks.”

 

The MAINGEAR VECTOR features game-changing technologies courtesy of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX™ 1660 Ti which optimizes performance and battery length. NVIDIA® OPTIMUS™ intelligently optimizes graphics performance based on the task at hand, extending battery life when on the move. When plugged into a power source, the MAINGEAR VECTOR has access to Whisper Mode — which regulates a game’s framerate and graphics settings for optimal power-efficiency and quieter gaming sessions. 

 

MAINGEAR VECTOR Specs and Features:

  • 15.6” (diagonal) Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit LCD panel

  • Framerate support range: 144Hz

  • 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H Processor 6C/12T @2.60GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.50GHz)

  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666MHz SODIMM RAM

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

  • 512GB NVMe m.2 Solid State Drive

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4 / 5 GHz) + Bluetooth 5.0

  • Sound Blaster Cinema 5

  • Full range RGB Keyboard

  • Headphone/mic jack, stereo speakers

  • HD Webcam

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C

  • HDMI port

  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

  • 1 x USB 2.0

  • Network Jack

  • HD Camera

  • Card Reader

  • 2 x Mini DisplayPort Port

  • 14.16” x 9.58” x 0.78” (359.8 x 243.3 x 19.8mm)

  • 4.16 Lbs. (1.89kg)

 

The MAINGEAR VECTOR retails for $1,499 USD and is available now for purchase from MAINGEAR.com and Micro Center online and at brick-and-mortar stores. 

For more information on the MAINGEAR VECTOR, please visit: www.maingear.com/vector.

A press kit with logos and system photos is available at: https://uberstrategist.link/PressKit-MAINGEAR.

 

About MAINGEAR

MAINGEAR is a high-performance PC system integrator that offers custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations. MAINGEAR has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC Gamer, Hot Hardware, PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper, and more. Each MAINGEAR system is handcrafted for precision performance and uncompromised quality. With a passion to craft the best and most innovative high-performance computers, MAINGEAR sets the standard among system integrators. For more information, or to purchase a system, please visit www.maingear.com. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/maingear and Twitter at twitter.com/MAINGEAR.


 

 

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Allen Ngo, 2019-11- 5 (Update: 2019-11- 5)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.