Maingear Vector Laptop open on tableSource: Maingear

What you need to know

  • Maingear today launched the Vector, its latest gaming laptop.
  • The Vector combines a six-core 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics.
  • You can order the Vector now directly from Maingear and Micro center for $1,500.

There's no shortage of gaming laptops out there, but Maingear has a new entry in its lineup that manages to pack some respectable power into a relatively slim frame. The new Vector is just 0.78 inches thick, and it marries a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics.

The main chip powering the Vector is an Intel Core i7-9750H, which sports a base clock speed of 2.60GHz but can boost up to 4.50GHz. Inside, you'll also find 512GB of NVMe m.2 SSD storage and 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics on board should be enough to push solid framerates across a wide variety of games as well.

On the outside, the Vectore comes with a 15-inch 1080p display, which supports refresh rates up to 144Hz. There's no G-Sync here, which is a potential bummer. However, the Vector can take advantage of whisper mode, which takes control of a games framerate and settings to keep the laptop quiet when plugged into a power source. That control extends to mobile gaming sessions as well, with the GTX 1660 Ti's ability to optimize performance in an effort to extend battery life.

Maingear Vector Side ProfileSource: Maingear

One major positive the Vector has going for it is its bevy of ports. In all, you'll get four USB port, two Mini DisplayPorts, an ethernet jack, and HDMI. There's also a full RGB backlit keyboard, because you can't have a gaming rig without a little RGB thrown in.

Here's a full breakdown of the Vector's specs:

Category Maingear Vector
Operating System Windows 10
Display 15.6 inches, Full HD (1080p)
Processor 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, six cores/12 threads, 2.60GHz (4.50GHz boost)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 6GB VRAM
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666MHz SODIMM RAM
Storage 512GB NVMe m.2 Solid State Drive
Front Camera HD Webcam
Security ScannerTech
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0
Ports 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1x HDMI port, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, Ethernet, 2 x Mini DisplayPort Port, Card Reader
Audio Speakers, Headphones
Dimensions 14.16" x 9.58" x 0.78" (359.8 x 243.3 x 19.8mm)
Weight 4.16 Lbs. (1.89kg)
Colors Black

The Maingear Vector is available starting today for $1,500. You can order it directly from Maingear or at Micro Center.

Slim power

Maingear Vector

The new Maingear Vector packs a ton of ports with plenty of powerful hardware in a relatively slim package for a gaming laptop.