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Maingear Vybe 15 Gaming Laptop Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

We take a look at Maingear's latest Vybe 15 gaming laptop, a portable powerhouse that can be taken on the go.

| Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Nov 9, 2012 5:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: Maingear

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

 

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The left side, from back to front, features the Kensington lock, power port, exhaust, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a mic jack and a headphone jack.

 

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The right side, from back to front, features the Ethernet port, VGA port, one USB 2.0 port, and the CD drive.

 

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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The Maingear Vybe's USB 2.0 implementation doesn't really offer any surprises. It's in the range of values that can be considered not statistically significant and performs roughly on par with the rest of the systems.

 

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The Maingear pulls in numbers for USB 2.0 write that put it in second place behind the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie.

 

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Moving to USB 3.0, however, the Maingear Vybe moves towards the back of the pack, coming in third out of four systems. It only manages to beat the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie, which performed terribly in the USB 3.0 read test.

 

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For USB 3.0 write performance, the Maingear picks up its game and manages to come in second place behind the GIGABYTE laptop. Both feature nearly the same maximum, but the GIGABYTE system maintains that speed better and pulls out a higher average rate.

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