In this guide, we’ve taken a look at seven of the best RTX 2060 laptops and rated & reviewed them based off the price-to-performance value they offer.
We’ve now taken a look at both the top RTX 2080 laptops and the best RTX 2070 laptops currently available. But, if you’re not looking to game on a laptop with a 4K display, you might be better off saving some money and choosing an RTX 2060 laptop instead.
While the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 will deliver higher framerates on a 1080P display than an RTX 2060 will, the RTX 2060 is still capable of maxing out any game at 1080P with a very high framerate. So, if you don’t quite feel comfortable dropping $2,000+ for an RTX 2070 laptop, or ~$2,500+ for an RTX 2080 laptop, an RTX 2060 laptop (which start at ~$1,200) is a very solid alternative.
And, in this post, we’ve highlighted seven of the top RTX 2060 laptops currently available. If you’re looking for a moderately-priced gaming laptop that will deliver an ideal in-game experience, one of the options listed below should work for you.
*Note: Alternatively, if you’re considering building a new desktop (or upgrading an existing one), check out our guide on the best RTX 2060 video cards.
A Quick Look at the Top RTX 2060 Laptops
The table below highlights our top four picks for the best RTX 2060 laptop across a handful of different categories. We’ve selected our top overall pick for the best RTX 2060 laptop, our runner-up selection, the best compact option, and the cheapest RTX 2060 laptop option as well.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III
Acer Predator Triton 500
Razer Blade 15
*You can read our over of each of these laptops by clicking on the “Read Review »” link under the “Check Price” button. And, you can find our Honorable Mention selections at the bottom of this post.
1. ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 17.3″
The best RTX 2060 laptop
Our pick for the best overall RTX 2060 laptop is the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III. It’s not the cheapest RTX 2060 laptop on this list, nor does it have the most storage. However, only the MSI GL63 (~$1,200) is less expensive than the Scar III and the Scar III is the most affordable option that has a 17-inch display.
The other RTX 2060 laptop that comes with a 17-inch display is the MSI GE75 and that comes in at ~$300 more expensive than the Scar III. The GE75 does come with a bit more storage (a 512GB SSD and a 1TB HDD), but it’s probably not enough more to warrant a $300 price difference. (The Scar III comes with a single 512GB SSD.)
The Scar III also comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 17-inch 1080P 144Hz display.
For the same amount of money, you could opt for the Acer Predator Triton 500 listed below. However, while the Triton 500 does have pretty much the same hardware, it only comes with a smaller 15.6-inch screen.
If the decision were mine, I’d opt for the larger screen that the Scar III comes with for the same price. However, if you prefer a more compact laptop, then the Triton 500 is likely the better option for you at that same price.
2. Acer Predator Triton 500 15.6″
Our runner-up pick
Whereas the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III listed above will offer you a larger display, the Acer Predator Triton 500 comes in at the same price and it is a more compact option.
Both the ROG Strix Scar III and the Triton 500 come with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 1080P 144Hz display.
So, really, the decision between the two will come down to whether you prefer a larger display or a lighter payload. (The Triton 500 weighs in at ~5.5-pounds, whereas the Scar III comes in at ~6.5-pounds.)
Although, if you are looking for the smallest RTX 2060 laptop possible, the Razer Blade 15 listed below comes in at just ~4.6-pounds—but it does also cost ~$400 more and I’m not sure that is worth the size difference between the two.
3. Razer Blade 15.6″
Top compact RTX 2060 laptop
As we mentioned above the Razer Blade 15 is the most compact RTX 2060 laptop currently available. At just ~4.6-pounds, it is more than half a pound lighter than the next lightest options on this list (both the Gigabyte AORUS and the ASUS ROG Strix Hero II are listed at ~5.3-pounds). However, it isn’t the lightest overall RTX 2060 laptop. That honor goes to the MSI GS65 (~4.2-pounds) that is listed in our Honorable Mentions section below.
The Razer Blade does have a more compact chassis, though. It measures in at 14.0″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″, whereas the MSI GS65 measures in at 15.1″ x 10.2″ x 1.1″.
The Razer Blade 15 also comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz display.
However, the main downside of the Razer Blade 15 is the price it comes in at. At just a little under $2,000, the Razer Blade costs nearly ~$400 more than the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III and the Acer Predator Triton 500. But, not only does the Razer Blade 15 cost more than the RTX 2060 version of the Scar III and the AORUS, but it also costs more than the RTX 2070 versions of those laptops.
So, it’s hard to justify purchasing the Razer Blade 15 based on its more compact and lighter chassis when, for even less money, you can grab a gaming laptop that has an RTX 2070 in it instead.
If the price ends up coming down, though, there might be a better case to be made for purchasing it. But, at this price point, I’d sacrifice the compact and light design for the better GPU.
4. MSI GL63 15.6″
The most affordable RTX 2070 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i5-8300H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
Whereas the starting point for an RTX 2070 laptop is about ~$2,000, you can land an RTX 2060 laptop for just a little under $1,200. MSI’s GL63 laptop will cost you ~$1,200 and comes with an Intel Core i5-8350H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080P 120Hz display.
It’s easy to see where the costs were cut on this laptop: its processor, its storage, and its refresh rate. Still, though, the i5-8350H is a solid-enough processor to where you should expect any significant performance loss while gaming over an i7-8750H.
Also, the 120Hz refresh rate display probably won’t different too much from a 144Hz display in the grand scheme of things. And, while 256GB of storage isn’t a lot to start out with, you can always add more storage capacity for fairly cheap.
The bottom line, though, is that if you don’t quite have the money to spen on the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III or the Acer Predator Triton 500, for ~$300 less, the MSI GL63 isn’t a bad option and is probably the best gaming laptop under $1,500 currently available. If you need a Intel Core i7 processor, though, the GL63 is also available with an i7-8750H, but it will cost you a couple hundred more.
5. Gigabyte AORUS 15.6″
Honorable mention #1
The Gigabyte AORUS is another solid RTX 2060 laptop. It pretty much has identical specs to the Acer Predator Triton 500, with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6″ 1080P 144Hz display.
However, the reason why the AORUS doesn’t get the same rating as the Triton 500 is because it comes in at nearly $100 more in price.
So, unless the AORUS comes down in price to a level that matches the Triton 500, we consider the Triton 500 to be the better deal. Still, though, neither the AORUS or the Triton 500 RTX 2060 laptops can quite match the value of the Scar III, which comes in at the same price as the Triton 500 (and less than the AORUS) and sports a large display.
6. MSI GE75 17.3″
Honorable mention #2
Like the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III, the MSI GE75 comes with a larger 17-inch display. It also comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 256GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive, and a 1080P 144Hz screen.
So, it essentially has the same hardware inside of it that the Scar III has, but with a little bit more storage (a smaller SSD, but a large secondary hard drive.) The problem, though, is that the MSI GE75 comes with a $300 higher price tag than the Scar III.
So, if it is a larger 17-inch screen that you’re looking for, the Scar III will give you that for a lot less money. And, the real-world performance between those two laptops should be virtually the same. Therefore, unless the GE75 drops down in price, in my opinion, it would make more sense for you to choose the Scar III over the GE75.
7. ASUS ROG Strix Hero II 15.6″
Honorable mention #3
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-8750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
Another lightweight laptop option worth considering is ASUS’ ROG Strix Hero II. At ~5.3-pounds it is tied with the Gigabyte AORUS as the second lightest laptop on this list. And, as it costs just ~$1,800, it also comes in at the same price as the AORUS.
However, where the AORUS sports a newer Intel Core i7-9750H processor, the Hero II still opts for the older i7-8750H. That shouldn’t result in a significant difference in performance between the two laptops, but for the same price you might as well get the newer processor.
But, if the Hero II were to upgrade to an i7-9750H and/or drop down in price, it might be worth considering as a worthy alternative to the Gigabyte AORUS or the Acer Predator Triton 500.
8. MSI GS65 15.6″
Honorable mention #4
If you’re looking for the lightest RTX 2060 laptop currently available you’ll want to check out the MSI GS65. At ~4.2-pounds, it is easily the lightest laptop on this list, weighing in at nearly half-a-pound less than the Razer Blade 15.
The Razer Blade 15 does come with a bit more smaller chassis, though. So, while the GS65 is lighter than the Razer Blade 15, the Razer Blade 15 is more compact.
The MSI GS65 does come in at ~$200 cheaper than the Razer Blade 15, though. However, that still makes it ~$300 more expensive than our top two options on this list and more expensive than some of the RTX 2070 laptops on the market.
So, in the end, while the GS65 is the lightest option on this list, the reality is that you have a few different options that will either outperform it for the same amount of money, or offer the same performance for significantly less.
Which RTX 2060 Laptop is Best for You?
The good news is that, while NVIDIA’s new laptop GPUs come in at a premium, some of the RTX 2060 laptops available are affordable enough for gamers that have a moderate budget. So, whether you want a laptop with a 17-inch display, or you want an option that has a ton of storage out of the box, or you just want the cheapest RTX 2070 laptop possible, there should be an option listed above that will suit your needs.