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 most games at 1080P with a very high framerate. So, if you don’t quite feel comfortable dropping $1,400+ for an RTX 2070 laptop, or ~$2,000+ for an RTX 2080 laptop, an RTX 2060 laptop (which start at ~$1,000) is a very solid alternative.
And, in this post, we’ve highlighted seven of the top RTX 2060 laptops for 2021. 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 pick for the best 17-inch RTX 2060 laptop, the best 15-inch option, the best 4K RTX 2060 laptop, and the cheapest RTX 2060 laptop option as well.
HP Omen 17
HP Omen 15
HP Omen Studio
*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. HP Omen 17.3″
The best 17-inch RTX 2060 laptop
Our pick for the best 17-inch RTX 2060 laptop is this HP Omen model. Yes, we have a lot of HP Omen models on this list. It’s not that there aren’t other good RTX 2060 laptops out there, it’s just that HP currently is offering their RTX 2060 models at the best price points.
The Omen 17 comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a 512GB SSD. It also comes with a larger 17.3-inch display that has a 1080P resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate.
And, while there are other 17-inch RTX 2060 laptops out there, they’re either more expensive or have an older generation processor. So, in terms of price-to-performance among 17-inch laptop options with an RTX 2060 in them, we felt the HP Omen was the best choice here and it is probably one of the best gaming laptops under $1,500 at the moment.
2. HP Omen 15.6″
The best 15-inch RTX 2060 laptop
HP’s pricing strategy for their Omen lineup of laptops seems to be lowering their prices to just below the competition on similarly specced models.
Their 15-inch RTX 2060 Omen comes in at a more attractive pricepoint than other models with similar specs. Like the 17-inch model, the 15-inch model has an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
The only real difference between the two models is their screen size and the price they come in at. This Omen model comes with a smaller 15.6-inch display, but it also costs ~$70 less than the 17.3-inch model.
So, if you don’t need a larger screen, but you want the combination of the i7-9750H, 16GB of RAM, RTX 2060, and a 144Hz refresh at the lowest cost possible, then the HP Omen 15.6-inch option is your best bet.
3. HP Omen Studio 15.6″
The best 4K RTX 2060 laptop
- 3840 x 2160 Screen
- Intel i7-9750H CPU
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
While this is technically another “top selection” for an HP Omen model on this list, the reality is that it is a hard sell at it’s current price. Yes, it is the most affordable 4K RTX 2060 laptop currently available. However, for just ~$10 more you can get the CUK Omen 15t, which comes with an RTX 2070 graphics card in it.
As 4K gaming is much more demanding than 1080P gaming, having the extra GPU power that the RTX 2070 brings to the table can be the difference between running games with playable framerates and not running games with playable framerates.
And, while the RTX 2060 in this system should be able to handle most games on the 4K display on at least medium settings, the fact that the RTX 2070 version only costs $10 basically makes this HP Omen model obsolete.
So, why include it on this list?
Well, as HP has priced their other models very competitive, I felt it was important to list this 4K model for your consideration in case it drops in price in the near future.
But, until it drops down to a significantly lower price that their RTX 2080 4K laptop, there’s no point in getting this model.
4. Dell G7 17.3″
The cheapest RTX 2060 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i5-9300H CPU
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
Who said you have to pay an arm and a leg to get an RTX 2060 in a laptop? For just under $1,000 the Dell G7 comes with an RTX 2060 GPU.
Obviously, for such a lower price than the competition, there are some sacrifices. Instead of an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, the Dell G7 opts for the weaker i5-9300H. It also only comes with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
It does have a backup 1TB hard drive, though—so, storage capacity shouldn’t be an issue.
The other downfall of this laptop is that it only comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. But, if you don’t necessarily need a higher refresh rate display and you just want as much GPU power as possible for as cheap as possible, this Dell laptop is worth considering.
5. Sager NP7856 15.6″
Honorable mention #1
If you like the HP Omen 15-inch model listed above, you’ll probably also want to checkout the Sager NP7856. Both laptops have the same core specs: an Intel Core i7-9750H, an RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 500GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz display.
The only difference between the two is in price. At the time of updating this guide, the HP Omen 15-inch model came in at ~$20 less than this Sager laptop.
However, as laptop prices constantly change, it would be worth comparing the prices on both the HP Omen 15 and this Sager model to see which one is more affordable at the time of your purchase.
Overall, both laptops are great options if you don’t need a larger 17.3-inch display.
6. MSI GF65 15.6″
Honorable mention #2
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-9750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
You could make a case for the MSI GF65 being the top overall pick on this list. For the most part, it has the same specs as the 15-inch HP Omen model and it comes in at ~$30 cheaper.
Along with its RTX 2060 GPU, the GF65 has an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It also has a 15.6-inch 1080P display. However, the one area where it does trail the 15-inch HP Omen is in refresh rate. The GF65 sports a 120Hz refresh rate and the HP Omen comes with a 144Hz refresh rate.
Ultimately, the 24Hz difference in refresh rate probably isn’t going to make a huge difference. So, if you want to save $30, the MSI GF65 is a very worthy alternative to the 15-inch HP Omen listed above.
7. ASUS TUF 15.6″
Honorable mention #3
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- AMD R7 3750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
One last option that we thought was worth mentioning was ASUS TUF RTX 2060 laptop. The TUF model is one of the only RTX 2060 laptops on the market that comes with an AMD-based CPU.
The R7 3750H that comes in this model will offer solid performance. However, in terms of pure gaming performance, the R7 3750H is going to trail behind the Intel Core i7-9750H.
And, unfortunately, this TUF model laptop isn’t priced accordingly to makeup for that performance difference. Right now, at just a little under ~$1,200, the ASUS TUF is a tough sell when for ~$200 cheaper you can get the Dell G7 and for just ~$60 more, you can get the MSI GF65.
Which RTX 2060 Laptop is Best for You?
The good news is that, while NVIDIA’s laptop GPUs are fairly expensive, 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 2060 laptop possible, there should be an option listed above that will suit your needs.