With NVIDIA’s newest GPUs taking over the upper-end of the gaming laptop market, we’ve taken a look at seven of the best RTX 2070 laptops currently available to help you find the right laptop for your gaming needs.
We recently compared the top RTX 2080 laptops and, today, we’ll take a look at some of the best RTX 2070 laptops. And, whereas the RTX 2080 laptops will offer a bit more in-game performance, in terms of price-to-performance, the RTX 2070 will still be able to provide ideal performance, but at a lower price-point.
So, if you don’t quite have enough to spend in order to get a higher-end RTX 2080 laptop (prices start at around ~$2,200), these RTX 2070 laptops are a nice alternative. And, we’ve listed seven different RTX 2070 laptop options starting at ~$2,000 and have rated them based on the price they come in at and the hardware they come with.
**For those of you that may also be considering building a new desktop (or upgrading an existing one), check out our guide on the best RTX 2070 video cards.
A Quick Look at the Best RTX 2070 Laptops
The table below showcases our four favorite picks for the top RTX 2070 laptops across a few different categories. We’ve selected our picks for the best overall RTX 2070 laptop, a runner-up pick, the best option with a 17-inch screen, and the best 4K RTX 2070 laptop.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar III
*To learn more about each of these laptops, Click the “Read Review »” link to read our overview on that specific option. We’ve also picked a few Honorable Mention options, which you can see by scrolling further down on this page.
1. ASUS ROG Strix Scar III 15.6″
The best RTX 2070 laptop
Most of the RTX 2070 laptops on this list are all fairly similar. The only real differences between them are their screen sizes, their screen resolution (the Razer Blade 4K comes with a 4K resolution display), the amount of storage they have, their refresh rate, and their price.
But, all of the options on this list come with an Intel Core i7-9750H or 8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and, of course, an RTX 2070 GPU. So, based on those specs alone, most of these laptops will provide similar performance. Therefore, price and refresh rate were the biggest determining factor in how we rated them.
And, in our opinion, at ~$2,100, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III offers the best price-to-performance out of the other options on this list. It is the cheapest RTX 2070 laptop on this list, but there aren’t many sacrifices. It comes with a 15.6-inch 1080P 240Hz display and a 1TBB NVME SSD.
The next cheapest option, the Gigabyte AORUS (which is listed below) comes in at about ~$100 more and offers essentially the same specs, which the only difference being that the AORUS comes with a 2TB secondary hard drive to go along with the 512GB SSD.
So, if you’re looking for more storage, you might want to consider opting for the Gigabyte AORUS instead—although, you can pick up a 2TB hard for less than the $100 difference between the two laptops and install it yourself.
The other option you might want to consider is the ASUS GX701 as it has a larger 17.3-inch display. But, you will pay a premium to get that larger display, as the GX701 comes in at ~$300 more expensive than the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III and it has a lower refresh rate (144Hz). And, at that price, you could just spend a little more to get an RTX 2080 laptop—which will give you even more performance.
So, when all things are considered, if you don’t need a larger display, and you don’t mind either starting out with less storage, or adding more storage yourself, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III is, in our opinion, the best RTX 2070 laptop available right now.
2. Gigabyte AORUS 15.6″
Our runner-up RTX 2070 laptop
We’ve already laid out the case above for why you might want to choose our runner-up pick, the Gigabyte AORUS, over our top pick, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III. And, that is that, for just ~$100 more than the Scar III, the Gigabyte AORUS offers essentially the same specs, but it also comes with a 2TB secondary hard drive.
Of course, as we mentioned above, you could always purchase a 2TB 2.5-inch hard drive for less than $100 and install it into the Scar III to make the two options even in terms of storage. However, if you don’t want to have to go through that hassle, the AORUS will offer you more storage out-of-the-box.
The Gigabyte AORUS also comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 15.6-inch 1080P 240Hz display.
In terms of gaming performance, the RTX 2070 GPU inside of it will allow it to run any game on max settings with no problems. But, then again, since every other laptop on this list has an RTX 2070 in it, as well as an i7-9750H or 8750H processor and 16GB of RAM, all of the other options will near identical levels of in-game performance, too.
So, the real selling point of the AORUS over the other options on this list is its price-point and the selling point it has over the cheaper ROG Strix Scar III is the extra storage capacity it has in it.
3. ASUS GX701 17.3″
The top 17″ RTX 2070 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-9750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
I’m a fan of having as much screen real estate as possible. And, if you’re like me, and you want a bigger display, then your best bet is ASUS’s ROG Zephyrus S GX701, as it comes with a 17.3-inch display instead of the smaller 15.6-inch display that the rest of the laptops on this list comes with.
However, it should be noted that, while the GX701 does come with a larger display, you will pay a premium to get it. The GX701 comes in at ~$400 more expensive than the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III and ~$300 more expensive than the Gigabyte AORUS.
With a 1TB SSD, the GX701 does have the same amount of storage capacity as the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III, but it’s also less than the Gigabyte AORUS.
Like the other two options, though, the GX701 comes with 16GB of RAM, an i7-9750H processor, and a 1080P display. However, the Scar III and AORUS come with 240Hz refresh rate displays, which is nearly double the 144Hz refresh rate the GX701 comes with.
A 144Hz refresh rate is still plenty good enough for even the most hardcore gamers. However, if you don’t absolutely need that extra screen real estate, you could save a bit of money and get a higher refresh rate laptop by opting for the Scar III or the Gigabyte AORUS.
4. Razer Blade 4K 15.6″
Best 4K RTX 2070 laptop
- 3840 x 2160 Screen
- Intel i7-8750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
While, on a hardware basis, the Razer Blade 4K is a worthy option for anyone who wants a 4K laptop that will deliver a solid gaming experience. It’s a tough sell, though, because for the same price, you could land the ASUS ROG G703GX, which, while it doesn’t have a 4K display, it does come with a larger screen size (17.3″), NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, and a higher-end RTX 2080 GPU.
But, if you are deadset on a 4K gaming laptop, the Razer Blade 4K isn’t a bad option. Its Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and its RTX 2070 GPU are good enough to have you playing most games at ~60 FPS on max settings.
The lack of G-Sync might hurt the Razer Blade a bit, though, in those games where the RTX 2070 can’t quite maintain 60 FPS at 4K. And, if you have more money to spend, the MSI GT75 Titan might be worth considering. It is also a 4K laptop, but it comes with a more powerful RTX 2080 GPU and G-Sync.
5. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 15.6″
Honorable mention #1
Another worthy RTX 2070 laptop option worth mentioned is ASUS’ ROG Zephyrus S. In terms of pure specifications, the ROG Zephyrus S isn’t too much different than the other laptops on this list. However, the one thing it does bring to the table that most of the other options on this list don’t quite offer, is a much lighter design.
At 4.63-pounds, the ROG Zephyrus S is the second lightest RTX 2070 laptop on this list. The only lighter option is the Gigabyte AERO listed below (4.40-pounds). However, the AERO comes in at ~$2,400, whereas the Zephyrus S comes in at $2,000.
The AERO does come with a 1TB SSD, though, whereas the Zephyrus S only comes with a 512GB SSD. So, if you want more storage out-of-the-box and you don’t mind paying more for it, then the Gigabyte AERO wins on both storage capacity and weight.
However, since you can pick up a 500GB SATA SSD for less than $100, you could just add another SSD to the Zephyrus and still come out paying less for the same amount of storage.
6. GIGABYTE AERO 15.6″
Honorable mention #2
As mentioned above, the Gigabyte AERO is the lightest RTX 2070 laptop on this list, weighing in at just ~4.40-pounds. It also comes with an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz IPS display, and a 1TB NVME SSD.
While those specs are all great and the 1TB SSD is the largest SSD you’ll find on any of the options on this list, its ~$2,200 price tag makes it quite a bit more expensive than some of the other options on this list. In fact, for about the same price you could land yourself the Acer Predator Triton 500, which has basically the same specs, but comes with an RTX 2080 GPU and NVIDIA’s G-Sync.
The Acer Predator Triton 500 also weighs in at ~4.6 pounds, so it’s not too much heaver either.
The bottom line is that, unless the Gigabyte AERO drops down in price significantly, you’d be better off looking elsewhere.
7. Razer Blade 15.6″
Honorable mention #3
Finally, we have the Razer Blade 15. The Razer Blade 15’s main downfall is the price it comes in at. At ~$2,400 it costs more than some of the RTX 2080 laptops that are on the market.
It also costs more than the Gigabyte AERO and it weighs more than it, too. Not only is it a bit heavier than the AERO, but it also comes with the least amount of storage out of the RTX 2070 laptops on this list. It costs ~$500 more than our top pick, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III, and ~$300 more than our runner-up pick, the Gigabyte AORUS, despite those laptops coming with a lot more storage. Even the MSI GE75 comes in at ~$300 less expensive, despite coming with a larger 17-inch display.
So, unless the Razer Blade 15 drops significantly in price, I’d choose one of the other options listed above instead, as they will offer more bang for your buck.
Which RTX 2070 Laptop is Best for You?
If you’re in the market for a new high-end gaming laptop and you have a moderate amount to spend ($~1,800-$2,500), an RTX 2070 laptop is an option you’ll want to consider. We’ve highlighted seven of the best RTX 2070 laptops currently available above and so, if you are looking to get a new gaming laptop, one of the options above would be worth checking out.
If you need help picking the right gaming laptop for your needs, check out our post on What to Look for In A Gaming Laptop.