The RTX 2080 is the new king of laptop GPUs and, in this guide, we’ve taken a look at seven of the best RTX 2080 laptops currently available.
If you have a large budget and you want to get a gaming laptop with the most powerful GPU possible in it, then your best bet at the moment (and, likely, for the forseeable future), is to go with an RTX 2080 laptop.
In this guide, we’ve rated and compared seven of the best RTX 2080 laptops that are available right now. This list will likely change over the coming months as more options hit the market. But, if you’re looking to buy today, one of the options in this guide will serve you well.
*Note: If you are also considering getting a desktop, check out our guide on the best RTX 2080 graphics cards.
A Quick Look at the Best RTX 2080 Laptops
If you want a quick overview on the top RTX 2080 laptops, the table below highlights our picks for the best overall option, an RTX 2080 laptop with a 240Hz refresh rate display, the best value option, and the top 4K RTX 2080 laptop.
ASUS ROG G703GX
Razer Blade 15
Acer Predator Triton 500
MSI GE75 Raider-023
MSI GT75 TITAN
*For more information on each of these laptops, Click the “Read Review »” link under the “Check Price” button on to skip down to our overview on it. You can also scroll fdown on this post to check out our Honorable Mention selections.
1. ASUS ROG G703GX 17.3″
The best RTX 2080 laptop
The reality is that, the current crop of RTX 2080 laptops are all fairly similar to each other in terms of specs. So, while there are a few hardware differences between the options on this list, the biggest differences between them are in the prices they come in at.
At this point, ASUS’ ROG G703GX looks like the best option overall. Along with its RTX 2080 GPU, it comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 32GB of DDR4 memory, a 512GB NVME SSD, and a 1TB hard drive.
For the G703GX’s screen, it comes with a 17.3-inch 1080P 144Hz IPS G-Sync display. It is one of only a handful of laptops with an RTX GPU in it that also comes with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. I’m not sure if the lack of G-Sync displays on these RTX laptops is just the result of these companies trying to get an RTX GPU into a laptop as quickly as possible, or if companies are foregoing G-Sync technology altogether as they thing the higher refresh rate displays make adaptive-sync technology less necessary.
But, seeing as how the G703GX is one of the more affordable RTX 2080 laptops at the moment, the G-Sync compatibility helps make it stand out over similarly-priced or more expensive options.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for the most well-rounded gaming laptop with an RTX 2080 GPU in it in terms of price-to-performance, then, right now, that appears to be the ASUS ROG G703GX.
2. Razer Blade 15
Top 240Hz RTX 2080 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-9750H CPU
- 144Hz / IPS Panel
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
240Hz refresh rate displays have been a popular option for hardcore competitive gamers for a year or so now, but until recently, they were only available for desktop users. The Razer Blade 15 is one of the first options to bring a 240Hz refresh rate display to the laptop market.
The Razer Blade 15 also comes with a new Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6″ 1080P display.
In comparison to our top pick, the ASUS ROG G703GX, the Razer Blade 15 comes with a smaller display, less memory, less storage, and without G-Sync. However, it does come in at nearly ~$300 less expensive despite offering almost double the refresh rate. And, it weighs quite a bit less as well.
So, if it were me and I had to choose between the G703GX and the Razer Blade 15, I’d probably go with the Razer Blade if I wanted a more compact option, or I needed the competitive edge that the 240Hz refresh rate display can offer. Both options are great choices, though, and if you don’t mind spending ~$300 more, the extra storage and memory on the G703GX, as well as NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, might be the better option for you.
3. Acer Predator Triton 500 15.6″
The best option for the money
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-8750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
If you have a large budget to spend and you want to get a laptop with the best GPU in it possible, but you also want to be a bit more budget-conscious and not spend an unnecessary amount, then you might want to consider the cheapest RTX 2080 laptop option, the Acer Predator Triton 500.
At a little under $2,300, the Acer Predator Triton 500 comes in at ~$200 less expensive than the next cheapest option in this guide, the MSI GE75 Raider-023. The main sacrifice on the Triton 500 is that it doesn’t come with the newer i7-9750H processor, opting for the older i7-8750H instead (at least, for now). Although, whereas some of the other cheaper RTX 2080 laptops forego NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, the Predator Triton 500 does include G-Sync despite its lower price tag.
The Triton also comes with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 144Hz refresh rate. The Triton does come with a smaller 15.6″ display, so if you want as big of a picture as possible, you’ll probably be better off with the ROG G703GX listed above.
But, ultimately, if you can live without the larger screen, the Acer Predator Triton 500 comes with just about everything else, but at a much lower price tag than the competition.
4. MSI GE75 Raider-023 17.3″
RTX 2080 laptop w/most storage
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-8750H CPU
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
For ~$500 less than the ASUS ROG G703GX, the MSI GE75 Radier-023 comes with a lot more storage. Whereas the G703GX comes with a modest 512GB SSD and a 1TB secondary drive, the MSI GE75 Raider-023 comes with a 1TB NVME SSD and a 2TB secondary hard drive. So, even though the G703GX offers a lot of storage, the Raider-023 still provides double that. The Raider-023 also offers double the memory than the G703GX offers, too (32GB vs. 16GB)—which could come in handy if you have some more CPU-intensive tasks that you’ll need to carry out on your laptop.
The downside of the GE75 when compared to the ASUS G703GX and the Acer Predator Triton 500, though, is that the G703GX and Triton 500 come with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, wheras the GE75 does not. Again, it’s tough to say how much of a real world impact having G-Sync will have with a high-end GPU like an RTX 2080. But, since the two laptops are the same price, if it were me, I’d go with the option that has G-Sync.
Yes, the GE75 has more storage and memory than the other options on this list, but the 1.5TB of total drive space and 16GB of memory that the G703GX have will likely be more than enough for even the most serious gamers. If you could utilize the extra storage space and memory, though, and you don’t mind losing out on G-Sync, then the GE75 Raider-023 is definitely a worthy option to consider.
5. MSI GT75 TITAN 17.3″
The best 4K RTX 2080 laptop
- 3840 x 2160 Screen
- Intel i9-9980HK CPU
- 64GB DDR4 RAM
Achieving legitimate in-game performance on a 4K display has been a daunting task even in desktop settings. For laptop users, it has been even harder to accomplish due to the smaller and more compact nature of laptops themselves.
However, NVIDIA’s new RTX lineup of laptop GPUs is better-able to handle 4K gaming than previous generations and, with the RTX 2080, it is now more plausible than ever to game at 4K on a laptop.
Again, RTX-series laptops have only been out since the beginning of the year and so there aren’t a ton of 4K laptops with RTX GPUs in them at the moment. But, one of the best options currently is MSI’s GT75 TITAN. It comes with a 17.3″ 4K 60Hz G-Sync display to go along with its RTX 2080 GPU.
With an Intel Core i9-9980HK, the TITAN also comes with the most powerful CPU compared to the other options on this list. It also sports an insane 64GB of RAM and a 1TB NVME SSD.
And, the 4K G-Sync display it comes with drives the price up to about ~$1,000 higher than our top pick, the ASUS ROG G703GX. But, if you want a 4K gaming experience in a laptop format, this is probably your best option currently availble.
6. ASUS ROG GX701 17.3″
Honorable mention #1
The reality is that our Honorable Mention picks won’t offer a noticeable performance difference when compared to the top picks listed above. However, in terms of price-to-performance, they do lag a little behind.
The ASUS ROG GX701 comes in at ~$300 more than our Top Pick, the ASUS G703GX, but doesn’t offer any major hardware upgrades. It has less storage than both the GX701 and the GE75 (it comes with a 1TB NVME SSD), and, while it does come with a G-Sync display (which the GE75 does not come with), it has the same processor, memory, and display as the less expensive G703GX. And, the G703GX has a more robust cooling solution.
I suppose, though, that one use-case where the GX701 would make sense is for a user that likes the hardware that the G703GX, but who prefers a more lightweight laptop. If that’s the case for you and as long as you don’t mind paying a few hundred more to get a lighter laptop, then the GX701 (~6-pounds) would be a nice alternative to the G703GX (~10-pounds).
7. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 15.6″
Honorable mention #2
Speaking of lighter laptops, if you don’t need an option with a 17-inch display, there are a couple of RTX 2080 laptops that come with a smaller 15.6-inch display as well as a compact design that makes them more light-weight options. We’ve already covered the Acer Predator Triton 500 above, but the other 15.6-inch RTX 2080 laptop worth considering is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S.
For all sakes and purposes, the two laptops are pretty much identical in terms of hardware, and performance. However, the Acer Predator Triton 500 comes in at a much lower price tag (~$400 less) and it comes with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology. And, for both of those reasons, we deem it to be the better option overall.
Both laptops have an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 512GB NVME SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz display. And, both options weigh in at 4.63-pounds.
So, unless the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S drops down in price, or you can grab it on sale, for right now, the Acer Predator Triton 500 is the better option.
8. MSI GS75 Stealth 17.3″
Honorable mention #3
The MSI G75 Stealth is another worthy option to consider if you’re looking for an RTX 2080 laptop. In fact, in the first edition of this guide, we had it ranked as our top pick for the most affordable gaming laptop with an RTX 2080 in it. However, since the first wave of 2080 laptops released, newer options have emerged and pricing on existing models has changed.
And, with those changes, the MSI G75 Stealth’s price has stayed the same, while other options have come in underneath it.
Still, though, the G75 Stealth comes with the core hardware that will deliver an optimal in-game experience: an Intel Core i7-8750H, 16GB of RAM, and a 17.3″ 144Hz display. With only a 256GB SSD, though, it doesn’t come with a ton of storage out-of-the-box.
In the end, unless the G75 Stealth were to drop significantly in price, or you’re able to get it on sale for a steep discount, there are better options out there for the price.
Which RTX 2080 Laptop is Best for You?
Whether you’re looking for the best deal, the most storage, an option that comes with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, a 4K option, or the lightest option possible, one of the seven RTX 2080 laptops listed above should work for your needs. Ultimately, with an RTX 2080 laptop, all of these laptops should be able to provide a high-end gaming experience.
For more information on choosing the right gaming laptop for your needs, check out our guide on What to Look for In A Gaming Laptop.