The RTX 2080 is the new king of laptop GPUs and, in this guide, we’ve taken a look at nine of the best RTX 2080 laptops for 2020.
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 nine of the best RTX 2080 laptops that are available right now. This changes frequently as newer models are introduced into 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, an extreme option, and the top 4K RTX 2080 laptop.
ASUS ROG G703GX
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S
MSI GT76 Titan
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 overall
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i9-9980HK CPU
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
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 when you bring price into the equation. Along with its RTX 2080 GPU, it comes with an extreme Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 32GB of DDR4 memory, and dual 512GB NVME SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.
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 why there is a lack of G-Sync displays on these RTX 2080 laptops. However, the G703GX is one of the RTX 2080 laptops that comes with G-Sync.
And, seeing as how the G703GX is priced similar to the other options on the market, 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. ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 15.6″
Top 240Hz RTX 2080 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-9750H CPU
- 240Hz / 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 ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is one of the first options to bring a 240Hz refresh rate display to the laptop market.
The Zephyrus S also comes with a new Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a 15.6″ 1080P display.
In comparison to our top pick, the ASUS ROG G703GX, the ROG Zephyrus S comes with a weaker CPU, a smaller display, less memory, less storage, and without G-Sync. However, it does come in at nearly ~$1,000 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 ROG Zephyrus S, I’d probably go with the ROG Zephyrus S 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 a bit more 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. HP Omen 17.3″
The best option for the money
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 one of the cheapest RTX 2080 laptop options, the HP Omen.
At a little under $2,000, the HP Omen comes in at ~$500 less expensive than the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S listed above. The main sacrifice on the HP Omen is that it doesn’t have G-Sync technology or as much SSD storage capacity as the other options on this list.
The HP Omen comes with 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a secondary 1TB hard drive, and a 144Hz refresh rate. The Omen does come with a 17.3″ display, though, so despite being one of the cheapest RTX 2080 laptops on the market, it still offers a larger display.
It should be noted that the HP Omen is not the cheapest RTX 2080 laptop on the market. The cheapest option is the MSI GE63 Raider, which can be found in the Honorable Mention section below. However, the GE63 Raider is only ~$30 cheaper and comes with an older Intel Core i7-8750H instead of a newer Intel Core i7-9750H and it has a smaller 15.6-inch display.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for the most performance possible for the least amount possible, the HP Omen strikes a nice balance between cost and performance. You could save a little bit by opting for the G363 Raider, but, in our opinion, for the $30 you save, you lose a lot more in processing power and screen real estate.
4. MSI GT76 TITAN DT 17.3″
The most extreme RTX 2080 laptop
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i9-9900K CPU
- 64GB DDR4 RAM
Look at you Mr. Hot Shot… You think you’re good enough for this laptop? Because this is one of the baddest laptops on the planet…
MSI’s TITAN series laptops are no joke. They’re big, heavy, desktop-replacement machines suited for only the most serious users. And, their GT76 DT might be the best option currently available for hardcore gamers.
Along with its RTX 2080 GPU, the GT76 TITAN DT sports an Intel Core i9-9900K, 64GB of RAM, dual 1TB NVME SSDs in RAID 0 configuration, and a secondary 2TB hard drive. It also sports a larger 1080P 17.3-inch display that has a 240Hz refresh rate.
Surprisingly, the GT76 TITAN DT isn’t even the most expensive option on this list. At ~$3,500, it is only about ~$200 more expensive than the ASUS ROG G703GX. However, the one advantage that the ROG G703GX has over the GT76 TITAN is that the G703GX comes with G-Sync, whereas the TITAN does not.
But, the TITAN also comes with the higher 240Hz refresh rate, a better CPU, more memory, and more storage.
So, if you can live without G-Sync in order to get the better all-around system, the GT76 is probably the option for you.
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 a pretty good deal, though. It comes in at ~$300 less than our Top Pick, the ASUS G703GX, while maintaining similar components. It has a weaker CPU than the GX703 (but, it still comes with the very strong Intel Core i7-9750H), less storage (it comes with a 1TB NVME SSD), and it doesn’t come with G-Sync.
I suppose, though, that one use-case where the GX701 would make sense over the GX703 is for a user that likes the hardware that the G703X has, 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. Razer Blade 15
Honorable mention #2
While we have had the Razer Blade 15 as our top pick for the best 240Hz RTX 2080 laptop in the past, with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S now offering a 240Hz display at a much lower cost, we don’t consider the Razer Blade 15 to offer as good of price-to-performance.
The Razer Blade 15 comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6″ 1080P display. So, it basically has the same extact specs as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S. However, it comes in at nearly ~$500 more than the Zephyrus S.
So, while the Razer Blade 15 is a great laptop and will provide excellent performance, there really isn’t any reason to spend $500 more for it when you could get essentially the same laptop from ASUS for a lot less money.
8. MSI GE63 Raider 15.6″
Honorable mention #3
- 1920 x 1080 Screen
- Intel i7-8750H CPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
If you’re looking for the cheapest RTX 2080 laptop on the market, then you’ll want to check out the MSI GE63 Raider. As we mentioned above, the GE63 Raider comes in at about ~$30 cheaper than the HP Omen.
It has an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB NVME SSD, and a backup 1TB hard drive. It also comes with a 15.6-inch 1080P 144Hz display.
For a price of just under ~$1,900, all of that hardware, plus an RTX 2080 GPU seems like a steal. However, considering that for just a bit more you can get the HP Omen, which has a bigger display and a higher-end processor, it seems like a no-brainer to go with the HP model instead of the GE63.
Of course, if the GE63 were to go on sale and drop further in price, or the HP Omen were to jump up in price, the GE63 may be worth considering. So, before you write-off the GE63 completely, make sure you check its current price.
9. Acer Predator Triton 900 17.3″
Honorable mention #4
Another high-end RTX 2080 laptop option is Acer’s Predator Triton 900. The Triton 900 comes with an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, a 17.3-inch 1080P G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB NVME SSD.
Unlike a lot of the other RTX 2080 laptops out there, the Triton 900 does come with a 144Hz G-Sync display. The problem, though, is that for about ~$400 less, you can get the G703GX, which also has a G-Sync display and it comes with a better processor and more storage. Or, for ~$200 less, you can get the GT76 Titan, which has a better processor, more storage, more memory, and a higher refresh rate (but, it doesn’t have G-Sync.)
So, in the end, unless the Triton 900 comes down significantly in price, there are better options out there that either offer similar or better specs.
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 nine 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.