Nvidia & # 39; s new RTX Studio initiative is a series of laptops with a combination of software and hardware that is optimized for popular creative applications from Adobe, Epic, Autodesk and Unity, among others. Along with the software, including new Studio drivers that the company first introduced in March, Nvidia has also announced 17 RTX Studio laptops from six hardware partners: Acer, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI and Razer.
Many of the new laptops have a lot in common with the requirements of the Studio RTX program. This requires that they be equipped with an Intel Core i7 (H-series) or higher and the equivalent of an RTX 2060 or Quadro RTX 3000 or higher. However, there are some notable features in the range, such as the 120Hz 4K screen on the Razer Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition or the dual screen design of the Asus ZenBook Pro Duo and HP Omen X 2S.
Here is a brief summary of every RTX Studio laptop that has been announced so far:
Acer has announced two Studio laptops as part of the initiative – the ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 9 – two laptops based on existing models announced last month. The ConceptD 7 is made possible by a Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 and a 9th generation Intel Core i7 and has a 15.4-inch 4K IPS screen. We don't have full details of the RTX Studio version of the ConceptD 9 yet, but it's probably similar to the model announced last month, which contained a transforming 17.3-inch 4K screen.
Asus has three Studio laptops. There is the StudioBook S 700G3T and W500, which will support both the new mobile Quadro GPU & # 39; s from Nvidia and the ZenBook Pro Duo. In the latter case, the & # 39; Duo & # 39; to the dual screens: there is a 16: 9 4K OLED panel above and a 32: 9 IPS screen above the keyboard that can be used as a control panel or extended monitor. Internally it supports up to an eight-core Intel Core i9 processor and an Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU.
Dell has only one studio laptop, but the Alienware m15 Creators Edition comes in a number of different configurations that include both RTX 2080 and RTX 2060 GPUs and up to an eight-core 9th generation Intel Core i9-9980HK. The standard Alienware m15 also includes a range of different refresh rates and resolutions for its 15.6-inch screen, including HD panels with a refresh frequency of 60 Hz or 240 Hz, all the way up to a 4K OLED panel with a refresh frequency of 60 Hz ( although it is unclear which of them are available in the Creators Edition model, specifically).
The Aero 17 and Aero 15 from Gigabyte both come with an Nvidia RTX 2080 and an Intel Core i9-9980H. Not surprising, given their name, the big difference between the two laptops is their screen dimensions. The Aero 17 is equipped with a 17.3-inch screen, while the screen of the Aero 15 is a bit smaller at 15.6 inches. Both can be configured with a 4K display or an HD display with a high refresh rate. The Aero 15 will be available in June, while the Aero 17 is expected to be launched in August, according to TechRadar.
HP & # 39; s Omen X 2S is the second laptop in this list with a second screen. A gaming-focused version of the laptop was announced a few weeks ago, but for the Studio model, the second 6-inch screen offers benefits for creative functions instead of games. There is also the HP Omen 15 – GeForce RTX Studio, which offers a more traditional laptop design. Both models contain graphics chips from Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and up to 4K screens.
MSI has the largest range of RTX Studio laptops, including the WS65, WS75 and WE75. The range also includes the P75 and P65, which were those first announced last month. The WS65 seems to be the flagship of the range, with an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 and a steep starting price of $ 3,499.
Finally, Razer has a few RTX Studio laptops, the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition and Razer Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition. Both can be configured with up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card, but the Razer Blade 15 is the pinnacle of an Intel Core i7-9750H while the Blade 17 can be equipped with a more powerful i9-9880H. The most impressive advantage of the Razer Blade 17, however, is the display, which in addition to a resolution of 4K offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Both laptops will appear this fall.