NVIDIA's RTX family of GPUs are equipped with advanced processing cores and technologies like ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). You can not only purchase some of the best graphics card options for a desktop, but you can buy laptops already equipped with dedicated RTX GPUs. It's not always the most affordable option, but it's great for people who like to game on the go or don't want to go through the hassle of building a gaming rig. Here are a few examples of what's available.
MSI's GS65 Stealth is a gorgeous gaming laptop with a ridiculously thin chassis. Not only is the laptop lightweight, but it's also capable of handling more demanding games with an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU, 32GB of RAM, and Intel Core i7-8750H CPU. If you're a fan of Ultrabooks and other light notebooks, and have the money to spare, you'll want to consider this portable gaming rig.
You could say this Dell G5 15-inch gaming laptop is one of the more sensible options for RTX graphics because it's more affordable than other offerings, doesn't sport an aggressive "gamer" design, and rocks Dell's excellent post-purchase support. The RTX 2060 is joined by an Intel Core i7-8750H processor and 8GB of RAM, the latter being upgradable.
Compact and powerful
When Dell's G15 just won't do, the Alienware m15 comes ready for gaming. It houses at least an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, RTX 2060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM, but you can configure it to have an Intel Core i9 and RTX 2080 should you require the additional performance. It's a thin and stylish-looking laptop that packs a punch for 1080p gaming (4K available in the top configurations).
Republic of RGBs
The ASUS ROG Strix Hero II can't be mistaken for anything more than what it is — a truly powerful gaming laptop. Featuring an NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, it'll be able to play most modern games on high settings. The 144Hz 1080p display is also a stunner. More importantly, ASUS threw in ROG Aura Sync with RGB keyboard, logo and light bar for additional FPS in-game.
Out of this world
The Alienware Area 51m is a striking gaming laptop with a magnesium alloy chassis because only the best will do. The base model comes rocking an Intel Core i7-8700, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and at least an RTX 2060 GPU, so it's set for 1080p gaming. The top model comes with the same 1080p display but with an RTX 2080, unlocking incredible in-game performance.
The MSI GE75 Raider is a cracking laptop with a 144Hz 1080p display, RTX 2060 GPU, Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Whether you plan on playing some MOBA like League of Legends or powerhouse such as The Division 2, this laptop will be able to handle it.
Razer has been in the laptop making business for a few years now and the latest Razer Blade 15 is a beast with NVIDIA RTX GPUs. You'll need to ensure the configuration you're buying does not contain an older GTX card, but this does push the price up slightly, starting at around $2,300 for a RTX 2060 with Intel Core i7-8750H and 16GB of RAM.
Larger than life
The Legion Y740 from Lenovo is smart looking, but also houses a 17-inch display for the ultimate notebook gaming experience. The 1080p display is powered by an NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU alongside an Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, and 16GB of RAM. It's possible to upgrade to 32GB of RAm and an RTX 2080 but even the base model comes equipped with a G-Sync panel.
There's no wrong choice here since your decision will be swayed by which laptop you prefer the look of. All the options on this list are super powerful, portable gaming machines that'll set you back a pretty penny. Finding yourself spoiled for choice? The MSI GS65 Stealth (opens in new tab) is an excellent portable gaming machine that will get any job done and is lightweight. You may also be interested in our roundup of the very best graphics cards available today.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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