What you need to know

  • SIGGRAPH is the world's number one computer graphicsl conference.
  • NVIDIA is announcing 10 new laptops in its RTX Studio program.
  • New releases come from HP, Dell, Lenovo and BOXX.
  • NVIDIA has also announced a new Studio Driver with support for 30-bit color on all GPUs.

NVIDIA has hit the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in LA with a bang, announcing that its hardware partners are launching another 10 laptops as part of the RTX Studio program. With these latest additions, it takes the total number of RTX Studio laptops announced to date up to 27, with a wide variety of specs and prices.

The hardware announced at SIGGRAPH comes from Dell, HP, Lenovo and BOXX, and there will be a laptop available from every major hardware manufacturer that supports RTX Studio.

The new laptops revealed today also cover both the consumer and professional space, with options that begin at the RTX 2060 and go all the way up to the recently announced Quadro 5000.

  • The Lenovo Legion Y740 Studio Edition will be available in 15- and 17-inch versions with up to an RTX 2080 GPU and should be available from the fall.
  • Lenovo's ThinkPad P53 and P73 are also available in both 15- and 17-inch versions, with up to a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU on offer. The P53 has previously been announced and is available to purchase now, while the P73 will be available from some time in August.
  • The Dell Precision 7540 and Precision 7740 are available now with up to a Quadro 3000 and Quadro 5000 respectively. The Quadro RTX 3000 will add $669 to the base price of the 7540, while going all the way up to a Quadro RTX 5000 in the 7740 will cost an additional $2,350 over base.
  • HP's zBook comes in both 15- and 17-inch form factors with up to a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, and the 15-inch model is available now.
  • BOXX GoBOXX SLM laptops are available with a Quadro RTX 3000 GPU in the 15-inch version and either Quadro RTX 3000 or 4000 in the 17-incher

In addition to the new hardware, NVIDIA has also announced a new Studio Driver that brings a number of optimizations, including support for 30-bit color in OpenGL apps like Photoshop and Premiere Pro to all of its supported GPUs. The new driver also brings optimizations for a number of new apps, including Blender, Vegas Pro, Autodesk Arnold, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Substance Painter and Octane Render.

It continues to be remarkable just how much performance can be squeezed from a laptop, and while the lines between consumer, prosumer and professional continue to blur, NVIDIA's Studio Program has something for everyone.

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