Best RTX 2070 Laptops for Gaming (2020)

We assessed the market for RTX 2070 laptops and narrowed them down to the top, with the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III being our overall best RTX 2080 laptop for 2020.

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Top Pick
Asus ROG Strix Scar III (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 240Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, Per-Key RGB KB, Windows 10, G531GW-DB76
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard, PH317-53-79KB
MSI GS75 Stealth-202 17.3" Razor Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop NVIDIA RTX 2080 8G Max-Q, 144Hz 3ms, Intel i7-8750H (6 cores), 16GB, 256GB NVMe, TB3, Per Key RGB, Win 10P, Matte Black with Gold Diamond cut
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019: Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 15.6" UHD 4K OLED 60Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3
CUK Gigabyte AERO 15 Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Max-Q, 15.6" 4K UHD, Windows 10 Pro) Slim Bezel Gamers Notebook Computer
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Asus ROG Strix Scar III
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-53-79KB
MSI GS75 Stealth 
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 17.3″ 
CUK Gigabyte AERO 15
Prime
Screen Size
15.6″
17.3″
17.3″
17.3″
15.6″
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-9750H
Intel i7-9750H
RAM
16GB
16GB
16GB
16GB
64GB
Max Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
4K
Refresh Rate
144Hz
144Hz
144Hz
144Hz
144Hz
Internal Storage
1TB PCIe Nvme SSD
512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
256GB NVMe
1TB PCIe Nvme SSD
2TB NVMe SSD
OS
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Top Pick
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Asus ROG Strix Scar III (2019) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 240Hz IPS Type Full HD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Nvme SSD, Per-Key RGB KB, Windows 10, G531GW-DB76
Title
Asus ROG Strix Scar III
Prime
Screen Size
15.6″
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM
16GB
Max Resolution
1080p
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Internal Storage
1TB PCIe Nvme SSD
OS
Windows 10 Home
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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 17.3" Full HD 144Hz 3ms IPS Display, Intel i7-9750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, RGB Backlit Keyboard, PH317-53-79KB
Title
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-53-79KB
Prime
Screen Size
17.3″
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM
16GB
Max Resolution
1080p
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Internal Storage
512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
OS
Windows 10 Home
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MSI GS75 Stealth-202 17.3" Razor Thin Bezel Gaming Laptop NVIDIA RTX 2080 8G Max-Q, 144Hz 3ms, Intel i7-8750H (6 cores), 16GB, 256GB NVMe, TB3, Per Key RGB, Win 10P, Matte Black with Gold Diamond cut
Title
MSI GS75 Stealth 
Prime
Screen Size
17.3″
CPU
Intel i7-8750H
RAM
16GB
Max Resolution
1080p
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Internal Storage
256GB NVMe
OS
Windows 10 Pro
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Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop 2019: Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 15.6" UHD 4K OLED 60Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB Lighting, Thunderbolt 3
Title
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701 17.3″ 
Prime
Screen Size
17.3″
CPU
Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM
16GB
Max Resolution
1080p
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Internal Storage
1TB PCIe Nvme SSD
OS
Windows 10 Home
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CUK Gigabyte AERO 15 Ultra Thin Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-9750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB Max-Q, 15.6" 4K UHD, Windows 10 Pro) Slim Bezel Gamers Notebook Computer
Title
CUK Gigabyte AERO 15
Prime
Screen Size
15.6″
CPU
Intel i7-9750H
RAM
64GB
Max Resolution
4K
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Internal Storage
2TB NVMe SSD
OS
Windows 10 Pro

Best RTX 2070 Laptop

ASUS ROG continue to rock the gaming laptop scene with the Strix Scar III. It holds up as a powerful compact laptop with comparable power to a pre-built gaming PC

Pros:
  • Great battery life
  • Beautiful RGB colors
  • Remarkable CPU speeds
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Heats up a lot
  • 240Hz may be too much

First of all, it has the best RGB lighting I’ve ever seen on a laptop. It feels like a cyberpunk device in your hands thanks to its retro great neon colors and eye-catching light movement. I would say this competes against the Razer Blade RGB. As for specs, you’ll get a RTX 2070: Intel Core i9-9880H CPU, 32GB of RAM and 240 Hz refresh rate. 240Hz is nice to have for competitive gaming, but do not expect to be pushing 240 FPS on the latest AAA games.

If you are primarily a competitive gamer, this is a great laptop, however if you need constant 240Hz  competitive gamine check out our best RTX 2080 gaming laptops review here.

Best Value RTX 2070 Laptop

The Helios 300 was one of the Top 10 Bestselling Gaming Laptops back in July 2019 for numerous reasons: power, affordability and durability. Arguably, this is the best Acer Predator ever made, and worth every penny.

Pros:
  • Affordable RTX laptop
  • Lightest Predator ever
  • Good battery life
Cons:
  • Underwhelming loudspeakers
  • Noisy fans
  • Gets heated easily

You will not find any better gaming laptop in its price range. In fact, it is the best you can buy value wise in this category. It is considered a “budget gaming laptop” yet it performs amazingly on triple-A games. The Helios 300 can run Apex Legends and CoD Modern Warfare at steady rates of 85-90 fps with settings on high, and can push 100 fps if you activate Turbo mode. It is also the lightest Predator ever made, compared to its predecessors. The only major downside here are the fans; they sound like miniature industrial air vents. All in all, it’s a great RTX 2070 gaming laptop for the price, if you’re on a tighter budget see our best 1000 dollar gaming laptops for 2019.

Best 17" RTX 2070

A strong contender in the RTX 2070 gaming laptop category, the GX701 proves its worth with stellar key specs and a large 17″ screen. It is everything you can ever hope for in an RTX 2070… for a high price, of course.

Pros:
  • Very lightweight
  • Cool to the touch
  • Classy RGB keyboard lighting
Cons:
  • Questionable touchpad placement
  • Lack of Ethernet LAN port
  • Expensive

The Zephyrus S GX701 has the largest screen in all of the laptops in this category; every other laptop uses a 15.6″ screen but this one has 17.3′, allowing you to see the high quality textures and highly-rendered models clearly. Not only is the GX701 powerful but it’s thin and light too – almost too light for a high-profile gaming laptop. It is made with top-tier specs for an expensive gaming laptop: 144 Hz refresh rate, 1080p, 3ms response time, G-Sync activation, 1TB SSD, full 1080p 60 fps webcam, i7-8750H and 24GB of RAM.

Zephyrus S has minor flaws but there’s a big annoyance here: the trackpad is on the right hand side and the keyboard is further back in the chassis – so balancing it on your lap (which you shoudln’t be doing) was not an option for us. But, despite its weird trackpad placement, it’s still a great laptop. If you have the budget for it, and you like Asus products – it’s worth the purchase, if you’re not sold on the GX701, check out our review of other 1500 dollar gaming laptops.

Best 4K RTX 2070 Laptop

The Blade series is Razer’s flagship gaming laptop, always saving it as the best for last. We saved the best for last (If you’re a Razer fan!), with the Razer Blade 4K 15.6″. The Blade has the power for 4K gaming and looks extremely clean and subtle (which we like).

Pros:
  • Amazing 4K display
  • Classy and lightweight design
  • Colorful RGB lighting
Cons:
  • Too expensive even for 4K
  • Oddly-placed USB ports
  • Minor performance issues

Razer Blade is at its best in its RTX 2080 form but if you’re looking for the same model but cheaper, the Blade also includes a 2070 version. Keep in mind that this models monitor has a lower refresh rate (144Hz is still plenty) but almost the same specs as the Blade RTX 2080. Of course, playing at 4K has its consequences: once at 4K, you can only run the game from 30 to 60 fps. But, if you’re not playing competitive games this should be fine (and if you are, you will be lowering your resolution).

Overall, it’s a great gaming laptop, and if you’re looking for a subtle, light machine with enough power for 4K + Ray Tracing , then we recommend the Razer Blade 4K, and if you’re on a much tighter budget see our review of the best gaming laptops under 800 dollars.

Best OLED RTX 2070

On par with the Razer Blade is the Gigabyte AERO 15. With a polished aluminium finish, 4K OLED display, beefy performance, and ergonomic keyboard, the AERO 15 is an excellent OLED laptop at a reasonable price.

Pros:
  • Clear and colorful OLED display
  • Lightweight aluminium design
  • Long battery life
Cons:
  • Odd camera placement
  • Meh RGB keyboard lighting
  • Loudspeakers lack bass

The Gigabyte Aero 15 monitor resolution can increase to 4K, although that will cause major performance issues, lowering frames on modern AAA games all the way down to 20 fps. However, at 1080p, everything feels butter smooth.

Two major flaws here, though: the camera placement at the bottom part of the screen and the RGB keyboard lighting. No seriously, who thought it was a good idea to put the camera underneath the screen?

If the camera is not a deal breaker, then this is still one of the best gaming laptops available in 2019.

What We Would Buy 

For most gamers the Acer Predator Helios 300 would be our recommendation for the overall best RTX 2070 laptop. It’s affordable yet it is so powerful, you’d forget why it was considered a “budget gaming laptop” in the first place. Sure, we’d pick the ASUS ROG Strix but not everyone can afford it.

If your budget allows, we would grab the ASUS ROG Strix Scar III, it is an amazing looking machine with a high build quality and powerful enough for the latest games. The Strix III is our best high-end RTX 2070 gaming laptop.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.