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Friday, February 23, 2024

Best RTX 3080 Laptops You Can Buy Right Now

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If you are looking for high-end gaming performance on the go then you want a laptop that has an Nvidia RTX 3080. This is one of the top-of-the-line graphics cards that Nvidia has to offer right now and it can play pretty much any game with all the settings cranked up. In this article, we are going to go over some of the best RTX 3080 laptops that you can buy right now.

Best RTX 3080 Laptops

The following are some of the best RTX 3080 laptops that you can buy right now:

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 | Memory: 1 TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch, QHD, 165 Hz

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is a very well-thought-out device. When you open up the screen the bottom lifts up in order to increase airflow and keep the components inside cool. The laptop is available in black and white, we recommend getting the black model since the backlighting of the keyboard is white and it is annoying on a white keyboard.

The G15 comes with a fingerprint scanner and the glass trackpad is pretty large and one of the best that I have used on a gaming laptop. The RTX 3080 is paired with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, so you get incredible multi-core performance if that is what you are looking for.

One of the downsides to this device is that it does have thick bezels around the screen, especially the chin. This is a bummer because clearly, Asus put a lot of thought into the design and the internals but the bezels are not as thin as other devices available right now. The display itself is very good with a 1440p resolution and 165 refresh rate.

Another thing worth mentioning is that there is no webcam. If you need to video call then you will need to get an external webcam or look into a different device. All things considered, this is an ideal laptop that is reasonably thin, light, and packs a lot of power.

The Breakdown

The following is what we like and dislike about the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15:

Pros:

  • Excellent multi-core CPU performance
  • Stealthy design
  • Solid build
  • Relatively light
  • Great keyboard

Cons:

  • No webcam
  • One RAM can be upgraded
  • No print screen button
  • Thick bezels around the screen

Gigabyte AORUS 15G

CPU: Intel Core i7-10870H | RAM: 32 GB DDR4 | Memory: 1 TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch, FHD, 240 Hz

The Gigabyte AORUS 15G is a very powerful machine that you can take with you. The weight is on par with the 16-inch Macbook Pro which makes it a great Windows alternative. The laptop has a very clean stealthy design which makes it less of a head-turner. The bezels around the screen are very thin but there is a slight chin.

The Intel Core i7-10870H is a bit dated but paired with the RTX 3080, it does deliver great performance and since the CPU is a bit older, you can get this laptop at a discounted price. Both RAM slots are accessible and there are 2 M.2 slots. One is populated and there is an extra one for storage expansion. The Wi-Fi card can be swapped as well.

The keyboard is a bit squashed together. While there is a Numpad, the keys can feel cramped. So this can be a hit or a miss depending on what you are used to. Another thing to keep in mind is that the webcam is located at the bottom of the screen or on the top portion of the keyboard which does not provide the ideal angle when video calling.

The Breakdown

The following is what we like and dislike about the Gigabyte AORUS 15G:

Pros:

  • Per key RGB keyboard
  • Stealthy design
  • fairly thin bezels
  • Upgradable RAM and SSDs
  • Decent thermals

Cons:

  • Keyboard layout can be a hit or a miss
  • Webcam on the bottom

MSI GS76 Stealth

CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H | RAM: 32 GB DDR4 | Memory: 1 TB SSD | Display: 17.3-inch, FHD, 300 Hz

The MSI GS76 Stealth is a 17-inch model so you get a bigger screen compared to other models on this list. The laptop has a matt black finish and looks very stealthy. Corners and edges are rounded off. The laptop is pretty thin coming in between the Aero 17 and Razer Blade Pro 17.

The laptop does come with a webcam in its proper location which is great. Previous models did have some keyboard sag while typing but that has been improved a lot and there is no keyboard flex while typing. The laptop is fairly simple to open but since the motherboard is inverted you only have easy access to the storage and Wi-Fi card.

Battery life is not great when gaming and you can play intensive titles for around 1.5 hours. You can however watch videos and stream content for around 5 hours before the battery drains entirely.

The Breakdown

The following is what we like and dislike about the MSI GS76 Stealth:

Pros:

  • RGB keyboard
  • Stealthy design
  • Upgradable RAM and SSDs
  • Decent thermals
  • Webcam at the top
  • Decent I/O
  • Easily accessible storage and Wi-Fi card

Cons:

  • Not ideal for VR
  • Fingerprint magnet

Razer Blade 14

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 | Memory: 1 TB SSD | Display: 14-inch, FHD, 165 Hz

The Razer Blade 14 has one of the best build quality and comes in a metal design. This does make it a fingerprint magnet but it feels amazing. It also has a very satisfying snap sound when closing the lid. It is pretty thin and light even when compared to the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15.

The RTX 3080 is paired with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, so you get incredible multi-core performance if that is what you are looking for. The webcam is on the top of the screen which is great. The keyboard is one of the best on the market right now and has per-key RGB lighting.

The glass trackpad is pretty high and is nice and accurate. There are speakers on both sides of the keyboard but the sound quality of mediocre with not a lot of base. It is worth mentioning that while you can open up the laptop and swap the storage and Wi-Fi card, the RAM is soldered on and cannot be upgraded.

All things considered, this is a great performing machine that has a small footprint. If portability is important to you then this is a great option. The downside is that the RAM cannot be upgraded.

The Breakdown

The following is what we like and dislike about the Razer Blade 14:

Pros:

  • Per key RGB
  • Stealthy premium design
  • Decent thermals
  • Webcam at the top
  • Easily accessible storage and Wi-Fi card

Cons:

  • Fingerprint magnet

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 | Memory: 1 TB | Display: 15.6-inch, FHD, 300 Hz

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 does not focus on being thin and light but provides better gaming performance instead. The back of the screen has a shiny ROG logo that has RGB lighting. The device is made of plastic but it does not feel cheap. There is a massive RGB lighting bar under the screen and the base of the laptop that provides an underglow.

The right side of the device is translucent and you can see through it. It is prone to fingerprints. The keyboard has optical switches so the keys are fast and tactile but they are loud as well. One of the cool features of that laptop is that the trackpad can turn into a Numpad if you press the Numlock button on it.

The RTX 3080 is paired with the 8-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, so you get incredible multi-core performance if that is what you are looking for. The performance is great and the fans do not get too loud either. The laptop does not have a webcam so if you want to do video calls then you will need to get an external webcam or look into another device.

The Breakdown

The following is what we like and dislike about the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021):

Pros:

  • Tactile keys
  • Flashy design
  • Upgradable RAM and SSDs
  • Decent thermals
  • Easily accessible storage and Wi-Fi card

Cons:

  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Plastic build
  • Power button does not have fingerprint reader
  • No Thunderbold 3 support
  • No webcam

These are some of the best RTX 3080 laptops that you can buy right now. If you are interested in a desktop gaming PC build then you can check out our recommended RTX 3080 and RX 6750 XT graphics cards.

Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
PC hardware enthusiast and avid gamer. Has been creating content for more than 8 years and has worked with multiple brands and renowned websites. Tech and gaming are more than just work, they are a passion and way of life for me.
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