Today we will present to you a shortlist of the current notebooks equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 with Max-Q technology.
The RTX 2060 is a mid-range Turing GPU based on the TU106 chip. It has 1920 shader units, 48 ROPs, a 192-bit memory bus, and 6GB GDDR6 memory. The frequencies are the following – 960MHz to 1200MHz base and boost clock, and 14000MHz memory clock. The full-blown TU106 has two variants with different TDPs – 80W and 90W.
The Max-Q version of TU106 is the same card but it’s downclocked and has lower TDP levels.
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First in our list is the Acer Predator Triton 500. This slim laptop comes with an RTX 2060 or an RTX 2060 Max-Q. The 15.6-inch display is an IPS panel with 144Hz and G-Sync enabled for a smoother experience. The cooling solution has three fans – a powerful GPU like RTX 2080 Max-Q (option) needs a capable cooling.
The 1.8cm height of the laptop and the weight of just over 2.0 kg makes it very suitable to carry around. Despite being thin and light, it’s actually pretty sturdy as the aluminum construction gives the needed rigidity.
Acer Predator Helios 300
A well-priced laptop for gaming. The build quality is good, the keyboard (with optional RGB backlight) is comfortable with its nice key travel and big arrow keys. The turbo key is here – ramping the cooling fans at 100% but at the same time the innards are freezing, the frame rates are higher as well as the frequencies of the CPU and GPU.
The panel is a fast 144Hz PWM-free screen (BOE NV156FHM-N4K). The battery life is very good for a gaming laptop and there are two M.2 NVMe slots as well. The lack of Thunderbolt and SD card slot should not stop buyers.
Acer ConceptD 7
The white design makes this notebook unique and different. The bright 4K display (AUO B156ZAN03.1) doesn’t use PWM and its viewing angles are good. On board we have Thunderbolt support and two M.2 slots. Battery life is more than fine – 11 hours of Web browsing and more than 7 hours of videos.
The notebook gets a bit warm on the bottom plate after long and heavy loads.
AORUS 15 (15-W9, X9, XA, WA, SA)
No review from us about AORUS 15. In the meantime we like the design, the backlit keyboard, and the big touchpad. Hardware-wise, AORUS 15 looks good with its 144Hz to 240Hz display options, powerful enough CPUs like Intel Core i7-9750H, and great NVIDIA GPUs – you can choose from GTX 1660 Ti up to RTX 2070.
AORUS 15: Full Specs
Here comes the Alienware M15. Featuring not only NVIDIA’s RTX 2060, but it can be configured up to an RTX 2080 for better performance. CPU options include up to a Core i9 for the enthusiasts. Other fancy features include magnesium alloy for lightness, a very narrow bezel and a display with an optional 144Hz refresh rate.
Alienware s new Cryo-Tech 2 cooling technology is present to optimize component cooling. You can get the M15 with an optional 90Wh battery for a longer life span and all that is packed into an 18mm form that weighs just 2.16 kg.
Alienware M15: Full Specs
Alienware m15 R2
Another upcoming jewel from Alienware. We don’t have detailed review yet, but it looks promising with powerful Intel i7 CPUs, IPS screens (as well as 144Hz to 240Hz options), magnesium body, and rich list of GPUs starting with GTX 1660 Ti (up to RTX 2080 Max-Q).
Alienware m15 R2: Full Specs
Next up from Alienware comes the bigger M17. It’s also built to stand out with its firm and light magnesium inner chassis and other premium components. Boasting an RTX 2060, that can be configured up to an RTX 2080 Max-Q and various other things like a 60Wh battery upgradeable to a 90Wh one.
The display is a 17.3-inch FHD unit with an optional 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage. Additionally, the Cryo-Tech v2.0 is also present but the Alienware m17 has 60% larger fan-blades on the graphics-side fan than on the Alienware m15.
Alienware M17: Full Specs
You can choose between two 17.3″ display options – a 4K IPS display or a 144Hz IPS one (1080p). Its body is made of magnesium alloy and looks gorgeous.
Alienware Area-51m: Full Specs
ASUS ROG Strix GL704
Now, we’ll have a look at what ASUS has to offer – The ASUS ROG Strix GL704. It’s a 17-inch laptop with an aluminum chassis and very narrow bezels мaking a less distracting frame that puts the panel into a form factor that is under 400mm wide.
Specs include up to an 8th gen Intel i7-8750H and GPU’s such as the NVIDIA RTX 2060 or even an RTX 2070. Other features include a 144Hz display with G-Sync and low response times plus the 100% sRGB coverage, which makes the laptop even more appealing. Its weight also impresses at just 2.9 kg.
ASUS ROG Strix GL504
Further, it also features thin bezels, a 144Hz display with G-Sync and 100% sRGB coverage with low response time, but in an even smaller body, measuring at just 2.4 kg. This makes it much easier to bring about if you need the laptop on the go and not needing the extra inches of display.
ASUS ROG Strix GL504: Full Specs
ASUS ROG G531
A good gaming notebook at a decent price. With a wide variety of good CPU and GPU options. Four 15.6″ IPS screen options are available too, you can choose from 60Hz to 240Hz panels. The Sharp LM156LF-GL02 option is PWM-free which is good for long game sessions. No matter you like it or not, the RGB lights are placed all over the body of the laptop.
Some minuses – no Thunderbolt support and the Sharp LM156LF-GL02 has poor sRGB coverage – just 57%.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502
This Asus laptop has a great magnesium-alloy body and that’s why the machine is thin and light. The fast PWM-free 144Hz display (LG LP156WFG-SPD3) has a great color coverage (94% of sRGB). The battery life is ok for a gaming notebook with a result of more than 5 hours of Web browsing and 5 hours of video playback. A decent amount of input devices are on board. The laptop supports RAID 0 too.
Keep in mind, that its shell is getting hot after a couple of hours of gaming. We almost forgot the usual con – “no SD card slot and lack of Thunderbolt support”.
ASUS Zephyrus S GX502
ASUS Zephyrus S GX502 is in one league with Acer Predator Triton 500 and MSI GS65 Stealth. The battery life is fine – 6 hours of Web browsing and 5 hours of videos. The magnesium alloy leads to a low weight and thin profile. The design is very sleek and at the same time, the hardware inside of the laptop is at top level with GPUs like RTX 2060 / 2070 and Core i7 processors.
Gamers will be pleased with the RGB backlight keyboard and great quality stereo speakers. Speaking about gaming, the 144Hz and 240Hz panels (options) are fast and suitable for fast-paced online games.
Unfortunately, the notebook is getting hot under prolong gaming sessions and its keyboard isn’t very comfortable for gaming.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531
Another RTX powerhouse from ASUS comes in the form of the slim ROG Zephyrus S GX531. This ultra-thin gaming laptop packs a big punch with an RTX 2060 inside, or it can be configured up to an RTX 2080 Max-Q while maintaining the stunning 15.35mm height(while closed) and 2.1kg weight.
This little space is a challenge for the cooling of such hardware but ASUS has thought of that and came up with a solution that worked on the previous model. When the laptop is opened it lifts up and opens the back lid by 5mm to increase airflow. All of this power is hooked up to a 15.6-inch 144Hz display which has 100% sRGB coverage and very low response times.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531: Full Specs
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701
The next ultra-thin from ASUS is the ROG Zephyrus S GX701. The 17-inch version of the GX531 also lacks excuses in terms of performance and lightness. It’s small bezels and overall size manages to squeeze the laptop into a 15-inch form factor.
Featuring the same cooling solution to cool the 18.7mm thin chassis with hardware like the RTX 2060, configurable up to an RTX 2080. The 17.3-inch display is also a 144Hz panel with 100% sRGB coverage, but also G-Sync is present in this version.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701: Full Specs
ASUS ROG G731
Another Asus notebook that has a big amount of RGB features. There are a lot of CPU options variety (Coffee lake ones) and many video cards variants (GTX 1650 to RTX 2070). The optional 144Hz screen is a great choice and covers 92% of the sRGB (it’s PWM-free too). The speakers are very loud and they sound well. The keyboard has good travel and the touchpad is decent.
Not everyone is perfect and this machine is no exception with lack of Thunderbolt support and loud fans under loud.
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 is an interesting device. Its right side if free of ports, the bezels are very thin, we have NVMe support on board, and the price of the device is very competitive. Also, the screen (LG LP156WFC-SPD1)) doesn’t use PWM to adjust the brightness.
The drawbacks are the subpar built quality and not-so-great battery life.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581
No review from our side regarding that ASUS machine but the 4K OLED screen, the variety of Core i9 and i7 CPUs, the RTX 2060, and the big 71Wh battery are “telling” us that most likely it will be a promising machine.
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581: Full Specs
Dell G5 5590
The I/O is rich in ports which is not a very common case for gaming notebooks.
The keyboard is comfortable and has an RGB option, a fast fingerprint reader is available too. The screen (AUO AUO23ED) doesn’t flicker at any brightness levelс but covers only 52% of the sRGB.
Under stress, this laptop gets hot and loud.
Dell G7 17 (7790)
Next up in our list is the Dell with its now thinner and lighter G7 lineup. The new G7 17 inch (7790) comes with RTX 2060 or 2070 with Max-Q Design and with up to a Core i9 for high-end performance. It has the optional 144Hz display with G-SYNC and 4-zone RGB.
The ports include a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C and some of them are moved on the back of the laptop for convenience. In some configurations, you can even choose an optional 90Wh battery.
Dell G7 17(7790): Full Specs
Dell G7 15 (7590)
Like in ASUS’s case, here we have the smaller member of the family and that is the Dell G7 15 (7590). The 15.6-inch laptop is also featuring the RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design cards and up to a Core i7-8750H. The 144Hz G-Sync display is also an option for this laptop.
We also see the inclusion of a Thunderbolt USB-C, 4-zone RGB, and an optional 90Wh battery. By having a smaller chassis, that means the weight is lowered down to just 2.5 kg and the height of the laptop is merely 2 cm.
Dell G7 (7590): Full Specs
GIGABYTE AERO 15
A promising looking laptop from Gigabyte. Four 15.6″ display options (from 144Hz to 240Hz 1080p panels and a 4K OLED one), two M.2 NVMe slots, big battery (94.24Wh), powerful processors (like Core i7-8750H and i9-9980HK), and a lot of video cards to choose (up to GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q) – with those specs that machine looks like a good gaming notebook.
GIGABYTE AERO 15: Full Specs
HP Omen 15 (15-dc1000)
The HP representative comes as the Omen 15. Packing an RTX 2060 or an RTX 2070 Max-Q inside. Featuring a new fan design with larger blades, a 3-phase motor, and fluid dynamic bearing that improves heat dissipation. The 15.6-inch FHD display has an optional 144Hz refresh rate with G-Sync support.
There is also a 4K 60Hz panel as a choice. The keyboard is a solid A zoned RGB backlit with 26-key rollover and anti-ghosting.
HP Omen 15(15-dc1000): Full Specs
17-inch variant (HP Omen 17 2019):
Lenovo Legion Y540
Let’s have a look at the tech giant’s Legion lineup and we start with the Y540. This 15.6-inch laptop comes with an RTX 2060 and similar design to the Y740 series. The FHD display panel can be configured to 144Hz refresh rate and up to 300 nits of brightness. Yes, not as much as the Y740 but enough for a good experience.
Though the keyboard is white backlit and there is no ambient lighting, but it compensates with a full-size Numpad. The Dolby Atmos sounding is also here for immersive surround-like sound.
Lenovo Legion Y540: Full Specs
Lenovo Legion Y545
A very similar product to Y540 (and Y7000) which is typical for Lenovo. This is not bad, everything that was said about Y540 is valid for Y545 too.
Lenovo Legion Y545: Full Specs
Lenovo Legion Y740 17
And so, let us have a quick look at the bigger variant of the new Lenovo Legion Y740. It features a sleek and clean look from the all-aluminum chassis. The 17.3-inch FHD display boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and has the option of NVIDIA G-Sync technology and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) which peaks at 500 nits of brightness for that HDR content.
For sound, it has a Dolby Atmos Sound Bar for surround-like experience during Gaming. And all of that is powered by an RTX 2060. RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 are also options, but they come as Max-Q design, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
All of the ambient and keyboard RGB is synced thanks to Corsair’s iCUE system. For convenience, most of the ports are relocated on the back of the laptop.
Lenovo Legion Y740 17: Full Specs
Lenovo Legion Y740 15
The next representative from Lenovo is again the Y740 but in a 15.6-inch version. Here we still seе the same features, like the available G-Sync 144Hz display with Dolby Vision and the Dolby Atmos soundbar. Same RGB and overall design and the same RTX 2060.
The RTX 2070 Max-Q is also an option, but we see the lack of an RTX 2080. Nevertheless having a smaller body, but still boasting good performance might not be such a big deal for most people.
Lenovo Legion Y740 15: Full Specs
Lenovo Legion Y7000 (2019)
A well-priced gaming machine with a nice design and capable cooling solution. The backlit keyboard is good with decent travel and big arrows keys. The display is PWM-free (AUO B156HAN02.1), with comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio.
This one looks like many other Lenovo laptops, so, the design is repetitive. The other cons are the so-so battery life, and the screen (AUO B156HAN02.1) has a slow response time and not that good color coverage.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced
Now, we bring you something for gamers by gamers. And that is the newish Razor Blade 15 Advanced. The very slick design of the Blade 15 is also a good example of thin and powerful laptops. Rocking an RTX 2060, or up to an RTX 2080 Max-Q while maintaining a weight of around 2.0kg and very slim bezels, 4.9mm to be exact.
The 15.6-inch display can be either an FHD 60Hz configurable to a 144Hz version or even a 4K 60Hz panel is available. The Blade is also very well known for its impressive battery life for such hardware. Inside we find a big 80Wh battery for gaming on the go.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced: Full Specs
Razer Blade 15 (2018) version:
Samsung Notebook Odyssey
Something different here is a gaming laptop from Samsung. The Notebook Odyssey comes with a premium metallic design, giving it a very stealthy and sleek look over his competitors. This means you can bring it at your business meetings – its body doesn’t scream GAMING.
The reduced bezels leave more room for the 15.6-inch FHD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and G-Sync enabled for that smooth gaming experience.
The Odyssey is packing the latest RTX graphics cards and Intel’s 8th Gen CPUs which are being cooled by two redesigned Jet Blade blowers hooked up to a five pipe system.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey: Full Specs
MSI GL63 8SE
The list goes on with MSI’s lineup. The GL63 8SE comes packed with an RTX 2060 inside paired to a 120Hz TN display for smoother gaming. The cooling system has a 7 heat pipe design to keep the laptop cooler.
All of that is fitted into a body that weighs just 2.3 kg. Another feature is the audio of the laptop. It has big and loud sounding speakers with independent chambers.
MSI GL63 8SE: Full Specs
A typical gaming machine from MSI. The design is aggressive (in a good way), we have also a backlit keyboard, 120Hz panel option, and CPUs like Intel Core i7-9750H For the video cards – you can go up to GTX 2060.
MSI GL65: Full Specs
MSI GS65 Stealth
We like the design of this laptop – it’s a good looking machine, very light, with an all-aluminum build. The keyboard is comfortable and has a per-key RGB backlight. The fast 144Hz display (AUO B156HAN08.2 AUO82ED) doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness levels.
While using this machine the overall experience is a very smooth one – fast and accurate touchpad, fast SSD, and 144Hz screen.
The downside is that under heavy load this notebook is hot on the bottom and loud as well.
The same 7-heat pipe cooling solution and big speakers are present too. By having a bigger display, the gaming experience on the laptop itself may be better for some people.
MSI GL73: Full Specs
MSI GP75 Leopard
The backlit keyboard with per-key RGB backlight is available, the laptop boasts a big 17.3″ IPS screen (144Hz as an option), and as always, you can choose powerful processors and video cards.
MSI GP75 Leopard: Full Specs
MSI GE63 Raider RGB
Next comes another 15.6-inch laptop from MSI. But here we see a different package. Not only the GE63 Raider RGB comes with an RTX 2060, but it can be configured up to an RTX 2080. The inclusion of RGB keyboard and panel is also diversity from the other models from MSI. The display is FHD and either a 120Hz or a 144Hz version.
The cooling here is an 8 heat pipe solution to keep the high-end parts cool. For convenience, the USB-A ports are illuminated.
MSI GE63 Raider RGB: Full Specs
MSI GE75 Raider
It’s again, a bigger version of a previous laptop. The GE75 shares similar specs with the GE63 like the RTX 2060 or even up to an RTX 2080. The bigger 17.3-inch display panel also includes optional 144Hz and very thin bezels.
The fancy RGB backlighting of the keyboard is also present here plus the cooling solution chosen for these laptops.
MSI GE75 Raider: Full Specs
MSI GS75 Stealth
That’s a serious machine from MSI. On board we have GPU like RTX 2080 and Intel Core i9 / i7 CPUs. Two big 17.3″ IPS screen options – a 1080p 144Hz one and the other is 4K panel. The laptop has a good amount of SSD slots (two for M.2 NVMe SSD and one for regular SATA SSD). We are pretty sure that gamers will be happy with those specs.
MSI GS75 Stealth: Full Specs
MSI P75 Creator (RTX)
Stylish look and gray color – what a great design. No sign of black and red colors, this MSI laptop is a breath of fresh air in terms of design. The innards can include powerful hardware like Intel Core i9-9880H (option) and GTX 2080 Max-Q (option).
You can go to a business meeting with the MSI P75 Creator and after that, you can have fun with the latest game titles – what a nice and stealthy gaming machine.
MSI P75 Creator (RTX): Full Specs
The MSI GV63 is the next laptop that the Taiwanese company has equipped with the latest generation NVIDIA video cards with Turing architecture. For the time being, we only have information on RTX 2060 video card configurations.
The laptop is more of a budget orientated, but despite that, it can be bought with a 120Hz display (TN panel) that surely will be liked by the FPS gamers. For others, there’s also a 60Hz IPS panel if you’re ready to sacrifice the refresh rate.
The GV63 can show off with its sophisticated dual fan and dual exhausts. How will that reflect on the inner temperatures, we’ll find out in our upcoming review.
MSI GV63: Full Specs