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List of all GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Max-Q laptops – reviews, specs, prices

RTX 2070 is a very good performer in the mobile segment. Cheaper than RTX 2080, but at the same time delivers enough performance for a 1080p 144Hz monitor.

This is the same GPU (TU106, 12 nm FinFET) as the desktop version with 2304 shaders, a 256-bit interface, 8 GB GDDR6 memory, and the same memory clock speed – 14000 MHz. Only the core has a bit downclocked frequencies – around 10% to 13% lower base and boost clock (1215 MHz – 1440 MHz). The TDP of the mobile RTX 2070 is 115W.

For more thinner devices, NVIDIA offers RTX 2070 Max-Q. There are two versions – 80W TDP variant with 885 MHz to 1185 MHz core clock (base and boost frequencies) and 90W TDP variant with 1185 MHz to 1305 MHz core clock (base and boost frequencies). The memory of the Max-Q version is downclocked to 12000 MHz.

The RTX 2070 is faster than the Max-Q one but needs better cooling and the power consumption is higher. The Max-Q version can be found in much thinner laptops because of its lower TDP and lower power consumption.

You can find detailed info about NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 here:
https://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-laptop/

You can find detailed info about NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q here:
https://laptopmedia.com/video-card/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2070-max-q/

Contents

Acer

Acer Predator Triton 500

Acer Predator Triton 500 is a step down compared to the much more expensive Trition 900. At the same time, there are a lot of goodies in its shell like capable hardware options (RTX 2070 Max-Q) and premium aluminum build.

The display (AUO B156HAN08.2) has a 144Hz refresh rate, 93% sRGB coverage, and pretty good viewing angles.

The main drawback is that this machine is loud and hot under heavy load.

Acer Predator Triton 500: Full Specs / In-depth Review

Acer Predator Helios 700

If you travel a lot and also need a good gaming machine, the Acer Predator Helios 700 is the right one for you. It has a desktop performance, especially if you choose a configuration with Core i9-9980HK and RTX 2080.

Acer Predator Helios 700 is a gaming device with a capable cooling solution but its fans are loud (even louder in OC Mode).

The 4K IPS display is a good one, with nice viewing angles and no sign of PWM.

The keyboard is comfortable for gaming and typing.

The bad – battery life is disappointing.

Acer Predator Helios 700: Full Specs / In-depth Review

Acer Predator Helios 300 15

An affordable gaming machine bundled with Max-Q GPUs like RTX 2070. For its price, this machine offers a lot.

The Turbo Key function will help when you need extra cooling (maybe during hot summer).

The keyboard is nice, with decent travel and big arrows.

The 144Hz screen (BOE NV156FHM-N4K) is fast and has accurate colors (with our Gaming and Web design profile). It’s also PWM-free.

The battery life is decent. In addition, we have two M.2 NVMe slots.

Well, no Thunderbolt support and no SD card slot but for its price tag that’s fine.

Aorus

AORUS 15 (15-W9, X9, XA, WA, SA)

AORUS 15 looks like a decent gaming machine – 2x M.2 SSD slots, Intel Core i7-9750H (i7-8750H as an option too), GPUs up to RTX 2070, and two fast IPS displays – 1080p 144Hz and 240Hz one.

AORUS 15: Full Specs

Asus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531

We haven’t tested the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531 yet but it looks like a promising one – RTX 2070 Max-Q and Intel Core i7-9750H are the most strong GPU and CPU options, the design of the device is nice, and two fast IPS displays are available (144Hz and 240Hz).

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX531: Full Specs

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701

A thin machine from ASUS, thanks to the NVIDIA Max-Q technology. The device has a big 17.3″ IPS display (three options, from 144Hz to 300Hz). The low TDP of RTX 2070 Max-Q helps for the good battery life, and the strong CPU options (Core i7-9750H, Core i7-8750H) guaranteed fast performance every day.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX701: Full Specs / In-depth Review

ASUS ROG GL504

ASUS ROG GL504: Full Specs / In-depth Review

ASUS ROG Strix GL704

ASUS ROG Strix GL704: Full Specs / In-depth Review
Enthusiasts will like the ASUS ROG Strix GL704 because it has capable cooling, its CPU can handle very high frequencies during long loads, and there are a lot of upgrade options.

You can have this machine with the SCAR II keyboard layout (for FPS games) or with HERO II layout, which is designed for MOBA games. The keyboard has RGB lighting. The weight is on the low side (for a gaming laptop with RTX 2070) – 3 kg. Battery life is ok for a 17.3-incher – 5 hours and 45 minutes of Web browsing.

The only con is the high noise during gaming.

ASUS ROG G531 (SCAR III / Hero III)

ASUS ROG G531 is an affordable device that doesn’t disappoint. For its price, the notebook is loaded with a lot of goodies – 120Hz PWM-free IPS display (Sharp LM156LF-GL02 NCP0042), big variety of video cards (including RTX 2070), and decent cooling. RGB lovers will like the ROG G531 because of the implementation of ASUS Aura.

Some drawbacks – the display covers only 57% of sRGB, lack of Thunderbolt support and SD card reader.

ASUS ROG G531 (SCAR III / Hero III): Full Specs / In-depth Review

ASUS ROG G731

ASUS ROG G731: Full Specs / In-depth Review
Another ASUS laptop which is rich on RGB lighting. The ASUS ROG G731 has a very good 144Hz screen which covers 92% of sRGB, doesn’t use PWM, and its colors are very accurate (with our Gaming and Web design profile).

You can choose from a lot of CPU and GPU options like Intel Core i5-9300H and GTX 1650 (the most affordable combo) and you can go up to Core i7-9750H and GTX 2070 (the high-end configuration). The speakers have crisp and loud sound.

Battery life is a bit disappointing with below 5 hours of Web browsing. The other cons are lack of SD card reader and loud fans during heavy load.

ASUS Zephyrus S GX502

One of the biggest competitor of MSI GS65 Stealths and Razer Blade 15’s is here – the ASUS Zephyrus S GX502. A light and thin device thanks to its magnesium-alloy body. Superb hardware like Intel Core i7-9750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q is fitted in 18.8 mm profile. Two IPS display options – 144Hz and 240Hz. Battery life is acceptable with a result of 6 hours of Web browsing.

The per-key RGB backlit keyboard is not comfortable for gaming with its short key travel. ASUS Zephyrus S GX502 gets pretty warm during gaming.
ASUS Zephyrus S GX502: Full Specs / In-depth Review

Alienware

Alienware M15

Alienware M15 has a well-know Alienware design.

Onboard you can find CPU / GPU combos like Intel Core i9-8950HK and RTX 2070 Max-Q, three 15.6″ IPS displays variants (1080p to 4K, as well as 144Hz), up to 64GB RAM, and a big battery.

Alienware M15: Full Specs

Alienware m17

Alienware m17 is the bigger version of the Alienware m15. Just a 17.3″ screen is added, that’s all.

Alienware m17: Full Specs

Dell

Dell G5 15 (5590)

Dell G5 15 (5590) is a rare case because it is a gaming laptop which doesn’t look like one.

Pros – good keyboard with NumPad keys. Accurate touchpad (with a bit rough plastic texture).

Strong hardware inside – Intel Coffee Lake processors and Max-Q variants of RTX 2070 / 2080. The build quality is pleasant, we have rich on ports I/O section, battery life is more than enough and the display (AUO AUO23ED) doesn’t use PWM.

Cons – warm shell under heavy loads, loud fans under stress, and the display covers only 52% of sRGB.
Dell G5 15 (5590): Full Specs / In-depth Review

Dell G7 15 (7590)

Dell G7 15 is another undercover gaming machine from Dell, which looks like Dell G5 15 (5590) but at the same time has stronger CPU options like i9-9880H.

Two battery capacities – 90Wh, 6-cell and 60Wh, 4-cell. You can expect very good battery life with the 90Wh one because Dell G5 15 has impressive results with its 60Wh unit, and with the Dell G7 15, you can select even bigger battery capacity.

You can choose from three IPS display variants – 1080p, 60 to 240Hz, and one OLED 4K.

Dell G7 15 (7590): Full Specs

Dell G7 17 (7790)

Dell G7 17 (7790) is the 17.3″ version of G5 15 and G7 15.

The screen (AUO B173HAN-9K35D AUO429D) has good viewing angles, it is PWM-free, and covers 91% of sRGB.

The performance of Dell G7 17 is more than enough for games and evey day tasks. (just like G5 15 and G7 15)

Battery life is satisfying with a result close to 8 hours of Web browsing.

Under stress, this laptop is hot and loud.

Dell G7 17 (7790): Full Specs / In-depth Review

Gigabyte

GIGABYTE AERO 15 / Classic (RTX 20)

We haven’t tested the Gigabyte AERO 15 yet but we like its thin-bezel design. The device is also thin and light.

Inside of it, you can spot Core i9-9980HK and RTX 2080 / 2070 Max-Q (options). The battery unit is a huge one – 94.24Wh.

Screen options – two IPS 1080p variants (from 144Hz to 240Hz), and two 4K 60Hz ones – OLED and IPS.

GIGABYTE AERO 15: Full Specs

GIGABYTE AERO 15S / OLED (2019) version:

GIGABYTE AERO 15 / OLED (2019) version:

GIGABYTE AERO 17 / HDR (2019)


The GIGABYTE AERO 17 is the same machine like AERO 15 but with 17.3″ screen. The display options are 1080p 144Hz and a 4K one.

GIGABYTE AERO 17 / HDR (2019): Full Specs

HP

HP Omen X 2S

HP Omen X 2S is one of the most impressive devices among all Omen machines with its unique look, second display, and a custom keyboard.

The innards are impressive – great cooling with 4 heat pipes and liquid metal was applied for the CPU and GPU. An enthusiast machine – DDR4 3200 MHz support.

The 4K display (AUO30EB) has 96% sRGB coverage, and it’s PWM-free. The second display is very bright and is placed just above the keyboard.
HP Omen X 2S: Full Specs / In-depth Review

HP Omen 15 2018 (15-dc0000)

HP Omen 15 2018 (15-dc0000): Full Specs / In-depth Review

HP Omen 17 2019

Another strong offer from HP – Omen 17 2019 with decent keyboard – quad-zone RGB backlight, six programmable keys, and good key travel.

The cooling is capable and the device is cool-enough under load, and at the same time, the fans are not loud.

The display (CMN175D) is PWM-free, the color coverage is superb – 98% of sRGB and the contrast is high.

Unfortunately, the weight is on the high side.

HP Omen 17 2019: Full Specs / In-depth Review

Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Y740 (15″)

Lenovo Legion Y740 (15″): Full Specs 

Lenovo Legion Y740 (17″)

Lenovo Legion Y740 is a good gaming laptop and it has almost the same look as other Lenovo devices. The design isn’t bad at all, a bit stealthy and it’s not too aggressive.

Battery life is mediocre – below 3 hours of Web browsing.

The display (LG LP173WFG-SPD2 LGD05E0) is a very impressive one – big and fast 144Hz 17.3″ panel, with superb color accuracy (with our Gaming and Web design profile), and the color coverage is wide too.

Cons – uncomfortable keyboard for gaming.

Lenovo Legion Y740 (17″): Full Specs / In-depth Review

Razer

Razer Blade 15

No review from us regarding the Razer Blade 15 but we like its thin aluminum design with only 17.8 mm profile. The bezels are thin too. The battery capacity is good – 80Wh.

Despite its slimness, you can have the Razer Blade 15 with stong hardware like Intel Core i7-9750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q / 2080 Max-Q.

Razer Blade 15: Full Specs

Razer Blade 15 2018

Another laptop from Razer with a thin profile – 17 mm only. Now, we are really impressed.

You can pick one with RTX 2070 Max-Q (option) and it’ll fit in almost every bag because it’s light and slim device (and very powerful too). Four display IPS variants – two 1080p ones (60 and 144Hz) and two 4K options (60 and 144Hz).
Razer Blade 15 2018: Full Specs

MSI

MSI GS75 Stealth

MSI GS75 Stealth is a slim (18.95 mm profile) and stylish laptop with a backlit keyboard and low weight – 2.25 kg. The battery has a good capacity too – 82Wh.

A lot of CPUs and GPUs – up to i9-9880H and RTX 2070 Max-Q / 2080 Max-Q. Two displays – 17.3″ IPS 1080p 144Hz and 17.3″ IPS 4K 60Hz.

MSI GS75 Stealth: Full Specs

MSI GT63 Titan

MSI GT63 Titan is an awesome big machine from MSI with a per-Key RGB SteelSeries keyboard as always. Its cooling is called “Cooler Boost 5”, looks capable but we have to test it and we will report the results. You can overclock the hardware components thanks to MSI SHIFT Technology.

The profile is very thick – 40 mm. Maybe because this device can be picked with the full-blown variants of RTX 2070 / 2080 with higher TDP and frequencies.

MSI GT63 Titan: Full Specs

MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8Rx / 8Sx

MSI GE63 Raider can be configured with the normal version of RTX 2070 (higher TDP and power consumption). The cooling looks good with its 7 heat pipes. In our tests, this machine was always cool.

The good stuff – the build quality is fine, the RGB keyboard from SteelSeries is nice to have, and the sound quality is decent.

The fast display (120Hz, 144Hz as an option) has good colors, PWM is eliminated by our Health-Guard profile.

The viewing angles of the 120Hz panel are bad and the battery life isn’t good.

MSI GE63 Raider: Full Specs / In-depth Review

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF

MSI GE65 Raider 9SF isn’t tested by us yet. From a distance there are some clearly visible things like SteelSeries keyboard, two fast IPS displays (144Hz to 240Hz), RTX 2070 and CPUs like Intel Core i9-9880H.
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF: Full Specs

MSI GS65 Stealth

MSI GS65 Stealth is a very thin notebook with a 17.9 mm profile. It is also light, thanks to its aluminum body.
The keyboard – pleasant as well.

Battery life is more than fine with its 8 hours of Web browsing and 7 hours of videos.

The panel (AUO B156HAN08.2 AUO82ED) is superb – PWM-free, with a 144Hz refresh rate, and has 95% of sRGB color coverage.

The shell of MSI GS65 Stealth is hot under stress.

MSI GS65 Stealth: Full Specs / In-depth Review

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RX

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RX is the thinner and lighter version of MSI GS65 Stealth.

Only 17.7 mm profile and the weight is just 1.80 kg. MSI GS65 Stealth was very hot during our testing and the MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RX is even thinner, so probably its cooling will be on its limits every time when you apply a serious load.

Sadly, the display is a TN one.

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin: Full Specs

MSI GE75 Raider 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx

MSI GE75 Raider has good cooling and the temperatures are always under control. If you need even better cooling you can use a dedicated button for fan boost. SteelSeries keyboard with a per-key RGB backlight is here again, paired with a fast touchpad.

The battery life isn’t impressive – 5 hours of Web browsing.

Its screen (Innolux N173HCE-G33 CMN175C) covers 95% of sRGB, the PWM isn’t aggressive, and the colors are accurate.

MSI GE75 Raider: Full Specs / In-depth Review

MSI GT75 Titan 8Rx / 8Sx / 9Sx

The bigger Titan is here with its three big 17.3″ screen variants – two 1080p ones (from 120Hz to 240hz), and a 4K one. This is a heavy laptop – 4.56 kg.

You can pick one with i9-9980HK and RTX 2080 (options) and you don’t have to worry about temperatures because the Titans notebooks have nice cooling solutions.

MSI GT75 Titan: Full Specs

MSI GT76 Titan

The “father” of all Titans – MSI GT76 Titan. A very impressive machine with superb cooling – MSI’s Cooler Boost with 4 cooling fans and 11 heat pipes (how may laptops have 11 heat pipes?), and polished cooling copper block.

MSI Mystic Light is another unique feature with underglow illumination.

You can pick this laptop with two fast 1080p displays (from 144Hz to 240Hz) and there is also a 4K IPS variant.

MSI GT76 Titan: Full Specs

MSI P75 Creator (RTX)

MSI P75 Creator is a strong device for content creators. Very thin and light notebook (18.9 mm profile and 2.25 kg weight) with 17.3″ IPS display (two options – 1080p and a 4K one).

It can be equipped with Intel Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, and up to 64GB RAM.

MSI P75 Creator (RTX): Full Specs

List of all laptops with GeForce RTX 2070 (sorted by price)

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