All the new ultra-slim gaming laptops with Nvidia Max-Q technology

Nvidia recently revealed its new design approach for gaming laptops, and manufacturers have quickly adopted the technology into their hardware.

Called Max-Q, the design technology offers high-performance graphics in slim laptops.

This is accomplished by implementing improved thermal solutions, and tweaking GPU clock speeds and power consumption to maximise efficiency.

Using the technology, laptop manufacturers have crammed Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards into laptops almost as thin as the Apple MacBook.

The latest gaming laptops incorporating Nvidia’s Max-Q design are detailed below.


Acer Predator Triton 700

Triton 700

Acer Predator Triton 700
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series
Storage Up to 2x 512GB SSDs
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery N/A
Weight 2.6kg
Thickness 18.9mm
Price R34,999

Alienware 15

Alienware 15 Max-Q

Alienware 15
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS G-Sync
Processor Intel Core i7-7820HK
RAM 16GB DDR4 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Storage 1x 256GB PCIe SSD, 1x 1TB SATA HDD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Ethernet, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x mini DisplayPort 1.2, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Alienware Graphics Amplifier port, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 99Wh
Weight 3.49kg
Thickness 25.4mm
Price $2,349

Aorus X5 MD

Aorus X5 MD 1

Aorus X5 MD
Display 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS G-Sync
Processor Intel Core i7-7820HK
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Storage 1x 2.5-inch SATA, 2x M.2 PCIe SSD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Ethernet, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x mini DisplayPort 1.3, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 4x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 94Wh
Weight 2.5kg
Thickness 22.9mm
Price N/A

Asus ROG Zephyrus

Asus ROG Zephyrus

Asus ROG Zephyrus
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 120Hz G-Sync
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 16GB 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
Storage 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Thunderbolt 3, 4x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 50Wh
Weight 2.2kg
Thickness 18mm
Price $2,699

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro
Display 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 32GB 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Storage 1x 512GB SSD, 1x 1TB HDD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Ethernet, 3x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI, 1x mini DisplayPort 1.2, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 57Wh
Weight 1.8kg
Thickness 17.5mm
Price $2,399

MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro

MSI GS73VR 7th Gen

MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 32GB 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Storage 1x 512GB SSD, 1x 1TB HDD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x Ethernet, 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI, 1x mini DisplayPort 1.2, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 65Wh
Weight 2.4kg
Thickness 19.5mm
Price $2,499

Sager NP8952

Sager Max-Q Laptop

Sager NP8952
Display 15.6-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS
Processor Intel Core i7-7700HQ
RAM 32GB DDR4 2,400MHz
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Storage 1x 1TB M.2 SSD, 1x 2TB SATA HDD
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
I/O 1x HDMI, 1x Ethernet, 2x mini DisplayPort 1.3, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C, SD card reader, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 55Wh
Weight 1.9kg
Thickness 18.5mm
Price $2,269

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