Step aside MacBook Pro – Windows “Studio” laptops launched

Nvidia has announced a new range of Studio laptops at Computex 2019, which are designed to compete with Apple’s MacBook Pro.

The laptops will be built in partnership with major OEMs including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI, and Razer.

Nvidia’s Studio laptop range is aimed at creative professionals and includes features such as real-time ray tracing, AI processing, and high-resolution video editing capabilities.

17 Studio laptops were announced at Computex 2019, with each meeting the hardware and software requirements to be branded with the Nvidia Studio badge.

Hardware and pricing

Nvidia Studio laptops have the following minimum specifications.

Nvidia Studio Badge – Minimum Requirements
Processor Intel Core i7 (H series)
Graphics GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000
RAM 16GB
Storage 512GB SSD
Display 1080p or 4K with 100% sRGB, 300 nits, DeltaE <2

Nvidia Studio laptops will feature the company’s new Quadro RTX 5000, 4000, and 3000 GPUs, as well as GeForce RTX 2080, 2070, and 2060 GPUs.

Nvidia said its RTX GPUs accelerate content creation from video editing to 3D rendering, with performance up to 7-times faster than that of the MacBook Pro.

Users with Nvidia Studio laptops are also provided with a suite of creative software, including Nvidia Studio SDKs and APIs for app developers as well as Nvidia Studio Drivers for creators.

The latest Nvidia Studio Driver is available today and provides support for the newest releases of top creative apps, including Autodesk Maya 2019, Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, and Daz3D Daz Studio.

Nvidia said the Studio laptops will be available from June from top manufacturers, and would be priced from $1,599. More details can be found here: Studio laptops web page.

A number Nvidia Studio laptops which have already been unveiled by their manufacturers are detailed below. These include existing devices which have now been branded with the Nvidia Studio badge.


MSI P75 Creator

MSI P75 Creator

MSI P75 Creator
Display 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD
CPU Up to 9th-Gen Intel Core i9
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB
Storage 1x M.2 SATA SSD, 1x M.2 NVMe SSD
I/O 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C, 3x USB Type-A, Ethernet, MicroSD, 1x HDMI, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0

Acer ConceptD 9

Acer ConceptD 9

Acer ConceptD 9
Display 17.3-inch 3,840 x 2,160 IPS LCD
CPU Intel Core i9-9880H
RAM 32GB DDR4
Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
Storage 1TB SSD
I/O 2x USB Type-C, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, MicroSD, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0

ASUS StudioBook S

ASUS StudioBook S

ASUS StudioBook S
Display 17-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IPS LCD
CPU Intel Core i7-9750H
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4
Graphics Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 6GB
Storage Up to 4TB NVMe SSD
I/O 1x Thunderbolt 3, 3x USB Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, MicroSD, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0

Razer Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition

Razer Blade Pro Studio

Razer Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition
Display 17-inch 3,840 x 2,160 120Hz
CPU Intel Core i9-9880H
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Graphics Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000
Storage 1TB NVMe SSD
I/O 3x USB Type-C, 3x USB Type-A, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, MicroSD, 3.5mm audio
Connectivity 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0

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