Nvidia announced earlier today that it that was bringing its latest desktop GTX 1000 series GPUs to laptops — not as mobile branded "M series" versions, but the proper graphics card. Nvidia claims that these new GPUs are "VR ready," in theory bringing virtual reality experiences to laptops.
And while Nvidia literally just announced this today, you can already buy a laptop with a GTX 1060, GTX 1070, or GTX 1080 GPU inside. Boy, the technology industry sure does moves fast sometimes, doesn’t it?
Boy, the technology industry sure does moves fast sometimes, doesn’t it?
Now, it’s important to note that these are all for the most part just existing laptop designs with Nvidia’s new hardware inside — all the good stuff, like laptops specifically designed around the new GPUs will likely start showing up soon, especially with IFA coming up in September.
Additionally, not on this list, but announced at Nvidia's event were laptops from Lenovo, EVGA, Alienware, HP, Acer, and Razer, who are all planning on offering Pascal-based GTX 1000 series models in the future.
That said, here’s your choices if you absolutely must have one now:
Note: For my overall sanity, and considering the truly infinite variations that laptops can be sold in, I’ve tried to distill these down to overall models as much as possible instead of including every single spec variant of each model.
MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro (14-inch) (B&H)
MSI GT62VR Dominator (15.6-inch) (B&H)
MSI GS73VR Stealth Pro (17.3-inch) (Newegg)
ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL502VM-DB74 (15.6-inch) (Memory Express)
ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL702VM-DB74 (17.3-inch) (Memory Express)
MSI GT72VR Tobii (17.3-inch) (B&H)
ASUS Republic of Gamers GL502VS (15.6-inch) (Newegg)
Gigabyte P57Xv6-PC3D (17.3-inch) (Newegg)
Gigabyte P35Xv6-PC4K4D (15.6-inch) (Newegg)
Sager NP8173 (17.3-inch) (Sager)
Dual GTX 1070 in SLI:
MSI GT73VR Titan SLI (17.3-inch) (Memory Express)
MSI GT83VR Titan SLI (18.4-inch) (Memory Express)
GT73VR Titan Pro (17.3-inch) (Newegg)