One of the most powerful gaming GPUs you can get in a laptop today, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and 3080 Ti boost clocks up to 1,710 MHz (depending on TGP), up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 6,144 CUDA cores.
However, as these are high-end chips, not every laptop is available with one. That’s why we’re rounding up all the major-brand RTX 3080 / RTX 3080 Ti laptops you can buy (in the U.S. anyway) below, along with links to where you can buy them.
We have not tested all of these laptops so we can’t vouch for their overall performance, screen quality, build quality, or other features. However, with the massive stock shortages we’re seeing, sometimes your best choice is the one you can find in stock.
Normally, we see the best prices of the year on Black Friday or in the couple of weeks before that. However, in 2022, retailers don’t want to wait for Thanksgiving to start unloading inventory. So Amazon is having Prime Early Access, also commonly called Prime Day October, on October 11th and 12th. In response, competitors such as Newegg and Best Buy are ramping their deals before the official start of Amazon’s sale.
There are so many promotions and it’s difficult to separate the hype from the actual bargains. Fortunately, we’re doing some legwork for you, combing through the best Prime Day October deals on hardware, both from Amazon and its competitors, and highlighting them below. Even though Prime Day October hasn’t started yet, the sales have.
RTX 3080 Gaming Laptops
For a complete list of the top models, we have tested and recommend, regardless of their current stock situation (and including GPUs from AMD), see our best gaming laptops page.
Note that stocks, prices, and ship times change rapidly so we can’t guarantee that something we’ve listed here will be in stock by the time you read this or that it will be exactly the price we saw it at. However, we will update this article on a regular basis.
There are options with both Intel’s Core processors and AMD’s Ryzen chips, so no matter which processor you prefer, there are options that are currently available.
If you’re partial to AMD and want its top-end graphics chip, the Radeon RX 6800M, you should check out the Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition.
Acer RTX 3080 Laptops
Alienware RTX 3080 Laptops
Dell / Alienware offers RTX 3080 GPUs as an option on several different systems, including the Alienware m17 R4 (opens in new tab), along with the Alienware X15 (opens in new tab) and Alienware X17 (opens in new tab). At press time, the m17 R4 was not available on Dell.com with the RTX 3080 option (though it has offered it in the past), which is a shame because that model has a speedy 150-watt TGP (total graphics power) for its 3080. All models on Dell.com appear to be in stock with ship dates of about a month from now.
Razer RTX 3080 Laptops
Razer offers a really wide variety of RTX 3080-powered gaming laptops, with sizes ranging from 14 to 17 inches. On Razer’s site, you’ll find no less than 11 different SKUs (opens in new tab) with RTX 3080 inside. However, as of this writing, only five are in stock on Razer.com. These include the Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab) with a Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and QHD screen and the Razer Blade 15 Advanced (opens in new tab) with a 4K OLED screen and Core i9-11900H CPU. These are our favourite configs:
Asus RTX 3080 Laptops
Asus makes a slew of gaming laptops under both its Republic and Gamers (ROG) and TUF Gaming lines. However, if you’re looking for an RTX 3080 laptop from Asus, you’re most likely to find it in the form of either the ROG Strix Scar or ROG Zephyrus models.
Available in 15 and 17-inch sizes, the Strix Scar is designed to target competitive gamers or anyone who values a high refresh rate most of all. The Scar 15, for example, is available with a 300 Hz panel. The thinner and more attractive Zephyrus is no slouch either, sporting a 165 Hz panel.
MSI RTX 3080 Laptops
MSI has a huge lineup of RTX 3080 laptops, including entries in its Leopard, Stealth and Raider lines. Opt for the Stealth line if you want something thinner and lighter or the Leopard if you want something a little bit less expensive. Whatever you choose, you’ll find lots of great features such as high-speed USB ports and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
Gigabyte RTX 3080 Laptops
Gigabyte has a couple of different RTX 3080 laptops. The Aorus 15 and 17 are designed for gamers, with the 15P specifically offering a higher GPU boost clock and more video RAM than most RTX 3080 implementations. The Aero has a more subtle design, but packs in a 4K AMOLED display.