The most powerful gaming GPU you can get in a laptop today, Nvidia’s RTX 3080, offers boost clocks up to 1,710 MHz (depending on TGP), up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 6,144 CUDA cores.
However, as with buying RTX 3080 graphics cards for your desktop or gaming desktops with RTX 3080 inside, it’s not always easy to find systems in stock with the mobile version. That’s why we’re rounding up all the major-brand RTX 3080 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, their 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.
GeForce RTX 3080 gaming laptop deals
Surprise! It's the beginning of the year, deals are already dropping on GeForce RTX 3080 laptops, and we've summarized the deals to help you save some cash.
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
Acer Nitro 5 - Ryzen 7, 16GB, 1TB SSD: $2,099 at Newegg
The Nitro 5 comes equipped with an octa-core Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1 TB SSD, and the GeForce RTX 3080.
Alienware RTX 3080 Laptops
Dell / Alienware offers RTX 3080 GPUs as an option on several different systems, including the Alienware m17 R4, along with the Alienware X15 and Alienware X17. 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.
Alienware X15 (Core i9, 32GB, 1TB): was $3,148, now $2,969 at Dell
This high-end configuration comes standard with an 11th Gen, Core i9-11900H and a RTX 3070. It also sports a 360 Hz, 1080p screen and 32GB of RAM.
Alienware X17 (Core i9, 4K 120 Hz): was $3,848, now $3,674 at Dell
If you don't mind a slightly heavier device, this 6 to 7-pound system should offer you fantastic performance. It has a 16GB RTX 3080 card where the 15-inch Alienware laptops have the 8GB model and it sports a high-refresh-rate 4K screen that's a blinding 500 nits bright. However, at this price, you only get a 512GB SSD so you'll want to pay extra for more storage.
Alienware m15 R6 (Core i7, 32GB, 2TB): was $2,859, now $2,596 at Dell
This more advanced 15 inch laptop config comes with an 11th Gen Core i7-11800H and a RTX 3080. It also sports a 360Hz 1080p screen, a 2TB SSD and 32GB of RAM.
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 with RTX 3080 inside. However, as of this writing, only five are in stock on Razer.com. These include the Razer Blade 14 with a Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and QHD screen and the Razer Blade 15 Advanced with a 4K OLED screen and Core i9-11900H CPU. These are our favorite configs:
Razer Blade 14 (Ryzen 9, QHD 165 Hz): $2,799 at Razer
The cheapest and lightest Razer RTX 3080 laptop, this Blade 14 configuration comes with a Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, along with 165 Hz, 2K display. We published a review of the Razer Blade 14 with the lesser, RTX 3070 GPU and liked its lightweight design and colorful display.
It weighs just 3.9 pounds too, but consider that this isn't the highest-performing RTX 3080. The maximum graphics power is just 100W (where larger systems go up to 150W) and the boost clock is 1,365 MHz. You can also find this configuration at Best Buy or at Amazon for the same price.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Core i7, 360 Hz): $2,999 at Amazon
This 4.6-pound laptop is powered by a Core i7-11800H CPU, along with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also has a 15.6-inch, FHD 360 Hz display for high-speed gaming. The maximum graphics power is 105W, slightly more than the Blade 14.
You can get this config for the same price at Razer.
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.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 (Ryzen 9, 16GB): $2,199 at Best Buy
The ROG Zephyrus G15 comes equipped with a Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (Ryzen 7, 16GB): $2,329 at Amazon
This ROG Strix Scar model pairs an RTX 3080 with a Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, an FHD @300Hz IPS-level display and, uniquely, an optical-mechanical keyboard.
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.
MSI GP66 Leopard gaming laptop: was $2,599, now $1,849 at Newegg
This configuration offers a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate, alongside an Intel Core i7-10870H CPU, RTX 3080 GPU laptop GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD.
MSI GS66 Stealth (Core i7, 2K 240 Hz): was $2,899, now $2,799 at Newegg
This 15-inch, 4.6-pound laptop has a 2K, 240 Hz screen that promises to cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It also features a Thunderbolt 4 port, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
MSI GS76 Stealth (Core i7, 300 Hz): was $3,099, now $2,799 at Newegg
The 17-inch laptop weighs a mere 5.4 pounds and features a 300 Hz, 1080p panel. It also has a Core i7-11800H CPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
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.
Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD (Core i7, 32GB): $2,291 at Newegg
This 15-inch, Aorus laptop has a few benefits over some competitors, namely an RTX 3080 with 16GB of RAM (instead of 8), a boost clock of 1,545 MHz and a max graphics power of 130W. It also has a 240 Hz, Pantone-Certified display, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD.
We reviewed the Aorus 15P and praised its strong performance and relatively light weight. However, we found that the display was a bit dull and the webcam placement was poor.
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED YD (Core i7, 4K OLED): $2,499 at Newegg
This stunner of a machine uses a 4K Samsung AMOLED panel that covers 100 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut and supports DisplayHDR 400. This system also has a Core i7-11800H CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Its RTX 3080 has a boost clock of 1,245 MHz and a maximum graphics power of 105W.