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
It's coming up to Memorial Day weekend and 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 (RTX 3080): was $2,100, now $1,749 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
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 (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:
Razer Blade 14 (RTX 3080): was $2,799, now $2,599 at Razer (opens in new tab)
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 a 165Hz, 2K display. We published a review of the Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab) with the lesser, RTX 3070 GPU and liked its lightweight design and colourful 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 (opens in new tab) or at Amazon (opens in new tab) for the same price.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (RTX 3080): was $3,099, now $2,699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab).
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 Strix Scar 15 (RTX 3080) Gaming Laptop: was $2,399, now $1,979 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
This config of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop has an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and an RTX 3080 GPU. RAM sits at 16GB and storage at 1TB, plus this laptop has a 300 Hz IPS display.
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 GS66 Stealth (RTX 3080): was $2,599, now $2,199 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
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 11800H Intel Core-i7 CPU, RTX 3080 GPU, a Thunderbolt 4 port, 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, 16GB 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 (RTX 3080): was $2,399, now $1,899 at B&H (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab) and praised its strong performance and relatively lightweight design. However, we found that the display was a bit dull and the webcam placement was poor.
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED YD (RTX 3080): was $2,499, now $2,199 at B&H (opens in new tab)
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.