Nvidia’s Studio Laptop Lineup Aims to Compete With 15-Inch MacBook Pro
Computex 2019, one of the world’s biggest Tech Convention is currently ongoing in Taipei, Taiwan. Asus, Dell and MSI amongst other companies have announced praiseworthy products at the event (1, 2, 3). American technology company and chip designer Nvidia has also unveiled a new laptop lineup which carries the ‘Studio’ moniker.
Clearly, the new laptops are intended to compete against Apple’s freshly upgraded MacBook Pro 15. However, in addition to powerful processors, the Nvidia Studio laptops target creative professionals who require more GPU power whilst on the go. Therefore the laptops will be kitted with RTX GPUs sold by the company. Noteworthy, Nvidia would not retail in-house developed laptops under the lineup. Instead, the company has set up a minimum specification requirement for OEMs that want their offerings to be part of the RTX Studio lineup.
Following are the requirements set by Nvidia. In terms of GPU, the laptops under the lineup need to be fitted with either Quadro RTX 5000, 4000, 3000 GPUs or GeForce RTX 2080, 2070, 2060 GPUs. The laptops also need to have a display with at least 1080p resolution with a preference for 4K. It needs to have at least 512 GB of SSD storage and 16 GB of RAM which will provide it with a smooth and lag free experience. Furthermore, the laptops under the RTX Studio lineup need to implement Max-Q Design technology which is specifically developed for building lightweight and thin laptops.
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At the time of initial launch, the RTX Studio lineup from Nvidia will consist of 17 laptops from seven OEMs, including Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Acer, ASUS, MSI, and Razer. Nvidia also reported that laptops under the lineup will commence retailing in the month of June. In terms of price, the laptops will be starting at US $ 1599 (around Rs 1,11,000).
Following is the statement issued by Nvidia for the upcoming RTX Studio lineup
NVIDIA Studio pairs RTX GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing, with studio-grade software to surpass the growing demands of today’s creators,” said Jason Paul, general manager of GeForce software and technology at NVIDIA. “The new RTX Studio laptops are the perfect tool for creatives who need desktop-class performance while on the go.”