While its new RTX graphics hardware is generally discussed in the context of outsized computing tasks — real-time ray-tracing, machine-learning tasks, real-time 6K Red workflow and the like — Nvidia is taking the occasion of SIGGRAPH to make sure creative users know that you don’t need a desktop computer tower the size of a fish tank to run RTX-accelerated tasks.

Nvidia announced that new mobile workstations from Boxx, Dell, HP and Lenovo featuring Nvidia RTX graphics hardware under the hood have debuted at SIGGRAPH and are shipping now or will be available soon. Nvidia refers to them as “RTX Studio” systems, featuring Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 and 3000 or GeForce RTX 2080, 2070, and 2060 graphics.

The new systems bring the total of currently available RTX Studio laptops to 17, Nvidia said, with another 10 on the way.

RTX Studio Laptops: Specs

GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000 or higher
Intel Core i7 (H series) or equivalent or higher
16 GB or more
512 GB SSD or more
1080p or 4K

Source: nvidia.com

Boxx brought its new “RTX-Powered” GoBoxx SLM mobile workstation to SIGGRAPH — it’s a five pound, 0.69-inch thick ultra-thin laptop with an Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 GPU. Backing up the RTX 4000 are an eight-core Intel Core i9-9880H processor, 32 GB of RAM and either a 15-inch or 17-inch 1920 x 1080 HD display. The 17-inch version can be upgraded to an RTX 4000 GPU. Boxx didn’t announce pricing on the new laptop, but existing configurations start at $2,944, and you can likely expect to pay a few hundred dollars’ premium for the upgrade from Boxx’s standard Nvidia Quadro P2000.

Dell Precision 7540

Dell Precision 7540

Dell‘s Precision 7540 and Precision 7740 mobile workstations can be configured with RTX GPUs, maxing out with the RTX 5000 in the 7740. The 15.6-inch Precision 7540 and 17.3-inch Precision 7740 both start with an Intel Core i5-9400H four-core processor and support an upgrade to an i9-9980H processor. Both systems come standard with Intel HD GFX; selecting a Quadro RTX 3000 card adds $669 to the price of the 15.6-inch model; the 17.3-inch model can be upgraded to the RTX 3000 for an additional $587, the Quadro RTX 4000 can be had for an extra $1,111, and the RTX 5000 will add a full $2,351 to the bill.

HP‘z ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations are available with RTX GPUs; the 17-inch version can be spec’d with up to a Quadro RTX 5000. Processor options range from the Intel Core i5-8300H on the low end (ZBook 15 only) to an Intel Xeon processor on the ZBook 17. Scaling the ZBook 15 up to a Quadro RTX 3000 requires taking on at least an Intel Core i7-9850H vPro processor at a total premium of $1,076. For the ZBook 17, RTX graphics require upgrading to the same CPU; the RTX 3000, RTX 4000 and RTX 5000 fetch an additional $575, $1,337, and $2,780, respectively, on top of the CPU upgrade.

From Lenovo, the Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition will allow up to GeForce RTX 2080 consumer-grade graphics in both 15-inch and 17-inch form factors when it releases later this fall. The Lenovo ThinkPad P53, available now, is said to be available with Quadro RTX graphics, though there’s no mention of it on the product’s website. Both the Lenovo P53 and Lenovo P73 will be configurable with up to the Quadro RTX 5000, Nvidia said today.

Keeping track? Here are the RTX Studio models Nvidia counts as available now (some of them don’t seem to be shipping quite yet, per direct-sales sites, but due in the coming weeks): Acer ConceptD 7, Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED and AERO 17 HDR, Boxx GoBoxx SLM 15 and 17, Dell Precision 7540 and 7740, HP ZBook 15 and 17, Lenovo ThinkPad P53, MSI P65 Creator, P75 Creator, WS65, WS75 and WE75, and Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. Coming later this year are additional models from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Razer, Nvidia said.

Nvidia Studio: www.nvidia.com