With the release of Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series laptops, the RTX 3070 mobile GPU variant of these gaming laptops aims to be the mid-tier option. With 8GB of GDDR6 memory, paired with a good CPU, RTX 3070 laptops are capable of handling all modern gaming titles at 1080p if not 1440p, and you’ll get high framerates in competitive titles especially with the support of DLSS 2.0 which significantly improves framerates.
However, this all depends on the TGP and cooling of a particular RTX 3070 laptop’s GPU as their performance can vary greatly because of this. What we mean by this is that an adequately cooled RTX 3070 laptop can perform significantly better when compared to an equivalent but poorly cooled RTX 3070 laptop. Therefore, we have reviewed the best RTX 3070 laptops that should provide excellent performance be it for gaming or productivity.
Best RTX 3070 Laptops
1MSI GS66 Stealth
MSI’s GS66 Stealth does seem like it’s more expensive than it should be, but when you note the performance and specs combined with its great thin and light build quality, it is easily one of if not the best RTX 3070 laptops you can buy.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 14.17 x 9.65 x 0.71 inches | Weight: 4.63lbs
- Incredibly slim at only 0.71 inches
- Great overall performance and plenty of room for upgrades
- 1440p 165Hz refresh rate display
- A bit pricey
Spec-wise, MSI paid a lot of attention to making the GS66 Stealth a powerhouse. The CPU of choice is Intel’s Core i7-11800H, with a base clock of 2.3GHz and a maximum boost of up to 4.6GHz. Paired with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, you’re pretty much set in terms of computing power. And when you get to the memory, you realize that this laptop is more than enough for many people – 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a 1TB NVMe drive? Yeah, you won’t need any upgrades anytime soon.
The display comes in at a resolution of 2560x1440p, and a 165Hz refresh rate with an anti-glare coating. This gives you excellent viewing angles, and a really smooth experience, whether you’re gaming or just browsing the internet.
We should also mention the design because even though a bit boxy, it really looks and feels premium. The SteelSeries-made keyboard is a pleasure to type on. It even has per-key RGB and anti-ghosting, making it one of the best keyboards on a laptop. Yes, the GS66 Stealth isn’t cheap, but it’s very much worth the price if you can look past the small touchpad.
2Razer Blade 14
An impressively lightweight and compact package, Razer’s Blade 14 is an ultraportable powerhouse that checks a lot of boxes for a great RTX 3070 laptop.
SpecificationsCPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 12.59 x 8.66 x 0.66 inches | Weight: 3.92lbs
- Very compact CNC machined body
- Impressive weight at less than 4lbs
- 1440p resolution display with a 165Hz refresh rate
- RAM is soldered to the motherboard and not upgradeable
Razer’s Blade 14 is, no going around it, the best RTX 3070 laptop for people who want a compact, lightweight package. It’s built with a CNC machined body which is incredibly durable and feels as premium as they come, and it checks all the design boxes. Large touchpad, great port selection, very small bezels, you’ve got everything. The keyboard is great to type on, and you’ve got Chroma per-key RGB backlight, too.
In terms of performance, the Ryzen 9 5900HX that Razer has included will help you get the most out of the RTX 3070 without holding it back. AAA titles will easily reach 80-100 FPS, depending on the title, at 1080p, and you’ll probably be able to play some less demanding games at 1440p with high framerates, too. The Vapor Chamber cooling keeps the CPU and GPU cool and eliminates any thermal throttling, which is great. You get a 1TB SSD, and 16GB of (unfortunately) non-upgradeable RAM. If you think this won’t be enough for the future, get a model with more RAM as this is soldered to the motherboard.
Overall, if you don’t mind the RAM issue, the Blade 14 is impressive in every possible way, including build quality and performance, and should definitely be on your shortlist.
3MSI GP76 Leopard
For a 17.3” laptop, the size and weight of the GP76 Leopard make it not-so-portable, but it more than makes up for that added weight with its overall performance. This laptop is fantastic for gaming and other computationally demanding tasks.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 inches | Weight: 6.39lbs
- Powerful internals with great cooling to avoid throttling
- Large display with a 240Hz refresh rate
- Ports at the back for better cable management
- Heavy and clunky but still portable
- Touchpad is small and too much to the left
When it comes to 17.3” laptops, MSI has a few you can choose from, and the GP76 is among the more powerful ones. Design-wise, it’s overall nice but there are some questionable choices. For example, the touchpad is much too small and to the left side, making it a thing you need to get used to. Otherwise, you get slim bezels and a minimalist design in a laptop that’s overall clunky and heavy. We aren’t fans of the lack of actual portability – it is a laptop, after all.
In terms of internals, you’re looking at a great combination of components. Intel’s Core i7-11800H runs the show alongside the RTX 3070, and you can expect AAA titles to hover around 100-120fps depending on the title, at 1080p. Paired with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, this is pretty solid for a gaming laptop. MSI’s cooling solution also keeps things remarkably cool and eliminates any potential thermal throttling, which is great.
Overall, the performance and build of the laptop are solid, and it comes at a reasonable price tag, but the portability is a big minus, so it’s not for everyone.
4MSI GE66 Raider
If you are looking for a great performing RTX 3070 laptop and love RGB, the MSI’s GE66 Raider is an interesting proposition. It checks all the boxes in terms of gaming and other demanding computing tasks and comes with a stunning design that has an RGB strip at the front, making it rather unique.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i9-11980HK3.3 GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 14.09 x 10.51 x 0.92 inches | Weight: 5.25lbs
- Plenty of RGB for a flashy design
- 32GB RAM is more than enough
- QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate
- A bit on the heavier side
MSI advertises this as a VR-ready laptop, and we can easily see why. Intel’s eight-core Core i9-11980HK processor is a real powerhouse when it comes to both gaming and productivity workflows, and Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics card is the perfect match for it. You won’t have any issues getting high framerates in competitive titles, and you’ll get a pretty good experience with AAA titles, too. You also get 32GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs, as well as a 1TB NVMe SSD.
While we’re mentioning high framerates, we should mention the display. This QHD panel with an anti-glare coating has a refresh rate of 165Hz, which means it’s incredibly smooth regardless of what you’re doing.
MSI has also included a few other nice-to-haves, such as an RGB backlit keyboard, as well as that RGB strip at the front. While functionally it might not do much, it does give the laptop a premium look and feels. There’s also 802.11ax Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth 5.2, which takes care of your connectivity needs. Overall, while definitely not cheap, this is a very well-rounded laptop by MSI. A strong contender for the title of best RTX 3070 gaming laptop.
5ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15
The ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15 is a dual-display laptop that’s polarizing. It is a thin yet heavy gaming laptop that provides great performance be it for gaming or other workloads. It also has a great 300Hz IPS Type FHD display along with good cooling.
SpecificationsCPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 14.17 x 10.55 x 0.82 inches | Weight: 5.47lbs
- Dual display for even more screen real estate
- 300Hz refresh rate on the main display
- Very powerful internals
- Keyboard and touchpad layout is weird and requires getting used to
- Heavier than most
- Is expensive
It’s easy to put all the best hardware components in a laptop, thermal throttle it, and call it a day, but ASUS has created a different and unique gaming laptop with the ROG Zephyrus Duo SE 15. This is a dual-display laptop with a rather interesting design that’s polarizing, to say the least. It does inspire some strong opinions, so it’s worth checking out.
Let’s talk design, as that is probably the main thing about this laptop. The main display has some rather slim bezels, which do look nice. It also has a 300Hz refresh rate at a 1080p resolution, so it’s an excellent display, and it’s also PANTONE Validated. But right above the keyboard, you have a second display, which is just that – another display. It is slightly elevated for a better viewing angle. You can use it for whatever you want, whether it’s your streaming tools or video editing tools, or just Discord while you’re gaming. Yes, the keyboard is lower down and the touchpad is off to the right, but that’s not too much of a problem once you get used to it.
In terms of specifications, you’re more than covered. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is an eight-core, sixteen-thread processor that can turbo up to 4.5GHz, and it’s paired with Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. This combo is powerful enough for you to run any game you’d like nowadays. There is also 32GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as a 1TB PCIe SSD for all your storage needs.
If you’re a fan of this type of design, and you’re prepared to pay a bit more for it, this is definitely an RTX 3070 laptop worth considering.
6ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15
A true powerhouse of a gaming laptop, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 is a very good RTX 3070 gaming laptop. It checks all the performance boxes, it’s built like a tank, and it’s priced rather reasonably for what you’re getting. However, their is no webcam
SpecificationsCPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 3.0GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 13.97 x 9.59 x 0.78 inches | Weight: 4.21lbs
- Excellent overall performance
- Great display with thin/lightbuild quality
- Large touchpad
- No webcam
The external design of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 has an 8,000 dot color sifting design that surprisingly looks good. You also get a backlit keyboard with RGB lights, as well as a fingerprint reader within the power button. This lets you log on pretty quickly and does away with the need to enter your PIN every time. If it fits within your budget, this is definitely a laptop to consider getting.
The display that ASUS gives you is a 15.6” QHD panel, so the resolution is 2560×1440, and you have a 165Hz refresh rate. This is an IPS-level display with a matte coating, so the viewing angles are absolutely great, and you have 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Inside, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HS runs the show. This eight-core, sixteen-thread processor can turbo up to 4.6GHz, which is honestly impressive when you consider how compact of a chassis it’s packed. The RTX 3070 graphics card by Nvidia is a great choice, too, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and a maximum boost clock of 1290MHz. This combination is a great choice for gaming, and you’ll easily reach high refresh rates with most modern titles. Alongside this combo, you also get 16GB of DDR4 memory at 3200MHz, as well as a 1TB PCIe SSD which is pretty fast.
7Razer Blade 15
Razer’s Blade 15 Base is an interesting choice. It comes with pretty good performance, an incredibly fast display, and one of the best build qualities we’ve seen. Yes, it might be pricy, but you’re getting a lot for your money.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB SSD| Dimensions: 13.98 x 9.25 x 0.78 inches | Weight: 4.6lbs
- Extremely durable CNC-machined body
- Compact and lightweight design
- 144Hz display with remarkably slim bezels
- Fingerprint magnet
Kicking things off with the specifications, you’re looking at a six-core Intel processor, more specifically the Core i7-10750H, which can turbo up to an impressive 5.0GHz. This is a serious number, and keep in mind that you’re looking at a laptop that’s only .78 inches thick. There’s also Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics card, which is excellent for things like competitive games. Make no mistake, though, it’s perfectly capable of running AAA titles as well. You do have 16GB of RAM, as well as a 512GB SSD, so your memory needs are taken care of, as well.
Now, let’s talk about that display for a moment. Yes, you’re looking at “only” a 1080p Full HD panel. But it has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which makes this a great choice for high-framerate gaming. And yes, the RTX 3070 is capable of reaching that in many modern games. The colors are great, and so are the viewing angles, which makes this an overall pleasant experience.
When you consider everything we just said, and add the CNC machined body and Chroma backlit keyboard, it’s easy to see why the Blade 15 Base is one of the best RTX 3070 gaming laptop models.
8Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
The Legion 5 Pro provides solid performance in both gaming and other demaind workloads. Its display is very good and this laptop provides great overall value. However, it is a bit on the heavier side.
SpecificationsCPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 3.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 14.02 x 10.41 x 1.07 inches | Weight: 5.4lbs
- Great 16″ QHD 16:10 165Hz IPS display
- Fantastic keyboard with numpad
- Good port selection
- Trackpad positioning is not ideal
- On the heavier side
Lenovo’s Legion 5 Pro is a bit of a mixed bag. On the outside, you get a minimalist design and a display with incredibly slim bezels, which we’re fans of. On the other hand, the keyboard comes with a four-zone RGB which looks cheap, and the arrows are weirdly placed like they’re an afterthought. The touchpad is moved too much to the left, and then there’s Lenovo’s hinge which limits how much you can open up the laptop itself.
On the inside, things are also interesting. Paired with AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H is an Nvidia RTX 3070, only it’s been bumped up to the maximum 140W TGP (total graphics power), in an attempt to extract more performance out of it. And while Lenovo did do just that, but it also results in increased heat output but the thermal solution does keep up.
Finally, it comes with a 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM, which could be better, as well as an impressive 2560×1600 display with a 165Hz refresh rate. This laptop is a solid overall choice for an RTX 3070 laptop.
9MSI GE76 Raider
If you’re looking for a 17.3” laptop and don’t mind spending a hefty amount of money, the GE76 Raider by MSI is a great choice that does a lot of things right.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 15.63 x 10.57 x 1.08 inches | Weight: 6.39lbs
- Beautiful design with plenty of tasteful RGB
- 360Hz refresh rate display
- Great cooling solution to avoid thermal throttling
- Quite heavy at 6.39lbs
- Build quality could be better
When it comes to beautifully designed laptops, MSI’s GE76 Raider is right up there with the best of them. It is incredibly elegant and has just enough RGB to make it pop – but only if you want it to. The black and silver colorway looks and feels incredibly premium, and you can set up the keyboard’s RGB lights to do functional things like getting in-game status notifications. What we aren’t fans of is the touchpad – it is far too small, and this is a trend with MSI laptops we hope they’ll work out eventually.
Speaking of performance, there’s plenty of it. Intel’s Core i7-11800H processor and the Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU get you 100-120 FPS in most modern AAA titles but keep in mind that does depend on the game. And with competitive titles like Overwatch or CS: GO, you’ll be able to saturate the display’s 360Hz refresh rate (no, that’s not a typo). For multitasking and storage, you have 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD to take care of things, wrapping up an overall excellent laptop.
The downside is the price – the GE76 Raider is incredibly overpriced, especially when you stack it against the competition, and it’s definitely not a good choice for budget-conscious users. But if you don’t care about that, by all means, go for it.
10Gigabyte AERO 15
It’s not every day that you see an OLED display on a laptop, which is why Gigabyte’s AERO 15 made it on this list of best RTX 3070 laptops. Its fantasic 4K OLED display makes this laptop great for content creators who also want to do some gaming as well.
SpecificationsCPU: Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Dimensions: 14 x 9.8 x 0.74 inches | Weight: 4.4lbs
- Beautiful 4K OLED display for content creation
- Room for upgrades on both RAM and storage
- Fairly lightweight
- Display is only 60Hz
On the inside, you’re looking at an Intel Core i7-11800H processor. It sits at 2.3GHz, but push it, and it will easily turbo up to 4.6GHz. When you factor in this is an eight-core CPU, this is pretty great. The GPU is Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070, with 8GB of RAM, advanced ray tracing, and support for DLSS. A pretty good combo for gaming, whether that’s high framerate competitive titles or AAA games. And you also have 16GB of RAM, as well as a 1TB NVMe SSD. You do get an option to configure that up to 64GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD, but you probably don’t really need that.
The display is one of the main selling points of the AERO 15 because it’s a UHD (3840×2160) OLED display. It’s X-Rite Pantone Certified, which means it has excellent color reproduction, and you can probably use it for color-accurate creative work, too. The slim bezels make for a rather immersive experience, something you’ll notice right off the bat. It’s only 60Hz, though, which is a shame.
Wrapping things up, you’re looking at a per-key RGB backlit keyboard with decent travel and a reasonably sized touchpad. Overall, while certainly not cheap, the AERO 15 is a great pick for gamers who want an excellent display and a powerful laptop.
When everything is said and done, picking the best RTX 3070 laptop isn’t all that difficult if you know what to look for. You just have to pay attention to the TGP and cooling of the specific laptop you’re interested in. The RTX 3070 laptop options above are very good in their own regard, and all that’s left for you is to pick the one that suits you best. Whichever one you go for, from the list above, you pretty much can’t go wrong.