While Nvidia wasn’t as big as AMD on Computex 2019 in terms of announcement, it did have something to unveil at the computer trade fair. Nvidia announced its RTX Studio program for high-end laptops. Laptops with the Nvidia RTX Studio badge will offer the finest performance for creative professionals such as those who edit photos or videos, design graphics, work on ray-tracing 3D models, or are invested in animations. Such laptops will either be powered by GeForce RTX or Quadro RTX GPUs.
Most popular laptop brands, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI, and Razer collectively showcased 17 Nvidia RTX Studio laptops at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. Pricing of these laptops starts at USD 1,499.
It is quite evident that Nvidia is targeting Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops with its RTX Studio laptop lineup since MacBooks are used by various YouTubers and video editors. Nvidia even compared performance benchmark numbers of RTX Studio laptops with Apple’s newest MacBook Pro. The company quoted that RTX Studio laptops are up to 7x faster than Apple’s highest-end MacBooks.
Nvidia RTX Studio Laptop Branding: Minimum Specifications Requirements
Laptops with RTX Studio branding are equipped with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (or higher) or Quadro RTX 3000 (or higher) GPUs, 16GB RAM (or more), 512GB SSD storage (or more), Intel Core i7 (H Series or equivalent or better), and 1080p or 4K displays.
List Of Nvidia RTX Studio Laptops
Here’s the complete list of Nvidia RTX Studio laptops which were announced or unveiled during Computex 2019, and we expect the list to grow with each passing year.
- Acer ConceptD 7
- Acer ConceptD 9
- ASUS StudioBook 700G3T
- ASUS StudioBook W500
- ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo
- Dell Alienware m15 Creators Edition
- Gigabyte AERO 15
- Gigabyte AERO 17
- HP Omen 15
- HP Omen X 2S
- MSI P65 Creator
- MSI P75 Creator
- MSI WE75
- MSI WS65
- MSI WS75
- Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition
- Razer Blade Pro 17 Studio Edition
Nvidia Studio Drivers: Supported Apps
To support Nvidia RTX Studio laptops in a better way and to ensure the finest performance, Nvidia will provide creators with the software and drivers. Nvidia Studio Drivers (earlier known as Creators Ready Drivers) will be thoroughly released in cadence with major creative app version releases. The company says that Nvidia RTX Studio laptops will be optimized for creative apps such as Adobe Lightroom, Autodesk Arnold, Clarisse, DaVinci Resolve, Substance Designer, Unity, and Unreal Engine. Nvidia is also planning to support additional creative apps, including (but not limited to) Adobe Dimension CC, Daze3D, NVIDIA Iray, Octane Render, Redshift, Renderman, and V-Ray.
Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema, said, “From GPU decoding to real-time 8K editing, we continually work with NVIDIA to deliver a better experience for our customers. For most of them, the ability to view and edit video on location during filming is critical. With NVIDIA-powered laptops, it’s incredible to finally be able to edit 8K video in real time from anywhere you may be thanks to the new RED R3D SDK enhancements and NVIDIA GPUs.”
Nvidia is so proud of its RTX Studio program and certified laptops that the company brought three creative professionals to the stage to showcase live demos. Those three professionals—Leo Chou (CEO of TCImage), Juan Salve (Founder of theColourSpace) and Daniel Gregoire (Founder and CEO of HALON Entertainment)—of how the new hardware makes their lives easier.
Chou showcased a real-time 3D render of a room’s interior using 3DS Max and Unreal Engine. Salvo showcased how he uses Davinci Resolve neural engine to analyze clips, use AI to apply effects on one frame, and use that effect on the whole scene. Gregoire showcased how he make real-time adjustments in a scene with over 172 million polygons.