Figuring out what you need while buying a laptop is an arduous process. It is of utmost importance to know why you're buying the laptop because that makes a great deal of difference in your computer of choice. You are one step closer to the journey of buying the perfect laptop because you know you need an RTX 3070 graphics card on your computer. So, we have created a list of the best RTX 3070 laptops available in India with a small guide that helps you find the perfect one for you.
If you're choosing a laptop with RTX 3070 graphics card, chances are you'll get a bulky laptop. You can choose laptops with a Max-Q design, which would give you a slender laptop but compromise on performance. Another issue I have with Max-Q is that the laptop cannot be used for gaming for long periods since they get heated very fast.
Also, keep an eye on the remaining specs because sacrificing processor power or RAM can cause you to lose the edge you have with the graphics card. One big example of this is in old times when we had hard disk drives instead of SSDs, load times were very long even if you had the best processor because it took a long time for data to be loaded from the hard disk.
We are losing track of the aim of the article, therefore let's get started with the best laptops which have RTX 3070 graphics cards.
MSI Crosshair 15
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So, the reason I am starting with this laptop is, I am broke. And if you're broke as well, this is the laptop you should be looking at. But don't be fooled by the fact that this is the cheapest RTX 3070 laptop available on Amazon right now.
The processor on this machine is the latest 12th-generation Intel processor. (I know 13th-generation processors are out, but laptops have not been released in India as of the date I am writing this article). This kind of guarantees performance and ensures a great experience with the laptop, whether you're using the laptop for gaming or other creative pursuits.
I have no idea who decided to paint their laptop yellow, but maybe they were like, "Oh, this is the perfect laptop and at perfect pricing, we need to add a flaw. Why don't we paint it yellow?". That ugly yellow colour running from top to bottom is the only real flaw I could find in an otherwise perfect laptop.
MSI has not skimped with the display either. The display is a QHD display, which means a resolution of 2560x1440 (most of the laptops are HD only 1080p) and a refresh rate of 165Hz makes this laptop a perfect gaming companion. As I said before, there are zero flaws in this laptop.
The remaining specs are usual boilerplate stuff. 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. This is usual for most laptops above 1 lakh.
The laptop is a bit bulky, weighing almost 2.5 kg. All that weight makes sure that the laptop remains cool even during extensive usage when you've to push the processor and the graphics card to their limits.
Overall, a perfect package at a perfect price. This laptop is not only the cheapest laptop with an RTX 3070 graphics card, but one of the best laptops as well.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
Best RTX 3070 laptop with Intel processorBuy from Amazon
I know some of us are Intel fans and some are AMD fans, and then some enjoy the fight between Intel and AMD and decide to go with the winner for the year. Though this part is about the best laptop with an Intel processor, I'd suggest you go with AMD, because, for a couple of years running, AMD has been the better of both.
But, back to our laptop, this is just a perfect laptop. Available in both white and black, I think this is a drool-worthy laptop. Lenovo has pushed the limits and has designed a laptop that looks and performs with impeccable perfection.
The laptop is powered by an 11th-generation Intel i7 processor. The processor not being the latest iteration shouldn't cause you to have second thoughts because processor performance is almost the second priority if your first is gaming or content creation. All that heavy work will be done by your graphics card and all you've to worry about is how your graphics card will render stuff on the display.
Now that we have got the processor and the graphics card out of the way, it's time to look at stuff which is more display centred. The display on the laptop is a 16" display with a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The display is a WQXGA(Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array) display. And, yup, I had the same doubt. What on earth is WQXGA?
WQXGA stands for Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array and has a resolution of 2560x1600. This is different from the normal resolutions such as 1080p or 1440p. The Apple Cinema 30-inch was one of the first monitors to come up with this resolution.
The stereo in the laptop is Nahimic audio which gives a great audio experience.
With 32GB of RAM, there's little more you could ask at any time. This would be for most intents and purposes all the RAM you'd need. This paired with the 8GB video memory that comes with the laptop will make you a formidable force when gaming. The laptop has a 1TB SSD, which should be enough. Since we stream most of our movies, rarely do we need storage space above 1TB.
The keyboard is blue backlit. I'd have preferred an RGB backlit keyboard, and I don't know why it's so difficult for some manufacturers to put just a couple more LEDs into their keyboard, but then we've to do with what we have and nothing is perfect.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
Best RTX 3070 laptop with Intel processorBuy from Amazon
Yes, this is the same laptop as above. But with the minor change of AMD instead of Intel processor and a price difference of 10k.
The processor in the laptop is an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor. To be honest, this is slightly better and the price difference makes this the better choice of both laptops. But if you're an Intel fan, by all means, go for it. The added price doesn't offer much in terms of performance so from a purely value perspective, this is the laptop to go for.
One of the things which most of the guides don't mention is the warranty period of the laptop. Having owned an Alienware, I've felt this is one of the most important things for a person's peace of mind. The warranty which Alienware provided was an on-site warranty. Even though it was a bit extensive, I've even got my motherboard replaced for free, which without the warranty would have cost more than a lakh.
The Lenovo Legion 5 pro with RTX 3070 graphics card comes with 3 years of on-site warranty. This means the technician will come to your house and fix your laptop for free. This also means you don't have to go around finding a place to fix your laptop and you don't have to bother picking up or about what the repair guy is doing when you're not looking.
The display has a 165Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 500 nits. The display also has G-Sync which means the refresh rate of the game you're playing will match the refresh rate of the display, giving you a much smoother gameplay.
Other than the processor, everything is similar in both laptops and both can be considered as the best RTX 3070 laptop, except for the fact that the AMD one offer a bit more value for money.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
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This is more powerful than all the laptops in this series and I would easily give this the best RTX 3070 laptop. Powered by an Intel i9 processor, 32GB RAM and 1 TB SSD, this laptop costs a bit more than most laptops.
The laptop looks gorgeous and is thin enough making this relatively portable. This is a perfect balance for the gamer as well as the office person. Most laptops with a great graphics card scream immature and gamer. Not this one though. The laptop looks mature and civil at office meetings, but once you reach home and start playing some games, all hell gets loose.
The i9 processor ensures that the loading times of games remain low. The performance offered by the processor is unparalleled and is something that should leave you wondering how on earth is it possible to load games so fast, especially if you're coming from a background where your previous laptop didn't have an extremely performing processor.
The graphics card is an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, with the Ti again packing some great performance. The Ti edition of the graphics card offers much more performance than the ordinary graphics card. Though the performance is not too much, in Ultra settings you'll notice fewer dropped frame rates. This Ti version also has 8GB of video memory.
The laptop weighs just 2kg, which is lower than most other laptops in this series.
The laptop offers one year warranty. This is an on-site warranty. My brother owns an Asus laptop and he says the services are great. The technicians are knowledgeable and very helpful.
It is a 16" laptop with a 2K display. The monitor on the laptop offers a great viewing experience. With a refresh rate of 165Hz and 3ms response time. Response time is the time taken for a pixel to change its colour. A 3ms time is very low and will offer a great gaming experience.
The laptop comes with Windows 11 and Office 2021. Overall, my favourite for Best RTX 3060 laptop.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model
Most portable RTX 3070 laptopBuy from Amazon
Razer laptops are not usual, you see with everyone sort of a laptop. This is an elite class of laptops which is used by fairly few people with a flair for using things that are pieces of art rather than functional units. Looking at the curves on this thing, you can use it as a laptop or even mound it on a wall and use it as a piece of art.
This laptop would have been on the top of the list if it had better customer support in India. The customer support in India is very poor for Razer and to get this fixed if something goes wrong is a hassle. And for gaming laptops which are under so much stress, the probability of something going wrong is very much.
The laptop comes with a 12th-generation Intel i7 processor which offers all the firepower required for gaming for hours. I still can't fathom how a laptop so thin can handle all the heat that is produced during hours of gaming.
The FHD display in the laptop has a refresh rate of a whooping 350Hz. That's more than twice of most laptops. The display is crisp, the keyboard is very functional and easy to use. The RGB backlit keyboard looks perfect to use when it's dark.
I don't want to repeat myself, but the only issue with the laptop is the service which is provided after you buy the laptop. You never know what's going to go wrong, and when things go wrong, I am sure you don't want to be in a position where you don't know what to do or how to fix a laptop that is this expensive.
Storage and memory on this laptop are the usual 16GB and 1TB. One of the drawbacks of the laptop is that the memory is soldered onto the motherboard. This means you cannot upgrade the RAM. But that's the price you pay for the thin, beautiful art laptop. And also the price you pay which is north of 3 lacks.
Dell New Alienware x17R2
Honourable MentionBuy from Amazon
Alienware laptops always hold a special place in my heart and this should be on this list. For anyone who wants to buy a laptop, their first thought should be Alienware simply because it's every gamer's childhood crush
A small guide
This is going to be a long conclusion. This is a guide. A guide for buying the best RTX 3070 laptop.
You might find yourself in a shop with none of these laptops available and I would like you to be able to pick a laptop for yourself.
Get a processor above Intel i7 or AMD Ryzen 7, and make sure you're getting one of the newer cards. Intel should be 11th generation or newer and AMD should be at least 5000 series.
16GB is enough for most, but if you want you can go for 32GB RAM. For storage 1TB SSD should suffice, but the more the merrier.
I hope that the small guide and my list of laptops help you choose the best laptop out there with an RTX 3070 graphics card.