Throughout its press conference in Taipei a day ere Computex starts, Nvidia announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing units, as well as a new software platform called Studio, with SDKs and drivers to create graphics rendering and other chores faster. NVIDIA has evolved the GPU into a computer brain at the exciting intersection of virtual reality, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.
The units are targeted to inventive professionals, like video readers or editors, photographers, and visual or graphic designers, and meant to compete with the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The series will comprise seventeen laptops forged by Nvidia’s manufacturing comrades (including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI, and Razer). The laptops will begin retailing in June, with prices starting at $1,599.
The 17 laptops will be adorned with Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 or 3000 GPUs or GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. Nvidia alleges they can operate up to seven times speedier than the MacBook Pro.
Studio laptops with Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs will have 16GB of graphics memory, and some of the devices will also have 4K displays and Nvidia’s Max-Q tech for building thin and lightweight laptops.
The Nvidia Studio suite encompasses the CUDA-X AI platform for automating tasks like color matching videos or tagging photos.