Best Laptops for Students of Animation, Visual Effects, and Media Design

Prepare for a career in content creation

Whether you’re studying video production, computer animation, or game design, you need the right technology to excel. The media and entertainment industry relies on NVIDIA GPUs to create innovative and stunning content. In fact, NVIDIA GPUs have powered every Academy Award nominee for Visual Effects for over a decade. And now, NVIDIA Studio laptops put the same GPU technology at your fingertips so you can work faster, with larger formats and more detailed models--and with the freedom to create more immersive and extraordinary work.

Top Apps and the Latest Innovations

NVIDIA Studio laptops are tested with the top applications for creators and feature the latest capabilities, including real-time ray tracing and AI. With Studio laptops, you can confidently run the apps you need for class, while keeping pace with the latest industry trends.

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apps adobe after effects
apps adobe premiere pro
apps redcine x-pro
apps dimension
apps blender
apps autodesk maya
apps cinema-4d
apps unity
apps unreal engine

Video Editing

8K All the way

Play back and edit ultra-high resolution video smoothly without pre-caching or generating proxies in Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, REDCINE-X PRO, and more.

  • <strong>DA VINCI RESOLVE</strong>

    DA VINCI RESOLVE

  • <strong>PREMIERE PRO</strong>

    PREMIERE PRO

  • <strong>REDCINE X-PRO</strong>

    REDCINE X-PRO

Performance testing conducted by NVIDIA in March 2020 on Laptops PCs equipped with 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7-10750H CPU with Cometlake integrated graphics. NVIDIA Driver 442.74, Windows 1903. Performance measures playback and render FPS in Media Encoder 2020 of normalized by clip framrate and length of 1080p and 4K video with Lumetri color and various GPU-accelerated effects enabled.

Performance testing conducted by NVIDIA in March 2020 on Laptops PCs equipped with 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7-10750H CPU with Cometlake integrated graphics. NVIDIA Driver 442.74, Windows 1903. Performance measures playback and render FPS in Media Encoder 2020 of normalized by clip framrate and length of 1080p and 4K video with Lumetri color and various GPU-accelerated effects enabled.

Performance testing conducted by NVIDIA in March 2020 on Laptops PCs equipped with 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7-10750H CPU with Cometlake integrated graphics. NVIDIA Driver 442.74, Windows 1903. Maya 2019 Arnold 6.0.2 RC2 renderer performance measures render time of the NVIDIA SOL 3D model.

3D & RENDERING

Get to Final Frames Sooner

Experience lag-free interaction and massive speed boosts with RTX-accelerated ray tracing and AI denoising.

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    Blender Cycles

Performance testing conducted by NVIDIA in March 2020 on Laptops PCs equipped with 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7-10750H CPU with Cometlake integrated graphics. NVIDIA Driver 442.74, Windows 1903. Performance measures playback and render FPS in Media Encoder 2020 of normalized by clip framrate and length of 1080p and 4K video with Lumetri color and various GPU-accelerated effects enabled.

Performance testing conducted by NVIDIA in March 2020 on Laptops PCs equipped with 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7-10750H CPU with Cometlake integrated graphics. NVIDIA Driver 442.74, Windows 1903. Performance measures playback and render FPS in Media Encoder 2020 of normalized by clip framrate and length of 1080p and 4K video with Lumetri color and various GPU-accelerated effects enabled.

TECHNOLOGY

REAL-TIME RAY TRACING

Ray tracing is the definitive solution for lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows, offering a level of realism far beyond what’s possible with traditional rendering techniques. NVIDIA Studio laptops with NVIDIA RTX™ technology feature RT cores to help you bring your creations to life.

TECHNOLOGY

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AI is driving the greatest technology advancement in history, and NVIDIA Studio laptops with Tensor Core technology bring the power of AI to content creation. With techniques like image super-resolution, de-noising, video retiming and reframing, face tracking, material de-lighting, and auto-tagging, AI speeds repetitive tasks and helps you deliver better results.

A Laptop for Every Creative Student

Studio laptops are available from all top manufacturers and come in a variety of configurations to meet every need. Special offers are available to students enrolled in universities that participate in the NVIDIA EDU Partner program.

Creative Maestro

RTX Studio laptops and desktops are loaded with powerful NVIDIA RTX GPUs and precision-engineered for advanced creators who need next-level performance.

  • Edit video in up to 6K in real-time
  • Animate large 3D models with ray tracing
  • Optimized for Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Up to 1440p gaming and broadcasting

Creative Powerhouse

State-of-the-art RTX Studio systems powered by the world’s best NVIDIA RTX GPUs for creators seeking top-of-the-line technology to meet the most demanding creative needs.

  • Edit video in up to 8K in real-time
  • Animate large 3D models with up to 48GB memory and accelerated ray tracing
  • Optimized for Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 4K gaming and broadcasting

Creative Pro

All the benefits of a Quadro RTX Studio system plus enterprise-grade technology like massive, scalable memory capacity, and multi-display technology. Provides workstation-class reliability for professional creators who make creating their life's work. Learn more >

  • Tackle the most advanced multi-app workflows
  • 100+ software application certifications
  • Exclusive Quadro professional features like Quadro Sync, NVIDIA Mosaic, GPUDirect for Video, and more
  • Data center tested and certified
  • Enterprise-level support

Learn More about how Creators use GPUs

RTX All-Stars

RTX All-Stars

Get inspired by the artists, creators, and designers that are using RTX to transform workflows and bring their best work to life.

Create New Worlds with NVIDIA GPUs

Create New Worlds with NVIDIA GPUs

From the sea to the sky, motion graphics artist, Sabour Amirazodi, uses NVIDIA RTX to create different environments

AI-Listers: Oscar-Nominated Irishman, Avengers Set Stage for AI Visual Effects

AI-Listers: Oscar-Nominated Irishman, Avengers Set Stage for AI Visual Effects

Hollywood studios steal the scene with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated de-aging and digital human techniques.

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The Future of Real-Time Virtual Production

Learn how NVIDIA Quadro GPUs helped drive real-time virtual production with Rob Legato, VFX Supervisor, and Ben Grossmann, Virtual Production Supervisor and CEO of Magnopus

Nvidia Studio youtube Channel

Go from inspiration to action. Discover new ways to create with the creator-focused NVIDIA Studio creator-focused YouTube channel, including exclusive step-by-step tutorials from industry-leading artists, inspiring community showcases, and more.

Nvidia Studio Shortcuts

Got a minute? Learn a new creative skill in under 60 seconds with these easy tips and tricks!

Nvidia Studio Sessions

Class is now in session. Check out exclusive, step-by-step tutorials from industry-leading artists with an intimate look into their personal creative workflows.

Nvidia Studio Standouts

From 3D to animation, photography and VFX, and more, we shine the spotlight on incredible artists and their amazing work. Get inspired by these stunning showcases.

Find the Perfect Studio System For You.

Special offers are available to students enrolled in universities that participate in the NVIDIA EDU Partner program.