10 Best Laptops for Nuke (2021)

The best laptop to buy for Foundry Nuke and Compositing

Here, we’ll look at the best laptops for Nuke. When it comes to compositing – animation and lighting, Nuke is one of the most powerful software available in the market today. When coming up with the best laptops for running Nuke, Nuke X and Nuke Studio, we’ve looked at the recommended specs by Foundry. Taking those into consideration, other factors that have influenced the laptops in this list include the display quality, future proofing, the storage capacity and type in addition to design.

Criteria used for the best laptops to buy for Nuke include; Intel Core i7 or equivalent, 4GB VRAM and 16GB RAM. The laptops here, are generally suitable for use in the animation and VFX industry. You can use them for programs such as Maya, Blender, 3DS Max and Houdini. You can also have a look at the best laptop for Houdini.

The Following are 10 Best Laptops for Nuke (2021):

AORUS 15G (WB) Performance Laptop 15.6-inch - i7 - 2070 Max-Q

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CPU 10th Gen Intel i7-10750H
GPU RTX 2070 Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512GB
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20.47 x 13.82 x 5 inches
Weight 4.85 pounds
Pros Very Good performance
Cons NA

ASUS TUF Dash 15.6 Laptop i7-11370H - Nvidia RTX 3070, 40GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD

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CPU Intel Core i7-11370H
GPU Nvidia RTX 3070
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
RAM 40 GB SO-DIMM
Storage Space 2TB NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.17 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches
Weight 4.41 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons

Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR YB, 17.3 Laptop, 4K Display - GeForce RTX 2080 Super MAX-Q, i9

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CPU Intel Core i9-10980HK
GPU GeForce RTX 2080 Super MAX-Q
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.6 x 10.6 x 0.84 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons

Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-73L3 15.6 inch Laptop - Intel i7 - RTX 2070 SUPER

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Graphics with Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 - Thunderbolt 3 (Full USB 3.1 Type C) Port, 3 - USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports (One with Power-off Charging), 1 - HDMI 2.0 Port with HDCP Support, 1 - Mini Display Port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.11 x 10.04 x 0.7 inches
Weight 4.63 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons NA

OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch, i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

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CPU Intel 6-Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
RAM 16GB RAM
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.17 x 10.35 x 10.35 inches
Weight 5.12 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons n/a

Razer Blade 15 Laptop i7-RTX 3060 - 15.6 - 16GB - 512GB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Wi-Fi 6, Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, and HDMI
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.25 x 13.98 x 0.78 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Pros Good performance, Premium Design
Cons Storage

Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop i7-10875H 8-Core, RTX 3080, 17.3 4K 120Hz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875H 8-Core
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
RAM 16GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio, SD Card
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.23 x 15.55 x 0.78 inches
Weight 6.06 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Quite Heavy

OMEN 15-en0029nr Laptop - Ryzen 7 4800H -16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD - 15.6 - NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti

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CPU Ryzen 7 4800H Processor
GPU NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 (VR Ready) Dedicated Graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB RAM
Storage Space 512GB SSD Storage
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, Ethernet
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20 x 12 x 3 inches
Weight 5 Pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons NA

Alienware m15 R4, 15.6 inch Laptop - i7- 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.86 x 14.19 x 0.78 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons Weight

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