10 Best Laptops for Substance Painter & Designer (2021)

Best Laptops to buy for Substance Designer and Painter

What is the best laptop for Substance painter and designer? Here, we’ll answer this question. When it comes to shading and texturing, the industry standard, is Substance painter and Substance Designer. Designer is used to come up with the textures while painter is for texturing and shading models. The developers of these programs, have listed the minimum specifications. However, to optimally use the software, you require a more powerful laptop. This is because you will also use other animation, VFX and modelling software.

Criteria used for best laptop for Substance Painter recommendations include; not less than 8GB of RAM, 4GB of VRAM, Intel Core i7 or equivalent. Apart from these main features, other specifications we’ve taken into account include the display quality and resolution, the storage type and capacity, in addition to future proofing.

You can also have a look at the best laptop for Maya and the best laptop for Houdini.

The Following are 10 Best Laptops for Substance Painter & Designer (2021):

GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED KC

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H (2.20 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6 GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 300Hz Refresh Rate FHD 1920 x 1080
RAM 16 GB RAM
Storage Space 512 PCIe SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 | 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), 1 x HDMI 2.1 | 1 x UHS-II SD Card Reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.8 x 14 x 0.78 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Design
Cons None

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

Asus ROG Strix G15 15 Laptop

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CPU Intel Octa-Core i7-10870H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and G-SYNC, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI, 1 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps, 1 x headphone/microphone
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.17 x 10.83 x 1.02 inches
Weight 5.07 pounds
Pros Performance, Storage
Cons n/a

OMEN 15 Laptop-RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB DDR4
Storage Space 512GB
Operating System Windows
Ports SuperSpeed USB Type-C(R) (DisplayPort(TM) 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 3 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, RJ-45, 3.5mm Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X(R) Ultra), AC smart pin, Mini DisplayPort(TM), HDMI 2.0a
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.17 x 10.36 x 0.79 inches
Weight 5.12 lbs
Pros Display, Performance
Cons n/a

OMEN Gaming 15.6 Laptop-Ryzen 7-1660 Ti

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CPU AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (2.9 GHz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
Storage Space 512GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C 5Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge); 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 Mini DisplayPort; 1 HDMI 2.0a; 1 RJ-45; 1 AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo
Dimensions (L x W x H) 0.9 x 14.1 x 9.8 inches
Weight 5 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons NA

Dell Gaming G3 15 3500 - Laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB 2933MHz DDR4
Storage Space 512 GB M.2 [PCIe] NVMe (SSD)
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10 x 14.39 x 0.85 inches
Weight 5.18 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons None

Acer Predator Triton 300 laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz Hexa Core Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x1080 pixels
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USBs, Ethernet, HDMI, Type C, Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 23 x 14 x 3 inches
Weight 4.41 pound
Pros Performance, Good Price
Cons NA

AORUS 15G (WB) Performance Laptop

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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

Alienware m15 R3 Laptop

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875H
GPU Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB RAM
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows
Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 Output, 1x Mini-Display Port 1.4, 1x Micro SD Card Reader, 1x Audio Out
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.87 x 14.19 x 0.81 inches
Weight 5.51 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons Weight

Gigabyte AERO 17 Laptop i7- 32GB RAM

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CPU Intel Core i7-10870H Octa Core
GPU NVIDIA RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 32GB
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports 3 USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 mini Display Port, Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C), SD Reader, 1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.6 x 15.6 x 0.84 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop

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CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics
Display Size 15.6 inches
Display Resolution 4K UHD
RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage Space 1 TB SSD
Operating System Windows
Ports USB, Ethernet, Audio
Dimensions (L x W x H) 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.9 inches
Weight 5.5 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop i7- RTX 2080 SUPER

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CPU Intel Core i7-10875H Processor:
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Display Size 17.3 inches
Display Resolution 4K 3840 x 2160 Pixels
RAM 16 GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, UHS-III SD Card Reader, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Windows Hello, and Thunderbolt 3
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.55 x 10.23 x 0.78 inches
Weight 10.56 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons Weight

Alienware m17 R3 Laptop RTX 2070 8GB

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CPU Intel Core i7-10750H
GPU Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070
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
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.74 x 11.59 x 0.89 inches
Weight 5.51 pounds
Pros Performance
Cons

OMEN 15-en0029nr Laptop

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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

MSI Creator 15 inch Laptop

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CPU 15.6 Inches
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Display Size 15.6 Inches
Display Resolution 3840 x 2160 Pixels
RAM 32 GB DDR4
Storage Space 1TB NVMe SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports Thunderbolt, USB, Ethernet
Dimensions (L x W x H) 21.9 x 13.3 x 3.4 inches
Weight 4.63 pounds
Pros Performance, Display Quality
Cons NA

You should also have a look at the best laptops for Blender in addition to the best laptops for Cinema 4D.

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