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Cheap gaming laptop deals

Cheap gaming laptop deals
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Hunting down cheap gaming laptop deals can be a rough endeavor. They tend to show up frequently but sell out fast. You want to be fast if you see one of the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) on sale. Keeping track of all the daily price drops is damn near impossible on your own, so we've done the work for you. Below are the best laptops deals we can find, so you don't have to. 

Every week, I scour the deepest retail crevasses on the internet for the best cheap gaming laptops. I prioritize any gaming laptop deals with Nvidia RTX 30-series mobile GPUs as they offer the most bang for your buck. If cheap is your goal, I usually find laptops with RTX 16-series or 20-series graphics cards that offer the best value. AMD systems occasionally show up on sale, but those are much fewer and often, the discounts aren't as deep as their green-colored rival. 

Here's our list of the best cheap gaming laptop deals we've spotted recently at various budgets. Whichever you go for, check out our list of best laptop games (opens in new tab) for stuff that runs well, even on low-spec machines. And if you're looking for something a little more stationary, there are always these cheap gaming PC deals (opens in new tab) to glance over instead.

Cheap gaming laptop deals

$500–$1,000

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MSI GF63 Thin | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 | Intel Core i5 11400H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $749.99 $689.99 at Newegg (save $60) (opens in new tab)
It may come at the lower end of the gaming spectrum, but this is a dependable machine lighter than your average gaming laptop. It falls down a little regarding storage space, and the RAM is a little lacking, but if you're alright with a few restrictions, that's a good price for a portable gaming machine with a current-gen GPU.

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Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | Intel Core i7 12700H | 16GB RAM | 120Hz | 1080p | 256GB SSD | $1338.99 $1049.99 at Dell (save $289) (opens in new tab)
Nvidia's RTX 3050 Ti that's stuffed inside the G15's decent chassis, and that's good enough to keep its 120Hz 1080p panel running smoothly. Especially with help from upscaling technologies like DLSS.

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Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | AMD Ryzen 7 5000 | 8GB RAM | 120Hz | 1080p | 512 GB SSD | $999.99 $699.99 at Best Buy (save $289) (opens in new tab)
A slightly less powerful version of the Dell G15 that simply can't be beaten at this price. The RAM and CPU aren't the best, but if you need a budget gaming laptop for a student gamer 

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Lenovo | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti | AMD Ryzen 5 5800H | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | 8GB DDR4 | 512TB SSD | $1,199.99 $949.99 at Newegg (save $250) (opens in new tab)
This Lenovo laptop comes with an RTX 3050 Ti, the more powerful Nvidia's budget GPUs. It's not the cheapest we've seen one of these go for, and you can occasionally find RTX 3060 machines for this amount of cash or less. Still not bad for gamers on a budget.

$1,000–$1,500

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Gigabyte Aorus 15P | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $1,899.99 $1,399 at Newegg (save $500) (opens in new tab)
A decent 11th Gen Intel CPU, combined with an RTX 3070 for a grand and a half, isn't bad. That's especially true since this one's paired with a fantastically speedy 240Hz panel and a good amount of storage space. Weirdly the MSRP jumped back up over the last few weeks so you're really saving around $100 than $500 but it's still a pretty solid price. 

$2,000+

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Razer Blade 14| Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 165Hz | 1440p | $2,799.99 $2,328 at Amazon (save $471) (opens in new tab)
The Razer Blade 14 is a tiny little monster. It's both powerful and portable, bringing the horsepower of a high-end gaming desktop into a chassis that fits in a messenger bag. This is it if you're looking for something that would make a MacBook Pro sick with shame. 

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Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (2021) | Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 300Hz | 1080p | $2,399.99 $2,179.99 at Newegg (save $220) (opens in new tab)
If you want high performance, look no further than Asus' excellent ROG mainstay: the ROG Strix Scar 15. It's a fairly large chassis, no doubt, but we're big fans of what's underneath and the frame rates it's capable of delivering. You're looking at two of Nvidia and AMD's best chips, even if the 5900HX is a generation old by now.

Below you'll find laptop deals from across the web that our specialized deal widget has sniffed out.

Tyler Colp

Tyler has covered games, games culture, and hardware for over a decade before joining PC Gamer as Associate Editor. He's done in-depth reporting on communities and games as well as criticism for sites like Polygon, Wired, and Waypoint. He's interested in the weird and the fascinating when it comes to games, spending time probing for stories and talking to the people involved. Tyler loves sinking into games like Final Fantasy 14, Overwatch, and Dark Souls to see what makes them tick and pluck out the parts worth talking about. His goal is to talk about games the way they are: broken, beautiful, and bizarre.