Boxing Day 2023 PC gaming sales in Australia: save on laptops, monitors & more

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If Black Friday and Cyber Monday are for picking up Christmas gifts on the cheap, Boxing Day is for pouring all your loose change into purchases that you want. Or, both are for that—either way, Boxing Day is now here and that means retailers are keen to get rid of a whole bunch of inventory they've stocked up for the holiday rush.

Boxing Day sales in Australia have generally resulted in evening news bulletins showing a crush of people lining up at the major retail outlets. But with the power of the internet, there's no need to go out there. All the deals we've collected are online, though if we hear about a particularly noteworthy (and widely available) in-store deal, we'll make note of it here too. 

Where are the best Boxing Day PC gaming deals in Australia?

Boxing Day PC gaming deals in Australia

Boxing Day gaming laptop & handheld deals in Australia

Valve Steam Deck (256GB)AU$1,500AU$849 at Kogan

Valve Steam Deck (256GB) | AU$1,500 AU$849 at Kogan (save AU$651)

Look, it still ain't cheap, but if you're after a Steam Deck in Australia -- which Valve still hasn't deigned to release in this country -- then this is worth consideration. We prefer the 512GB model as far as value for money goes, but this discount somewhat tempts us. Do remember that while the Steam Deck isn't easily available in Australia just yet, when it does release it may be at more reasonable prices.  

Asus ROG AllyRyzen Z1 / 512GB SSDAU$1,299AU$1,099 at JB Hi-Fi 

Asus ROG Ally | Ryzen Z1 / 512GB SSD | AU$1,299 AU$1,099 at JB Hi-Fi 

Save AU$200 on this flash gaming handheld which, until the recent release of Valve's new OLED Steam Decks, pretty much ruled the roost (in our view, anyway). The Ally features a 120Hz FHD display and it can even be paired with PC peripherals like monitors, keyboards and mouses for a full gaming experience when not out and about.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 | RTX 4060 | i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$2,399 AU$1,799 at JB Hi-Fi

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 | RTX 4060 | i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$2,399 AU$1,799 at JB Hi-Fi

We're big fans of Asus's Zephyrus gaming laptops, and this 16-inch model is well balanced, packing a speedy 165Hz IPS display at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels that's matched well to that RTX 4060 GPU – the screen's not so high-res that the 4060 won't be able to drive it at 165 fps. And at AU$600 off, this is a big-name laptop at a no-frills price.

Acer Nitro 5 | RTX 4060 | i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$1,999AU$1,304 at eBay

Acer Nitro 5 | RTX 4060 | i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | AU$1,999 AU$1,304 at eBay

A stunning price on this well-specced gaming laptop, but to get the full discount you'll need to use the coupon code SAVETH at checkout. It's a 15.6 inch HD affair with some very nice RGB trimmings and a nice understated form factor with nary a cheap material in sight.

Boxing Day monitor deals in Australia

Alienware 34 inch QD-OLED (AW3423DW) |AU$2,098.80AU$1,639 at Amazon

Alienware 34 inch QD-OLED (AW3423DW) | AU$2,098.80 AU$1,639 at Amazon
A welcome 22% off this Alienware IPS panel, which still sits at the top of our best gaming monitor list. It has a lot going for it: amazing contrast and colours, great HDR functionality, and G-Sync Ultimate to boot. Its an ultrawide affair, QHD, with a 175Hz refresh rate and a very strong aesthetic. 

Alienware 38-inch 144 Hz WQHD+ Curved Gaming MonitorAU$2,499AU$1,499 at Amazon

Alienware 38-inch 144 Hz WQHD+ Curved Gaming Monitor | AU$2,499 AU$1,499 at Amazon 

Though not the cheapest we've ever seen it, this Alienware is still an awesome monitor at this price. Specs include a 38-inch 3840x1600 Nano IPS panel, a refresh rate of 144Hz with a 1ms response time and G-Sync Ultimate support. It earned 90/100 in our review

LG UltraWide QHD curved monitor (34WP60C-B) |AU$569AU$399 at MWave

LG UltraWide QHD curved monitor (34WP60C-B) | AU$569 AU$399 at MWave
This monitor is already on the budget side—considering the specs—without a discount, so carving AU$170 off the RRP makes it more attractive for folk who want a big wide 34 inch QHD screen with a 160Hz refresh rate. That combo aside makes it noteworthy at this price point, despite its other limitation. It's a VA panel with FreeSync support. 

PRISM+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch QLED gaming monitorAU$1,099AU$549 at Amazon

PRISM+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch QLED gaming monitor | AU$1,099 AU$549 at Amazon 

The Prism+ XQ340 with its ultrawide 3440x1440 resolution, QLED backlighting, 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time is definitely gamer friendly. At $549 its a very fair price to pay for a monitor that's a step above the entry level ultrawide options. It's got 4 display inputs and HDR support too. Before checking out, make sure you hit the redeem coupon box.

Corsair Xeneon Flex gaming monitor |AU$3,299AU$2,249 at Amazon

Corsair Xeneon Flex gaming monitor | AU$3,299 AU$2,249 at Amazon
The world is such a vast and wondrous place that right now, someone is bending their gaming monitor. That could be you! This OLED ultrawide Corsair display is bendable, which is pretty cool, but the other specs are great too: 45 inches, 3440x1440 res, 240Hz refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync Premium. This was down to AU$2,249 during Cyber Monday, and it's hit that low once again! Be sure to read our review before taking the plunge.

Boxing Day 2023 VR headset deals

Meta Quest 2from AU$439.99 with AU$75 credit on Amazon

Meta Quest 2 | from AU$439.99 with AU$75 credit on Amazon

This popular deal is back! While not a discount in the true sense of the word, Amazon is offering up AU$75 bonus credit when you purchase one of the Meta Quest 2 headsets.

That means an additional credit of AU$75 on the 128GB Quest 2 and 256GB Quest 2 which can be used to purchase products "sold by Amazon AU". 

Boxing Day 2023 keyboard deals

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard AU$399AU$269 at Amazon

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard | AU$399 AU$269 at Amazon

This is our favourite wireless gaming keyboard for numerous reasons: it boasts lag-free wireless, exceptional battery life, and low-profile mechanical switches. It's a tastefully pared back piece of gear, though that's not to say it can't be awash in RGB stylings, if you want it to be. This was down to AU$250 during Cyber Monday, so this isn't the best discount, but it's still lower than RRP.

Razer Huntsman Mini |AU$239.95AU$149 at Amazon

Razer Huntsman Mini | AU$239.95 AU$149 at Amazon

This optical mini keyboard is beautifully bedecked in RGB despite its diminutive size and weighs just over half a kilo. Impractical? Perhaps, if it's your bread and button every day keyboard, but despite its limitations our review still found a lot to love, especially the responsive switches. This is normally on the pricey side for a relatively niche product, and while this discount isn't as good as the AU$110 we could buy it for during Black Friday, it's still a decent price if you missed out then.

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 |AU$299AU$235 at Amazon

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 | AU$299 AU$235 at Amazon
ASUS is not stuffing around with this one: the wireless mechanical slab shot straight to the top of our best gaming keyboards list upon release. We loved its excellent switch feel, effective sound dampening, and an elegantly compact form factor despite being a full-size keyboard. So close to its release date, this 21% discount is very welcome indeed, making this a very serious contender if you're in the market for a new keyboard. It's AU$4 cheaper than its Black Friday price too.

Boxing Day 2023 headset deals

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless | AU$299AU$214.39 at Amazon

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless | AU$299 AU$214.39 at Amazon
This wireless gaming headset scored an impressive 90 when PC Gamer reviewed it upon release: its battery life "can only be described as witchcraft", while its comfort and sonic clout and remarkable. This discount is slightly better than the AU$239 we saw it going for during Cyber Monday.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless gaming headset | AU$735AU$499 at Amazon

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless gaming headset | AU$735 AU$499 at Amazon
The RRP on this set of wireless gaming cans is absolutely bonkers big, but this 32% Boxing Day discount brings it down to something way more affordable. Our review was very enthusiastic, noting its "impressive connectivity, fast charging, hot-swappable batteries and great adjustability". Needless to say its sound quality is bleeding edge premium as well. Not many people need a headset this expensive (even with the discount) but if you're in the market, now's the time.

Corsair HS55 Stereo |AU$69AU$58 at Amazon

Corsair HS55 Stereo | AU$69 AU$58 at Amazon
According to our guide to the best gaming headsets, the Corsair HS55 Stereo is the best cheap gaming headset with a great mic. It has "superb" mic quality, it's light and comfortable, and the mic arm flips up and down. With an RRP of AU$69, it's never a particularly expensive piece of kit, but this 14% discount drives it almost into impulse buy territory, even though it was down to AU$53 during Black Friday.

PS5 Pulse Wireless HeadsetAU$159.95AU$114 at Amazon

PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset | AU$159.95 AU$114 at Amazon (save AU$45.95)

This doesn't factor on our list of the best gaming headsets, but if you game on a PC and a PS5, it's probably a wise move to invest in a set of these. It makes the best of Sony's 3D audio tech, and as far as headsets go, looks pretty classy to boot. It's also available in both White and Black.

Boxing Day 2023 gaming mouse deals

Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse |AU$50.69AU$34 at Amazon

Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse | AU$50.69 AU$34 at Amazon

While not quite the lowest price we've seen Razer's DeathAdder Essential mouse for, at just AU$34 for the black version, it's only a few dollars shy. While it may lack bells and whistles compared to its (much) more expensive siblings, it's a great wired clicker for the price, featuring a 6400 DPI optical sensor, 5 programmable buttons and mechanical switches.

Logitech G G305 Lightspeed |AU$68AU$48 at Amazon

Logitech G G305 Lightspeed | AU$68 AU$48 at Amazon
The best budget wireless gaming mouse gets a nice 52% discount on the black and lilac models for Boxing Day. It was a little cheaper for Black Friday (around AU$42), but we love this amazingly light and well-built mouse, which hosts Logitech's best sensor in an affordable body, and this is still a great price.  

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse |AU$109AU$62.40 at Amazon

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | AU$109 AU$62.40 at Amazon
We've seen this Razer mouse down to around $50 previously, but not since 2022, so this 43% discount's still a good one. As the name suggests this is a wireless DeathAdder, but what makes it different is that it's BYO batteries, and depending on your weight preferences, you can use either a AA or AAA to power it.

Corsair M65 RGB Ultra wireless gaming mouse |AU$239AU$154 at Amazon

Corsair M65 RGB Ultra wireless gaming mouse | AU$239 AU$154 at Amazon
Available in both black and white varieties, this wireless gaming mouse boasts what Corsair calls "sub-1ms Slipstream Wireless Technology, which is a fancy way of claiming it basically has no latency. Battery life is tremendous at 120 hours, and 26,000 DPI should result in razor sharp accuracy. This one is geared towards first-person shooter players. The wired version is also available with a big 30% discount, dropping from AU$119 to AU$83.

Boxing Day 2023 controller and other peripherals

Save on Xbox Series S/X controllersAU$89.95AU$66 at Amazonblack

Save on Xbox Series S/X controllers | AU$89.95 AU$66 at Amazon
The Xbox Wireless controller is our third favourite controller for PC gaming, just edging out Sony's DualSense. It's beaten by the Xbox Elite Wireless controller, but that one's a very expensive affair. The controller at a discount is available in black.

Boxing Day streaming deals

HyperX QuadCast S |AU$299AU$198 at Amazon

HyperX QuadCast S | AU$299 AU$198 at Amazon
This takes the medal for best looking streaming microphone in our list of the best. Of course, "best looking" rests on your enthusiasm for RGB, but lets not get caught up in aesthetics: this thing is also a very good mic in all the more important and functional ways. It has a built-in shockmount, four polar patterns, and a crisp 16-bit 48kHz recording sample rate. This deal beats the Black Friday best price by around AU$10.

Boxing Day networking deals

Asus RT-AX56U AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router | AU$229 AU$109 at Amazon

Asus RT-AX56U AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router | AU$229 AU$109 at Amazon (save AU$120)

If you're stuck with an old or cheapie ISP router, an upgrade can be well worth it. If you've noticed your Wi-Fi lagging or dropping out in your home, especially when many devices are connected, the chances are it's because of an old or under spec router. This Asus will help with that.

Boxing Day storage deals

Samsung 990 Pro 4TB PCIe SSD with heatsink | AU$535.89 AU$439.40 at Amazon

Samsung 990 Pro 4TB PCIe SSD with heatsink | AU$535.89 AU$439.40 at Amazon

If you're keen to upgrade your desktop rig's PCIe internal storage to the absolute fastest (and largest) you can currently get your hands on, Samsung's flagship 4TB 990 Pro is a cool AU$96 off at Amazon, which is an all-time low price for this with-heatsink model. 

Boxing Day 2023 sales in Australia: when do they start?

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, don't you know. That means, in theory, the Boxing Day sales in 2023 will kick off—yep—straight after Christmas, often on the midnight. 

But wait! Gone are the days when sales events with "day" in their name only last one day, because last year we saw Boxing Day sales start before Christmas. Call it turbo-consumerism or modern convenience, it's up to you. In some cases, retailers such as MWave have Christmas sales that last through Christmas and during Boxing Day, so there's no real reason to not check this page in the lead up to the big day.

In other words, if you're looking for a PC gaming-related deal, check back on Christmas Eve and keep doing so until Boxing Day. Don't be hard refreshing on Christmas Day, though: go eat some pudding, geez.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day. 

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