Cheap gaming laptop deals

Gaming laptop deals

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$500–$1,000: Cheap lappies
$1,000–$1,500: Mighty mid-range
$1,500+: High-end heroes
UK deals: Best in blighty

There are plenty of gaming laptop deals out there ripe for plucking. It's the start of a whole new generation in laptops, in as much as that's a thing. We'll still see the same sort of chassis from the big brands, like Razer, MSI, and Gigabyte, but they'll house brand new Nvidia RTX 40-series and AMD Ryzen 7000-series GPUs, and new Intel 13th Gen and AMD Ryzen 7000-series CPUs.

In order to find you the very best cheap gaming laptop deal, I've enlisted the help of some deals bots to help me keep track of all the daily price drops on gaming laptops from all the big box retailers and put it all in one place for you. I usually don't trust bots, but if they save me and you some money, I think we can work out an uneasy alliance.

Every week, I'm prioritizing deals on systems with Nvidia RTX 30-series mobile GPUs since they offer the best frames-per-dollar value for the most part. If you're on a budget or just need a truly cheap gaming laptop, there are some leftover older RTX 16-series GPUs, too, but those really are getting old now. The RTX 40-series is only just arriving now, and only the most high-end devices will see them for a while. Don't expect to buy one of those on a tight budget just yet. 

I often don't see as good deals on AMD systems, but they do happen, just fewer and far between. However, if I spot a decent team red laptop on sale, it's definitely making a list. AMD also has the brand new RX 7600M XT (opens in new tab) on the way, which is actually a surprisingly cheap first chip for gaming laptops considering its current competition from the green team.

Below are the best cheap gaming laptop deals from all over the internet curated into one spot. Note that it's not every deal online but the ones you should consider checking out. Check back periodically because some of the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) often find themselves on sale. Oh, and if you're looking for a desktop, we even put together a list of the best cheap gaming PC deals (opens in new tab) as well. See? We got you covered.

Where are the best gaming laptop deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

$500–$1,000

Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS | 14-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,399.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS | 14-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,399.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $400) (opens in new tab)
If you don't want a hulking gaming laptop, let me introduce the Zephyrus 14: a 14-incher that can game without busting your bank balance or your shoulder when lugging it around. No-nonsense specs in a delightful package. That $400 saving doesn't hurt either.

$1,000–$1,500

Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core  i7 12700H | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,249.99 (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core  i7 12700H | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,249.99 $1,099.99 at Dell (save $150) (opens in new tab)
Here's a very well-rounded gaming laptop worth the money asked for it. The RTX 3060 is a great mobile gaming GPU with the power to make the most of the G15's 120Hz, 1080p screen. Beyond that, you have a surprisingly chunky Intel Core 12700H. That's a chip that's mighty for gaming and multitasking, so this laptop is really well-suited to all sorts of use cases.

$1,500+

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 300Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,199.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 | RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 300Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,199.99 $2,057.99 at Newegg (save $173) (opens in new tab)
An immense component combo here, one that's sure to smash anything you throw at it, especially at its native 1080p resolution. It's not the cheapest we've seen it, but you may even be able to make the most of that speedy 300Hz refresh rate screen with gear like that under the hood.

Asus ROG Zephyrus 16 | RTX 3070 Ti | Intel Core i9 12900H | 16-inch | 1600p | 165Hz | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,149.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus 16 | RTX 3070 Ti | Intel Core i9 12900H | 16-inch | 1600p | 165Hz | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,149.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $350) (opens in new tab)
The Zephyrus is Asus's sleekest gaming machine, and we absolutely love the chassis in practice. This spec is particularly impressive for the price right now, with an impressive RTX 3070 Ti and an Intel Core i9 12900H. While it's admittedly last-gen, it's still a mighty gaming machine and has the latest DDR5 memory spec under the hood.

UK laptop deals

Acer Nitro 5 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 | Intel Core i7 12700H | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 1080p | 144Hz | £1,239.97 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 | Intel Core i7 12700H | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 1080p | 144Hz | £1,239.97 £997.97 at Laptops Direct (save £242) (opens in new tab)
The Acer Nitro 5 features a well-rounded spec in a relatively utilitarian chassis. It's not the slimmest but it's a form factor we've come to expect at this price. The CPU is the real surprise here; the Intel Core i7 12700H not only has six Performance-cores to work with, but it's fitted with eight more lightweight Efficient-cores. All in, that's a mighty multithreaded chip for a cheaper laptop like this. A fine complement to the RTX 3060 we've come to expect under £1,000. 

Asus ROG Strix G15 | AMD Radeon RX 6800M | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 1080p | 300Hz | £1,949.97 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix G15 | AMD Radeon RX 6800M | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 1080p | 300Hz | £1,949.97 £1,299.97 at Laptops Direct (save £650) (opens in new tab)
Within a chassis we love comes an all-AMD machine that shows off what the red team have to offer in laptops. The Ryzen 9 5900HX and RX 6800M are a frightful combo for gaming and multithreaded performance. There should be no issues putting this laptop's 300Hz 1080p screen to good use in competitive games and more.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 1440p | 165Hz | £2,299.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 1440p | 165Hz | £2,299.99 £1,699.99 at Overclockers UK (save £600) (opens in new tab)
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is a gaming laptop I often recommend. It's a great blend of smartly chosen specs and performance. This exact model is prime example of that. The RTX 3080 might be on its way out with the RTX 40-series mobile GPUs on the way, but it's cheap enough here and paired with a great 165Hz, 1440p panel. Quite alluring, but a fantastic chassis and great CPU is the icing on the cake we need to hit the checkout.

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

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