Cheap gaming laptop deals may be our very favorite PC gaming deals to track down. Why? Because gaming laptops are the do-it-all devices that let us work and game from anywhere, and modern laptops manage to do that while delivering hours of battery life and performance that nearly rivals a desktop PC, at least when it comes to the best gaming laptops. Of course, putting all that into one system that weighs only a few pounds is going to be expensive. But not if you find a cheap gaming laptop deal.
Every week we go searching for the best cheap gaming laptops we can find. Recently we've seen trends of deals on systems with Nvidia's GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti, which don't offer the most powerful gaming performance but cost well under $1000. We've also seen good deals on higher-end systems coming down to around the $1200 mark.
Below are the best cheap gaming laptop deals we've seen recently for a range of budgets. Expect some big changes in laptop deals in late 2020, as AMD's Ryzen 4000 CPUs make big waves and new graphics cards from both Nvidia and AMD shake things up.
No matter which you go with, check out our list of best laptop games that will run 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 to glance over instead.
Cheap gaming laptop deals
EVOO Laptop | 15.6" 60Hz | Core i5-10300H | GTX 1650 | $780
This budget laptop has Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It can handle many games at the native 1080p resolution, but upgrading the RAM and storage down the road will help you get the best performance possible. (Posted: 10/15)View Deal
Gigabyte G5 | 15.6" 144Hz | Core i5-11400H | RTX 3050 Ti | $970 (save $230)
You can find some laptops with an RTX 2060 graphics card for around this price, but this model has the advantage of having more RAM and NVMe storage than most other laptops in the ~$1,000 range. (Posted: 10/15)View Deal
Acer Nitro 5 | 15.6" 144Hz | Core i5-9300H | RTX 2060 | $999
This is one of the best sub-$1000 gaming laptops you can get at the moment, with both an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card and 16GB of RAM. However, this laptop has a 9th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, while faster 11th-gen chips are now common on gaming laptops. (Posted: 7/23)View Deal
MSI Pulse GL66 | 15.6" 144 Hz | Core i7-11800H | RTX 3060 | $1399 (save $100)
This laptop is a bit pricey for only having an RTX 3060 graphics card, but the rest of the hardware is impressive. You get the latest 11th-gen Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, a 15.6-inch 144Hz screen, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. (Posted: 9/16)View Deal
Gigabyte Aorus 15P XD | 15.6" 300Hz | Core i7-11800H | RTX 3070 | $1900 ($200 rebate)
This high-end laptop will handle any game you throw at it with ease, thanks to its GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, Intel Core i7 CPU, and 1TB SSD. If you mail in the rebate after purchase, you can get a $200 prepaid card. (Posted: 10/15)