If you're in the market for portable gaming power, you'll want to check out our rundown of all the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals—and if you're on a budget, we've got a special list of Black Friday gaming laptop deals for under $1,000, too. Included in that latter group is this very nice Gigabyte G5, which you can pick up from Newegg right now for just $849 after mail-in rebate.
The Gigabyte G5 MD-51US123SH packs an Intel Core i5 11400H CPU, 16GB RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU driving a 144Hz 15.6" display at 1080p. Storage is the one area where it comes up a little short, as this G5 is packing a 512GB SSD—fast, but not exactly huge. Fortunately, there are two M.2 slots and a swappable 2.5-inch bay, if you find space running short.
Let me say now that I hear you: Mail-in rebates are a hassle. I, like many of us, have not bothered to submit rebates for small purchases in the past because the $5 at stake wasn't worth the hassle of getting out of my chair. But Gigabyte is a reputable seller, so the submission-and-return process should be relatively painless, and we're talking about $100 here—that's worth filling out a card.
Gigabytge G5 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 11400H | Nvidia RTX 3050 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD |
$1,199 $849 at Newegg after rebate (save $350)
A solid laptop at a very decent price, the Gigabyte G5 is a good way to take your Steam library on the road if you're looking for something a little more practical than, say, a Steam Deck. And don't forget the $100 rebate!
Even without the rebate, a solid CPU, goodly amount of RAM, and a 30-series GPU for under $1000 makes this a good laptop at a good price. If you're looking to take your Steam collection on the road with something a little more substantial (and, maybe, work-capable) that a Steam Deck, it's definitely worth a look.
(And definitely worth sending in that rebate card. Don't forget!)