Razer Blade 14 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | Ryzen 9 6900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
$2,599.99 $1,999.99 at Best Buy (save $600) (opens in new tab)
An absolutely intense machine here with one of the best discounts we've seen. We're in love with the Blade in general, though not quite as powerful as it could be with its RTX 3070 Ti, it does have an excellent processor in the 6900HX.
Cyber Monday is here, and while that means some of the gaming laptop deals we've found over Black Friday have expired, there are still plenty more to report back to you.
Take, for example, the Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab), AKA "the most desirable gaming laptop", which is $1,999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). Price-wise, that puts it in even closer competition with our favorite gaming laptop, the Razer Blade 15. You lose an inch but gain a superbly designed laptop that makes up for its slightly lacking specs.
The Razer Blade 14 should be paired with an Nvidia RTX 3060, as our own Dave James describes in his review, not the RTX 3070 Ti that comes with this deal. That said, it's a nice improvement, and not as bad as an RTX 3080 would be in terms of thermal throttling. You'll still lose a little performance when things start heating up, but at this big of a discount, Razer's ultrabook-like gaming laptop is currently the best deal out there.
This model has an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, 16GB of memory, and a 1TB SSD. The 165Hz 1440p display that comes with the RTX 3070 Ti Razer Blade 14 will skew some of its performance compared to our 1080p tests. At 1080p, with games on basically max quality settings, it could hit a strong 60 to 144 fps. At a slightly higher resolution, you will probably have to fiddle with quality settings and listen to its fans as they try to keep up with the increased demand.
That by no means kills the deal though. The Razer Blade's 14-inch screen hits a sweet spot for 1440p. The screen is small enough for the pixel density to look sharp without the performance impact of a 4K screen. And it surely helps maintain its 90-minute battery life, which isn't particularly more impressive than similarly equipped laptops, but it's not abysmal either.
- We're curating all the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals (opens in new tab) right here.
The Razer Blade 14, especially at this price, gives you both the ability to play a variety of games and have a laptop that mirrors the sleek aesthetic strengths of a Macbook. You rarely get that in gaming laptops, a product category that is inundated with segmented, plastic designs. At MSRP, you pay the premium for the aesthetic, but now you can pick this up at a price that better fits the actual hardware inside of it.
Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals (opens in new tab) don't often come this strong. The Razer Blade 14 always hovers over $2,000. At that price, it was already one of the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) you could get, but at this price, it effectively moves into the number one spot.
UK Razer Blade 14 deal
Razer Blade 14 | NVIDIA RTX 3070 | R9-5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
£2,199 £1,549 at Amazon (save £600) (opens in new tab)
Is there a sweeter small form factor gaming laptop than the Razer Blade 14? This one packs a serious punch thanks to RTX 3070 graphics and an eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 CPU. Add in 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD and you have a comprehensive package.
And don't worry fellow denizens of Blighty, we've got our own Razer Blade 14 deal, and personally I'd be happier with this version of the machine. It's the cheapest it's ever been on Amazon right now and comes with the RTX 3070, though it doesn't have the Ryzen 9 6900HX that its US counterpart does.
You might say you'd prefer a beefier graphics chip, but when it's stuck into a svelte 14-inch frame the throttling of a higher performance GPU, and the noise, can be a little off-putting. The RTX 3070 is a sweet spot for this wee machine, then.
And, all told, it's a fantastic package, with a great CPU and an excellent high-resolution screen to boot.
Where are the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals?
In the US:
- Amazon - RTX 3050 laptops from Acer and Dell starting at $650 (opens in new tab)
- Asus - high-end ROG Zephyrus 14 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3060 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- MSI - RTX 3080 gaming laptops up to $200 off at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- Gigabyte - up to 50% off Gigabyte gaming laptops at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- Walmart - cheap Gateway laptops. Remember them?! (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo - up to $500 off Lenovo, Asus, & MSI gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Target - sub-$1,000 gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Staples - up to $300 off MSI gaming notebooks (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo - $1,000+ discounts on Legion laptops (opens in new tab)
- Razer - discounts on Razer Blade laptops, our favorite notebooks (opens in new tab)
- Newegg - $500+ off RTX 30 series gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy - save up to $500 on gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft - up to half price on last-gen laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell - save over $300 on Dell and Alienware gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 - Asus ROG Zephyrus 14 |
$1,399.99$899.99 at Best Buy (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 - Asus TUF Dash 15 |
$1,499.99$999.99 at Best Buy (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 Ti - Gigabyte Aero 16 XE4 |
$1,499.99$1,309.99 at Newegg (save $190) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 - Asus Zephyrus G15 |
$1,999.99$1,699.99 at Best Buy (save $300) (opens in new tab)
- RX 6800M - Asus ROG Strix G15 |
$1,699.99$1,099.99 at Best Buy (save $600) (opens in new tab)
In the UK:
- Amazon - save on Asus, Razer, and Acer gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell - Alienware and Dell Gaming laptops with up to £500 off (opens in new tab)
- HP - Save £450 on HP Omen laptop powered by an RTX 3070 Ti (opens in new tab)
- Overclockers - gaming laptop deals and components (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer - RTX 3060-powered gaming laptop for just £799.98 (opens in new tab)
- Very - save up to £450 on RTX 3070 MSI gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Razer UK - Discounts out PC Gamer's favourite gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Box - Just £1,916.99 for a Razer Blade 15 Base gaming laptop (opens in new tab)
- Scan - up to £400 off gaming laptops from different manufactures (opens in new tab)
- PC Specialist - An RTX 3070 gaming PC for just £1,499 (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 - Medion Erazer Deputy P25 |
£999.99£799.98 at Ebuyer (save £201) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 - MSI Katana GF66 |
£1,399£949 at Very (save £450) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 - Razer Blade 14 |
£2,199£1,549 at Amazon (save £600) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 Ti - HP Omen 17 |
£1,999.99£1,549.99 at HP (save £450) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 - MSI GP66 Leopard |
£1,998.98£1,598.99 at Scan (save £399.99) (opens in new tab)