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This fast gaming laptop with a 144Hz display and RTX 2070 is just $1,199 after rebate

This fast gaming laptop with a 144Hz display and RTX 2070 is just $1,199 after rebate
Even without the $100 mail-in-rebate, this is a decent deal for Gigabyte's thin and light Aorus 15P. (Image credit: Gigabyte)

These days there are plenty of options for a thin and light gaming laptop, and with the influx of models to choose from comes better pricing in general. That also presents an opportunity for deals, like this one for a Gigabyte Aorus 15P, with a fast refresh rate and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q underneath the hood. It's available at Newegg for $1,299 (save $400) right now, and as an added bonus, there is a $100 mail-in-rebate you can cash in as well.

That brings the total cost down to $1,199, which is a reasonable sum for the hardware and features. And sure, Max-Q GPUs don't quite offer the same level of performance as their full-powered counterparts, but they do enable thinner and lighter designs—in this case, the chassis is less than an inch thick (0.90 inches) and weighs around 4.5 pounds.

Thin And Light Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte Aorus 15P | 144Hz | i7 10750H | RTX 2070 Max-Q | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,699 $1,199 after rebate at Newegg (save $500)
This gaming laptop won't weigh you down with its light (4.5 pounds) and thin profile, nor will it slow you down with its 8-core/16-thread processor, RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, and 144Hz refresh rate. Price above is after cashing in a $100 mail-in-rebate.View Deal

The GPU is assisted by an Intel 10th generation Core i7-10750H Comet Lake processor (8C16T, up to 5GHz), 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. If I were to classify the overall makeup, I'd put this in the upper part of mid-range.

You also get a fast refresh rate with this model: 144Hz. That means the system's GPU and CPU capabilities are not wasted in games where they can push past 60 frames per second, esports or otherwise. It is a high quality display too, offering 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color gamut.

Overall, this is a nice laptop for the money, and an even better one if you take the time to jump through the mail-in-rebate hoop. On top of that, it comes with an "Intel Software Bonus Bundle" valued at $150. It includes the Fortnite Splash Damage set DLC and a bunch of pro, if any of that matters to you.

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).