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This gaming laptop with a 120Hz screen and GTX 1660 Ti is just $749

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The excellent sales on gaming laptops didn't stop with Black Friday. CES 2020 is coming up, which means manufacturers are trying to offload last year's hardware before new products are revealed. Now you can get a great MSI gaming laptop at a killer price.

One version of MSI's GF65 gaming laptop is now on sale for $749.00 at Newegg, a discount of $250 from the typical price. The specifications include an Intel Core i5-9300H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 15.6-inch 1080p "IPS-Level" screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.

MSI GF65 | 15.6" 120Hz | Core i5-9300H | GTX 1660 Ti | $749 (save $250)

MSI GF65 | 15.6" 120Hz | Core i5-9300H | GTX 1660 Ti | $749 (save $250)
This mid-range laptop is at an excellent price right now, and you don't see 120Hz screens in sub-$1,000 laptops very often. Enter code GAME65 at checkout to get the full discount.

The MSI GF65 is also quite portable, thanks to it's weight of just 4.1 pounds. It doesn't waste a lot of space on thick bezels either. Battery life unfortunately isn't a strong point, though it does okay. The 3-cell 51Wh battery is good for about 5 hours of light unplugged use. Meaning, don't plan on playing games on battery for more than 30-45 minutes.

It's an excellent package for under $1,000—most laptops around this price don't have a 120Hz screen. The GTX 1660 Ti is an great graphics card for 1080p gaming, and you'll be able to reach 120 FPS in plenty of games. Check out our full review of the GTX 1660 Ti to get an idea for what kind of performance you can expect (though the laptop GPU will be a bit slower, due to thermal limitations and clockspeeds).

Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer, based in North Carolina. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout.