This year's Black Friday PC gaming deals have given us some good discounts on components and a few standout gaming laptop deals, like this one from Asus. Plenty of models with Nvidia's mid-range GTX 1660 Ti graphics card can now be easily found for under $1,000. But finding a good deal on something beefier has been harder. This is one of the best we've found. If you need more graphical horsepower to play modern games at high settings, Asus now has one of its Strix Scar II laptops with an RTX 2070 on sale for $1,499.99. That's $600 off the original MSRP, and cheaper than most other RTX 2070 laptops we've seen.
This model has an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card. The screen is a large 17.3-inch 1080p display, though it's only 60Hz.
The RTX 2070 graphics card in this laptop will easily handle any game you throw at it, especially considering the 60Hz refresh rate isn't as taxing on GPUs as 120Hz+ screens.
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II | 17.3" 60Hz | Core i7-8750H | RTX 2070 | $1,500
This is one of the cheapest laptops currently available with an RTX 2070. If you need more horsepower than the handful of GTX 1660 Ti laptops already on sale offer, this is a great option.
The top 5 Black Friday gaming laptop deals
- HP Omen gaming laptop with GTX 1660 Ti, headset, and mouse: was $1,399.99 now $949.00 at Walmart
- Asus 17.3" gaming laptop with 1660 Ti: was $1,399.99, now $899.99 at Best Buy
- Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 gaming laptop with RTX 2080 Max-Q: was $2,399.99, now $2,199.99 at Amazon
- HP 15.6" gaming laptop with 1050: was $649.99, now $449.99 at Best Buy
- Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop with RTX 2060: was $1,599.00, now $1,229.00 at B&H Photo
One downside is it only has a 60Hz screen, and at a bit over six pounds, it's not the most portable system around. But that's why it's an affordable price, ideal for a laptop you mostly keep at home on the desk.
If you don't quite need the blazing performance offered by this laptop, you can find more affordable models in our Black Friday gaming laptop deals roundup. There's something for every budget.