This RTX 3060 MSI gaming laptop is just $1,049 after rebate at Newegg

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Should you be on the lookout for a gaming laptop with a latest generation GPU under the hood, it has to be said this is a pretty great deal. After the rebate, you can get this 10UE model of the MSI GF65 thin for a fanciful $1,049 (opens in new tab).

It's changed a little since we gave the earlier 9SEXR model a pretty nice score of 74 (opens in new tab) in our review, but it's only been getting better since then. For just a little more than the RTX 2060 model's RRP, this one packs a current-gen RTX 3060, along with a 10th Gen Core i7 Intel GPU to round it off it nicely.

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MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 10750H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,299 $1,049 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $250) (opens in new tab)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can't go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it'll see you right for most gaming as it's been one of our favourites for a while.

It's one of those made for competitive games, and with that hardware combination it should be able to handle many top games at high settings with the screen maxing out at 1080p. Still, it could struggle with some games on ultra, so don't push it too hard. It's still a pretty nice gaming laptop for just over a grand.

Sure it's a not packed with heaps of storage, but there is space for another NVMe PCIe drive in there if you're feeling handy. You can check out some of our Black Friday SSD deals (opens in new tab) for a bit of extra space, if need be.

Either way, you're getting a good amount of RAM for the config—much more would be overkill—and that's topped by a not-horrendous 144Hz panel for smooth frames while you're gaming.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for two years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.