This RTX 3070 gaming laptop with an 11th Gen Intel CPU is a ridiculous $620 off

The MSI GE66 Raider front and back view on blue.
(Image credit: MSI)

Prepare yourself, since all these special Memorial Day PC gaming deals started surfacing, we spotted this beefy MSI GE66 Raider is the cheapest it's ever been. With a GPU/CPU combo like that, it won't last long in the sales; there aren't many left either so now's got to be the time to secure yourself a rather sexy gaming laptop.

For just $1,679 you get get a smashing current-gen Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, and powerful 8-core, 16-thread 11th Gen Intel CPU combination, along with a great accompanying spec. With hardware like that, you'll be shooting through those frames, even at the Raider's native 1440p resolution.

This one's not only the cheapest its ever been, but the biggest discount on gaming laptops we've seen over the Memorial Day weekend. For $620 off the usual $2,299 asking price, it's not a deal to be sniffed at.

MSI GE66 Raider

MSI GE66 Raider | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1440p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,299 $1,679 at Amazon (save $620)
A pretty intense combo here; that 11th Gen CPU and 30 series GeForce RTX 3070 will be able to make the most of this laptop's UHD panel, which tops out at 240Hz for anyone looking to game competitively. It's not cheap (though that's quite a discount), but together with a decent chunk of RAM and NVMe storage, it'll see you through whatever you throw at it.

And if the UHD panel resolution doesn't get you excited, the fact it's got a 240Hz refresh rate certainly should. That means smooth frames even if you manage to push your framerates a fair way past the 200fps mark.

Of course, if you want to play high fidelity games on this one, and marvel at all the super duper textures, you'll need that 1TB of storage. And you'll be glad of the NVMe speeds, too.

All that's on top of just the right amount of RAM for a gaming laptop. This one truly hits the goldilocks zone in terms of price to performance for a gaming laptop deal, and it comes in a rather sexy chassis to boot.

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 three 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.