Today’s best gaming laptops are expensive, to say the least, which is what makes these sales the best time to save big.
Scouring the internet for the best deals is my bread and butter, and the state of these huge gaming laptop savings so far is a good telltale sign that this year is going to be impressive if you're on the lookout for a portable powerhouse.
Gaming Laptop Deals: Quick Links
- Amazon: Up to 24% off Gaming Laptops (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo: Up to 22% off Gaming Laptops (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Up to $300 off gaming laptops from Asus, Acer, MSI and more (opens in new tab)
- Dell: Up to $500 off Alienware and Dell gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: Up to 23% off gaming laptops from Gigabyte, Asus and more (opens in new tab)
What gaming laptop deals can you expect?
Now for the big question. What’s on sale? Are there big discounts on the latest hardware or small price cuts to previous-gen systems?
In terms of the biggest price cuts, it should come as no surprise that we predict sales across RTX 20 and GTX 16 Series laptops. However, don’t count out some genuinely good RTX 30 Series gaming laptop savings too.
This year’s Dell gaming deals have proven just how low the latest hardware can go. For example, Alienware’s m15 R4 with RTX 3080 GPU has been available at nearly $1,000 off the list price.
RTX 30 Series gaming laptop deals
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE: was $2,999, now $2,980 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Acer's slim, 16-inch gaming laptop is an absolute monster, with some of the most powerful mobile components available, that include a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, RTX 3080 Ti GPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Dell G15 Gaming Laptop: now $1,399 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
For Prime Day, you get can 15% off the Dell G15 with a Core i7-12700 H, 16GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and a 15.6-inch, 120 Hz display.
Acer Nitro 5 (RTX 3050 Ti, Core i7): was $999, now $949 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for an inexpensive gaming laptop that has enough oomph to play games with some raytracing, this Nitro 5 config could be a great choice. It has RTX 3050 Ti graphics, a Core i7-11800H CPU, a 144 Hz display and a 512GB SSD. The only downer is the 8GB of RAM but you can upgrade it.
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition (RTX 3060, Ryzen 5): was $1,450, now $1,099 at Dell (opens in new tab)
If you're after an affordable, attractive low-end gaming laptop, this model sports a capable AMD Ryzen 5 5800H CPU and an RTX 3060. You'll have to keep settings fairly low in some games if you want to game close to the 15-inch screen's 165 Hz refresh. But for esports and AAA titles around 60 fps, this laptop should deliver a solid experience.
MSI GL76 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop: was $1,899, now $1,798 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Featuring a 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake CPU, the GL76 gaming laptop from MSI has a Core i7-12700H at its heart and graphics powered by an Nvidia RTX 3070. This config also features 16GB DDR4 and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
MSI GP66 Leopard (RTX 3080, Core i7): was $2,299, now $1,799 after rebate at Newegg
(opens in new tab)This configuration offers a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate, alongside an Intel Core i7-10870H CPU, RTX 3080 GPU with Max-Q tech, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD. Comes with Dying Light 2 for a limited time.
MSI GE66 Raider (RTX 3070, Core i7): was $2,299, now $2,099 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The MSI GE66 Raider (opens in new tab) comes with a 15.6-inch QHD 240Hz display, Intel Core i7-11800H, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB NVMe SSD. This is a powerful gaming laptop for playing the latest games on high settings.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (RTX 3080, Ryzen 9): was $2,399, now $1,899 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
This config of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop has an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and an RTX 3080 GPU. RAM sits at 16GB and storage at 1TB, plus this laptop has a 300 Hz IPS display.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (RTX 3050 Ti, Ryzen 9): was $1,599, now $1,399 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This config of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop has an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and an RTX 3050 Ti GPU. RAM sits at 16GB and storage at 1TB, plus this laptop has a 144Hz FHD IPS display.
Gigabyte A5 K1 (RTX 3060, Ryzen 9): was $1,399, now $1,299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This configuration of Gigabyte's A5 K1 gaming system sports a 15-inch FHD IPS 240Hz display up top, alongside an AMD Ryzen 9 5800HX CPU, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
GTX 16 Series gaming laptop deals
HP Pavilion Gaming (i5-9300H, GTX 1650): was $879, now $770 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This inexpensive older laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-9300H, a GTX 1650, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It has a 15-inch FHD display.