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Best Holiday Gaming PC and Laptop Deals

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The holiday deals season is here and we're seeing awesome PC and laptop deals. While we love building PCs (if that's what you want, check out the best PC builds), sometimes it’s more convenient or even cheaper to buy a prebuilt desktop or laptop.  

The good news is that while stocking issues may be limiting availability of some of the latest RTX 30-series gaming rigs, there are still good holiday deals to be had across the range of prices and CPU / GPU combos and we've listed them below.

Best Gaming PC deals

ABS Master Gaming PC (RTX 2060, Core i5-11400F):  was $1,299, now $1,099 at Newegg

ABS Master Gaming PC (RTX 2060, Core i5-11400F): was $1,299, now $1,099 at Newegg
This is the cheapest RTX GPU deal we're tracking. Along with an EVGA RTX 2060, you get 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Core i5-11400F, and a 600W gold-rated PSU. That's about $550 for the base PC, with the remaining $550 going to the GPU, OS, and assembly. Not bad!

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition (Intel Core i7, RTX 3060 Ti): was $2,049, now $1,812 at Dell

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition (Intel Core i7, RTX 3060 Ti): was $2,049, now $1,812 at Dell

If you can spring for a fully-loaded XPS desktop, this is a good pick. Alongside the RTX 3060 GPU, you get an Intel Core i7-11700K CPU, 32GB RAM, and a 2TB M.2 SSD. 

ABS Master Gaming PC (Ryzen 5 5600X, RTX 3060):  was $1,599, now $1,399 at Newegg

ABS Master Gaming PC (Ryzen 5 5600X, RTX 3060): was $1,599, now $1,399 at Newegg
If you're after an affordable but capable gaming desktop, this model from ABS (basically Newegg's PC house brand) sports a solid combo of a Ryzen 5 5600X and an RTX 3060, and is a fair deal at $1,399. You also get 16GB of DDR4 and a 512GB NVMe SSD.

RTX 3090 gaming PC!
Skytech Prism II: was $4,499, now $3,999 at Newegg

Skytech Prism II: was $4,499, now $3,999 at Newegg
Flat out power for less, thanks to this discount. This configuration sports the ultimate GPU: the RTX 3090 with 24GB GDDR6X video memory, alongside an Intel Core i9-10900K CPU, 16GB DDDR4 and a 1TB NVMe SSD.

Best Laptop Deals: Gaming and Productivity

Alienware m15 R4 (RTX 3070, 16GB, 512GB): was $2,099, now $1,799 at Best Buy

Alienware m15 R4 (RTX 3070, 16GB, 512GB): was $2,099, now $1,799 at Best Buy
This 15 inch laptop config comes with a 10th Gen Core i7-10870H and a RTX 3070. It also sports a 144 Hz 1080p screen and 16GB of RAM. 

Dell G15 (Core i7, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD):  was $1218, now $881 at Dell

Dell G15 (Core i7, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD): was $1218, now $881 at Dell
A good budget pick for those with modest gaming needs, this Dell G15 config features a COre i7-10870H CPU, RTX 3050 graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display operates at 120 Hz. 

Asus Vivobook 17: was $648, now $549 at Amazon

Asus Vivobook 17: was $648, now $549 at Amazon
This laptop features an Intel Core i5-8265U processor. It comes with 8 GB of DDR4, a 128GB internal SSD and a 1TB HDD. The screen spans 17.3-inches across.

Asus ROG 16-Inch Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 at BestBuy

Asus ROG 16-Inch Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 at BestBuy
This Asus ROG laptop is powered by an 11th Gen Intel i7-11800H processor and comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti to drive the large 16 inch screen at 1920 x 1200 144 Hz. It has 16GB of DDR4-3200 in dual channel configuration and a 512GB internal SSD for storage.

Gigabyte G5 KC 15.6-Inch IPS Laptop: was $1,049, now $999 after MIR at Newegg

Gigabyte G5 KC 15.6-Inch IPS Laptop: was $1,049, now $999 after MIR at Newegg
The Gigabyte G5 KC features an Intel Core i5-10500H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU. It comes with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB internal SSD. The refresh rate can get as high as 144Hz.

New Dell XPS 13 Laptop: was $1,969, now $1,685 at Dell

New Dell XPS 13 Laptop: was $1,969, now $1,685 at Dell
This system has a 13.3 inch 3456 x 2160 touchscreen alongside an Intel Core i7-1195G7 CPU, Iris Xe graphics, 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and a 512GB M.2 SSD.

MSI GP66 Leopard: was $2,299, now $1,799 at Newegg with rebate

MSI GP66 Leopard: was $2,299, now $1,799 at Newegg with rebate
This fully-loaded spec of the MSI GP66 features the aforementioned RTX 3080 graphics card with 8GB GDDR6 video memory, Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD — all keeping gameplay at its most fluid on the 15.6-inch FHD display with buttery smooth 240 Hz refresh rate.

Lenovo Legion 5: was $899, now $879 at Walmart

Lenovo Legion 5: was $899, now $879 at Walmart
This is a barebones model of the Lenovo Legion 5 laptop that'll give you just enough power to dip your toes into PC gaming. It comes with a last-gen Ryzen 5 4600H CPU and a GTX 1650 Ti GPU, plus a 120Hz IPS display with an FHD resolution. 

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop: was $2,199, now $1,820 at Amazon

Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop: was $2,199, now $1,820 at Amazon
The Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 Gaming Laptop has a 10th gen Intel Core i7 CPU, accompanied by an RTX 2070 Super GPU. RAM sits at 16GB and storage at 1TB, plus this laptop has a 240Hz IPS display.

You can find even more savings at our best PC gaming deals page. We're also tracking the best monitor deals, best CPU deals, best SSD deals, best gaming laptop deals, best keyboard deals, best gaming mouse deals and the best PC hardware deals overall.

Makers and hobbyists will find sales by checking out the best 3D printer deals, best Raspberry Pi deals and best robot deals. If you're shopping for a graphics card, we even have advice on how to find the best RTX 3080 deals, best RTX 3070 deals and best RTX 3060 deals you can find in this challenging market.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.