Nvidia's RTX cards are the only ones that support hardware-based ray-tracing, which shows realistic light and shadows in games such as Battlefield V and Control. Normally, you'd pay well over $1,000 to get a laptop with RTX inside, but as part the holiday tech deals season, antoline (via eBay) has a Dell G7 with RTX 2060 card (opens in new tab) for just $799 (reduced from $1,045).
Other specs include a Core i5-9300H, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Clearly, the storage and RAM are less than optimal, but the laptop is user-upgradeable so you can get replace either of the drives or add more RAM.
Dell G7 (RTX 2060, Core i5): was $1,045 now $799 @ebay (opens in new tab)
This 17-inch laptop supports ray-tracing for less than $800. In addition to its RTX 2060 GPU, this G7 configuration sports a Core i5-9350H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. You can always upgrade the RAM and storage after purchase.
Since this is a 17.3-inch laptop, you can expect it to be heavy and it is, at 7.2 pounds. The screen on this configuration is a standard 1920 x 1080 resolution, with no high refresh rate.
The Dell G7 has a sleek, sci-fi-esque design that we really like. The vents in the back reminded us of the jets on a space cruiser. When we reviewed a 15-inch Dell G7 with different CPU and GPU, we found liked the solid typing experience and powerful sound output.