Dealmaster: Top deals on gaming laptops
Gaming laptops aren't just for gaming; these powerful notebooks come with plenty of processing and graphics power, making them versatile enough to be everyday computing systems. Whatever your needs are, we've scoped out some of the best deals on gaming laptops available today,
A discount on the Acer Predator Helios 300 is by far the best deal we found. Packed with Intel's Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, this gaming notebook is now priced at $1,400 in a special one-day promotion that takes $700 off the original $2,100 list price. If you're into portability and require discrete performance, the Asus ROG Gaming Tablet takes on a unique form factor in the mobile gaming space. It has a Surface Pro-like tablet design with a built-in kickstand and detachable folio keyboard and is now $600 for a promotional price of $1,300.
We also have deals on gaming notebooks from MSI, Lenovo, Alienware, and Razer. Happy gaming!
Best gaming notebook deals
Acer Predator Helios 300 for $1,400 (was $2,100) at Best Buy: This deal knocks $700 off the price of Acer's powerful Predator notebook. Gamers will find plenty to love here, including the laptop's 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti mobile GPU, 16GB of DDR5 memory, and a spacious 1TB SSD. The laptop's 15.6-inch QHD display has a 240 Hz refresh rate and is Nvidia G-Sync-ready. The screen supports 100 percent of the wide DCI-P3 color space, making it a suitable mobile editing rig for creatives.
MSI Delta AMD Advantage Edition for $900 (was $1,400) at Best Buy: Get $500 off this affordable AMD-powered system, which includes both an AMD Ryzen R7-5800 processor and Radeon RX6700M graphics alongside 1TB of solid-state storage and 16GB of memory. A 240 Hz 15.6-inch FHD display, Wi-Fi 6E support, and a magnesium alloy case round out the top features.
Asus ROG Zephyrus 16-inch for $1,600 (was $2,150) at Best Buy: Made for more advanced gamers, the Asus ROG Zephyrus checks a lot of boxes and includes a powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i9 mobile processor alongside Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics. Other highlights include 16GB of fast DDR5 memory, 1TB of PCIe 4.0 solid-state storage, a 16-inch WQXGA display that supports 165 Hz refresh rates, 500 nits of brightness, and a design that measures just 0.78-inch thick and weighs 4.41 pounds. With its subtle design that sheds many of the excessive flourishes found on some competing gaming laptops, the ROG Zephyrus can pass for a work Ultrabook.
Asus ROG Zephyrus 15.6-inch for $1,300 (was $1,620) at Best Buy: This hybrid AMD-Nvidia edition of the ROG Zephyrus sports AMD's Ryzen 9 6900HS processor alongside Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. You'll still get plenty of high-end specs, including 16GB of DDR5 memory and a 165 Hz 15.6-inch WQHD display. To make this laptop more affordable, this configuration cuts the SSD down to 512GB. Still, a 4.19-pound laptop with a 0.78-inch thick body that packs this much performance is pretty impressive.
Alienware x14 R1 for $1,400 (was $1,900) at Best Buy: This Dell Alienware laptop is now $500 off its retail price. Available in the paler Lunar Light shade, the Alienware x14 R1 includes a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 512GB SSD, and a 14-inch FHD resolution display capable of 144 Hz refresh rates.
Razer Blade 14 for $2,300 (was $2,600) at Best Buy: Razer fans can score a $300 discount on the Blade 14. This AMD-powered Razer gaming notebook comes with a Ryzen 9 6900HX processor alongside Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics to power your gaming needs. You'll also get 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of solid-state storage, a 14-inch, 165 Hz QHD screen, and Razer Chroma RGB per-key keyboard backlighting with this configuration.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16-inch for $1,500 (was $1,700) at Best Buy: Lenovo's slim and powerful Intel Core i7-powered gaming laptop enjoys a modest $200 savings. The Legion Slim 7i also packs in Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, 512GB of solid-state storage, and 16GB of RAM.
Alienware m15 R7 Ryzen Edition for $1,800 (was $2,100) at Best Buy: This laptop, which is powered by AMD's Ryzen 7 mobile processor, currently has a $300 discount. The notebook includes a GeForce RTX 3070Ti for discrete graphics performance, 512GB of solid-state storage, and 16GB of DDR5 memory. It's available with a 15.6-inch, 240 Hz QHD display.
Asus ROG Zephyrus 14-inch for $1,400 (was $1,900) at Best Buy: The AMD-powered ROG Zephyrus laptop, available at a $500 discount from its original price, sports a Ryzen 9 processor, 16GB of DDR5 memory, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 solid-state drive. The display is a 14-inch WQXGA panel capable of 120 Hz refresh rates.
Asus ROG Gaming Tablet for $1,300 (was $1,900) at Best Buy: $600 off this laptop, which has a unique tablet form factor in the gaming space, makes the ROG Gaming Tablet a standout in our list. Rather than using a traditional clamshell layout, Asus went with a detachable design. Essentially, you're getting a Surface Pro experience with a detachable folio keyboard, a 13.4-inch touchscreen display, Intel Core i9 processing power, and Nvidia GeForce RTX Ti graphics. The built-in kickstand provides 170 degrees of adjustability, and the display supports a WUXGA resolution with 500 nits of brightness. 16GB of DDR5 memory and a fast 1TB SSD round out the features of this 2.6-pound gaming rig that measures just 0.47 inches thick.
MSI Sword for $1,200 (was $1,600) at Best Buy: This configuration of the MSI Sword gaming laptop is equipped with Intel's Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, 16GB DDR4 memory, and a 1TB SSD. The 15.6-inch FHD display boasts a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
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