Do countdown timers in video games make you nervous? Not to stress you out, but the timer for this sales period is almost to zero. If you want to score a new laptop without spending a fortune, you need to use some of that boost you've been saving for a little extra speed. Black Friday weekend might be drawing to a close, but sales are still in full swing, and you can save as much as $1,000 or 50% off from top brands.
Want an amazing bargain? Snag a 15.6-inch laptop from MSI for nearly 40% off — down to just $608. Looking to splurge? Check out this impressive Alienware m18 and save $610. Pour that extra cash into the current Steam sale and load up on fantastic games. Know this: There's little difference between online and in-store pricing this year, and there’s no telling how long these Black Friday laptop deals will last. So scroll through this smart selection, and snap up the machine of your dreams ASAP, before it’s gone.
With a 15.6-inch display and a 144Hz refresh rate, this mid-range gaming laptop hits well above its weight class. It's currently almost 40% off, and while it doesn't quite hit the bottom of the barrel for pricing, it's close to the lowest we've ever seen.
$608 at Amazon
Not everyone wants a huge, hulking gaming laptop. If that sounds like you, then this 15-inch beauty is right up your alley. At only $680, it comes with an RTX 3050 and 16GB of RAM, as well as a 512GB SSD. This is near the record-low price (it only dropped lower around Prime Day), so you shouldn't hold out for a lower price — this is probably the best it's going to be this year.
$700 at Best Buy
While gaming laptops can be expensive, there are plenty of budget options. Normally $900, this laptop is down to just $690 during this Black Friday sale and is powerful enough to handle even modern games, although the settings might not be completely maxed out.
$700 at Amazon
At $700, this is an absolute steal. Not only is a 144Hz display — more than enough for e-sports and competitive gaming — but this laptop also comes with one of the best graphics cards you can buy right now, along with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. While this isn't the lowest price we've ever seen it, it's still one heck of a deal.
$845 at Amazon
ROG Strix is one of the better known brands in gaming laptops and sports an RTX 3050, a 144Hz refresh rate, 16GB of RAM and a slew of other features that make it a fantastic choice for that gamer looking to get a little bit more edge in CS: GO.
$850 at Amazon
Although Corsair is better known for its accessories, the brand also produces gaming laptops — and the Corsair Voyager is a whopping 50% off in this Black Friday sale. You can save $1,000 on a machine that comes packed with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and high-end AMD Radeon graphics. Not only is this the lowest price we've ever seen for this model, but it's the absolute best discount on a gaming laptop this year.
$999,999 at Best Buy
The Nitro 17 is another huge laptop[ that gives an abundance of screen space for gaming, along with all the power you could ask for. It even has a 165Hz display for buttery-smooth animations that will give you an edge up in the most competitive games. The discount is nothing to scoff at, either. Sure, it's not the lowest we've seen — but it's still a great deal considering the components packed into this machine.
$1,000 at Amazon
The Acer Predator Helios 16 is a powerful machine, pairing a nearly top-of-the-line graphics card with 16GB of RAM. It's Wi-Fi 6 compatible, so you never have to worry about lag while gaming.
$1,300 at Amazon
Alienware is a well-known name in the gaming laptop business, with years of history and development backing it up. This laptop is testament to that, with an 18-inch display, an unreal 480Hz refresh rate, 32GB of RAM, an RTX 4080 and a blazing-fast processor. There is no game on the market this laptop can't handle; in fact, you can even run a complicated VR rig off this. Right now is the lowest price on record for this laptop. If you've been waiting for a sign to snatch it up, this is it.
$2,900 at Amazon
Gaming laptops are a hefty investment, but they're worth it — especially when you consider that this 17-inch monster comes with a 240Hz display, an RTX 4080, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Essentially, this is a powerhouse of a laptop that will be able to handle the latest and greatest games on maxed-out settings with ease.
$2,799 at Amazon
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