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The best cheap gaming laptop deals in November 2022

GamesRadar logo GamesRadar 14/11/2022 Tabitha Baker

Cheap gaming laptop deals are arguably the best way to get into PC gaming, while crucially remaining portable, for less. And the great news is that discounts apply at all ends of the spectrum: whether you're looking for one of the best gaming laptops with some of the MSRP shaved off, or have your heart set on a budget machine for casual experiences, there's likely always a discount that'll be appropriate for what you need.

We've capped our search for cheap gaming laptop deals at a budget of $2,000 / £2,000, and split our findings for those true bargain hunters (under $1,000) and those looking to add a little extra value to their price tag. If you're on the hunt for gaming laptop deals under $1,000, you'll be browsing GTX and budget RTX cards like the 3050, 3050Ti, and the odd 3060, with 8-16GB RAM and 256GB-512GB SSD storage. 

Moving further into the $1,000 / £1,000 price category, though, and the lucky among us will find more budget gaming laptops with RTX 3070 cards - while we've even seen cheap RTX 3080 machines hitting under $2,000 / £2,000 as well. We'd aim for no less than 16GB RAM when browsing gaming laptop deals in this bracket, and you'll be able to grab between 512GB and 1TB of storage as well. 

You'll find all our top picks for this week's best cheap gaming laptop deals just below, but if you're after something more permanent we'd also recommend checking out all the latest cheap gaming PC deals.

You're browsing at the right time, Black Friday gaming laptop deals are heating up right now, and we're also looking forward to plenty of Black Friday laptop deals as well.

This week's best cheap gaming laptop deals

Immediately below, we're rounding up the best cheap gaming laptop deals under $1,000, but you'll find machines running up to $2,000 a little further down. This week we're seeing some particularly strong offers on some of the best Alienware laptops around. We're also compiling all the best budget gaming laptops of the week in the UK as well.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | $899 $549 at Best Buy Save $350 - The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is one of the better values in the budget gaming laptop market, and this one is no exception. With an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor and an RTX 3050 Ti GPU, this laptop has some strong gaming hardware under the hood. It only comes with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, though, but for this price, it's an acceptable compomise for a 15-inch gaming laptop.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion 5 | $929.99 $749 at Walmart Save $180 - This entry-level RTX 3050 configuration of the Lenovo Legion 5 has dropped down to $749 at Walmart this week, a full $180 off the $929.99 MSRP. That's some excellent value considering the Ryzen 5 processor under the hood and 165Hz refresh rate display. You're also picking up a basic 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.View Deal

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HP Victus 15 | $1,299 $949 at HP.com Save $350 - It's not often you find a laptop like this for under $1,000, so it should definitely be on your shortlist. Powered by an Intel Core i7-12700H and an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU, you also get 16GB RAM, 1TB storage, and a 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate, you'll get fantastic gaming performance for a great price.View Deal

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HP Omen 16 - $1,299 $999 at HP Save $300 - This HP Omen 16 is packed with an Intel Core i5-12500H, RTX 3050 GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and a 16-inch full HD display with 144Hz refresh rate, making it one of the best gaming laptops you can buy for uner $1,000.View Deal

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ASUS TUF Gaming F15 - $899 $749 at Newegg

Save $150 - Asus's TUF Gaming laptops are some of the best budget gaming laptops around, so this 16% savings  makes this model an even better deal. It comes loaded with an Intel Core i5-11400H, RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, and a 15.6-inch, 144Hz full HD display, so you'll get high quality gaming on the go with this one.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion 5 | $1,199 $899 at Best Buy Save $300 - Packing an RTX 3050 Ti, Ryzen 7 5800H processor, and a 512GB SSD, this Lenovo Legion 5 is looking particularly good value at just $899. It's a bit light on RAM at only 8GB, but that's an easy upgrade if you need more, especially when you saving $300 at Best Buy.View Deal

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HP Victus 15 | $1,099 $799 at Best Buy Save $300 - With this fantastic Best Buy laptop deal, you're not just getting an RTX 3050 Ti GPU, but you'll find a new i7-12650H Intel processor and 16GB RAM under the lid of this HP Victus. You're also getting a 144Hz, full HD display and a 512GB SSD, all for under $800.

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HP Victus 15 | $979 $680 at Amazon Save $299 - The HP Victus 15 is one of our favorite gaming laptops thanks to its slimmer profile and powerful hardware – like a 12th-gen Intel Core i5-12500H, RTX 3050 GPU, and 512GB PCIe SSD – and right now you can find it for 31% off at Amazon right now. View Deal

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | $939.99 $549.99 at Best Buy Save $390 - We almost never see gaming laptop deals offering an RTX 3050 graphics card for under $600, and finding one for just $549.99 is even rarer. This is a budget buy, with a 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM under the hood, however, it's one of the best value rigs we've seen all year - well worth a look if you're after an i5-11300H starter model.

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Asus TUF 17.3-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | $999.99 $699.99 at Best Buy Save $300 - You can save $300 on the 17.3-inch Asus TUF gaming laptop at Best Buy right now, leaving us with a $699.99 sales price - $100 cheaper than we've previously seen it. That's excellent news if you're looking for a little more grunt in your machine without breaking the bank. You'll also find an i5-11400H processor, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD inside as well.

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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | $1,399.99 $999.99 at Best Buy Save $400 - Last year's Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is getting a huge price cut as newer gaming laptops orders start rolling in, and Best Buy's inventory purge is your gain. You're getting a fantastic gaming laptop here with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an RTX 3060 GPU, all for under $1,000.

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HP Victus 15 | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Best Buy Save $250 - $850 is an excellent price for an RTX 3050 Ti graphics card and the latest i7-12650H Intel processor. Considering we were used to seeing previous generation models with just 8GB RAM at this price point over the last few weeks, that's an excellent offer.

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MSI Sword 15 | $1,349 $999 at Best Buy Save $350 - With an Intel i7-12650H processor and Nvidia RTX 3060 under the lid of the MSI Sword, you'll get powerful, on-the-go gaming performance, especially since it's paired with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, which is an outstanding set of specs for under $1,000.

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Alienware m15 R7 | $1,699 $1,199 at Dell Save $250 - It's not often you can find a great Alienware gaming laptop for this cheap, but this m17 R5 powered by a Ryzen 7 6800H and RTX 3060 is on sale right now at Dell. In addition to the powerful CPU and GPU, you have 16GB DDR5 RAM, a FHD 165Hz display, and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

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Asus TUF Dash F15 (2022) 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,334 $1,245 at Amazon Save $90 - Picking up the latest Asus TUF Dash (with its i7-12650H processor and 16GB DDR5 RAM) for just $1,245 is an excellent result, especially considering there's still an RTX 3060 GPU under the hood. We've only just started seeing these 2022 generation laptops drop their prices in the last month or so.

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Dell G16 | $1,599 $1,349 at Dell Save $250 - This Dell G16 doesn't have the name recognition of Dell's Alienware brand, but it's still a portable powerhouse thanks to its Intel Core i7-12700H processor, Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Add to that it's 16-inch, 1440p 165Hz display, and you'll get fantastic gaming wherever you play.

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Alienware m15 R7 | $1,699 $1,449 at Dell Save $250 - The Alienware m-series gaming laptops are some of our favorites for being some of the more powerful midrange offerings, and this m15 R7 is a perfect case in point. You can get it right now with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and 15.6-inch full HD, 165Hz display for $250 off at Dell while this deal lasts.

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Acer Predator Triton 300 SE | $1,499.99 $1,424.99 at Best Buy Save $75 - This Acer Predator Triton 300 SE model on clearance sale right now at Best Buy with an Intel Core i7-11375H. Nvidia RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a full HD display. This isn't the biggest discount, but it's still 5% off, which can't hurt.View Deal

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Acer Nitro 5 | $1,199 $1,099 at Newegg Save $100 - This Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is a midrange beast thanks to its Intel Core i7-11800H processor, RTX 3050 Ti GPU, a whopping 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, all on a 17.3-inch FHD display at 144Hz. Normally a reasonably affordable laptop, you can save $100 right now over at Newegg.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion 5 Pro | $1,399 $1,199 at Best Buy Save $200 - This Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop is the real deal, packing an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 16-inch, 2560 x 1600p display running at 144Hz. This will be able to chew through any game you throw at it and more, all for $200 off at Best Buy.View Deal

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MSI Pulse GL76 | $1,799 $1,699 at Newegg Save $100 - While the savings on this gaming laptop might not be the largest, given the specs, any amount of savings is a bonus. With an Intel Core i7-12700H, an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD, the MSI Pulse GL76 is a fantastic 17-inch laptop that is normally a bit on the pricey side, but you can get one right now for $100 off at Newegg. View Deal

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Gigabyte Aorus 5 SE4 | $1,599 $1,299 at Newegg Save $300 - The Gigabyte Auros 5 is one of the best midrange laptops aroung on a typical day, but it's even better when it's $300 off. Powered by an Intel Core i7-12700H, Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe SSD, you will get fantastic gaming on the go with the Gigabyte Aorus 5. View Deal

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HP Victus 15 - $1,299 $949 at HP Save $350 - The HP Victus 15 is one of the best gaming laptops around, thanks to its powerful hardware like the Intel Core i7-12700H processor, an RTX 3050 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD storage, and 15-inch full HD 144Hz display. While already reasonably priced for its specs, you can save even more with this HP deal, just be aware that the display has a 9ms pixel response rate, so it might not be the best for esports fans.View Deal

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Dell G15 | $1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Dell Save $250 - Dell's latest gaming laptop deals can save you $250 on this Ryzen 7 configuration of the Dell G15. Not only is there an RTX 3060 graphics card under the hood here, but you're also benefitting from 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for a great price.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 SE | $1,749.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy Save $650 - The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE is a powerful 16-inch QHD+ gaming laptop, powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD, and it is now $650 off right now at Best Buy.View Deal

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Asus TUF Dash 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $1,259.99 at Amazon Save $240 - Amazon's latest gaming laptop deals are offering up a record low price on this Asus TUF Dash this week, dropping the RTX 3070 model down to $1,259.99. What's more, you're getting 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD under the hood here - with a speedy 240Hz refresh rate up top. You are grabbing a smaller i7-11375H processor, though.

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Gigabyte A5 X1 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,749 $1,299 at Amazon Save $450 - This is the lowest price we've ever seen on the Gigabyte A5 X1 with an RTX 3070 GPU at the helm. You're saving $450 all-in here, and securing 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a powerful Ryzen 9 5900HX processor under the hood.

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Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,269.99 at Walmart Save $430 - The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is down to $1,299.99 in Walmart's gaming laptop deals this week, thanks to a $430 discount. That's fantastic value considering the 165Hz refresh rate on this QHD display and Ryzen 7 5800H processor under the hood.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey | $1,799 $1,565 at Amazon Save $234 - This Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey has some serious power under the hood thanks to the Intel Core i7-11600H, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti, 1TB SSD, and a whopping 32GB DDR4 RAM, and you can get it for less than $1,600 right now at Amazon.View Deal

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Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,999 $1,399.99 at Amazon Save $600 - Amazon's latest gaming laptop deals are offering a record low price on this RTX 3070 Gigabyte Aorus machine. That $549 saving is working particularly hard for you here, offering up a 240Hz refresh rate machine with an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD for just $1,399.99.

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Alienware x15 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $2,299.99 $1,499.99 at Dell Save $800 - Considering we were used to see this machine at $1,599 - $1,699.99 over the last few weeks this is an excellent saving. There's a massive $800 discount on the Alienware x15 RTX 3060 laptop at Dell this week, bringing that final price down to just $1,499.99. You'll find an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD under the hood here.

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Alienware M15 R7 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,799.98 $1,549.99 at Dell Save $249.99 - You can save nearly $250 on this 1080p configuration of the Alienware M15 R7. The Ryzen 7 build packa 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a G-Sync display into a $1,549.99 sales price in this week's gaming laptop deals at Dell.

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MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | $2,049 $1,615 at Amazon Save $434 - The MSI GP66 Leopard is $290 off at Amazon right now and comes packed with that high-end RTX 3080 GPU. While we were seeing discounts of $434 on this model a few weeks ago, this is still one of the cheapest gaming laptop deals to offer such a high-end GPU.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 | $1,334.99 $1,214 at Amazon Save $85 - Picking up the latest Asus TUF Dash (with its i7-12650H processor and 16GB DDR5 RAM) for just $1,214 is an excellent deal, especially since we're only just now seeing the 2022 models of gaming laptops go on sale. Powered by an Intel Core i7-12650H, a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and 512GB SSD, you're getting a lot of power for the price.View Deal

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Acer Predator Helios 300 | $1429 $1,186 at Amazon Save $113 - With the latest models of the Helios 300 hitting the shelves for 2022, last year's models are getting a healthy discount. The Acer Predator Helios 300 with Intel Core i7-11800H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch FHD, 144Hz display, and an Acer Predator roll-top backpack can be yours for 9% off right now at Amazon.View Deal

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Razer Blade 15 | $2,299 $1,999 at Amazon Save $300 - If you missed last week's amazing deal on the Razer Blade 15, you can still save big with this bargain from Amazon. Now that the 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake models are on the shelves, the 11th-gen configurations are seeing more and more discounts. That means you can pick up the QHD 240Hz Razer Blade 15, with an RTX 3060 GPU, 1TB SSD, and 16GB RAM for a substantial $300 off.View Deal

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Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 | $2,199 $1,499 at Newegg Save $750 - Save big on this amazing RTX 3070 Ti laptop from Gigabyte and play on some of the best hardware on the market. In addition to the powerful graphics, the Aero 5 comes with an Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 4K AMOLED display for incredible visuals whether gaming or creating. View Deal

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Gigabyte Aorus 15| $1,499 $1,149 at Best Buy Save $350 - Loaded with an Intel i7-12700H processor, this Gigabyte Aorus 15 is offering particularly strong value at just $1,149.99. Best Buy's latest RTX 3070 laptop deals can save you $350 on this configuration, stacking up 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD as well.View Deal

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MSI Pulse GL76 | $1,799 $1,699 at Newegg Save $100 - You can grab the 17.3-inch Pulse GL76 for 5% off right now at Newegg, powered by an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, an Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 144Hz full HD display, so you can get great gaming on the go for less. 

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Gigabyte Aero 17 XE5 | $2,999 $2,299 at Newegg Save $700 - Ok, this deal stretches a couple hundred dollars over the $2,000 ceiling, but it's too good to not bring it to you anyway. The Gigabyte Aero 17 is one of the best creator laptops around, but its powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, Core i7-12700H, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 2TB SSD, and 120Hz mini-LED 4K display make this workstation laptop a stealth gaming laptop that looks as impressive at work as it does at home.View Deal

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Razer Blade 14 (Quartz) | $2,599 $2,199 at Amazon Save $400 - The Razer Blade 14 is one of the best gaming laptops around thanks to its powerful hardware, but the new Quartz color option makes this deal a steal. Powered by a Ryzen 9 6900HX, Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB PCIe SSD, this laptop is rarely on sale, so its good to grab this deal while you can.View Deal

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MSI Vector 15 | $2,299 $1,899 at Best Buy Save $400 - This MSi Vector is one of the best gaming laptops around with the 12th-gen Intel Core i7 12800HX, 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM, and RTX 3070 Ti GPU powering a 15.6-inch QHD 165Hz display, and you can get it for $400 off right now at Best Buy.View Deal

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Acer Nitro 5 | £899 £799 at Box Save £100 - The Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i5-11400H processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD with a full HD, 144Hz display is currently on sale at Box for £100 off, which is a real bargain on an already great gaming laptop. View Deal

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Dell G15  | £749 £725 at Amazon Save £25 - The Dell G-series gaming laptops don't have the same pedigree as Dell's Alienware brand, but these are still great gaming laptops for pretty affordable prices, like this 120Hz, 15.6-inch full HD model powered by a Ryzen 5-5600H, Nvidia RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. While this Amazon deal isn't the biggest, this is an already affordable laptop, so the extra £25 off is a nice extra.View Deal

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Asus Tuf Dash F15 | £999.97 £699.97 at Box Save £300 - When money's tight but you want to get a great gaming laptop, the Asus Tuf Dash F15 is always a good bet. With an Intel Core i5-11300H processor, the CPU isn't the fastest, but the RTX 3050 graphics will definitely help keep your games running smoothly (within reason, of course). You also only get 8GB RAM, but you do get a 512GB SSD, which is more than enough to keep a few games in rotation on the road.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion 5 | £1,799 £1,129 at Box Save £669 - The Lenovo Legion 5 is one of the best gaming laptops on the market thanks to its powerful (if a tad older) hardware, but it also comes with an RTX 3060, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM for an unbeatable price.View Deal

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Asus ROG Zephryus G15 | £2,399 £1,899 at Argos Save £140 - The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 isn't just powerful, it looks fantastic as well, so you can be sure that wherever you game, you'll game in style. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, this little beauty comes with an RTX 3070 Ti GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB SSD, so you can expect top-flight performance.View Deal

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Alienware x14 R1 | £1,849 £1,599 at Currys Save £250 - The Alienware x14 R1 is one of the best laptops for gaming on the go thanks to its smaller and thinner form factor while still being powered by an Intel Core i7-12700H, Nvidia RTX 3060, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.View Deal

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Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,299 £1,099 at Currys Save £200 - This Helios 300 is a little bit older than the latest models (it is powered by an Intel i7-11800H), but it also comes with an RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and a full HD display at 144Hz, so this laptop is a real bargain.

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Acer Predator Triton 300 | £1,749 £1,599 at Currys Save £150 - This Acer gaming laptop powered by an Intel Core i7-11800H and an RTX 3080 is exactly the kind of laptop to get fantastic gaming on the road while not having to spend a fortunate in the process. Already one of the cheaper RTX 3080 laptops around, this deal from Currys makes it even more of a bargain. View Deal

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MSI Katana GF66 | £1,464.97 £899.97 at Laptops Direct Save £565 - It's not everyday you see a great RTX 3060 laptop for under £900, but with this MSI Katana, you get exactly that. At Laptops Direct, you can get £565 off this model with an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage, which is perfect for gaming on the go.

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Razer Blade Pro 17 | £2,299 £1,799 at Box Save £500 - The Razer Blade 17 doesn't see many price cuts, so this is definitely a deal you'll want to jump on if you're looking for a premium gaming laptop. Powered by an Intel Core i7-11800H CPU and a Nvidia RTX 30650 GPU, this model also comes with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 1440p 165Hz display for gorgeous gaming on the go.View Deal

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Asus ROG Zephryus G15 | £1,999 £1,859 at Box Save £140 - The Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 doesn't just look fantastic, this highly portable gaming laptop is powerful to boot, featuring an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, an RTX 3070 Ti GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

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ASUS ROG Strix A15 | £1,499 £1,249 at Box Save £250 - The Asus ROG Strix A15 is one of the company's most popular laptops, so seeing it on sale for £300 off is a real bargain. Powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 processor, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD, enjoy fantastic gaming performance on the go with this deal at Box.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion S7 | £1,399 £1,069 at Laptops Direct Save £330 - Get powerful gaming on the go with this AMD Ryzen 7 5800H laptop with Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inchg QHD display, all for 24% off right now at Laptops Direct.View Deal

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Asus Tuf Dash F15 | £1,149 £1,099 at Currys Save £50 - While 50 quid isn't the biggest discount around, the Tuf Dash F15 already started out affordable, so anything taken off is a bonus. Powered by an Intel Core i7-12650H, an RTX 3060 GPU, and packing 16GB RAM and a 1TB SDD, you'll have plenty of power for gaming wherever you go.View Deal

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MSI Katana GF66 | £1,399 £1,049 at Currys Save £350 - Score an incredible deal on this 12th-Gen Intel Alder Lake gaming laptop with Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics for less than £1,100 at Curry's. The Katana GF66 also comes with a 1TB SD and 16GB RAM so you won't need to upgrade your hardware for a while, and if you want to upgrade anyway, you'll have some extra money in your pocket thanks to this deal. 

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Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,499 £1,199 at Currys Save £300 - The Acer Predator Helios 300 is just £1,199 at Currys right now - one of the lowest prices we've seen on the RTX 3070 laptop. With a savings of £300, you're getting an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD, making it a fantastic deal at this price.View Deal

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Lenovo Legion 5 17 | £1,399.97 £1,099.97 at Box Save £300 - Some gamers can't settle for less than a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, and if that's you, you'll find £300 off this Lenovo Legion 5 laptop right now at Box. This RTX 3070 laptop features an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD, along with a 144Hz display, so you'll get outstanding performance wherever you game.View Deal

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Razer Blade 14 | £2,199 £2,001 at Amazon Save £198 - The Razer Blade 14 is one of the best portable gaming laptops around, and we mean portable. At just 16.8mm thin and weighing 1.78kg, the Razer Blade 14 – powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD, you'll have plenty of performance that you can actually take on the go.

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ASUS TUF Gaming A15 | £799 £634 at Amazon Save £165 - The Asus TUG Gaming A15 is one of the better deals on Amazon right now thanks to its beefy hardware like the AMD Ryzen 5 processor, RTX 3050 GPU, and 512GB RAM. And while we'd like to see more RAM, for the price, you really can't miss with this laptop.View Deal

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MSI Crosshair 15 | £1,999.97 £1,499.97 at Laptops Direct Save £500 - Save big on the MSI Crosshair 15 and game on the go, powered by a Core i9-12900H, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD – all on a gorgeous 15.6-inch QHD display.View Deal

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HP Victus 16 | £1,149 £899 at Box Save £250 - This HP Victus 16 deal at box is a real winner thanks to the AMD Ryzen 7 processor, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Add in the 16.1-inch full HD display with 144Hz refresh and you've got some serious gaming potential here for less than £900.View Deal

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Acer Nitro 5 | £849 £699 at Amazon Save £150 - This Acer Nitro 5 currently on sale at Amazon for 18% off is a real bargain thanks to its RTX 3050 GPU, paired with an Intel Core i5-11400H processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD with a full HD, 144Hz displays. To round out the deal, you also get a gaming headset, mouse, and mousepad to help fill out your gaming kit, all in one bundle.View Deal

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Asus TUF Dash F15 | £999.97 £649.97 at Box Save £350 - Box has this great deal on an Asus TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop with Intel Core i5 processor, RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD, as well as a full HD, 15.6-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate. It might not be the most powerful laptop on the market, but at this price it is definitely worth considering while you can still get it.

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Asus TUF 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | £799.99 £699.99 at Amazon Save £100- A £100 discount in Amazon's cheap gaming laptop deals brings us down to just £699.99 here, a fantastic price considering there's a 144Hz display, 512GB SSD, and i5-11400H processor.

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Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | £849 £749 at Currys Save £100 - Currys is offering a £100 discount on this Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop right now, but the best part of this offer is that 16GB RAM under the hood. It's rare to see so much memory at this low price. You can pick up this i5-11400H configuration, with 512GB SSD to boot, for just £749 right now - £100 down from the £849 RRP.

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Lenovo ideaPad Gaming 3 | £799.99 £629.97 at Box Save £170 - The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 has been a huge hit since it launched thanks to a great mix of affordability and performance. Now this fantastic gaming laptop, powered by a Ryzen 5 5600H processor, Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage is now down to the incredible price of £599.97 at Box, a £170 discount.View Deal

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Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | £849 £799 at Currys Save £50 - You're only saving £50 here, but that £849 RRP was already particularly strong considering the RTX 3050 Ti GPU and 16GB RAM under the hood. That means Currys' new £799 sale price is screaming value this week, packing an i5-11400H processor and 512GB SSD on top.

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MSI Katana 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,464.97 £899.97 at Laptops Direct Save £565 - We rarely see RTX 3060 laptop deals offering 16GB RAM for under £900, but this MSI Katana is available at a particularly strong price right now. Laptops Direct has shaved a massive £565 off that final price, packing bags of value into this slightly older chassis. There's an i7-11800H processor and 512GB of SSD storage in here as well.View Deal

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MSI Katana GF66 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,099 £999 at Currys Save £100 - Picking up an RTX 3070 laptop under £1,000 is always a cause for celebration. The MSI Katana is a cheaper model, but this offer still manages to pack an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD into a three-figure cost at Currys this week.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,319.99 £1,139.99 at Amazon Save £180 - You're saving nearly £200 on this Asus TUF Dash RTX 3070 gaming laptop at Amazon right now, and taking home a solid i7-11375H processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD in the process.

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Asus TUF Gaming A15 | £1,699 £1,249 at Box Save £449 - This Asus TUF Gaming laptop is a powerhouse at a fantastic price thanks to its AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS processor, Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB SSD. Paired with a WQHD display at 165Hz, your games will look great for way less than retail thanks to this £449 discount.

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MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | £1,997 £1,569.97 at Laptops Direct Save £430 - This has to be one of the cheapest RTX 3080 laptop deals we've ever seen in the UK, with a £658 discount on the MSI GP66 dropping it all the way down to £1,569. This machine is stacked with Intel's i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

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Acer Nitro 5 | £1,579 £1,449 at Ebuyer Save £430 - A £410 discount at Ebuyer brings the already pleasing £1,879 RRP on this Acer Nitro 5 down to just £1,449. You're getting a solid AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD under the hood as well.

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Asus ROG Strix G15 | £1,930 £1,649 at Laptops Direct Save £301 - Get one of the best laptops around with the Asus ROG Strix G15, powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 15.6-inch display running at full HD and 360Hz for crisp, blazing fast gameplay.View Deal

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What is considered cheap for a gaming laptop?

Defining a cheap gaming laptop usually comes down to setting a value to the individual parts inside each rig. For example, an RTX 3070 machine with a current-gen i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD is going to be cheap if it's priced around $1,000-$1,500, depending on the chassis itself. However, an RTX 3050 with an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD may be considered overpriced in this range. 

However, a lot of this determination comes from the brand and model. The best Razer laptops, for example, are particularly well-engineered machines with a whole suite of premium features and display technology. That means a 'cheap gaming laptop deal' on one of these rigs will still be a lot more expensive than the average going rate for the specs inside. The same goes for cheap Alienware laptops as well.

However, if you're simply after the cheapest starter laptop you can find, it's worth aiming at a GTX 1650 or GTX 1650Ti rig with an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for between $500 and $600 (£500-£600). 

Can you buy a gaming laptop for under $500 / £500?

It's becoming increasingly rare to find budget gaming laptops at under $500 / £500, though you may still find some offers in this price range hitting the shelves during larger sales events. The rigs behind these price tags will always be incredibly entry level, though - so it might be worth setting your budget a little higher to truly maximise your value. $500 might get you a lot further when put towards an RTX-enabled configuration than it would in a budget buy.

Which are the best budget gaming laptops?

The best budget gaming laptops right now are the Acer Nitro 5, HP Pavilion Gaming, MSI GF63, and Asus TUF Dash F15. These are all rigs that sacrifice some of the fancier features of more premium chassis' to ensure you're getting great components at an affordable rate. 

Where to find more cheap gaming laptop deals

Cheap gaming laptop retailers:

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Best Buy | Dell | Amazon | Walmart | Newegg| Adorama UK: Amazon | Currys | Argos  | Very | Overclockers UK | Laptopsdirect | Box

If you already know which GPU you're after, it's worth checking out our weekly roundups of RTX 3050 laptop deals, RTX 3060 laptops, and RTX 3070 laptop deals. We're also showing you where to find all the latest RTX 3080 laptop deals as well. Once you've snapped up a bargain, it's worth checking our guide to the best laptop backpacks for more accessories.

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