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The best RTX 3060 laptop deals in January 2022

GamesRadar logo GamesRadar 4 days ago Aleksha McLoughlin

As one of the cheaper cards available from Nvidia, an RTX 3060 laptop won't break the bank but still offers the next generation of mobile computing. If you're looking to spend between $800 and $1,500 (£800 and £1,500), this is the configuration you should be looking at and, paired with Ryzen's 5000 series or Intel's 11th generation processors, these machines are capable of some serious power. 

The only risk with picking up a cheap RTX 3060 laptop deal is sacrificing a little RAM. More affordable configurations do tend to skimp on this more expensive component, which means it pays to make sure you know how much you're getting and how much you'll need from each rig on offer. However, if you're only looking to play lighter titles, there are some excellent prices out there for you. 

We're rounding up all the best RTX 3060 laptop deals this week right here, with our top picks from retailers known to regularly discount current-generation models. 

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MSI GF65 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $979 at Walmart Walmart isn't stating a saving on this MSI RTX 3060 laptop, but considering you're not breaking $1,000 this is a particularly strong price already. Sure, this is a starter rig with 8GB RAM and an i5-10500H processor. However, you're still getting that current-gen GPU and 512GB of SSD storage.

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Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,199 $1,099 (with $50 rebate) at Newegg Save $100 - Newegg is offering this Gigabyte G5 RTX 3060 laptop for just $1,099 right now - $100 off the already cheap $1,199 MSRP when you use the $50 rebate. There's plenty of value packed into the 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD here, but that i5-10500H processor is a little older.

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MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299 $1,049 (with $100 rebate) at Newegg Save $250 - You'll find a $150 discount on this MSI RTX 3060 laptop on the page, but Newegg is also offering a $100 rebate. That leaves us with an excellent $1,049 price tag on a machine with an i7 processor (though a 10th generation model), 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

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MSI Crosshair 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $1,189 at Walmart Save $310 - Walmart has dropped the RTX 3060 MSI Crosshair down to $1,189 this week. That's a stunning price for a machine running a 1TB SSD and i7-11800H processor. You're picking up 16GB RAM in this configuration, with a 144Hz display panel up top.

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MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,499 $1,199 at Walmart Save $300 - The MSI GF65 Thin is down by $300 at Walmart this week, and while you're picking up some older specs there's still plenty of power in here for the price. An i7-10750H processor heads up this rig, with 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for support.

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HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | $1,249.99 $1,199.99 at HP Save $50 - This is a smaller $50 saving, but we were already impressed by the $1,249.99 MSRP on this RTX 3060 laptop, which means any discounts are offering excellent value. There's an 11th generation i7 processor under the hood, with 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and of course 6GB of dedicated RTX 3060 goodness.

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Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,599.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy Save $300 - The Gigabyte Aorus 15P is $300 off at Best Buy right now, which means you can grab the 240Hz rig for just $1,299.99. Considering there's an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD under the hood, that's excellent value for an RTX 3060 laptop.

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Dell G15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,804 $1,399.99 at Dell Save $404 - There's a massive $400 discount on the Dell G15 right now, and considering the size of that 1TB SSD and the speed of that 360Hz display this is one of our top picks for this week. You're getting that classic RTX 3060 GPU under the hood, as well as an octa-core i7-11800H processor as well.

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Asus TUF F15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $1,399.99 at Amazon Save $100 - The Asus TUF F15 is well known for packing some considerable specs into a budget price tag. You're getting an even better offer than usual here, though, with a $100 discount at Amazon bringing that already affordable MSRP down to $1,399. There's an i7-11800H processor in here, with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and a 144Hz display panel up top.

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Alienware M15 R5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,799.99 $1,549.99 at Dell Save $250 - Dell has a $250 discount on its M15 R5 Alienware RTX 3060 laptop this week, which means you can score a Ryzen 7 5800H processor with 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD for just $1,549. These are expensive machines, so even though you're not getting quite as much storage as we would typically expect to see, there's plenty of value in here.

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Alienware x15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,249.99 $1,899.99 at Dell Save $350 - The flagship Alienware x15 has taken a massive $350 price cut at Dell this week, offering up a super premium machine for a great price. Specs here include an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and, of course, that super slim build.

RTX 3060 laptop deals - UK

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Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,099 £899 at Currys Save £200 - The £100 discount we were seeing over the last few weeks on this Lenovo Legion has just doubled up to £200 off. With a Ryzen 7 5800H processor and a 512GB SSD, this is certainly a step up from the rigs we usually see teetering at that £1,000 price park - though you are dropping down to 8GB RAM.

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Asus TUF Dash F15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,019.99 £929 at Very Save £91 - We were seeing an £899 sales price on this RTX 3060 Asus TUF Dash gaming laptop, but after running out of stock that has now jumped up to £929. We don't know how long this offer will hold out, so we'd recommend moving fast on this i7-11370H, 8GB RAM (upgradeable), 512GB SSD configuration.

 
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MSI GS66 Stealth 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,549 £1,199 at Currys Save £350 - Currys has taken a massive £350 off the price of this RTX 3060 MSI GS66 Stealth gaming laptop. That means you're getting an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD for a fantastic price right now - especially considering this rig also features a Quad HD display at 165Hz.

Why buy an RTX 3060 laptop

As far as the best gaming PCs are concerned, you need something that's both versatile and fast but that's also well equipped for any game you throw at it. However, prices on top of the range rigs can certainly shoot through the roof, which is why it's important to balance that performance with your wallet. An RTX 3060 laptop with enough RAM and a decent processor shouldn't cost you more than $1,500 / £1,500, especially when on sale (and thanks to Black Friday laptop deals we're seeing more and more prices hit that sweet spot right now). That makes it perfect for anyone looking for a taste of today's tech without splashing out on features they won't necessarily make the most of. 

That may be the case if you're looking for an RTX 3080 laptop or an RTX 3070 laptop. These machines rarely drop below $1,000 / £1,000 but the performance boost on offer may not even be necessary, especially if you're not playing demanding games. 

Certain brands - such as Razer laptops and Alienware laptops - are well regarded by many PC gamers for good reason; while expensive, the build quality and form factor more than makes up for it. 

RTX 3060 gaming laptops do feature one of the best graphics cards that you can buy at the moment. However, actually getting your hands on that GPU by itself has been proving difficult for years. Laptops, on the other hand, have been packing these RTX 3060 cards for a while now, and regularly see discounts. If you are looking to pick up a desktop model, though, we're showing you where to buy RTX 3060 right here.

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Remember, it's important to have the best CPU for gaming you can get to ensure max performance, and keep that speed going with the best RAM for gaming.

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