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The best RTX 3080 laptop deals in May 2022: experience the bleeding edge of gaming for less

RTX 3080 laptops
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RTX 3080 laptop deals can bring some particularly lofty prices down to more affordable positions - relatively speaking, of course. There's no getting around it, these are particularly expensive machines. However, we're seeing more and more RTX 3080 laptops hitting prices well below $2,000 / £2,000 these days. 

These machines are synonymous with the best gaming laptops and that's for good reason; they're extraordinarily powerful for running modern games maxed out in not only Full HD, but 1440p and even 4K (should the native resolution allow).

Some of the best brands in the industry run this GPU in their higher-end models to push their machines to their limits and offer true next-gen performance. The RTX 3080 card sits at the top of the hierarchy right now, with unbeaten performance in both laptops and desktops.  

We've rounded up all the best value gaming laptop deals on these configurations just below, with our top pick in both the US and UK listed as well. Expect big RAM, hefty processors, and top of the range displays here, perfect if you're looking to invest in a quality piece of kit that will last. 

RTX 3080 Laptop Deals - US

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,049 $1,739 at Amazon
Save $310 - The MSI GP66 Leopard is $310 off at Amazon right now. That's $10 cheaper than it was last week, and a brand new record low price. That makes it one of the cheapest RTX 3080 laptops we've seen in a long time and well worth a look if you're looking to save on a high-end i7-11800H rig.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,399 $1,899 at Amazon
Save $500 - This 300Hz Gigabyte Aorus 15P is $500 off at Amazon right now. That's particularly impressive considering we've been seeing a $2,099 sales price on this i7-11800H configuration for a while now. What's more, you're getting 32GB RAM here - excellent value for money.

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,354.76 $1,986 at Amazon
Save $355 - Acer Nitro 5 laptops are usually stuffed full of powerful components, sacrificing a luxury chassis to keep that price low. This model is no different, but it does exist further up the bracket. There's a QHD 164Hz display on this RTX 3080 laptop, and a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor stashed away under the hood. With 32GB RAM to play with on top, you're picking up a particularly stacked machine here.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,499.99 $1,999.99 at Newegg
Save $500 - You don't find one of the top gaming laptops sporting a high-end set of components for under $2,000 every day. However, Newegg has an astonishing $500 discount on this RTX 3080 / Ryzen 9 5900HS configuration of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. You're even getting 32GB RAM, a 165Hz QHD display, and a 1TB SSD in here as well.

Razer Blade 14 14-inch gaming laptop | $2,799.99 $2,399.99 at Amazon
Save $400 - We don't tend to see the Razer Blade 14 included in RTX 3080 laptop deals too often, there's a brand new record low price on this Ryzen 9 configuration. We've previously only seen a $2,449 sales price on this rig, so an additional $50 off is particularly impressive. With a QHD 165Hz display you're getting that premium Razer feel, and you're keeping that 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD as well.

RTX 3080 Laptop Deals - UK

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,997 £1,699.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £298 - You're saving nearly £300 on this RTX 3080 MSI laptop, and picking up such performance for a fantastic price all at the same time. This machine is stacked with Intel's i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,879 £1,699.98 at Ebuyer
Save £179 - This has to be one of the cheapest RTX 3080 laptop deals we've ever seen in the UK, largely thanks to the fact that that £1,879 RRP is already particularly well-placed. You're getting a solid AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD under the hood as well.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE 16-inch gaming laptop | £2,299 £1,999 at Currys
Save £300 - The Acer Predator Triton 500 SE manages to pack some serious power into a relatively slimline design, and nowhere is that more impressive than in this RTX 3080 laptop. You're picking up an incredible 2TB of SSD storage in here, all fully supported by 32GB RAM and an i7-11800H processor. That's stunning value at £1,999, all thanks to that £300 discount at Currys.

Which RTX 3080 laptops are available?

Budget machines like the Asus TUF and Dell G15 range don't tend to venture too far into RTX 3080 territory, so you'll be looking amongst the best Razer laptops and best Alienware laptops for a high-end GPU. When it comes to RTX 3080 laptop deals, though, the Gigabyte Aorus and MSI Leopard both regularly feature amongst the best savings. However, we'd also take a look at the Asus ROG Strix line for more options as well. 

How much is an RTX 3080 laptop?

Outside of discounts, an RTX 3080 laptop will generally cost you more than $2,000. However, we're seeing more and more high-end rigs taking larger price cuts at the moment, with the lowest prices we've spotted sitting around the $1,699 - $1,799 mark. Those discounts were found on MSI and Gigabyte rigs at Newegg, so we'd recommend starting your search there. 

Is an RTX 3080 laptop worth it?

RTX 3080 laptops don't come cheap, so if you're simply dipping your toes into the world of PC gaming they might not offer the best value for money on the market. However, if you're a keen player it's worth viewing your RTX 3080 laptop as an investment. 

This is the cutting edge of graphics, which means you're picking up a spec that will remain relevant for years to come. It's certainly a big outlay, but in grabbing the latest components you're saving yourself further upgrades later down the line. Plus, we expect these machines to offer some of the most powerful Black Friday laptop deals on the market come November.

However, if you're not fussed about getting the best of the best, you'll find RTX 3070 laptops come in much cheaper, and an RTX 3060 laptop is even cheaper still. You won't get the lightning performance out of these rigs, but if you're just looking for everyday entertainment while still grabbing the latest generation these models are perfectly positioned in the market. If you're shopping under $1,000, though, we'd recommend checking out RTX 3050 laptops

If you're browsing by brand, we're also rounding up all the latest cheap Alienware laptop deals and cheap Razer laptops as well. 

I'm responsible for most of the PC gaming coverage across GamesRadar on everything from the latest graphics card launches (as well as RTX 30 series restocks), to the fastest NVMe SSDs, and more key components to building and maintaining a stellar rig. When I'm not obsessing over CUDA cores and clock speeds, you can find me building and testing gaming chairs, too. Before landing here, I previously worked with the BBC, and have also written for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, Tech Spark, and No Clean Singing.