Black Friday gaming laptop deals 2022: all the biggest discounts live right now

Black Friday gaming laptop deals
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Black Friday gaming laptop deals are leaving some great portable PC gaming devices with great discounts right now, but we are noticing some starting to increase already as stock falls. Black Friday is the perfect time to benefit from a top-notch gaming laptop deal, so it would be a shame to miss out. Whether you've got the budget for a modest entry-level machine or a beast for gaming on the go, there's definitely a deal out there for you.

With so many deals and discounts changing often, it can be hard to find what's right for you at various retailers. That's where we come in as we've been scanning and tracking as many deals as we can, seeing which gaming laptops have great Black Friday deals attached to them. All the ones we think are worth checking out have been logged on here, so take a look. 

If you know what you're looking for then read on to see what we've found. But if you're a little less sure our best gaming laptops guides outlines all the best options out there. They might not all be in the sales but that list will guide through the best models and hopefully help you form a better idea of what you want before the discounts disappear. 

And if you need anything to go with your new laptop then we've got things like mice or headsets and just a wide range of other offers in our guide too all the Black Friday gaming deals generally.

Today's best Black Friday gaming laptop deals in the US

HP Victus 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | $799.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | $799.99 $479.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $320 - This GTX 1650 HP Victus is down to just $479.99 at Best Buy right now. We rarely see gaming laptops under $500 at all, let alone rigs packing a 12th generation i5 processor, 512GB SSD, and 144Hz display. This is a truly stunning offer.

HP Victus 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | $979.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | $979.99 $695 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $284.99 - This HP Victus deal was cheaper earlier but has gone up to $695, which is still a pretty good deal and savings. It offers an RTX 3050 GPU, 12th generation i5 processor, and a 512GB SSD. We're more used to seeing 11th generation CPUs in here with 256GB of storage space, so you're getting some excellent value overall.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 RTX 3050 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $899.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 RTX 3050 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $899.99 $659.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $240 - Amazon's discount has lowered on this gaming laptop, but it's still a significant saving. This Lenovo gaming laptop offers an RTX 3050 rig with a Ryzen 5 processor and 256GB SSD for just $649.49. There's not much time left to get a deal still this good!

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - The Acer Predator Helios 300 is down below $1,000 in Best Buy's Black Friday gaming laptop deals today. That means you can pick up an RTX 3060 GPU and an i7 processor for an excellent rate - not to mention the 16GB RAM where we would usually only see 8GB at this price point.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,399.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,399.99 $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - Last year's Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is performing particularly well in this year's Black Friday gaming laptop deals. You're spending just $899.99 here, and picking up one of the best machines on the market with a Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB RAM, and an RTX 3060 GPU for $500 off the $1,399.99 MSRP.

Alienware M15 R7 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 (opens in new tab)

Alienware M15 R7 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,199.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - The latest Alienware M115 R7 is at an astonishing price in Dell's own early Black Friday gaming laptop deals. A $500 discount brings this Ryzen 7 6800H configuration down to just $1,199.99 - an excellent cost for an RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD in this premium chassis.

Dell G15 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,599.99 (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,599.99 $1,349.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $250 - You're getting an RTX 3070 rig for a great price here, all thanks to a $250 discount at Dell. Not only is that a solid GPU for under $1,400 - but you're also grabbing an excellent Ryzen 7 6800H processor, 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD to boot.

Gigabyte Aorus 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | $2,299.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aorus 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | $2,299.99 $1,349.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $950 - There's a massive $950 discount on this Gigabyte Aorus gaming laptop at Best Buy, and that's not down to it offering low-spec components. There's actually an RTX 3070 Ti graphics card and i7-12700H processor under the hood here - stunning value at this $1,349.99 price point. That's not to mention the 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | $2,099.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | $2,099.99 $1,699.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $400 - Last year's Black Friday gaming laptop deals only nearly reached this kind of price on an RTX 3080 machine, and that was on a far more modest MSI model. Picking up an Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 with 1TB of SSD storage, a Ryzen 9 processor, and 1440p 165Hz display for just $1,699.99 is fantastic if you're after an investment.

Razer Blade 14 14-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | $2,799.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 14-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | $2,799.99 $1,999.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $800 - This is one of the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals on the market right now - you're saving $800 on the premium Razer Blade 14 and picking up an RTX 3080 GPU inside. That's astonishing value considering the luxury price tag usually found on these machines - as well as the Ryzen 9 processor and 1TB SSD.

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MSI Katana GF66 15.6" RTX 3070Ti Gaming Notebook | $1699 $1199 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $500 -  This RTX 3070Ti-equipped gaming laptop from MSI is a great machine as is and even better at this price. This Black Friday discount saves you almost a third on the Katana GF66, which also comes with an Intel Core 12th Gen i7-12650H, 16GB RAM, and a relatively chunky 1TB SSD.

Today's best Black Friday gaming laptop deals in the UK

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | £749 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 gaming laptop | £749 £699 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £50 - It's a smaller saving in the grand scheme of things, but this Acer Nitro 5 still packs excellent value at just £699. You're picking up an RTX 3050 GPU, i5 processor, and 8GB RAM, but there's also a 512GB SSD where we might only see 256GB this cheap.

HP Victus 16.1-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | £999.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 16.1-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | £999.99 £799.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - If you're looking to push that RTX 3050 build a little further, this Ti configuration of the HP Victus is down to £799.99 in Amazon's latest offers. You're saving £200 here, and picking up an i5-11400H machine for a solid price.

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £899 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £899 £799 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - If you're after a little more power from your GPU, you'll also find this RTX 3060 configuration of the Acer Nitro 5 on sale at Currys right now. You're saving £100 here, and picking up an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,199 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,199 £899 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £300 - Big-screen machines like this generally carry a considerable premium, but Very's Black Friday gaming laptop deals have the 17.3-inch Acer Nitro 5 at just under £1,000 right now. Considering there's an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and an RTX 3060 GPU under the hood that's some strong value.

HP Victus 16.1-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,199.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 16.1-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,199.99 £999.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - This is the largest saving we've seen on this particular Ryzen 7 configuration of the HP Victus at Amazon. You're picking up a larger 16.1-inch machine here at a particularly strong price, especially considering the RTX 3060 GPU and 16GB RAM under the hood.

MSI Katana GF66 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | Call of Duty Modern Warfare II | £1,099 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | Call of Duty Modern Warfare II | £1,099 £999 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - You're picking up a more affordable chassis here, but that gives you the excuse to level up your components. We rarely see RTX 3070 machines for under £1,000, but this MSI Katana is doing just that - with an i7-11800H processor and 16GB RAM packed in as well.

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,299 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,299 £1,099 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - This was already a particularly well priced RTX 3070 rig, so an extra £200 off in Currys' Black Friday gaming laptop deals is fantastic. You're getting a Ryzen 7 rig for £1,099 here, with a 512GB SSD and 15GB RAM to boot.

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,799 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,799 £1,349 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £450 - This RTX 3070 Acer Predator Helios is now down to just £1,349 - that's an excellent price for such a GPU - especially with that i7-12700H processor at the helm. You're also securing a 1TB SSD for an excellent cost here.

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | £2,599 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | £2,599 £1,999 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £600 - This powerhouse of an Asus ROG Strix SCAR gaming laptop is down below £2,000 at Very today. That's a full £600 off the £2,599 RRP - all for an i9 configuration packing 16GB RAM, an RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, 2TB of SSD storage space and a WQHD 240Hz display.

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II | £1,699 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II | £1,699 £1,499 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is down to £1,499 at Currys, and as part of these official early Black Friday gaming laptop deals, you can grab a free copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare II on top. All in, that's excellent value, with a 1TB SSD, RTX 3070 Ti GPU, and i7-12700H processor at the helm.

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Dell G15 5520 RTX 3060 15.6" Gaming Laptop | £1249 £1034.10 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £214.10 -
For a little over £1000 you can pick up this Black Friday deal for a solid Dell gaming laptop. It comes equipped with 16GB RAM, an Intel Core i7-12700H, and a Nvidia RTX 3060, so it can certainly run some demanding games. If you're looking to upgrade to a more intermediate gaming laptop, this is a good deal for you.

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Razer Blade 17 17.3-inch RTX 3080 gaming laptop | £2,997.97 £1,997.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
Save £1000 - This impressive Razer Blade 17 is down to £1,999.97 right now. Considering this is an RTX 3080 configuration, with a larger display, 32GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD inside, that's a solid discount.

Black Friday gaming laptop deals: FAQ

When will Black Friday gaming laptop deals start?

Black Friday gaming laptop deals are set to officially kick off on November 25, but last year we saw the main sale offers going live in the week leading up to that date and holding firm over the actual holiday weekend. That's what we're seeing this year as well. 

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop

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What to expect from Black Friday gaming laptop deals in 2022

While cheaper machines like the Acer Nitro 5 and Asus TUF Dash will likely offer strong value for money in this year's Black Friday gaming laptop deals, those after High or Ultra settings should aim for more premium machines. Razer laptops and Alienware laptops sit at the upper end of the scale and this often prices them out of the market for many, but Black Friday gaming laptop deals bring those costs crashing down to a more reasonable level. 

Last year's Black Friday Alienware deals saw the M15 R5 drop below $1,000 (a rate that's only been matched once since, before that generation was replaced), and the Razer Blade 14 took a hefty discount in the UK as well. However, it was Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI laptops carrying the bulk of the value last year. An RTX 3080 MSI GP66 Leopard came in at just $1,799 at Newegg in last year's sales. At the time, that was an astounding price - one of the first to drop this kind of configuration below $2,000. The best part is we've already seen similar models and specs going even cheaper in 2022, so this is likely to form a solid foundation for some even bigger discounts come November.

Alienware M15 R7 gaming laptop

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We're looking specifically to the Razer Blade 15, Alienware M15 R7 and the Asus Zephyrus G14 for some of the highest value savings in this premium category. The latter two are well versed for discounts and will likely sit between $999 and $1,799 for a mid-range spec on the day itself. However, the Razer Blade 15 hasn't seen to much price cutting action this year, but has been on the shelves for a considerable amount of time now.

If, however, you're looking to spend a little less we do expect some of the most valuable Black Friday gaming laptop deals to sit in the cheaper seats. Picking up an Asus TUF Dash F15 with an RTX 3060 or 3070 graphics card won't break the bank (compared to other rigs), and will likely be the easiest way to grab a steal this year. We're expecting prices on this kind of configuration to settle between $899 and $1,099. 

In fact, recent October sales gave us plenty more reasons to be optimistic. We saw some astonishing prices on RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 machines in particular - and it's worth noting that the vast majority of these standout offers were at Best Buy. For example, a 2022 Asus TUF gaming laptop sporting a 12th generation Intel processor and an RTX 3070 GPU dropped down to just $1,099 - that's a rate we haven't seen on a machine of this spec before. Of course, this is a cheaper machine so we wouldn't expect to see these kinds of prices on Alienware or more premium Asus rigs, but being able to grab a graphics card and processor of this quality for a hair over $1,000 is certainly an exciting prospect.

Where will the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals be?

We'll be rounding up all the biggest Black Friday gaming laptop deals right here as soon as they land, but if you're going it alone it pays to have an action plan. You'll find all the retailers we go to for the best savings just below. 

US: 

Amazon: often has some of the best prices on RTX 3080 rigs (opens in new tab)
Best Buy:
some of the cheapest RTX 3060 rigs we've seen all year (opens in new tab)
Dell:
excellent prices on budget and high-end machines (opens in new tab)
HP:
big savings on Pavilion and Omen rigs and accessories (opens in new tab)
Lenovo:
heavy discounts and early doorbusters (opens in new tab)
Microsoft:
wide range of gaming laptops but best for accessories (opens in new tab)
Newegg:
extra rebates can bring record low prices (opens in new tab)
Walmart:
wide variety of budget buys on sale (opens in new tab)

UK: 

Amazon: massive range, speedy shipping and regular discounts (opens in new tab)
Currys:
big savings and often includes extras in bundles (opens in new tab)
Dell:
G-Series budget buys and excellent Alienware discounts (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer:
bargain prices and a range of high-end machines (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct:
best for budget brands and accessories (opens in new tab)
Very:
often one of the first to offer November-level discounts (opens in new tab)

What should you look for in this year's Black Friday gaming laptop deals?

Knowing the model and spec you're on the hunt for is sometimes half the battle when it comes to big sale events. Prices will drop quickly once we get into November, so it's important that you're crystal clear on exactly what you want to get out of your machine. That way you can make a decision fast, and speed is often a crucial factor when competing in the higher quality flash sales. 

If you're after an entry level system to play smaller titles or indie games, it's worth pitching your spec at a GTX 1660 or RTX 3050 graphics card, 8GB RAM, and an 11th generation i5 or Ryzen 5 5000-Series. This kind of rig won't cost you much at all - sitting at $500 / £500 in the lower end of Black Friday gaming laptop deals and generally tapping out at $700 / £700. You might not need to invest too much in a larger SSD for this use - your games will be smaller and you've got more room to be efficient in your storage use. However, many laptops still pack 512GB for this kind of money, so it's worth avoiding 256GB models still (unless the price is particularly low). Do make sure, however, that you're getting a nice 1080p screen with a refresh rate of at least 120Hz to make sure you're future proofed up top. 

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If you're looking to sprinkle some larger Triple-A releases in there, it might be time to upgrade your thinking. That i5 / Ryzen 5 processor will still suffice if you're looking to go too hard, though if you're also going to be using your rig for productivity you may benefit from the increase in 12th generation Intel processors we're seeing taking discounts right now. However, we'd recommend moving away from the GTX series of cards here, and aiming for something between an RTX 3050 Ti and an RTX 3060. You'll be able to get clean and smooth gameplay on larger titles with this kind of configuration, with performance holding up even with the same 8GB RAM under the hood. A 512GB SSD is a must here, though. All in all, you can expect to pay $700 / $700 - $900 / £900 for one of these machines over Black Friday.

Looking to blast through newer releases on High settings without breaking too much of a sweat? It's time to boost your processor. An i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU will see you through here, and it's well worth shopping around to see if 12th generation Intel chips are similar in price to the previous 11th generation. You'll be spending between $1,000 / £1,000 and $1,500 / £1,500 on an RTX 3070-toting rig here, with RAM moving up to 16GB pretty early on in that price bracket.

Those after an RTX 3080 or RTX 3080 Ti machine will be the real heavy-hitters. You'll be looking to use demanding ray tracing features constantly and with High or Ultra settings enabled. Do make sure, though, that you're not picking up a gaming laptop particularly cheap just because it's skimping on the screen, though. You'll want a 1080p or 1440p display at around 240Hz to really make the most of your investment in that graphics card.

Should you buy a gaming laptop before Black Friday?

We often see retailers launching their Black Friday gaming laptop deals well ahead of the event itself, and this year is no different. Amazon's latest second run at its Prime Day sale saw some excellent offers on the shelves, mostly from other retailers competing with the October event. This has kicked off waves of early offers, which will likely run through until the big day itself so it's worth getting your eye in early to work out whether you should hold off or jump in and buy before November even rolls around. 

In our experience, there are a handful of Black Friday gaming laptop deals that land on the day itself that will beat the discounts we'll be seeing in the coming weeks. In general, retailers will be running the same kinds of prices throughout the next month, in a bid to stretch out their hype. Taking a look at Adobe's Holiday Shopping Report (opens in new tab) from last year, prices fell as soon as that month rolled into November, which means we're looking for some particularly strong discounts from the 1st onwards. That said, it's always worth double checking against some of last year's offers (available below) to make sure you're not being short changed. It's easy to be tempted by the cheap gaming laptop deals already available - and many will simply resurface on November 25. As long as you've done your research, there's no shame in jumping in early.

Should you buy a cheap gaming laptop on Black Friday?

Asus TUF Dash F15

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If you're looking to up your Steam game without breaking the bank, Black Friday gaming laptop deals can be particularly tempting. There are two kinds of cheap gaming laptops that we see on the shelves during this time of year; budget models with mid-range components and mid-range models with entry level components. The decision between the two comes down to whether you prefer the flash of a higher quality screen, more durable construction, and better cooling engineering or you're simply after the best component-to-price ratio. 

This is, of course, a personal decision - there's no right or wrong answer. In general we do see better overall value in the budget models packing more powerful internals - you'll often find the best prices for RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 rigs in this category. However, it's worth researching some budget and mid-range models before this year's Black Friday gaming laptop deals begin, so you can go in with a clear idea of what you're after. 

Then there's the other question entirely. Do you need a gaming laptop, or are you better off browsing for Black Friday gaming PC deals? If you don't need to take your machine on the go with you, and you're already set up with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse then it might be better to pick up a prebuilt PC. We generally see far lower prices on these machines and you're grabbing better thermal regulation and more powerful versions of the same components as well. Of course, if you don't already have a setup, you'll have to factor in the cost of Black Friday gaming monitor deals as well. Everyday productivity on the go can also be achieved by a super cheap Black Friday laptop deal if you're stuck as well. 

If you're building out a whole new setup, you might be interested to see everything we expect from this year's Black Friday gaming chair deals as well. Or, for some accessories, take a look at our predictions for 2022's Black Friday gaming headset deals and Black Friday curved monitor deals. Need to stock up that Steam library? We're also getting you prepped for all this year's Black Friday video game deals

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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