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Black Friday gaming laptop deals: it's the perfect time to get a new portable powerhouse this winter

Black Friday gaming laptop deals 2020: find yourself a cheap portable powerhouse this winter
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Black Friday week is here, and that means the steady stream of deals is quickly turning into a river of discounts. Many retailers have already launched their Black Friday catalogues, so Black Friday gaming laptop deals are in no short supply. Many of these laptop deals will sell out before Black Friday proper even arrives, and plenty more won't be beaten for the rest of the season, so there are already tons of great opportunities available. 

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The Black Friday deals weekend - including the Cyber Monday deals (yup, it's relentless) - will see bargains galore on portable powerhouses. It's generally a great time to get one of the best gaming laptops at a more affordable price, and you can even find a genuine bargain on powerful machines.

While you will see a host of tech deals across the sales weekend from gaming PCs to gaming headsets (and maybe even some Black Friday PS5 deals), there's historically been swinging cuts in gaming laptops that make it the perfect time to strike.

Also, if you prefer your screens bigger but like the idea of retaining the portability, you'll need to peruse the deals to see if you can get one of the best gaming TVs or best gaming monitors cheap to team with your new machine. It really is possible. And don't forget: give the best antivirus software going a look just to make sure your brand new gaming laptop is well protected.

We will be regularly updating this page as we approach the big day, sprinkling in some of the best early Black Friday gaming laptop deals as we get them. To kick things off today, we have picked out some great models that are at the more affordable end of the spectrum.

Early Black Friday gaming laptop deals - US

Dell G5 15 gaming laptop | 15.6" 1080p | Intel i5-10300H CPU | GTX 1650Ti GPU | 256GB M.2 SSD | 8GB RAM | $909.99 $649.99 at Dell
This Dell model has all the basics you need to game on the go: a 1080p 120Hz screen, 8GB of RAM, and tried-and-true mid-range processors. This is a $650 laptop that can punch well above its weight. 

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Acer Nitro 5 | 15.6" 1080p | i5-10300H CPU | GTX 1650 GPU | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $699.99 at Best Buy
This is one of the best-value laptops we've seen this week; an Acer Nitro 5 with a respectable 1650 graphics card at under $700. Even though it won't play the most advanced games on high settings (the processor won't cope with that), it's a very respectable starter build that's great value for money.View Deal

ASUS TUF FX505 | 15.6" 1080p | Ryzen 7 3750H CPU | GTX 1650 GPU | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $899.99 at Amazon
ASUS makes some of our favorite laptops and have recently been the ones really making a positive go at embracing the budget gaming laptop mark this year. If you're looking for something that can do a bit of everything for work and play, without breaking the bank, then this is it.View Deal

HP Pavillion | 16.1" 1080p | i5-10300H CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $899.99 at Best Buy
This is a very respectable laptop for mid-level gaming, and the standout is the 1660Ti graphics card. The processor may not be the strongest, but the GPU makes up for it. It's also sound value for money.View Deal

ASUS - ROG Zephyrus M15 | 15.6" 1080p | Intel i7-10750H CPU | RTX 2070 GPU | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,579 $1,249 at Best Buy
The reliable ASUS Zephyrus line continues to turn up great deals this Black Friday. The M15 now has one of the best offers available, with a top-tier CPU and GPU and more than enough RAM and SSD space for under $1300. View Deal

Dell G5 | 15.6" 1080p | AMD Ryzen 9 4900H CPU | AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,299.99 at Best Buy
With 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, not to mention the freshly minted Ryzen CPU, this Dell model is firmly above-average in both price and performance. Thankfully, Best Buy has a healthy $160 discount on this G5 that more than takes the edge off, plus a free copy of Far Cry 6, making this a solid high-end buy. View Deal

Dell G7 17 | 17.3" 1080p | Intel i7-10750H CPU | RTX 2060 GPU | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1.560 $1,273.99 at Dell
With well-specced ray tracing-capable laptops still hovering over the four-figure mark, this 17.3" machine with a 2060 graphics card, a brand new Intel processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM is an excellent proposition.View Deal

Early Black Friday gaming laptop deals - UK

Stateside readers don't get all the fun, and those in the UK can enjoy some early Black Friday gaming laptop deals too right now.

MSI GF63 Thin | 15.6" 1080p | i5-9300H | GTX 6150Ti | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £699.97 at Laptopsdirect
Currently winning for 'best cheap gaming laptop deal of Black Friday' now is this bargain. Sure, it's not going to blow anyone's socks off but it's got all the tools necessary to enjoy literally any game - you'll have to adjust some settings downwards of course but still, this is less than 700 quid!View Deal

HP Pavilion 15 | 15.6" 1080p | i5-10300H | GTX 1650Ti | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £799 at Amazon
With a 1650 Ti graphics card, this particular laptop manages to squeeze even more value out of an already affordable range. As such, this HP Pavilion is great bang for buck. Better still, you're getting the latest Intel processor generation. This deal is out of stock at the time of writing, but you can still lock in your order at this great price ahead of a coming restock. View Deal

Acer Nitro 5 | 15.6" 1080p | i5-10300H | GTX 1660Ti | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £847 at Amazon UK
Acer's Nitro laptops are rightly some of the most popular in cheap gaming laptop land, and this model exemplifies that perfectly. A brand new 10th-generation processor lies in this excellent 1660Ti build.View Deal

Acer Predator Triton 300 | 15.6" 1080p | i7-10750H CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1199 £999 at Amazon
This is the Goldilocks model of Acer's Predator Triton line, and with this discount, the price is just right too. With well-balanced components, a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate, and an SSD that's just roomy enough, this is a great laptop that runs cooler and quieter than most.  

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Razer Blade 15 | 15.6" 1080p | i7-10750H CPU | RTX 2070 GPU | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1999 £1499 at Curry's  
With a whopping £500 discount, this top-end Razer laptop just became way more affordable. Compared to other laptops in Razer's stable, this delivers a beefier GPU and a much bigger SSD, and it keeps the comfortable and iconic Razer look. This is a fabulous price for a new, top-of-the-line machine. 

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Not seen anything you fancy? Don't worry - you can always check our full guide to the best gaming laptops.

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