The best cheap gaming laptop deals in November 2022

Cheap gaming laptop deals
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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

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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.

Cheap gaming laptop deals under $1,000

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | $899 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | $899 $549 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.

Lenovo Legion 5 | $929.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion 5 | $929.99 $749 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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.

$1,299 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15 | $1,299 $949 at HP.com (opens in new tab)
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.

HP Omen 16 - $1,299 (opens in new tab)

HP Omen 16 - $1,299 $899 at HP (opens in new tab)
Save $400 - 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 under $1,000.

$899 (opens in new tab)

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 - $899 $649 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $250 - Asus's TUF Gaming laptops are some of the best budget gaming laptops around, so this 27% 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.

HP Victus 15 | $1,099 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15 | $1,099 $799 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.

HP Victus 15 | $979 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15 | $979 $680 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | $1,399.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 | $1,399.99 $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - 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.

HP Victus 15 | $1,099.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15 | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 - $799 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.

MSI Sword 15 | $1,349 (opens in new tab)

MSI Sword 15 | $1,349 $999 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.

Gaming laptop deals under $2,000

Asus TUF Dash F15 (2022) 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF Dash F15 (2022) 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299 $1,198 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $101 - 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.

$1,799 (opens in new tab)

MSI Pulse GL76 | $1,799 $1,699 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
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. 

$1,299 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aorus 5 SE4 | $1,299 $1,149 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - The Gigabyte Auros 5 is one of the best midrange laptops aroung on a typical day, but it's even better when it's $150 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. 

$1,299 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15 - $1,299 $999 at HP (opens in new tab)
Save $300 - 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.

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE | $1,749.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE | $1,749.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,269.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
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.

$1,799 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey | $1,799 $1,449 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $350 -
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 $1,500 right now at Amazon.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,999 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,999 $1,399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Asus TUF Dash F15 | $1,299.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF Dash F15 | $1,299.99 $1,198 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $101 - 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.

Acer Predator Helios 300 | $1299 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Helios 300 | $1299 $1,164 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $135 - 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 10% off right now at Amazon.

Razer Blade 15 | $2,299 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 15 | $2,299 $1,899 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $400 - 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 $400 off.

$2,199 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 | $2,199 $1,249 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $950 -
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. 

Gigabyte Aorus 15| $1,499 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aorus 15| $1,499 $1,049 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - Loaded with an Intel i7-12700H processor, this Gigabyte Aorus 15 is offering particularly strong value at just $1,049.99. Best Buy's latest RTX 3070 laptop deals can save you $450 on this configuration, stacking up 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD as well.

$1,799 (opens in new tab)

MSI Pulse GL76 | $1,799 $1,699 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
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. 

$2,599 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 (Quartz) | $2,599 $2,199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Cheap gaming laptop deals in the UK

£899 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 | £899 £799 at Box (opens in new tab)
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. 

£2,399 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephryus G15 | £2,399 £1,949 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Save £450 -
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.

£1,849 (opens in new tab)

Alienware x14 R1 | £1,849 £1,649 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £200 -
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.

£1,299 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,299 £1,099 at Currys (opens in new tab)
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.

MSI Katana GF66 | £1,464.97 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 | £1,464.97 £899.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
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.

£1,799 (opens in new tab)

ASUS ROG Strix A15 | £1,799 £1,399 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £400 - The Asus ROG Strix A15 is one of the company's most popular laptops, so seeing it on sale for £400 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.

£1,099 (opens in new tab)

Asus Tuf Dash F15 | £1,099 £1,049 at Currys (opens in new tab)
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.

Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,199 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,199 £1,099 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - The Acer Predator Helios 300 is just £1,099 at Currys right now - one of the lowest prices we've seen on the RTX 3070 laptop. With a savings of £100, 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.

Lenovo Legion 5 17 | £1,279.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion 5 17 | £1,279.99 £1,043.49 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £236 - Some gamers can't settle for less than a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, and if that's you, you'll find £236 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.

£1,680.10 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 | £1,680.10 £1549 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £131.10 - 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.

Asus TUF Dash F15 | £999.97 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF Dash F15 | £999.97 £649.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
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.

Lenovo ideaPad Gaming 3 | £799.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo ideaPad Gaming 3 | £799.99 £629.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
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.

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | £849 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | £849 £749 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - You're only saving £100 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 £749 sale price is screaming value this week, packing an i5-11400H processor and 512GB SSD on top.

MSI Katana 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,464.97 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £1,464.97 £899.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
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.

MSI Katana GF66 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,099 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 15.6-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | £1,099 £999 at Currys (opens in new tab)
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.

£1,699 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF Gaming A15 | £1,699 £1,199 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £500 -
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 £500 discount.

Acer Nitro 5 | £1,879 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 | £1,879 £1,199 at Ebuyer (opens in new tab)
Save £680 - A £680 discount at Ebuyer brings the already pleasing £1,879 RRP on this Acer Nitro 5 down to just £1,199. You're getting a solid AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD under the hood as well.

£1,930 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix G15 | £1,930 £1,547 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
Save £479 -
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.

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

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UK:
Amazon (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab)  | Very (opens in new tab) | Overclockers UK (opens in new tab) | Laptopsdirect (opens in new tab) | Box (opens in new tab)


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.

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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