The best cheap gaming laptop deals in June 2023

Cheap gaming laptop deals
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Everyone likes a bargain. With the cost of living affecting us all more than ever, the best cheap gaming laptop deals need to be taken advantage of more than ever. These reductions can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to near to a grand if you know where to look. That's not something to overlook. 

You'll find offers across 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.

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 3 | $899.99

Lenovo Ideapad 3 | $899.99 $599.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - This is as cheap as it comes. At under $600, this Lenovo laptop is ridiculously low. You even get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass thrown in to sweeten the deal. Features: Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 256GB SSD, Shadow Black

Dell G15 | $949.99

Dell G15 | $949.99 $649.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - A big deduction makes this Dell gaming laptop a steal. At less than $650, it's hard to find something that offers as good as value. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 6600H processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 512GB SSD, Phantom Grey with Speckles

HP Victus 15 | $979.99

HP Victus 15 | $979.99 $720.00 at Amazon
Save $269 - 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 $269 off at Amazon right now. 

Lenovo IdeaPad | $799.99 at Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad | $799.99 at Amazon
Now $20 away from its cheapest price at the retailer, this Lenovo gaming laptop is a great cheap entry point with some basic specs that will run most standard games. It includes a Ryzen 5 5600H processor, RTX 3060, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11 Home. 

Acer Swift X | $1,069.99

Acer Swift X | $1,069.99 $839.99 at Amazon
Save $235 - This Acer Swift X gaming laptop is getting closer to its lowest-ever price, but this $200-plus discount in the meantime is still pretty sweet. It comes with an RTX 3050 Ti, 512GB SSD, 16GB LPDDR4X memory, and Windows 10. 

Hasee Z8 | $1,479.99

Hasee Z8 | $1,479.99 $899.99 at Newegg
Save $580 - A massive reduction in price makes this Hasee gaming laptop one of the best deals for an RTX 3060 on the web right now. That's a big 39% discount to be had. Features: Intel i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060 Windows 11, Ore Black

Gaming laptop deals under $2,000

Dell G16 | $1,599.99

Dell G16 | $1,599.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 - A limited-time deal brings this stunning Dell G16 model to a much more affordable price. It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD, and Windows 11. 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus | $1,619.99

ASUS ROG Zephyrus | $1,619.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $520 - We're big fans of ASUS and this quality RTX 3060 rig has a huge discount applied. It's dropped by another £100 as of late too. Features: AMD Ryzen 9 processor, RTX 3060, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, Eclipse Gray

MSI Katana GF66 | $1,349.00

MSI Katana GF66 | $1,349.00 $1,124.00 at Amazon
Save $225 - A decent discount on a decent gaming Laptop, although we have seen it cheaper in the holiday season. The MSI Katana comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 11. 

ASUS TUF Dash | $1,499.99

ASUS TUF Dash | $1,499.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - A chunky discount makes this ASUS gaming laptop one of the cheapest ways to get into the RTX 3070 market. Less than $200 away from that $1,000 mark. Features: Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 11

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,699.99

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16-inch RTX 3070 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,299.99 at Walmart
Save $400 - The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro has dipped and risen in price as part of Walmart's gaming laptop deals these last few weeks, now offering a $400 discount. It's great value considering the 165Hz refresh rate on this QHD display and Ryzen 7 5800H processor under the hood but we know it can go lower, so potentially worth holding on. 

Acer Predator Helios 300 | $2,099.99

Acer Predator Helios 300 | $2,099.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy
Save $800 - The Acer Predator Helios 300 is one of our favorite gaming laptops thanks to its powerful hardware and great price, but now you can save even more at Best Buy on this RTX 3070 configuration with an i7-12700H processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

Cheap gaming laptop deals in the UK

Medion Erazer NB Crawler | £799.97

Medion Erazer NB Crawler | £799.97 £649.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £150 - Another Medion rig now dipping under the £700 mark. This is super cheap, giving you everything you need for a great budget gaming laptop. Features: AMD Ryzen 5-5600H processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3050, Windows 11


MSI GF63 Thin | £849.99 £699.99 at Currys
Save £150 - The MSI GF63 Thin packs in somewhat older hardware, like the 11th-gen i5-11400H, but it also comes with an RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage for excellent 1080p gaming performance for a great price thanks to this deal at Currys.

Medion Deputy P30 | £1049.97

Medion Deputy P30 | £1049.97 £799.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £250 - Now onto clearance sale, this Medion is now under £800. This is well below the average price for an RTX 3060. Features: Intel Core i5-12500H processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD, Windows 11

MSI Prestige | £999.99

MSI Prestige | £999.99 £799.99 at Laptops Direct
Save £200 - A 25% discount brings this MSI build to a very affordable price. You're taking home an Intel Core i7-1280p processor, RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11. It's dropped by another $100 recently. 

Acer Nitro 5 | £949.97 at Laptops Direct

Acer Nitro 5 | £949.97 at Laptops Direct
While the £100 discount has been taken away, this is still a cheap way to get an RTX 3060 rig from a top brand. The specs are not bad either with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Windows 10, and of course the RTX 3060 graphics card.

Lenovo Legion 5 (Refurbished) | £1,249.97

Lenovo Legion 5 (Refurbished) | £1,249.97 £949.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £300 - If you can get over this gaming laptop not being completely brand new, you can make a big saving and get an RTX 3070 for under a grand. That's rare! Aside from the graphics card it has an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 512GB SSD, Windows 11, 16GB RAM and a 15.6-inch HD screen.

Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,027.19 at Newegg

Acer Predator Helios 300 | £1,027.19 at Newegg
Acer Predators are a quality bit of kits and this is super cheap for the specs. It comes with an Intel Core i7 11th gen processor, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD, Windows 11, and 15.6-inch screen.


Asus Tuf Dash F15 | £1,399.00 £1,099.00 at Currys
Save £300 - The Tuf Dash F15 already started out affordable, so this £100 discount is a nice added 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.

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

Cheap gaming laptop retailers:
Best Buy | Dell | Amazon | Walmart | Newegg| Adorama
Amazon | Currys | Argos  | Very | Overclockers UK | Laptopsdirect | Box

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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