The best cheap gaming laptop deals in April 2024

Cheap gaming laptop deals
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2024 is already proving particularly lucrative for gaming laptop deals. CES didn't give us too many major component upgrades so last year's RTX 40-Series machines are set to spend another year as the current generation, which means bigger savings for us further down the line. 

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 RTX cards like the RTX 4050 and RTX 4060. Moving a little closer to $2,000 brings you up to RTX 4070 and - if you're lucky - the odd RTX 4080 configurations 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

Today's best gaming laptop sales

Cheap gaming laptop deals under $1,000

MSI Bravo 15 15.6-inch Radeon RX6550M gaming laptop | $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
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MSI Bravo 15 15.6-inch Radeon RX6550M gaming laptop | $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200 - If you're shopping at the bottom of the price range, this entry level MSI Bravo is seeing a solid discount at Best Buy right now. You're saving $200 on the Radeon RX6550M model and, while we have seen it drop to $649 in the past, that's the best price we've seen for a good few weeks now.

Specs: AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS | Radeon RX6550M | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

Lenovo LOQ 15.6-inch RTX 4050 gaming laptop | $1,099.99 $779.99 at Newegg
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Lenovo LOQ 15.6-inch RTX 4050 gaming laptop | $1,099.99 $779.99 at Newegg
Save $320 - This Lenovo is looking particularly cheap at Newegg right now, but despite the fact that it's only got 8GB RAM at the helm you're still getting a 13th generation Intel processor and DDR5 memory to boot. That's more than we can usually say for gaming laptop deals under $800. 

Specs: Intel i5-13420H | Nvidia RTX 4050 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $999.99 $799.99 at Newegg
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Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $999.99 $799.99 at Newegg
Save $200 - It's rocking an older 12th generation i5 processor and only 8GB DDR4 RAM, but if you're after an RTX 4060 GPU at under $800 this Gigabyte G5 is your best bet right now. Newegg has a $200 discount on this budget model this week. 

Specs: Intel i5-12500H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

HP Omen 16.1-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,299.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
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HP Omen 16.1-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,299.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - This is the lowest price we've ever seen on the 16.1-inch HP Omen RTX 4060, dropping the rig below $1,000 for the first time. Best Buy has done the honors with this $300 discount, offering up excellent value for anyone after a mid-range configuration. 

Specs: Intel i7-13620H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 165Hz FHD display

Gaming laptop deals under $2,000

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14.5-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,479.99 $1,049.99 at Best Buy
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Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14.5-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,479.99 $1,049.99 at Best Buy
Save $430 - With an OLED display and compact 14-inch form factor, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is looking pretty strong at just $1,049.99 right now. Best Buy has shaved a massive $430 off this final price tag. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 120Hz 1800p display

Alienware M16 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,749.99 $1,199.99 at Dell
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Alienware M16 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,749.99 $1,199.99 at Dell
Save $550 - You're saving $550 on this previous generation Alienware M16 gaming laptop at Dell right now. The 2024 model might be heading to the shelves now but you're still getting an RTX 4060 GPU and Ryzen 7 7745HX processor at a great price here. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 240Hz QHD+ display

MSI Katana 15.6-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,499 $1,329.99 at Walmart
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MSI Katana 15.6-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,499 $1,329.99 at Walmart
Save $170 - The MSI Katana is a cheaper chassis, but you're getting an excellent price on an RTX 4070 configuration here. That's bags of power, still offering fantastic value even though there's an older 12th generation Intel processor at the helm. 

Specs: Intel i7-12650H | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 144Hz 1080p display

Acer Predator Helios 18 18-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,379.99 at Best Buy
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Acer Predator Helios 18 18-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,379.99 at Best Buy
Save $320 - If you're after that big-screen experience, this RTX 4060 Acer Predator Helios 18 is looking particularly strong at Best Buy right now. You're saving $320 in total, and scoring a super immersive rig for just $1,379.99. 

Specs: Intel i7-13700HX | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 165Hz FHD+ display

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,799.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,799.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - You're getting a solid rate for an RTX 4070 machine here, thanks to Best Buy's current $300 discount. That drops the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i down from $1,799.99 to $1,499.99 - a return to a record low price. 

Specs: Intel i7-13700HX | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 240Hz 1600p display

Cheap gaming laptop deals in the UK

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6-inch RTX 4050 gaming laptop | £1,049 £699 at Very
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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6-inch RTX 4050 gaming laptop | £1,049 £699 at Very
Save £350 - This is a price point we usually see reserved for older RTX 30-Series machines, so anyone after an entry level (or indie-focused) machine should be checking out this £350 discount on the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. RTX 4050 machines don't go this cheap very often. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS | Nvidia RTX 4050 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 120Hz FHD display

Gigabyte G6 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | £1,049 £999 at Currys
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Gigabyte G6 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | £1,049 £999 at Currys
Save £50 - It's a smaller saving, but Currys' latest £50 discount just nudges the Gigabyte G6 into the sub-£1,000 category in this week's gaming laptop deals. You're getting a solid configuration here - and that 1TB SSD certainly doesn't hurt either. 

Specs: Intel i7-13620H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 165Hz FHD display

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | £1,799 £1,599 at Currys
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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | £1,799 £1,599 at Currys
Save £200 - With a powerful 13th generation i7 processor and the latest RTX 4060 GPU powering up a QHD 240Hz display, this Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is packed with power. That's excellent news for anyone with a £1,600 budget this week - all thanks to Currys' £200 discount. 

Specs: Intel i7-13700HX | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 240Hz QHD display

Asus ROG Strix G17 17.3-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | £2,099 £1,899 at Very
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Asus ROG Strix G17 17.3-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | £2,099 £1,899 at Very
Save £200 - Very has £200 off this Ryzen 9 / RTX 4070 configuration of the high-end Asus ROG Strix G17, meaning you can grab it for just £1,899 down from £2,099 today.

Specs: AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

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 4070 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 would 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.

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 GTX 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. 


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.