Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals 2022: all the sales you need to know about

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals
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Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals can come in particularly handy if you miss out on the main event. Of course, everyone's going to be looking to Black Friday for a chance at a record breaking discount on a powerful rig, but there will still be plenty of discounts running through the weekend and into the second sale as well. That's because, while the heaviest price cuts are often reserved for Friday's flash sales, we often see retailers launching deals in waves - and some new discounts can even land on the Monday itself. 

We'll be tracking all of this year's Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals right here, but there are already so many offers on the shelves right now it's well worth diving in ahead of Monday's event. We'll likely see retailers blending their Black Friday offerings into the second sale, and you don't want the biggest offers to pass you by.

Whether you're after a budget starter machine or you're upgrading to the latest and greatest components in one of the best gaming laptops available, there's going to be something for everyone in this year's sale. We're in a sweet spot of component turnaround at the moment - the RTX 30-Series is still alive and kicking, but movements to the 40-Series in the desktop market means change is on the horizon. Plus, machines running Intel's 12th generation processors are starting to see more and more price cuts, sitting alongside plenty of even cheaper 11th generation rigs. 

If Black Friday gaming laptop deals don't see you right, then, you can count on us to nose out all the remaining weekend offers still available after the main event. Of course, those after something a little less powerful can also check out our guide to this year's Cyber Monday laptop deals as well.

Early Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals in the US

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | $999.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | $999.99 $549.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - We've spotted a fantastic $450 discount on this RTX 3050 Ti-toting Gigabyte G5. Cyber Monday gaming laptops rarely get better than this in the budget RTX 30-Series range, with a turbo charged version of that GPU and 512GB of SSD storage still up for grabs. You are dropping back to an 11th generation i5 processor, but there's still excellent value in here.

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 sales. 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.

Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | $2,199 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 15.6-inch RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop | $2,199 $1,476.36 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $722 - There's a massive $722 discount on this RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop at Newegg, leaving us with a $1,476.36 price tag. That's a great price for a machine of this calibre, especially considering the i7-12700H processor and 1TB SSD under the hood. However, this deal was previously cheaper and increased, so it might not keep this discount for long.

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 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.

Early Cyber Monday 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.

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.

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 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.

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals: FAQ

When will Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals begin?

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals are due to kick off on Monday November 28 this year, which means there's still plenty of time to get preparing. However, we do often see retailers continuing their Black Friday offerings throughout the weekend and rolling them into one come the next week. Plus, sales are going to start hitting the shelves regularly over the next few weeks, so it's never too early to start browsing. 

Where will the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals be?

We'll be scouring the web for the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals as soon as they land, but if you're going it alone this year, these are the retailers we'll be watching the most.

USA

Amazon: Traditionall (opens in new tab)y the best for variety and sudden deals (opens in new tab)
Dell: O (opens in new tab)ffers a surprisingly good variety of reductions (opens in new tab)
Walmart: Go (opens in new tab)od for mainstream gaming laptop deals and cheaper brands (opens in new tab)
Newegg: P (opens in new tab)rovides the best variety of gaming laptop deals (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: G (opens in new tab)reat for savings on the biggest brands (opens in new tab)

UK

Amazon: Excellent for range and reliably good price cuts (opens in new tab)
Box: L (opens in new tab)oads of variety on the best makes (opens in new tab)
Currys: Home to some great reductions and bundles (opens in new tab)
Dell: A big variety of discounts are available throughout Cyber Monday (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct: Heavy savings and some record low prices expected (opens in new tab)

Should you wait until Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals?

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals will likely outperform everyday sales, but they won't be as strong as those we'll see on Black Friday itself. This is a sale for those who missed out or didn't quite find what they were looking for the first time around - we generally don't see waves of new discounts hitting the shelves. Yes, some models may tick down a little in price over the weekend, if retailers had higher hopes or if a price-match war breaks out. We'd recommend against holding out for Monday, though - you're far more likely to find a particularly strong offer during the main event. 

What to expect from Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals 2022?

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There are going to be plenty of cheap Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals on offer this year; the likes of ASUS TUF, Acer Nitro, and HP Pavilion models always get their prices slashed during November. Because they tend to be good all-rounders in terms of specs (if somewhat middle-of-the-road), we'd recommend giving them a look should you need a budget option. They won't power through modern games on high settings, but many are fitted with a GTX 1650 or RTX 3050 card which can net you solid performance for under $800 / £800. 

It's always worth keeping an eye out for more expensive brands as well. Razer laptops like the Blade 15 or Alienware laptops such as the M15 R7 will be some of the most tempting options if and when they move into more affordable territory; they're truly fantastic but often sit far outside many shoppers' price range, so any reduction is big news.

Not only that, but now that RTX 30-Series GPUs have spent a year inside these builds, we're seeing prices falling even further than they did in last year's Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals already. An RTX 3080 laptop, for example, was a record-breaker at $1,799 - but we've already seen machines dropping as far as $1,739 regularly in 2022 so far. We'd recommend keeping an eye on MSI for these kinds of discounts later this year. Not only that, but the cheaper RTX 3050 builds are getting even more affordable. We've seen machines running RTX 3050 Ti GPUs hitting as little as $699.99 in regular discounts - an excellent omen for good things to come in November. If you're after that particular grail, keep a close watch over the Dell G-Series range.

Not only that, but Intel's 12th generation processors are gathering some age, and the widespread use of DDR5 RAM is also becoming more commonplace. That means you'll be able to save on machines with the latest components on top. We've just started to see 2022's releases dropping down to particularly strong price points over the last few months, but if you're keen it's well worth tracking these offers regularly.

We're also keeping you in the loop around all the upcoming Cyber Monday gaming PC deals and Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals for more. Or, get prepped for this all of this year's Cyber Monday gaming deals in one place. 

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.