Memorial Day gaming laptop deals 2024: when will discounts start and what can we expect?

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Memorial Day gaming laptop deals will be here at the end of the month, so while we've still got a couple weeks of prep time there's plenty of research to be done. These annual sales open us up to a massive range of discounts on the machines from all over the price range. However, the sale's timeline mean they're an excellent opportunity to grab 2024's gaming laptops with their first ever price drops. 

Knowing where to look and when to bite on a good deal matters, though. Sales happen every week, and with every retailer getting in on the action for Memorial Day, it can be a bit overwhelming to actually work out which ones offer good value for money. That's where we come in. Once those gaming laptop deals start hitting the shelves we'll be handpicking the best of the bunch and bringing them right here. Until then, we're rounding up everything you can expect from 2024's sale. 

While cheaper sub-$1,000 prices are a little rarer these days you can certainly find budget-minded RTX 40-Series rigs at a three-figure position day to day. We're hoping for more of this in Memorial Day's gaming laptop deals this year - but it's likely the heavier configurations that will see the biggest discounts. Not to mention, we're also expecting to see some of the best gaming laptops on the market take some serious reductions too. 

Today's best gaming laptop deals ahead of Memorial Day

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 -

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - This MSI Cyborg is a budget-minded rig, which means you're only getting 8GB RAM under the hood. Still, if you're after an RTX 4060 GPU and you don't want to break the bank this is a fantastic offer. We've only ever seen it $50 cheaper in the past and that was right at the start of the year. 

Specs: Intel i7-12650H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | FHD 144Hz display

Buy it if: 

You play lighter games
You want to keep a smaller footprint
You have a three-figure budget

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want a 16:10 display
❌ You need a higher refresh rate

Price Check: Walmart: $1,139 | Amazon: OOS

Dell G16 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $999.99 at Dell
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Dell G16 16-inch RTX 4060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $999.99 at Dell
Save $500 - There's a massive $500 discount on this RTX 4060 version of the latest Dell G16 right now. That's a solid discount considering there's a powerful i9-13900HX processor under the hood and the new design means a much slimmer profile. 

Specs: Intel i9-13900HX | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | QHD+ 240Hz display

Buy it if: 

✅ You want a high-quality display
✅ You play a couple more demanding games
✅ You need plenty of screen space

Don't buy it if:

❌ You want to play demanding games consistently at high settings

Price Check: Amazon: OOS | Best Buy: OOS

Acer Predator Helios 16 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,899.99 $1,399.99 at Newegg
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Acer Predator Helios 16 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,899.99 $1,399.99 at Newegg
Save $500 - If you're moving a little further up the GPU chain, you'll find this excellent $500 discount on the RTX 4070 Acer Predator Helios 16 at Newegg. That leaves us with a $1,399.99 sale price on the i7 configuration - a rare low for machines with these kinds of components. 

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

Buy it if: 

✅ You want a high-resolution screen
✅ You want three-figure framerates
✅ You want a fairly slimline design

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want to push to max settings

Price Check: Amazon: OOS | Best Buy: OOS

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,999.99 $1,699.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 -

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 16-inch RTX 4070 gaming laptop | $1,999.99 $1,699.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - This is a return to the lowest price we've ever seen on the 2024 Asus ROG Zephyrus G16's RTX 4070 configuration. Considering such a price drop was only spotted once before today (back in April), this is a massive opportunity. 

Specs: Intel Core Ultra 9 185H | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | QHD+ 240Hz OLED display

Buy it if:

✅ Screen quality is a priority
✅ You want more of an ultrabook feel
✅ You travel with your laptop regularly 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want to get the most out of those components

Price Check: Walmart: $2,099 | Amazon: $2,399

Alienware M16 16-inch RTX 4080 gaming laptop | $2,799.99 $1,999.99 at Dell
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Alienware M16 16-inch RTX 4080 gaming laptop | $2,799.99 $1,999.99 at Dell
Save $800 - We only just started seeing RTX 4080 gaming laptops dropping below $2,000 over Black Friday, so grabbing the latest M16 with the high-end GPU for just $1,999.99 is a particularly solid deal. This is a stacked gaming laptop, going for a massive $800 off right now. 

Specs: AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | QHD+ 240Hz display

Buy it if: 

✅ You want a blend of power and portability
✅ You want a future-proofed gaming laptop
✅ You play demanding games at high settings

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You need to travel with your laptop regularly

Price Check: Amazon: $2,199 | Best Buy: $2,799.99

What to expect from Memorial Day gaming laptop deals in 2024

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop on wooden table

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The best Memorial Day gaming laptop deals might not be the most obvious time of the year to walk away with a bargain but you'll be surprised at what you can get. Even taking into account the likes of Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day and Cyber Monday, we occasionally see some deals that top the lot on Memorial Day. Specifically, it's great for last year's models as the biggest brands have had their 2024 iterations on the shelves for a couple of months now. That means 2023's heavy hitters could see some new record low prices.

The majority of gaming laptop deals hitting the shelves at the moment are centered around these late 2023 models. While you can sometimes find the odd discount on newer Dell G16 or HP Omen Transcend 14 models, it's last year's Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, Razer Blade 16, and Alienware M18 models that are likely to put up the highest value discounts in this year's sales. 

We'd recommend keeping a close eye out for the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 in particular - this is our favorite gaming laptop of the moment, and being a slightly older release it could well drop to some new price lows over Memorial Day. That's right at the top of the price range, so expect to still pay over $2,000 for a solid configuration. 

The older 2023 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 could be a better option for those after a more mid-range price tag. RTX 4060 configurations of this model have been at $899 on and off at Best Buy for some time now, so we're holding out for a return to this position (and hopefully $999 for an RTX 4070 model). 

Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Newegg are usually the best places to go in our experience for great budget deals. Many of these will be live ahead of the big day itself, with everything from Alienware and Acer to Razer and MSI expected to be present. Whatever you're looking for, there's a good chance it'll be cheaper during Memorial Day.

FAQ

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When will Memorial Day gaming laptop deals start?

Like every year, Memorial Day 2024 will take place on the last Monday of May. This time that's May 27th. The majority of Memorial Day gaming laptop deals will happen on the Monday itself, however, lots of sales will kick off over the weekend, or sometimes even the week, before. Some deals carry over a couple of days afterward, while others end at midnight on Monday. Either way, it's worth checking online from Monday, May 20. 

What to look out for in Memorial Day gaming laptop deals

Memorial Day gaming laptop deals are set to offer some solid savings with every retailer, be that big or small, getting on the action. We're hoping to see some of the first major discounts on 2024's machines, so definitely keep an eye on them. Likewise, we're hoping for even deeper cuts on the high-end rigs from the year before. 

Amazon is always one of the best to check, regularly reducing the prices of machines down to new record lows. We then compare this with specialist software to confirm when it's reached its cheapest cost yet. Best Buy also runs lots of daily deals and clearance sales, offering plenty of bargains. Then the direct manufacturers like Dell, Razer, and HP can put up plenty of incentives from buying through them directly. See below for a list of retailers worth checking throughout Memorial Day 2024. 

Amazon: regular record low prices

Best Buy: daily deals and clearance sales

Dell: Alienware models starting from $999.99 

HP: students can save up to 40%

Lenovo: get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass with purchase

Walmart: budget gaming laptops from $599

Newegg: clearance savings on select laptops and gaming notebooks

When will Memorial Day gaming laptop deals end?

We expect to see Memorial Day gaming laptop deals closing out at midnight on Monday, May 27th. That said, a lot of retailers will keep a few offers live until as late as the Wednesday (May 29th) after Memorial Day. If you see a great price early, we always recommend jumping on it - stock may sell out, effectively ending the deal ahead of time. 

Last year's best Memorial Day gaming laptop deals

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Alienware x14 | $1,499.99 $899.99 at Dell
Save $600 - Dell was offering a 40% discount via its official site in last year's Memorial Day gaming laptop deals. This was a great rig that came with an Intel i5-12500H processor, RTX 3050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 | $1,499.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 - Best Buy had this Acer gaming laptop as one of its highest-rated for a reason. You got an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060 graphics card, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11.

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Dell G15 Gaming Laptop | $849.99 $649.99 at Dell
Save $200 - Onto clearance sale, this G15 laptop was amazing value for money with limited stock left. It sported an AMD Ryzen 5 6600H processor, RTX 3050, 8GB RAM< 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch LCD, and Windows 11. All of this could be customized to a higher spec if you wished.

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MSI Bravo 15 | $1,099.00 $849.99 at Amazon
Save $250 - Not far away from its lowest-ever price ($57 away), this MSI Bravo was well worth considering. A purchase got you the gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch screen, AMD Ryzen R7-5800H, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 11.


We're also keeping you up to date on all of 2024's Memorial Day Nintendo Switch deals and Memorial Day TV deals. Or, take a look at the Memorial Day PS5 deals we expect to see. 

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, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector. 

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