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Pick up an absurdly good gaming PC deal in Microsoft's Pi Day Sale right now

Pick up an absurdly good gaming PC deal in Microsoft's Pi Day Sale right now
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If you've been after a cheap gaming PC deal to take advantage of, then these gaming sales at Microsoft are definitely worthy of your attention. And one is, quite frankly, a bit ridiculous. We know that if you tag the word 'gaming' onto any gaming tech it will, broadly speaking, boost the prices of gear and add a premium, but these deals are pretty good value, covering a range of bases and price point. 

First up is an Acer Predator Helios 300 that boasts a 17.3-inch Full HD display, an i7-9750H processor, 32GB of RAM (!), a 512GB SSD and an RTX 2070 graphics card, and it can be yours for just $1,399.99 (opens in new tab). I've emboldened that text because that deal is absurd value for money. It's got all the hallmarks of a really premium gaming laptop, and its in a bigger 17-inch package. Ridiculous. Get on that deal if you need a new gaming laptop right now. What's more a version of this laptop appears on our take on the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) going right now, so you can be confident in its quality.

Look a 'step down' and you get another lowest ever price on a great laptop. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74 machine sports a 15.6-inch Full HD display, an i7-9750H CPU, a GTX 1660Ti graphics card, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD. This offers great value too and is down to $1,299.99 (opens in new tab) right now.

A third option would be this incredible value HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC. This houses an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor, a GTX 1660Ti graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, and is currently down to just $1,099.99 (opens in new tab) with a reported saving of $100. We think this offers far more value than the 100 bucks saving though, given what's inside.

At the budget or entry-level level of the scale there are some solid options too: for just $799 (opens in new tab) you can get a GTX 1650-powered Lenovo Ideapad - this model only has an i5 processor and a small SSD however, but its a great option for the price. Or for just $100 more you can go for an ASUS ROG Strix laptop that team its GTX 1650 with an i7 processor, 16Gb of RAM and a larger SSD - that can be yours for $899 (opens in new tab). Nice.

Microsoft's Pi Day sale (opens in new tab) is pretty wide in scope and includes a bunch of PC gaming (opens in new tab) hardware. We highlighted the Razer Blade Pro 17 laptop (opens in new tab) going for its lowest ever price, and also a few monitors that were at pretty great prices (opens in new tab) - one at its lowest ever.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-53-77X3 gaming laptop | 17.3-inch | i7-9750H | RTX 2070 | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD | just $1,399.99 at Microsoft (save $200) (opens in new tab)
Microsoft's site says the saving is 'only' $200, but from what we can tell, this is an incredible price for such a well-specced out gaming laptop. Genuinely amazing deal, this.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU-XB74 gaming laptop | 15.6-inch | i7-9750 | GTX 1660Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | only $1,299.99 at Microsoft (save $500) (opens in new tab)
A great value-busting option with a quality graphics card. It's a great value option for sure, but with the above Helios only 100 bucks more, we'd be tempted to go for the above model.

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HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC | Ryzen 7 3700X | GTX 1660Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | just $1,099.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Another bargain, but in the static gaming form rather than portable. However, combining all these specs in a reliable HP build is something rarely seen at this price and the value is tremendous.

Thinking about these prices for a bit will hopefully let them sink in as good value: these are good machines from reputable manufacturers, will all feature a warranty of some description, and you can tinker with the PC in the future. The latter is a great thing to bear in mind as modifying and rebuilding gaming machines can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling gaming experiences going.

If you want to see your other options, check out our take on the best gaming PCs (opens in new tab) and our guide to the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) here.

Rob Dwiar
Rob Dwiar

I'm the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+ and have been here since late 2018. I'm also a writer on games and have had work published over the last five years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so I do that in my spare time. I'm also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and love to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!