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. 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 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 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 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 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. Nice.
Microsoft's Pi Day sale is pretty wide in scope and includes a bunch of PC gaming hardware. We highlighted the Razer Blade Pro 17 laptop going for its lowest ever price, and also a few monitors that were at pretty great prices - one at its lowest ever.
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)
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.View Deal
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)
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.View Deal
HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC | Ryzen 7 3700X | GTX 1660Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | just $1,099.99 at Microsoft
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.