Because we all look to our tech and gear to provide us with versatility and quality, there really is no better approach then to go for gaming tech when you need an upgrade - and Best Buy's PC gaming sale is the perfect opportunity to do so. In fact, tech with a gaming edge will probably serve you better, particularly in terms of durability and versatility. So, with a quick rummage through this sale, you can pick up fine kit right now.
We've picked out some solid gear, all nicely discounted, that will provide an excellent working from home setup - all with a gaming edge. Offering the benefits of a gaming-first approach, you'll benefit from features such as clear and crisp headsets with quality microphones, comfortable and feature-filled keyboards, and smooth, ergonomic mice. Sounds perfect for work as well as play, to us.
Starting off with two cheap gaming laptop deals under $1000, the below items will have you well kitted out for the foreseeable future. The Acer Nitro 5 laptop is a lightweight gaming machine but still holds a good amount of pedigree and genuine capability but manages to come in at a very respectable $779.99 price tag (which is great for something you can genuinely play games on and work with too). Although if you want something a little beefier then you can save a massive $300 on this ASUS laptop that has all the makings of a quality laptop outside the big boys. And never, ever neglect the peripherals: the below headset, keyboard and mouse are some great items from excellent brands, at prices that won't break the bank. What's more, they offer great value for money.
Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop | Intel i5 CPU | GTX 1650 GPU | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $779.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
A solid saving on a solid gaming laptop. It's not the most powerful of graphics cards perhaps, but it's still one of the newest and will perform reliably and well at medium settings. This is a manifestation of a great working-meets-gaming machine.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop | AMD Ryzen 7 CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $899.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This is a good deal for a laptop that's not a ray-tracing, RTX-packed machine. It's a real solid set of components, with the 1660Ti being supremely competent with modern games. The $300 saving cements this being a great deal.
And if you're after some smaller items to compliment your new laptop, or to add to your existing setup, then there are some fine discounts on gaming peripherals. We've picked out a handful here to set you off, starting with one of our absolute favorite headsets.
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition headset | $74.99 at Best Buy (save $25)
Hands down our overall favorite gaming headset across the board, no matter the platform (where appropriate). Razer makes a great many headsets but the Kraken TE is the best bang for buck model going given its superior sound and feature set.
Logitech G502 HERO wired gaming mouse | just $49.99 at Best Buy (save $30)
Its sister is one of the best wireless gaming mouses so you know the quality is high in this model - Logitech's gaming pedigree spreads into the wired version and offers, arguably, greater value; it's a bargain at $50.
Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 gaming keyboard | just $99.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
A very good and very cool keyboard from Logitech's gaming range. It's an underrated model with a satisfying clicks to each key, and a great feature set. If the $100 mark is yours for a gaming keyboard then this is a fine option.
If you combine some or even a lot of the above, you'd have a prime gaming setup that could also work wonders for a working-from-home arrangement. Take advantage of the sale and dig in.