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RTX 3060 laptop deals: the best prices on powerful ray-tracing machines

RTX 3060 laptops
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As one of the cheaper cards available from Nvidia, an RTX 3060 laptop won't break the bank but still offers the next generation of mobile computing. If you're looking to spend between $800 and $1,500 (£800 and £1,500), this is the configuration you should be looking at and, paired with Ryzen's 5000 series or Intel's 11th generation processors, these machines are capable of some serious power. 

The only risk with picking up a cheap RTX 3060 laptop deal is sacrificing a little RAM. More affordable configurations do tend to skimp on this more expensive component, which means it pays to make sure you know how much you're getting and how much you'll need from each rig on offer. However, if you're only looking to play lighter titles, there are some excellent prices out there for you. 

We're rounding up all the best RTX 3060 laptop deals this week right here, with our top picks from retailers known to regularly discount current-generation models. It's also worth noting, though, that Black Friday gaming laptop deals launching earlier and earlier every year, so you're shopping at the right time.

RTX 3060 laptop deals - US

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299 $1,049 (with $100 rebate) at Newegg
Save $250 - You'll find a $150 discount on this MSI RTX 3060 laptop on the page, but Newegg is also offering a $100 rebate. That leaves us with an excellent $1,049 price tag on a machine with an i7 processor (though a 10th generation model), 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,199

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,199 $999 (with $50 rebate) at Newegg
Save $200 - Newegg is offering this Gigabyte G5 RTX 3060 laptop for just $999 right now - $200 off the already cheap $1,199 MSRP when you use the $50 rebate. There's plenty of value packed into the 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD here, but that i5-10500H processor is a little older.

MSI Pulse GL66 15.6-inch RTX 3060 laptop | $1,499

MSI Pulse GL66 15.6-inch RTX 3060 laptop | $1,499 $1,099 (with $100 rebate) at Newegg
Save $400 - We very rarely see RTX 3060 laptop deals dropping machines with split 1TB HDD and 512GB SSD storage systems, let alone those offering an i7-11800H processor alongside it. That makes this MSI Pulse well worth a look, especially at just $1,099.

Alienware M15 R6 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,529.99

Alienware M15 R6 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,529.99 $1,199.99 at Dell
Save $330 - The Alienware M15 R6 has taken a considerable discount down to $1,199.99 this week, which is excellent news for anyone after a mid-range configuration at a budget price point. You'll find an i5-11500H processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD accompanying that RTX 3060 GPU here.

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | $1,249.99

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | $1,249.99 $1,199.99 at HP
Save $50 - This is a smaller $50 saving, but we were already impressed by the $1,249.99 MSRP on this RTX 3060 laptop, which means any discounts are offering excellent value. There's an 11th generation i7 processor under the hood, with 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and of course 6GB of dedicated RTX 3060 goodness.

Gigabyte 15.6-inch 4K OLED gaming laptop | $1,899.99

Gigabyte 15.6-inch 4K OLED gaming laptop | $1,899.99 $1,249.99 at Best Buy
Save $650 - There's a massive $650 discount on this 4K OLED Gigabyte laptop at Best Buy. That's a pretty staggering saving by itself, but considering the gorgeous display panel, i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD available in here, this is stunning value for money right now.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch gaming laptop | $1,549.99

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch gaming laptop | $1,549.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an incredibly popular machine, and with a Ryzen 9 processor and RTX 3060 card under the hood you're getting a great price at $1,399.99. There's also a massive 1TB SSD packed in here as well, perfect for future-proofing against your growing Steam collection.

MSI GS66 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,699.99

MSI GS66 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,549.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - There's a premium 240Hz display on this MSI gaming laptop, which - combined with the i7 processor and 1TB SSD - makes for a particularly luxurious feel. The slimline chassis design and RTX 3060 certainly help, as does the $150 discount currently available at Best Buy.

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,999

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,999 $1,639 at Newegg
Save $360 - This Acer Predator Helios 300 has taken a $360 price cut this week at Newegg and, with a 1TB SSD plus 1TB hard drive, 32GB RAM and i7-11800H processor under the hood you're getting excellent value for money as well.

Alienware M17 R4 17.3-inch gaming laptop | $2,109.99

Alienware M17 R4 17.3-inch gaming laptop | $2,109.99 $1,699.99 at Dell
Save $410 - This is a seriously premium machine, so picking up an older 10th generation i7 processor under the hood is a sacrifice we're willing to make to pick up an excellent $1,699.99 sales price. You're getting an RTX 3060 GPU in here, with 16GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and a stunning 360Hz G-Sync display at 17.3-inches as well.

RTX 3060 laptop deals - UK

Asus TUF Dash 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,099

Asus TUF Dash 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,099 £899 at Very
Save £200 - This is one of the best value RTX 3060 laptop deals available right now. You are making a fairly significant sacrifice with that 8GB RAM but paired with an i7-11370H processor you will get by on lighter games. Plus, there's a 512GB SSD in here with a 144Hz display.

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | £1,220.97

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | £1,220.97 £977.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £240 - The HP Victus comes not only with a slightly larger 16-inch display, but also an impressive spec under the hood. There's a Ryzen 7 processor in here, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD - solid specs for a sub-£1,000 price tag.

£1,399

MSI Stealth 15M 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,399 £1,099 at Currys
Save £300 - It's not only an impressive looking little laptop, but this MSI Stealth 15M is also running high-end specs to justify that prowess as well. You're getting an i7-11375H processor under the hood, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD here - excellent value at just over £1,000.

Why buy an RTX 3060 laptop

As far as the best gaming PCs are concerned, you need something that's both versatile and fast but that's also well equipped for any game you throw at it. However, prices on top of the range rigs can certainly shoot through the roof, which is why it's important to balance that performance with your wallet. An RTX 3060 laptop with enough RAM and a decent processor shouldn't cost you more than $1,500 / £1,500, especially when on sale (and thanks to Black Friday laptop deals we're seeing more and more prices hit that sweet spot right now). That makes it perfect for anyone looking for a taste of today's tech without splashing out on features they won't necessarily make the most of. 

That may be the case if you're looking for an RTX 3080 laptop or an RTX 3070 laptop. These machines rarely drop below $1,000 / £1,000 but the performance boost on offer may not even be necessary, especially if you're not playing demanding games. 

Certain brands - such as Razer laptops and Alienware laptops - are well regarded by many PC gamers for good reason; while expensive, the build quality and form factor more than makes up for it. 

RTX 3060 gaming laptops do feature one of the best graphics cards that you can buy at the moment. However, actually getting your hands on that GPU by itself has been proving difficult for years. Laptops, on the other hand, have been packing these RTX 3060 cards for a while now, and regularly see discounts. If you are looking to pick up a desktop model, though, we're showing you where to buy RTX 3060 right here.

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Remember, it's important to have the best CPU for gaming you can get to ensure max performance, and keep that speed going with the best RAM for gaming.

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Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.