The best RTX 3060 laptop deals in May 2023

RTX 3060 laptops
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The best RTX 3060 laptop deals are now cheaper than ever before. These days we often see these rigs priced at under $1,000 / £1,000, which represents brilliant value for your hard-earned cash. For context, this level of pricing was unimaginable over a year ago with the costs set to keep falling over the coming months. 

There's some excellent value up for grabs right now, especially considering machines are stacking 16GB RAM into their cheaper offers as well (we usually only see 8GB at the bottom end of the price scale). 

These GPUs are found in some of the best gaming laptops on the market but can sit in a sweet spot between value and price if you're sticking to a budget. If you're looking to spend between $900 and $1,500 (£900 and £1,500) on RTX 3060 laptop deals, 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. 

While it's rare to find gaming laptop deals with an RTX 3060 GPU for under $1,000 / £1,000, it can be done if you're browsing at the right time. 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.

RTX 3060 laptop deals - US

Lenovo IdeaPad | $797.99 at Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad | $797.99 at Amazon
Now only $20 away from its cheapest price at the retailer, this Lenovo gaming laptop is a great budget entry point with some basic specs that will run most standard games. It includes a Ryzen 5 5600H processor, RTX 3060, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and Windows 11 Home

Hasee Z8 | $1,479.99

Hasee Z8 | $1,479.99 $899.99 at Newegg
Save $580 - A massive reduction in price makes this Hasee gaming laptop one of the best deals for an RTX 3060 on the web right now. That's a big 39% discount to be had. Features: Intel i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3060 Windows 11, Ore Black

Dell G16 | $1,599.99

Dell G16 | $1,599.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 - A limited-time deal brings this stunning Dell G16 model to a much more affordable price. It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD, and Windows 11. 

MSI Katana GF66 | $1,349.00

MSI Katana GF66 | $1,349.00 $1,136.00 at Amazon
Save $213 - A decent discount on a decent gaming Laptop, although we have seen it cheaper in the holiday season. The MSI Katana comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD, 16GB Ram and Windows 11. 

ASUS ROG Zephyrus | $1,619.99

ASUS ROG Zephyrus | $1,619.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
Save $420 - We're big fans of ASUS and this quality RTX 3060 rig has a huge discount applied. It's dropped by another £100 as of late too. Features: AMD Ryzen 9 processor, RTX 3060, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, Eclipse Gray

MSI GP | $1,799.00

MSI GP | $1,799.00 $1,279.00 at Newegg
Save $520 - Save almost 30% on this top MSI gaming laptop. This is the lowest price we've seen in 2023 this year. Features: Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3060 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 11

RTX 3060 laptop deals - UK

Medion Deputy P30 | £1083.97

Medion Deputy P30 | £1083.97 £849.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £234 - Now onto clearance sale, this Medion is now under £850. This is well below the average price for an RTX 3060. Features: Intel Core i5-12500H processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 512GB SSD, Windows 11

MSI Katana GF66 | £999.99

MSI Katana GF66 | £999.99 £897.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £102 - Want to get a gaming laptop with an RTX 3060 for well under £1,000? This MSI Katana is the one for you. Features: Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 11


Lenovo Legion 5 | £1,624.99 £929.99 at Box
Save £695 - The Lenovo Legion 5 is one of the best gaming laptops on the market thanks to its powerful hardware, but it also comes with an RTX 3060, AMD Ryzen 5, 512GB SSD, and 16GB RAM for an unbeatable price.

Acer Nitro 5 | £979.97 at Laptops Direct

Acer Nitro 5 | £979.97 at Laptops Direct
While the £100 discount has been taken away, this is still a cheap way to get an RTX 3060 rig from a top brand. The specs are not bad either with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Windows 10, and of course the RTX 3060 graphics card.


Asus Tuf Dash F15 | £1,399.00 £1,099.00 at Currys
Save £300 -
A big £300 discount makes this Tuf Dash F15 much more affordable. Powered by an Intel Core i7-12650H, an RTX 3060 GPU, and packing 16GB RAM and a 1TB SDD, you'll have plenty of power for gaming wherever you go.

ASUS ROG Strix G15 | £1,549.97

ASUS ROG Strix G15 | £1,549.97 £1,179.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £370 - A nice 20% discount makes this ASUS gaming laptop a top pick. Not only are you get some top specs to play the latest games at 1080p and above but you also get a free laptop bag thrown in. Features: AMD Ryzen 7 6900HX processor, RTX 3060 graphics card, 15.6-inch screen, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Windows 11

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. 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. However, if your budget is set at $1,000 you'll find an RTX 3050 laptop much easier. 

That may be the case if you're looking for an RTX 3080 laptop or an RTX 3070 laptop. These machines rarely drop below $1,500 / £1,500 but the performance boost on offer may not even be necessary, especially if you're not playing demanding games. 

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/ If you are looking to pick up a desktop model, though, we're showing you where to buy RTX 3060 right here.

Which RTX 3060 laptops are available

There's plenty of choice out there, whether you're after a budget RTX 3060 laptop or something a little more premium. The best Razer laptops and the best Alienware laptops all come with RTX 3060 configurations, as these graphics cards often form the entry level options of luxury, high-end rigs. 

At the cheaper end you'll find the Asus TUF Dash F15, Dell G15, and Acer Nitro 5 will often offer up the lowest prices. However, if you're aiming for a more powerful processor and more chance of scoring 16GB RAM, you should also check out the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, MSI Stealth 15M, and Alienware M15 R5/6. At the top end of the scale, you'll find the Alienware X15 and X17, and the Razer Blade 14. 

Is an RTX 3060 GPU good in a laptop?

An RTX 3060 GPU is perfect for a mid-range laptop that can outperform entry level options but doesn't need to match the lofty prices of high-end machines. The unit itself offers up 6GB of DGGR6 memory with a 192 bit bus, with a performance generally similar to the RTX 2070 Super mobile GPU. 

That means it will offer up solid performance in both 1080p and 1440p gaming, though newer, flashier titles may not run at their best on ultra settings, depending on the processor and RAM you're pairing them with. 

If you're after a desktop PC, we're also rounding up all the best RTX 3060 gaming PC deals, or if you're already settled on a brand, check out the latest cheap Razer laptop deals and cheap Alienware laptops on the market. 

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 and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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