The best RTX 3060 laptop deals in January 2024

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If you're after a solid 1080p gaming experience with plenty of storage under the hood, RTX 3060 gaming laptops are looking particularly good this week. 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

Dell G16 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299.99 $949.99 at Dell
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Dell G16 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299.99 $949.99 at Dell
Save $350 - This is an older spec of Dell's cheaper G16 gaming laptop, but you're still getting plenty of power in that 12th generation Intel processor. If you're after 1080p gameplay under $1,000 this is an excellent bet. 

Config: Intel i7-12700H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 512GB SSD | 165Hz QHD+ display

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $849.99 at Amazon
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Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,499.99 $849.99 at Amazon
Save $620 - This RTX 3060 Acer Nitro 5 is at a brand new record low price at Amazon, with the Intel i7 configuration just dipping under that $900 threshold. That's perfect for anyone looking to stay in three-figures. 

Config: Intel i7-12700H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR4 RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

HP Omen 16.1-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $979.99 at Best Buy
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HP Omen 16.1-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $979.99 at Best Buy
Save $720 - There's an impressive Intel i9 processor under the hood here, with a 1TB SSD to back it up. That's slightly more power than we'd usually see at this price point. Yes, that RTX 3060 GPU is a little older but this is still a solid 1080p (sometimes 1440p) gaming machine. 

Config: Intel i9-12900H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 144Hz QHD display

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,749.99 $1,099.99 at Newegg
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Acer Predator Triton 300 SE 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,749.99 $1,099.99 at Newegg
Save $650 - You're picking up an older processor in this Acer Predator Triton, but still keeping 16GB of DDR5 RAM to power everything. That $650 discount comes down from an MSRP we haven't seen in some time, but you're still getting a great price at $1,099.99. 

Config: Intel i7-12700H | RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 512GB SSD | 240Hz

MSI Raider GE76 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,599 $1,099 at Newegg
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MSI Raider GE76 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,599 $1,099 at Newegg
Save $500 - You're picking up a premium 17-inch MSI Raider for just $1,099 at Newegg this week - that's excellent news for anyone after a hit of RGB. Under the hood you'll find a solid, if previous generation, configuration as well. 

Config: Intel i7-12700H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 144Hz 1080p display

MSI GE Raider 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,399.99 $1,199.99 at Newegg
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MSI GE Raider 17.3-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,399.99 $1,199.99 at Newegg
Save $200 - Newegg's $200 discount brings this larger 17.3-inch MSI Raider down to just $1,199.99 this week. You are dropping down to an 11th generation i7 processor but getting a luxury chassis for your cash. 

Config: Intel i7-11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

Asus ROG Flow X16 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,999.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy
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Asus ROG Flow X16 16-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,999.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy
Save $700 - That $1,999.99 MSRP might have been obsolete for a long time, but $1,299.99 is still an excellent price for this luxurious touchscreen Asus ROG Flow RTX 3060 gaming laptop. 

Config: AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB DDR5 RAM | 1TB SSD | 165Hz QHD+ display

Today's best RTX 3060 gaming laptop deals in the UK

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £969.97 £699.97 at Laptops Direct
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Medion Erazer Deputy P25 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £969.97 £699.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £270 - Laptops Direct is selling this RTX 3060 laptop for £100 cheaper than Currys and Ebuyer right now, making this an excellent pick for anyone after an entry level device. 

Config: AMD Ryzen 5-5600H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £999.99 £799.99 at Amazon
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Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £999.99 £799.99 at Amazon
Save £200 - The Acer Nitro 5 is down to just £799.99 at Amazon right now. That's a solid rate for an RTX 3060 machine with a Ryzen 5 processor at the helm. 

Config: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 144Hz FHD display

Razer Blade 15 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £2,702 £1,499.98 at Ebuyer
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Razer Blade 15 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | £2,702 £1,499.98 at Ebuyer
Save £1,202 - This is a rare chance to save on an older but still seldom discounted Razer Blade 15. With over £1,000 off the final price, Ebuyer has an excellent £1,499.98 sales figure here - excellent for a luxury laptop like this. 

Config: Intel i7-12800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | 240Hz QHD display

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 might 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.