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The best RTX 3080 laptop deals in December 2021: experience the bleeding edge of gaming for less

RTX 3080 laptops
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RTX 3080 laptops are synonymous with the best gaming laptops and that's for good reason; they're extraordinarily powerful for running modern games maxed out in not only Full HD, but 1440p and even 4K (should the native resolution allow).

Some of the best brands in the industry, notably Razer laptops and Alienware laptops, run this GPU in their higher-end models to push their machines to their limits and offer true next-gen performance. The RTX 3080 card sits at the top of the hierarchy right now, with unbeaten performance in both laptops and desktops.  

RTX 3080 laptops certainly don't come cheap, though. We usually see these machines sitting at between $2,000 and $3,500 (£2,000 / £3,500), which means they're not exactly equipped for the entry level player. However, if you want your game collection to shine on the go, the extra cash is well worth it.

You'll find Intel i7 or i9 / Ryzen 7 or 9 processors inside these rigs, with at least 16GB of RAM (more commonly they're shipped with 32GB, especially as you move past the $2,300 / £2,300 mark). At the cheaper end of the spectrum you can expect to find at least 1TB of SSD storage, maxing out at around 2TB once you hit $3,000 / £3,000. Displays will usually be, at the very least, 165Hz, but more can hit 300-360Hz far more often in this price range. 

One of the biggest draws towards an RTX 3080 laptop, however, is simply its availability. Many are wondering where to buy RTX 3080 GPUs by themselves right now, after stock shortages has caused massive price increased on resale sites. However, not only is stock more reliable, but we regularly see discounts on both laptops and RTX 3080 PCs, making pre-built options all the more enticing.

You'll find all of this week's best RTX 3080 laptop deals just below

RTX 3080 Laptop Deals - US

Asus ROG Zephyrus 15.6-inch QHD gaming laptop | $2,199.90

Asus ROG Zephyrus 15.6-inch QHD gaming laptop | $2,199.90 $1,899.90 at Best Buy
Save $300 - You're getting a stacked machine for under $2,000 at Best Buy this week - not only thanks to that RTX 3080 GPU. With a Ryzen 9 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD at the helm, there's plenty of power under the hood here - all at a particularly rare $1,899 price.

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,299

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,299 $2,099 (with $100 rebate) at Newegg
Save $200 - Newegg did have this RTX 3080 laptop deal down to $1,799 in a stunning offer over the annual sales last week. However, that has jumped back up to a still solid $2,099. Last week's discount was particularly rare, so we wouldn't wait around too long for it to pop up again. There's an i7-11800H processor under the hood here, with 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,399

Gigabyte Aorus 15P 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $2,399 $2,199 at Amazon
Save $200 - Amazon has dropped this Gigabyte Aorus down to $2,199 this week - perfect for anyone looking to save while investing in a high-end rig. You're getting an i7-11800H processor at the helm, with 32GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD to boot.

RTX 3080 Laptop Deals - UK

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy | £2,199

MSI GP66 Leopard 15.6-inch gaming laptop | Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy | £2,199 £1,949.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £250 - This one is selling fast, but you can pick up an MSI GP66 RTX 3080 laptop for just £1,949 right now. Amazon still has a price tag well over £2,000 on similar builds to this, which means you're getting an excellent deal on a fully loaded GPU with an i7-11800H processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,999 at Amazon

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,999 at Amazon
This Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 is already at an excellent price at Amazon right now. We rarely see RTX 3080 laptop deals offering a Ryzen 9 5900HS processor and an opto mechanical keyboard for under £2,000. Plus you're getting the rest of the specs required to help that GPU / CPU combo sing - with 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.

Asus ROG Strix 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £2,599.99

Asus ROG Strix 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £2,599.99 £2,399.99 at Amazon
Save £200 - There's a £200 saving on this 2TB Asus ROG Strix, complete with Ryzen 9 processor, 32GB RAM, an opto mechanical keyboard, and 300Hz display at Amazon. That's an excellent price considering the amount of storage and additional quality of life features in here.

Is an RTX 3080 laptop worth it?

RTX 3080 laptops don't come cheap, so if you're simply dipping your toes into the world of PC gaming they might not offer the best value for money on the market. However, if you're a keen player it's worth viewing your RTX 3080 laptop as an investment. 

This is the cutting edge of graphics, which means you're picking up a spec that will remain relevant for years to come. It's certainly a big outlay, but in grabbing the latest components you're saving yourself further upgrades later down the line. Plus, we expect these machines to offer some of the most powerful Black Friday laptop deals on the market come November.

However, if you're not fussed about getting the best of the best, you'll find RTX 3070 laptops come in much cheaper, and an RTX 3060 laptop is even cheaper still. You won't get the lightning performance out of these rigs, but if you're just looking for everyday entertainment while still grabbing the latest generation these models are perfectly positioned in the market. 

As touched upon above, getting your hands on RTX 30-series line is certainly not easy. However, we update our stock and deals pages often; so you can try your hand at getting the latest and greatest GPUs at the moment. 

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When spending serious money on a new gaming PC, why settle for anything less than the best CPU for gaming and best RAM for gaming on the market right now?

We're also getting you prepped for all of this year's Black Friday gaming deals, as well as showing you how to make the most of Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals and Cyber Monday laptop deals.  

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.