Dell and Best Buy have got some gaming laptop deals that'll make this weekend feel a bit more positive than it might otherwise do so.
With the new graphics card shortage almost resulting in an enormous shortage across the series, these gaming laptop deals offering 20- and 16-series graphical power are still very worthy of your attention. The headline act for us is a beast of an Alienware m15 R3 laptop with $730 off its price tag but there's a whole host of offerings right now in both Dell's gaming pc sale and Best Buy's current price cuts on laptops and other machines.
- Alienware m15 R3 deal:
$2,430$1,699.99 at Dell
- Dell G5 gaming deal:
$1,040$900 at Dell
- HP Omen gaming deal:
$1,450$1,199.99 at Best Buy
- ASUS ROG Zephyrus deal:
$1,300$1,099.99 at Best Buy
The gaming laptop premium might often be added to portable powerhouses, but some of these offerings go a long way to mitigating that with some terrific savings. As previously mentioned, the highlight in terms of sheer discount - and probably in terms of bang for buck value is the first of two m15 R3 deals. Boasting beastly specs and a thin design, it also provides a 300Hz HD display for superior frame rates and smoothed out gaming. And for $730 less than normal? Not bad at all for one of the best gaming laptops.
In terms of raw specs, this Alienware m15 R3 deal gets you a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor, a rather lovely RTX 2070 Super graphics card that's a strong contender for best graphics card, a ridiculous 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD for faster loading. In addition, that 300Hz refresh rate will allow for unbelievably smooth visuals at a 1080p resolution. If you want a good gaming laptop for everything coming our way in 2021 and beyond, this Alienware m15 R3 is a good choice.
Beyond that, however, there are several other options we've picked out: another m13 laptop that's got more than $600 off; one of Dell's own G5 gaming models, that's a very good contender for the truest cheap gaming laptop deal of today; and two very reputable deals from well-know manufacturers in the form of an HP Omen with $250 off, and an ASUS ROG Zephyrus machine with $200 off, both at Best Buy.
Alienware m15 R3 |
$2,430 $1,699.99 at Dell
This is a great offer on a very good laptop: the i7 processor is not the latest but it's still a great chip; the 2070 Super is still an exquisite graphics card; there's 32GB (!) of RAM, and a 300Hz display, and a 512GB SSD to boot. Great value with this discount.
Alienware m15 R3 |
$1,950 $1,299.99 at Dell
If you can't quite stretch as far as the above deal, then this variant of the same Alienware beast is still good value and offers a whopping $650 off its price. The 2070 graphics card will still serve you incredibly well, alongside that i7-10750 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. All wrapped up in Alienware quality. Nice.
Dell G5 15 |
$1,040 $899.99 at Dell
From Dell's own gaming range, this G5 is a terrific little gaming machine and at a great price. The 1660Ti card is still a good card, and the supporting cast of a 10th-gen i5 CPU, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM make this perfect for anyone looking for a home laptop that can comfortably do gaming too.
HP OMEN |
$1,450 $1,199.99 at Dell
If you're looking for a competent, can-do-it-all gaming laptop from a reputable and rated manufacturer then you can't go too wrong with this HP Omen 15 model. The 2060 card is great for bang-to-buck value and performance and offers ray-tracing gaming, while the solid specs elsewhere ensure that this is a good deal for the price.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 |
$1,300 $1,099.99 at Dell
And if you want to trim a bit more off the budget compared to the HP Omen, then this ASUS model is a winner, too. The core specs are the same, apart from the graphics card which dips below the ray-tracing-capable line; the ASUS Zephyrus offers a 1660Ti, which is still a card you can have great confidence in.
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