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This early Black Friday deal bags you an RTX gaming laptop for a bargain - but it ends tonight!

Early Black Friday gaming laptop deal: MSI GF65
(Image credit: MSI)

The Black Friday gaming laptop deals have come early with this RTX gaming laptop offering from Best Buy. And what's more, it's a limited-time deal and ends tonight, at midnight PT.

Right now you can get an MSI GF65 RTX 3060 laptop that comes with a 10th gen Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for just $850 at Best Buy - a very healthy saving of $250! What's more, to sweeten the deal, you'll also get one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate completely free. This is an added, excellent bonus, and will get you gaming right away, opening up an enormous gaming library to you.

This deal is a great example of the kind of portable gaming machine offerings we hope to see this winter: recent models fitted out with some of the newest tech, from all the big players in the laptop game with their prices slashed deep. 

MSI GF65 gaming laptop | RTX 3060 GPU | $1,100

MSI GF65 gaming laptop | RTX 3060 GPU | $1,100 $849.99 at Best Buy
Save $250 - This is easily one of the best early Black Friday deals we've seen so far this year and makes for a great entry-level gaming laptop. Not only are you getting a great price but Best Buy is also guaranteeing that its My Best Buy members will receive the difference refunded if this price drops any lower over the sales season. A strong supporting cast of an Intel i5 processor, 512GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM mean you'll be able to handle any work task as well as enjoy games on decent settings.

If you've been eyeing up a good entry point into Nvidia's excellent new 30-series graphics cards, particularly given the current stock situation of the actual graphics cards, then pivoting to a reasonably priced laptop like this is worth some thought. Also, this price is dangerously close to budget, entry-level gaming laptop stuff, so getting an RTX 3060 is a hell of a first step into PC gaming. It'll also crunch through home and work tasks like you would not believe.

Also of note, if you're a My Best Buy member or Best Buy Totaltech member, you can be safe in the knowledge that this price is guaranteed to you - if the laptop gets any cheaper during Best Buy's Black Friday gaming laptop deals next month, then you will be refunded the difference. This means you can beat the rush now and have your mind at ease that you won't be undercut in a few weeks' time.

If you were hoping to find an RTX laptop price that would beat the Black Friday deals this side of the sales events, then this is a great opportunity to get in early. These are some great prices, especially if you're wanting a headstart on the Black Friday laptop deals and Black Friday Nvidia deals this year. 

Yup, this is a modest build in terms of the 3060 laptop range, but the value here is undeniable as you still get games running at great levels, all of Nvidia's other benefits, and you save a bunch of cash doing so. If you took a leap and stepped it up to the likes of an RTX 3070 laptop or an RTX 3080 laptop, then you would get some flashier graphics - but also spending far more than this. 

To round out some choices, and to give you more reference points, below are some of the prices on some contenders for the best gaming laptops around. 


If you're after the graphics cards themselves, then good luck! But you can swot up on the best info on where to buy RTX 3060 cards, where to buy RTX 3070 GPUs, where to buy RTX 3080 units, and where to buy RTX 3090 beasts with our respective guides.

Rob Dwiar

I'm one of the Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and have been for nearly three years; I've also been a writer on games - freelancing and the like - for four or so years for the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and use it to write about games' landscapes and environments too, including an upcoming book on the topic!