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The best RTX 3060 laptop deals in December 2021

RTX 3060 laptops
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As one of the cheaper cards available from Nvidia, an RTX 3060 laptop won't break the bank but still offers the next generation of mobile computing. If you're looking to spend between $800 and $1,500 (£800 and £1,500), 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. 

The only risk with picking up a cheap RTX 3060 laptop deal is sacrificing a little RAM. More affordable configurations do tend to skimp on this more expensive component, which means it pays to make sure you know how much you're getting and how much you'll need from each rig on offer. However, if you're only looking to play lighter titles, there are some excellent prices out there for you. 

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

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,199

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | $1,199 $1,049 (with $50 rebate) at Newegg
Save $150 - Newegg is offering this Gigabyte G5 RTX 3060 laptop for just $1,049 right now - $150 off the already cheap $1,199 MSRP when you use the $50 rebate. There's plenty of value packed into the 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD here, but that i5-10500H processor is a little older.

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch RTX 3060 gaming laptop | $1,299 $1,099 (with $100 rebate) at Newegg
Save $200 - You'll find a $100 discount on this MSI RTX 3060 laptop on the page, but Newegg is also offering a $100 rebate. That leaves us with an excellent $1,099 price tag on a machine with an i7 processor (though a 10th generation model), 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | $1,249.99

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | $1,249.99 $1,199.99 at HP
Save $50 - This is a smaller $50 saving, but we were already impressed by the $1,249.99 MSRP on this RTX 3060 laptop, which means any discounts are offering excellent value. There's an 11th generation i7 processor under the hood, with 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and of course 6GB of dedicated RTX 3060 goodness.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch gaming laptop | $1,549.99

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14-inch gaming laptop | $1,549.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy
Save $250 - The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an incredibly popular machine, and with a Ryzen 9 processor and RTX 3060 card under the hood you're getting a great price at $1,299.99. There's also a massive 1TB SSD packed in here as well, perfect for future-proofing against your growing Steam collection.

Alienware M15 R6 15.6-inch QHD gaming laptop | $1,909.99

Alienware M15 R6 15.6-inch QHD gaming laptop | $1,909.99 $1,499.99 at Dell
Save $410 - The Alienware M15 R6 is sitting particularly pretty at $1,499.99 right now - especially considering there's a massive 1TB SSD under the hood. Paired with that RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB RAM, and an i7-11800H processor, there's plenty of power packed in here.

RTX 3060 laptop deals - UK

Asus TUF Dash F15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,019.99

Asus TUF Dash F15 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,019.99 £898.99 at Amazon
Save £121 - This RTX 3060 configuration of the Asus TUF Dash laptop ran out of stock at this price at Very, so we'd recommend heading over to Amazon as soon as possible. You'll still find an £898 sales price on this model, with an i7-11370H processor, 8GB RAM (which is can be upgraded later), and a 512GB SSD.

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | £1,220.97

HP Victus 16-inch gaming laptop | £1,220.97 £949.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £270 - The HP Victus comes not only with a slightly larger 16-inch display, but also an impressive spec under the hood. There's a Ryzen 7 processor in here, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD - solid specs for a sub-£1,000 price tag.

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,099

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop | £1,099 £1,049 at Currys
Save £50 - Currys has only shifted £50 off the price of this Lenovo Legion RTX 3060 laptop, but you're getting an excellent spec for that price. With a Ryzen 7 5800H processor and a 512GB SSD, this is certainly a step up from the rigs we usually see teetering over that £1,000 price park - though you are dropping down to 8GB RAM.

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 (and thanks to Black Friday laptop deals we're seeing more and more prices hit that sweet spot right now). 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. 

That may be the case if you're looking for an RTX 3080 laptop or an RTX 3070 laptop. These machines rarely drop below $1,000 / £1,000 but the performance boost on offer may not even be necessary, especially if you're not playing demanding games. 

Certain brands - such as Razer laptops and Alienware laptops - are well regarded by many PC gamers for good reason; while expensive, the build quality and form factor more than makes up for it. 

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

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Remember, it's important to have the best CPU for gaming you can get to ensure max performance, and keep that speed going with the best RAM for gaming.

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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.