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Best gaming laptop deals available right now: Alienware, HP, ASUS, and more

Gaming laptops are a guaranteed way to get your hands on the new GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, and now, you can take advantage of some truly awesome deals from Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon to get a new gaming laptop without breaking the bank.
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Between chip shortages and the crypto mining craze, buying a pre-built gaming laptop is about the only way you're going to get your hands on a new GPU; especially if you want the latest RTX 30 series from Nvidia. Gaming laptops worth their salt also tend to be on the pricey side, but fortunately for you, we've combed the internet to find some of the best bundles and deepest discounts on top brands like Alienware, MSI, and ASUS. We not only tell you how much you can save, but what you can expect from each model so you can find the right gaming laptop for your play style.

Also: Best laptop deals available right now: HP, Dell, Lenovo, and more

Alienware x15 for $1862

$838 off + price match guarantee and no interest financing

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Right now, you can take over $800 off the Alienware x15 gaming laptop at Dell. It's equipped with an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. The 15.6-inch screen produces 1440p resolution as well as a 240Hz refresh rate, and 2ms response time; it also works with G-Sync to prevent screen tearing. With Wi-Fi 6, you'll get ultra-fast wireless internet speeds, and Bluetooth 5.2 gives you more stable connections to wireless peripherals. Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C ports let you quickly transfer files, charge devices, and even connect external displays for when you need to multitask. It has a commendable, 6 hour battery life, so you may want to keep your charging cable handy if you plan on any marathon sessions.

Gigabyte AORUS 15P for $1,899

$450 off + 15 months of Microsoft 365

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The Gigabyte AORUS 15P is a great, higher-end gaming laptop designed to compete with brands like MSI and Alienware, and at Best Buy, you can snag one for $450 off, plus 3 months of Webroot antivirus software and 15 months of Microsoft 365. It features an Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

It also has a Thunderbolt 4 port for connecting an external display, storage devices, and charging your laptop. With Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, you'll get super fast wireless internet speeds for that extra edge you need in online matches. Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity gives you more stable wireless connections to peripherals like headsets and mice. The 15.6-inch screen produces great 1080p resolution and has a max refresh rate of 240Hz for buttery smooth action. It has a great battery life of up to 8 hours, so your gaming laptop can double as your workstation during the day.

MSI GS66 Stealth for $1299

$400 off + more with eligible trade-in

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Best Buy

The MSI GS66 Stealth features a 10th gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card. And just because it has an older processor and GPU, that doesn't mean it won't be able to handle the latest games. The 15.6-inch screen produces 1080p HD resolution, and an anti-glare coating gives you better visibility by cutting down on reflections from overhead and ambient light. It has Wi-Fi 6 for faster wireless internet speeds than previous models, and the laptop is VR ready so you can keep up with whatever the future has in store for gaming. You can get over 8 hours of use on a full battery, letting you play all day, worry-free.

More: Best gaming laptop 2022: Top rigs for on-the-go gaming

ASUS ROG Zephyrus 15.6-inch for $1549

$300 off + more with eligible trade-in

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Best Buy

This high-powered gaming laptop is $300 off right now at Best Buy. It's built with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. The 15.6-inch screen gives you 1440p resolution, and is capable of producing up to 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut for ultra life-like images. The 6 integrated speakers work with Dolby Atmos for 3D surround sound without a headset, and the fingerprint reader protects your games and laptop from unauthorized access and logins. On a full charge, you'll be able to get around 8 hours of use out of your laptop, which is perfect for those intense raids that take all night.

Dell G15 for $931

$288 off + 1 year of Premium Support

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Alienware may be owned by Dell, but the parent company has its own share of great gaming laptops. And you can get a G15 directly from Dell for just $931. It has an Intel Core i5-10500H CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. If you've been looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop or are new to PC gaming and don't know where to start, this is the perfect choice for you. It has Wi-Fi 6 compatibility for ultra-fast wireless internet speeds as well as Bluetooth for wireless peripheral connections. The 15.6-inch screen produces 1080p resolution and a native refresh rate of 120Hz for smoother action during intense scenes. It also features narrow bezels for a bigger viewing area so you never miss important items or fall victim to hidden enemies. And the 10 hour battery life lets you game all day worry-free.

More: Best cheap gaming laptop of 2022: Level up for less

MSI GF65 Thin for $1,199

$300 off

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You can get your hands on a new MSI GF65 Thin at Walmart for $300 off, which means you'll have plenty of cash left in your pocket to pick up Elden Ring or the PC port of God of War (2018) to take advantage of the top-notch components packed inside. It's got an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and 10th gen Intel Core i7 for plenty of power, and while it only comes with 8GB of RAM, you can upgrade the laptop yourself later as your needs change. The 15.6-inch, 1080p screen gives you plenty of viewing area, and the 144Hz refresh rate keeps even the most fast-paced action buttery smooth. MSI boasts that the battery can last around 7 hours, but that's while web browsing and streaming movies; if you want to game, you'll have to keep your charging cable handy, since you'll only get about 3 hours out of a fully-charged battery.

More: Most expensive gaming computers: $20,000 is a small price to pay for victory

HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop for $599

$200 off + 10% off HyperX accessories

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The HP Pavilion gaming laptop is already a fairly budget-friendly option, but right now, you can pick one up for under $600. It features an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and a 256GB SSD. The 15.6-inch screen has narrow bezels for more working space, an anti-glare coating for better visibility, and 1080p HD resolution. It also has Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and the 9 hour battery life is pretty impressive for a budget gaming laptop.

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