Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops


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Razer Drops the Blade 14 to $1,999.99

Best Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops

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Razer’s AMD-based gaming laptop, the Blade 14, is on a nice sale at many stores, including Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg and B&H.

This configuration has an AMD Ryzen 5900HX and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, as well as a 2560 x 1440, 165 Hz display. We reviewed a very similar configuration — albeit with an RTX 3070 Ti.

We liked how thin and lightweight the laptop was, and the 1440p display was crisp and colorful. It also happens to charge over USB Type-C, though you’ll want the proprietary connector for gaming.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is $599.99 on Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3, one of the best gaming laptops under $1,000, is on sale at Amazon ahead of Black Friday.

It’s not the same configuration we tested. This one has an AMD Ryzen 5-6600H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, a 120 Hz, 1080p display, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Ours had a an Intel Core i5-12500H and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, but the specs were otherwise similar.

We liked the laptop for its modern styling, surprisingly decent speakers and, of course, its low price. Considering the sale you may want to consider upgrading the RAM and adding more storage when you need it.

Amazon’s sale also includes three free months of Xbox Game Pass.

MSI GE66 Raider $200 Off at Newegg

MSI GE66 Raider

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The MSI GE66 Raider, a smaller variant of our favorite gaming laptop, the GE76 Raider, is on sale over at Newegg. You have to put it in your cart to see the price, but we’ll tell you here: it’s $2,499, cutting $200 off the regular price.

Newegg’s sale configuration combines an 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11980HK with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, which is plenty of power for  high performance gameplay. It’s also packing 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage.

Notably, the listing says it’s running Windows 10 out of the box. That might be great for purists, though it should upgrade to Windows 1 no problem.

The 15.6-inch touchscreen doesn’t have a resolution listed, so we presume its 1080p (a separate 4K option does specify) and goes up to 165 Hz.

Gigabyte Gaming Laptop with RTX 3060 Is $649 on Sale

Gigabyte A5 K1 gaming laptop

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Usually, a gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 gaming laptop will go for well over $1,000. Sometimes $1,500. But the Gigabyte A5 K1 is just $649 at Newegg (opens in new tab)  with the promo code ZIP11 at checkout.

It previously retailed for $1,199, and the regular sale price is $719. But that promo code gets you to the low $649 price.

The  AMD Ryzen 5 5600H isn’t the newest CPU, though 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD are some pretty decent specs for the price. The 1080p display has a 144 Hz refresh rate, and the RTX 3060 should be able to push lower-end games to take advantage of it.

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