Black Friday gaming laptop deals 2021: the best laptop deals for any budget


The Best Black Friday laptop deals

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Gaming laptops are one example of tech that's come through the shortages basically unscathed. That's not to say gaming laptops are immune to today's technological woes, though, and the best of these will be in high demand over the holidays. With Black Friday just around the corner, there are deals cropping up all over. And good ones, too. 

The key to finding the best laptop will be staying on top of the latest laptop deals. Don't worry, we don't expect you to do that on your own. Right now we're grinding away on the deals machine, and with our expertise at hand, we'll be making sure to filter the very best Black Friday gaming laptop deals into the list below, right the way through into Cyber Monday.

For a great 2021 gaming laptop deal, you'll want to look out for one with a more recent GPU, such as Nvidia's RTX 30-series. You can find some older models with RTX 20-series still kicking around, though we don't recommend paying over the odds for one when there will be plenty of deals on newer GPU laptop models. A newer CPU is also a good idea. A greater core count will give you more processing power to handle your workload, but be wary of single-stick configurations—these could cause you to lose precious performance because an OEM or manufacturer wanted to cut costs.

Below are all the best gaming laptop deals we've found so far, or which have been discovered through our automatic deals widgets. We'll continue to update this page in the lead up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, adding the best deals to the top and removing deals that have expired.

Who will have the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals?

Black Friday gaming laptop deals

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Gigabyte Aero 15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 4K AMOLED | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,199 $1,899 at Newegg after rebate (save $1,100)
This beauty may only come with a 60Hz screen but it’s 4K and AMOLED (even better than OLED). That GPU will spit up mega frame rates, even at such ultra-high resolution, too. And paired with a powerful 11th Gen Intel CPU, plenty of RAM, and masses of storage, it’s great value even before the rebate.

MSI GF65 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (save $250)
This gaming laptop comes in a familiar chassis, one we’ve used a whole lot. It houses an RTX 3060 GPU, which will be plenty to run the laptops 144Hz panel at 1080p with high frame rates. A little more memory and storage would be nice, but this is a great budget machine. Some Best Buy members also get their money back if this deal goes down in price any further, so a little peace of mind for early shoppers.

Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,849.99 $1,549.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This is probably the best-value RTX 3070-powered gaming laptop we’ve found this year. Not only do you get that high-performance GPU, but it packs in AMD’s octacore Ryzen 9 5900HS processor, and a 1440p QHD screen running at 165Hz. That’s a notably step-up in image quality from 1080p and will make this 15-inch screen feel super-crisp.

Razer Blade 15 Advanced | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 10875H | 360Hz 1080p | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,599.99 $1,799.99 at Microsoft (save $800)
That’s a colossal saving on a prime slice of gaming real estate, packing quality hardware from Intel and Nvidia to make sure it demolishes your games. The RTX 3070 is a great option for this thin and light chassis, as it’ll knock out killer frame rates and make the most of the 360Hz display for a buttery-smooth experience too. A great saving on a great laptop.

Gigabyte A5 X1 | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,799 $1,599 at Newegg (save $200)
This is the cheapest RTX 3070-based machine we’ve found so far, and the rest of the package makes it one of the finest, too. The AMD CPU is an eight-core stunner and the 240Hz screen is a pro-move as well. Our only issue is the slightly miserly 512GB SSD.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i9 11980HK | 32GB RAM | 1TB + 512GB SSD | 4K IPS | $3,649.99 $2,749.99 after rebate at Newegg (save $900)
This is worth making the most of considering it’s a machine with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Core i9 chip. That’s topped with a gorgeous 4K IPS screen and boatloads of RAM—so great for multitasking any high-res antics. Plus lots of space to store all your games, and their high fidelity textures. This really is a steal for under $3,000.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,399.99 $1,949.99 at Newegg (save $450)
No immense 4K screen here, only 1080p, but who needs super high resolution when you can have speed? This RTX 3080 and Intel 11th Gen lappy is topped with a 300Hz panel and more ram than you could shake a… stick at. Right now, at under $2K, its worth a look.

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,349.99 $1,899.99 at Best Buy (save $450)
This is an almost identical spec to the Gigabyte machine above, but comes in $50 cheaper thanks to the fact it’s rocking a 240Hz 1080p screen instead of a 300Hz option. If you feel you can tell the difference then spend the extra cash, if not, this is one of the most affordable RTX 3080 machines out there right now.

MSI GP66 Leopard | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,299 $1,799 after rebate at Newegg (save $500)
For a laptop with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Intel CPU, this is a pretty good get. Not only do you get a smashing 240Hz screen to cater for the sky-high framerates it’ll be pumping out, you also get a good amount of storage, too.

Alienware M15 R6 | i7 11800H | RTX 3080 | 1080p | 2TB SSD | 32GB RAM | $2,859.99 $2,508.79 at Dell (save $351.20)
With an RTX 3080, and an 11th Gen Intel core i7 11800H you’ll be flying through those frame rates with the gaming laptop. And it’s topped with a super speedy 360Hz panel, with 1ms response and Nvidia G-Sync for a competitive edge, along with boatloads of RAM and 2TB of M.2 PCIe storage to keep it all chugging along nicely.

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | $2,199.99 $2,000.99 at Microsoft (save $199)
Listed as the ‘most desirable compact gaming laptop‘ in our guide, the Razer Blade 14 is a juicy gaming companion in any configuration. This one combines an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU to take on todays top games even at 1440p, that’s with a tasty 165Hz refresh rate, too.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,668.99 $1,273.99 at Dell (save $395)
If you want a really well-rounded RTX 3060 gaming laptop, this Dell G15 is the way to go. It’s well prepared with 16GB of RAM, an eight-core CPU, and it comes in a great chassis we like at this price. Plus that 165Hz refresh will keep your games running silky smooth.

Dell G15 Special Edition | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,638.99 $1,331.81 at Dell (save $257.18)
It’s not what we’d call a smashing deal, but it’s one worth considering. There’s not a great deal of storage, but for a machine with 30-series card, a good CPU and a tasty 165Hz screen to top it off, it’s not terrible, especially in this day and age.

MSI GL66 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060  | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,499 $1,099 after rebate at Newegg (save $400)
We’ve two of the GL66 on this list: this one with an RTX 3060, and the one below with an RTX 3050 Ti. Of course, we like this model for its more powerful graphics, especially at only $100 more, but it also offers a decent array of specs to keep you gaming with high frame rates, including an eight-core/16-thread CPU. That’ll do wonders for working or editing on this laptop, and puts this laptop ahead of the GF65 below in our books.

MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 10750H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,299 $1,099 after rebate at Newegg (save $200)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can’t go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it’ll see you right for most gaming as it’s been one of our favourites for a while. Plus, it’s eligible for Black Friday Price protection.

Gigabyte G5 KC | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H| Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199 $999 at Newegg after rebate (save $200)
We love an RTX 3060 gaming laptop with a discount, and for under $1,000, this is almost as good as it gets. That GPU and CPU combo will make for great 1080p, high-refresh gaming, and while there’s not a huge amount of storage, those can be easily upgraded. As can the battery, and you can even add in a HDD if you so fancy.

MSI Pulse GL66 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD | $1,299 $999 after rebate at Newegg (save $220)
A laptop with a great CPU and a pretty nippy current-gen GPU for under a grand is not to be taken lightly. It’s a step-down in terms of GPU to the laptop above, which isn’t ideal if you’re purely gaming on this machine, though it comes with far more storage space and a better eight-core CPU for more editing and productivity smarts.

Asus TUF Gaming | 17.3-inch | Intel Core i5 11260H | Nvidia RTX 3050 | 1080p | 60Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $899.99 $679.99 at Best Buy (save $220)
If you’re on a tight budget, this Asus TUF laptop offers a way into PC gaming for relatively little. Its slimmed down specs mean you’ll get the entry-level RTX 3050 to power your games, though this is DLSS-compatible for extra performance if supported.

Dell G15 Ryzen | 15.6-inch | AMD Ryzen 7 5800H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti| 1080p | 120Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,418.99 $1,189.71 at Dell (save $229.28)
This is a fairly good price for a unit featuring a AMD Ryzen 7 5800H chip paired with Nvidia’s new entry level RTX 3050 Ti. It’s a laptop that should handle most gaming while still being understated and useful enough for work purposes. However, as this isn’t a mindblowing deal, it’s worth checking around a bit to see if there’s a better fit for you first

Gigabyte Aero 15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 4K OLED | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,899.99 $1,249.99 at Best Buy (save $650)
The Gigabyte Aero 15 is a great laptop that we’ve had a lot of experience with on team. We’ve taken it travelling and used it in the office, and enjoyed its blend of sleek structure and high performance. This model is especially interesting, as though it only comes with a 60Hz screen, it is 4K and OLED. That makes this laptop amazing for creative folks that require the extra screen space.

Legion 5i | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD | $1,699.99 $1,359.99 at Lenovo (save $340)
It’s not the cheapest 3060 laptop out there, but with an eight-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a nice chunk of storage to boot, it’s worth consideration. Plus, for competitive gaming, the screen sits at a nice sweet spot in terms of refresh rate.

Gigabyte G5 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 11400H| Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,199 $799 after at Newegg (save $400)
A very decent choice for those looking to dabble in ray-tracing, but don’t want to spend over a grand. This is the best deal we’ve seen on an RTX 3050 Ti laptop so far, and it comes with a decent CPU, and a Gen4 PCIe SSD—though storage space may be a little tight.

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Black Friday office laptop deals

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 | 13-inch |Intel Core i7 1165G7 | Integrated Intel Xe Graphics | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,719.99 $1,273.99 at Dell (save $446)
This XPS 13 2-in-1 is the newer model of our Jacob’s treasured personal laptop, and it’s simply better for it. It’s slim, quick, the screen is vibrant as heck, and the keyboard is surprisingly decent to type on for a thin device. The only thing is that it’s quite a bit more money than your usual XPS 13, and if you’re really not going to use it as a tablet then your money is better saved on the cheaper, conventional laptop.

Dell XPS 13 laptop | 13-inch |Intel Core i7 1165G7 | Integrated Intel Xe Graphics | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,299.99 $979.99 at Dell (save $320)
The XPS 13 is one of our favourite compact Windows laptops. It comes packed into a sleek and smart chassis, and it’s pretty touch given its compact stature. This particular model comes with plenty of RAM and the top graphics chip from Intel’s mobile 11th Gen, which we’ve tested a similar model of ourselves. The SSD is a little slim on this model, but having used the XPS 13 2-in-1 with the same size SSD day-to-day ourselves, it’s not so bad if you’re largely relying on files up in the cloud.

Dell XPS 13 laptop | 13-inch |Intel Core i5 1135G7 | Integrated Intel Xe Graphics | 1080p | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | $949.99 $649.99 at Dell (save $300)
This XPS 13 is one of the most portable and bag-friendly Windows laptops around. It folds down to an incredibly slim size, though maintains a high level of durability and quality. We’ve used these laptops plenty, and we really rate them. This one is pretty much as entry-level as it gets, but it’s a decent price for a very well-made laptop that would be great for school. 

ASUS VivoBook SB55 | i5 1135G7 | 1080p | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM | $689.99 $499.99 (save $190) at Staples
With an 11th gen Intel processor, this thin, light lappy is bound to see you right for $540. It doesn’t have the mega core-count of some chips, but Hyper-Threading means performance is practically doubled from previous generations. It can also boost up to 4.9 GHz from 2.4 GHz if your workload depends on it.

ThinkBook 15 Gen 3 AMD | 15-inch | AMD Ryzen 5 5500U | Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics | 1080p | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,129 $654.82 at Lenovo (save $474.18)
If you want a portable machine for remote access to your documents in the cloud, this ThinkBook offers a decent processor at a good price. It doesn’t offer particularly beefy specs, and you definitely won’t be able to game on this one, but it offers enough for a lightweight and backpack-friendly work or school laptop. Make sure to use coupon code EARLYDEALS3 for the full discount. 

ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 Intel | 14-inch | Intel Core i7 1165G7 | Integrated Intel Xe graphics | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,369 $1,184.50 at Lenovo (save $1,184.50)
Lenovo may have been a little generous with its reported saving on this one, but nonetheless, this laptop comes with a great processor backing it up: Intel’s Core i7 1165G7. This chip is fast and quick, and comes with the top Intel Xe graphics that we’ve tested out ourselves in gaming. Combine that with great storage and RAM capacity, and you’re looking at a do-it-all productivity pad. Make sure to use coupon code THINKSNOV16 for the full discount.

ThinkPad E15 | Ryzen 7 5700U | 1080p | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | $1,779 $1,156.35 (save $622) at Lenovo
That is a humungous saving on this laptop with a nice Ryzen 7 5700U chip under the hood. You can boost it from 1.80 GHz up to 4.30 GHz if need be, and there’s a good amount of storage included, along with a decent memory capacity for multitasking. Plus you get a 720p camera built in for on the go work meetings.

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When will Black Friday gaming laptop deals start to appear?

We suspect manufacturers will try and pre-empt the rush of Black Friday deals at the end of November with their own events throughout the month. That means we could see deals popping up from the likes of Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Razer, and more as early as the end of October/start of November.

What should I look out for in a Black Friday gaming laptop deal?

The best Black Friday gaming laptop deals will deliver high-performance hardware for a knockdown price, or at the very least not come with an overly inflated price tag. 

But it doesn’t automatically scan that just because something has a three-figure discount that it will be worth the money. You need to keep an eye on what parts are being used, what else you get for your cash, and whether it’s actually right for you.

Things are tough for PC gaming hardware, as it stands today. But companies are still aiming to shift stock so expect some discounts on current-gen kit. Don’t be fooled into parting with money for anything beyond the last generation of GPUs, however. It’s unlikely there’ll be a laptop with an Nvidia 10-series graphics card inside it that’s worth buying this Black Friday, unless you can find a wonderfully cheap deal.

Keep an eye out for storage, and memory size too. That’s most true at the low end of the market, where manufacturers may aim to keep prices low by using single sticks of memory and therefore halving the potential memory bandwidth. That might not be a problem in the very cheapest of gaming laptops, however, where the GPU will make the most difference to your experience.

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