Just like every other year, retailers are cutting the prices on the best gaming laptops, and pretty much every popular model is going to have some kind of deal somewhere. If you’re not intimately familiar with what makes a good laptop this makes it extremely stressful to shop for one.
Luckily here at TechRadar, not only are we digging through all the Cyber Monday deals to find all the biggest savings, but we’re also using our laptop expertise to provide helpful advice. That way, when you’re going out to buy one – whether for yourself or a loved one – you can spend less time worrying about specs and more time celebrating the season.
So, keep reading to find the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals that are already up. And be ready, because there are going to be even more when Cyber Monday officially arrives in a few days.
Today’s best gaming laptop deals
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a shiny new gaming rig, there are plenty of sales that are already live ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday that may have what you want at a solid bargain. Head below for a selection of the best current offers…
Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals: quick links
- Amazon: the biggest inventory, but also flooded with third-party sellers
- Best Buy: hundreds of dollars in savings on a wide range of builds
- Walmart: budget laptops from Lenovo, Acer and more from $650
- Dell: Alienware and G15 gaming laptops now up to 20% off
- HP: Pavilion machines from $700, Omen laptops from $950
- Newegg: rebate savings plus free gifts with select laptops
The best pre-Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals
Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals: buying tips
What kind of gaming laptop specs do I need?
When it comes to buying a gaming laptop, whether its on Cyber Monday or any other time of the year, it all comes down to what you plan to do with it, and which games you plan to play with it.
Because while an expensive device like a Razer Blade 15 with an RTX 3080 is super attractive, it’s frankly overkill for people that just want something to play Paladins with their friends. For those people, something like the Asus TUF Dash F15 is going to be the perfect fit: it’s light and portable, but powerful enough to play esports titles at high, competitive frame rates.
But if you really do want the power to plow through AAA titles like Far Cry 6 with ray tracing enabled, that’s where something like the Razer Blade would come in. Especially if you want to play at a higher resolution, you’re going to want something with a ton of graphics horsepower.
When will the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals start in 2021?
Cyber Monday will fall on November 29th this year, but as always we expect there to be plenty of activity on the prior weekend before the big day itself. It’s likely there will be a number of continuation sales from Black Friday carrying over throughout the weekend, although Cyber Monday proper should herald a fresh wave of deals and price cuts. Subsequently, it’s often prudent to wait until Cyber Monday if you spot a deal to your liking over the weekend – just in case it gets further discounted.
Where will the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals be?
You’ll find all of the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals all rounded up right here on this page during the big day itself – so you needn’t search around yourself if you don’t want to. That said, if you do want to fly solo or bookmark a few retailer pages ahead of the event, then here’s a quick roundup of the retailers we expect to offer the best gaming laptop deals over Cyber Monday…
Amazon: the biggest inventory, but also flooded with third-party sellers
Best Buy: huge selection, with compelling choices for all budgets
Walmart: super-cheap options, watch out for third-party sellers
Dell: good if you’re on a budget, plus powerful Alienware laptops
HP: great budget Pavilion machines, plus high-end Omen laptops
- Don’t need a gaming machine? check out our page on Cyber Monday laptop deals
Should I wait for Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals?
This is going to solely rest on how badly (or quickly) you need to get your hands on a shiny new machine. If you can wait, then we’d strongly advocate waiting until the Cyber Monday and Black Friday events as that’s generally when the juiciest sales on laptops tend to crop up.
Another fantastic option is our roundup of the best cheap gaming laptop deals, a handy money-saving guide that’s updated every week. At any time of the year, it’ll feature our top picks for value from leading retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Dell, among others. If you’re looking to save and you simply can’t wait for Cyber Monday, it’s definitely your best bet for a bargain.
3 best gaming laptops to watch out for on Cyber Monday
The Razer Blade always goes on sale for Black Friday
CPU: 11th-gen Intel Core H Series | Graphics: Up to GeForce RTX 3080 | RAM: Up to 16GB or 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz, QHD 240Hz (G-SYNC) or 4K OLED Touch | Storage: 1TB PCIe
Still the best trackpad in a Windows laptop
Excellent performance in a beautiful design
Short battery life
Big. Powerful. Beautiful.
CPU: Up to 10th Generation Intel Core i9-10980HK | Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 | RAM: Up to 32GB DDR4 2933MHz | Screen: 17.3″ UHD 60Hz 25ms 500-nits display | Storage: Up to 4TB SSD + 512GB SSD
Blazing fast performance
Stylish chassis with plenty of ports
Battery life of less than 3 hours
We love the Alienware M17 because it combines extreme gaming performance with a beautiful 17-inch display. And while it’s definitely not as thin and light as a Razer Blade, this large laptop is still pretty easy to carry around with you wherever you go. And, Dell is usually pretty good at putting its Alienware laptops on sale for Black Friday, so now might be the time to jump in on it.
Read the full review: Alienware M17 R4
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H – 9 5900HS | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 – 3080 | RAM: Up to 32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch QHD (1440p), 165Hz, 3ms, 300 nits | Storage: 1TB
Outstanding performance, especially for the price
Incredible battery life
Lack of webcam might disappoint streamers
Right now, the Asus Zephyrus G15 is ranked as our best gaming laptop – and it’s not hard to see why. It’s thin, light and sleek while also packing enough power, thanks to the AMD Ryzen 9 chip housed within. And, while this is a very expensive device, we usually see at least one flash sale on Black Friday for an Asus Zephyrus laptop. If that happens this year, our advice is to jump on it as soon as you can.
Read the full review: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15
- Don’t need a gaming laptop? Here are the rest of the Black Friday laptop deals.
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Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing – saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that’s always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you’ll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you’ll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.