The best gaming laptop deals in April 2017: cheap gaming laptops for every budget

If you’re on the hunt for the best gaming laptop deals, then you’re in luck! We’ve scoured the internet for the best deals that will give you mobile gaming power without destroying your bank account.

You may be looking for an affordable budget gaming laptop that you can take with you on journeys to play casual or indie games, or looking for a huge gaming behemoth that packs in top-of-the-range components that would make a gaming desktop PC blush – no matter what your needs, we have you covered.

We’ve got the best weekly deals on gaming laptops at the top of this page, bringing you the very latest bargains, and beneath that we have the best prices for our favourite gaming laptops.

The best laptop deals of the week

Dell Inspiron 15 7000: Currys is currently running a promotion this week that knocks 10% off the price of many of its laptops - but this offer ends on Tuesday so you'll need to act fast! This deal has already had £100 taken off the price for an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and Nividia GTX 960M graphics card. Enter LAPTOP10 at the checkout for the 10% discount. Now £719.99 from Currys

MSI Apache Pro GE62: Here's nother great gaming laptop deal from Currys. It has knocked off £150 from the usual price for this 5.6-inch gaming laptop with Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce 970M GPU. Again, you can get 10% knocked off with the LAPTOP10 voucher. Now £944.99 from Currys

Asus ROG GL552VX-CN239T: This brilliant and affordable 15.6-inch gaming laptop has had £100 knocked off its asking price. It comes with 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 128GB SSD and a Nvidia GeFore GTX 950M 2GB graphics card. Now £749.97 from Amazon

Asus ROG G752VY-T7048T: This 17.3-inch gaming laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 CPU, a huge 24GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. Graphics are handled by a GTX 980M GPU, and the screen features Nvidia's G-Sync technology. Save over £400 with this deal, as it's now £1374.92 from Amazon

MSI GP72: Save a huge £100 off this 17.3-inch gaming laptop, with 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 236GB SSD and the brilliant Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. Now £1199.99 from Argos

MSI GL62M: Save 10% off this 15-inch gaming laptop with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Intel Core i5 CPU and a GTX 1050 graphics card. A carry bag is also thrown in for free. Now £899.99 from Argos

We'll continue adding the best laptop deals in the latest sales as we find them. Up next, you'll find the latest prices on some of the most popular laptops around, followed by the best deals on TechRadar's favourite gaming laptops 

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Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

This gaming laptop won’t leave you penniless

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Trackpad is touchy
Screen is lacking

In a world full of overpriced gaming laptops with internals that overcompensate for their underqualified screen resolutions and short-lived batteries, the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming is a breath of fresh air. Ditching the Alienware moniker for something a little more mainstream, Dell has crafted yet another gaming PC masked as a productivity machine. Following in the footsteps of the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition, the Inspiron 15 is a gaming computer you wouldn’t be embarrassed to use in public. From the outside looking in, the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming is a class act. Better yet, it’s relatively powerful, long-lasting and, come to think of it, pretty damn affordable too.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

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Asus ROG Strix GL502

It's hard not to love a gaming laptop this good

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - 1070 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS | Storage: 128GB - 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Rocks Full HD gaming
Deliciously vibrant screen
Middling battery life

The Asus Strix GL502 may not boast the most innovative design, swapping out the usual black and red color scheme for one that makes it feel like Halloween year-round. But, it's undoubtedly one of the best when it comes to gaming in 1080p. In fact, we were able to crank the settings all the way up in Overwatch without taking a hit below 60fps. The battery life is janky, sure, but the screen, performance and onboard sound system more than make up for it.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix GL502

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HP Omen 17

A premium desktop replacement sans the premium cost

CPU: 6th gen Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5); Intel HD Graphics 530 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 17.3-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) IPS with G-Sync | Storage: 1TB - 2TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Affordable price
4K, G-Sync Display
Plastic-y build
Large physical size

Like the GameCube of laptops, the HP Omen 17 has the build quality of a children’s toy. However, when you see what it can do, you’ll wonder why it didn’t cost more. At 7 pounds, you’ll have to forgive the weight of the HP Omen 17 if you want to benefit from its 17-inch Quad-HD display. Of course, although the GTX 1070 is more of a 1440p performer than a 4K one, you can still expect a consistent 30 fps in games like The Division at the highest graphical settings. Overall, the HP Omen 17 is HP’s Gigabyte P57X equivalent, but with Bang & Olufsen speakers that might tip you over the edge.

Read the full review: HP Omen 17

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Acer Predator 17 X

Proof the GTX 980 is far from dead

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 | RAM: 32GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD

Loaded to the max with features
Relatively quiet cooling fans
High price for last-gen GPU
Extremely long battery recharge time

The Predator 17 X isn’t the kind of laptop you would take to a coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon to catch up on assignments. Unless you don’t mind lugging around a bulky power brick and a 10.03-pound (4.67kg) computer, this is a notebook best left at home. The Predator 17 X is, however, one of the most well-rounded gaming laptops. A desktop-class Nvidia GeForce GTX 980, for instance, is built into the base of the machine, making it (just barely) capable of gaming in 4K. This is a smart move considering that, if you shell out a bit more cash over the base model, the 17 X boasts an Ultra HD display, complete with G-Sync functionality. Paired with more than enough ports to get the job done, the Acer Predator 17 X is well worth the steep asking price, even if it does take three-and-a-half hours to charge.

Read the full review: Acer Predator 17 X

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Razer Blade

A gaming-ready MacBook Pro rival

CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) IGZO (LED backlit, multi-touch) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe SSD

Impressive battery life
Thunderbolt 3 a smart add
Fans whir loudly under load
Limited upgrade options

For many gamers, Ultrabook is a four-letter word, but it doesn't have to be. The first time you get your hands on a Razer Blade, you'll be looking at a battery life of 3 hours and 35 minutes in-game (or six hours of non-stop video). While you could argue it does skimp as far as graphics are concerned, with the help of a Razer Core external GPU enclosure, you can strap an Nvidia Titan X inside if you want.

Read the full review: Razer Blade

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