This is the cheapest gaming laptop we've found on Amazon Prime Day 2

Acer Nitro 5
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Update: Amazon Prime Day is over until Prime Day 2021, but there are still plenty of other opportunities to get a great deal. We've got you covered for more gaming laptop deals (US) and cheap gaming laptops (UK).

We've scoured a number of the top retailers for Amazon Prime Day deals (and not just Amazon) in search of the absolute cheapest gaming laptop of the sales season. We've found not one, but the two most affordable gaming laptops on Amazon Prime Day, including an absolute bargain from Acer.

The Acer Nitro 5 is the cheapest gaming laptop on Amazon Prime Day, sold right now on Best Buy in the US for a cool $519. That $150 discounted price nets you an AMD Ryzen 5 processor (CPU), AMD Radeon RX 560X graphics (GPU), 8GB of memory (RAM) and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). All of that sits behind a 1080p, 15.6-inch display with IPS wide viewing angle technology.

Being the cheapest laptop available during Prime Day, you'd think it would be a total dud. Not so! While it's not on our best gaming laptops list, we found the Acer Nitro 5 to offer solid battery life and decent gaming performance for the price in our full review – and that was at the full $669.

The closest price and configuration to this product we could find in the UK was at £669 on NewEgg's British website (opens in new tab).

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop just $669 $519 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for the absolute cheapest gaming laptop during Prime Day, this looks to be it with a $150 discount. Don't expect powerhouse performance, but expect a serviceable entry into mobile PC gaming.

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Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 Gaming Notebook £1,0999 £749.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £350 off this excellent gaming notebook, which comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. Those are specs that will handle modern games with ease, and the screen has a fast 144Hz refresh rate for silky-smooth gameplay.

Honorable mention: Asus ROG TUF FX505DY

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MSI GV62 gaming laptop is $799 $649 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 15.6-inch gaming laptop from MSI brings on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics and an Intel Core i5-8300H CPU. Pack in 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, and you have quite a lot of gaming laptop for nearly as little as above.

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Asus TUF FX505GM gaming laptop £1,299.99 £779.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming laptop has had a huge £520 cut from its asking price, easily making it one of the best laptop deals on Amazon Prime Day. You get an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU and 8GB of RAM, making this an excellent mid-range gaming laptop.

TechRadar is scouring Amazon and other retailers' websites rounding up all the top deals on Amazon Prime Day - and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in one simple-to-use place to help you find the offers that will really matter to you.

Joe Osborne is the Senior Technology Editor at Insider Inc. His role is to leads the technology coverage team for the Business Insider Shopping team, facilitating expert reviews, comprehensive buying guides, snap deals news and more. Previously, Joe was TechRadar's US computing editor, leading reviews of everything from gaming PCs to internal components and accessories. In his spare time, Joe is a renowned Dungeons and Dragons dungeon master – and arguably the nicest man in tech.