Starfield is coming... Get ready with today's 5 best gaming laptop deals

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Eyeing up Starfield but scared your laptop's aging specs won't be able to handle its system requirements? Thankfully it's a great time to upgrade thanks to post-Labor Day sales today, which feature some fantastic gaming laptop deals.

Today's great choices include this RTX 4060-equipped Gigabyte G5 for just $879 (was $1,099) at Newegg and this gorgeous Asus Zephyrus M16 for $1,199.99 (was $1,449) at Best Buy - another top choice to feature a speedy RTX 4060 graphics card.

Machines capable of challenging those higher-end graphical settings include this RTX 4070 equipped MSI Stealth 16 for $1,799.99 (was $1,999) at Best Buy, or even this insanely powerful Alienware M16 with a QHD+ display for $2,299 (was $2,699). We've included full rundowns for these Labor Day gaming laptop deals just down below.

We've mostly included machines with the latest RTX 4000 series of graphics cards here because of the beefy requirements for Starfield. If you need something a little cheaper, we'd recommend heading over to our main cheap gaming laptop deals page.

This week's best gaming laptop deals

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop:$1,099now $799.99 at Best Buy

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $1,099 now $799.99 at Best Buy
This is probably the best gaming laptop deal we've seen yet on a machine with a new RTX 4060 graphics card. Not only does this MSI Cyborg feature this super-speedy graphics card, but there's also a recent Core i7 chipset inside backing it up. A $300 price cut makes this one fantastic value right now and a great bang for the buck machine overall in terms of performance.

Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop:  $1,099now $879 at Newegg

Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop: was $1,099 now $879 at Newegg
Another absolutely incredible value gaming laptop deal to feature the latest RTX 4000 series graphics card, this Gigabyte G5 at Newegg is a good mid-range choice. Inside, it's packing in an RTX 4060 graphics card, Intel Core i5-12500H processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, which are decent specs for 1080p gaming. While we'd have loved to have seen 16GB of RAM on this machine, you're getting a fantastic price for that RTX 4060 graphics card here.

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop:$1,649$999.99 at Best Buy

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop: was $1,649 now $999.99 at Best Buy
A superb premium RTX 3060 gaming laptop deal from Best Buy this weekend. This Asus Zephyrus M16 features a gorgeous design that's closer to a high-end Ultrabook than a gaming laptop. Inside, its potent combination of an RTX 3060 graphics card, Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD should afford plenty of gaming chops - at least enough to run Starfield on medium settings at 1080p.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 gaming laptop$1,449$1,199.99 at Best Buy

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 gaming laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy's current deal on this Asus Zephyrus G16 brings this stunning gaming laptop down to its lowest-ever price. With a huge $300 off, you pay a fair price for this premium machine considering it's packed with an RTX 4060 and a 13th gen Intel Core i7 chipset. We also think these machines are some of the best looking on the market - with a design that's both slim and absolutely gorgeous. 

MSI Stealth 16 gaming laptop:$1,999now $1,799.99 at Best Buy

MSI Stealth 16 gaming laptop: was $1,999 now $1,799.99 at Best Buy
For the smoothest possible gameplay it's a great idea to go for a machine with an RTX 4070 graphics card or better. Right now in the Best Buy Labor Day sale you can get $200 off this gorgeous MSI Stealth 16, a machine that doesn't just look great but also features an RTX 4070, a massive 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a beefy Intel Core i7 13620H chipset for good measure. 

Alienware M16 gaming laptop: $2,699now $2,299 at Best Buy

Alienware M16 gaming laptop: was $2,699 now $2,299 at Best Buy
Our last recommendation for those with fat pockets is this insanely powerful Alienware M16 - a ridiculously powerful machine featuring an RTX 4080 graphics card, Intel Core i9-13900HX, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Put together, these are superb specs for tackling a resource-heavy game like Starfield - which should look gorgeous on this machine's 1600p 260Hz display. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.