One of the best gaming laptops you can buy is $650 off today - a record low

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One of the best gaming laptop deals we've spotted all year is available at Best Buy today in the form of this Asus Zephyrus G14 for $999 (was $1,649)

This whopping $650 brings this exceptional high-end laptop (one of the best gaming laptops you can buy right now) down to a mid-range price. If you're looking for a machine that perfectly balances form, power, and portability, then this deal at Best Buy is an outstanding choice this week.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop$1,649now $999.99 at Best Buy
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">was $1,649 now $999.99 at Best Buy
AMD Ryzen 9-6900HS
Graphics card: Radeon RX 6700S

This is the lowest price we've seen on the 2022 Asus Zephyrus G14 - one of the best small form factor gaming laptops you'll find anywhere. At this price, this one is an absolute shoo-in thanks to its gorgeous 14-inch design, 1600p display, and super speedy RX 6700S graphics card. In short, this is a high-end premium machine for a very reasonable price. 

Performance level: 1440p, high settings
Specs score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Value score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A gorgeous small form-factor gaming laptop

  • Slightly older, but still really powerful
  • Outstanding design
  • 1600p display rare at this price

The G14 sat at the top of our best gaming laptops buyer's guide for a good few years due to its absolutely gorgeous design. At the time, it was one of the first truly portable gaming laptops that had enough power to run games with respectable frame rates at higher graphical settings. 

While it's true that other brands have been catching up these past few years, the G14 is still one of the best-looking gaming laptops, in our opinion, with an aesthetic that doesn't scream 'gamer' but lets you know it's a premium laptop. 

This particular model isn't the entry-level version either, with a relatively potent combination of a Ryzen 9-6900HS chipset and RX 6700S graphics card. These specs are a little older now - which is why the laptop has been discounted so heavily - but they're still absolutely great for what you're paying. For context, you're going to have more than enough power to get 60FPS at the 1660p native resolution for the G14's display and more than enough for running games at Ultra settings on 1080p. 

We didn't get enough time to fully finish our Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) review, but we absolutely loved it in the short time we had with the G14 - a sentiment that's backed up by well-known tech YouTuber Dave2D. Check out his impressions here:

So overall, this Asus Zephyrus G14 gets the thumbs up if you're shopping for a gaming laptop in the $1,000 range. For those who want some cheaper alternatives, check out some more recommendations from our main cheap gaming laptop deals page, which is updated bi-weekly with new options.

More gaming laptops to check out this week

MSI GF65 15.6-inch gaming laptop:$774 at Amazon
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MSI GF65 15.6-inch gaming laptop: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$774 at Amazon
Intel Core i5-10500H
Graphics card: RTX 3060
SSD: 512GB

This MSI is a strong candidate for overall gaming laptop deal of the week right now. This one is a slightly older spec now and it's a listing that's been knocking around for a while, but it remains one of the cheapest machines ever to feature a mid-range RTX 3060 graphics card. This alone makes it a fantastic bang-for-the-buck choice if you can afford a machine in this budget range.

Performance level: 1080p, mid to high settings
Specs score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Value score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hasee Z8 15.6-inch gaming laptop:was 1,499now $899 at Newegg
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Hasee Z8 15.6-inch gaming laptop: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">was $1,499 now $899 at Newegg
Intel Core i7-11800H
Graphics card: RTX 3060
SSD: 512GB

We have to admit that 'Hasee' isn't a brand that's usually on our radar but this Z8 at Newegg is a solidly specced-out machine for the money. While some may prefer to go for a more established brand, you'll get a really decent combination of a Core i7, an RTX 3060, and a full kit of RAM that doesn't need any upgrading. 

Performance level: 1080p, high to ultra settings
Specs score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Value score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

You can look forward to upcoming bargains at the 2023 Memorial Day sales event.

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.