This RTX 3060 gaming laptop deal is just £679 – the lowest price we've ever seen

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On the hunt for gaming laptop deals before you head off to uni in September? This Lenovo IdeaPad 3 for £679.97 (was £999) deal at Laptops Direct is offering unbeatable value right now.

It's the cheapest gaming laptop deal we've ever seen in the UK that features a powerful RTX 3060 graphics card – a component that was the reserve of much higher-priced models until very recently. Just this feature alone is going to get you some very, very respectable frame rates in even the latest games, which is something you can't usually say for cheaper gaming laptop deals in this price range.

Backing up the RTX 3060 is a lineup of an AMD Ryzen 5-5600H processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD – all fairly respectable specs for the money. The CPU is definitely a bit older in this machine, but it's still serviceable – plus, you've got a nice bit of storage too in the form of a fairly generous solid state drive.

Put this all together and you've got the perfect mid-range gaming laptop deal for the budget-conscious. Those heading off to uni should definitely check this one out – not only does it come in at a reasonable price point, but it's also got plenty of power for both work and play.

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Cheap RTX 3060 gaming laptop deal

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop: £999£679.97 at Laptops Direct
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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 gaming laptop: £999 £679.97 at Laptops Direct
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This IdeaPad 3 deal at Laptops Direct is the first time we've seen a gaming laptop with an RTX 3060 graphics card drop below £700. The powerful GPU, alongside a Ryzen 5-5600H processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD, makes this machine exceptional value for the money. If you're on a budget but want a machine with a bit of power, this laptop is easily one of the best deals we've seen all year. Note, if this listing sells out, you can also find this model on sale on Amazon for £729.

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MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop:£1,199£799.97 at Laptops Direct
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MSI Alpha 15 gaming laptop: £1,199 £799.97 at Laptops Direct
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Here's an exceptional mid-range gaming laptop deal from Laptops Direct on an MSI Alpha 15, featuring an AMD Ryzen 7-5800H processor, AMD RX 6600M graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. This is a rare machine in that it features AMD components exclusively. Ray tracing performance aside, this is one exceptionally powerful machine for the money when compared to Intel and Nvidia-based models.

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.