Gaming laptop deals at Best Buy feature huge $300 price cuts on RTX machines right now

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Things sure have been quiet on the gaming laptop deals front in the new year, but that looks to change this week with Best Buy's first big sales event of 2021.

Starting with this $300 discount on the 15.6-inch MSI GF65 for just $899.99, Best Buy's gaming laptop deals are looking to save you big bucks if your sights are set on a machine with an RTX graphics card specifically. 

This particular spec also features a 512GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i7-9750H - an older processor, but one that's still capable of putting out great framerates on modern games at 1080p. Subsequently, this one's a good choice if you're looking for a fast machine but don't quite want to fork out the $1,000+ that most machines with this kind of spec fetch.

Update: Even though this article was originally published over the weekend, this fantastic gaming laptop deal is still available as of writing. If the above is also out of your price range, it's also been joined by this slightly more mid-range 15.6-inch MSI GF65 for $799 - also at Best Buy currently. 

A $200 price cut on this second gaming laptop deal isn't quite as good as the more premium spec above, but considering this machine still has an Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and GTX 1660 Ti, it's still a great option. The graphics card on this spec is definitely a downgrade, though if you're more of a casual gamer it might be worth it for you to pocket the extra $100 you'll save with this particular machine over the other MSI.

Gaming laptop deals at Best Buy


MSI GF65 15.6-inch gaming laptop: $1,199.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
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With an RTX 2060, Intel Core i7-9750H, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD, you're getting some real bang for your buck with this MSI GF65 at Best Buy. The processor is a little older now, but it's still plenty fast, and that RTX 2060 will handle 1080p gaming with ease on most modern games.


MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch gaming laptop: $999 $799.99 at Best Buy
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If the above is a little out of your price range, consider this slightly down-graded spec, also on sale at Best Buy. A combination of a 512GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, GTX 1660 Ti, and Intel Core i7-9750H makes this MSI GF65 Thin a great choice if you're shopping in those upper-midrange price brackets. Even though that processor is a little older now, it's still plenty fast, and that 1660 Ti will get you all set for great 1080p performance.


HP Omen 15.6-inch gaming laptop: $1,449.99 $1,149.99 at Best Buy
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If you did want to go all out and get the latest components, however, a similar saving is up for grabs on this stunning HP Omen at Best Buy. You're getting that same RTX 2060 graphics card and 512GB SSD, but upping to 16GB of RAM, getting  32GB of Intel Optane memory, and a 10th gen Intel Core i7 - very, very fast components for 1080p gaming. 

  • Best Buy -  see all of today's gaming laptop deals
  • Amazon - also features gaming laptop deals this weekend
  • Walmart - gaming laptops starting at just $589 right now

For more excellent choices, including lower-priced alternatives, head on over to our main cheap gaming laptop deals page, where you'll find options for all budgets this week.

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.