This $779 Acer Nitro is the best cheap gaming laptop deal you can buy right now

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Best Buy's gaming laptop deals have been something to behold in recent weeks and they've just launched another great one - this Acer Nitro 5 for $779.99 (was $879.99)

By knocking that $100 off an already decent price, they've made this 17.3-inch Acer the best gaming laptop deal for under $800 in one fell swoop. With a GTX 1650 graphics card, Intel Core i5-9300H processor, 8GB of RAM, and massive 512GB SSD, this machine is packing in a lot of solid specs for a relatively affordable price. If you've been looking for that cheap gaming laptop deal to break the lockdown boredom, you can do a lot worse than this Acer.

Aside from the specs, the selling point here is the large 17.3-inch display - an upgrade over the standard 15-inch screens you'll see on most laptops in this price range. If you're happy to forgo that extra transportability that you'll get with a smaller form factor, we'd happily recommend this size as it'll make those games oh so much more immersive and it's great for the odd movie as well.

If you'd like to shop around, we've also added some alternative gaming laptop deals from Best Buy, Newegg, and Amazon below. These are great if you're not dead set on the Acer and maybe have a little more cash to splash out on a gaming laptop deal.

Outside the US? check out our best gaming laptop deals in your region below.

Our gaming laptop deal of the week

Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch gaming laptop | $879.99$779.99 at Best Buy
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Acer Nitro 5 17.3-inch gaming laptop | $879.99 $779.99 at Best Buy
Save $100
on a great cheap gaming laptop deal this week at Best Buy. Featuring an Intel Core i5-9300H processor, GTX 1650 graphics card, 8GB of RAM and a massive 512GB SSD, this Acer is a powerful contender and our pick of the best gaming machine you can get for under $800 right now.

Other great gaming laptop deals

Asus TUF 15.6" gaming laptop | $899.99 $849.99 at Newegg
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Asus TUF 15.6" gaming laptop | $899.99 $849.99 at Newegg
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and get a little bit more power under the hood with this Asus TUF at Newegg. Featuring a Core i7-9750H, GTX 1650, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, this Asus trades that larger screen for an upgraded processor. If you'd prefer a smaller form factor, it's definitely an attractive option.

Asus Zephyrus 15.6" gaming laptop |$1199$949.99 at Best Buy
Save $250

Asus Zephyrus 15.6" gaming laptop | $1199 $949.99 at Best Buy
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on one of the most stylish gaming laptops you can buy right now at Best Buy. Featuring an AMD Ryzen 7, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, this Asus is the next step up from the Acer above. It's got a fantastic price to power ratio and if you'd prefer a more portable 15-inch laptop, it's a great buy.

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6" gaming laptop | $1,099 at Amazon

MSI GF65 Thin 15.6" gaming laptop | $1,099 at Amazon
Want to go all out? This MSI GF65 is packing in some seriously top-end specs that you normally don't see for under $1500. With an Intel Core i7-9750H, RTX 2060, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD, this machine will blaze through all your games with ease.

  • Best Buy: Save up to $400 on a range of gaming laptop deals.
  • Newegg: another fantastic place to check out gaming laptop deals.

Still looking? Our best gaming laptop deals page is a fantastic resource if you're undecided and want to see what else is around right now. Likewise, our best cheap laptops deals page is also great if you're looking for something a little more appropriate for work or streaming, check it out for all our non-gaming recommendations.

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.