Gaming laptop deals are in full swing this weekend over at Microsoft, who is putting on an excellent array of sales on both machines and accessories right now up until October 14th.
This latest round of gaming laptop deals from Microsoft look to be a rival to this year's upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals - themselves only two days away now.
Our favorite this weekend has to be a $250 discount on a brand new Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop, going for just $899 right now. That's a stellar price for a machine that's packing in a 10th gen Intel Core i7, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and a GTX 1650 Ti. While we'd ideally like to see a better graphics card, you really don't see many processors as powerful as this on machines at this price point.
A great alternative to the above Lenovo is also this $100 off deal on an Asus ROG Strix G15 at Best Buy for $899.99. It's essentially rocking the same specs as the Lenovo so it's also worth checking out, especially if you prefer your laptops with a little bit more flair than the basic black shell.
Included in our roundup just below are some awesome deals on gaming accessories, also courtesy of Microsoft this weekend. If you need a good mouse to go with your gaming laptop, or even a cheap headset, then consider bundling these in to save even more cash.
Not in the US? See the best gaming laptop deals in your region just below.
Gaming laptop deals at Microsoft and Best Buy
Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop:
$1,149 $899 at Microsoft
Save $250 and grab yourself a neat deal on this Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop this week at Microsoft. With an Intel Core i7-10750H you can be sure this Lenovo will keep up with the competition while a 512GB SSD will give you plenty of room for those latest releases. A GTX 1650 Ti and 8GB of RAM round out the specs here for an overall great machine for 1080p gaming.
Asus ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop:
$999.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Alternatively, check this similarly priced and specced out Asus Strix G15 at Best Buy - also receiving a neat $100 off right now. While definitely a much louder design compared to the Lenovo, some will prefer the futuristic, cyberpunk stylings here on this Asus. Onboard is the same i7-10750H, 512GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and GTX 1650 Ti, meaning aside from aesthetics, both these laptops are comparable.
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Gaming deals on accessories this weekend
HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB gaming mouse:
$29.99 $24.99 at Microsoft
If you want a cheap but effective gaming mouse to go with your new gaming laptop, look no further than this HyperX Pulsefire Core. With a basic, but appealing ambidextrous design, 6,200 DPI sensor and braided cable, the Pulsefire Core is a stripped-down performance focused mouse that has everything you need, but without the bells and whistles.
HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse:
$54.99 $39.99 at Microsoft
Or, if you wanted to spend a little more to get a few more features, there's an even bigger saving on the Pulsefire Surge right now at Microsoft. With a Pixart 3389, Omron switches, and full suite of RGB profiles, the Pulsefire Surge is more than a match for the best from the likes of Razer and Steelseries.
Turtle Beach Recon 200 gaming headset:
$59.95 $49.95 at Microsoft
Listed for use with Xbox One, but equally at home on the PC is these Turtle Beach Recon 200, which are also receiving a nice little price cut this week. With a high-frequency response, powerful 40mm drivers and comfortable synthetic leather over-ear cups, these Turtle Beaches will give you powerful in-game audio without breaking the bank.
Need something even cheaper? Head over to our weekly best gaming laptop deals roundup to see plenty more options, regardless of your budget. We've also got fantastic articles on the best gaming mouse deals and best cheap gaming headset deals, should you want some accessories this weekend.
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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.