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Updated November 22, 2023

Black Friday is just around the corner, and the gaming laptop deals are about to drop like power-ups in your favorite RPG. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just looking to level up your tech game, this year's Black Friday is shaping up to be an impressive selection of laptops. Grab your snacks, clear some space on your desk, and let's dive into the realm of unbeatable deals, jaw-dropping discounts, and the promise of a seriously upgraded gaming experience. Get ready to frag, quest, and conquer without breaking the bank — Black Friday is here to make sure you're equipped for the ultimate gaming marathon.


Our top picks for the best gaming laptop Black Friday deals

Dell G16 Gaming Laptop

Take $450 off this Dell gaming laptop ($799, normally $1,249). The graphic capabilities are robust and smooth, thanks to the NVIDIA? GeForce? RTX 3060, up to 6GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory and the QHD+ display panel that goes up to 165Hz.

ASUS ROG Strix G15 (2022) Gaming Laptop

The ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Laptop on sale for Black Friday offers an exceptional gaming experience with its powerful Intel Core i7 processor, high-refresh-rate display, and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics.

ASUS ROG Strix G15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6"? 300Hz IPS FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, RGB Keyboard, Windows 11 Home, G513RC-IS74,Gray

ASUS ROG Strix G15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6"? 300Hz IPS FHD Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, RGB Keyboard, Windows 11 Home, G513RC-IS74,Gray

ASUS ROG Strix G16

Take $300 off the price of ASUS’ ROG Strix G16 gaming laptop, $1,699.99 during the Black Friday sale rather than its usual $1,999.99.

ASUS ROG Strix G16 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 16” 16:10 FHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4070, Intel Core i9-13980HX, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, G614JI-AS94, Eclipse Gray

ASUS ROG Strix G16 (2023) Gaming Laptop, 16” 16:10 FHD 165Hz, GeForce RTX 4070, Intel Core i9-13980HX, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11, G614JI-AS94, Eclipse Gray

ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14” 165Hz Gaming Laptop

Score big this Black Friday with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop—it’s $1,199 at Best Buy (normally $1,599). With its killer combo of a QHD display, speedy 165Hz refresh rate, AMD Ryzen 9, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 graphics, this laptop is a gaming beast. Plus, it's decked out in a sleek Moonlight White design, packs 16GB memory, and a 512GB SSD. Don't sleep on this deal—it's your ticket to serious gaming.

ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14” 165Hz Gaming Laptop QHD- AMD Ryzen 9 with 8GB Memory-NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060-512GB SSD - Moonlight White

ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14” 165Hz Gaming Laptop QHD- AMD Ryzen 9 with 8GB Memory-NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060-512GB SSD - Moonlight White

Alienware M18 Gaming Laptop

For their gaming laptop Black Friday deals, Dell is offering its award-winning, and uber-popular, Alienware gaming laptops at big discounts with the Alienware m18 gaming laptop on sale for $1,599.99, $300 off.

Alienware m18 Gaming Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 18" FHD Screen - 16GB - 2T

Alienware m18 Gaming Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 18" FHD Screen - 16GB - 2T

Legion Pro 5i Gaming Laptop

This midrange gaming laptop has a lot going for it from its consistently speedy performance and impressive visuals, to its quality tactile RGB keyboard and wide variety of ports. At only $1,052 this Black Friday (normally $1,529), the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is a steal for PC gamers who need a laptop capable of displaying lifelike graphics and high frame rates without breaking the bank.

Lenovo ThinkBook 16 Gen 6 Intel Laptop - 16" - Intel Core i3 Processor (E cores up to 3.30 GHz) - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM

Lenovo ThinkBook 16 Gen 6 Intel Laptop - 16" - Intel Core i3 Processor (E cores up to 3.30 GHz) - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM

OMEN 16 Gaming Laptop

Slim and lightweight, this wide 16.1-inch OMEN is on sale this Black Friday for just $1,399. If the $450 discount didn’t catch your attention, the OMEN 16’s powerful, nearly silent performance, vibrantly colored QHD display, large array of ports, and smooth 165Hz refresh rate will be especially attractive for anyone looking for a portable, yet mighty gaming laptop for the holidays and beyond.

HP OMEN - 16" 165Hz Full HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 512GB SSD - Shadow Black

HP OMEN - 16" 165Hz Full HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 512GB SSD - Shadow Black

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16"

The Predator Helios Neo packs a monster amount of processing power within its 5.7-pound frame, delivering beautifully rendered visuals and smooth gameplay at a fair price point. This Acer laptop’s notably bright display, wide array of convenient ports, vibrant RGB-backlit keyboard, immersive 3D surround sound via DTS X: Ultra, and versatility as a premium gaming PC and multitasking machine can be yours on Black Friday for $999 (regularly $1,349).

Acer - Predator Helios Neo 16" WUXGA 165Hz IPS Gaming Laptop - Intel i7-13700HX – GeForce RTX 4050 with 16GB DDR5– 512GB SSD - Steel Gray

Acer - Predator Helios Neo 16" WUXGA 165Hz IPS Gaming Laptop - Intel i7-13700HX – GeForce RTX 4050 with 16GB DDR5– 512GB SSD - Steel Gray

Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

Razer paired an ultra-slim 16.99-millimeter profile and a featherweight design with richly detailed and smooth visuals for an all-around impressive gaming laptop. Mobile gamers can secure their own with a hefty discount of $1,300 off, at only $2,399 for Black Friday. In addition to easily running AAA games with surprisingly smooth frame rates, this 15-inch laptop also boasts a lengthy battery life, immersive THX spatial sound, and a cooler performance.

Razer - Blade 15 - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - QHD- 240HZ - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - 32GB RAM - 1TB SSD - Black

Razer - Blade 15 - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - QHD- 240HZ - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti - 32GB RAM - 1TB SSD - Black

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

Take $100 off this gaming laptop, which has a 15.6-inch screen, and a rapid charge feature that lets you charge the battery up to 40% in just 15 minutes.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 - (2022) - Essential Gaming Laptop Computer - 15.6" FHD - 120Hz - AMD Ryzen 5 6600H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 - 8GB DDR5 RAM - 256GB NVMe Storage - Windows 11 Home

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 - (2022) - Essential Gaming Laptop Computer - 15.6" FHD - 120Hz - AMD Ryzen 5 6600H - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 - 8GB DDR5 RAM - 256GB NVMe Storage - Windows 11 Home

Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X 14" 3K Laptop

Get $500 off this 1TB gaming laptop, which offers AMD Ryzen 7 6000 Series processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 MAXQ graphics and Lenovo AI Engine+ for the best gaming experience—all for $899.99.

Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop

Featuring a 15.6-inch HD display, Intel Celeron processor, and 64GB of storage, this sleek laptop is not only perfect for productivity, it’s but also an on-the-go gaming powerhouse on the go. Don't miss this limited-time offer to elevate your gaming experience with powerful performance at $160 off!

Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB LPDDR4 – 64GB eMMC - Silver

Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB LPDDR4 – 64GB eMMC - Silver

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 Intel (14") - Black

Level up your gaming experience with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, now featuring an exclusive Black Friday deal! Immerse yourself in epic battles with its 14-inch Intel-powered display and top-tier performance., It’smaking it the perfect choice for gamers seeking both power and portability.

Lenovo ThinkBook 16 Gen 6 Intel Laptop - 16" - Intel Core i3 Processor (E cores up to 3.30 GHz) - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM

Lenovo ThinkBook 16 Gen 6 Intel Laptop - 16" - Intel Core i3 Processor (E cores up to 3.30 GHz) - 256GB SSD - 8GB RAM

Z-Edge 24" Full HD Curved 1080P Monitor with Speakers

Upgrade your gaming experience without breaking the bank with the Z-Edge 24" Full HD Curved Monitor, now offering an exclusive Black Friday discount of $60 on HSN! Immerse yourself in vibrant visuals and crystal-clear sound from the built-in speakers, making it the perfect budget-friendly option for gamers seeking quality at an unbeatable value.

Dell XPS 15 Laptop

Supercharge your gaming rig with the Dell XPS 15 Laptop, now featuring an extraordinary Black Friday deal with $400 off! Immerse yourself in high-performance gaming on the go with cutting-edge technology and stunning visuals.

Dell XPS 15 Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 16GB - 1T

Dell XPS 15 Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 16GB - 1T

What you need to know for Black Friday

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 24th this year. However, deals will be hot leading up to Thanksgiving, and generally last up to Cyber Monday.

What deals should I expect on gaming laptops in 2023?

You’ll find deals on laptops ranging from 20% to 50% off this Black Friday.

What kind of gaming laptop deals did they have last year?

In 2022, there were deep Black Friday gaming laptop deals at Best Buy, Walmart, Lenovo, Dell, and Amazon. Some deals included the Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop for $599 at Walmart and the Acer Swift x gaming laptop for $763 on Amazon.

How to get a good deal on gaming laptops this Black Friday

When hunting for deals on gaming laptops this Black Friday, keep Best Buy, Dell, and PC Gamer on your radar—these retailers often unleash discounts up to half off. Set up a Google alert. When it comes to electronics, always check for the specific model numbers to ensure you snag the right gaming laptop at the best possible price.

How to choose the best gaming laptop for you

Choosing the perfect gaming laptop is not a decision you should be taking lightly—after all, you’ll likely have it for years to come. Though you’ll see a lot of specs listed, the most important points to factor in when searching for the right fit for your gaming needs are the graphics card, the processor, and RAM. Also keep in mind that you can really only have a fast screen or a high-resolution screen, but not both: A 4k screen looks amazing, but tends to be slower.

What to consider when buying a Gaming Laptop

Performance

Gaming laptops range from minimalist editions best used for cloud-based gaming, to mid-range, high-end, and premium models reserved for hardcore players. Each gaming laptop has its own strengths and weaknesses, and while you’ll have an absolute blast gaming on a premier laptop, you’ll save quite a lot if you don’t need a premium PC for your favorite games.

Weight

Simply put, if you plan on enjoying a gaming laptop from the comfort of your home office, it doesn’t matter how hefty it is; there are plenty of heavyweight laptops that deliver a desktop-like gaming experience. On the other hand, mobile gaming fans will appreciate a featherweight laptop that takes up little room in a bag. You may be surprised at how impressive some ultra-light gaming laptops can be, but please note that laptops that are both lightweight and powerful tend to be fairly pricey.

Display

Although a larger and prettier display with lifelike color accuracy, 1440p to 4K visuals, and vibrant high-contrast HDR will certainly make your games more immersive, it is also important to look out for models with high frame rate for consistently smooth and fluid visuals of at least 60 frames per second, but 120fps is ideal. Bright and colorful OLED displays are gorgeous, but pricey, and if you tend to play older or less visually-impressing games, consider buying a gaming laptop with a 1080p display to save on your new PC.

Keyboard

Everyone has different keyboard preferences; some like a “clacky” tactile keyboard, while others prefer the extreme speed of “cherry switches,” i.e., keyboards that depress when slightly touched for lightning-fast inputs. Stylish RGB LED lighting, reprogrammable macro keys, and a comfortable ergonomic design are other worthwhile features to keep an eye out for when comparing keyboards between gaming laptops.

Battery Anyone considering a gaming laptop for mobile gaming will want a PC with a battery that will easily last the entire time they are out and about. While an eight-hour battery life is solid, 15 or more hours is excellent for on-the-go gaming and productivity.

Where to find Black Friday deals on gaming laptops

To score the best Black Friday deals on laptops, keep an eye on major retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart, as they often roll out significant discounts during the event. Don't forget to check out online marketplaces, tech-specific stores, and the official websites of laptop manufacturers, such as Dell, Logitech, etc., for exclusive offers. Following these outlets on social media or subscribing to their newsletters can also give you a heads up on early bird specials and limited-time promotions.

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