There are many great deals on gaming laptops on Amazon and today is no exception. There are plenty of Black Friday deals on laptops that you can get, so we’ve collected six of our favorites across different price brackets and GPUs, so you can choose something that best suits your needs. It’s also worth taking a look at our roundup of the best Buy Black Friday deals for some potential options, and we’ll also be regularly updating our list of the best Amazon Black Friday deals, so keep an eye out.
- Acer Nitro 5 – $600, was $800
- MSI Thin GF63 – $800, was $999
- Dell G15 5535 – $900, was $1,150
- ASUS ROG Strix G16 – $1,1000, was $1,400
- MSI Katana 15 – $1,200, was $1,372
- Alienware X16 R1 – $2,615, was $3,250
Acer Nitro 5 – $600, was $800
As a budget gaming laptop, the Acer Nitro 5 does a great job, and while the RTX 3050 is a bit old at this point, it should still be able to handle most older games with relatively good graphics and refresh rates. Plus, most free-to-play games are well-adapted to budget gear, so if you’re interested in things like Rocket League or CS:GO, you’re in luck. Plus, you get a mid-range Intel Core i5-12500H CPU that’s perfect for productivity and some light editing tasks. There’s 8GB of DDR4 RAM on the lower end, and having too many apps open might bother you a bit, but as long as you’re relatively careful with the number of things you have open, it shouldn’t have a big impact on you.
MSI Thin GF63 – $800, was $999
The MSI Thin GF63 has a slightly better RTX 4050 and more importantly, it gives you access to DLSS 3.0, which many people consider important. In terms of gaming performance, assuming you’re not using DLSS3, it should handle most modern games at about medium settings if you want to see 60-100Hz. The screen can hit 144Hz refresh, so you have the option to prioritize refresh or graphics, which is a nice little touch. It also has a more powerful 12th Gen Intel Core i7 and 16GB of DDR5 RAM, so you’ll have a great experience and be able to do more. If you can manage the extra $200, it’s worth picking up the MSI Thin GF63 instead.
Dell G15 5535 – $900, was $1,150
The Dell G15 is a staple when it comes to gaming laptops, it’s one of the original laptops that was regularly recommended before the gaming laptop boom of the last few years. Luckily, this is a refreshed model with an RTX 4060 under the hood, making it a bit more powerful as a 1080p card and more likely to get you up to higher refresh rates with better graphics. You also get a mid-to-high-end AMD Ryzen 7-7840HS processor, so you won’t get bottlenecked by the GPU, and you get a little more out of productivity and editing work, which is great. It also has 16GB DDR5 RAM and 512GB storage, which is pretty great.
ASUS ROG Strix G16 – $1,1000, was $1,400
If you want something with a bigger screen and something that’s a little more attractive, the ASUS ROG Strix G16 is the perfect choice for you. It has the same RTX 4060, Intel Core i7, and 16GB of DDR5 RAM under the hood, but with a larger 16-inch screen instead. It also has a lot of RGB, so if you’re looking for a laptop that lets everyone know it’s a gaming laptop, this is the one for you.
MSI Katana 15 – $1,200, was $1,372
Moving a bit further in terms of graphics card, the MSI Katana 15 has an RTX 4070, which is a great 1440p and perfect for a laptop running at 1080p but with a higher refresh rate. Given a more powerful GPU, you’ll be able to hit 144Hz refresh with higher graphical settings, so this is a great option if you don’t mind paying a little extra to get better 1080p performance. Apart from that, it is similar to other gaming laptops in the price class with Intel i7 and 16GB DDR5 RAM. The only major difference is that you get a larger 1TB SSD, which is great considering the number of games I’ve played over the years.
Alienware X16 R1 – $2,615, was $3,250
If you’re looking for something truly unique and powerful, the Alienware X16 R1 is exactly that. Besides the fact that it has an LED strip on the back and the mousepad is RGB lit, so you can give it your own lighting, the X16 R1 runs an RTX 4080 under the hood. It’s a powerful 1440p GPU, which is great since the X16 R1 has a QHD+ resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate, although we doubt you’ll be able to manage the full 240Hz without too many graphical compromises. Still, you have the choice, which is the important part. Additionally, you get the high-end Intel Core i9-13900HK, which will handle any productivity and most editing tasks with ease, while 32GB of DDR5 RAM is a huge amount indeed. It’s quite expensive, but worth it for what you get.