Gaming on a budget is no easy feat, but if you're searching for an affordable gaming laptop we've got great news.
For a limited time, Newegg has the MSI GV62 8RE 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop on sale for $769. Even better, use this $150 rebate to drop its price to $619. That's $430 off its regular $1,049 price and the least expensive GTX 1060-based laptop we've seen. In fact, it's $80 cheaper than the least expensive GTX 1060 laptop we saw during Black Friday. To sweeten the deal further, Newegg is throwing in a free Nvidia Fortnite: Counterattack Set. This $49 bundle includes 2,000 V-bucks.
The MSI GV62 packs a 2.3 GHz Core i5-8300H quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD with 128GB SSD, and a GTX 1060 graphics card with 3GB of dedicated memory. In our MSI GV62 8RE review, we found that the laptop offers a comfortable keyboard, solid performance, and decent audio output. Its battery life could be better — it lasted just over 2 hours — but most gaming laptops are power hogs due to their discrete graphics, so we recommend that you stash a Crave PowerPack or similar battery in your bag as a backup.
Overall, the GV2 8RE is a powerful, VR-ready gaming laptop PC that's perfect for cash-strapped gamers. Just keep in mind that Newegg's deal ends tonight.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.