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The best gaming laptop deals in October 2021

Best gaming laptop deals
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October is coming to a close and the best gaming laptop deals of the season are ramping up. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Newegg currently offer Black Friday worthy deals on the industry's best gaming rigs. 

We're also seeing solid manufacturer discounts on gaming laptops directly from Dell, and Lenovo. So if you want a new gaming rig for a great price, you've come to the right place. Our roundup of today's best gaming laptop deals will surely ease the strain on your wallet. 

Whether you're looking for a gaming notebook under $1000 or a fully-loaded beast, we'll help you find the best gaming laptop deal within your budget. 

Black Friday 2021 falls on November 26 and we expect to see tons of deals on today's most coveted tech. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday deals 2021 hub for the best holiday discounts. 

From entry level gaming notebooks to the latest RTX 30 GPU machines — here are today's best gaming laptop deals. 

Best gaming laptop deals right now 

Gaming laptop deals under $1,000

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Dell G15 Ryzen Edition w/ RTX 3050 Ti GPU: was $1,149 now $879 @ Best Buy
Now $270 off, this Dell G15 Ryzen Edition RTX 30 series laptop takes gaming to a whole new level. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120Hz display, 3.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. For fast file storage and transfer, it's configured with a 512GB SSD. 

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MSI GF65 w/ RTX 3060 GPU: was $1,099 now $849 @ Best Buy
Save $250 on this MSI GF65 RTX 3060 gaming laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i5-10750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it's outfitted with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. This deal bundles one free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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MSI Sword w/ RTX 3050 Ti GPU: was $1,199 now $899 @ Best Buy
Now $300 off, the MSI Sword is one of the best gaming laptops to buy. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. There's also a 512GB SSD on board which is ample storage for your important files.

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Lenovo Legion 5 w/ GTX 1660Ti GPU: was $1,299 for $899 @ Newegg
Save $400 on the Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop at Newegg. It has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120Hz display, 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-10300H 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it's equipped with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. with 6GB of graphics memory. 

Gaming laptop deals under $2,000

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Gigabyte Aero 17 w/ RTX 3070 GPU: was $2,499 now $1,899 @ Newegg
For a limited time, you can save $300 on the Gigabyte Aero 17 via rebate at Newegg. This machine packs a 17.3-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K display, 2.3-GHzi7-11800H 8-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are an RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory and a speedy 1TB SSD.

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Lenovo Legion Slim 7 w/ RTX 3060 GPU: was $1,799 now $1,529 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, save $270 on the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 gaming laptop. This model has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, 3.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of dedicated memory handles graphics.

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MSI GP66 Leopard w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $2,299 now $2,099 @ Newegg
This gaming laptop deal from Newegg knocks $200 off the MSI GP66 Leopard via rebate. This configuration consists of a 15.6-inch, 240Hz matte display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory handles graphics. VR ready, this laptop works with VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and HTV Vive Cosmos

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Dell G15 Ryzen Edition w/ RTX 3050 Ti GPU: was $1,235 now $1,024 @ Dell
Now $211 off, this Dell G15 Ryzen Edition RTX 30 series laptop takes gaming to a whole new level. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. For storage and transferring files, there's a speedy 256GB SSD on board. 

Gaming laptop deals under $2,500

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Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $3,449 now $2,049 @ Newegg
Save a whopping $1,400 on the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED Laptop at Newegg via rebate. Ideal for creators and gamers, it packs a 15.6-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K AMOLED display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i9-11980HK 8-core CPU, and 32GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are NVidia's RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB of graphics memory, a 512GB SSD and 1TB SSD. 

Hilda Scott

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.