Best Buy is having a big gaming laptop sale right now—here's my 7 favorite deals under $1,000

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Best Buy's big gaming laptop sale right now slashes up $1,600 off gamer-centric notebooks. Various configurations from several brands like Acer, Asus, HP, MSI and others. If you're bargain hunting for a cheap gaming laptop under $1,000, Best Buy is one place to look. Right now, you can get the MSI Thin GF63 with RTX 3050 for just $829 at Best Buy. Typically $899, that's $70 in savings and one of the best gaming laptop deals under $1,000. Although we didn't test this exact model, we've reviewed several MSI laptops like the Raider GE78, GT77 HX Titan, and Katana 15. We find that MSI's family of laptops generally deliver powerful graphics and overall performance.

If you have more room in your budget, consider the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 RTX 4050 for $949 ($400 off). Though we didn't test this laptop, experts like sister site TechRadar, agree the Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 delivers solid performance for the price.

And that's just two examples of Best Buy's gaming laptop deals. See my favorite 7 deals below. 

Best Buy gaming laptop sale — deals under $1,000

MSI Thin GF63 RTX 3050: $899 $829 @ Best Buy

MSI Thin GF63 RTX 3050: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmsi-thingf63-15-6-144hz-gaming-laptop-intel-12th-gen-core-i712650h-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050-512gb-ssd-black%2F6559385.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$899 $829 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is slashing $70 off the 2023 MSI Thin GF63 gaming laptop for a limited time. Although we didn't review this particular model, we've tested several <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/best-msi-laptops" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">MSI laptops like the <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-raider-ge78-hx-13vh-070us" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Raider GE78, <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-titan-gt77-hx" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">GT77 HX Titan, and <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-katana-15" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Katana 15. We find that MSI's family of laptops generally deliver powerful graphics and overall performance. 

Features: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, Intel Core i7-2650H 10-core CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB VRAM, 512GB SSD, 720p HD webcam with microphone, 99-key keyboard with Anti-Ghost key and red-backlight, Windows 11 Home

Asus TUF Gaming F17 RTX 3050: $899 $849 @ Best Buy

Asus TUF Gaming F17 RTX 3050: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fasus-tuf-gaming-f17-17-3-144hz-gaming-laptop-fhd-intel-core-i5-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050-512gb-ssd-mecha-gray%2F6568609.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$899 $849 @ Best Buy
Save $50 on the 2023 Asus TUF Gaming F17. If you're bargain hunting for a powerful, big screen machine, the TUF gaming F17 is for you. 

Features: 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 250-nit 144Hz display, Intel Core i5-12500H 12-core CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB VRAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Home

HP Victus 15RTX 2050: $799 $479 @ Best Buy

HP Victus 15 RTX 2050: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fhp-victus-15-6-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-7535hs-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2050-512gb-ssd-mica-silver%2F6541840.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$799 $479 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is slashing $320 off the HP Victus 15 gaming laptop. Ideal for casual gamers, this budget-friendly option is configured to offer a solid gaming experience.

Features: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS 6-core CPU, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and 8GB of RAM, Windows 11 Home

MSI Bravo 15 RTX 4050: $999 $799 @ Best Buy

MSI Bravo 15 RTX 4050: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmsi-bravo-15-15-6-144hz-gaming-laptop-fhd-ryzen-5-7535hs-with-16gb-ram-geforce-rtx-4050-with-6g-gddr6-512gb-nvme-ssd-black%2F6545083.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$999 $799 @ Best Buy
Save $200 on the MSI Bravo 15 RTX 40 Series laptop. We didn't get to test the Bravo 15 however, we reviewed its sibling, the <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-katana-15" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">MSI Katana 15. We gave it a 4 out of 5-star rating for its solid gaming and productivity performance. We expect the laptop in this deal to be on par and more than adequate for handling AAA games and video editing applications.

Features: 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080)144Hz display, AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS 6-core CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU with 6GB VRAM., 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Home

MSI Bravo 15 RX6550: $899 $699 @ Best Buy

MSI Bravo 15 RX6550: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fmsi-bravo-15-15-6-144hz-gaming-laptop-fhd-ryzen-7-7735hs-with-16gb-ram-radeon-rx6550m-with-4g-gddr6-512gb-nvme-ssd-black%2F6545082.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$899 $699 @ Best Buy
Skip Nvidia's RTX 40 series and save $200 on the MSI Bravo 15 with Radeon RX6550M graphics. We didn't get to test the Bravo 15 however, we reviewed its sibling, the <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/msi-katana-15" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">MSI Katana 15. We gave it a 4 out of 5-star rating for its solid gaming and productivity performance. We expect the laptop in this deal to be on par and more than adequate for handling AAA games and video editing applications.

Features: 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080)144Hz display, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS 8-core CPU, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon RX6550M GPU with 4GB VRAM., 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Home

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 RTX 4050: $1,349 $949 @ Best Buy

Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 RTX 4050: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Facer-predator-helios-neo-16-wuxga-165hz-ips-gaming-laptop-intel-i7-13700hx-geforce-rtx-4050-with-16gb-ddr5-512gb-ssd-steel-gray%2F6541304.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,349 $949 @ Best Buy
If you want a machine with a more processing power, save $400 on the 13th Gen Intel Core i7-charged Acer Predator Helios Neo 16. 

Features: 16-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 165Hz 400-nit display, Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-core CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Home

HP Omen 16 RTX 4060:&nbsp;$1,299

HP Omen 16 RTX 4060: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fhp-omen-16-1-165hz-full-hd-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-ddr5-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-4060-1tb-ssd-shadow-black%2F6571057.p%3F&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$1,299 $999 @ Best Buy
Save a whopping $500 on the HP Omen Gaming Laptop 16t with RTX 4060 graphics. The Omen 16 brings desktop-level power to a mobile gaming package. The processor and graphics card are regulated by enhanced internal cooling.

Features: 16.1-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 300-nit 165Hz display, Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-core CPU, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU with 8GB VRAM, 1TB SSD, 1080p FHD webcam, Windows 11 Home

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.