But while that happens, you best believe that current models with enough power for some seriously good portable gaming action are getting a price cut — including this TUF gaming rig with 9th Gen Intel Core i7 and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics for just $769.99.
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For that money, you’re getting a seriously stacked spec list, which while isn’t the best gaming laptop out there (check out our list of those), certainly offers some of the best bang for your buck at this price point.
Open the surprisingly svelte (14.2 x 10.3 x 1 inches) and light (4.9 pounds) chassis for a gaming setup, to find the 15.6-inch IPS display with 1080p resolution and a buttery smooth 144Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, keeping things moving at a speedy pace for even the more graphically intense moments, you’ll find a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H six-core CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB GDDR6, 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD.
And of course, as is essential for any gaming laptop, you’ve got all the I/O you need with 3x USB-A ports (two of which are USB 3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI port and gigabit ethernet.
At just under $800, this is one of the best gaming laptops to get you up and running quickly in the world of PC gaming. Want to see more? Check out our best cheap gaming laptop list.
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Jason brought a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag, and he is now the Managing Editor of Computing at Tom's Guide. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.