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The best gaming laptop deals in May 2022

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The best gaming laptop deals of May continue to roll out the most generous discounts of the season. Retailers are now offering excellent spring savings on various configuration gaming rigs.

We're seeing a trend of considerable price cuts on top-rated RTX 30 series laptops especially. Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg as well as PC makers are running solid gaming laptop deals. 

So if you're looking for a price break on a new gaming notebook, you've come to the right place. Our hand-picked gaming laptop deals roundup will save you both money and time.

Whether you want the best sub $1,000 gaming laptop or a fully loaded beast of a machine, we're here to help. From RTX 30 series laptops under $1000 — to rigs under $2,000, here are today's best gaming laptop deals. 

Gaming laptops under $1,000

Asus TUF Gaming F17: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy
At $300 off, the Asus TUF Gaming F17 is at its lowest price ever. The laptop in this deal packs a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i5-11260H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU does all the heavy graphics lifting. 

MSI GF65 w/ RTX 3060 GPU: was $1,099 now $799 @ Best Buy
Save $300 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. 

HP Omen 16 w/ RTX 1650 GPU: was $1,099 now $719 @ HP
Now $380 off via coupon, "10GRADHP", this HP Omen gaming rig a budget-friendly choice if you don't want to spend a fortune on a gaming rig. The base model configuration has a 16.1 inch (1920 x 1080), matte IPS display, 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory handles power-hungry PC games. 

Dell G15 Ryzen Edition w/ RTX 3050Ti GPU: was $1,235 now $735 @ Dell
Save $500 on the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop via coupon, "50OFF699". The laptop we recommend packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. Meanwhile, a 512GB SSD affords you ample file storage and fast file transfers. 

HP Victus 16 w/ GTX 3050Ti GPU: was $1,249 now $949 @ HP
Now $300 off, the HP Victus 16 is one of the best gaming laptops around. This machine packs a 16.1-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 3.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory handles graphics. 

MSI Katana GF66 w/ RTX 3050 GPU: was $1,049 now $749 @ Adorama
Now $300 off, the MSI GF66 is one of the best RTX 30 series notebooks under $750. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i5-11400H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it's equipped with an RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. 

MSI Sword 15: was $1,199 now $899 @ Best Buy
Save $300 on the MSI gaming laptop model with specs that are anything but entry-level. This loaded MSI Sword 15 sports a gorgeous 15.6-inch 144Hz display, 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, RTX 3050 Ti graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD. 

Gaming laptops under $1,500

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 6 w/ RTX 3070 GPU: was $1,299 now $1,039 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, save $260 on the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gen 6 via coupon, "LEGIONCTODEAL". It earned our coveted Editor's Choice award for its bright 16-inch (2560 x 1600) 165Hz display and excellent overall performance. In terms of hardware, the base model packs a 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory handles graphics. 

MSI Pulse GL66 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop: was $1,499 now $1,279 @ Amazon
Save $219 on the MSI Pulse GL66 gaming laptop for a limited time. This gaming rig is configured with a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.3-GHz Intel Corei7-11800H 8-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Doing the heavy lifting for graphics is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory. 

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: was $1,549 now $1,249 @ Best Buy
Now $300 off, the Editor's Choice Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 RTX 3060 is the longest lasting gaming laptops around. In our Zephyrus G14 review, we gave it a rare 5 out of 5 star rating for its incredible performance, super fast SSD, solid speakers and long battery life. This machine packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3.0-GHz Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. It's the perfect laptop deal for students who want a school laptop that can double as a casual gaming rig. 

Gaming laptops under $2,000

Acer Nitro 5 RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop: was $2,099 now $1,999 @ Amazon
This gaming laptop deal at Amazon takes $100 off the RTX 3080 Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-41-R3NX). The machine in this boasts a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) 360Hz display, 2.5-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. For graphics handling, it employs Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM.

MSI GP66 Leopard w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $2,299 now $1,799 @ Newegg
This gaming laptop deal from Newegg knocks $400 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

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $2,199 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is currently slashing $400 off the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 RTX 3080 gaming laptop. In our Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 review, we praise its sleek design, stunning display, strong CPU performance. Its battery lasted more than 8 hours during testing which is impressive for a gaming laptop. Besides Nvidia's powerful RTX 3080 GPU, the laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch 2K Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. 

Alienware x15 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop: was $2,749 now $1,567 @ Dell
Save $1,182 on the powerful Alienware x15 via coupon, "100OFF1499" at Dell. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 360Hz display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory does the heavy lifting for graphics. 

HP Omen 15 w/ RTX 3060 GPU: was $1,499 now $1,299 @ HP
Currently $200 off, the HP Omen 15 is one of the best 15-inch gaming laptop to buy. In our HP Omen 15 review, we loved its bright, vivid display, solid battery life and powerful overall and gaming performance. The Omen laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-10870H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. 

Gaming laptops under $2,500

Razer Blade 14 RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop: was $2,799 now $2,399 @ Amazon
Save $400 on the Razer Blade 14 at Microsoft. The Razer Blade 14 in this deal packs a 14-inch 144Hz (2560 x 1440) display with FreeSync Premium for smooth, distortion free gameplay. Powering the laptop is a 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Nvidia's RTX 3080 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory and 1TB SSD. 

Lenovo Legion 7 RTX 3080 GPU Gaming Laptop: was $2,399 now $2,049 @ Walmart
For a limited time, save $350 on the Lenovo Legion 7 RTX 3080 gaming laptop. This machine packs a 16 -inch (2560 x 1600) 165Hz display with 500 nits of brightness for smooth, immersive gameplay. Inside there's a 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 9  5900HX 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB NVMe TLC SSD and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. 

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.