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This $899 MSI GF65 rig is the best Black Friday gaming laptop deal yet

MSI GF65 Black Friday gaming laptop deal
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Best Buy is currently shaving hundreds off the MSI G65 with an RTX 2060 GPU. So if you're bargain hunting for a dedicated gaming laptop, this Black Friday-worthy deal is for you. 

For a limited time, you can get the MSI G65 Thin 15.6-inch gaming laptop for $899.99 at Best Buy. That's $300 off its $1,199.99 list price and the lowest price we've seen for this laptop. It's also one of the best Black Friday laptop deals you can get right now. 

MSI GF65 Thin gaming laptop deal

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MSI GF65 Thin 15.6" Gaming Laptop: was $1,199 now $899 @ Best Buy
MSI manufacturers some of the best gaming laptops around and its GF65 Thin is $300 off at Best Buy. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

MSI's GF65 Thin is among the more affordable gaming laptops out there — especially at this price. The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, and a 512GB SSD.

Although we didn't test this exact model, we find that MSI laptops generally deliver powerful graphics and overall performance. In our MSI GS66 Stealth review, we liked its gorgeous, lightweight design and great battery life. 

At 4.1 pounds, and 14.1 x 10 x 0.85-inches, the GF65 Thin is lighter and thinner than the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 (5.1 pounds, 14.2 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches) and Razer Blade 15 (OLED) (4.9 pounds, 13.9 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches). By comparison, it's lighter and thicker than the Acer Predator Triton 500 (4.8 pounds, 14.1 x 10 x 0.7 inches). 

The MSI GF65 Thin is a solid pick if you're looking for a gaming laptop under $1,000 that's good on performance. 

Black Friday 2020 falls on November 27 and we expect to see tons of deals on the industry's best mobile tech. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday 2020 deals hub for this year's best holiday discounts.  

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.