Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals 2022: early sales from Alienware, HP and more

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The best gaming laptop deals

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals are now coming thick and fast. Black Friday may be over, but during the weekend between the two big sales events, retailers continue to slash prices.

Cyber Monday deals officially land on November 28, and historically, it’s been a fantastic day for picking up computing-related deals on graphics cards, PCs and gaming laptops. We expect this year to be no different, especially as a number of fantastic Black Friday gaming laptop deals have continued to be live throughout the weekend.

We’ve been tracking gaming laptop deals for years now, so we know the specs you need to be looking for and the prices you should be paying. Once these discounts land, things are going to move fast so it pays to get your research in now. We’re rounding up all the dates, models, and retailers you need to know about before this year’s annual sales extravaganza. Armed with all that prep-work, you’ll be able to find the exact Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals for your budget and setup. 

Of course, we’ll also be bringing you all the greatest offers when such discounts do hit the shelves, so stay tuned for our top picks, and make sure you check out our roundup of the best Cyber Monday laptop deals as well.

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The best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals

ASUS TUF Gaming F17: was $899.99 now $796 at Amazon
This laptop was already a great price at under $1,000, but with this markdown it’s an absolute steal. You get a solid 516GB of hard drive, 8GB of fully upgradable RAM, a Core i5 CPU, and an RTX 3050 GPU. For less than just over $800 you’re getting a great laptop that can handle most PC games at high settings – although as with any gaming laptop, the battery life isn’t so great.View Deal

Alienware M15 R7: was $2,550 now $2,040 at Amazon
A solid discount for one of Alienware’s best gaming laptops, the M15 R7. A gorgeous 15.6-inch QHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate is powered by a high-end AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, all wrapped up in that iconic Alienware chassis.View Deal

HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $1,099.99 now $799.99 at Best Buy
When we reviewed the HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop, we appreciated its price-to-performance ratio, giving it a solid 4 out of 5 rating. This slightly more expensive configuration, which also sports a more powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti, is still quite the value proposition when it comes to gaming laptops. And, now you can save $300 on it, getting an even better deal for that next gaming computer.View Deal

HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop:was $799.99 now $479.99 at Best Buy
In our review, we gave this budget HP gaming laptop a solid 4 out of 5 rating for its price-to-performance ratio as well as an aesthetic that lets you pass it off as a work computer when you’re supposed to be getting down to business. And, while it’s already affordable, now that it’s discounted $320 to a Black Friday price of $479, it’s practically criminal.View Deal

Acer Helios 300:was $1499.99 now $999.99 at Best Buy
When the Acer Helios 300 got a 4 out of 5 rating in our review, it was for its impressive display and keyboard, solid gaming experience and multitasking capabilities. For Black Friday then, this Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060-sporting gaming laptop is getting a full 33% discount. In pure numbers, that’s $500 in savings.View Deal

Gigabyte G5 Gaming Laptop:was $999.99 now $549.99 at Best Buy
Whether it’s for its solid performance or fast refresh rate, the Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop gets a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Best Buy. Considering this is a relatively budget model when it comes to gaming laptops – after all, they tend to be pretty pricey – the discount it’s receiving for Cyber Monday makes this an even better buy. Its price is dropping $450 for the shopping holiday. That’s 45% off.View Deal

MSI Delta 15: was $1,600 now $1,200 at Best Buy
A whopping four hundo off this sleek AMD-powered gaming laptop? Yes, please. With a Ryzen 7 processor and Radeon RX 6700M GPU, the MSI Delta can make the most of its super-speedy 240Hz display. The clean grey-and-green finish and 1TB SSD are just the icing on the cake.View Deal

MSI Stealth 17: was $1,800 now $1,500 at Best Buy
Gaming laptops with big 17-inch displays can be harder to find, so if you’re looking for a large-screen powerhouse, the MSI Stealth 17 is a great pick. It’s got all the trimming we’d expect from a gaming laptop, including an RTX graphics card, 144Hz display, and an RGB-backlit keyboard. The big display means that it’s got a large footprint, but also a nice wide trackpad for everyday use.View Deal

Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3: was $899 now $549.99 at Best Buy
The best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deal at Best Buy is this exceptionally priced Lenovo IdeaPad, featuring an RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Small storage aside, getting such a powerful graphics card for well under $600 is an absolute steal and it’s well worth checking this one out if you’re a gamer on a budget.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5: was $1,000 now $649 at Walmart
The Acer Nitro 5 has long been one of the best picks for anyone trying to play PC games on a budget, and this model might be one of the best deals we’ve seen in a while. A sturdy little gaming laptop for seven hundred bucks, equipped with an RTX 3060? Yup, that gets our seal of approval.View Deal

MSI GF63 Thin: was $730 now $620 at Walmart
‘Thin’ might not be the best moniker for this budget gaming laptop – it’s still thicker than the average Razer laptop – but the MSI GF63 Thin is inarguably one of the most svelte gaming systems you can find at this price point. With a reasonable discount, this is a great deal if you want a cheap new gaming laptop.View Deal

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro: was $1,570 now $1,099 at Walmart
A solid deal on one of Lenovo’s stylish Legion gaming laptops, the Legion 5 Pro packs a 16:10 WQHD+ display, RTX 3060 graphics card, and a powerful 6000-series octa-core Ryzen 7 CPU. Add in an RGB keyboard that feels great to use for typing or gaming, and you’ve got an excellent all-rounder laptop.View Deal

Asus TUF Gaming A17: was $1,349 now $949 at Walmart
A hefty discount that is sure to be appealing to anyone who wants a big-screen gaming laptop. The TUF Gaming A17 from Asus is well-equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, RTX 3060, and 16GB of ultra-speedy DDR5 RAM, but the main event here is the big, beautiful 17.3-inch 144Hz display.View Deal

Asus ROG Strix G15: was $1,499 now $1,349 at Walmart
It’s a fairly modest discount, but the ROG Strix G15 is one of the best gaming laptops Asus has ever produced. It’s aesthetically incredible, robust, and packs some competitive internal hardware as well as a beautiful 1440p display.View Deal

Lenovo Legion 5i: was $1,030 now $699 at Walmart
A sound discount that brings this gaming laptop from ‘slightly overpriced’ to ‘actually pretty excellent value, wow’. The specs are fairly modest, but for $699 we can hardly complain; this is a great choice of laptop for a student who wants to game as well as take it to class.View Deal

MSI GP66 Leopard: was $2,399 now $1,569.99 at Walmart
This might be the cheapest gaming laptop with an RTX 3080 graphics card that we’ve seen so far! With an Intel Core i7 processor and an RGB keyboard designed in collaboration with the keyboard masters over at SteelSeries, this GP66 Leopard is a kick-ass choice of gaming laptop.View Deal

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: was £1,799.99 now £1,499.99 at Amazon
We’ve always been fans of the Zephyrus G14 for its marriage of Ultrabook-like slim build and gaming powerhouse performance. And, this configuration with an AMD Ryzen R7, AMD RX 6800S GPU and 2560x1600p display with 144Hz refresh rate is no different. While its price tag reflects that almost impossible combination of build and performance, it’s currently discounted £300 for Cyber Monday, the biggest price drop we’ve seen for this configuration.View Deal

Chillblast Defiant:was £1,549.99, now £999.97 at Box
The Chillblast Defiant is one of those gaming laptops capable of immersing you in the latest and greatest games thanks to its 12th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and, especially, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. It’s currently receiving a massive £550 discount on Box though you might have to jump on that deal quickly as stock can run out quickly.View Deal

ASUS TUF F15 Gaming Laptop:was £799.99 now  £759 at Amazon
This Asus TUF gaming laptop has received a modest discount. You can get an 11th-gen Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a solid 512GB of SSD storage. It’s the perfect blend of lightweight design, affordability, and power, something that impressed us when we reviewed its slightly more powerful configurations.View Deal

Razer Blade 14: was £2,199.99 now £1,549 at Amazon
Save more than £600 on this premium gaming notebook from Razer this Cyber Monday. If you want a powerful gaming laptop but don’t like how bulky most models are, this is simply the most compact laptop you can get without compromising on power. An RTX 3070 GPU and AMD Ryzen 9 processor makes the Blade 14 an incredible gaming machine, with an ultra-vibrant QHD screen to boot.View Deal

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16: was £3,999.99 now £2,951.12 at Amazon
A whopping £1,000 discount on a seriously high-end gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus M16 boasts a powerful Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, as well as a 165Hz QHD display and a beefy 2TB of high-speed SSD storage.View Deal

Asus ROG Flow Z13: was £1,899.99 now £1,398.98 at Amazon
It’s a tablet! It’s a gaming laptop! It’s… a gaming tablet? Yes, the Flow Z13 from Asus is a chunky tablet with a kickstand and detachable keyboard, somehow cramming an RTX 3050 Ti and 12th-gen Intel Core i9 processor into its slim frame. If you want the smallest (and possibly the coolest) gaming machine money can buy, this is a steal at £500 off.View Deal

MSI Pulse GL76: was £1,799.99 now £1,399.99 at Amazon
A sound £400 discount on a reliable – if not super-exciting – gaming laptop, the MSI Pulse GL76 has a seriously high-end Intel i9-12900H CPU coupled with an RTX 3060 graphics card, making it ideal for playing demanding CPU-bound genres such as real-time strategy games. 1TB of storage means you can keep a tonne of games stored locally at once.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5: was £1,199 now £849 at Currys
A great deal on Acer’s most prominent budget gaming laptop, which comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and RTX 3050 Ti GPU. This sleek 15.6-inch laptop is perfect for esports titles thanks to its 165Hz display refresh rate.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5: was £1,249 now £999 at Currys
A slightly more powerful Nitro 5 model from Acer, using the RTX 3060 GPU and a 12th-gen Intel i7 CPU. It’s £150 more than the RTX 3050 Ti model, but offers notably better performance if you want to play more graphically demanding games. At this price, it’s still a great deal. This version has a full RGB keyboard too!View Deal

Acer Predator Helios 300: was £1,299 now £1,099 at Currys
Save two hundred pounds on Acer’s top-notch midrange gaming laptop, the Helios 300. With an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and RTX 3060 graphics, this laptop is perfect for 1080p gaming at high framerates.View Deal

MSI GE66 Raider: was £1,899 now £1,699 at Currys
MSI delivers again with this stellar gaming laptop at a seriously competitive price this Cyber Monday. An RTX 3070 Ti GPU and i7 processor are joined by a 1TB SSD, giving you a high-performance gaming system wrapped up in an RGB-bedecked package.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: was £699 now £599 at Currys
A super-cheap lightweight gaming laptop that isn’t going to break any performance records but which offers decent FHD gaming performance with its GTX 1650 graphics card – perfect if you want to play less graphically demanding games like Fortnite or Overwatch 2.View Deal

Gigabyte G5 KD: was £899 now £699 at Currys
This might be one of the best-value Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals we’ve seen. The Gigabyte G5 KD packs an RTX 3060 GPU and half a terabyte of storage, making it an incredible choice for 1080p gaming at this price point. It compromises a little with its 11th-gen i5 processor, but that chip should still be able to handle whatever games you throw at it.View Deal

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro: was £1,699 now £1,499 at Currys
An RTX 3070 Ti-equipped gaming laptop from Lenovo, the Legion 5i Pro is a sleek powerhouse. It’s also got a 12th-gen Intel CPU, a terabyte of storage, and a 16:10 WQHD+ display that gives you more vertical screen real estate – great for productivity if you want a laptop for both work and play.View Deal

Asus TUF Gaming A15: was £799 now £549 at Currys
If you’re on the hunt for a super-affordable gaming laptop this Cyber Monday, the TUF A15 from Asus is a sound pick. A Ryzen 5 processor and RTX 3050 graphics card can handle all the latest games – just be prepared to accept that you won’t be able to set all the graphics sliders to ‘maximum’!View Deal

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15: was £1,999 now £1,899 at Currys
It might only be a small discount right now, but keep a close eye on this one. The ROG Zephyrus G15 is one of the best gaming laptops we’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing, from its slim and stylish chassis to its powerful internal components.View Deal

ASUS TUF Gaming FX506HM: was £1,100 now £870.47 at Amazon
If you’re after a budget gaming laptop, the Asus ‘TUF’ range has a great selection – and this is no exception. An RTX 3060 GPU and 16GB of RAM means this 15.6-inch laptop should be able to play all the latest games at 1080p without difficulty.View Deal

MSI Katana GF66: £1,399 £998.99 at Amazon
A stonking deal on a great mid-range gaming laptop from MSI. 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor join the top-notch RTX 3070 graphics card for speedy 1080p gaming performance. The screen’s 144Hz refresh rate makes it ideal for esports games, too.View Deal

HP Victus 16: was £899.99 now £749.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a laptop that can handle gaming but that won’t look out of place in an office environment, the HP Victus 16 is the laptop for you. It’s not quite as powerful as some of its peers, but this is a great-value laptop with a comfortable keyboard and clean design that can happily pull double duty for both work and play.View Deal

Razer Blade 15 Advanced: was £2,500 now £1,759 at Amazon
At the premium end of gaming laptops, the Advanced Edition of the sleek and stylish Razer Blade 15 packs an ultra-fast 360Hz display, RTX 3070 graphics card, and a terabyte of storage. It’s pricey, sure, but this is a big discount and it feels like a truly premium product with its metal chassis and RGB keyboard.View Deal

HP Pavilion Gaming 15: was £799.99 now £559.99 at Amazon
A decidedly more budget pick, but potentially a great choice if you’re looking for a sensibly-priced laptop for office work as well as gaming, or a present for a kid who doesn’t care that much about graphical fidelity. HP’s Pavilion gaming products have become a surprisingly solid pick for cash-strapped gamers.View Deal

Should you wait until Cyber Monday to buy a gaming laptop?

We generally don’t advise waiting until Cyber Monday to make a larger purchase – but in our experience, gaming laptop deals tend to hold just as much value in the second round of savings as they do the first. That’s because of retailers like Newegg in the US and Ebuyer in the UK. These warehouse stores are well known for offering particularly low prices on rigs that didn’t see enough action in official Black Friday discounts. While cheaper machines will likely sell out at their sale prices before Cyber Monday gets into its swing, those on the hunt for an RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 model could well find their grail.  

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals: Our predictions

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When will Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals start in 2022?

Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals start on November 28 this year, but it’s worth noting that the majority of these discounts will simply be leftovers from Friday’s sale. Outside of these offers, though – and unlike many other products – we have seen new price cuts landing in this second sale in the past. New offers generally hit the shelves on the Sunday before the official sale begins.   

What Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals do we expect in 2022?

With Intel’s 12th generation processors maturing on the shelves and an onslaught of RTX 40-Series rigs on the horizon, 2022 already looks like a good year for Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals. We’ve already seen big savings on a range of high-end, mid-range, and budget rigs in October’s early sales events, so we’re hopeful for some particularly strong discounts this year. The full holiday sale will centre around machines running 11th and 12th generation Intel processors and RTX 30-Series graphics cards, but how many will survive through to Cyber Monday and which models should you hold out for? 

The biggest players in 2022’s Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals will be MSI, the Asus TUF range, and Lenovo’s Legion line. These rigs are popular enough to still command impressive discounts, but don’t tend to top high-end shopping lists. That means they’ll last through the crowds of Black Friday while still offering excellent value for money over the weekend. We’d recommend keeping a close eye on the MSI Pulse GL66 and the 2022 version of the Asus TUF Dash F15 in particular. 

Both of these machines have been offering 11th and 12th generation Intel i7 processors and RTX 3060 / 3070 / 3080 graphics cards for particularly low prices in recent months. In general, though, we’re expecting RTX 3050 rigs to hit the $600 – $750 / £600 – £750 mark, while RTX 3060 machines should be sticking under $1,000 / £1,000. RTX 3070 versions of these laptops could crossover here, with some configurations perching at $999 / £999 while on sale (a rare position we’ve spotted a few times recently). If you’re after an all-singing, all-dancing RTX 3080, however, you’ll likely be able to find a budget machine for around $1,500 / £1,500 based on recent offers – $200 / £200 cheaper than last year’s Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals. 

Where will the best gaming laptop deals be on Cyber Monday?

We’ll be bringing you all the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals right here, and scouring the following retailers to make sure you’re looking at the best value on the day. 

US: 

Amazon: has had some of the year’s best prices on RTX 3080 rigs
Dell: best for the budget G-Series and heavy Alienware discounts
Best Buy: has offered particularly strong discounts in recent sales
Newegg: often includes additional rebates for even bigger savings
Walmart: best for entry level rigs at super low prices

UK
Amazon: excellent mid-range options with regular discounts
Currys: regularly includes additional free games and software
Ebuyer: best for high-end machines at mid-range prices
Laptops Direct: often has some of the lowest prices around
Very: expansive range and automatically price matches other retailers

How to find the best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals

1. Know the configuration you need 

You’ll need to start preparing for Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals well ahead of time to make sure you’re getting the right machine for your needs. There’s no point in saving three figures if you’re spending big on power that you simply won’t need. Sometimes the best discounts are the ones that fit into your budget and needs, rather than the biggest price cuts overall. That means you’ll need to work out which processor and GPU you’ll need, and how much RAM you’re after. If you’re aiming for a budget entry level device, for example, an 11th generation i5 CPU will suffice, with a GTX 1660 or RTX 3050 graphics card and 8GB RAM. 

2. Price watch

Once you know the specs you’re after, it’s time to find some models that meet your budget and watch their prices over the next few weeks. Knowing where a machine has been before Black Friday will help you work out whether to pull the trigger on a discount ahead of time, or if you can afford to wait it out for Cyber Monday. You’ll also be better equipped to quickly spot a high quality discount when the time comes – which will be particularly handy when the pressure’s on.  

3. Price check

Once you’ve found the right laptop at the right price on Cyber Monday, it’s important to have a quick shop around. Retailers generally price match each other automatically during this period, but many also offer additional incentives to set themselves apart from the competition. You could be missing out on free games, subscriptions, shipping, or additional rebate offers if you go with the first store you see.  

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