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Gaming desktop and laptop deals abound as GPU prices drop and day one nears


A whole new generation of new PC hardware is upon us. We have new CPUs and GPUs from AMD and Intel very soon, as well as the supposedly power-hungry next generation of GPUs from NVIDIA. For the most budget-conscious of our audience, well, we probably don’t need to tell you what that means: great deals on outgoing current-gen hardware.

If you’re in the mood for some new (for you) hardware, we’ve dug through the dirt of Amazon’s product listings to come up with some solid deals on powerful gaming desktops and laptops. Take a look yourself:

Skytech is a small US-based system builder that builds its PCs like you would, from the same parts you would use. The company will sell you a “Shiva” gaming desktop with a Ryzen 5 5600X, GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB of 3200 MT/s DDR4 memory and a 1TB NVMe SSD, all wrapped in a sleek NZXT case for 1440 $. If you prefer something a little more powerful, Alienware’s Aurora R10 desktop upgrades the CPU to an eight-core Ryzen 7 5800 and replaces the GeForce RTX 3070 with a 10GB RTX 3080. This machine is cooled by liquid, so it’s sure to be relatively quiet even under load, and it also comes with a custom chassis with that Alienware visual flair. It’s $1673, with free Prime shipping.

Not too long ago your author made fun of gaming laptops for their lackluster performance and poor value proposition compared to gaming desktops. With advances in process technology and hardware design over the past few years, this is no longer the case. Check out this GIGABYTE A5 K1 machine: a 15.6″ laptop with a 240Hz IPS LCD screen, an 8-core Ryzen 7 5800H processor and a GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GPU. It packs 16GB of RAM, a PCIe SSD of 1TB, and it’s yours for just a grand.

Too rich for your blood? Go back to the CPU on Zen 2, swap the GPU for an RTX 3050 Ti, and enjoy a smooth 300Hz IPS LCD display for just $900 with this ASUS ROG Strix G15. You won’t find that kind of value in desktop machines. If you are a member of (or want to join) the dragon army, we have two MSI models to offer you. First up is this Pulse GL66: a 15.6″ model with a 144Hz display, Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3070, and a completely slick black and red visual design. You can pick it up for just $1299. The model 12th Gen is available for $1450, but they have the same specs otherwise, so gaming performance will likely be nearly identical.Alternatively, you can take a small hit to CPU and GPU performance with this Stealth 15M. significant size reduction, plus Thunderbolt 4 ports for robust external connectivity. It’s almost the same price as the Pulse above ($1229), but on-the-go content creators will appreciate the smaller dimensions and external ports fast., if you’ve got the cash to dish out on a surprisingly svelte desktop-replacement class machine, check out this Alienware X15 R1. It’s got a 360Hz display and plenty of grunt to drive it, with a 8GB GeForce RTX 3070 connected to an eight-core Core i7-11800H. Naturally, you get all the other odies you’d expect from a laptop like this, including 16GB of memory, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi 6. It’s marked down to just $1890.

Did we miss any great deals? Let us know in the comments if you find a fantastic prize that we overlooked.

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