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The best cheap gaming laptop deals in February 2023

Find the best cheap gaming laptops under £1000, £900, £800 and less.

Here you can find the best gaming laptop deals to give yourself a PC refresh for both the UK and US, whatever your budget. This includes steep discounts on high-end gaming laptops, decently-priced mid-range units, and great savings on lower priced machines that make great gifts for gamers on the go or a great replacement desktop if you travel a lot for work.

The new range of gaming laptops feauturing the Nvidia 4000-series cards are coming out soon and some are available for pre-order from some of the retailers we feature down below. These laptops with the 4050 and 4060 card already seem to be good value for money compared to the previous generation laptops, so, if you can, wait until those launch and we'll cover them here to help you find a good deal.

Right now there's an excellent deal on this ASUS ROG Strix G15 laptop that comes packed with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU and an AMD RX 6800M GPU, as well as a 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM with a stunning 300Hz FHD 15.6-inch montior. You can get it for £1300 at Laptops Direct, down £650 from £1950.

If you don't want to wait we've got deals on laptops from Asus and MSI to Acer, Lenovo and more. To help make your search a little easier, we've scoured through the best online retailers including Amazon, Currys, Scan and more to help you save money on your new investment, but also to ensure you get the best quality laptop within your budget.

Check the list below for more of the best cheap gaming laptop deals in 2023. We've also answered some frequently asked questions, including who has the best prices for gaming laptops, when's the best time to look for gaming laptop deals, and what to look for in a cheap gaming laptop.

MSI GP66 Leopard i7- £1449

MSI GP66 Leopard i7- £1449 at CCL (was £1900)

Intel i7 11800H, 15.6" QHD IPS 165Hz Screen, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080


ASUS ROG Strix G15 AMD Ryzen 9- £1300

ASUS ROG Strix G15 AMD Ryzen 9- £1300 at Laptops Direct (was £1950)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, AMD RX 6800M GPU, 15.6-inch 300Hz screen

MSI Katana GF66 i7- £999

MSI Katana GF66 i7- £999 at Currys (was £1099)

Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch FHD 144Hz, RTX 3070 GPU

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 AMD Ryzen 5- £850

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 AMD Ryzen 5- £850 at Box (was £930)

AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Screen, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060

Acer Aspire 7 AMD Ryzen 5- £700

Acer Aspire 7 AMD Ryzen 5- £700 at eBuyer (was £850)

Ryzen 5 5500U, 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Screen, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti

Whether you're upgrading to a new model for improved specs, switching from a gaming PC for better portability, or it's your first time buying, we've spotted a whole range of gaming laptop offers to suit your needs. We've also separated them by price to help you find the best gaming laptop deal within your budget, ranging from as little as £600/$600 up to £1,000/ $1,000.

The best gaming laptop deals under £1,000 in February 2023

Some of the laptops above exceed the £1,000/ $1,000 price point, and for that money, you'll get the best stuff available. However, that doesn't mean you can't get most of those same specs at under £1,000/ $1,000 also. At this price point, you can find laptops with RTX 3060/3050Ti GPUs, Ryzen 7 and Intel Core i7 GPUs, with screens both 144hz and 120hz.

The best gaming laptop deals under £900 in February 2023

The £800 to £900 mark is an interesting one for gaming laptops, as you'll not see a lot of change from the under £1000 range. You can still expect to have a 3060 or 3050 GPU with an i7 or Ryzen 7, but you can also get i5s and Ryzen 5s to save a bit of money. This price range is usually filled with laptops that cost over £1000 that have gone on sale, so it's a great place to find some real value for money.

The best gaming laptop deals under £800 in February 2023

This is what we think the sweet spot is for most people looking to get a gaming laptop right now. You can still find products from big manufacturers like Dell and Asus, and still expect to get an RTX 3050 or 3050Ti. Instead of Ryzen 7s or Intel i7 you'll instead be getting a Ryzen 5 or i5 most of the time, but that isn't too much of a big deal. Companies will try and save cost with less RAM or a weaker Wi-Fi card, but you can upgrade them yourself down the line if you need to.

The best gaming laptop deals under £700 in February 2023

If you're dead set on getting a gaming laptop but don't want to spend loads of money you're going to have to compromise on something. Gaming laptops under £700 are still really good value but might have things missing that more expensive offers have. Don't expect 3050Tis or 3060s here, but also don't be put off by laptops with 1650 GPUs either as that card still performs really well. RAM will always be 8GB and won't be able to be changed out along with some other components, but these laptops will still last you a long time.

Where to find the best gaming laptop deals in the UK and US

In the UK, Amazon, Currys, Very, AO and Argos are some of the most popular online retail sites to find gaming laptop deals. But if you'd prefer to buy from dedicated computing and hardware suppliers you can usually find some real bargains over at CCL, Scan Computers, Laptops Direct and eBuyer.

In the US, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Sam's Club are the usual go-tos for gaming laptop deals. Those looking to buy from alternative tech and computing suppliers can also land some big savings over at Newegg, TigerDirect and Staples.



When's the best time for gaming laptop deals?

It's safe to say that there's plenty of good opportunities throughout the year to bag a good gaming laptops deal. Some of the best times to consider are during big sales events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day. These goliath sales events happen around the same time every year with tons of products discounted to crazy cheap prices, including gaming laptops.

Other great times to look out for deals is around the Christmas and Boxing Day period, as well as the February sales in the new year. Manufacturers release their new Laptops around February time after the CES tech event, which means the models from the previous year go on sale soon after. The websites we've listed above also have different discounts every few weeks plus seasonal sales so it's always worth checking back every now and again to see what's changed.

What to look for in a cheap gaming laptop

Buying a cheap gaming laptop doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on quality. There are many affordable gaming laptops that offer great performance for less.

The key things to look at when buying a gaming laptop are its screen size, the refresh rate of the screen, what graphics card and processor it has, the battery life, and also if things like RAM and Wi-Fi card can be upgraded.

These things will all vary depending on what you need, if you're not trying to play the latest AAA games on Ultra settings, you won't need the best GPU available. If you're rarely going to move the laptop from your desk, then battery life isn't going to be as important to you.

How much does a good gaming laptop cost?

Again, the answer here comes down to what you're personally looking for. If you're looking to play relatively basic games that don't need a lot of power to run, like Stardew Valley or CSGO, then you can get a good gaming laptop for less than £600/$600.

On average though, a good gaming laptop that will let you play new games at medium-to-high settings should cost you between £700/£700 and £900/$900. If you want to spend a bit less then you might compromise with a slightly less powerful GPU or a slower refresh rate screen, or you could spend a bit more and get something faster. Either way, there will be a laptop out there that is a good price for what you need.

If you decide to treat yourself to a new machine to game on then you might want to consider a gaming mouse, as built-in trackpads can slow you down. Take a look at Digital Foundry's best gaming mouse article to help you find the perfect one to pair with your new laptop. Also be sure to follow the Jelly Deals Twitter account where we're always tweeting out deals on laptops, mice, keyboards, headsets and more when we see them.

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Mark is a commerce writer who decided to put his gaming and tech knowledge to use and help find the best deals for other gamers. When he's not deal-finding, Mark is probably amassing hours in CS:GO or playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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