If you're thinking of picking up a new gaming laptop this holiday season, we've rounded up some of the more wallet friendly offerings this Black Friday. The best bang-for-your-buck machine in our opinion is an MSI GL65 15-inch gaming laptop at Walmart for only $599. This comes with a mid-range GTX 1650, which is slightly faster than the older GTX 1050 Ti. You'll be able to run Borderlands 3 at high settings, and Modern Warfare at ultra setting. The best part of this laptop? They're tossing in a giant 512GB SSD.
The next best candidate if you have a little bit more to burn is the Dell G3 15 at $679 with sports a GTX 1660 Ti Max Q, which is a higher mid-range GPU. It gets you about 15% more frame rates compare to the 1650 listed above in similar settings, and makes VR gaming a lot more viable. This means for $680 you'll get a head start on a VR-capable gaming laptop if you eventually want to pluck the money over for Half-Life: Alyx.
Finally, for those with a bit more budget, we've also listed some under $1,000 laptops below, the noteworthy of the bunch being the MSI GL75 which includes a high-end 144Hz 3ms IPS 1080p display.
Under $600 Gaming Laptops
- MSI GL65 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB, 512GB NVMe SSD — $599 (list price $899) <- best budget in our opinion
- MSI GF75 Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 4GB, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD — $549 (list price $899) <- rebate required
- HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk0068wm, Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD — $499 (list price $749)
$600 to $900 Gaming Laptops
- Dell G3 15 Gaming, Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max Q, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD — $679.99 (list price $1,000) <- great GPU for the price
- Lenovo Ideapad L340 81LK000HUS Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD — $799 (list price $899)
Under $1,000 Gaming Laptops
- Lenovo Legion Y540 81SX00FFUS Core i5-9300H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD — $849 (list price $1,200)
- HP Omen 15 Core i7-9750H, 144Hz IPS, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + Omen Headset + Omen Mouse — $949 (list price $1,399)
- MSI GL75 Raider 17.3-inch Core i7-9750H, 144Hz 3ms IPS, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD — $989 (list price $1,299)
- Lenovo Legion Y540 81SX00B5US Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 144Hz IPS, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD — $999 (list price $1,399)
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