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Best Black Friday gaming laptop deals 2021

Razer Blade 15
Razer Blade 15 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

The Black Friday gaming laptop deals are live and if you've waited until today to pick up a bragain, feel free to pat yourself on the back as there are some great offers available right now. You'll have to be quick though as we expect the best ones to be snapped up very quickly indeed.

Picking the best laptop deals takes time and some degree of effort. Don't go and choose the top result for "best laptop" on Amazon. We've considered dimensions, ergonomics, performance, and value. Not every laptop is built for the same consumer, and a gamer won't necessarily require the same specs and features as one who requires a portable workstation — this is where our recommendations come into play.

Best Black Friday gaming laptop deals

You'll be able to find countless gaming laptops on sale through promotions like Black Friday. The Razer Blade 15 range is often discounted, allowing you to save big on one of the best gaming laptops.

Dell New G15 gaming laptop | $435 off (opens in new tab)

This laptop includes an 11th-generation Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 512GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. It has a ton of great features for the price, too.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (Gen 6) | $380 off (opens in new tab)

This Legion 5 Pro has an octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6GB of VRAM, 16GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200MHz RAM, and a 2TB M.2 SSD. The 16-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio has a 2560x1600 (QHD+) resolution, Dolby Vision, NVIDIA G-Sync, HDR 400, 165Hz refresh rate, and 500 nits brightness. Use code BFDEAL11 to get the full discount.

Dell G15 gaming laptop | $337 off (opens in new tab)

Dell's G15 gaming laptop has an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a NVIDIA RTX 3050 dedicated GPU for excellent entry-level PC gaming performance. The display keeps up with an FHD resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and about 250 nits brightness.

Gigabyte AORUS 15P YD | $450 off (opens in new tab)

This Gigabyte AORUS 15P YD gaming laptop is deeply discounted, allowing you to get among the best 1080p gaming performance for well less than $2,000. This model has an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU, 1TB SSD, and 32GB of RAM. It's a monster.

Razer Blade Stealth 13 | $300 off (opens in new tab)

Razer isn't shy about treading new ground and the Blade Stealth was the first 13-inch laptop to use one of NVIDIA's latest dedicated GPUs despite its small form factor. This is now a tiny, proper gaming laptop, perfect also for professionals and content creators.

Alienware m17 R4 | Save over $400 (opens in new tab)

With a huge saving, you can pick up one of the biggest gaming laptops around with an RTX 3060 inside paired with an Intel Core i7 and 16GB of RAM. Your games will look and run great on this beasty thing.

Razer Blade 15 | Save up to $1,300 (opens in new tab)

This crazy discount nets you a Blade 15 with an RTX 2080, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and either an absolutely gorgeous 4K OLED display or a ridiculously fast 1080p display with a 300Hz refresh rate. You'll struggle to find more laptop for this kind of money.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD | Save $300 (opens in new tab)

This is one monstrous gaming laptop. Inside, you'll find an Intel Core i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 32GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD for the OS, and all your favorite apps, as well as an additional 1TB SSD for games. Then there's Windows 10 Pro and a 4K IPS display to enjoy all your content on.

Gigabyte Aero 4K OLED | Save $650 (opens in new tab)

This is a pretty insane laptop with not only a GTX 3060 and an 11th Gen Intel Core i7, but a simply glorious Samsung 4K OLED display. It can certainly game, but as an NVIDIA Studio laptop, this one's more for the creators.

MSI GP66 Leopard 11UH-032 | $100 rebate (opens in new tab)

There's plenty to love about this MSI GP66 deal, including the 15.6-inch 240Hz display, Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD.

Gigabyte G5 MD gaming laptop | $350 off with $100 rebate (opens in new tab)

This Gigabyte G5 MD laptop has everything you need to start gaming on the go, including a 15.6-inch FHD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz, an Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You will need to use a $100 rebate to knock off the full $350 from the original listing price.

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop | $50 off (opens in new tab)

Acer also has a striking deal on its Nitro 5 laptop that brings the price down to within our affordable range. Inside, you'll find an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There's no rebate or code to use so the deal price is already applied and ready to go.

Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop | $210 off (opens in new tab)

This Windows 11 laptop from Lenovo comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. It's not going to win any awards for performance, but you'll be able to enjoy all your favorite games.

MSI GF63 | Save $200 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Entry-level doesn't mean awful anymore and this MSI gaming laptop is fairly slim but packs an NVIDIA GTX 1650 and an Intel Core i5 along with 8GB of RAM and PCIe storage, the latter two also being upgradable in the future. You won't find a lower-priced gaming laptop than this.

Gigabyte G5 KC | Save $200 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

This Gigabyte G5 KC is quite the deal, rocking a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It has an Intel Core 5-10500H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM with a 512GB SSD.

Where to find the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals

Black Friday gaming laptop deals are expected to start soon (if not already), and we're keeping tabs on the best sales right here. However, you can always check out individual stores to see for yourself what kind of deals are currently available. Amazon is one of the more popular destinations, but you must be wary of third-party listings and inflated prices.

Black Friday gaming laptop deals: Accessories

Whether you require a new mouse, headset, or even a separate keyboard to use your gaming laptop as more of a desktop, there will be plenty of deals to choose from. The best part is you can mix and match different brands for accessories to ensure you get the best deal.

Razer DeathAdder v2 Pro Wireless | $60 off (opens in new tab)

Take one of the greatest mice ever made, toss in the absolute latest high-end tech, and you're left with the Razer DeathAdder V2, a mouse with all things for all people. This version of the pointer is wireless too, which makes it even more impressive for gaming.

When do Black Friday gaming laptop deals begin?

You can expect to see some gaming laptops on sale in the run-up to Black Friday, but we'll see the full force of the discounts from Nov. 26. Be sure to keep tabs on the aforementioned retailers during the actual week of Black Friday, starting Monday, Nov. 22, where we're hoping to see deals go live.

Some retailers will even guarantee prices through Black Friday, so don't be shy if a product you've been after for some time is now available for less. There's a good chance you won't feel left out or hard done by. Just watch out for the guarantee messages to be sure you're not going to see a lower price closer to Black Friday.

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.