This AMAZING RTX 4070 gaming laptop is already a great value, but now it's even more affordable while this deal lasts (UPDATED)

Update Nov. 28 @ 11 AM ET: Cyber Monday came to an end, and while the MSI Katana 15 is still on sale, it's not nearly as discounted as it was before. However, the similar ASUS TUF gaming laptop with RTX 4070 is only $979.99 at Best Buy right now, which is also a fantastic deal and will serve the same gaming needs as the MSI Katana 15.

In the world of gaming laptops, MSI is known as a brand that produces reliable products but at a lower price than many competitors. Right now, the MSI Katana 15 B13VGK-484US — one of the company's newest models — is on sale for $171.98 off as part of Cyber Monday. This makes it even more affordable than it usually is. 

The MSI Katana 15 is a relatively new release, so seeing a discount on it so soon is nice to see. This is a mid-range gaming laptop that will help you get more out of graphics thanks to the powerful processor and RTX 40-Series GPU it utilizes.

MSI Katana 15  — Core i7-13620H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 4070 |was $1,364.99now $1,287.00 at Amazon ($77.99 off)

MSI Katana 15  — Core i7-13620H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 4070 | was $1,364.99 now $1,287.00 at Amazon ($77.99 off)

This NVIDIA 40-Series gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch screen that supports 144Hz and is packed with a powerful Intel Core i7-13620H to help keep up with modern gaming needs. With 16GB RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD, there is plenty of room for game files. Plus, the handy ports make it easy to connect accessories or external monitors as you see fit. 

✅Perfect for: Mid-range gaming with high refresh rates and a lower cost than many competitors.

❌Avoid it if: You want a laptop with 4K resolution or an OLED display.

💰Price check: $1,599.00 at B&H

Deals STILL AVAILABLE!

A budget gaming laptop for mid-range gaming

While the MSI Katana 15 doesn't have the very best internals of any gaming laptop on the market, what it does provide is reliable mid-range gaming at a lower cost than many competitors. Of course, it has a powerful RTX 4070 GPU that can handle more realistic light rendering, but that coupled with the Intel Core i7-13620H makes for a great experience overall. 

The large 15.6-inch screen with a max resolution of only 1920 x 1080p once more isn't the most impressive panel we've seen on a gaming laptop. However, it does support a fast refresh rate of 144Hz to supply the latest visual signals from the system, which is naturally good for gaming. Plus, between the three USB-A ports, USB-C port, HDMI 2.1 port, and ethernet port any user will be able to connect a good number of accessories or an external monitor to use during their gaming sessions.

At any rate, whether you're looking for the best gaming laptop for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, the MSI Katana 15 is a fantastic mid-range option with a powerful GPU that can keep up with your gaming needs without being too expensive.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's gaming editors with a focus on gaming handhelds, PC gaming, and laptops. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, ROG Ally, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of game guides, previews, features, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming-related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market. You can follow her @rrspear on X (formerly Twitter).