Gaming doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can get some great value out of gaming laptops, especially when they are on sale. Right now over at Best Buy you can get the MSI GF65 gaming laptop on sale for $799.99. That's $300 off its regular price and as good as it gets. Best Buy also has a trade-in program so you could get some extra money for your old machine if you want. These sales tend not to last long, though, so grab one while you can.
The 15.6-inch display includes 1080p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, which is great for gaming. The specs include an Intel Core i5 processor, a 512GB solid state drive, 8GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. Plus, it's down to a great low price.
For the price you pay, you're actually getting a lot out of this laptop. Primarily, you'r getting a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, which is great for gaming and will allow you to play your favorites at high settings. It is also powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i5-10500H processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM that's great for multi-tasking and keeping your programs running smooth, and a 512GB solid state drive that has NVMe tech for super fast read and write speeds.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and a built-in webcam so you can stream or just do some work from home. It also has a 15.6-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It's the 144Hz refresh rate that really matters though, since this is well above the average for displays and will make your games look great, especially if it's a shooter or other fast-paced game.
The laptop even comes with one month of Game Pass Ultimate, which means you'll have a full month to play the hundreds of games available on Game Pass absolutely free and put your new computer through its paces.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.