UPDATE: Oct. 13, 2020, 4:01 p.m. EDT You can now save an extra $100 on top of the already generous Prime Day deal of $500 off.
SAVE $600: For Prime Day, the ultra-high-end Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop is $600 off.
PC gamers know this truth better than anyone else: Gaming laptops are kind of ugly sometimes. More often than not, they’re super chunky and packed to the brim with RGB lights and designs that just aren’t everyone’s style (no judgment here if it does happen to be your style). It can really be a deterrent from ever buying one.
Today is a good day to be in the market for a new piece of hardware, and if you have not done so already, check out our roundup of the best Amazon Prime Day deals in effect right now. Incidentally, you will not find this specific gaming laptop included. Not because it’s a sour deal—just the opposite, it’s a fantastic price for the configuration—but because Best Buy has the better price right now.
Amazon’s annual Prime Day event motivates other vendors to offer discounts of their own, and in this case, you can score an Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop with a Ryzen 7 4800H processor (8C/16T, 2.9GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache) and GeForce RTX 2060 GPU for $799.99. That is $200 below the list price.
The big day doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, but there are already Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deals to be had. But, shhh, right now they’re not all actually on Amazon itself. You can check out our current selection of Amazon Prime Day deals from the early offers on assorted goodies, but we’ve also seen some pretty impressive gaming laptop deals too.
You might be concerned that the new Nvidia RTX 3080 launch would instantly render the RTX 20-series obsolete, and while that’s almost true from a desktop GPU point of view, on the gaming laptop side it’s not so cut and dried. With the Nvidia RTX 20-series Super cards only launching this year I wouldn’t expect RTX 30-series mobile GPUs until well into 2021.
Yet there are certain to be discounted gaming laptops as last-gen processors from Intel get phased out ahead of the upcoming 11th Gen Intel Tiger
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compare the top early gaming deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring Corsair & Razer gaming laptops, PC & headsets, Oculus, Valve Index & more VR kits, AVerMedia & Elgato capture devices & gaming & office chair deals. Links to the top deals are listed below.
Best gaming PC & laptop deals:
Save up to $400 on gaming PCs and desktops at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on top-rated CyberPowerPC, SkyTech, Omen & many more gaming PCs
Save up to $451 on gaming laptops from top manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Razer, Acer, ASUS, MSI & Lenovo – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
Save up to $451 on Razer gaming laptops, keyboards, mice & gaming headsets – at the Amazon Prime Day sale
Save $161 on the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop at Amazon – featuring Intel Core i5-9400F, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
Chromebooks, web-based devices that run on software from Google and are made by an array of companies, are in particular demand because they cost less than regular laptops. That has put huge pressure on a supply chain that cobbles laptop parts from all over the world, usually assembling them in Asian factories, Mr. Boreham said.
While that supply chain has slowly geared up, the spike in demand is “so far over and above what has historically been the case,” said Stephen Baker, a consumer electronics analyst at the NPD Group. “The fact that we’ve been able to do that and there’s still more demand out there, it’s something you can’t plan for.”
Adding to the problem, many manufacturers are putting a priority on producing expensive electronics that net greater profits, like gaming hardware and higher-end computers for at-home employees, said Erez Pikar, the chief executive of Trox, a company that
RazerCon 2020 is a day-long show featuring new looks at games, product reveals, and live heavy metal concerts. Viewers can expect to get new looks at Torchlight III and Empire of Sin, and if you’re a metal fan, you’ll be happy to hear that DragonForce and Sabaton will close out the show with live performances. On top of all that, GameSpot is serving as RazerCon 2020’s official media partner, and so we have a number of products to reveal alongside the event.
Razer is taking steps into some new territory with its very first gaming chair and PC gaming case. The other new products will be more familiar to fans of Razer’s accessories, including a pair of Bluetooth headphones that boast a 50-hour battery life and kitty ears as well as a plug-and-play microphone that will work great for streamers.
The day-long RazerCon 2020 livestream is live now, and you
I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we could do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.
I have fond memories of late 90s and early 2000s Gateway computers. Sure, they were my dad’s preferred PC brand. So by proxy, it was ours until us kids went to college. But they were reliable, inexpensive machines. We didn’t need the latest and greatest when our social lives revolved around what we can do with the chore money we earned taking out the garbage. I played too many games on mine, spent too much time chatting with friends on AIM, but I also learned how to take it apart and put it back together. I got more out of it than I ever thought I would, and that’s how I feel about this brand new Gateway Creator series laptop: it’s got some head-scratcher design choices, but the laptop is way better than I thought it would be.
Thin and light gaming laptops are no longer a novelty, as practically every PC maker offers their own take on the category. Some of them don’t always stand-out from the crowd, however, and can push the envelope on thermals in ever-tighter chassis designs. That is most definitely not the case with Dell’s Alienware m15 R3 though, unless you want to compare it to last year’s Alienware m15 R2. At a passing glance, this year’s refresh looks just like last year’s model. That is not a bad thing, as the new m15 R3 is a head-turning laptop with some notable improvements to this newest iteration, including a revamped cooling solution.
Quite frankly, we are just fine with the overall physical design staying the same for another round. Dell had already given the m15 a complete facelift last year, ditching the gray digs and outdated aesthetic of the original model and dressing
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone is now officially available, and today you can get it with a $100 discount. This phone carries with it many of the same features present on Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, but it’s priced considerably lower at just $699.99, and it drops to just $599.99 during the current sale.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB Smartphone ($599.99)
Almost all the features of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone and a lower price to boot: What’s not to love? The Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives it performance identical to the Galaxy Note 20. A few features have been scaled back and the S20 FE has slightly worse cameras, a lower resolution screen, and less RAM. But it remains a relatively high-performance phone with lots of