As we approach the end of 2018, it is easy to see that PC gaming is bigger than it’s ever been. If you’re looking to jump into the fun for the first time or you’re thinking of upgrading from older hardware, a new gaming laptop might be just what the doctor ordered. Black Friday 2018 is loaded with some of the best deals on gaming laptops that you will see all year.
When looking for the best gaming laptop deals, pay close attention to the display size of the laptop and which type of graphics card is included. The graphics card is the most important component to consider for PC gaming, so it is generally advised to pick up the most powerful option that your budget allows. Where possible, value GPU quality over processor speed, except in cases where high refresh rates matter more to you. 120Hz and 144Hz displays are more demanding on the CPU than laptops with standard 60Hz displays. If you are stuck deciding between a pair of similar laptops and one has a SSD while the other does not, always opt for the laptop with the SSD, as it will make the biggest difference in performance for everyday use.
The best Black Friday 2018 gaming laptop deals
If you’re on a strict budget or if you have a blank check, there are a wide range of gaming laptops available at big discounts from the biggest retailers.
- Razer Blade 15 with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB - $1599.99
- ASUS ROG Strix Scar with Core i7-8750H, 16 GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB - $1799.99
- HP Pavillion 15.6" with Core i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - $749.99
- Acer Predator Triton 120Hz G-SYNC with Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GTX 1080 - $1999.99
For more spontaneous deals on gaming laptops, check in with the Amazon Black Friday hub for limited time discounts.
- MSI GL63 15.3" with Core i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - $699.99 (after rebate)
- Acer Aspire 17" with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB - $979.99
- ASUS ROG Srix Scar 17" 120Hz with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB - $1249.99
More laptops, gaming PCs, and electronics deals can be found at the NewEgg Black Friday hub.
- Acer Nitro 15.6" with Core i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - $599.99
- Acer Nitro 15.6" with Core i5-8300H, 8GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - $519.99
- MSI 15.6" 144Hz with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - $1899.99
- ASUS TUF Gaming 17.3" with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - $999.99
You can find more Black Friday 2018 laptop deals from the Best Buy BF2018 Computers and Tablets hub.
- Acer Predator Helios 300 15.3" 144Hz with Core i7-8750H, 16GB DDR4, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB - $1199.99
To stay on top of the latest deals, keep checking back in on this guide — we'll continue adding the latest gaming laptop deals in the days leading up to Black Friday this November 23. Be sure to have a look at our Best Black Friday 2018 PC Gaming Deals guide for the best prices on SSDs, GPUs, and peripherals for your rig. For deals on all sorts of cool stuff, check out our other Black Friday 2018 deal guides.