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The best gaming laptop deals in March 2017: cheap gaming laptops for every budget

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If you’re on the hunt for the best gaming laptop deals, then you’re in luck! We’ve scoured the internet for the best deals that will give you mobile gaming power without destroying your bank account.

You may be looking for an affordable budget gaming laptop that you can take with you on journeys to play casual or indie games, or looking for a huge gaming behemoth that packs in top-of-the-range components that would make a gaming desktop PC blush – no matter what your needs, we have you covered.

We’ve got the best weekly deals on gaming laptops at the top of this page, bringing you the very latest bargains, and beneath that we have the best prices for our favourite gaming laptops.

The best laptop deals of the week

Omen by HP: HP’s Omen series of gaming laptops are seriously impressive beasts, and this one features a 17.3-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 1060 graphics card. You also get a free Xbox Elite Controller worth over £100 thrown in as well!. £1299.99 from Amazon

Asus ROG G752VS-GC054T: This 17.3-inch gaming laptop comes with an Intel Core i7 CPU, a whopping 32GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. Graphics are handled by the powerful GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5. Best of all, £500 has been knocked off this price. Now £1999 from Amazon

Dell Inspiron 15 7000: Make sure you’re quick with this deal, as it ends on Tuesday. Save £100 when you buy this excellent gaming laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. Now £799.99 from PC World

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700: This is a fantastic deal for this gaming laptop. You get an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and a GTX 960M GPU, along with a decent price cut of £50. Plus, enter the code EXCLUSIVE10 at the checkout to save a further 10%! Now just £949.99 £855 from PC World

Asus ROG G752VY: Save a huge £620 off this fantastic gaming laptop with this deal. It comes with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 1TB hard drive and 256GB SSD, a GTX 980M GPU, a 17.3-inch display and a free copy of Forza Horizon 3. Now £1379.97 from Laptops Direct

MSI GL62M: Save 10% off this 15-inch gaming laptop with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Intel Core i5 CPU and a GTX 1050 graphics card. A carry bag is also thrown in for free. Now £899.99 from Argos

We’ll continue adding the best laptop deals in the latest sales as we find them. Up next, you’ll find the latest prices on some of the most popular laptops around, followed by the best deals on TechRadar’s favourite gaming laptops

Where to find the best gaming laptop deals in the UK:

Popular budget gaming laptop deals

Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

This gaming laptop won’t leave you penniless

CPU: Intel Core i5 – i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – 1050 Ti | RAM: 8GB – 16GB | Screen: 15.6-inch, FHD 1920 x 1080 – UHD 3840 x 2160 anti-glare LED backlit | Storage: 1TB SSHD 8GB – 1TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Stellar battery life
Ports for days
Trackpad is touchy
Screen is lacking

In a world full of overpriced gaming laptops with internals that overcompensate for their underqualified screen resolutions and short-lived batteries, the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming is a breath of fresh air. Ditching the Alienware moniker for something a little more mainstream, Dell has crafted yet another gaming PC masked as a productivity machine. Following in the footsteps of the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition, the Inspiron 15 is a gaming computer you wouldn’t be embarrassed to use in public. From the outside looking in, the Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming is a class act. Better yet, it’s relatively powerful, long-lasting and, come to think of it, pretty damn affordable too.

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming

Popular mid-range gaming laptop deals

Asus ROG Strix GL502

It’s hard not to love a gaming laptop this good

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1070 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 15.6-inch full HD 1,920 x 1,080 IPS | Storage: 128GB – 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD

Rocks Full HD gaming
Deliciously vibrant screen
Middling battery life

The Asus Strix GL502 may not boast the most innovative design, swapping out the usual black and red color scheme for one that makes it feel like Halloween year-round. But, it’s undoubtedly one of the best when it comes to gaming in 1080p. In fact, we were able to crank the settings all the way up in Overwatch without taking a hit below 60fps. The battery life is janky, sure, but the screen, performance and onboard sound system more than make up for it.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix GL502

HP Omen 17

A premium desktop replacement sans the premium cost

CPU: 6th gen Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5); Intel HD Graphics 530 | RAM: 16GB DDR4 | Screen: 17.3-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) IPS with G-Sync | Storage: 1TB – 2TB HDD, 128GB SSD

Affordable price
4K, G-Sync Display
Plastic-y build
Large physical size

Like the GameCube of laptops, the HP Omen 17 has the build quality of a children’s toy. However, when you see what it can do, you’ll wonder why it didn’t cost more. At 7 pounds, you’ll have to forgive the weight of the HP Omen 17 if you want to benefit from its 17-inch Quad-HD display. Of course, although the GTX 1070 is more of a 1440p performer than a 4K one, you can still expect a consistent 30 fps in games like The Division at the highest graphical settings. Overall, the HP Omen 17 is HP’s Gigabyte P57X equivalent, but with Bang & Olufsen speakers that might tip you over the edge.

Read the full review: HP Omen 17

Popular high-end gaming laptop deals

Acer Predator 17 X

Proof the GTX 980 is far from dead

CPU: Intel Core i7 | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 | RAM: 32GB DDR4 | Storage: 1TB HDD, 512GB SSD

Loaded to the max with features
Relatively quiet cooling fans
High price for last-gen GPU
Extremely long battery recharge time

The Predator 17 X isn’t the kind of laptop you would take to a coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon to catch up on assignments. Unless you don’t mind lugging around a bulky power brick and a 10.03-pound (4.67kg) computer, this is a notebook best left at home. The Predator 17 X is, however, one of the most well-rounded gaming laptops. A desktop-class Nvidia GeForce GTX 980, for instance, is built into the base of the machine, making it (just barely) capable of gaming in 4K. This is a smart move considering that, if you shell out a bit more cash over the base model, the 17 X boasts an Ultra HD display, complete with G-Sync functionality. Paired with more than enough ports to get the job done, the Acer Predator 17 X is well worth the steep asking price, even if it does take three-and-a-half hours to charge.

Read the full review: Acer Predator 17 X

Razer Blade

CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5 VRAM) | RAM: 16GB | Screen: 14-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) IGZO (LED backlit, multi-touch) | Storage: 256GB – 1TB PCIe SSD

Impressive battery life
Thunderbolt 3 a smart add
Fans whir loudly under load
Limited upgrade options

For many gamers, Ultrabook is a four-letter word, but it doesn’t have to be. The first time you get your hands on a Razer Blade, you’ll be looking at a battery life of 3 hours and 35 minutes in-game (or six hours of non-stop video). While you could argue it does skimp as far as graphics are concerned, with the help of a Razer Core external GPU enclosure, you can strap an Nvidia Titan X inside if you want.

Read the full review: Razer Blade

Source: TechNology

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