If you missed the great gaming Prime Day sales, Gamestop offers you big discounts on different gaming devices for different budgets. Whether you’re looking to buy a budget gaming laptop or a high-end gaming desktop, let’s jump right in and see what’s available.
- MSI Pulse GL66 – $750, was $949
- CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme – $1,000, was $1,300
- Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 – $1,300, was $1,540
- iBUYPOWER Trace MR1003Ti – $2,302, was $3,200
MSI Pulse GL66 – $750, was $949
If you’re looking to get into gaming but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this gaming laptop deal gives you low-to-mid-range performance at a great price. While the RTX 3050 isn’t a high-end card and is often outshone by GPUs like the RTX 2060 and 2070, the FHD and 60Hz refresh screen balances the performance well, meaning you’ll be able to play even the latest games can run medium-level graphics settings without overtaxing the GPU. MSI pairs the GPU with an 11th Gen Intel i5-11400H, a mid-tier CPU that gives you a bit of versatility for programming, light editing, coding, and general productivity, so it’s nice to have. You also get 8GB of RAM, which should be enough for most people, and the 512GB SSD might be a bit smaller, so you’ll probably want to pick up a good deal on an external hard drive to complement it.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme – $1,000, was $1,300
Another avenue is of course a great gaming PC deal, and CyberPowerPC is known as a good boutique pre-built PC company. You’ll get an upgraded RTX 3060 straight away, allowing you to bump the resolution or refresh rate a little further to 144Hz, which you can pair with one of our gaming monitor deals if you need one of those too. The CPU is an 11th Gen Intel i5-11400F with about the same performance as the MSI Pulse, so you can get various things done without too much trouble. RAM also tops out at 8GB, which should work for most people, and the 500GB internal SSD should be fine, although a small addition down the line might be needed.
Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 – $1,300, was $1,540
If you’re looking for a mid-range gaming laptop, the Legion 5 Gen 6 is a strong contender with a massive 17.3-inch screen that gives you a massive amount of screen to work with, be it gaming, productivity, or coding , or graphic design, you will not feel constrained. The GPU is an RTX 3060, which isn’t bad given the price range, and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a mid-range CPU that matches the i5 and sometimes beats it in some gaming metrics. As for RAM, you get a whopping 16GB, which is more than enough for most people, even power users, and the 1TB SSD means you don’t have to constantly reach for an external hard drive. It also does a great job of dissipating heat to keep the keyboard cool, although the mousepad’s left-side detent might be annoying for some and you might find yourself turning off the trackpad when you’re gaming.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR1003Ti – $2,302, was $3,200
Finally on the chopping block, you’ve got a high-end gaming PC that will blow your socks off as it’s equipped with an RTX 3080Ti, probably the third most powerful GPU on the market, meaning you’ll be able to game without a hitch Play on high graphic settings and 4k resolution. It might be a little tricky at higher resolutions at 4k, but with smart tweaks you can use the best gaming monitors out there. The CPU is a powerful 11th gen Intel i7-11700KF, an evolution of the i7 and only replaced by the i9, which is generally reserved for enthusiasts, so the i7 should give you more than enough power to do what you do to need. As for RAM, you probably won’t be surprised that it’s 16GB given this is a high-end build, and while the included 1TB should be enough for most people, it would have been nice to have an extra one Hard drive at this price range or at least a smaller SSD dedicated to the operating system and everyday apps. Other than that, it’s just a minor complaint.