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If you’ve been browsing gaming laptops over the big Holiday shopping weekend, but haven’t come to a firm decision, we’ve got a roundup of the best Cyber Monday gaming rigs to help make up your mind. With the end of Cyber Monday in sight, the big discounts are in their waning hours. There’s still a little time to make a move, and if you’re unsure what’s a good deal is, below are 8 PC’s at their bottom dollar price points.
Our Top 3 Cyber Monday Picks:
15.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. Specs: Intel Haswell Core i7-4700MQ processor, GeForce GT 750M, 8GB RAM — $769 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,099.
If you’re looking for a gaming laptop under a grand, Lenovo’s mid sized Y510p might be your best bet. This gaming rig sports all the latest specs like the 4th gen Intel i7 CPU along with plenty of RAM and hard drive to boot (1TB). For Cyber Monday, it’s got a rather large $330 off coupon code at Lenovo making it the lowest recorded price for this configuration. The 720p display might cause some higher-end gamers to shy away… but to remedy that you can get this machine in 1080p for $899 after $500 coupon code Y510p68DB
HP Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook. Specs: Intel Core i7-4500U, HD+ 900p, GeForce GT 740M, 24GB mSSD — $843.99 at HP after coupon. List is $1,055.
Did you want to game on an ultra portable Touch laptop? The 14-inch HP Envy 14 gives you a wide range of customization options, including a 900p display and GeForce GT 740M graphics – making it a very gaming capable Ultrabook. A new 20% off coupon code makes it a full $53 cheaper than its previous low Black Friday price.
HP Envy 17t-j100 Leap Motion. Specs: Intel Quad Core i7-4702MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 750M, Blu-ray — $1,039.99 at HP after coupon. List is $1,540.
For Cyber Monday, HP put together this pre-configured Envy 17 and gave it a hefty $500 off coupon code. If hand motion gaming is your forte, the Leap Motion technology can be a much appreciated bonus. HP also sells a customizable version of the Envy 17 Leap Motion, but even after a best ever 20% off coupon, matching these specs would cost $1,104 for the customizable version.
Other Worthy Mentions
Alienware 17 Haswell Core i7-4800MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GTX 770M 3GB, 16GB RAM, Blu-ray — $1,999 at Dell Home after coupon. List is $2,399. If screen real estate and high performance is your thing, this Alienware 17 was discounted by a solid $300 instantly, and has a stacking $100 off coupon.
HP Envy 15t-j100 Quad Edition Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 740M — $784.99 at HP after coupon. List is $955. HP’s Envy 15t Quad Edition doesn’t start out with “gaming” specs per say, but if you beef up the display to 1080p and improve the graphics to GeForce GT 740M you’re looking at a very capable machine. HP’s also running a $150 instant savings discount and stacking $20 off coupon code.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 59400172 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM — $619 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,099. While it’s only equipped with Intel HD 4600 graphics, you can still expect to get 39 frames per second running Total War: Rome II (anything over 35 FPS is just fine).
14-inch Alienware 14 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 750M — $1,149 at Dell Home after coupon. List is $1,349. They’re pricey, but when you buy an Alienware you know they’re not going to cheap out on the little parts like the touchpad and cooling unit. On Cyber Monday this machine got slashed $150 instantly, and carries a $50 off coupon to boot dropping the price to $1,150. On Black Friday, this same laptop ran a total of $1,250.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59392571 Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 755M 2GB, 8GB RAM — $729 at Lenovo after coupon. List is $1,299. Lenovo’s huge $570 off coupon code makes this PC probably the cheapest Core i7 laptop out there with beefy GeForce GT 755M graphics. You can also get this configured with an upgraded 900p display for $769 after coupon Y410P78DB.
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