We get it: Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day, you just want to sit and do some gaming without worrying about life. Well, Best Buy has got your back with two excellent gaming laptop deals that you can take advantage of while getting some great specs in the process. To that end, we have the MSI Sword 15.6-inch gaming notebook, going for $995 instead of $1,299, and the MSI GF65 Thin 15.6-inch, slashed from $1,499 to $1,199.
MSI Sword 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook – $995, $1,299. Was
First, we have the MSI Sword, and for just $995, you can pack quite a lot in it. The RTX 3050Ti, for example, is one of the more powerful graphics cards and more recent additions to NVIDIA’s lineup. Paired with the 11th generation i7-11800H, this laptop Simplicity Tear down most of the programs you’re going to throw at it and probably most games too, even on a relatively high setting. Of course, a powerful pair of CPU and GPU won’t matter much without a good screen, and you’ll be happy to know that you get a 15.6-inch FHD screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and it’s IPS, one of which is . Improved types of monitor panel technologies. You also get a 512GB PCIe SSD for internal storage, which is nice, and 8GB of RAM, which is good but not as good as could be. Overall, the $304 savings make this laptop a real steal, given the specs you’re getting, even if you have to pick up an external hard drive.
MSI GF65 Slim – $1,199, $1,499 . Was
This laptop is largely similar to the MSI Sword, though a bit heavier with more powerful hardware behind it. So instead of the RTX 3050Ti, you get the RTX 3060, probably one of the top five cards in the industry and not surprisingly underclocked. Of course, you get the oddly low-end 10th-gen i7-10750H, which is still pretty powerful, though for the extra $300 or so, one would expect an 11th-gen CPU to remain, especially the 8th. The internal storage of GB RAM and 512GB SSD remains the same. Nonetheless, it’s not a deal-breaker, and you can easily pair it with a gaming monitor from our gaming monitor deals. Of course, if you prefer a better GPU and CPU combo for almost the same price, you need to check out our gaming PC deals.
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