So it looks like Amazon has already started rolling out pretty good sales on some of rather wanted laptops so I thought I would give you a list of good deals so far and I would try to update it frequently to the best of my ability (I still have to go to work you know)
First of powerful gaming laptops , I am talking 1060/1070 GPU powerful 🙂
Best gaming laptop deals under 1500 USD with 1070 GPUs:
The MSI GT62VR Dominator Pro 9% off (may not sound like much but for the price high tag, it is still a lot, and it comes with GTX 1070 (one of the most powerful GPU) i7-6700HQ(one of the most powerful GPU) 16GB(more than enough) 256GB M.2 SATA(for the OS for faster booting and and overall performance) + 1TB.
The Eluktronics P650RS-G unknown brand for some, it is just a reseller of the Clenvo brand, which offers very good build quality and very good colling as well for slightly more than the MSI GT62VR, with the same GPU/CPU/RAM but 512 GB of SS and no 1 TB HDD.
The P57Xv6-PC3D same price 20% off, with the same GPU/CPU/ half the RAM but with a bigger screen(17.3 inch) 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD.
Best gaming laptop deals under 1500 USD with 1060 GPUs:
Edit: latest deal is on ASUS FX502VM it’s a great deal it comes with 6th generation Intel i5-6300HQ, 16GB DDR4, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, and of course the GTX 1060 weighting only 4.9 LBS this should be your laptop if you are on a tight budget since it doesn’t come with SSD and the most affordable option for a powerful gaming laptop.
New deal : The [MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro](https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GE62VR-Apache-Pro-026-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IS33QWY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=bkadamos_test0f8-20&linkId=326d8cc9461ea51fc31bf84132ee7a5c) 20% off, comes with great combination Geforce GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ, 12GB RAM, 128GB M.2 SATA SSD for OS + 1TB which makes a very good all around laptop for a great price point.
The Eluktronics P650RP6 20% off , again unknown brand for some, it is just a reseller of the Clenvo brand, which offers very good build quality and very good colling as well as great value for money since it is the lowest price with a 1060 GPU, 15.6” Full HD IPS (also available in 17.3 and also cheapest option available) 128GB Eluktro Pro Performance SSD(recommended to upgrade once you have enough budget) 8GB DDR4 RAM( enough but can increase it if you want to).
The MSI VR Ready GE72VR 17% off , 17.3 inch 15.6 inch also on 20% sale comes with GTX 1060 (second best GPU for under 2000 budget and best under 1500 budget) i7-6700HQ, 12GB(lower than other options but still enough )128GB M.2 SATA(again, lower than other options but still enough ) + 1TB.
The MSI VR Ready GT72VR Dominator 19% off slightly higher price, slightly better quality, same specs GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 12GB 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB.
The Asus ROG Strix GL702VM 7% off, NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB, Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 1TB 7200RPM HDD( no SSD, but can be added which is recommended).
The Eluktronics P650RP6 had a BIG sale but slowly increasing in the price, GeForce GTX 1060 15.6” Full HD IPS 512GB Performance SSD 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The MSI VR Ready GP62MVR Leopard Pro are the closest one to the 1K mark, and it comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.6-3.5GHz), NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 3G GDDR5, 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz, 1TB (7200rpm), Full-Color Backlight Keyboard, Metal Build
Of course these sales are always subject to change/end, so I will try my best to keep them updated and add more, so if you now a good one let me know.
Edit: I am also building a more detailed article with more laptops for different usage for laptops [here].
Best gaming laptop deals under 1000 USD :
Edit: latest deal is on ASUS FX502VM is a great deal it comes with 6th generation Intel i5-6300HQ, 16GB DDR4, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, and of course the GTX 1060 weighting only 4.9 LBS this should be your laptop if you are on a tight budget since it doesn’t come with SSD and the most affordable option for a powerful gaming laptop.
The ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VT because it comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz(one of the best CPU in the market), 15.6″, 1920 x 1080(would’t recommend any less for this budget), 16 GB RAM(more than enough ram for smooth multi tasking), 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M(great performance for main stream games on medium to high settings , think Overwatch, BF1 and such), 5 hours battery life(with light usage of course) only issue no SSD, but you can always add that later.
The MSI GE62 Apache Pro because it comes with 970M GPU which should give you great performance for mid range games same as the asus above but for a much lower budget and it comes with similar size and lighter at 5.29 lbs with good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance and enough ram for smooth multi tasking (8GB) , but has a lower yet powerful CPU ( i5-6300HQ) and again great value for money.
Best gaming laptop deals under 800 USD
Lower budget and lower specs but still good enough for mid range gaming if you don’t mind lower settings or lower FPs
The Dell Inspiron i7559 because it offers great value for money , it comes with quad core i7, great battery life, 8 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 8 GB SSD for cache and to help with load times(you can add SSD if you want more storage), 1TB for your large files, backlite keyboard which is a nice plus, 1080P screen (wouldn’t recommend any less at this price point), 960M GPU that should handle moderate games.
The MSI GL62 because it has everything you need at a great price, a powerful quad core i7, 12 GB of ram for smooth multi tasking, 1 TB HDD for storage, small SSD storage (128 GB), for faster booting and and overall performance, USB C which is a nice bonus , it doesn’t have a Backlit keyboard though, but it does have an optical drive like you wanted, 960M GPU just like the Dell’s and comes with 4 USBs (1 C, 1 2.0 and 2 3.0), and it around the same price range.
The last one and least expensive with 960M GPU is the Dell Inspiron because it comes with 960M GPU which is the best you can get for this budget , it also comes with enough ram for smooth multi tasking(8GB), Good SSD storage (256GB) for faster booting and and overall performance,Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor which more than enough for most gaming, great value for money, good battery life, and it fits well with a low budget but it doesn’t come with back lit keyboard though. Side note: if you for some reason Amazon shows the price at 800+~ then click on the other seller options to get the mid 600 range with the big sale on it.
So far not big deals on college laptops, but the below laptops offer great value for money so keep your eyes on them.
The ZenBook-UX305UA because it comes with 13.3-Inch Full-HD IPS which the perfect size and recommended screen size for a college laptop, Intel Core i5 6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage and kinda the standard on these kind of laptop, 8 GB RAM which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking(multiple chrome tabs, while watching videos/listening to music and such, 256 GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, great battery life expect 7-10 Hours Battery Life with light to medium usage,great build quality with all-aluminum body, very light at 2.9 lbs which is one of the lightest in this category, doesn’t come with a backlit keyboard or USB tybe C though which is a con if you have a use/need for them.
Pro tip: you can save about a 100 if you are ok with buying from the warehouse deals.
The Acer Swift 3 because it comes with 14″ Full HD, Intel Core i5-6200U which is powerful enough for most college usage , 8GB DDR4 which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB SSD very good for faster booting and and overall performance, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing, light weight at 3.31 lbs, very good battery life at 6-8 hours with light to medium usage, great build quality with metal chassis, it also comes with USB type C and 1 – HDMI port with HDCP support, very good battery life, fits well inside small budgets and a backlit keyboard.
The Acer Spin 5 because it offers great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very good battery life at 7-10 hours with light to medium usage, very good build quality with metal cover, (1920 x 1080) resolution with 13.3 inch screen, it is also light weight at 3.53 lbs, and it has 2 in 1 feature with 4 modes which a nice bonus and can work with acer active stylus combined with 2 in 1 feature makes it a great option for drawing and such.
The Acer Aspire S 13 again great value for money, it comes with Intel Core i5-6200U Processor just like the other acer, Intel HD Graphics 520 good for light gaming/photo editing , 8GB of ram which is enough ram for smooth multi tasking, 256GB of SSD for faster booting and and overall performance, very great battery life at 8-11 hours with light to medium usage (one of the areas where it is better than other options so if you care most about battery this is the way to go), very light weight at 2.9 lbs (this is another area where this is strong plus, lighter than the other Acer by (.41 lb and .63 lbs) so if weight is an issue this is where to go), good build quality (not as good as the others on the list but still very good), USB 3.1 (Type C) port(another nice plus), 2 – USB 3.0 ports (1 with power-off charging) and slightly lower in price than the other two.
Pro tip: for some reason with this listing some times the higher priced seller show when you click on the link, simply click on the other sellers section to get the better deal.