Origin, builder of ultra-high-end PCs, announced this morning that its latest EON15-S series of laptops will start at a mere $999. Okay, now I know gaming laptops have become a bargain all of the sudden. Sure, you won't find the most amazing hardware at that price point. The $999 model will feature a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 panel, powered by an Intel Core i3-7100H processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. That's not exactly the pedal-to-the-metal power Origin is known for.
As AMD continues to encroach on Intel's previously dominant position inside gaming PCs, the Santa Clara company has responded with Intel Gamer Days, a week-long celebration of giveaways and deal to help cement brand loyalty. The timing is fortuitous as we've just unveiled our list of the best gaming laptops and budget gaming laptops, many of which feature Intel inside. There are plenty of other gaming deals that will be available through Labor Day. These cheap gaming notebooks can help you take your PC gaming on the road without spending a fortune.
A gaming laptop is like an enchanted sword. It can do all the usual sword things--chop, slice, cleave--but an enchanted sword can do a lot more, like talk or glow, or deal extra damage to orcs. When it comes to raw power, a gaming laptop is almost always going to have the upper hand over a regular laptop. The key distinction is easy to spot: Gaming laptops all have discrete graphics cards. This is the enchantment that gives your gaming laptop its extra oomph.
As of Jan. 13, you can grab the Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop for $1,999.98 at Amazon -- the best price we've seen to date on this 2021 model. Get a gaming boost with the Alienware m15 R4 15.6-inch gaming laptop, which on sale for a new low price of $1,998.98. Rest assured it has the specs you need for a smooth gaming experience, along with plenty of storage space for your next Steam shopping spree. The primary engine of the Alienware m15 R4 is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 graphics card, which offers enough power to handle the latest releases (like Halo Infinite). It also includes a 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H 8-core processor and 16GB of RAM for increased performance. And with a 1TB PCle solid-state drive for storage, you'll have plenty of space.
The HP Pavilion Gaming 16 knows that sometimes a 15-inch laptop is a little too small, and a 17-inch laptop can be a lot too big. As its name suggests, the Pavilion Gaming 16 splits the difference, building itself around the uncommon 16.1-inch diagonal screen size. Announced Tuesday and available immediately for a starting price of $800, HP said the Pavilion Gaming 16 isn't much bigger than the typical 15-inch laptop. However, that extra inch of diagonal display offers up to 7 percent more screen real estate than a typical 15-inch laptop. The IPS panel offers up to 144Hz refresh rates and up to 300 nits of brightness.