My favorite gaming laptop is $500 off right now on Newegg
It’s been a long Prime Day (opens in a new tab) (or days) so far, and we don’t expect the deals to fully unravel until the end of the week. I bet you can hear the chorus of sighs from across the pond here in the UK – anyone who’s ever worked in sales will understand my pain, but at least some of the gaming laptop deals (opens in a new tab) made the whole roar interesting for those who have access to it.
In fact, my favorite gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15, is currently on a huge discount. But since I’m a bit out of the shipping zone in merry old England, I’m a little jealous of anyone lucky enough to buy it at this price. Right now, this badass RTX 3080-powered gaming laptop is cheaper than we’ve ever seen, as the three wise camels prove (opens in a new tab).
If any of you decide to go all out on the 2021 Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 model for $1,899.99 (opens in a new tab)hit me up on twitter so i can live vicariously through your gaming pleasure, and pretend that Asus hasn’t taken over my lovely review unit.
I have a small problem with the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 (opens in a new tab), or just ROG in general. My main complaint is never the performance, just the noise these things tend to make when at full throttle. Otherwise, I’m going to talk about it all day. This one in particular comes with a positively raging 300Hz refresh rate, and while it might not have the same 32GB of RAM I had in a review model, 16GB are more than enough to do a good part of the game.
And you will be gaming, because this baby’s CPU/GPU combo is almost as good as it gets when it comes to gaming laptops today. In fact, I wouldn’t bother with an RTX 3090 in a laptop; this configuration hits a sweet spot landing at 70fps in most of our gaming benchmarks and keeping the components cool while doing so.
Just make sure to choose one of the best gaming headsets (opens in a new tab) to block out the noise, as it will definitely make a ruckus when it spins.