The general rule when buying the best gaming laptop is to opt for the highest-end GPU you can afford, as it is often a permanent part of the system. That is, it cannot be changed as it can be with RAM or storage (which also depends on the model). With that in mind, Gigabyte’s Aorus 15G YC with GeForce RTX 3080 can be purchased for $ 1,869.99 after the reduction right now, and includes several extras.
Newegg has this portable bestial marked from $ 2,299.99 to $ 2,069.99. Plus, there’s an $ 200 email discount you can send, so you effectively save $ 430 on the full list price. Besides that, there are a couple of free gifts: six free months of GeForce Now and a Death Stranding download code.
Gigabyte Aorus 15G YC Laptop | 15.6 inches 240Hz | Core i7 10870H | GeForce RTX 3080 | 32 GB of RAM | 1 TB SSD |
$ 2,299.99 $ 1,869.99 after discount on Newegg (save $ 430)
If you’re looking for a high-end gaming laptop, this one offers top-of-the-line specs, including a GeForce RTX 3080 and RAM gobs. The total discount is after sending the $ 200 email discount.See offer
If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same base model Aorus 15G we reviewed earlier this year (and which won our Editor’s Pick award), but with stronger specs. That is, it has an RTX 3080 instead of an RTX 3070 and a 1 TB SSD instead of 512 GB.
Otherwise, it has the same Core i7 10870H processor (8C / 16T, 2.2 GHz to 5 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache) and 32 GB of RAM, all wrapped in a 15.6-inch package (IPS ) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a very fast refresh rate of 240 Hz. The screens on this line of laptops are also factory calibrated.
Going back to the GPU, not all Amere moving parts are created equal, even between the same model. In this case, it is the lower-end RTX 3080 (105W) mobile variant with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory instead of 16 GB and a 1,245 MHz clock. This is a bit annoying, but it's still a rugged GPU, and the advantage of taming it a bit is a better temperature (especially on a relatively thin and light system).
This is usually a high-end gaming laptop with high-end specs, which should take you a long time to upgrade.