Deal | Budget-friendly MSI Alpha 17 gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Radeon RX 6600M on sale with a steep US$459 discount
Large 17-inch notebooks aren't exactly the first choice for adventurous gamers who like to take their gaming laptop everywhere they go, but these machines are perfectly suited as a more or less stationary replacement for a full-fledged desktop gaming PC. Despite the larger footprint, 17-inch gaming laptops are not necessarily more expensive than their smaller counterparts, especially when taking advantage of a decent sale for a budget model which can currently be found at a popular retailer in the US.
To be more precise, GameStop now sells the MSI Alpha 17 with a rather rare all-AMD configuration including the quick Ryzen 7 5800H octa-core processor as well as the well-performing AMD Radeon RX 6600M dGPU on sale for US$840 including free shipping. This budget-friendly gaming laptop is further equipped with 16GB of DDR4 memory as well as a fast 144Hz IPS display with a regular Full-HD resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. At Amazon and many other shops, the MSI Alpha 17 is being sold at its regular MSRP of US$1,299, which means that this deal offers potential savings of up to US$459.
We've thoroughly reviewed the previous but fairly similar generation of the MSI Alpha 17, and found that the budget gaming laptop has good input devices and long battery life of more than seven hours in our Wi-Fi websurfing test. We also liked the large 17-inch display and the fact that there is room for a second SSD, which makes it very easy to upgrade the stock 512GB NVMe drive. Last but not least, the MSI Alpha 17 sports pretty good speakers, which makes it a good choice for budget-minded buyers who are specifically looking for an all-AMD gaming laptop.
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