Now that mobile GeForce RTX is here, GTX gaming laptops have been dropping in price
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It's common for retailers to push older models with deep price cuts whenever a newer generation becomes available. When Intel refreshes its Core ix series every year, for example, laptops sporting the previous generation of Intel processors often appear on the front pages of many ads.
We are seeing this again now that gaming laptops are finally shipping with Nvidia RTX Turing graphics to replace the aging GTX Pascal series. Major retailers like B&H, Newegg, and Walmart have been selling select GeForce GTX gaming laptops at major discounts including the following:
- Lenovo Legion Y7000 (GTX 1060, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) @ B&H $1100
- Overpowered Gaming Laptop 17 (GTX 1060, 256 GB SSD, 32 GB RAM) @ Walmart $1000
- MSI GL63 (GTX 1060, 128 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) @ Newegg $850
- Asus Zephyrus GX501GI (GTX 1080 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) @ Refurbforless $1650
- MSI GP63 (GTX 1070, 128 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) @ Newegg $1210
The above systems are notable because they carry high capacity primary SSDs or large amounts of RAM for relatively low prices. Typically, many laptop deals are inexpensive because retailers often equip them with cheap parts like slow 1 TB HDDs and a measly 8 GB of single-channel RAM. This is not the case with many of these newer deals appearing online.
We suspect that more deals on GTX Pascal gaming laptops will be coming in the next few weeks. If you're in the market for a new gaming laptop, then perhaps an older GTX 1070 model would be worth considering especially since RTX gaming laptops start at $1500.