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Now that mobile GeForce RTX is here, GTX gaming laptops have been dropping in price

Now that mobile GeForce RTX is here, GTX gaming laptops have been dropping in price (Image source: B&H)
Now that mobile GeForce RTX is here, GTX gaming laptops have been dropping in price (Image source: B&H)
Nvidia GTX Pascal gaming laptops are now at their cheapest for gamers on tight budgets. Get an Asus Zephyrus with GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics for $1650 or almost the same price as a brand new MSI GL73 with an RTX 2060 GPU.

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:

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.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-02- 3 (Update: 2019-02- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.