RTX 3070 gaming laptop deal for $1,000 wins Cyber ​​Monday

If you’re looking for a sub-$1,000 gaming laptop, you know what to expect. An RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti in a very thick chassis. Well, that’s where this Cyber ​​Monday deal from Best Buy exceeds my expectations for what gaming laptops can be at this price point.

The deal is for an Asus TUF Dash, which normally sells for $1,500. However, thanks to a $500 discount, this powerful gaming laptop now lands just under $1,000. That’s incredible value considering it has an RTX 3070 in it. And that GPU really makes all the difference in gaming performance.

The RTX 3050 Ti is a newer graphics card than the RTX 3070 (and technically uses the same GPU), but it’s not as powerful. This RTX 3070 setup should get you about 10% higher frame rates, although of course it depends on the game. That’s not as much of a leap as you might assume based on the names of the cards alone, but keep in mind they use the same actual GPU.

If you really want a significant performance boost, you should jump to the RTX 3070 Ti, which uses the new Ampere architecture. It’ll be a long time before you see one of the best gaming laptops with that graphics card around this price point, though.

The Asus TUF Dash has a fast enough refresh rate to support whatever the RTX 3070 can deliver. The 144Hz on offer here isn’t over the top, especially as this uses a 1080p panel. The quality of this screen isn’t what I’d call top-notch, capping at just 250 nits and a fairly narrow color gamut. But for the price and performance, that’s to be expected.

The configuration also comes with 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 512 GB SSD, both of which are self-upgradable. It also has an Intel Core i7-12650H and just about every port you can think of.

The only reason I’d wait to pick this one up? Well, you can also consider another Cyber ​​Monday deal on gaming laptops, especially the excellent deal on the ROG Zephyrus G14 which is also available today. This one is also an absolute bargain. The G14 is also $500 off, but it’s $100 cheaper than the TUF Dash.

It’s a smaller, thinner laptop, but it has a higher quality screen and better battery life. If you plan to use your laptop for school or work in addition to gaming, then the ROG Zephyrus G14 is a better choice. It’s just not that powerful.

But if you don’t mind the extra bulk and just want better performance, this Asus TUF Dash deal is pretty spectacular.

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