March 30, 2023

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Daily Deals: GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop for $1099, RTX 3070 PC for $1230, $10 Off PS5

Daily Deals: GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop for $1099, RTX 3070 PC for $1230, $10 Off PS5

Today’s daily deals include an HP ENVY RTX 3070 gaming PC for under $1250, a Gigabyte RTX 4060 gaming laptop for $1099, an Apple MacBook Air laptop with M1 chip for $799, $10 off the PS5 Digital Edition God of War bundle, 40% off the Elden Ring art book, and more.

$10 Off PS5 Digital Edition God of War: Ragnarok Bundle

For whatever reason, Amazon has the PS5 Digital Edition console bundled with God of War: Ragnarok for $449 instead of $459, a savings of $10. We’re not sure why, and it’s not a massive discount, but we’ll take anything. Amazon Prime cardholders can also get an additional 5% ($22.45) cashback as well. This is a better deal than buying the console and game separately, which would come out to $469.98 if you paid retail price for both.

HP ENVY RTX 3070 Gaming PC for $1229.99

HP ENVY Intel Core i9-12900 RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

HP ENVY Intel Core i9-12900 RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Here’s a pretty nice deal on an excellent gaming PC for around $1200. This HP ENVY PC features a 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900 16-core Alder Lake CPU, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. The Intel Core i9-12900 is one of the best CPUs available… you’d need to get an Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU to get anything as good or better. The RTX 3070 is a very solid video card for this price level; it will easily get you 60fps+ at up to 1440p gaming.

New Release: Gigabyte G5 15″ Intel Core i5-12500H RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop for $1099

Gigabyte G5 KF 15" Intel Core i5-12500H RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Gigabyte G5 KF 15″ Intel Core i5-12500H RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

The new generation of laptops is here! The Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop equipped with the new GeForce RTX 4060 GPU starts at an unbeatable price of $1099. That’s about the same price you’ll find an RTX 3060 equipped laptop, and this one is way faster. The RTX 4060 laptops are so new that there aren’t many reviews yet, but the first leaks show it performing better than a mobile RTX 3070, plus there’s the benefit of DLSS 3.0. This GPU should be able to run most games at 144fps on the native 1080p display. Note that there’s only 8GB of RAM included, which might be enough for you. If it isn’t, the RAM is user upgradeable.

New Release: ASUS ROG STRIX G16 16″ Intel Core i7-13650HX RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop for $1399.99

ASUS ROG STRIX G16 16" 1920x1200 Intel Core i7-13650HX RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

ASUS ROG STRIX G16 16″ 1920×1200 Intel Core i7-13650HX RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

This ASUS ROG Strix G16 gaming laptop offers a slightly larger 16″ 1920×1200 16:10 display, a more powerful 13th gen Intel Core i7 Raptor Lake CPU, and double the RAM for $300 more. It’s also equipped with the newest RTX 4060 GPU.

New Release: Lenovo Legion Pro 7i 16″ RTX 4080 Gaming Laptop for $2729.98

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i 16" 2560x1600 (QHD+) Intel Core i9-13900HX RTX 4080 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i 16″ 2560×1600 (QHD+) Intel Core i9-13900HX RTX 4080 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

The reviews are out and this laptop is a bona fide speed demon. In gaming, the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 laptop with its RTX 4080 GPU performs about 35% faster than the RTX 3080 Ti and 60% faster than the RTX 3080. Compared to desktop variants, the mobile RTX 4080 approaches a performance level similar to the desktop RTX 3070 Ti. It’s definitely more than enough power to run games on the native QHD+ display at near maximum settings.

2020 Apple MacBook Air 13″ M1 Laptop for $799

2020 Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina Display M1 Chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

2020 Apple MacBook Air 13″ Retina Display M1 Chip, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

The late-2020 Apple MacBook Air 13″ laptop was one of the first MacBooks equipped with the Apple M1 chip. The M1 outperformed every Intel CPU found on previous generation MacBook Airs and even with the new M2 chip out, it’s still a very relevant processor. The M1 chip is extremely energy efficient as well, which allows the MacBook Air to boast up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.

40% Off Elden Ring: Official Art Book

Elden Ring: Official Art Book Volume I Hardcover

Volume 1 of the upcoming 2-volume Elden Ring official hardcover art book series is set to be released on July 25. It’s going to retail for $59.99 but you can preorder it right now for $35.99, a hefty 40% in savings. Volume 1 features key art from the game’s opening movie, concept and development art of the large open-world and claustrophobic dungeons, and the game’s many characters and armors.

Gloomhaven: Jaw of the Lion for $24.49

Gloomhaven: Jaws of The Lion Board Game

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is Celopahir Games’ followup release to the hugely successful Gloomhaven board game. It offers a similar gameplay experience to the original and far more daunting Gloomhaven but it’s been condensed to make the game more accessible to casual players; that means a simpler rule set, a more developed tutorial, and fewer overall pieces on the board. You’re still playing a cooperative campaign that emphasizes tactical combat and RPG-stye character building.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 for $110

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core

There’s a new price drop on the newer Xbox Elite Series 2 Core wireless controller. This is fundamentally the same controller as the older generation Xbox Elite Series 2 controller at a much lower MSRP. The Elite Series 2 Core controller features pro gaming features like adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks. Microsoft was able to significantly cut the price by removing some of the accessories that the original Elite controller came with. Specifically, the Elite Series 2 Core does not come with the extra paddles, thumbsticks, and d-pad. These accessories are still compatible with the Elite Series 2 Core, but if you want to get them, you’d have to buy them separately

Mar10 (Mario) Day Sale Starts Early

The Mario Day Sale technically starts March 10, but several Nintendo Switch games have been discounted early. Starting Sunday, Best Buy has discounted several AAA Nintendo games from $59.99 to $39.99. These include several must-have games like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Odyssey, and more. Best Buy offers free shipping on all of these video games.

2nd Gen Apple AirPods Pro for $199.99

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Active Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Earbuds

Verizon just dropped the price of the 2nd gen Apple AirPods Pro truly wireless noise cancelling earbuds back down to $199.99. This is the same price we saw during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Apple AirPods Pro is one of the best sounding “truly wireless” earbuds you’ll find, especially at this price point. The AirPods Pro is also the only AirPods earbuds with active noise cancelling technology.

The GeForce RTX 4090 GPU Is Finally Down to MSRP

The GeForce RTX 4090 GPU is still a difficult card to find without a price markup. There’s a good reason for it, though. Despite the considerably higher price tag, the RTX 4090 is a beast of a card that dominates every other GPU out there, including the 4080. Amazon has steadily lowered the price of certain 4090 models over the past month and today, finally, there’s an RTX 4080 as the base stock price of $1599.99.

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PS5 SSD for PS5 for $131.99

Constantly going in and out of stock

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps)

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps)

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps) with Heatsink

Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps) with Heatsink

Crucial’s newest M.2 SSD meets all the requirements for your PS5 SSD upgrade. It supports transfer speeds of up to 6,660MB/s which is well above the 5,500MB/s minimum threshold. Yes there are faster SSDs out there, but if your intention is to put this in your PS5, then that extra speed is worthless because you’re bottlenecked by the original PS5 SSD. If you’re worried about opening up your PS5 case, don’t worry it’s very easy. Crucial has an official YouTube PS5 SSD install guide to see you through the process.

Alienware Aurora R14 RTX 3080 PC for $1518.99

Alienware Aurora R14 Liquid Cooled AMD Ryzen 9 5900 RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Alienware Aurora R14 Liquid Cooled AMD Ryzen 9 5900 RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Do you want a rig that can handle any game out there at 4K but don’t want to spend on a $2500-$4000 PC? This might be a good pick for you. Dell is offering an Alienware Aurora R14 RTX 3080 equipped gaming PC for $1518.99 after $780 in instant discounts and stackable coupon codes: “SAVE150” and “ARMMPPS“. This PC is equipped with a liquid-cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core processor, RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The RTX 3080 is a solid GPU for 4K gaming and will completely dominate in 1440p gaming. It’s significantly more powerful than the RTX 3070 or the RTX 2080 Ti. It’s also a lot more reasonable priced than the RTX 4080. Other features include an 80PLUS Platinum 1000W power supply and a clear side panel to show off your interior.

The Best Deals of the Week

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