Do you know what gamers want for the holidays? New gaming gear. It's that simple. Thankfully, there's a wide range of to fit any holiday budget this season, from high-end gaming PCs and laptops to more affordable options such as a $25 mouse. Below are the best deals on gaming gear I've found thus far this holiday shopping season. Be sure to check back; I'll update the list as new deals emerge.
Gaming laptop deals
With its ninth-generation Intel Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics, this 15.6-inch gaming laptop will power 3D shooters and AAA titles alike at 1080p. And the 512GB SSD provides ample room to store your games.
IMHO, this is the sleekest, best-looking gaming laptop on the market. Impossibly thin for a gaming laptop, this 15.6-inch slab of a laptop also boasts a powerful, smart component lineup. It pairs the ninth-gen Intel Core i7-9750H CPU with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. It also features an ample 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It lists for $2,000, and the lowest its price had gone was $1,900 -- before dropping recently to $1,800 at both Amazon and Best Buy. Read the Razer Blade review.
This clearance model features an Intel Core i7-9700 CPU and an ample 16GB of RAM. For graphics, you get the cost-effective GeForce RTX 2060 from Nvidia's latest generation of GPUs. For storage, it's a one-two punch of a 1TB hard drive and 256GB SSD.
This beast boasts the unlocked (for easy overclocking) Intel Core i7-9700K CPU, 16GB of RAM and top-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. You get plenty of storage and data access speed with the combo of a 1TB hard drive and a 512GB SSD.
Gaming display deals
This 27-inch display features a 1,920x1,080 resolution, a 1ms response time, a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync. FreeSync is an adaptive synchronization technology that matches the refresh rate of a monitor to the frame rate of a compatible AMD graphics card (or a compatible card from Nvidia with some tweaking) for smooth, tear-free gaming.
This 27-inch display features a 2,560x1,440 resolution, a 1ms response time, a 155Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync.
G-Sync monitors are typically more expensive than equivalent FreeSync models but are a better fit if your PC has an Nvidia GeForce GPU.
Gaming accessories deals
This wired headset is compatible with PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and some VR devices. It was priced at $80 earlier this fall before dropping to $50 last month, and now it's less than half its list price at only $40 from both Amazon and Best Buy.
You'd be hard pressed to find a wireless headset for less. It connects to PCs but not consoles via a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a range of up to 40 feet and a rated battery life of up to 16 hours.
Still one of the best. The DeathAdder Elite is at its lowest price ever at Amazon and Best Buy.
A perfect holiday bundle. It includes the Void Pro gaming headset, K55 RGB keyboard, Harpoon Pro RGB mouse and MM100 mouse pad.