Game faster with an Nvidia GTX 1060-equipped Dell laptop for $880

That's $200 off a brand-new gaming laptop with potent graphics and processing.

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Anybody in the market for a gaming machine who missed last Rick's Acer deal last week might be interested in this one.

The top-end member of Dell's new G-series gaming laptops, the G7, is already on sale at Best Buy for $880 -- a $200 discount, as spotted by Slickdeals.net. It's a little more than the Acer in price, and a lot more in processing and graphics horsepower.

Light-up keyboard and touchpad in red and blue? Check! Big grills in the front and back for ventilation? Check! Game-ready graphics thanks to an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU? Yes, sir. Big 256GB solid-state drive? You betcha.

It sacrifices the 4K display and super-thin chassis of some gaming laptops for better specs, but you'll pay a whole heap more for those niceties. This is a legit portable gaming rig at a great price.

Here's the full specs:

  • Eighth-gen Intel Core i7-8750H
  • 15.6-inch, 1,920x1,080-pixel display
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 256GB SSD
  • GTX 1060 6GB Max Q GDDR5
  • Windows 10

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