If you thought the Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals( would be a pale shadow of what was offered on Black Friday, I have news for you.
With a 12th-generation 10-core i7 CPU and an RTX 3070 GPU, this is one hell of a machine.
For I have one of the best laptop deals this year for you: this Asus RTX 3070 ultraportable for just $1,000 at Best Buy(opens in new tab).
We continue to compile the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals(opens in new tab).
The Asus TUF Dash 15 was launched as part of Intel’s ultraportable initiative that paired lightweight processors with high-performance graphics cards to deliver machines that were thinner and cheaper than their standard counterparts with chonkier CPUs inside.
But that’s not what we have here. Yes, it’s still the same relatively slim Dash 15 chassis, but here the RTX 3070 is paired with a true 12th Gen Core i7 CPU, with ten cores and 16 threads of Alder Lake processing power. This is no productivity wallflower, in other words.
It also rocks 16GB of DDR5-4800 memory, as well as a 512GB SSD. That’s probably the weakest part of the package, in fairness, but it’s relatively easy to remove the back of the laptop and stick a new SSD in. There is a second NVMe slot for an additional SSD, which means you don’t have to mess with the boot drive if you want some extra space to store your games.
Since this is at its core a gaming laptop, the RTX 3070 at 105W will happily run any game you want to throw at the 144Hz 1080p screen. It also packs a 76WHr battery, which should keep it relatively well away from the power outlet. Well, as long as a gaming laptop can keep the GPU going on battery anyways.
All told, that makes this a fantastic Cyber Monday gaming laptop deal for anyone on a strict $1,000 budget. And means that if you had held off buying a machine on Black Friday but were afraid you’d somehow missed out, you don’t have to worry anymore. But if you can stretch that budget a bit more and aren’t stuck on some weird anti-AMD ideology, another Asus rig will deliver more gaming power for just $100 more.