Rumor has it that Black Friday deals aren’t real. Someone clearly forgot to tell Newegg, because it’s offering the awesome Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4, complete with no less than a fuggin’ 4K OLED display and Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti mobile graphics, oh and an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU , for just $1,149. That can’t be real. And yet it is, folks. It is real.
It’s also just one of many gaming laptops available on Newegg with an extra 11% off via the “ZIP11” promo code. (opens in new tab)
The Aero 5 is a classic 15.6-inch laptop with a compact footprint thanks to 3mm bezels on three sides of the screen. Not just any screen, but a bona fide, original OLED panel with eight million pixels. Overkill for a laptop? Maybe, but we doubt anyone is complaining. It’s not like at this price point you can blame the OLED panel for making the Aero 5 too expensive.
The panel is both DisplayHDR 400 True Black and Pantone certified and offers 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 gamut. A desktop monitor with those specs would cost about as much as this entire laptop. And of course, thanks to OLED technology, you get IPS spanking pixel response.
Of course, some would argue that 4K is a bit much for just an RTX 3070 Ti mobile GPU. But thanks to the magic that is DLSS upscaling, that’s no longer true. The only slight downside to the Aero 5’s scorebook is that the panel only runs at 60 Hz. So this is not the best choice for serious esports.
For everyone else, it’s absolutely amazing. Further specifications are 16GB of RAM and a whopping PCIe Gen 4 1TB SSD. For connectivity, there’s both Thunderbolt 4 and Wifi 6E, along with USB Type-C mini DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1. Oh, and that 14-core, 4.7GHz Intel Core i7 12700H.
As if all that wasn’t comprehensive enough, this thing even has a 99 Whr battery, the largest allowed by US aviation authorities for use on airplanes. It really is an insane amount of laptop for the money. This could be the Black Friday gaming laptop deal (opens in new tab) from 2022.
Be sure to add the “ZIP11” code at checkout to get the final 11% off the list price.
Where are the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals?
In the U.S:
- Amazon – RTX 3050 laptops from Acer and Dell starting at $810 (opens in new tab)
- Asus – high-end ROG Zephyrus 14 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3060 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- MSI – RTX 3080 gaming laptops up to $200 off at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- gigabytes – up to 25% off Gigabyte gaming laptops at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- walmart – cheap Gateway laptops. Remember them?! (opens in new tab)
- B&H’s photo – up to $500 off gaming laptops from Lenovo, Asus and MSI (opens in new tab)
- Target – gaming laptops under $1,000 (opens in new tab)
- Staples – up to $300 off MSI gaming notebooks (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo – $700+ discounts on Legion laptops (opens in new tab)
- Razer – discounts on Razer Blade laptops, our favorite notebooks (opens in new tab)
- Newegg – RTX 3060 gaming laptops under $800 (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy – save up to $500 on gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft – up to half the price of last generation laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell – save over $300 on Dell and Alienware gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 – Gigabyte A5 K1 |
$1,199$729 at Newegg (save $470) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 – MSI Reticle |
$1,899$1,349 at Newegg (save $550) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 Ti – Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 |
$2,199$1,249.99 at Newegg (save $949.01) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 – Razerblade 14 |
$2,799.99$1,999.99 at Amazon (save $800) (opens in new tab)