Budget Laptop with GPU for about $1000. What Might Be Available for Black Friday?

I've been thinking of getting a laptop for about $1000 and was wondering what might be available for black friday. It's been quite a few years since i got my current laptop…it looks like all the current ones use Nvidia pascal cards? How loud/heavy are laptops with these cards in general, compared to older laptops using mobile GPUs?

As an example, there is this dell laptop which seems to have pretty good specs for about $1k : https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/408188

And with black friday coming up, do you think there would be even better sales then? What brands would be worth keeping an eye on?

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    Username checks out.

    $1,000 believe it or not, is not a lot of money… The deal you referenced above is pretty incredible considering you receive two years warranty, GST rebate if leaving the country, if you purchased the discounted eBay/PayPal 10% GC's that'll be a bonus and combine Flybuys + Cashrewards to maximise purchase.

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      People told me black friday sales would be better…just seems odd that Dell would do a better deal BEFORE black friday.

      So you dont think there will be anything better for black friday?

      Edit : Looks like the ebay deal is for one year warranty only?

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        If that's what you believe, then just wait until Black Friday. It's only a month away.

        It's not the end of the world if you miss the Dell… there'll always be a sale if you're patient.

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    Yeah for $1k, something with a 1050Ti is realistically the best you could hope for. The one you linked is actually a great deal.

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      People told me black friday sales would be better…just seems odd that Dell would do a better deal BEFORE black friday.

      So you dont think there will be anything better for black friday?

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    That Inspiron 15 is about best value you will get, and probably the only "gaming" laptop worth buying under $1000
    I had one for a short period and does get a little loud when the fans crank on during gaming/intensive tasks; not much you can do and would be the same with other gaming laptops. Ran Battlefield 1 at medium/low settings and CSGO at high settings. The 1050ti in it is pretty much as good as the desktop version, where as the previous gen of laptop GPUs were always much much worse than the desktop equivalent (1050ti about as good as the 970M, and miles faster than the 960M in the previous gen laptop)

    Wait long enough there will always be better deals but you may end up waiting for ever

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      People told me black friday sales would be better…just seems odd that Dell would do a better deal BEFORE black friday.

      So you dont think there will be anything better for black friday?

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        That laptop has 20% off, hard to imagine dell discounting anything greater but who knows, it’s really anyone’s guess

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          Im not asking if dell will do a bigger discount, but if other brands will come out with a better deal for black friday.

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            @Question: Well your first few questions related to gaming laptops and specifically that Dell deal, which I’ve answered.

            I also added that no one will know what the deals this year will be and will differ by each retailer - look up the 2017 Black Friday deals on ozbargain and see for yourself.

            If you’re looking at cheap gaming laptops then probably Dell or MSI - Dell had 20% off last year. It’s really not hard to do a search to find what you need instead of replying to everyone with the same comment

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              @blonky: It was an attempt to get discussion going about what people think will be available for black friday. You know, like how some sites will talk about what they think a particular company will come out with for next year, etc. Of course, nobody knows 100% for sure what they will do, its just an attempt to get discussion going.

              I dont know why theres such a hostile reaction to simple discussion about upcoming black friday deals.

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    you might find a lenovo with the AMD Ryzen 2700u chip for under a grand… read the reviews that benchark that chip (Ryzen 2700u) and the games you want to play..

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    What will you be using the laptop for?

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    That's a hell of a deal you linked there.

    I was looking for a laptop for a bit. Ended up giving up on a dGPU, the devices just cost to much or failed in other pretty big ways (specifically build quality, keyboard and screen).

    Ended up picking up a lenovo thinkpad e485, comes with a ryzen APU for $750, very nice deal (unfortunately over).

    On the Black Friday thing, I've heard it normally brings more deals, but not necessarily better deals. If you find a good deal now go for it. Just make sure the laptop is what you want.

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    If you're interested… Here's a similar laptop to the one you posted but with a better GPU: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253925672284?ul_noapp=true

    I expect the final price to be about $1200 (inc. shipping + import tax). The GTX 1060 is about twice as fast as the 1050ti; I'll let you decide if that's worth the increase in price.

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      How would warranty work for that North American laptop? I'm also after a gaming laptop equal to my 4790k+gtx680 desktop because of personal circumstances I require a portable gaming laptop.

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        Unless it comes with an international warranty (they should mention if it does), you'll have to stump up postage costs to send it back to NA for any service.

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