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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still several weeks away, but consumers in the market for a laptop right now are in luck. Right now, retailers such as Best Buy and Office Depot have a number of high-rated models on sale.

For more sales, check this week's best electronics deals. Our testers recommend the XPS Beneath the sleek design you'll find high-end specs: an Intel Core i7 processor , 16GB of memory, and GB of solid-state storage. The battery should last a little more than 12 hours for web browsing.

If you want a slightly larger screen, the inch model also did well in our tests. We recently tested a similar Lenovo Flex the processor was an Intel and found it to be a capable performer, with strong performance and a battery that lasted about 12 hours in our web-browsing trial.

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This The GB drive is a little on the small side, so you have to be careful about storing large image and video files. As mentioned above, a cloud storage service can also help you archive those images.

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Need further assistance? Please call Member Services at Join Consumer Reports. Already a member? Welcome to Consumer Reports. Dell's G-series gaming laptops are cheaper than those from its Alienware division, but still capable of playing the latest AAA titles. There are three separate models -- the G3, G5 and G7 -- available in and inch sizes. The G3 15 was slimmer in design than the G5 and G7, which were styled more like a gaming laptop.

The G3 leans more toward the G5 and G7 design, too. The midrange G5 15 hits the mark with an excellent price-to-performance ratio, build quality and design. Read Dell G5 15 review. The Legion Y is currently the best deal, but it lacks a few of the gaming-focused extras of the Y like an RGB backlit keyboard. Read Lenovo Legion Y review.

The 2-year-old Helios is available in the meantime with a We reviewed the inch version , which we liked for its unique features. The company's mainstream Nitro 5 is also getting a refresh, but like the Helios, the old models are still around. Read Acer Predator Helios review.

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An interesting vent design and green backlit keyboard and accents are the only real giveaways that it's not your average laptop. Read HP Pavilion Gaming review.

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Frame rates aren't going to be fast enough for enjoyable play on high-detail settings with newer graphically demanding games. Below are a couple of our favorites, but if you're a casual gamer keep an eye out for the MX elsewhere. Along with the MX graphics and an eighth-gen Intel Core i5 processor, you get a good While all the other laptops here are big In fact, when it launched it was the world's thinnest inch laptop with discrete graphics, making it a good choice for a little light gaming on the go in between meetings or classes. You'll want to make sure you get the most graphics power you can afford from the start since this can't be upgraded later, unlike memory or storage.

Most if not all gaming laptops let you easily expand or upgrade your memory and storage, so again, it's best to put your cash into the GPU and processor. Sure, you'll get more for your money with a gaming desktop, but if you don't have room for one or you must have mobility, these budget-friendly laptops are worth the investment.