This one pops up on the market every so often, and every time it will, I’m compelled to allow you to understand about it, since $799 is an excellent price for all hardware. The star of this series, clearly, is your GeForce RTX 2060. It is marginally less interesting today that Nvidia has established its GeForce RTX 30 show in cellular form, but nevertheless an exciting alternative in this budget.
To set the cost into perspective, the cheapest notebook using an RTX 2060 at Best Buy (non open box/refurbished, that’s ) is your MSI GS66 10SE, now discounted from $1,500 to $1,100. It is a beefier config around, even though it ought to be, at $300 over the Gateway Creator version highlighted here.
I would recommend adding yet another 8GB of RAM and updating the SSD. Doing those things requires just a bit from the baseline value proposal, but it’s going to be money well spentdropping the following 8GB of RAM indoors and swapping out the 256GB SSD to get a 512GB version should just run around $100, roughly $150 in the event that you jump into 1TB.
Updating those parts with this notebook is simple, too–simply get rid of a few screws to pop the base panel, and you are in. It isn’t absolutely mandatory, based on what games you’re playing. But if you go that path, you’re going to get a Core i3 10300H, GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB of RAM, along with a 512GB SSD for about $899. That is a superb price.
If you would like to spend less and are eager to exchange ray-traced gaming to get a less expensive price tag, there is another Gateway Creator notebook available, for $599 (save $200). Both versions also sport an IPS screen with a 1920×1080 resolution and 120Hz refresh speed.