Best Budget RTX 3060 Gaming Laptops on Amazon in 2022

If you’re like me who needs a gaming laptop and the best website to order from is Amazon, keep reading. I have been looking for a gaming laptop on Amazon because several other famous tech giants do not ship to my area. Often there will be great options available on Amazon, but they can be unappealing because they are cheaper elsewhere. I have compiled a list of good gaming laptops to choose from on Amazon that is worth the cost.

Keep in mind this list was made in May 2022. New options may surface later.

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022)

After much research and deciding between it and the ASUS TUF Dash 15, I have concluded that the 2022 model of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is the best budget gaming laptop on Amazon. It’s a significant upgrade to its former counterparts and features Intel’s new 12th gen CPU. Its i7-12700H CPU even outperforms last year’s AMD model, keeping temperatures down when gaming and sustaining more battery life.

ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022)

Not only was the CPU upgraded, but the screen has been as well. The laptop’s screen has previously been called “utter crap”. The 2022 model has a 15.6” Full HD IPS display with a massive refresh rate of 300Hz. Its RTX 3060 graphics card is a beast with boosts up to 1752MHz at 140W (115W + 25W with Dynamic Boost). Unfortunately, gaming too hard can cause noticeable issues with this laptop, so it’s recommended not to push this one’s turbo to the limit.

As of writing this, the laptop costs $1,500 but may decrease in price later.

Full Specs of ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022)

  • Screen: 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300Hz 0.5/3ms Display
  • CPU: 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
  • RAM: 16GB DDR5 4800MHz RAM
  • Storage: 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11

MSI Pulse GL66

Before I gave in to the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022) gaming laptop, I originally had my eyes set on the MSI Pulse GL66. Its RTX 3070 GPU unfortunately was just for show. In reality, it underperforms to the level of a regular RTX 3060 with its 85W. Regardless of this, it’s still not a bad option for its $1,280 price tag on Amazon.

MSI Pulse GL66

It has one of the better exterior faces out of all the laptops on this list. It lacks a DisplayPort, so don’t expect to plug this one into a modern gaming monitor. You may also want to get rid of all of the bloatware it comes preloaded with. Besides those points, there isn’t much that’s negative to comment on for such a budget gaming laptop.

Full Specs of MSI Pulse GL66 (11UGK-001)

  • Screen: 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) 144hz Display
  • CPU: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 ‎3200 MHz RAM
  • Storage: ‎512GB SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2022)

Similar to the newest ASUS TUF Gaming F15 model, the ASUS TUF Dash 15 has received a major upgrade with its 2022 version. There is even a webcam now, something almost every laptop should have, even if lacking the best quality. Its current price tag on Amazon is $1,350.

ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2022)

The advantage of this laptop is that it’s thin. It takes a step back in specs (although not by much) when compared to the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 laptop, but has its own advantages such as a much more affordable price. It’s surprising how it stays cool as it does for lacking thickness. Of course, it will get hot when gaming but I was expecting it to get much hotter than it initially does.

Full Specs of ASUS TUF Dash 15 (2022)

  • Screen: 15.6” 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-12650H Processor
  • GPU: NVIDA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
  • RAM: 16GB DDR5 4800MHz RAM
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home

MSI Stealth 15M (A11UEK-009)

Despite its “stealthy” name, I still managed to find and add the MSI Stealth 15M to this list. It’s one of the most affordable gaming laptops with the RTX 3060 GPU at $1,150 on Amazon. If you’re not willing to fork up a couple extra hundred dollars, this is a worthy alternative to the other laptops from this list.

MSI Stealth 15M

The biggest downside to this laptop is that it lacks an Ethernet port. This may be discouraging to competitive online multiplayer gamers, but its WiFi is still top-notch. There have been reports of screen flickering, but you should resolve this problem if you wipe and/or clean out the bloatware MSI preloaded it with. Otherwise, it’s a pretty basic RTX 3060 gaming laptop in terms of specs.

Full Specs of MSI Stealth 15M (A11UEK-009)

  • Screen: 15.6” 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-11375H Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM RAM
  • Storage: 512 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

GIGABYTE G5 KD

The GIGABYTE G5 KD is the cheapest gaming laptop on this list at $999. It has the same RTX 3060 GPU as the other laptops and a similar spec screen. Its CPU is more powerful than the MSI Stealth 15M but suffers in comparison to others on the list.

GIGABYTE G5 KD

Full Specs of GIGABYTE G5 KD (G5 KD-52US123SO)

  • Screen: 15.6” 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) Thin Bezel Display
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-11400H Processor
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • Storage: 512GB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home

Keep in mind that the prices listed for these gaming laptops on Amazon are the current prices when this piece was published. The prices may rise or fall. If the prices do happen to increase, add it to your cart and wait some weeks to see if they decreases back to the listed prices or lower. Make sure they’re shipped and sold by Amazon.