If you’ve ever been around a gamer in action or have accidentally interrupted a Twitch stream, you probably noticed that they’re pretty invested in this shit. They did not come to play (well, they actually did, but you get the point) and need a laptop that can keep up.
Whether you’re that person or have one of those people on your gifting list this season, listen up: One of the best gaming laptops you can get, the Acer Predator Helios 300, is $300 off on Amazon today, and comes with a free activation code for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It seems like a glitch in the simulation, but it’s not.
The Predator Helios 300‘s interior specs are just as badass as the name sounds: Featuring a workhorse 8th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card with Intel UHD Graphics 630 (and 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM), and a wildly fast 144Hz refresh rate to eliminate tearing — all showcased on a 15.6-inch FHD 1,920 x 1,080 display. Whatever graphically-demanding game you’ve decided to obsess over recently, the Predator Helios 300 can handle it without flinching (even with Metro: Last Light Redux and Grand Theft Auto V). It works so hard that it does have a slight tendency to overheat, so keep it off your lap.
While the Predator Helios 300 is most known for its gaming excellence, it a pretty well-rounded laptop overall. Named by Mashable as one of the best laptops for Windows 10, this is a great two-birds-with-one-stone purchase if you need a business-in-the-day, party-at-night device.
From now until April 2019, your purchase will also get you a free activation code via email for Black Ops 4, hot of the press in October 2018. The game goes for $59.99 on its own, so you’re basically getting a $60 game for free — and trust us, after 11 years of COD, it’s still damn good.
It’s pretty common knowledge that the good gaming laptops usually go for well over a grand — it’s one of those “you get what you pay for things,” and gamers don’t hesitate to pay full price. So when you get the opportunity to snag one on sale, you don’t pass it up. Regularly $1,299, you can save $300 and get the Acer Predator Helios 300 for just $999.