As technology becomes more ingrained in our daily lives, the market for compact devices like tablets and smart phones continue to grow. However, some tasks require a more heavy-duty type of computer. This is where laptops for gaming, remote work and video editing come in. Giving users high-quality specs almost equal to a full-sized desktop computer while still allowing for a compact and portable design, these kinds of laptops are usually on the pricier side of things. But one should not need to burn a hole through their pocket just to get a high-quality laptop.

We've rounded up twelve of the best laptop deals for gaming, remote work and video editing under $800 available today. This will not only save you a few bucks but will ensure that you get the best value for your hard-earned money. 

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The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop has been making waves in the gaming scene, not just for its sleek design and affordability, but for the elevated gaming experience, it promises. It is packed with gaming-rich features including a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H Processor, as well as a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics that ensure it delivers only the best visuals for its users. 

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If your priority is visuals, the ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop features a 15.6-inch screen with a NanoEdge design, making its bezel extra thin and sleek. All while still ensuring consistent and vivid colors in its display, thanks to its GeForce GTX 16-Series graphics. For functionality, this laptop has all the ports you will ever need for your gaming peripherals, as well as an Anti-Dust Cleaning (ADC) system that increases system stability and lifespan.

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The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 is the ultimate gaming laptop. Sleek and stylish, but has the functionality of a heavy-duty gaming device, it is equipped with Intel Core i7 processing, next-generation NVIDIA GeForce graphics, as well as Dolby Audio. You just know all your senses will be in for a treat. Plus, it has a powerful battery life of nine hours and can be quickly recharged up to 80% within 60 minutes, and 100% within 120 minutes. 

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Whether it's for work or gaming, if you're looking for a laptop that is simple and easy to understand, you may want to check out the HP Pavillion 15.6" Gaming Laptop. It is a no-nonsense laptop that packs a powerful performance in its compact body. Maximize your productivity with this laptop's larger screen-to-body ratio, micro-edge bezels that maximize your view, and of course, HP's signature Quickdrop that allows for better file-sharing across devices, regardless of brand and model. 

 

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Another commendable creation from HP under its Pavilion series is the HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" FHD Touchscreen Laptop. While it's not as ideal for gaming as the 15.6 version, it's perfect for remote workers who are always on-the-go. True to its name, it has a lightweight body with a 360-degree hinge that allows the laptop to double as a portable touchscreen tablet. It also has a three-sided micro-edge display that gives users a crystal-clear Full HD resolution. 

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The Acer Swift 5 Ultra-Thin & Lightweight 15.6" Laptop is innovation like no other in the line of touchscreen displays. Having the current global situation in mind, it features an Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass so you feel safer using your device. Also great for remote work, it has multiple cooling modes that make it easy to tailor the laptop noise to wherever you’re working from. It has a dependable battery that is capable of lasting up to 17 hours.

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While the Dell G3 Gaming Laptop has been around for a few years, it continues to be a worthy contender when it comes to high-quality gaming laptops. Engineered especially for that purpose, it has SmartByte technology that prioritizes visual content for seamless streaming. With its 8th Gen Intel® quad-core processors and dual fans, it can easily handle CPU-intensive processes such as gaming and video editing, without the system overheating.

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The 13-inch MacBook Air may not be Apple's latest release, but it continues to be a great option for remote workers everywhere. Besides the obvious upside of its sleek and user-friendly MacOS interface, the threat of getting a computer virus and having your files corrupted are much less for MacOS.  Apple users would be at an advantage, as this allows them to have an easier time syncing their devices (iPhone, Apple Watch, etc.).

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A laptop that is more on the economical side, the 15-inch Dell Inspiron 3000 Laptop, is a reliable device for gaming, video editing, and even your remote work needs. While its gaming capabilities are pretty limited, it has good features for its price. With an Intel UHD 600 graphics card, an Intel Celeron CPU and 4 GB of RAM, this mid-sized laptop proves to be quite the investment.

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If you're looking for a laptop that is more business than pleasure, check out the Dynabook Toshiba Tecra A50-F 15.6" Business Laptop. It boasts high-bandwidth RAM and great storage capabilities, which allows users to run multiple programs at the same time. This also means you can save files faster. While perfect for remote work and video-editing, this laptop is also very capable of running some of your favorite casual games smoothly. 

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With most of the laptops in this line-up powered by the Microsoft Windows OS, their creation, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go has earned its spot in this list as well. Launched in the latter part of 2020, this laptop is equipped with new hardware and is the lightest and most affordable choice for remote workers. It is considerably smaller with its 12.4-inch touchscreen, but it is very easy to carry at only 2.44 lbs. It runs on Microsoft 365 apps and is available in three stylish colors of Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum.

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Another notable laptop for your remote work needs, is the Google Pixelbook Go. It has a brilliant high-definition touchscreen display and dual stereo speakers for your video needs. It has Ultra Hush keys that allows users to work anywhere with ease. Plus, it has an astonishing battery life of up to 12 hours.