Where are the best places in Australia to buy a gaming laptop? These are the best places that I’ve found to find good gaming laptop deals at cheaper prices!
My favourite place to find gaming laptop deals in Australia is OzBargain. They have a dedicated “laptop” tag so it’s very easy to filter by newest laptop deals within Australia.
A number of the Lenovo gaming laptops that I have purchased for review have been found on here. Generally the sales themselves were through eBay which can be quite good at times. The Laptops I’ve bought have either been priced equivalently with what’s available in the US, but sometimes they end up being cheaper which is saying something.
Unfortunately deals have been a bit harder to come by the last couple of years during the times of supply issues, but they still come up.
Australian Stores to buy Gaming Laptops From
In terms of stores in Australia, I’ve personally bought gaming laptops and other hardware from PC Case Gear, Mwave, PLE, Umart & Centrecom with no issues. These are all reputable stores in my experience.
Now let’s discuss Australian companies who sell their own branded gaming laptops.
Local Australian Gaming Laptop Companies
Metabox and Aftershock are two companies with a local Australian presence. I’ve reviewed a number of machines from both on the Jarrod’sTech YouTube channel.
Aftershock (aftershockpc.com.au) are a Tongfang reseller based in Melbourne. When compared to the Clevo units offered by Metabox below, the Tongfang machines have a better finish, the software offers more features and is just more up to date, and generally there are just newer features such as MUX switch which are more common. For a brand new laptop in Australia with local support, Aftershock would be the place I look at first.
You can get $50 off your purchase at Aftershock with my code “JARRODSTECH” at check out.
Metabox (metabox.com.au) are a Clevo reseller based in Perth. Personally, I prefer the Tongfang chassis sold by Aftershock as the design of the laptop and software options are more modern. Metabox primarily resell the Clevo chassis like a number of other companies around the world such as Eluktronics in the US or XMG in the EU. Generally speaking, the Clevo chassis is a more budget friendly design. It of course depends on the specific model, but think of these are optimal price-to-performance ratio machines.
While overall build and finish is definitely acceptable, it might not be quite what you’d expect from larger name brands like say Lenovo/Razer/MSI/ASUS etc. The performance in games though, where it counts, is typically good value for the price.
I’ve personally run one daily for over 3.5 years and didn’t have any problems, granted I am of course a small sample size of one and nothing is perfect.