Best Gaming Laptop Deals: Acer Nitro 5 With RTX 3050 Graphics On Sale for $660

While Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards for a DIY desktop are hard to find and often selling for sky-high prices when you do locate them in stock, getting the latest RTX GPU in mobile form is an easier proposition. Not only will you find laptops with the latest RTX graphics processors in abundance, but you’ll also encounter many on sale. 

Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg have the best prices on gaming laptops right now. For bargain hunters, the Acer Nitro 5, currently discounted at Amazon for only $660, provides the most affordable pathway to a laptop based on a GPU from Nvidia’s RTX 30 series. And check out the pair of HP Omen 16 models on sale at Best Buy, one with RTX 3060 graphics and the other with RTX 3070 — both feature a roomy 16.1-inch display and both are great deals at their current sale price.

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Don’t miss the deals below and check back here. I’ll keep this list updated as sales expire and new deals emerge.

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Acer’s Nitro 5 has long been a popular pick for gamers on tight budgets. This model is discounted on Amazon by a substaintial $180 and features GeForce RTX 3050 graphics alongside midrange components: a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. The 15.6-inch display has full HD resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. This is about as inexpensive as you’ll find a gaming laptop with a GPU from Nvidia’s current RTX 30 series.

Lenovo

This 15-inch budget gaming laptop features AMD’s stellar, eight-core Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics. The biggest downside is getting only 8GB of RAM — we would have liked to see 16GB, which would go a long way to improving overall performance.

HP

You can save $300 right now at Best Buy on this stylish and well-rounded HP Omen 16 laptop. It features a roomy 16.1-inch display with a FHD  resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. It also has a sufficient 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

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Take the above Omen 16 and for $300 more upgrade the 16.1-inch display to a QHD (2,560×1,440-pixel) panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and bump the graphics up a notch to RTX 3070. It also doubles the storage capacity with a 1TB SSD.

ASUS

This ROG Zephyrus laptop boasts an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and RTX 3080 graphics. It’s $350 off right now at Best Buy, making it one of the most affordable gaming laptops with the RTX 3080 GPU. The 15.6-inch display has a QHD (2,560×1,440-pixel) resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate. You also get a roomy 1TB SSD.

Gigabyte

With a 4K AMOLED display powered by an 11th-gen Core i7-11800H CPU and RTX 3080 graphics, this beast from Gigabyte can handle gaming and content creation. It also serves up 16GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB SSD. It’s on sale with a hefty $500 discount. And you can get an additional $500 back via mail-in rebate to drop the price ultimately to $1,999.

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