Best Gaming Laptop Deals: Acer Nitro 5 With RTX 3050 Graphics On Sale for Only $790 – CNET

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. Best Buy has the best prices on gaming laptops right now, particularly the HP Omen 16 with RTX 3070 graphics on sale for only $1,600. On a tighter budget? You can get an Acer Nitro 5 with RTX 3050 graphics for just $790.

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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 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.

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This Asus ROG boasts a 16-inch screen powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 and RTX 3050 Ti graphics. The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio with 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate. It’s on sale at Best Buy for a very reasonable $1,200.

This 14-inch model from Asus pairs GeForce RTX 3060 graphics with a powerful Ryzen 9 CPU while also serving up an ample 16GB of RAM and a roomy 1TB HDD. The 14-inch display has full HD resolution and a speedy 144Hz refresh rate. If you don’t mind a slightly smaller screen than the other laptops here, then you can save $300 at Best Buy right now on it.

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This HP Omen 16 model is on sale and features a roomy and speedy hi-res display. The 16.1-inch display has a QHD (2,560×1,440-pixel) resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate powered by an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics. And it’s discounted by $200 right now at Best Buy.

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You can save $450 at Best Buy on this 15-inch Gigabyte gaming laptop that features RTX 3080 graphics, a massive 32GB of RAM and an absurdly fast 240Hz display. It’s rare to find a gaming laptop with RTX 3080 graphics near the $2,000 mark — and rarer still with that much RAM and that fast a display. It also features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU and a 1TB SSD.


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 $200 back via mail-in rebate to drop the price ultimately to $2,299.

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