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Best RTX 3050 laptop deals in September 2022

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The RTX 3050 is Nvidia's new entry-level graphics card. It's a good option if you’re purchasing your first gaming laptop, or want to play some great titles on a budget. We’re still in the depths of a global chip shortage, so getting a laptop with RTX 3050 included is a good way to start gaming without having to resort to buying a GPU from scalpers at an inflated price. (If you go the latter route, make sure to check out our RTX 3050 restock hub). 

Luckily, there are usually lots of great deals available on RTX 3050 laptops if you know where to look. We’ve taken the hassle out of searching and compiled a list of the best RTX 3050 laptop deals currently available, so you can get straight to playing your favorite titles. 

Best RTX 3050 laptop deals available right now

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GIGABYTE 15.6" Gaming Laptop: $999 $849 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This gaming laptop packs an Intel 11th Gen Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Plus, with a 144Hz display and RTX 3050 graphics, your games will run at a good clip.

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HP Victus 16: $929 $888 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming laptop comes with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H Processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. It also has a 16.1” HD display, so your games will look great.

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Lenovo Legion Slim 7: $1,799 $1,439 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This gaming laptop is thin, but powerful. It has an AMD Ryzen 9 processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB storage — plus RTX 3050 Ti graphics. It even has an RGB backlit keyboard.

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Lenovo Legion 5: $1,199 $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you want a beefy gaming laptop with a large screen, the Lenovo Legion 5 is what you're looking for. This rig has a 15-inch screen, an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.

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Acer Nitro 5 w/ RTX 3050: $839 $768 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Acer Nitro 5 is a solid budget gaming laptop, featuring an Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage and a full HD 144 Hz screen. This laptop is a great choice for gamers who want to play big-budget games at moderate settings.

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Dell XPS 15: $2,599 $1,830 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Dell is dropping the price of its XPS 15. It comes with a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) touch LCD, Core i9-11900H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GPU. It's the perfect laptop for just about any type of task.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.