Black Friday deals are starting to ramp up as we get closer to the holiday shopping season. If you’re a gamer and looking to save big on a gaming laptop, we’ve just found a deal you might want to consider.
Right now you can buy the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is on sale for $559 at Best Buy. Since this is $350 off its original $899 cost, this budget laptop is even more affordable than ever. It may not have the best specs of the best gaming laptops but it should be sufficiently powerful enough to handle some of the best PC games.
This Lenovo machine features a large 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also comes with Windows 11 pre-installed.
As we said up top, this isn’t exactly the most impressive gaming laptop in terms of specs. But considering how this laptop has a max resolution of 1080p, you don’t necessarily need a higher-end Nvidia RTX 30-series mobile GPU to get 4K resolution. 8GB of RAM isn’t all that exciting either; if you play games at medium or low settings, it should be enough.
The good thing is that the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 packs a decent number of ports. This includes an HDMI port, two USB-A and one USB-C. With that many ports, you can effectively turn this laptop into your working PC by connecting a mouse and keyboard, along with plugging it into an external monitor.
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Tony is a computing writer at Tom’s Guide covering laptops, tablets, Windows, and iOS. During his off-hours, Tony enjoys reading comic books, playing video games, reading speculative fiction novels, and spending too much time on X/Twitter. His non-nerdy pursuits involve attending Hard Rock/Heavy Metal concerts and going to NYC bars with friends and colleagues. His work has appeared in publications such as Laptop Mag, PC Mag, and various independent gaming sites.