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Best RTX 3050 laptop deals in May 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

HP Victus 16: was $929 now $819 @ Amazon
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.

Dell G15: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
This laptop does the basics, and doesn't cost the earth. It's got 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, and RTX 3050 Ti graphics. If you have more to spend, you can also upgrade to the Intel Core i7 processor model with 16GB memory for $1,199.

MSI Katana GF66: was $1,049 now $749 @ Adorama
This gaming laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a big 512GB storage. It's light enough to carry with you, and it keeps cool under pressure thanks to its Cooler Boost 5 tech.

Asus TUF Gaming F17 w/ RTX 3050 Ti: was $1,099 now $899 @ Walmart
If you’re looking for a solid gaming laptop, the Asus TUF Gaming F17 is practically perfect, especially for $899. It features a 17.3-inch FHD 144Hz display, an Intel 11th generation Core i5-11260H CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It comes bundled with Windows 11.

Acer Nitro 5 w/ RTX 3050: was $839 now $750 @ Amazon
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.

Gigabyte G5 w/ RTX 3050: was $1,149 now $977 @ Best Buy
Currently on sale at a discounted price of $977, the Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop is great for games, work and entertainment. This unit features a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz screen, a Core 15-11400H CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.

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.