Best gaming laptop deals: Acer Nitro 5 on sale at Amazon for only $801 – CNET

If you accumulated some holiday cash last month and are looking to plunk down for a new gaming laptop, now is a good time to buy. You’ll find some sweet deals right now on models with Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 30-series graphics. Best Buy has the best prices on gaming laptops right now, particularly the Asus TUF Dash F15 with RTX 3070 graphics on sale for only $1,300. On a tighter budget? You can get an Acer Nitro 5 with RTX 3050 graphics for just $801.

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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 $250 at Best Buy right now on it.

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This Asus gaming laptop is discounted by $200 and features a 15.6-inch display with a 1080p resolution and a blazing 240Hz refresh rate. It supplies an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, GeForce RTX 3070 graphics and a 512GB SSD inside a slim, slablike chassis. It’s rare to find a laptop equipped with RTX 3070 graphics at so low a price. 

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You can save $400 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.

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