Budget-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop with an Intel Core i5-11300H and RTX 3050 now on sale for US$550
After we have tracked a few attractive deals for budget-friendly 15-inch gaming laptops like the popular Dell G15 over the past few weeks, gamers who prefer a notebook in the US$500 price range that is made by the reputable Chinese manufacturer Lenovo can now also rejoice. One of the largest electronics retailers in the US currently offers the adequately specced Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 at a very intriguing sale price.
To be more precise, Best Buy sells the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 configuration with the Intel Core i5-11300H quad-core processor, 8GB of expandable system memory as well as a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU with 4GB of VRAM for an enticing sale price of US$550 including free shipping or store pickup. This budget gaming laptop is further equipped with a quick 120Hz IPS display with a regular Full-HD resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 comes with Windows 11 preinstalled on its fairly small but easily upgradable 256GB M.2 SSD.
In our comprehensive Notebookcheck review of the slightly better RTX 3050 Ti configuration of the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3, we praised its good 1080p gaming performance as well as the comfortable backlit keyboard. Even more importantly, we found that the gaming laptop's cooling system performs very efficiently, and the matte finish of the aforementioned IPS display should put an end to annoying reflections when gaming on the go. Overall, Best Buy's deal for the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a very sensible choice for budget-conscious FHD gamers who are currently looking for a new gaming laptop in the US$500 price range.
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