Last-minute shopping deal knocks $300 off RTX 3050 Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

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Bargain shopping for last-minute holiday gifts? Best Buy's Last-Minute Sales Event has you covered. 

During the sale, the RTX 3050 Ti Lenovo Gaming 3 is just $599 (opens in new tab). It normally sells for $899, so that's a massive $300 off and one of the lowest prices we've seen it go for. Plus, it includes 3 months of Xbox GamePass for free (valued at $30). This is one of the best gaming laptop deals we've tracked all year.

Order today and choose free 2-day shipping or pickup and have it in-hand before Christmas.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: $899 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: $899 $599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the AMD-powered 2022 Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. If you don't want to wait, you can pick up this best-selling gaming notebook PC for its lowest price ever. It features a 15.6-inch1080p display, 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 6600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX RTX 3050 GPU handles graphics. Even better, it includes 3 months of Xbox GamePass for free (valued at $30). 

Lenovo's IdeaPad Gaming 3 makes a great gift for gamers. This gaming-optimized laptop packs a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 6600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX RTX 3050 Ti GPU handles AAA gaming graphics. Sweetening this deal even more, it includes 3 free months of Xbox GamePass (valued at $30).

Lenovo's signature gaming keyboard offers top tier media control and number pad features. In our Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 review, we were impressed by the laptop's performance and solid speakers. During testing, it endured 7 hours of continuous surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. That's pretty impressive for a gaming laptop. 

In one test, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 handled a good number of Google Chrome tabs at once. Even with YouTubeTwitchGoogle Docs, and Sheets running simultaneously, there were no hiccups. 

At  5.1 pounds and 14.2 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 is right in line with its competitors. It's on par with the likes of the HP Victus 15 2022 (14.1 x 10 x 0.9 inches, 5.1 pounds) and Acer Nitro 5 2022 (14.2 x 10.7 x 1.02~1.06 inches, 5.5 pounds).

Simply put, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a wise choice if you want a gaming rig that won't break the bank. 

Best Buy's Last-Minute Sales Event ends Dec. 24.

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.