These two RTX 3060 gaming laptops at HP and Acer are going cheap right now

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Gamers looking for a decent amount of power on a budget will be well served by two excellent RTX 3060 gaming laptop deals at HP and Acer this week. 

First up is this 15.6-inch HP Omen 15 for $849.99 (was $1,299), which not only features a great price for a machine with this graphics card, but 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a Ryzen 5-5600H processor. It’s not every day we see HP discount its premium line of Omen gaming laptops, but this machine is a good option in the mid to upper gaming laptop deals price brackets. While not super high-end, it will get you decent 1080p gaming performance - which is the max resolution supported for its display.

For a good alternative, there’s also this 15.6-inch Acer Nitro 5 at the official Acer store for $899.99 (was $1,299) - which features an RTX 3060, Intel Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. We’d rank this one slightly behind the HP above since its CPU is slightly older now, but it’s still worth considering for 1080p gaming - especially if the HP sells out before you can nab it. Again, you’ll get great performance out of this if you’re looking for a machine that can max out more than a few titles without breaking the bank. Having access to DLSS (a recent graphical feature) makes these machines capable of excellent performance, even in the most demanding of games.

RTX 3060 gaming laptop deals this week

HP Omen 15 gaming laptop: $1,299 $849 at HP

HP Omen 15 gaming laptop: $1,299 $849 at HP
A huge saving makes this HP Omen 15 one of the best RTX 3060 gaming laptop deals on the market currently. Alongside this powerful GPU, you’ll also score a Ryzen 5-5600H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for a really well-rounded and up-to-date machine. If you’re looking for decent 1080p gaming without breaking the bank then this one is a great option.

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop: $1,299 $899 at Acer

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop: $1,299 $899 at Acer
This Acer Nitro 5 comes with an RTX 3060 graphics card, Intel Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It’s another solid mid to upper range pick, although we’d rank it slightly below the HP above since its CPU is a little on the older side. Still, it's a great machine for the price and more than capable of really respectable performance on a budget. 

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Need something a bit cheaper? Head on over to our main cheap gaming laptop deals roundup to see a few more recommendations this week. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.