Grab the HP Victus laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card on sale for $650 today
The HP Victus 16.1-inch gaming laptop has dropped to a low of $649.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). This is a $250 drop and one of the best prices we've seen from the Victus lineup. This has been a very popular deal today, too. Best Buy tends to match its official store prices on its eBay store, but that one has already sold out. The main page deal might sell out as well if you wait too long.
Remember Best Buy still has several ways to get stuff delivered before Christmas. The best option would be to order it for curbside pickup, where you can just drive up to the Best Buy and grab your new purchase within the hour. There are also same-day delivery and next-day delivery options, which may vary depending on where you live.
HP Victus 16.1-inch gaming laptop | $250 off (opens in new tab)
A super affordable option if you're looking for a gaming laptop with a discrete graphics card. This one has a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 in there, along with a powerful processor, a fast SSD, and plenty of other good features.
This laptop's specifications include a powerful 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive. That's plenty of power and speed to help you multi-task and get creative with your new machine. It's also powered by a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, which is a high-end card that'll help you play all of the latest games at a high setting. The biggest bottleneck in this setup is the RAM, honestly, but luckily for you the Victus is designed so you can upgrade at some point if you want.
Other features include WI-Fi, Bluetooth, and a built-in 720p webcam. You'll also get a USB-C port and three USB-A ports for connecting accessories and such. The laptop is also covered by a one-year warranty from HP.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
The performance is not sufficient to enable Raytracing in most games, but the Tensor cores can be used for DLSS in some games (and get performance boost with slight quality reduction). Be aware that the low TGP variants will offer a significantly lower performance.
If all you want to do is play Fortnight and similar games, it will be fine (as long as it's not the 35W variant) as it only has 4 GB of VRAM.
The FHD screen only goes to 250 nits, , 45% NTSC, so it will be poor.
Comes with 2x4GB memory so to expand it you must throw away the old memory (at least it's dual-channel.)
256 GB NVME is to small to play any COD games anyway (at 100GB/DLC.) Then again, what do you expect from a $650 laptop?
At least you can upgrade the memory and NVME drive to 16 GB and 1 TB if you want to.