The Dell Black Friday Sale Is Live: Save on Alienware Gaming PCs, Laptops, and Gaming Consoles
Black Friday proper is still more than a few weeks off, but Dell has decided to kick off its Black Friday Sale early with deals on several of its Dell and Alienware gaming PCs and laptops. More deals will be added as we get closer to November 24, but some of the discounts are already the best we’ve seen all year.
The Best Dell Black Friday Deals
PS5 Slim Spider-Man 2 Gaming Console Bundle for $499.99
Dell currently has the new PS5 Slim Disc edition console in stock. The best thing about this deal is that you get a copy of the Spider-Man 2 game for free. The new PS5 Slim is smaller in volume by more than 30%. It’s also 18% lighter than its predecessor. The internal hardware specs are identical; this model includes a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. A horizontal stand is included. You’d have to buy a vertical stand separately, however, the PS5 Slim can stand on its own.
$100 Off the Sony PSVR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle
As part of its Dell Black Friday Sale event, Dell has the Sony PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle for $499.99. That’s $100 off retail price and the only vendor who has the PSVR2 discounted at all at the moment. In fact, at this price, it’s even cheaper than buying the PSVR2 by itself without any game included. We saw a similar deal earlier in the month where Dell included a $100 promotional gift card, but quite honestly, a straight up $100 discount is way, way better.
Alienware Aurora R16 RTX 4080 Gaming PC for $1949.99
Dell has the 2023 Alienware Aurora R16 RTX 4080 gaming PC for only $1949.99 after a $550 instant discount. This is currently the least expensive Alienware (or Dell) RTX 4080 equipped gaming PC on Dell’s website. The R16 looks radically different from the familiar Aurora styling we’ve seen for the past several years. In my opinion it looks great, but more importantly, Dell claims that the significantly smaller chassis runs cooler and quieter than before. The RTX 4080 is the second most powerful card on the market. It’s much more powerful than previous generation cards, performing about 50% faster than an RTX 3080 Ti. If you’re not convinced, check out our RTX 4080 review.
$800 Off the Alienware Aurora R15 RTX 4090 Gaming PC
For those of you who want the fastest gaming PC that Alienware has to offer, this is the deal you want. Save $800 off one of the fastest Alienware gaming PCs that’s listed on Dell’s site right now. It’s equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU, the most powerful AMD general purpose processor available right now, and the GeForce RTX 4090, far and away the most powerful consumer GPU on the market.
Alienware Aurora R16 Intel Core i9 RTX 4060 Gaming PC for $1299
The Alienware Aurora R16 is equipped with 32GB of DDR5-5600MHz RAM and a 2TB NVMe SSD. That’s double the RAM and double the storage compared to other gaming PCs in this price range. The RTX 4060 is considerably more powerful than the RTX 3060 and almost nearly matches the RTX 3060 Ti. I would recommend this card for comfortable 1080p gaming although you can also run games at 1440p.
Alienware Aurora R16 RTX 4070 Ti Gaming PC for $1749.99
The R16 is the newest Alienware Aurora gaming desktop for 2023. The R16 chassis is 40% smaller in volume compared to previous iterations. Dell claims that despite the smaller size, the R16 actually runs cooler and quieter than ever before. It features a proven airflow design, with large vents on the side panels and a 120mm rear fan drawing air in and a generously sized 240mm all-in-one liquid cooler pushing air out through the top. This particular config features an Intel Core i7-13700F processor and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GPU. It’s easily one of the least expensive RTX 4070 Ti PCs we’ve seen so far this year. The RTX 4070 Ti performs significantly better than the RTX 4070 or 3080. This is an ideal choice for playing games at high refresh rates at 1440p or for comfortable 4K gaming.
Alienware Aurora R15 RTX 4060 Ti Gaming PC for $1399.99
Note: You can upgrade to RTX 4070 for $100 or RTX 4080 for $650.
The RTX 4060 Ti 8GB video card is the ideal GPU for 1080p gaming, although it can definitely handle 1440p gaming as well. It’s about 5%-10% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti at 1080p. Unlike the previous gen RTX 30 series cards, RTX 40 series cards all support DLSS 3.0 and 3.5 technology. For games that support it (like the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC), it offers better framerates with minimal visual impact.
Dell XPS RTX 4060 Ti Gaming PC for $1299.99
32GB RAM and 3TB of Combined Storage
This Dell XPS PC is equipped just as well as any Alienware gaming PC but in a simpler and more understated chassis. It features an Intel Core i7-13700 CPU and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GPU, which are great components for the price. Even better, though, is that this PC comes with a whopping 32GB of DDR5 RAM as well as dual storage drives: a 1TB NVMe SSD boot drive and a 2TB 7200RPM hard drive for storage.
Alienware m16 RTX 4090 Gaming Laptop for $2799.99
This Alienware m16 laptop comes equipped with a 16″ 2560×1600 QHD+ display, Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU, GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, 32GB of DDR5-4800MHz RAM and a 2TB NVMe SSD. The 4090 is far and away the most powerful mobile GPU availble by a huge margin. It’s roughly equivalent to a desktop RTX 3090 / RTX 4070 Ti GPU. In real world terms, this GPU is more than capable enough of handling any game at the display’s native QHD+ resolution at framerates of 60fps and beyond, even with ray tracing enabled.
34″ Alienware AW3423DWF QD OLED Gaming Monitor
The Alienware AW3423DWF is one of only two QD OLED gaming monitors that Dell sells. This 34″ monitor sports a 3440×1440 WQHD resolution with a 1ms response time and 165Hz refresh rate. It uses a Samsung quantum dot OLED panel. Quantum dot, or “QD”, OLED panels are brighter than traditional OLED panels without losing the color accuracy and range and wide viewing angles that OLEDs are known for. The AW3423DWF boasts a 99.3% DCI-P3 color range and is factory calibrated with a Delta E less than 2. It is HDR True Black 400 certified and boasts up to 1,000nits of peak brightness.
Alienware AW3821DW 38″ Gaming Monitor for $799 + $200 Dell eGift Card
The Alienware AW3821DW is Dell’s largest gaming monitor. It features a 3840×1600 ultrawide resolution with a gentle 2300R curve, up to 1ms gtg response time, and 144Hz refresh rate. It uses a high quality Nano IPS panel (similar to QLED) that you find in higher end LG monitors, which offers deeper, richer colors than a typical LED LCD monitor. This monitor is both VESA DisplayHDR 600 and G-SYNC Ultimate certified. G-SYNC “Ultimate” monitors contain an even higher-end NVIDIA processor built into this monitor for better HDR.
Buy a Switch OLED, Get a $75 Dell eGift Card
Dell is offering a bonus $75 Dell promotional gift card when you purchase the Nintendo Switch OLED gaming console with white Joy-Cons. You will receive the gift card via email within 20 days after the Xbox ships and it will expire 90 days thereafter. Use the gift card to buy a Switch accessory or game like the Pro controller, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and more.
Buy the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Headset, Get a $75 Dell eGift Card
Dell is offering a bonus $75 Dell eGift Card when you purchase either the PS5/PC or Xbox versions of the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless gaming headset for $349.99. Just an FYI, the Xbox version also works for PS5 and PC, so that’s definitely the model most people should chooose. This is personally my favorite gaming headset, period. It offerse great sound quality, comfortable ergonomics, and rarely seen features in gaming headsets like active noise cancelling, hot-swappable rechargeable battery packs and a separate control center with a beefy volume dial and OLED display.
Black Friday Alienware Gaming PC Deals
These are all of the best Black Friday gaming PC deals that are live right now. They include the 2023 Alienware Aurora R16 and 2022 R15 gaming PCs.
Black Friday Alienware Gaming Laptop Deals
These are all of the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals that are live right now. They include Alienware M-series and X-series laptops.
Black Friday Dell Gaming Laptop Deals
Dell’s G-series gaming laptops are marketed towards budget gamers. They feature similar specs as the Alienware laptops at a much lower price point. The G16 is considered a step up in terms of quality and specs compared to the smaller G15.
Black Friday Dell Gaming Monitor Deals
Dell is one of the most popular brand of gaming monitors, and for good reason. Dell’s monitors generally have high quality panels with excellent image quality, have lots of features, and come with an above average warranty that often includes a bright pixel exchange policy. Dell monitors usually command a relatively high retail price tag, but aggressive discounts come by fairly often during the Black Friday season.
Dell Black Friday Electronics Deals
Contrary to popular belief, Dell doesn’t only sell computers and monitors. They also sell an entire range of electronics and accessories, including gaming consoles, peripherals, and video games, gaming chairs, headphones, gift cards, and more.
Why Pick a Dell or Alienware Gaming PC?
Not everyone is the DIY type, and building your own PC is definitely not for everyone. If you’re in the market for a prebuilt gaming PC, Dell is one of best brands we’d recommend. The Alienware gaming desktops offer a staggering array of options, all built into a custom chassis that’s both easy on the eyes and easy on the wallet. Alienware gaming laptops in recent years have been redesigned to be thinner and lighter while still offering the same immense power under the hood. Consistent build quality, available inventory, frequent sales, and solid customer service are the main reasons why Dell is at the top of our buying list. Below, you’ll find some of the best deals available on PCs and laptops on Dell right now.
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