Dell has a great PC sale going right now that s gaming-focused and offers great value machines. So if you're after a new gaming machine this spring that'll be great for working from home and provide excellent gaming escapism then you need to check out this Dell sale. Spanning a couple of their ranges, there's solid - and reputable - value to be had here. In fact, you can save hundreds of bucks depending on what you go for.
- Save 100s on Dell gaming PCs and XPS machines (opens in new tab)
Their gaming PC sale (opens in new tab) has some good discounts across loads of models (some more average than others), but there is value to be had if you probe and look a bit deeper beyond the headlines. We've picked out a few for your consideration, including the specs of each in brief.
Both the headline deals we've picked out somewhat represent the options at both ends of the price spectrum. At the 'lower' end of the scale, there's a great entry-level option in the shape of a Dell G5 gaming desktop built around a 1660TI graphics card, but that also features an i5 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD is up for grabs at $769.99 (opens in new tab) - a saving of $115. If you can stretch the budget, a Dell XPS PC that comes with an i7 9700K processor, an RTX 2060 graphics card, a massive 32GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD storage combo can be yours for $1,699.99 (opens in new tab) - a hefty saving of $310.
While the latter is a considerable amount of cash to spend in one hit (though bite-sized installments are available which make it very palatable indeed), it does offer genuinely good value in the context of a premium gaming PC, built on a great set of components, and from a highly reputable maker. Meanwhile, the leaner machine is exactly that: a bit leaner. But it's not going to hobble around or be a slouch either - plus, being a PC, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade it bit by bit in the future too. (We're looking at you, 8GB of RAM.)
For those looking for a portable option, we've included a Dell gaming laptop below too. It's a G7 variant and is built around a 1660Ti graphics card, but has far fewer compromises than you might think. Right now it is discounted by 285 dollars and is down to a pretty good value price of $1,249.99 (opens in new tab).
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Dell G5 gaming PC | i5 9400 CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 8GB RAM | 1TB HDD | $769.99 at Dell (save $115) (opens in new tab)
A value-busting little gaming machine from Dell. The centrepiece is undoubtedly that 1660Ti graphics card, with a few compromises happening around it, but all in all (and for that price), it's a good machine.
Dell XPS gaming PC | i7 9700K CPU | RTX 2060 GPU | 32GB RAM | 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD | $1,699.99 at Dell (save $310) (opens in new tab)
A very, very competent build that comes out of Dell's popular XPS range. This will handle anything you throw at it and then some - that massive storage and large amount of RAM are great bonuses in this machine.
The laptop is, for full disclosure, not a wildly powerful model of Dell's G3 range. However, it is a good build that offers fair value. It's comfortable in its own skin, so to speak, and offers good value for those looking for a mid-level portable machine. Inside this G3 is: a 1080p 15.6 screen; an i5-9300H CPU; a GTX 1660Ti graphics card; 8GB of RAM; and a 512GB SSD. All for $1,049.99 (opens in new tab), which saves you $125 off the list price of the machine. Nice.
Dell G7 gaming laptop | 15.6" 1080p | i7-9750 CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,249.99 at Dell (save $285) (opens in new tab)
A great laptop build and a great laptop composition in terms of specs - it's basically the best you can get (broadly speaking) without making the jump to a ray-tracing machine. Great value for money.
Thinking about the prices of these machines for a bit will hopefully let the value on offer sink in: they are from a trusted manufacturer, and they will have a minimum one year warranty. The PCs will be good to tinker and alter over their lifespans as well, which is a great thing to bear in mind as modifying and rebuilding gaming machines can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling gaming experiences going.
If you want to see your other options for PCs, check out our take on the best gaming PCs (opens in new tab) going. If you prefer to go portable, head on over to the best gaming laptops (opens in new tab) here.