There's often some regular discounts over at Dell's online storefront, but this current Dell sale on gaming laptop deals and more has got some very high-value offerings. We really recommend going down the gaming machine route if you have to upgrade any of your home tech, or if you need a new machine to do it all: gaming tech might cause the price tag to rise, but that gaming focus adds so much more versatility and thus greater bang for buck value.
- Save big at Dell on gaming laptops and PCs (opens in new tab)
Investing in something that'll last a fair while, and will have you covered for work and play, is a wise move. This Dell sale is a great means to do exactly that.
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. Our top pick for a desktop is an entry-level option in the shape of a Dell G5 gaming desktop built around a 1660Ti graphics card. That is up for grabs at $769.99 (opens in new tab), a saving of $115. This is great value for money. Although we'd ideally like the processor to be a bit higher in standard, and the 8GB of RAM to be the generally-standard 16GB (only eight is a bit mean in the year 2020), this machine does offer genuinely good value in the context of being a capable gaming PC. It starts out with a solid, well-considered configuration built on a great set of components, from a highly reputable maker. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade it bit by bit in the future.
As for those looking for a portable option, we've included a Dell gaming laptop below alongside two Alienware powerhouses. The Dell machine is a G3 variant and is built around a 1660Ti graphics card, but has far fewer compromises than you might think. Right now it is discounted by 125 dollars and is down to a pretty good value price of $1,049.99 (opens in new tab). The Alienware machine to take note of is the holder of a large price tag but it does offer great value for a premium laptop: it's built around an RTX 2070 graphics card and currently has a whopping $594 dollars off (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 centerpiece 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.
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 G3 gaming laptop | 15.6" 1080p | i5-9300H CPU | GTX 1660Ti GPU | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,049.99 at Dell (save $125) (opens in new tab)
A great laptop build and a great laptop composition in terms of specs - it's good value for a build before you get into the ray-tracing capable machines.
Alienware m15 gaming laptop | 15.6" 1080p | i7-9750H CPU | RTX 2070 GPU | 16GB RAM | 2 x 512GB SSD | $1,899.99 at Dell (save $594) (opens in new tab)
A massive saving on a premium machine. This has everything you need to enjoy games at the highest levels of graphical fidelity and to future proof yourself well. It would just eat up normal work tasks for breakfast, too.
Alienware m17 R1 gaming laptop | 17.3" 1080p | i7-9750H CPU | RTX 2060 GPU | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,499.99 (save $309)
(opens in new tab)If you're looking for a model with a larger screen, then this m17 machine is for you. It's the older version of the laptop but that does mean you save a stack of money off its price. For $1,500, this is a lot of machine for your money.
These span the spectrum but all will be worth it for work and play. Plus, they are from a trusted manufacturer, and they will have a minimum one year warranty. The PC will be good to tinker with over time as well.
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.