Black Friday is always a good time for PC gamers, as it’s more affordable than ever to pick up a top-notch NVIDIA-powered gaming machine. This year, Dell has a superb suite of different devices on sale that deliver incredible performance. Here’s a look at all the great deals Dell has on offer for NVIDIA gaming PCs.
Why go with NVIDIA?
NVIDIA has been the king when it comes to graphics hardware for a long time, and for good reason; when compared to competitors, NVIDIA components have consistently delivered a stronger in-game performance for years. On top of that, NVIDIA was the first to pioneer hardware-accelerated ray tracing on the PC platform, and as a result, has had more time to perfect the ray-tracing support on its graphics cards compared to competitors. It’s also important to highlight NVIDIA’s stellar game drivers, which have proven to be the most stable drivers in the industry time and time again.
Dell’s Black Friday gaming laptop deals
First, we’ll look at all of Dell’s gaming laptops that are on sale this Black Friday. The most impressive of these is the Alienware M15 R3, which can be configured with up to an NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™, an Intel i9-10980HK, and 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory. You can also opt for lower specs like the NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER, an Intel i7-10750H, and 16GB of RAM if you’d prefer to save a little money. It can also be fitted with up to an insane 4.5TB of SSD storage, which is incredible. You can also choose between a 15-inch FHD 1080p display with 300Hz for maximum framerates, or a 15-inch UHD 4K one with 60Hz for unrivaled visual fidelity. Finally, the design of the laptop is sleek and angular, which will appeal to people looking for a gamer-style aesthetic. The price for the device starts at $1,450, and you can get up to a whopping $495 off your purchase thanks to Black Friday.
The Alienware M15 R3 is Dell’s best all-around gaming laptop, combining top power with excellent visuals and a competitive price.
Next up is the Alienware M17 R3, which features the exact same hardware options and design style as the M15 but with a larger 17-inch display. Notably, the UHD display you can outfit the M17 R3 with comes with support for Tobii Eye Tracking, which is an incredibly useful feature that allows hardcore gamers to study and keep track of how often they’re being aware and checking their surroundings. The price for the Alienware M17 R3 begins at $1,597, and you can get up to $476 off.
The Alienware M17 R3 is a larger alternative to the M15 R3, offering a bigger display that some gamers may prefer.
If the high-end nature of Alienware devices isn’t what you’re looking for, Dell also offers some more budget-friendly gaming laptops with its G series. The Dell G5 15 is the best one available; for graphics, you can choose between budget-focused GPUs like the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Ti or 1660 Ti and a more powerful mid-range NVIDIA RTX 2070. In terms of the CPU, you have the option of either an Intel i5-10300H or an Intel 10750H. You can get anywhere between 8 and 16GB of 2933MHz DDR4 RAM, and you can also choose between 256 and 512GB of SSD storage. Lastly, the display is 15-inch FHD 1080p, and you can choose between a 60Hz and 144Hz refresh rate. The price for the Dell G5 15 starts at $823, and you can get one for up to $240 off.
The Dell G5 15 is perfect for gamers who want something that’s comfortably in the mid-range, offering solid performance at an affordable price point.
Finally, the Dell G3 15 is Dell’s least expensive gaming laptop, and it shares a design with the Dell G5 15. Like the G5, it features both the NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti and 1660 Ti as GPU options, though you can’t get it with an RTX 2070. The thing that makes the Dell G3 15 more budget-friendly than the G5 is that it also has the standard GTX 1650 as an option, which is less expensive than any other GPU in any of the other laptops in this roundup. When it comes to other specs, the Dell G3 15 has the same processor, memory, and storage options as the G5. The exception to this is the 15-inch FHD 1080p display, which is 50 nits dimmer than the one on the G5 but also has a higher minimum refresh rate of 120Hz (144Hz is also available). The price for the Dell G3 15 starts at $734, and the laptop is on sale for up to $311 due to Black Friday.
The Dell G3 15 is Dell’s most affordable gaming laptop, but don’t let that fool you; despite being the easiest on your wallet, this device performs admirably.
Dell’s Black Friday gaming desktop deals
Now we’ll have a look at what Dell has on offer in the desktop department this Black Friday. The first desktop Dell has on sale is the Alienware Aurora R11, which is an incredibly configurable machine that can be kitted out to fit any price point. For graphics, you can go with a budget-friendly NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER™, mid-range options like the NVIDIA RTX 2060 and 2070 SUPER, or cutting-edge cards like the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, 2080 Ti, or even NVIDIA’s new 3000-series cards like the RTX 3080 and 3090. Intel’s i5-10400F, i7-10700F, i7-10700KF, i9-10900F, and i9-10900KF are all available as CPU options, and you can opt for 8, 16, 32, 64, and even 128GB of HyperX DDR4 RAM at speeds anywhere between 2933MHz and 3400MHz. Lastly, you can get up to 4TB of SSD space, which is amazing. We would be remiss to not mention the sleek and unique design of the PC tower as well, which will no doubt catch the eyes of onlookers.
Ultimately, the thing that makes the Alienware Aurora R11 so awesome is the sheer number of options you have. Whether you’re looking for a low-cost gaming PC that performs well at the low-to-mid-range or a cutting-edge monster machine that can handle 4K gaming without breaking a sweat, the Aurora R11 can be configured to fit the bill. The price for this beauty starts at $892, and thanks to Black Friday, you can get it for up to $404 off.
Available with the strongest NVIDIA hardware out there and top-of-the-line Intel processors, the Alienware Aurora R11 is without a doubt one of the most powerful PCs ever made.
The other desktop that Dell has on sale this Black Friday is the Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition, which features all of the same hardware as the Aurora R11 with the exception of the CPUs, which are from AMD’s Ryzen series instead of Intel’s lineup. Everything from the low-cost Ryzen 5 3500 to the mid-level Ryzen 7 3700X to the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X is available, and there are other options that fill the performance niches between these three CPUs as well. Considering Ryzen processors tend to outperform Intel ones at the low-to-mid-range but lose out on the top end, we recommend going with the Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition if you’re looking to get a budget-friendly or mid-range desktop. The price for the Aurora R10 starts at $995, and you can get it for up to $528 off with a Black Friday deal.
The Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition is perfect for gamers who want a good desktop that’s in the low-to-mid range, as AMD hardware beats out Intel’s cheaper options in terms of price-to-performance.
This Black Friday, get an NVIDIA-powered Dell PC
Black Friday is the best time of the year to be a PC gamer, especially if you’re looking to pick up a new gaming PC for an amazing price. This year, Dell’s gaming powered PCs are our top recommendations if you’re looking for NVIDIA-powered machines that deliver incredible performance for a competitive price. Whether you’re looking for a top-notch gaming laptop or a beastly desktop rig, Dell has you covered.