With the 2021 Presidents Day sales rolling out now, today is the first big holiday after New Year’s to save big on pricey stuff like gaming computers and laptops — and it might just be your last chance to shop for similar bargains until spring arrives. That means that if you’re in dire need of some new gear for your PC gaming battle station, Dell’s is the perfect time to find them, and to help you dive right into the savings, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks right here.
— $380, was $610
For full immersion when gaming, your PC’s monitor is every bit as important as its GPU. That’s why it’s important to invest in a good gaming display like this one from Alienware. Monitors built for gaming need some enhanced features, however, but the Alienware AW2720HF has it exactly where it counts: Along with a nice big 27-inch 1080p panel, this display has a super-fast 1ms response time (meaning no input lag while gaming), IPS technology for a crisp and color-accurate picture, and a buttery-smooth 240Hz refresh rate for high frame rate gaming without stuttering or screen-tearing. It’s certified for both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync, too, so it’s good to go no matter what graphics card you have.
The Alienware AW2720HF is marked down by a juicy $230 discount, letting you add it to your gaming setup for $380 during the Alienware Presidents Day Sale.
— $1,000, was $1,520
If you want to go even bigger, on the other hand, then you should definitely consider upgrading to an ultrawide monitor. The Alienware AW3420DW happens to be the best ultrawide gaming monitor thanks to its gorgeous IPS panel, 21:9 aspect ratio with a Quad HD resolution of 3,440 x 1,440, 120Hz refresh rate for gaming at 60 fps, and Nvidia G-Sync technology for a smooth picture. Its ultrawide resolution also makes this 34-inch monitor a great alternative to a multi-display setup, and the curved design is both immersive and comfortable to look at for those long gaming sessions. And since you’ve got tons of screen real estate to work with, there’s no reason that you can’t use this world-class display for your daily work as well.
The Alienware Presidents Day Sale is your chance to score this superb 34-inch ultrawide curved gaming monitor for $1,000 (one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for it) after a whopping $520 savings.
— $1,200, was $1,650
Alienware makes some great gaming monitors and accessories, but this brand’s bread and butter will always be its beefy PCs. The Alienware m17 R3 gaming laptop more than lives up to that pedigree: Under the hood, it packs a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM (twice the amount you usually find on laptops), and an AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU. Those are great specs for running modern games at 1080p, and its larger 17.3-inch Full HD 144Hz display will let you completely immerse yourself in those virtual worlds.
A $450 discount during the Alienware Presidents Day Sale means you can make the m17 R3 laptop your on-the-go gaming companion for $1,200 right now.
— $1,400, was $1,950
If you prefer a more standard-sized laptop that’s a little more backpack-friendly, though, then the Alienware m15 R3 is another fantastic choice. This one sits at 15 inches, but delivers a bit more juice than the above m17 with its GeForce RTX 2070 GPU that is one of the best “enthusiast” graphics cards available today. That graphics card works with a six-core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, and for storage, you’ve got a generously sized 512GB SSD which gives you plenty of room for your games and other digital goodies. Its 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz display hits a nice sweet spot between larger laptops and 13-inch ultrabooks (which are very popular today) as well.
This is a premium gaming laptop with a sticker price to match, but the Alienware Presidents Day Sale shaves $550 off that MSRP, letting you grab it for $1,400.
— $1,200, was $1,540
As great as Alienware laptops are for portability, nothing beats a full-featured desktop PC for serious gaming — and Alienware is still cranking out some of the best. Enter the Aurora R11: This futuristic-looking tower comes loaded with a muscular eight-core Intel i7 CPU, 16GB of dual-channel RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, which are ideal specs for a gaming machine that can easily handle the latest titles but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. You can also expand that RAM up to a maximum of 64GB if you want to, which won’t likely be necessary right out of the gate but definitely gives you some nice future-proofing (which is to say this will be the last gaming desktop you need to buy for a long time).
The Alienware Presidents Day Sale knocks a cool $340 off this desktop’s regular price, letting you score the Aurora R11 gaming PC for a very attractive $1,200 for a limited time.
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