President’s Day lands on February 21 this year, but that hasn’t stopped Dell from running an early President’s Day Sale already with some solid savings on RTX 30 series gaming PCs and laptops. That includes a few Alienware models as well as the new 2021-2022 Dell XPS PC with Intel Alder Lake processor and DDR5 RAM. There’s still several days left before President’s Day proper, so we’ll update this page with more great deals as we find them.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2199.99
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 CPU, which is one of the best processors you can get at the moment, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Dell XPS RTX 3060 Gaming PC for $1149.99
The Dell XPS gaming PC is equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and the RTX 3060 video card. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well. That’s pretty impressive for a budget $1099 gaming PC no matter how you look at it. It’s also future proofed with DLSS 2.0, which can significantly improve your fps without taxing your system.
New Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming PC for $1929.99
This is the new 2021-2022 Dell XPS model with the coveted Intel Core i7 Alder Lake processor and a Z690 motherboard that supports DDR5 RAM and PCI-E 5.0. The new Alder Lake processors take the crown from AMD as the best mainstream CPUs for gaming on the market. This particular model is equipped with a whopping 32GB of DDR5 RAM, both SSD (boot) and hard drive (storage), and a powerful RTX 3070 video card. Compared to the previous model, the new Dell XPS chassis is larger in volume (27L vs 19L) and provides more clearance for the CPU and GPU area for much better airflow. That’s important because the new Alder Lake processors can run hot under intense loads. The RTX 3070 is more powerful than the previous generation’s RTX 2080 SUPER; it’s the perfect card for 1440p and VR gaming, but it can take on 4K resolution gaming as well.
New Dell XPS Intel Core i9-12900 Alder Lake RTX 3080 Ti Gaming PC for $2949.99
Yes, $2950 is a hefty price to pay for a gaming PC, but a rig that’s outfitted with as much power as this one would normally cost well over $3K. The Intel Core i9-12900 Alder-Lake CPU is a beast of a processor in both gaming and workstation tasks. The only way to get a better CPU is to jump to the i9-12900K model which has only a 100Mhz higher boost clock (and is a 125W TDP chip vs 65W TDP). The RTX 3080 Ti is also top of the class; its only competition is the RTX 3090, and there’s merely a 3% gaming performance gap between the two.
Alienware m15 R5 15″ RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop
Dell is offering an Alienware m15 gaming laptop equipped with an RTX 3070 video card for only $1499.99 after a $50 off coupon code. The RTX 3070 found in this laptop has a TGP rating of 125W, which is one of the fastest RTX 3070 video cards you’ll find in any gaming laptop. Most other RTX 3070 gaming laptops have a TGP rating of under 100W, which translates to lower performance. This is done deliberately to conserve power and reduce heat. Alienware counters this by improving the cooling of the laptop.
Alienware m15 R6 15″ RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop
The “R6” is the newest Alienware m15 model. This particular config boasts an RTX 3060 125 TGP model, which is, again, a more powerful RTX 3060 than what you’ll find in most other RTX 3060 equipped gaming laptops. It’s paired with an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD.
Alienware m15 R6 15″ RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop
This is the newest generation of the Alienware m15 gaming laptop. As such, it comes equipped with an 11th generation Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake processor. The RTX 3080 is a 125W TGP model. It’s much more powerful than the previous generation’s RTX 2080 and the fastest mobile GPU available right now. This particular model is currently $650 off.
Xbox Series S Console with Bonus 2nd Controller
Dell is offering the Xbox Series S gaming console (which comes with one wireless controller) bundled with a second Xbox wireless controller for only $327.99. That’s basically paying $28 for that second controller. Considering the Robot White controller normally runs about $60, that’s a great deal if you were planning to pick up a second controller anyways.