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Best Black Friday Dell and Alienware deals: gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and monitors

Some of the best Dell deals we've found this black friday on a blue background with the Dell and Alienware logos
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Dell and its Alienware gaming sub-brand continue to put out good pre-built PCs and laptops at reasonable prices, and often offer some of the best Black Friday deals. That's true again in 2021. The Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition is a particularly nice machine for $1,469.99, with a case that looks cool without the tempered glass and RGB lights typical of gaming PCs.

For those who want something more gamer-ey, though, Dell's Alienware line is all curves and glowy bits. Along with PCs and laptops, the company makes good monitors that range from 1080p to 4K and 120Hz to 240Hz. For context, our standard recommendation for most PC gamers is a 1440p, 144Hz display, so start there and adjust up or down depending on your budget. Also consider what your PC will actually make use of: If you have an older graphics card and don't plan to upgrade soon, consider that it won't be able to take full advantage of a 240Hz display.

Dell's deals are changing many times each day, so while we will be keeping this page regularly updated, there's always a chance a price has changed before we've caught it. If Dell says that a deal has expired, try searching its site for the same product. Sometimes it relists products with similar discounts, or with slightly different specs.

Where are the best Dell and Alienware Black Friday deals?

Dell Black Friday gaming PC deals

Alienware Aurora R12

Alienware Aurora R12 | Core i7 11700F | RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD| $1,999.99 $1,371.99 at Dell (save $628)
The classic Aurora design may have been retired recently, but there are still some great deals to be had on the older style. And they're still wrapped around the latest Nvidia graphics cards, which are mighty hard to find on their own. This system delivers an RTX 3060 Ti, and backs it up with plenty of RAM and NVMe SSD memory.

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition | Intel Core i7 11700 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 32GB | 1TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,469.99 at Dell (save $630)
It's not often you find an RTX 3060 Ti in a system these days, and that's a shame because it's one of our favourite graphics cards this generation. This PC is surprisingly a good deal, too. It has a great GPU, CPU, and comes with a generous 32GB of RAM and 1TB of speedy SSD storage. It doesn't look particularly 'gamer', but we can live with that.

Dell XPS desktop

Dell XPS Desktop | Intel Core i5 11700 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 32GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,322.99 at Dell (save $477)
The understated styling of the XPS will appeal if you're not interested in lighting up your room while playing games maxed out at 1080p and pushing 1440p at high refresh. This system has plenty of surprises, too. The 32GB of RAM and great 11th Gen Core i7 processor make it a serious all-rounder for gaming and more. 

Alienware Aurora R10

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 | AMD Ryzen 7 5800 | Nvidia RTX 3060  | 16GB DDR4  | 512GB SSD | $1,709.99 $1,322.99 at Dell (save $387)
Here we have the Ryzen edition Aurora R10, and while it isn't the absolute tip-top of gaming hardware, it's still a very capable machine. With an Nvidia RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800 combo, you can expect to run plenty of games at the highest settings on a 1080p monitor quite happily.

Dell Black Friday Office PC deals

Dell OptiPlex 3080 Micro | Intel Core i5 10500T | $1,112.86

Dell OptiPlex 3080 Micro | Intel Core i5 10500T | $1,112.86 $669 at Dell (save $443.86)
A nippy last generation CPU here for not a whole load of money, and it comes in a super compact form-factor. Dell has also jammed in a decent amount of RAM for productivity, and although there's a little less storage capacity with 128GB, at least it's an NVMe SSD: lighter and faster than a PC with an HDD would have been.

Dell Black Friday gaming monitor deals

Alienware AW3821DW

Alienware AW3821DW | 38-inch | 1600p | IPS | $1,949.99 $1,099.99 at Dell (save $850)
From the 'go big or go home' school of monitor design, this curved monster is for anyone that wants to hit that truly immersive gaming experience. At 3840x1600 it has the same horizontal resolution as a 4K panel, but it isn't quite as tall—it'll still punish your graphics card though. The 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response times, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 round out an impressive overall package. 

Dell S3422DWG

Dell S3422DWG | 34-inch | Ultrawide | VA | $679.99 $449.99 at Dell (save $230)
Ultrawides are excellent, and for gaming they may well be a smarter upgrade if you're worrying about dropping lots of cash on high-refresh 4K and a capable graphics card. This Dell screen came out this year, not all that long ago even, and has solid reviews across the web. Definitely one to look at if you want to get into the world of ultrawide gaming.

Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor AW5520QF

Alienware 55-inch OLED AW5520QF | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | $4,049.99 $2,499.99 at Dell (save $1,550)
Alienware's take on the monster gaming monitor, the 55-inch OLED, marries the best panel technology with a 4K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Though it is worth pointing out you'll only get 120Hz on the DisplayPort connection as the HDMI ports are still 2.0 versions. Honestly, you're probably better off grabbing a modern OLED TV for less.

Dell S3222DGM | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | $529.99

Dell S3222DGM | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | $529.99 $329.99 at Dell (save $200)
Coming in with a massive saving, this QHD, curved Dell gaming monitor boasts AMD FreeSync, as well as 2ms grey-to-grey response and a very tasty 165Hz refresh rate. At $200 off RRP, its a bit of a steal.

Dell S2722DGM

Dell S2722DGM | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | $439.99 $269.99 at Dell (save $170)
With the VA panel this impressively priced 1440p screen will deliver great contrast over a competing IPS monitor, and is able to offer a higher refresh rate than most too, at 165Hz. This is a great display for the money, matching the 27-inch panel with a 1440p resolution for perhaps the optimal pixel pitch for super sharp visuals.

Alienware AW2721D | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | $1,109.99

Alienware AW2721D | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | $1,109.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $310)
This Alienware monitor hits that 1440p sweet spot at an impressive 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms (GtG) response time. This thing is fast. And at 450 cd/m2 it's pretty bright too. This would normally set you back $1,110, but right now you can pick it up for a penny under $800. That's a quality saving on a quality screen. 

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor: AW2521HF

Alienware AW2521HF | 25-inch | 1080p | IPS | $524.99 $364.99 at Dell (save $245)
It may not be the widest, screen nor the highest resolution around, but with a true 1ms grey-to-grey response and a ridiculous 240Hz refresh, it'll give you some serious speed—provided your PC can pump out the high frame rates it deserves.

Dell Black Friday laptop deals

Alienware M15 R6

Alienware m15 R6 | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3080 | 1080p | 2TB SSD | 32GB RAM | $2,859.99 $2,508.79 at Dell (save $351.20)
With an RTX 3080, and an 11th Gen Intel core i7 11800H you'll be flying through those frame rates with the gaming laptop. And it's topped with a super speedy 360Hz panel, with 1ms response and Nvidia G-Sync for a competitive edge, along with boatloads of RAM and 2TB of M.2 PCIe storage to keep it all chugging along nicely.

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,259.99

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,259.99 $2,057.99 at Dell (save $202)
There was a better deal on a laptop like this earlier ($1,714.99), but it sold out. This price is still pretty decent for such a powerful laptop

Dell G15

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,518.99 $1,273.99 at Dell (save $395)
If you want a really well-rounded RTX 3060 gaming laptop, this Dell G15 is the way to go. It's well prepared with 16GB of RAM, an eight-core CPU, and it comes in a great chassis we like at this price. Plus that 165Hz refresh will keep your games running silky smooth.

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 8GB | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99

Dell G15 | 15.6-inch | 120Hz | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti | 8GB | 512GB SSD | $1,218.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $419)
It's a bit of a trade-off situation between these two sub-$1,000 G15 machines. This cheaper version does come with a larger 512GB SSD, but the RTX 3050 Ti and single channel 8GB memory means it's a weaker all-round gaming laptop compared with the all-AMD version. But then, it is also over $100 cheaper.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2021)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 | 13-inch |Intel Core i7 1165G7 | Integrated Intel Xe Graphics | 1080p | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,719.99 $1,273.99 at Dell (save $446)
This XPS 13 2-in-1 is the newer model of our Jacob's treasured personal laptop, and it's simply better for it. It's slim, quick, the screen is vibrant as heck, and the keyboard is surprisingly decent to type on for a thin device. The only thing is that it's quite a bit more money than your usual XPS 13, and if you're really not going to use it as a tablet then your money is better saved on the cheaper, conventional laptop.

Dell gaming chair deals

Alienware S5000 Gaming Chair

Alienware S5000 gaming chair | $399.99 $339.99 at Dell (save $60)
You might not expect to find a gaming chair among Dell's own deals, but the company has a whole range of Alienware gaming accessories and peripherals. This chair is actually a match for Vertagear's by nearly the same name, so you can rest assured it's from a reliable manufacturer. One for the Alienware fans that want everything to match, chair and all.

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Katie Wickens

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. She can often be found admiring AI advancements, sighing over semiconductors, or gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been obsessed with computers and graphics since she was small, and took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni. Her thirst for absurd Raspberry Pi projects will never be sated, and she will stop at nothing to spread internet safety awareness—down with the hackers.