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Any other Prime Day gaming laptop had a $1,100 price cut? This Alienware with an RTX 2080 has

Any other Prime Day gaming laptop deals had $1,100 price cut? This Alienware with an RTX 2080 has
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Dell has slashed $1,100 off the price of this Alienware m15 R2, in one of the most spectacular Prime Day gaming laptop deals (opens in new tab) I've seen over the last two days. Razer's Blade 15 Amazon Prime Day deals (opens in new tab) had previously stolen my heart, but this is so much power for a great price.

You could look at the 9th Gen Intel processor, but it's still a six-core/12-thread chip, that's capable of hitting 4.5GHz at top speed. Paired with that is 1TB of storage, constituting of a pair of 512GB PCIe SSDs configured in RAID 0. What does that mean? It's fast, real fast.

With RAID 0 configs it is worth stating that if one drive dies all the data is lost, even if the other SSD is fine, but that's still a bit of an edge case with the sturdy solid state drives of today.

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Alienware m15 R2 | RTX 2080 | $2,799.99 $1,699.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
For the same price as the Razer Blade 15 below, this Alienware machine comes along with an RTX 2080, one of the fastest mobile GPUs around, and delivers a saving of over $1,100. That's a hell of a discount in anyone's books. Get it while it's hot... it won't be around long.

The only real downside of this machine is that screen. That's the only part of the Alienware that feels last-gen, with a 60Hz 1080p panel. A lot of the other machines around this price, and some lower down the order, come with at least a 144Hz display. 

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced comes with a 300Hz panel, though that is still $1,999.99 right now (down from $2,599.99) (opens in new tab).

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.