There are always some great Dell Cyber Monday deals, and 2019 is no exception, especially if you're looking to pick up an Alienware PC or laptop.
Amazon - All the things
Walmart - Games, Movies, Budget Laptops
B&H - Monitors, Laptops, and PCs
Best Buy - PCs, Laptops, and Accessories
Target - Games, Accessories, and Laptops
Staples - Gaming Chairs
Lenovo - Discounts on Legion Laptops and PCs
Gamestop - Games and Toys
Razer - Laptops and Gaming Accessories
Newegg - Components and Hardware
Microsoft - PCs, Laptops, and Games
Dell - Alienware PCs and Laptops
NZXT - 10% off all builds
But why should PC gamers specifically pick up a Dell Cyber Monday deal? After all, you could always put together your own gaming PC build, pick up one of the best gaming laptops from another manufacturer, or just generally pay less for a standard PC. Building your own PC is satisfying, and can be done cheaply if you shop around, but there are a few reasons why settling on a Dell-approved machine can save you some headaches.
While you do often pay a little more for Alienware kit (and Dell PCs generally), you're getting a bunch of reassurances here. Dell's warranty is always a good one, so if you're in any way nervous about investing so much into a gaming PC, you get peace of mind. Alienware rigs always look great, and they use quality components, so you know that you're getting a well built machine that uses parts from some of the best makers out there.
Top Cyber Monday Dell deals
- Alienware Aurora gaming desktop with RTX 2080: was $2,484.99, now $2,184 at Dell
- Alienware M17 gaming laptop with RTX 2080 Max-Q: was $2,849.99, now $2,349.99 at Dell
- Alienware Aurora gaming desktop with RTX 2070: was $1,979.99, now $1,549.99 at Dell
Best Dell deals today
We've already seen a handful of Dell deals come and go, so some of them are selling out quickly. Keep that in mind if you're on the lookout for a particular laptop or monitor.
Alienware Aurora gaming desktop | i7-9700K | RTX 2080 | $1,649.99 at Dell (save $430)
This monster turkey of a pre-built is stuffed with delicious components at a great price. You don't see many systems with a RTX 2080 Super at this price range.
Alienware Aurora gaming desktop | RTX 2070 | i7-9700 | $1,549.99 (save $430)
There are not any glaring weak spots in this configuration—it's a high-end gaming PC with a potent 8-core/16-thread CPU and fast GPU, at a deep discount.
Dell G3 15 | Core i7-9750H | GTX 1660 Ti | $999.99 (save $200)
There are plenty of laptops on sale already under $1K with the GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, but the addition of a more powerful Core i7 makes this enticing. This sale is actually on Best Buy, but it's a Dell laptop!
Dell Cyber Monday deals—when are the rest arriving?
Like most other retailers, Dell saved its best Black Friday deals for the day-of, November 29. Many of those deals are still active, and we hope to see a few more for Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday used to be the biggest day for tech and PC discounts but has blended together with Black Friday to a degree. You'll still see some excellent PC offers on this Monday, but if you don't find what you're looking for, it's often the last real chance to get big saving on a laptop or PC.
What will be on sale during Cyber Monday?
While most of Dell's Cyber Monday offers will focus on PCs and laptops, there are always a handful of other items that go on sale. These will still be of interest to the PC gamer because, well, it's stuff you probably want in your home anyway. Here are a few other things you should be looking out for.
1. Gaming monitors
While Alienware and Dell screens aren't usually among our best gaming monitor lists, they're still terrific panels depending on what you need. The Alienware range do tend to be very expensive for what you get but most offer very solid specs, and if you can pick one up for cheap over Cyber Monday you may find yourself with either a fantastic 165Hz screen, or a 4K-ready monitor that future-proofs you for the next few upgrade cycles. While we do consider value for money when testing monitors, and that's often a reason we exclude the Alienware screens, they are still excellent panels with solid specs, so if you find a good deal... go for it. In terms of the Dell monitors, well, if you're on a budget and don't mind a solid TN screen, they can often be had for just over $100. They'll perform just fine, and are super reliable, so if you get a good deal here if can save you a huge wedge of money.
2. 4K TVs
On the other side of the gaming screen divide, Dell also sells 4K TVs and, you know what, they're often pretty cheap in the sales. You can often find LG OLED sets in the Dell sales for very big discounts, and they're worth picking up as you know you're getting free shipping and all kinds of extra offers on financing. You may not use a 4K TV for PC gaming, although the new LG E9 series do offer G-sync, but we all need somewhere to sit and watch Netflix in style.
3. Smart home tech
Not the biggest or sexiest of Cyber Monday offers, but you can often pick up reduced prices on things like Google Home Mini via Dell. There's no specific reason to get these products from the site, instead of say Amazon or Walmart, unless you're getting it much cheaper. However, it's worth keeping an eye on all the offers via Dell as they do cut the prices of Smart tech quite aggressively during Cyber Monday and the general holiday season.
4. Gaming headsets
Again, the Alienware headsets you can get probably don't represent the best value. They're good, but we'd rather have a pair of Steelseries, Razer, or Sennheiser cans any day. Still, if Dell was to knock 30% off the price of their headsets, well, that would be a deal worth picking up. So keep an eye out if you do need some new audio in your life.
How to save money on Dell Cyber Monday deals
While just finding these discounts is probably enough, there are extra ways to save money on Dell Cyber Monday deals, to make the purchase that much sweeter. Here are some specific tips, mixed in with extra money-saving advice.
1. Check for extra codes
Dell has a habit of stacking codes and special offers. So, for example, you can often get an extra 5% off your total price when you choose to pay by finance, so that can get you even more money back. It's worth checking whether or not the product you're buying actually has additional offers or codes attached, and if so, you need to input these codes at checkout or they won't apply. Whenever we see them, we always list the additional savings.
2. Get free stuff
Another boon that Dell offers is free stuff. Some PCs come with a free keyboard and mouse, and some offer free upgrades to certain components. We also see gifts like pre-paid Visa cards, often with about $200 of bonus cash for you to spend on whatever you like. It's these little extras that can really make you feel good about buying a new laptop or PC, so do keep an eye out. At the very least you should expect a free game with whatever PC you buy!
3. Spend to get more
This is more of a general piece of advice but... whenever we shop the Cyber Monday sales, we always look to spend right up to a budget on the big-ticket items like laptops and PCs. What this means is, if we set a budget of $1500 for a laptop, it's better to spend all of that if you can. With discounts you'll get a far, far better laptop for $1500 on Cyber Monday than you would for $1500 during the rest of the year. What the Cyber Monday sales allow you to do is get more PC or laptop for your money, and it's far better to try and get extra power than to save a few hundred bucks on a lower-spec machine. Plus, the more you spend, the bigger the discounts tend to be. A $1000 laptop might get $100-off, but a $2000 laptop is likely to see $400-500 shaved off the price.