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Alienware's x15 R1 gaming laptop with RTX graphics has dropped to a low price

Alienware x15 R1 laptop
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If you're going to invest in a gaming laptop, you might as well get one that'll blow you away. The Alienware x15 R1 gaming laptop has dropped in price to $1,759.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab), and this is a laptop that puts an emphasis on gaming with its RTX graphics card and display with 360Hz refresh rate. Before today's drop, the machine was selling for around $2,000, and it was going as high as $2,500 in April. Thanks to the steady drop in graphics cards prices, we're also seeing deals like this emerge. 

It also helps that there is a newer generation of this laptop out now. In fact, we consider the x15 R2 series to be one of the best laptops available, but you'd have to pay over $1,000 more for a similar model to the one on sale here. 

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Alienware x15 R1 gaming laptop $2,000 $1,759.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD, this laptop also includes a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card that'll make your games pop on the 15.6-inch display.

This is a VR Ready gaming laptop, which means it has the power and speed necessary to support a lot of advanced gaming in addition to virtual reality. The technical specifications include an Intel Core i7-11800H processor with up to 4.6GHz speeds, 16GB DDR4 RAM, which is plenty of RAM for gaming and multitasking, and a 1TB solid state drive.

As for graphics, the x15 R1 is powered by a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 graphics card. You'll be able to demand a lot from your games, and you'll want to because the laptop also includes a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and a whopping 360Hz refresh rate. With a refresh rate that high and a GPU that good, you're going to get smooth gameplay even with high-action shooters. 

Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 tech, and a quad-fan design that dissipates heat and keeps your machine running cool. 

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.