Save up to $1000 on Alienware high-end gaming laptops and protect your wallet from any probing

While they put out some of the best gaming laptops around, Alienware isn't exactly known for budget pricing. It's for a good reason, though, since Dell's gaming subbrand excels in its PC gaming hardware category with some of the most powerful portable machines with a slick aesthetic often imitated by its competitors.

Alienware x15 R2 specs

Alienware x15 R2 gaming laptop

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Price: $2,199.99 (-$1,000)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), non-touch, 360Hz
CPU: Intel i9-12900H
GPU: GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop
Storage: 512GB
Weight: 5.18 lbs. (2.35 kg)

Luckily, the sci-fi-themed vendor is offering some out-of-this-world discounts on some of its previous-generation models that can still stand up in a head-to-head battle against more cutting-edge equivalents. Cutting a gigantic $1,000 off the standard asking price from at least one variant, the Alienware x15 R2 is a gaming laptop loaded with killer components that can still handle practically any game you throw at it.

Considering some gamers wouldn't rush to spend a thousand dollars on a complete machine, this is a tremendous amount of cash to knock off a laptop with some of the best-performing hardware from the last generation of Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

Packing a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor with an RTX 3080 laptop GPU alongside 32GB of LPDDR5-5200 RAM crushes the recommended specifications for plenty of games releasing in 2023, effortlessly rendering at the native 1080p resolution of the x15 R2. There's also the option to push for up to 360Hz refresh rates if you're into competitive gaming and need as much FPS as possible.

If you've been turned off by the premium pricing of Alienware hardware in the past, this is an incredible chance to pick up a beautiful gaming laptop that promises to remain relevant for years to come. A $1,000 saving is no small change when it comes to a high-end i9 CPU and one of the best RTX 30-series laptop GPUs.

Alienware x15 R2 gaming laptop | $3,199.99 $2,199.99

Alienware x15 R2 gaming laptop | $3,199.99 $2,199.99

Supporting ultra-fast 360Hz refresh rates with a 1ms response time, this beautiful Alienware gaming laptop can still handle modern titles at 1080p with its beefy hardware from the previous generation.

How about something cheaper?

Take your gaming anywhere you like with a sleek Alienware offering. (Image credit: Dell | Alienware)

An alternative offering might seem like a lighter saving with a $500 discount, but considering it comes in at just under $1,200, the 14" Alienware x14 is just as tempting. The shell matches the more expensive x15 R2 above, with only an inch smaller screen on the x14, keeping the same 1080p resolution.

Alienware x14 specs

Alienware x14 gaming laptop

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Price: $1,199.99 (-$500)
14" FHD (1920 x 1080), non-touch, 144Hz
CPU: Intel i7-12700H
GPU: GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop
Storage: 512GB
Weight: 4.06 lbs. (1.84 kg)

You still get an Intel and NVIDIA pairing for the CPU and GPU combo from the previous generation, with a 12th Gen Core i7-12700H up to handling most portable mid-range gaming alongside the RTX 3050 Ti. 16GB of LPDDR5-4800 RAM is plenty of memory for most titles, sharing the weight with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM on the NVIDIA GeForce GPU.

Even titles that lay a little outside of the capabilities of the x14 can play without screen tearing thanks to the magic of NVIDIA G-Sync, compatible with its 144Hz panel with a rapid 3ms response time. If you're primarily playing online shooters released in the last few years, you'll appreciate the smooth refresh rate capable of a locked 120fps on more lightweight titles.

Despite the lighter hardware, ultra-modern Wi-Fi 6E support is built into the x14, offering the fastest wireless networking speeds around. Whether playing at home or connecting to a local café for a quick game, you'll get the best connection possible. It's a capable machine with the same slick aesthetics as its chunkier sibling and sold at a $500 discount. Two options for premium portable gaming that'll impress any visitors, even the alien kind.

Alienware x14 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,199.99

Alienware x14 gaming laptop | $1,699.99 $1,199.99

144hz gaming at 1080p with a rapid 3ms response time, all wrapped in the same Alienware aesthetic as the beefier variants in its range. Offering a discount equivalent to its value, it's a fantastic alternative.

Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.