The Alienware x15 R1 gaming laptop has dropped to $1,699.99 through Best Buy. This is a deal of the day, and it is in fact the deal of the day. While that certainly guarantees you a unique price, it also means the sale won't last forever. This is $500 off what Best Buy normally sells this laptop for, so if you're in the market for a gaming machine you should grab it while you can.
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This deal is the featured deal in Best Buy's Deals of the Day, which means it's a great price but a temporary one. You get an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for gaming. Plus it has an amazing 15.6-inch screen with a 360Hz refresh rate.
If gaming on a laptop is your priority, then you're in for a real treat with this one. Let's start with the Alienware's killer feature: it has a 360Hz refresh rate on its display. That's a huge step up from your average screen, and it's especially unique in a laptop. You'll really notice the difference when playing a game like Warzone or Halo Infinite. The screen is 15.6 inches and has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as well.
The internals for this machine include an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB M.2 solid state drive with NVMe technology for super fast read and write times. It is also powered by a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card so you can play those shooters you love and do so at high settings. It also uses Alienware's Cryo-Tech cooling technology to ensure you aren't overheating after a long playing session.
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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.