This week Dell launched their Memorial Day Sale, and while the discounts on their Inspiron and XPS series are okay the real values we found after digging through are three configurations of the Dell's premium (re: pricey) Alienware Aurora gaming desktops. With price between $734 and $1,199, the included specs are surprisingly about what you could get if you build the system yourself.
The instant savings on all the Aurora's are impressive in the sale, but it's the stacking $50 off coupon code is the real extra kicker, making these machines some of the best Alienware gaming desktop values of 2017 (we admit its strange to have the word value next to an Alienware machine). Plug in the coupon code at checkout to get the best prices. These deals are valid now through May 29.
Update: The $50 off coupon no longer applies to the Alienware Aurora desktops, making all the deals below slightly worst off, though still competitively priced for an Alienware machine.
Use Code: 50OFF699
- Alienware Aurora Core i7-7700, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, 2TB HDD, 16GB RAM - $1,249.99 (list $1,550)
- Alienware Aurora Core i5-7400, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM - $899.99 (list $1,100)
- Alienware Aurora R6 Core i5-7400, Radeon RX 560 2GB, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM - $783.99 (list $800)
The most expensive Alienware Aurora with a Quad Core i7-7700, 16GB RAM, and a GTX 1070 is an impressive $350 off the usual $1,550 list price. That is the greatest dollar amount savings in the sale. Considering a similar spec'ed system with equal amount of RAM, hard drive, processor, case, power supply, and GTX 1070 would cost about $1,190 to build this system on your own (and you'll probably have to pay for an OS on top of that) we are actually seeing a reasonable price for an higher-end Alienware desktop.
The second tier Aurora deal with a GTX 1060 would be a good buy for someone in the market to game on strong settings without breaking the bank. It's an excellent value at $850, which is $250 cheaper than its usual $1,100 list price. To build a similar spec machine, we estimate parts will come in at about $930. Finally, for the $733 RX 560 - you should expect about $812 for a similar machine - so each tier has even more relative savings (though you do get quite a bit less in performance with the 2GB RX 560 compare to the 6GB GTX 1060.
For those not looking or have the time to build their own system, these Aurora machines are currently at market price in return for time savings on your own labor. In terms of pricing, they are also some of the best prices we've seen yet in 2017 for Alienware machines and as of writing, are our current top pick in Dell's 2017 Memorial Day sale.