Black Friday and the accompanying mega sale is still a few weeks away, but Dell is spearheading into the holiday mood by announcing this year’s deals ahead of time. Most of the price reductions from Dell’s product portfolio won’t go live until November 23 or Thanksgiving Day, but there are a few appetizers to start the shopping fiesta.
Some of the brand’s best gaming monitors are featured, but there are other enticing offers for laptops, desktops, and even gaming consoles. Take note that stocks might run low, and prices indicated here are not guaranteed across our favorite retailers and Dell.com itself. But the enjoyment of searching for the best Black Friday deals is always in the hunt, so you better get started.
Black Friday Deals for Gaming Monitor and Computers
1. Dell S2716DG – 1440p 144Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor (From $500+ to $340 by November 23)
The Dell S2716DG is probably the most prized gaming monitor offering during every holiday sale, including Black Friday for its excellent performance and value. This model offers a fast 144Hz refresh rate matched with a crisp 2560 x 1440 resolution perfect for high-end gaming. The device is clad in Dell’s minimalist exterior design with complete functionalities, but what sets this value product apart is it includes Nvidia’s G-Sync.
2. Alienware 25 AW2518HF – 240Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync (From $499.99 to $379.99)
The Alienware 25 AW2518HF is a bit pricier than similar offerings like the ViewSonic XG2530 despite their stark similarities save for the exterior design. Paying premiums for the latter isn’t practical in our books, but its current price for Black Friday should not be missed. For less than $400, you get a premium and exclusive gaming monitor with an E-Sports grade spec list such as 240Hz refresh rates and FreeSync.
3. Dell SE2417HG – Affordable Entry-Level Monitor (From $169.99 to $99.99)
The Dell SE2417HG is primarily a home and office monitor that offers a clear and responsive 1920 x 1080 output perfect for movies, games, or even homework. This budget monitor’s twin HDMI inputs make it perfect as an enterprise display or even an all-in-one for a school PC and a gaming console. Despite its affordable nature, the product still received Dell’s signature design treatment with minimal bezels for an undisturbed viewing experience.
4. Dell S2718NX – Basic Home and Office Monitor with FreeSync and HDR (From $300 to $199.99)
The Dell S2718NX features an Infinity Edge screen meaning there are no pesky bezels to obstruct your view. This 27-inch IPS monitor offers reasonable gaming and media viewing performance making it suitable for mixed-use. For the low price, you also get to enjoy FreeSync and HDR compatibility to enhance your experience, whether for gaming or movies.
5. Alienware Aurora + Alienware AW2518H ($2,495 To $1999.99)
The Alienware Aurora is Dell’s flagship gaming desktop featuring high-end specs such as a Core i7 processor and enthusiast GPUs like the Nvidia GTX 1070. This exclusive package includes an Alienware 25 AW2518H 240Hz G-Sync monitor for a complete hardcore gaming setup with minimal assembly required. Dell is so confident in this rig, so they offered it as the official ELEAGUE tournament system for competitive events.
6. Xbox One S 500GB Gaming Console ($250 to $190 on Nov. 23)
This Xbox One S deal makes it easy to add a 4K HDR gaming console to your entertainment system which also doubles as a UHD Bluray Player. Users can also enjoy 4K streaming with this device if your monitor is HDCP compatible, enhancing the value you pay for when the sale launches. Take note that this isn’t a bundled package, so it only includes the console and a single controller.
7. Dell XPS 13 USB-C Laptop ($1299.99 to $999.99)
USB-C monitors are rapidly becoming popular for their ability to allow laptops like the Dell XPS 13 to dock and act as a host device while charging at the same time. This mobile device is one of Dell’s flagship offerings with premium materials, build quality, and high-end specs. For the price, you can already build a decent gaming rig or opt for a gamer-centric laptop, but we can’t pass up the reduced price which saves you 300 bucks.
Editor’s Note: Prices posted are based on Dell.com pricing, but be sure to check from your favorite retailers to compare who has the best offer. Some offers are already live at the time of this writing, but others are waiting for later dates. Stay tuned as we will update this article as Dell’s Black Friday Sale continues to unfold.