Early Black Friday deal: Get $300 off the Alienware m15 R3 gaming laptop

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There's no doubt about it, this is the perfect season to buy a new gaming laptop. In addition to any residual Prime Day discounts you might find, Dell isn't exactly sitting on its heels when it comes to Black Friday deals. Nope, it's already rolling out a not-so-sneaky "Black Friday Sneak Peak" this week, featuring a laundry list of powerful laptops for your itchy trigger fingers. 

We've got our eye on the Alienware m15 R3 gaming laptop, a 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 machine with a stunning 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) display, a whopping 16GB of RAM, and a generous 512GB SSD. At the moment, Dell is slashing $300 off the original price of $1,849, bringing the cost down to $1,549. 

Alienware m15 R3 laptop: was $1,849 now $1,549 @ Dell

Alienware m15 R3 laptop: was $1,849 now $1,549 @ Dell
Game on! This mid-sized rig has a stellar 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 5.0-GHz Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You can upgrade these specs, but even the base model leaves its competitors in the dust. 

'Tis the season for a new gaming laptop. At least, that's what Dell's pushing with its "Black Friday Sneak Peek" sale. Near the top of our shortlist: the Alienware m15 R3, a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel laptop loaded with a 5.0-GHz Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Right now, you can get it for $1,549. 

Weighing less than 5 pounds, this is a gaming rig that's still pretty portable. Lean and mean, if you will. (You can upgrade the CPU and GPU to make it even meaner.) And thanks to Advanced Alienware Cryo-tech, the machine maintains system stability no matter what your environmental conditions.  

With the 4K OLED display, Alienware offers 300Hz and 144Hz panel options that (allegedly) provide double the speed of previous models. The 300Hz panel includes an sRGB 100% color gamut; 1000:1 contrast ratio; 300 nits of brightness, and a 3ms response time. The 144Hz panel includes a 72% NTSC color gamut; 800:1 contrast ratio; 300 nits of brightness; and a 7ms response time.

The improved keyboard features an optional 4-zone RGB N-Key rollover, in addition to anti-ghosting technology. (For more customization, upgrade to the premium keyboard with per-key Alien FX lighting.)

Looking for other gaming laptops? Look no further. (We even know where to find some cheaper ones.) We'll stay on top of more upcoming Dell deals, too.

TJ Fink
Contributing Editor

As a freelance journalist, TJ has over a decade of multi-medium storytelling under his belt. Leveraging a quarter century of collective coddiwompling amid the ever-evolving landscape of wireless gadgetry, his unique editorial background allows him to explore a variety of tech-centric subsectors on this fascinating planet. When he's not field testing new gear in the Catskills, Adirondacks, or an actual field, he can be found sipping Negronis in his living room and crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.