Black Friday 2022 has firmly kicked off, with deals on a wide range of Dell and Alienware products - including the gaming gear we're most interested in. Dell and their Alienware subsidiary make some of the best laptops and monitors on the market, and happily many of them are discounted this time of the year.
Here are all the deals worth considering from Dell US and Dell UK, as well as deals on Dell gear from other retailers. We'll keep this article up to date throughout Black Friday, so you can be sure to find what you're looking for - from a high-end gaming monitor to a great value gaming laptop.
As this a brand-specific article, it arguably makes the most sense to split things up by product category, so that's how it's going to be done!
When we said the best Dell Black Friday deals, that also extends into marques that Dell is behind, such as Alienware, and for the most part, their top end gaming items are likely going to be under that banner. This comes first of all for laptops, and Alienware options usually provide an excellent blend of great performance and space-age design.
- Dell G15 RTX 3050 gaming laptop for £759 (was £849)
- Dell G15 RTX 3070 gaming laptop for £1279 (was £1499)
- Alienware x14 RTX 3060 gaming laptop for £1529 (was £1849)
- Alienware m15 R7 RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptop for £1989 (was £2449)
- Alienware x15 R2 RTX 3080 Ti gaming laptop for £2759 (was £3449)
- Dell G15 RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop for $899.99 (was $1099.99)
- Alienware m15 R7 RTX 3060 gaming laptop for $1199.99 (was $1699.99)
- Alienware m15 r5 Ryzen Edition RTX 3070 gaming laptop for $1499.99 (was $2449.99)
- Alienware x17 r2 RTX 3070 Ti laptop for $2499.99 (was $3099.99)
- Alienware x15 r2 RTX 3070 laptop for $2599.99 (was $3099.99)
It's much the same story when it comes to desktop PCs. Most of the powerful, gaming-grade prebuilts Dell offer will come under the Alienware brand, and offer the usual space-age flourishes, alongside some pretty neat hardware.
- Alienware Aurora R13 (RTX 3070) from Dell for £1779 (was £2219)
- XPS Desktop (RTX 3080) for £1799 (was £2299)
- Alienware Aurora R14 (RX 6800 XT) from Dell for £1929 (was £2569)
- Alienware Aurora R13 (RX 6500 XT) for $899.99 (was $1449.99)
- Alienware Aurora R13 (RTX 3060 Ti) for $1299.99 (was $1872)
- Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 (RX 6900 XT) for $2299 (was $2949)
Dell's monitors are legendary for their quality and value, including their Alienware lineup of high-end gaming displays. Here are the models we've tested and recommend, from great budget options to some of the finest monitors on the planet - we particularly recommend the Dell S2721DGFA and Alienware AW3423DW, as these models are amongst our top gaming monitor picks.
- Dell G2722HS 27-inch 1080p 165Hz monitor from Dell UK for £129 (was £239)
- Dell S2522HG 25-inch 1080p 240Hz monitor from Dell UK for £179 (was £259)
- Dell S3422DWG 34-inch 3440x1440 144Hz monitor from Dell UK for £367 (was £459)
- Alienware AW2521H 25-inch 1080p 360Hz monitor from Dell UK for £449 (was £599)
- Alienware AW3821DW 38-inch 3840x1600 144Hz monitor from Dell UK for £899 (was £1299)
- Dell G2722HS 27-inch 1080p 165Hz IPS monitor for $150 (was $280)
- Alienware AW2521HFL 25-inch 1080p 240Hz Fast IPS monitor for $200 (was $350)
- Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 1440p 165Hz Fast IPS monitor for $270 (was $330)
- Dell S3422DWG 34-inch 3440x1440 144Hz VA monitor for $380 (was $500)
- Dell G3223Q 32-inch 4K 144Hz HDMI 2.1 Fast IPS monitor for $600 (was $800)
- Alienware AW3821DW 38-inch 3840x1600 144Hz IPS monitor for $1099 (was $1349)
- Alienware AW3423DW 34-inch 3440x1440 175Hz QD-OLED monitor for $1199 (was $1299)
So, there you have it - that's some of the current best Black Friday deals on Dell/Alienware laptops, desktops and monitors that we can find at the moment. Expect more deals as today progresses - after all, that's what usually happens! They'll still be sorted by product type, so finding a deal on your favourite product should be simple.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course, time and time again, there are going to be important questions about gaming headsets, not least if you're deciding to grab a new one. Below, we'll take you through a handful of key Qs with our two cents added to help you make a properly informed buying decision.
What Dell products does Digital Foundry recommend?
Truth be told, we've recommended a good selection of Dell and Alienware products over the years, and it's worth checking dedicated lists such as those for the best gaming monitors to understand what we've picked and why.
To be specific, we've recommended Dell's excellent XPS 13 and 15 laptops, as well as their S2721DGFA monitor which is our actually pick for the best gaming monitor. In addition, we've also picked out Alienware laptops and gaming monitors like the AW3423DW QD-OLED as top contenders in their respective categories.
What Dell deals do we expect to see?
As the month of November wear on and the big Black Friday weekend draws nearer, it would make sense for us to see more deals on Dell and Alienware products in general. To be more specific though, there is an expectation that major retailers (e.g. Amazon, Currys, eBuyer, Scan) will offer deals on a slew of Dell products, as they've begun to already, as well as for the deals that Dell has offered directly to continue on.