Haswell is here, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out our in-depth review. We'll wait. (Twiddles thumbs). Up to speed? Great, now let's take a look at what Dell has been up to with Intel's latest microarchitecture. Turns out the OEM has been quite the busy body refreshing a plethora of products, everything from its XPS 27 all-in-one (AIO) to its console-esque Alienware X51 small form factor (SFF) gaming PC.
If you're looking for a GeForce GTX 680 for under 500 bucks AND a great video game, today's top deal is certainly a good value. PNY's GTX 680 2GB GDDR 5 video card is running for $390 with free shipping (normally $480 - use coupon code: 1CK4DHTTJKSFWW and $50 mail-in rebate) and comes with Assassin's Creed III. After all, if you're going to assassinate colonial soldiers, might as well do it in style.
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Looking for a high-resolution monitor upgrade? Dell's UltraSharp U2711 sports a 27-inch IPS display with a 2650x1440 resolution and is available for $649 with free shipping (normally $99 - use coupon code: RDSVHG$9FHDJ44). It features Dell's PremierColor technology, which means it comes pre-calibrated out of the box, and has plenty of connectivity options, including HDMI, DisplayPort with audio, DVI-D (HDCP), USB, and VGA ports.
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Today's top deal allows you to hold the galaxy within your fingers, Samsung's Galaxy that is. The Tab 2 tablet is running for $260 with free shipping (normally $350). The tablet features a 1.0GHz dual core processor, Andriod 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a screen with a resolution of 1280x800.
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Today's top deal strikes fear into the heart of videogame consoles. The small Alienware X51 gaming PC is roughly the same shape as a console but is much more powerful. The X51 is armed with an Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPU and a GeForce GT 640, and 8GB of RAM. It's running for $800 (normally $900) and comes with a $100 Dell gift card. We really liked the system and gave it a 9 in our review.
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The critically-acclaimed shooter Far Cry 3 just released for the PC today and also happens to be our featured daily deal. While the game is running for its normal $50 price, if you buy it from Dell, you get a free $20 eGift Card. For more information on Ubisoft's hit, make sure to read PC Gamer's review of the game.
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Move over game console, a PC is here to take your job
DON’T BLINK, it’s not a game console. It’s something far better—a PC that’s as small as the original Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with the promise of pretty good gaming performance, too.
As we all know, making things small, fast, and also affordable is no easy feat. Yet Alienware engineers somehow managed to smash real graphics into a standard slimline tower without tacking on a huge price tag.
To be frank, this isn’t the first attempt at a small, powerful PC with a slimline shape. The X51 reminds us very much of Voodoo/Hewlett-Packard’s Firebird PC from 2009 (review at bit.ly/Delqq). The Firebird’s main failing was relying primarily on notebook technology for its GPUs, which killed upgrades.