Product Reviews

Dell Deal Alert: Score an Alienware m15 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1450 – IGN

Dell is offering an Alienware m15 R4 Intel Core i7-10870H gaming laptop with RTX 3070 video card for only $1499.99, down from its original $2300 price point. That itself is a solid deal, but there’s an extra $50 off coupon code “50OFF699” that drops the price even further to $1450.

Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop

Alienware m15 R4 15" Intel Core i7-10870H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

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Alienware m15 R4 15″ Intel Core i7-10870H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use promo code “50OFF699”

37% off $2,299.99

$1,449.99

The mobile RTX 3070 graphics card is considerably more powerful than the previous generation’s mobile RTX 2070 and very close in performance to the mobile RTX 2080. The RTX 3070 found in this particular Alienware laptop has a TGP rating of 125W (140W with power boost), which is one of the fastest RTX 3070 video cards you’ll find in any gaming laptop. Most other RTX 3070 gaming laptops have a TGP rating of under 100W, which translates to lower performance. This is done deliberately to conserve power and reduce heat. Alienware counters this by improving the cooling of the laptop.

The rest of the specs are solid as well. The laptop features a 10th generation Intel Core i7-10870H 8-core processor, 16GB of DDR4-2933MHz RAM and a 512GB M.2 SSD with plenty of USB 3.1 ports. This deal is supposed to end tomorrow at 5am PST, so you better hurry.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen RTX 3060 Gaming PC

Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: TRAVISSAVE10Q4

Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use promo code “TRAVISSAVE10Q4”

30% off $1,799.99

$1,259.99

If you’re looking for a gaming PC instead of a laptop, this deal is still available. This Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming PC normally sells for $1699.99, but there’s a $300 instant discount that drops the price to $1399.99. That’s a solid discount, but use code “TRAVISSAVE10Q4” to drop it an extra 10% to $1259.99.

Daily Deals: Alienware m15 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1450, Discounted Hisense 4K TVs, $29 Panda Express Family Dinner – IGN

Today is the last day to score an Alienware m15 15″ RTX 3070 equipped gaming laptop for only $1450. That’s an excellent deal, especially considering the fact that the RTX 3070 in this laptop is more powerful than the RTX 3070 graphics card found in most other gaming laptops. In other deal news, the $29 Panda Express Family Meal is back, and you can get it even cheaper if you play the game on Panda’s website. Score the lowest price we’ve seen on the Apple Watch Series 7, Hisense 4K TVs, and more.

Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop

This deal ends today

Alienware m15 R4 15" Intel Core i7-10870H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: 50OFF699

Alienware m15 R4 15″ Intel Core i7-10870H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use promo code “50OFF699”

37% off $2,299.99

$1,449.99

Dell is offering an Alienware m15 gaming laptop equipped with an RTX 3070 video card for only $1450 after a $50 off coupon code! The RTX 3070 found in this laptop has a TGP rating of 125W (140W with power boost), which is one of the fastest RTX 3070 video cards you’ll find in any gaming laptop. Most other RTX 3070 gaming laptops have a TGP rating of under 100W, which translates to lower performance. This is done deliberately to conserve power and reduce heat. Alienware counters this by improving the cooling of the laptop.

Panda Express Family Meal for $29 or Less

$29 Panda Express Family Meal (3 Large Entrees, 2 Sides)

$29 Panda Express Family Meal (3 Large Entrees, 2 Sides)

$3 cheaper if you play the game on the site

For a limited time, Panda Express has brought back its $29 Family Meal, which includes 3 large entrees and 2 sides. Play the cute platforming game posted on their site and you’ll get to knock off another $3 from the price with the coupon code they supply. Play the game three more times and you’ll get coupons for a free premium upgrade, free 3rd entree, and free additional large side. Only one coupon can be used per order.

Apple Watch Series 7 41mm GPS Smart Watch

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm Smart Watch

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Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm Smart Watch

15% off $399.00

It’s nice to see Amazon’s latest and greatest watch, released less than 2 months ago, discounted during the holiday season. $60 isn’t a massive discount, but it’s better than the paltry $20 price drop we saw on Black Friday. The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG.

65″ Hisense H8G 4K Quantum Series ULED TV

Hisense H8G 65" 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

Hisense H8G 65″ 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

40% off $999.99

The Hisense H8 model was released in 2020, but the “G1″ model is an updated Amazon exclusive variant that was released some time in 2021. That means that it carries over the same great full-array LED-backlit panel with local area dimming and marries it with an upgraded processor and firmware. This is a an excellent TV at its current price; you won’t find a better quality 65” TV for under $600.

55″ Hisense H9G 4K Quantum Series ULED TV

Hisense H9G 55" 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

Hisense H9G 55″ 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

23% off $649.99

$499.99

The H9G was Hisense’s flagship (top-end) 4K TV of 2020. It has phenomenal HDR image quality thanks to it’s quantum series ULED panel with 120Hz native refresh rate, full-array LED backlighting with 120 local dimming zones, and 1,000-nit peak brightness rating. It’s certainly the best looking TV at this price point.

75″ Hisense U6G 4K Quantum Series ULED TV

Hisense U6G 75" 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

Hisense U6G 75″ 4K Quantum Series ULED Android TV

14% off $1,049.99

Save an extra $150 off the this 75″ Hisense 4K TV from Amazon. This matches what we saw on Black Friday. The U6G model is the latest 2021 model from Hisense. It’s image quality stands right in between the H8G and the H9G.

65″ Sony X85J 4K Google TV

Sony X85J 65" 4K Google TV

This is a stellar price for a 2021 model 65″ Sony TV. In terms of image quality the X85J boasts high brightness levels, excellent black uniformity, and great contrast ratio. It also boasts a 120Hz native refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 inputs so it’s a solid choice for gaming. The reflection handling on the screen is top notch as well. The Google smart TV interface is an upgrade from the old Android smart TV interface.

50″ TCL 4-Series 4K Roku TV

TCL 4-Series 50" 4K Roku TV

If you’re looking for an inexpensive TV for your bedroom, office, exercise room, or any place where you don’t need a massive, fully featured gaming TV, this 50″ TCL 4K TV with Roku offers solid picture quality and features without a hefty price tag.

Wyze Smart Scale S

WYZE Smart Scale S

The Wyze Smart Scale S is one of the least expensive ways to get a smart scale in your bathroom, and it’s even cheaper today. For only $20, this scale measures your weight and BMI and syncs with your phone app to record and track your history. It’s very useful if you’re following a dieting regimen or looking for any root causes of your weight gain or loss.

Samsung S27A800U 27″ 4K (3840×2160) IPS Monitor

Samsung S27A800U 4K (3840x2160) IPS Monitor with USB Type-C

Samsung S27A800U 4K (3840×2160) IPS Monitor with USB Type-C

42% off $479.99

This is a fantastic price for a true 4K monitor with an IPS panel. An IPS panel offers more accurate color reproduction and wider viewing angles that VA and TN panels. This monitor also comes with plenty of display input connections, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB Type-C. The USB Type-C connection is especially useful if you’re connecting a laptop; the cable can transmit video AND charge your laptop (90W max) at the same time.

Lenovo Legion Tower 5 RTX 3060 Gaming PC

Lenovo Legion 5i AMD Ryzen 7 5700G RTX 3060 PC with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Use code: LEGIONDEALS15

Lenovo Legion 5i AMD Ryzen 7 5700G RTX 3060 PC with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD

Use promo code “LEGIONDEALS15”

24% off $1,809.99

$1,384.64

The Lenovo Legion gaming desktops are often very highly rated for their build quality. People generally like the fact that Lenovo does not use proprietary components in their rigs, so future upgradeability is much easier done here than in other prebuilt PCs. Lenovo gaming rigs generally also utilize solid cooling, especially for the CPU, even if you opt for the base models. The negative would be that Lenovo Legion gaming PCs generally cost more than other prebuilts, but that’s certainly not the case with today’s deal. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; its performance is superior to the RTX 2060 SUPER and almost matches the RTX 2070 SUPER in some games. It’s perfectly capable of handling games at 1080p resolution, even on 144Hz gaming monitors. It can also handle 1440p resolution as well with tweaked settings.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen RTX 3060 Gaming PC

Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use code: TRAVISSAVE10Q4

Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Use promo code “TRAVISSAVE10Q4”

30% off $1,799.99

$1,259.99

For those of you who missed the Dell and Alienware deals over Black Friday, there’s a new deal here that’s just as good. This Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming PC normally sells for $1699.99, but there’s a $300 instant discount that drops the price to $1399.99. That’s a solid discount, but use code “TRAVISSAVE10Q4” to drop it an extra 10% to $1259.99.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller

22% off $179.99

$139.99

The Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller is the most precise and customizable Xbox controller on the market. This professional-grade controller features adjustable tension thumbsticks, shorter hair trigger locks, wraparound textured grips, interchangeable thumbsticks and paddle shapes, custom profiles saved on your controller itself, and included USB Type C cable with charging dock. It boasts up to 40 hours of battery life and is compatible with the Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, and PC.

WD Easystore 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

WD Easystore 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (BB Exclusive)

WD Easystore 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (BB Exclusive)

44% off $179.99

Add more backup storage to your PC, PS4, PS5, or Xbox. Portable drives are much smaller and thus more practical than their desktop hard drive siblings and require no additional power other than the obligatory USB port.

16.4 Feet of RGBIC Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights

Govee RGBIC Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights (16.4ft)

Govee RGBIC Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights (16.4ft)

39% off $32.99

There’s no better time than Christmas to put up some RGB bling bling. This kit gives you a 16.4ft long light strip, which is long enough to accent a large gaming monitor, smallish TV, or your tricked out but sadly RGB-less gaming desk. Unlike traditional RGB strips, RGBIC allow multiple colors to be displayed on one strip light simultaneously. It’s also Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible through WiFi.

Gigabyte Aorus 17″ RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte Aorus 17G 17" Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3080 Laptop with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

$300 mail-in rebate

Gigabyte Aorus 17G 17″ Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3080 Laptop with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

33% off $2,549.00

$1,699.00

We haven’t seen an RTX 3080 equipped gaming laptop for a cheaper price, but you’ll need to submit a $300 mail-in rebate to get this deal. The Gigabyte laptop pairs the RTX 3080 video card (105W TGB) with a 17″ 1080p X-Rite Pantone-certified factory calibrated display, 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 500GB SSD with 5,000MB/s transfer speed.

$39.99 or Less Nintendo Switch Games

Save up to 41% off these popular Mario and Zelda titles for the Nintendo Switch. Sure they aren’t as cheap as the prices we saw during Black Friday, but that ship has long since sailed. These are the lowest prices you’ll see for a while, at least until Mario Day (March 10) or E3.

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity

Switch (Digital)

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity

33% off $59.99

Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

38% off $59.99

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

Switch

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

28% off $19.99

Super Mario Bros U: Deluxe
Mario Tennis Aces
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Switch

Paper Mario: The Origami King

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34% off $59.99

Preorder Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Save $5

Pokemon Legends: Arceus for Switch

Out on January 28

Pokemon Legends: Arceus for Switch

8% off $59.99

The newest Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch comes out in just 2 weeks on January 28. Preorder it on Amazon and you’ll save $5. You’ll also receive a download code for an exclusive in-game Garchomp Kimono Set. Pokemon Legends: Arceus will be an open world RPG that will take place in the Sinnoh region long before the era of the Diamond and Pearl games. You’ll be tasked with building the region’s first Pokedex.

Expeditions: Rome Review – IGN

An RPG that has you leading armies against King Mithridates one moment and trading legal arguments with Cicero on the floor of the Roman senate the next is like catnip for a history fan like myself. I don’t tend to root for the Romans, but the appropri…