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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Preorder Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Save $5
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