Build Your Valentine a Retro Gaming Console With These February Deals

Frank
March 13, 2019
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In all their infinite wisdom, the Romans decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the dead of winter. Even if that wasn’t their original intention, the holiday is a good excuse to stave off the cold, gray doldrums with a new gaming computer. Or maybe a smart home assistant to help you check the forecast? With the help of our friends at TechBargains, we’ve pulled together a few deals to indulge yourself or someone you love.

Dell is currently still offering 10% with the code TENOFF. With an all-purpose front panel that features one USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3 ports, mic and headphone jacks, and an SD card reader, this fast and easy-to-expand Dell XPS 8930 desktop is a solid pick. Whether you’re gaming or tackling media projects that you might have awaiting you, the XPS 8930 can handle it.

Buy the Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7-8700 Gaming Desktop (Select GTX 1080, 512GB SSD on product page) for $1485 (use code: TENOFF).

The big news with the Alienware Aurora Intel i5-8400 desktop is the the latest Intel 6-core processors, reportedly one of the best gaming chips ever made. This is a major price drop on a PC that’ll wow your loved one with a romantic dose of virtual reality.

Buy the Alienware Aurora Intel i5-8400 Gaming Desktop w/ 11GB GTX 1080 Ti GPU for $1400 (use code: TENOFF).

Dell’s XPS 13 was one of our top laptop picks last year for its dazzling edge-to-edge display, among other features. Right now, you can pick up its larger, but still beautiful and high-performing, cousin for a significant discount.

Buy the Dell XPS 15 Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core 15.6″ 1080p Laptop w/ 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 for $1125 (use code: TENOFF).

Amazon’s Alexa is taking over the world. To be honest, it is futile (and a lot less fun) to resist. The Echo Show is one of Amazon’s more obtrusive Alexa-enabled devices, but it can also play movies and host video chats.

Buy the Amazon Echo Show 7″ Touchscreen w/ Alexa for $180

We also liked the adorable Echo Spot, which can double as a useful alarm clock if you don’t mind putting a WiFi-enabled camera right next to your bed.

Buy the Amazon Echo Spot w/ 2.5″ Touchscreen for $115

The couple that builds computers together, stays together. Lure your sweetheart into futzing with circuitry by dangling the world’s cheapest, smallest computer in front of them. You can even stick it in a retro gaming case to make it a little more palatable.

Buy the Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit w/ Retro Gaming Case for $66 (use code: 45YOCHIQ).

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