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Monster Dell XPS Desktop for $800 at BJs Wholesale for Black Friday (UPDATED)

by Sean P. Aune | November 10, 2011November 10, 2011 10:30 am PST

Dell XPS deal at BJs for Black Friday 2011

Usually the computers you find on special for Black Friday are lackluster to say the least. Manufacturers will dump sub-par chips, RAM and smallish hard drives into a box and call it a “deal,” but it seems BJ’s Wholesale Club and Dell have teamed up for a system on Black Friday 2011 that even made us sit up and take notice.

Available from November 25 to 27 (or while supplies last) at BJs locations and online will be a Dell XPS 8300 desktop with an Intel i7 quad-core processor, 12GB of RAM, a 1.5TB hard drive (7200 RPM) and a 1GB ATI Radeon graphics card for$799.99.  You’ll also get a keyboard and mouse, but no monitor is included so far as we can see.  We configured a similar model on Dell’s website and it came out to $1,129.99 despite the normal price at the wholesale club being listed as $999.99.  There is no word on which version of Windows 7 this will come with, but our guess is you’ll be looking at Home Premium.

This isn’t going to be a top end gaming system for you, but if you’re looking for a home computer with a bit more “oomph” to it, this looks like a pretty solid choice.  If you don’t live near one of  BJ’s locations, this will also be available on the company’s web site for the same price.

Do you have any interest in picking up this deal?

Be sure to check out our other highlighted Black Friday 2011 deals.


UPDATE: Apparently Costco didn’t want to be outdone.  The wholesale club will be offering the same system, but with 16GB of RAM as opposed to 12 and with a 24-inch monitor for $999.99, only $200 more than BJ’s.  If you need a monitor, this deal just got a whole lot sweeter!

Dell XPS deal at Costco Black Friday 2011

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...