Dell Home offers its Alienware X51 Intel Core i3 3.3GHz Desktop PC
(no monitor) for $649
with free shipping
. That's $50 under our mention of a similar configuration from three weeks ago (which had a Sandy Bridge core i3 processor, but also included Windows 8) and the lowest total price we've seen for a Core i3-equipped Alienware X51 desktop. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features an Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 1GB video card, 802.11n wireless, Steam factory-installed with bonus content, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.