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Best Dell Laptop Deals: Save Hundreds on Latitude, Inspiron, Alienware and XPS

Whether you're looking for a laptop for gaming, school or work, these Dell deals will help you upgrade without breaking the bank.

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$450 at Dell
Dell  Inspiron 16 laptop on a kitchen table
Inspiron 16 laptop: $450
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$929 at Best Buy
Dell Latitude 13.3-inch 2-in-1: $929
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$900 at Dell
Inspiron 16 Plus laptop: $900
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$899 at Dell
XPS 13: $899
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$1,700 at Dell
Alienware m18 gaming laptop: $1,700
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$1,200 at Dell
Alienware m16 gaming laptop: $1,200
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$1,999 at Dell
Dell XPS 17 9730 and its 17-inch 16:10 display
XPS 17: $1,999
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G15 gaming laptop: $850
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From students to digital nomads, having a laptop as your primary computer is more common now than ever. And for PC users, Dell is a trusted name. But laptops don't always come cheap, with higher end models costing as much as $3,000 or more. Luckily, if you've been thinking of upgrading, Dell has a range of laptops you can pick from, such as gaming laptops or even the direct competitor to the MacBook Air , which is the Dell XPS lineup of laptops. Either way, we've done our best to collect some of our favorite deals below to make life a bit easier. 

Read more: Best Laptop Deals at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg

We've scoured Dell's laptop deals and gaming deals, as well as offers from online retailers like Best Buy, to find the best bargains. The prices and discounts are valid at the time of publication, and we'll update this story as sales expire and new deals begin. Many of the best deals are found on Dell's site, thanks to the company's price-matching. 

For more, check out the best OLED laptop deals and gaming laptop deals, and take a look at our picks for the best laptops.


Dell's midrange Inspiron 16 laptop boasts a roomy 16-inch touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio for more room vertically than a traditional 16:9 widescreen laptop display. It has a 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution and is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, has 16GB of RAM and has an impressive 512GB of storage.


If you need something that's a little bit on the smaller side, this 13.3-inch laptop is a solid option. It's also a 2-in-1, so it has a touchscreen and you can use it as a tablet. It comes with a budget Intel i3-1315U that's more than enough for most productivity tasks. The 8GB of RAM is also pretty good, as is the 256GB of storage, so it's a solid laptop all around.

When it was released in 2021, we awarded the Inspiron 16 Plus a CNET Editors' Choice Award, calling it "a MacBook Pro alternative for much less." The roomy, 16-inch screen has a 2.5K (2,560x1,600-pixel) resolution, and the aluminum chassis is roughly the same size and weight as that of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The 16 Plus has a high-quality look and feel you might not expect from a midrange Inspiron laptop. The current lineup features 13th-gen Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics. This discounted model has a Core i7-1700H CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, making it a steal at nearly half off. 

Read our Dell Inspiron 16 Plus review.

With a slightly smaller screen than the XPS 17 also on this list, the XPS 13 is even lighter and was dubbed the best small laptop for work or school by our review team. This 2021 laptop is a competitor to the M1 MacBook Air, and it's on sale for even less right now. 


The Alienware m18 has a pretty massive 18-inch screen, which is nice if you want something bigger to play on. That said, it only runs an FHD Plus resolution, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially with an RTX 4080 that would struggle to hit the 480 refresh rate at max settings anyway. Realistically, this laptop is made for people who want to play e-sports competitively, since refresh is more important than resolution and graphical fidelity. There is a QHD version, though sadly there's no deal on that.


The Alienware m16 comes with the RTX 4080, which is impressive given its relatively slim size. While it might struggle a little to power the 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution screen and 240Hz refresh rate, it does give you options. The m16 also comes with a solid 16GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB of SSD.

Read our Alienware x15 R2 review.

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If you like what Dell's XPS 15 -- which is not currently in stock at a discounted price -- has to offer but you want a bigger display, the XPS 17 is currently marked down by hundreds of dollars. You get all the perks of the 15, including the powerful 13th Gen Intel Evo i9 CPU and, at this price, the RTX 4070. At Dell right now you can also get the XPS 17 with the RTX 4080 for $3,099, a $745 savings. 

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Our review team named this the best budget gaming laptop and it's currently on sale for even less. If you're looking for an entry-level laptop for PC gaming, this is it. At just 15 inches, it's a little smaller than many others on this list, but it can do double duty as a work or school laptop while offering some of the basics that gamers want. 

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