Best Dell Deals 2016 - Holiday Discounts on Laptops and 2-in-1s

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Dell makes a slew of outstanding products, from the XPS 13, our favorite consumer laptop because of its long battery life and premium design, to the eye-popping Alienware 13 with its OLED display. In addition to its notebooks, the company is also famous for its desktops, printers and monitors. While Dell usually has very reasonable MSRPs, it can be hard to find a really good sale price on that laptop you've been lusting after for months. 

To help you get the best deal on Dells, we've tracked down the best current sales on the web, including those from Dell.com and other retailers.

Inspiron 15 5000 with 1080p touch screen, Core i5 for $549

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $649
Sale Price: $549

Why It's a Good Deal: A great choice for families or media mavens on a budget, this configuration of the Inspiron 15 5000 features a 1080p touch screen, a 7th Generation Core i5 CPU, a 1TB hard drive and an optical drive for viewing or burning DVDs. An infrared camera lets you log into Windows 10, just by staring at the screen.

Save $50 on the Jack-of-All-Trades Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $699.99
Sale Price: $649.99
Coupon: SAVE50OFF699

Why It's a Good Deal: The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 offers solid performance and nearly 7 hours of battery life in a versatile design.  Fitted with a 15-inch 1080p touchscreen LCD, Core i7-7500U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive, this system offers consumers a cornucopia of potential uses.

Dell XPS 13 as Low as $749 With $50 Off Coupon

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $799
Sale Price: $749
Coupon Code: 50OFF699

Why It's a Good Deal: Our favorite laptop overall for the past two years, Dell's XPS 13 has a lot going for it, including a super-slim, carbon-fiber chassis, a gorgeous screen with nearly-invisible bezel and nearly 14 hours of battery life. Unlike some other ultrabooks, the XPS 13 also comes with a full array of ports, including both standard USB 3 and Thunderbolt 3 / USB Type-C connectors. Use the coupon code above at checkout and Dell will take $50 off the price of any configuration of its flagship laptop. 

The base mode of Dell XPS 13, which has a Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM, will be $749 (normally $799) with this coupon, but if you can possibly afford it, we recommend buying the laptop with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD which will cost $1049 after coupon. 

Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop for $799

Retailer: Dell 
Regular Price: $899.99
Sale Price: $799.99
Coupon: 50OFF699

Why It's a Good Deal: Though Dell owns the Alienware brand, it also makes this really intriguing gaming-centric Inspiron. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 has a subtle, but attractive red and black aesthetic that's at home on any desk or living room. This configuration packs a 1080p LCD, Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core 2.6GHz Skylake CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 8GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M 4GB video card, which is more than enough power to play today's top games at mid-range settings or mid-range games at high settings. Make sure to apply coupon code "50OFF699" to save $100.

Dell XPS 15 for $949 with $50 Off Coupon

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $999
Sale Price: $949
Coupon Code: 50OFF699

Why It's a Good Deal: Targeted at creative professionals or anyone who wants a super-light and powerful 15-inch laptop, the Dell XPS 15 has the same gorgeous carbon-fiber chassis and Infinity Display as the XPS 13, but throws in some more powerful components, including a quad-core Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, optional Nvidia graphics and an optional 4K display. Use the coupon code above to get $50 off any configuration of the XPS 15.

The base $999 model, which ends up costing $949  after coupon, comes with a 1080p, non-touch screen, a Core i3 CPU, integrated graphics and a 1TB hard drive. We recommend springing for at least the $1,399 model, which has Nvidia GTX 960M graphics, a Core i7 CPU and a 256GB SSD.

Alienware 15 with 1060 Graphics for $1,249

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $1,349
Sale Price: $1,249

Why It's a Good Deal: If you want a gaming laptop that's good enough for today's hottest titles and ready for tomorrow's best VR experiences, you need a system that comes with an Nvidia GTX 1060 or 1070 GPU. This base configuration of the Alienware 15 comes packed with the GTX 1060, along with a 1080p display, 8GB of RAM and a Core i5 quad-core CPU. We recommend configuring with a 256GB SSD, a Core i7 CPU and, possibly, a 4k screen, all of which add to the price.

24-inch Gaming Monitor with Nvidia G-Sync for $359

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $569.99
Sale Price: $359.99

Why It's a Good Deal: A great choice for gamers, the Dell S2417DG has the same super-thin bezels we love on the XPS 13 laptop, a sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution panel and Nvidia G-Sync technology which prevents ghosting and tearing while you play. Dell's monitor also comes with a USB 3.0 hug built-in, along with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. It promises a brilliant 350 nits of brightness and a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz.

Alienware 17 with 1060 Graphicss for $1,350

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $1,749.99
Sale Price: $1,499

Why It's a Good Deal: This configuration of the Alienware 17 comes packed with everything you need to have an incredible gaming experience in 2D or VR, including the latest Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics, a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a brilliant 1080p display with Tobii Eye-Tracking tech built-in. Other specs include 16GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. 

Dell S2415H Borderless Monitor for $159

Retailer: Dell
Regular Price: $259
Sale Price: $159

Why It's a Good Deal: If you like the nearly bezel-free "Infinity Display" on Dell's XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops, you'll love it on this 24-inch external monitor. At a price of $159, down from $259, you can get a pair of these 1080p displays and put them next to each other on your desk, without having much of a border between them.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  • Debbie Says:

    Do you have these sales on laptops in the UK?

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