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Back-to-school deal: Save $135 on the new Dell XPS 13 Plus 12th Gen Intel laptop

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Dell XPS 13 Plus (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The new Dell XPS 13 Plus with 12th Gen Intel CPU is a formidable M2 MacBook alternative. And for a limited time, you can net extra savings on Dell's newly Ubuntu certified (opens in new tab) flagship laptop. 

Right now, you can get the Dell XPS 13 Plus for $1,714 (opens in new tab) via coupon, "100OFF1499" at Dell. Formerly $1,849, that's $135 off and the lowest price ever for this configuration. This is one of the best back-to-school laptop deals we've seen all month. 

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New Dell XPS 13 Plus OLED Laptop: was $1,849 now $1,714 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $135 on the new Dell XPS 13 Plus 12th Gen Intel laptop via coupon, "100OFF1499" at Dell. This configuration has a 13.4- inch 3.5K (3456 x 2160) OLED touch screen with 400 nits of brightness for an immersive viewing experience. It's powered by a 3.5-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260U 10-core CPU coupled with 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD. Powered by Windows 11 Home, Dell XPS Plus owners have the option of installing Ubuntu 22.04 LTS for a more customized user experience. 

The 2022 Dell XPS 13 Plus is its most powerful laptop to date. It runs on Intel's latest 12the Gen Intel processor, and brings a whole new design and security enhancements to the series. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.4- inch 3.5K (3456 x 2160) OLED touch screen, 3.5-GHz Intel Core i7-1260U 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 512GB SSD.

As we note in our 2022 Dell XPS 13 Plus hands-on review, this release ditches the Fn key row and touchpad. Dell engineers used the extra room to install larger fans into the laptop. According to Dell, the new cooling system increases airflow by up to 55% over the previous-gen model.

For fast and secure logins, the XPS 13 Plus employs ExpressSign-in and Windows Hello. The laptop's integrated IR camera allows for Windows Hello-enabled facial recognition.

Despite the overhaul, the new Dell XPS 13 Plus remains as portable as ever. With a weight of 2.7 pounds and  0.6 inches thin, it's on par with the Dell XPS 13 OLED (2.8 pounds, 06 pounds) and Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (2.8 pounds, 06 inches). 

As with most of today's ultraportable laptops, ports on the Dell XPS 13 Plus are minimalist. It equips you with 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports, and ships with a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 adapter and USB-C to 3.5mm headset adapter. If you require more ports, we recommend you invest in a USB Type-C hub

Overall, the Dell XPS 13 Plus  is a solid buy if you're looking for a workhorse for the classroom or the boardroom.

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New Dell XPS 13 Laptop: was $999 now $930 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
If you're on a smaller budget, save $69 on the new Dell XPS 13 with the latest 12th Gen Intel CPU via coupon, "50OFF699" at Dell. This laptop packs a 13.4- inch (1920 x 1200) anti-glare display with 500 nits of brightness. Powering the machine is the latest 3.3-GHz Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU paired with 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB PCIe NVMe x2 SSD. We love the XPS 13 for its attractive, premium chassis and springy, comfortable keyboard. It's the Editor's Choice best all-around laptop. 

Hilda Scott
Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.