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Dell back to school sale 2022: Labor Day deals start now

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Dell's back to school sale continues with the launch of the Dell Labor Day deals event. The PC maker currently offers generous discounts on must-have tech for college students. Enjoy sitewide markdowns on laptops, gaming notebooks, monitors, laptop bags, and more. 

As an incentive, back to school shoppers get 6 months of Disney Plus for free (opens in new tab) with select Dell PCs and monitors. 

For a limited time, you can get the 2022 Dell Inspiron 16 Laptop for just $849 (opens in new tab) at Dell. Normally $1,049, it's now $200 below retail and at an all-time low price. Additionally, it includes a complimentary 6-month Disney Plus subscription. This is one of the best back to school deals we've tracked this month.

Although we didn't test this model, it has a customer feedback rating of 4.1 out of 5-stars at Dell. Satisfied owners praise the Inspiron 16's solid performance, beautiful, sleek design and excellent build quality. Considering the combination of features you get — it's an incredible value for the price. 

The Inspiron 16 on sale packs a 16-inch FHD+ (1920x1200) 60Hz display for sharp, color-rich viewing. For seamless multitasking, it pairs a 3.5-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U 10-core CPU with 16GB of RAM. Intel Iris Xe Graphics makes it ideal for casual gaming while a speedy 1TB SSD provides ample storage for large files.

For connecting external devices like a monitor or storage drive, the Dell Inspiron 16 supplies you with the basics. You get 1 x HDMI 1.4 port, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 Type-C port with Power Delivery and DisplayPort. There's also an SD card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack built into its sleek chassis. 

If you're looking for a sub-$1,000 laptop for school, the Dell Inspiron 16 is one to consider.

See more of our favorite back to school deals from Dell's Labor Day event below. 

Dell back to school 2022 — Labor Day deals

Dell back to school sale 2022 — Labor Day deals

Laptops

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Dell XPS 13 (9305): $949 $699 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $250 on the 11th Gen Intel-charged Dell XPS 13 laptop (9305). Dell's Labor Day Event includes clearance deals on previous-gen laptops. This model Dell XPS 13 packs a 13-inch 1080p display, 2.4-GHz Core i5-1135G7 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 256GB solid state drive. 

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Dell Vostro 3510 Laptop: $927 $469 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on the Dell Vostro 3510 laptop in Dell's Labor Day sale. It packs powerful performance into a premium and stylish chassis. This laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 1.7-GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. This is one of the best cheap but good laptop deals you can get. 

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Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: $1049 $849 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the new Dell Inspiron 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop. This a wise choice for students looking for a flexible laptop. It features a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) 60Hz touchscreen, 12th Intel Core i7-1255U 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB SSD.

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Dell XPS 15 OLED Touch:$2,299 $1,599 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $700 on the Editor's Choice Dell XPS 13 OLED. Our pick for best overall laptop, the XPS 13 combines solid performance with premium design. This machine packs a 15.6- inch (3456 x 2160) OLED touch display, Intel Core i7-1165G7 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Great for creators and gamers alike, it houses an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. 

Gaming Laptops

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Alienware m15 R7 w/ RTX 3050Ti GPU: $1,649 $1,499 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the Alienware m15 R7. With the latest Intel processor and powerful Nvidia graphics, it's well suited for homework and gaming. It features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H 14-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it packs Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory. 

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Alienware x15 w/ RTX 3070 GPU: $2,749 $1,799 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $950 on the remarkably thin, Alienware x15 high performance gaming laptop.  This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 360Hz display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H 8-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. For graphics muscle, it houses Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory. 

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Dell G15 Ryzen Edition w/ RTX 3060 GPU: was $1,469 now $1,049 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $419 on the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop. It has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, 3.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 16GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of graphics memory. Meanwhile, a 512GB SSD affords you ample file storage and fast file transfers. 

Monitors

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Dell 14-inch Portable Monitor C1422H: $399 $299 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Dell Portable Monitor for a second screen experience. This 14-inch 1080p 60Hz display connects to your laptop via USB and supplies you with 2 x USB Type-C ports. At just 1.3 pounds, it easily fits into your bag or backpack. It's the perfect companion for your Dell XPS or Dell Insprion laptop. 

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Dell S2721HS 27-inch Monitor: $349 $199 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the Dell 27-inch Monitor S2721HS. This 27-inch display has a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, 4ms response time, and 75Hz refresh rate. Connectivity-wise, it equips you with an HDMI port and Display Port 1.2. Its chic and modern design complements any workspace. 

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Dell S2721DGF 27-inch Monitor:$589 $299 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save $290 on the Dell 27-inch Gaming Monitor: S2721DGF (opens in new tab) — our favorite gaming monitor.  It features a vibrant and bright 2560 x 1440-pixel display, 144z high refresh rate, fast 1ms response time, and excellent HDR. With AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync support on board, this monitor ensures smooth, distortion-free gameplay. 

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 Alienware AW2521HFL 25-inch Monitor:$524 $299 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $225 on the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HFL) during Dell's Labor Day event. It features AlienwareFX lighting and a 1080p panel at 240Hz with 1ms response time. What's more, it's compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, so it's great for any GPU.

Laptop bags & cases

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Dell Pro Slim Laptop Backpack 15: $39 $29 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Keep your laptop, tablet and everyday essentials securely protected within the eco-friendly Dell Pro Slim Backpack 15 (PO1520PS), a slim-fit backpack designed for work and beyond.

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Dell EcoSpruce 15.6-inch Laptop Backpack: $69 $44 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $25 on the Dell EcoSpruce 15.6-inch Laptop Carrying Backpack. This eco-friendly bag combines sophisticated style with ample organization. It's made of 100% recycled PET polyester, PVC-free material and nickel-free hardware. Its sturdy water-resistant base offers extra protection and to keep your laptop upright when you sit it down. when you use this Dell EcoSpruce laptop carrying backpack. The ample interior holds laptops up to 15.6 inches.

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Solo New York Urban Convertible 15.6-inch Laptop Bag: $64 $41 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $23 on the Solo New York Convertible Bag. This hybrid case provides laptop protection that doesn’t compromise your sense of style. It features a forward-thinking design that combines a briefcase and backpack into one sleek-looking carrier.

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Timbuk2 17-inch Laptop 3-in-1 Messenger Case: $99 $26 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $26 on the Timbuk2 17-inch Laptop 3-in-1 Messenger Case. This unique laptop bag may be worn messenger style, carried like a briefcase, or backpack. Its wide messenger strap fits comfortably over the shoulder and easily detaches to convert to briefcase-style. Or, use the neatly tucked away backpack straps to haul essentials on your back. 

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.