The fall sale season begins with Labor Day in September and culminates in Black Friday in November, but this year, shoppers are getting a special treat with Prime Day deals in October. That means an extra chance to save big on pricey items like home appliances and laptops, and if you’re after what might be the best Windows Ultrabook on the market, then we expect to see at least a few Prime Day Dell XPS deals. Here’s everything you need to know about how you can score those bargains, along with a few early Dell XPS deals available right now.
Today’s best Prime Day Dell XPS deals
Amazon announced that Prime Day is set to take place on October 13 through October 14 this year. That means that we’ll have to hold out a bit longer to see the official Prime Day Dell XPS deals, but if you can’t wait, here’s a handful of discounted Dell XPS 13 Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s you can grab today.
- –– $2,205, was $2,258
- — $2,450, was $2,508
- — $1,149, was $1,339
- — $1,656, was $1,800
When are the best Prime Day Dell XPS deals?
Amazon usually runs its Prime member-exclusive sale in summer, but Prime Day was delayed this year due to the public health crisis. That might have been bad news for summer bargain hunters, but it’s fortunate for those who like to shop in the fall as it means we get another big blowout less than two months before Black Friday.
As with other sales, most of the best Prime Day Dell XPS deals will go live during the event itself (which will run for at least 48 hours). In the week leading up to Prime Day, however, there are always some early Lightning Deals thrown out there as a “sneak peek” of what the sale will offer.
Don’t pass up these early Prime Day Dell XPS deals if you see one you like, as there’s no guarantee you’ll see it again (let alone for a lower price) during Prime Day. Even if you do, you can grab the cheaper one and return the one you bought. Similarly, we don’t recommend waiting for Black Friday under the assumption that the same model will be discounted again. Prime Day could be your last chance to score a great bargain on an XPS laptop before 2021.
What Prime Day Dell XPS deals to expect
Going by what we’ve seen in previous sales, we expect that, at the very least, the Dell XPS 13 and Dell XPS 15 will be on sale come Prime Day. Dell runs deals on these Ultrabooks year-round, and some of the best discounts that have popped up this year have been on the XPS 13 touchscreen laptops and the XPS 13 2-in-1, both of which have dipped well below the $1,000 mark lately (even as low as $700-$800 for the standard configurations). These also happen to be two of our all-time favorites, so keep a close eye on them.
If you prefer something a bit bigger, the XPS 15 is also quite popular and likely to be discounted among the Prime Day Dell XPS deals this year, but the awesome new XPS 17 (being a recent addition to Dell’s stable) hasn’t been on sale as much. Prime Day might be the best chance before 2021 to enjoy big savings on these larger laptops. Finally, don’t overlook slightly older models, as these last-generation units often get the biggest price cuts percentage-wise.
Should I shop on Prime Day or wait until Black Friday?
Prime Day and Black Friday are placed only a little over a month apart from each other this year. This means that if big Prime Day savings drive a certain gadget out of stock, we might not see a restock in time for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. If you’re worried about price differences, we don’t expect prices to alter much between Prime Day and Black Friday season. There’s also a possibility that if you wait to shop till Black Friday, the increased demand will result in hefty shipping delays and your new laptop might not arrive in time for your family Christmas gift exchange. Shop early with these Prime Day Dell XPS deals and save yourself the trouble of waiting until the last minute to get your Christmas gift.
Are any Prime Day Dell XPS deals too good to be true?
We expect a lot of Dell XPS models to see discounts during Prime Day. That said, there are a few things every shopper should keep in mind. Always do your research prior to the event so you know what you’re looking for and don’t feel overwhelmed by the number of deals. Even though you can never go wrong with the Dell brand, be cautious when you’re shopping for laptop accessories from other brands. Always check reviews and ratings if it’s a brand you’ve never heard of before. Finally, always trust your gut: If a deal looks suspicious, stay far away from it.
How to choose a Dell XPS laptop
There are three models of the Dell XPS on the market: XPS 13, XPS 15, and XPS 17. Here’s a breakdown of these models to help you shop during Prime Day.
Dell XPS 13: The XPS 13 is the cheapest model of the three starting at only $999. It has a 13-inch Infinity Edge display and comes packed with the 10th Gen Intel Core processor. It’s also pretty light, weighing in at just about 2.6 pounds for its base version. You’ll barely even feel like you have a laptop in your bag when you carry the XPS 13 around. It also has two USB-C ports for added connectivity and over 90% screen-to-body ratio, giving you more space to multitask. Its sleek design and portability features make it an ideal laptop for commuters and back-to-schoolers alike.
Dell XPS 15: This laptop boasts a 15-inch Infinity Edge Display and has the option to add on an Nvidia graphics card for even clearer images. It’s slightly heavier than the XPS 13, weighing in at 4 pounds for its base version but is still light enough if you want to lug it around. The 10th-generation processor on this device is stronger, too, so you’ll be able to use heavy-duty apps like Photoshop with ease. There’s also an extra USB-C port on the XPS 15 if you’re looking for a better port selection. Other than that, the design is pretty similar between the XPS 13 and 15, albeit the 15 has about two more inches of screen. The starting price for the XPS 15 is $1,199, so if you’re okay spending a little more, take the plunge and invest in the XPS 15.
Dell XPS 17: The massive 17-inch Infinity Edge display gives the XPS 17 an almost otherworldly feel. It’s also the perfect laptop to transition from work to play because of its clear display and added integration of the Nvidia graphic card. It’s slim bezels also keep the laptop weight low: for a 17-inch laptop it only weighs in at 4.7 pounds. There are also four USB-C ports and you’ll be happy to know that all four of these ports support Thunderbolt 3. It also has a sufficiently long battery life, surpassing 15 hours on its base model and a power-packed Intel 10th-gen processor so you can even use your laptop for gaming. The XPS 17 starts out at about $1,499, but if you want a gigantic screen with a light design, go with the XPS 17.
While these are the three models available, Dell allows you to easily customize within each model. You’ll be able to choose how much RAM and storage you need as well as if you want a stronger processor and better graphic cards. Make sure to look at all the options offered and customize your laptop based on what you use it for. If you can afford the 16GB RAM and Nvidia graphics card for the XPS 15 and 17, go for it.
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