The best Dell XPS 13 and 15 deals ahead of Black Friday
If you’re wondering what the best Dell XPS deals are or where to find the cheapest prices you’ve come to the right place. No matter what size or configuration you’re after, you’ll find options here from all the big retailers as well as our top tips for scoring a good deal right here.
This page includes not only the latest 2022 models but also most of the older models that are still on sale too. Don’t discount these machines just because they’re a little older – they might not pack the latest components but they’re still fantastic laptops all around. Because of their age, finding decent laptop deals on these models tends to be easier overall – especially around big retail events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year’s Black Friday deals are just around the corner now, so stay tuned for some potentially tasty discounts over the next month or so.
If you’re undecided on which Dell XPS deal is for you, don’t worry, we’ve got a direct comparison just down below. Scroll down to see a full list of available specs, as well as a price comparison.
Dell has split out its XPS 13 range this year into two models. First up on our list is the ‘standard’ Dell XPS 13 for 2022, which is essentially a continuation of last year’s model with updated components. We have ‘standard’ in quotation marks here because as you’d imagine – this is still one of the best laptops money can buy with an incredible design and beautiful borderless display.
Inside this year’s model are the latest 12th generation Intel Core chips, with the choice of either the entry-level Core i5-1230U or high-end Core i7-12750U. Both these speedy processors support Intel Iris XE graphics and a bump in overall performance and battery life. It’s essentially an iterative upgrade to help keep the XPS 13 at the head of the Windows ultrabook crowd.
Otherwise, it’s essentially business as usual with this new iteration. You’re still getting a gorgeous aluminum milled chassis, a bright and vibrant display with next to no borders, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports for easy connectivity. Starting at around $999 / £999 for the baseline Core i5 model, the 2022 Dell XPS 13 also comes in at around the same price at launch as previous models.
Sales tend to be quite rare on the latest models due to their desirability but it’s well worth keeping an eye out during retail events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. It’s early in this model’s life cycle but we’ve seen price cuts of around $100 / £100 with previous iterations, which are fairly significant discounts.
As if the standard Dell XPS 13 wasn’t premium enough, the brand has released a new high-end laptop for 2022 in the form of the Dell XPS 13 Plus. It’s not a massive step up from the standard XPS 13 model for 2022, but it’s got some really nice little improvements across the board for those looking for the best of the best.
To start, its ever so slightly lighter than the XPS 13 overall, features a haptic touchpad and keyboard layout improvements, and slightly better entry-level specs. For context, the 13 Plus starts with an Intel Core i5-1240P versus the standard 13’s i5-1230P, so you’ll get a slight edge in performance with the baseline model. The Intel Core i7-1280P that’s available on the top-of-the-line 13 Plus spec is also faster than the best chip available on the standard model. It’s worth noting that all 13 Plus specs also come with touchscreen displays, although the resolution options are generally the same as the standard models.
Is it worth it? Generally speaking, these machines start at around $1,300 at launch so you’re definitely paying a premium for some quality of life features here. Personally, we’re hoping sales events like Black Friday shave some serious bucks off the hefty price tag this year.
The 2022 Dell XPS 15 model brings a couple of excellent upgrades – mostly internal – to the existing mid-tier of premium ultrabooks from the firm. With this latest edition, Dell is giving users the latest 12th gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, as well as the choice to include an RTX 3000 series graphics card if they go for one of the higher end configurations.
While it’s a stretch to call it a gaming laptop with an RTX 3050 or RTX 3050 Ti, having a dedicated graphics card is going to be a useful addition if you’re planning on engaging in any content creation tasks with the new Dell XPS 15. Having the option to upgrade to a beefy Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM makes this one an absolute dream too if you need a powerful machine for work.
As of launch, this particular machine costs $1,420 on its core baseline spec, which isn’t cheap and pricier than the previous iteration. It’ll also be a while until we see some truly big price cuts on this one, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November likely to be the best time to snag one.
The previous flagship XPS 13 model in the range is the ‘Dell XPS 13 9310’ – a refreshed version of the excellent early 2020 Dell XPS 13 model. In a sensible move, Dell has kept the absolutely stunning near bezel-less ‘Infinity Edge’ display and overall design while focusing on packing these gorgeous machines with the latest components from Intel.
All 2021 models feature 11th generation Intel Core chips with Thunderbolt 4 compatibility, 8 to 16GB of RAM, and between 256GB to 2TB of SSD capacity. These are right in line with what you’d expect from an up-to-date Windows ultrabook and will have no problem with any task you throw at them – save intensive gaming applications.
As with most brand new XPS 13 models upon release, the latest 2021 XPS 13 debuts at around $1,000 to £1,000 on the baseline Core i3 / 8GB RAM model. It is, however, well worth waiting for big sales events like Dell’s July sale, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday as we’ve seen prices drop dramatically – especially in the US where the record is around $799.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13 (late 2021) (opens in new tab)
Debuting in early 2020 was the refreshed new-look Dell XPS 13 for that year – the first model to feature the new (at the time) brand new bezel-less ‘Infinity Edge’ display, which remains pretty much untouched on subsequent models.
As you’d expect, this one looks still looks stunning in 2021, with the only main differences being internal specifications. So, if you don’t mind getting your hands on a machine with a slightly older 10th generation Intel processor, or perhaps smaller SSD capacities, then this slightly older model is still a fantastic choice.
You may find these particular machines a little hard to get a hold of now Dell has mostly discontinued them or repurposed the chassis for 2021 models with updated components. If you do spot one, however, then you can expect them to be a good £100 to $100 cheaper than the 2021 entries, with savings even reaching the £200 to $300 mark on big sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13 2020 (opens in new tab)
Interestingly, Dell didn’t simply retire its older pre-2020 design, it actually turned it into a slightly more budget-orientated model alongside the flagships you see above. We’ve designated this the ‘2019’ model, but it’s technically an older design with upgraded internals. It’s not uncommon to see this older chassis with 11th gen Intel Core i5 chips and other up-to-date components in fact.
While it’s still sporting the thicker bottom bevels, the 2019 Dell XPS 13’s screen is essentially the same quality as the new entry, making it more of an aesthetic upgrade rather than a purely functional one. You’re still getting 10th to 11th generation Intel Core i5 / i7 processors here as well and often for around $100 / £100 cheaper than a similarly equipped 2020 model.
Altogether you can pick up a 2019 XPS 13 deal for as little as $700 / £800 if you’re lucky and we definitely recommend checking out this great ultrabook – especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, where you can often pick up a steal.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13
The new 2020 Dell XPS 15 debuted as TechRadar’s best laptop of 2020 when it launched and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it now sporting the same beautiful bezel-less design as its smaller 13-inch sibling, but it stands tall amongst the competition in regards to outright performance and premium design appointments.
Unfortunately being the best comes with a hefty asking price – $1,200 / £1,200 on the base models in this case, which very much puts them above the XPS 13 in the price leagues.
That said, we’re sure that these beautiful 15-inch ultrabooks will be receiving some tasty price cuts in the near future, possibly over Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November. Make sure you bookmark this page for the latest, as we’ll be updating it with the best Dell XPS prices daily.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 15 (2020)
The 2019 XPS 15 is essentially just an upscaled XPS 13 variant, so subsequently you can expect the same design appointments – and in this case that chunkier bottom bezel.
As such the 2019 XPS 15 very much looks like ‘last years model’ but don’t let that put you off this awesome ultrabook – it’s still packing some seriously powerful up-to-date processors from Intel.
What’s more, these 2019 models start at an asking price of $1,050 / £1,050 – much cheaper than the brand new entries. Being the older model as well means that Dell is much more likely to throw in the odd discount, which means you can sometimes pick these up for well under a grand – especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 15
Another fantastic option for those looking for the versatility of a 2-in-1 notebook, the newest Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 manages to not only boast a gorgeous display, but also still packs in some of the latest components from Intel.
Interestingly enough, right now it’s also one of the cheapest Dell XPS laptops you can buy, coming in at around $900 / £900 – albeit for a stripped-down Core i3 / 4GB RAM variant.
For plenty of users, those specs will still do the business so it’s a great buy for those who want a premium ultrabook but can’t afford the heady heights of the XPS 15. What’s more, it’s one of the older XPS’s in the range so Dell is also willing to serve up some great XPS deals – especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which we expect could be up to $150 / £150 off the standard asking price.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
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