The best Dell XPS 13 and 15 deals for October 2023
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 of this incredible Ultrabook 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.
Right now, there are plenty of absolutely fantastic options if you’re on the hunt for a premium laptop. We’ve just updated this page with the latest models for 2023, although you’ll also find plenty of options for older models if you’re looking to save some cash.
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 also tends to be easier overall – especially around big retail events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday or from Dell’s own website using an available Dell coupon code.
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 XPS 13 & 15 deals: latest models
NB: This model has received a minor refresh for 2023 with new 13th-generation Intel chips. Outwardly, however, the design and build of the laptop are the same.
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.
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.
Available from March 2023 is a brand new Dell XPS 15 model, complete with the latest 13th generation chips from Intel and RTX 4000 series graphics cards from Nvidia. As of writing, not all configurations have been released (they’re coming ‘Spring’ according to Dell), but we’ve put an initial entry down in our guide to show you what’s available right now – and the relevant prices.
Alongside the latest components from Intel and Nvidia, the latest Dell XPS 15 2023 also includes the option to configure your machine all the way up to 64GB RAM and 4TB SSD, plus the option for a lavish 3.5K OLED display. As you’d imagine, these specs come with an incredibly high asking price and it’s also unlikely we’ll see any substantial deals for the time being. Stay tuned, however, as discounts will be inevitable once this model has been on the market for a while.
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 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.
Dell XPS 13 & 15 deals: older models
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)
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
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