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Dell back-to-school sale 2021: Laptops, monitors, and more

If you’re heading back to school, whether high school, college, or graduate school, it may or may not be time to start thinking about upgrading your gear. You’ll want to have a bead on the latest laptop deals, and especially Dell XPS deals if you want something more powerful. You might also consider some Chromebook deals if you prefer portability, or hone right in on student laptop deals if you want the ideal system(s).

Dell is also starting the school year off right with a huge back-to-school hardware sale on laptops, desktops, monitors, and much more. If there’s anything you want to upgrade, replace, or just get more of, now is the perfect time to do it! We’ve included the full sale below, or you can read some of the better deals that are part of the promotion further down.

Dell 27-inch Monitor (S2721H) – $200, was $320

27-inch Dell S2721h Monitor turned on with colorful display.

The S2721H monitor is equipped with Dell’s LED edgelight system to deliver a bright, vibrant picture. This particular model supports a native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution at 75Hz, with a 4ms (extreme) to 8ms (normal) response time. It has a brightness ratio of 300 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and has 2 HDMI 1.4 inputs on the back. Normally $320, Dell is taking $120 off, bringing the final price to $200 with free shipping.

New Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop (2021) – $310, was $519

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop featured.

As part of Dell’s latest lineup, the New Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop is equipped with an 11th Gen Intl Core i3 process with a 6MB cache and clock speeds up to 4.1GHz. The 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare and LED-backlit display has narrow borders and supports a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Also under the hood is 4GB of DDR4 RAM, a 128GB M.2 solid-state drive, Intel UHD graphics with shared memory, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth. It comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode but you can always turn that off. Normally $519, Dell is taking $209 off, bringing the final price you pay down to $310 with free shipping. Hurry though, availability is limited.

Dell XPS 13 Laptop (2020) – $800, was $950

The Dell XPS 13 may be last year’s model, but it’s still plenty powerful, and one of the best laptops on the shelves, thanks to an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with an 8MB cache and clock speeds up to 4.2GHz. It’s also rocking a 13.3-inch FHD InfinityEdge 1920 x 1080 non-touch display, with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Intel Iris Xe graphics. A 256GB M.2 solid-state drive offers plenty of room to store games, apps, and documents. Killer WiFi 6 AX1650 offers blazing fast wireless internet speeds, and pairs nicely with the Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity — you can connect wireless peripherals. Normally $950, Dell is taking $150 off, so you can get the XPS 13 for $800 with free shipping.

Dell G5 15 SE Gaming Laptop – $850, was $1,200

Dell G5 15 SE Gaming Laptop open with game onscreen.

LET THE POWER of this gaming laptop CONSUME YOU. No, really, that’s what Dell says will happen with the Dell G5 15 Se Gaming Laptop. With an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processor and Radeon RX 5600M with 6GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a beautiful 15.6-inch FHD display, this thing is off to a good start. That display has narrow borders, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a 250-nit brightness rating. You also get Killer WiFi 6 AX1650, Bluetooth, a 256GB M.2 solid-state drive, Windows 10 Home, and it’s all crammed into a sleek and sexy chassis. Normally $1,200, Dell is taking $349 off the price to let you have it for $850 with free shipping. This is another deal with limited availability, so don’t wait too long!

Dell XPS 15 Touch Laptop (9th Gen) – $1,530, was $1,950

Want a 2-in-1 laptop with a touchscreen? The XPS 15 Touch Laptop is exactly that! It’s powered by a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 6-core processor with 12MB cache and clock speeds up to 4.5GHz. Plus, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM offer plenty of power to play games, do some media editing, and more. The 15.6-inch 4K-ready UHD InfinityEdge touchscreen display runs at a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 and supports 100% AdobeRGB with a 500-nit brightness rating. Killer WiFi 6 AX1650, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 512GB M.2 solid-state drive pad out the features list, making this thing even more of a beast than it already is. Normally $1,950, Dell took $420 off the price, and you can snatch it up for $1,530 with free shipping. This deal has limited availability, so act soon if you want one.

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