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Dell Prime Day Sale 2020: 7 deals you can’t afford to miss

Dell has rolled out Prime Day 2020 discounts across a range of its laptops to compete with Best Buy’s Prime Day Sale. Whether you’re looking for a portable two-in-one computer or a gaming machine, chances are you can save a ton in Dell’s sale. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of products, though, and that’s why we’ve compiled here the seven best offers from Dell’s Prime Day 2020 lineup.

Dell XPS 13 Laptop – $730, was $850

The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best ultrabooks on the market and it’s down to its lowest price ever in Dell’s Prime Day 2020 sale. The Dell XPS 13 is available for $730 on Dell’s website, $120 less than its usual $850 price tag.

The Dell XPS 13’s biggest highlight is its nearly borderless 13-inch 1080p screen. The absence of those bezels has allowed Dell to fit the XPS 13 in a compact 11-inch form factor. Despite the portable design, the XPS 13 has plenty of brawn thanks to the Intel 10th-Gen Core i5 chip, 128GB SSD storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card, and 4GB of RAM. There’s also a fingerprint reader and a backlit keyboard.

Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop – $900, was $1,200

Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop PC (white background)

With a $300 price cut, Dell’s Alienware Aurora R9 is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a powerful gaming rig under $1,000. It features a futuristic and whizzy exterior on the outside and inside, comes equipped with Intel’s 9th-Gen Core i5 six-core chipset and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB graphics card. Apart from that, you’ll find 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.

You can acquire the Dell Alienware Aurora R9 for $900, a $300 discount on its original $1,200 price with the “DBAWAP2” coupon code.

Dell XPS 15 Laptop – $950, was $1050

Dell XPS 15

Whether you are a video editor or someone who actively multitasks on their computer, the Dell XPS 15 is hard to beat and it’s momentarily available for $100 off. This laptop has an edge-to-edge 15-inch screen, so it’s not as hefty as its other 15-inch counterparts and hence is portable enough to be carried around in a backpack. As for the internals, this variant has a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a six-cell battery that will last over six hours on average use.

Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop – $1095, was $1400

Dell has discounted its high-end gaming laptop, the G5 15 by $305 for Prime Day 2020. At $1,095, the Dell G5 15 offers a rare package of premium specifications in this price segment. It’s powered by Intel’s six-core Core i7 chipset, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB graphics card. What’s more, the Dell G5 15 features a unique 144Hz 15.6-inch screen that enables remarkably smoother animations on compatible games.

Alienware m17 R2 Gaming Laptop – $1,200, was $1,880

If you value a more capable graphics card over a 144Hz screen, the discounted Alienware m17 R2 may be a better option for you. It has a more powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB graphics card paired with a 9th-gen Intel Core i7 chipset. On top of that, you have 512GB of SSD storage and 8GB RAM which should be more than enough to play resource-intensive gaming titles such as Call of Duty: Warzone and Microsoft Flight Simulator at the highest resolution.

Another perk of the Alienware m17 R2 is the RGB keyboard that lets you personalize each key’s backlighting. You can grab it at a $680 discount after applying the coupon code, DBAWAP4 at checkout.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop – $1,250, was $1,550

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 in White

Dell is offering a $300 price cut on its versatile notebook, the XPS 13 2-in-1. As the name suggests, it has a convertible design that lets you flip it around to switch between tablet and laptop modes. The XPS 13 2-in-1 is also a performance powerhouse with Intel’s 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 13.4-inch edge-to-edge 1080p display. Plus, you’ll find a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, and far-field microphones for voice commands.

Dell XPS 17 – $1,930, was $2,000

Dell’s latest 17-inch laptop is already on sale. As part of its Prime Day deals, Dell is offering a $70 discount on the XPS 17 bringing it down to $1,930 from its $2,000 launch price. In addition to the borderless 17-inch screen, the XPS 17 houses just about everything you’d want on a laptop. That includes an Intel 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GPU.

The Dell XPS 17 even has an IR camera with which you can sign in with your face. The Dell XPS 17, with its giant screen and premium hardware, is ideal especially for creative professionals who want a no-compromise laptop.

If none of these match what you are looking for, there are several more Prime Day laptop deals and Prime Day gaming laptop deals you can check out. Once Prime Day deals come to an end, Black Friday laptop deals and Black Friday Dell XPS deals soon start to show up on the horizon, so be here to check them out.

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You can finally buy Dell’s recently updated XPS and Alienware laptops
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After being announced earlier this year, Dell's flagship XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops are finally available for purchase. Though these notebooks look like sleek productivity machines, don't let the svelte designs of the XPS 15 and XPS 17 fool you -- the laptops come with serious gaming chops with their 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX 3000 series graphics. The XPS 15 tops out with an RTX 3050 Ti, making it a capable on-the-go gaming system, while the larger XPS 17 comes loaded with up to a Core i9k processor and Nvidia's RTX 3060 discrete graphics.

Dell announced that the laptops are now available on its website. Pricing starts at $1,249 for the XPS 15, which comes with a 15.6-inch Infinity Edge display with a 92.5% screen-to-body ratio, 16:10 aspect ratio display with up to a 3.5K resolution on an OLED panel that gives you 100% of the wide DCI-P3 color space. The XPS 17 comes with a 17.3-inch display with even smaller bezels giving it a 93.7% screen-to-body ratio. The larger notebook starts at $1,449. Both laptops come with Waves Nx audio tuning, up-firing speakers, and a machined aluminum build with carbon fiber.

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What goes on sale on Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon's biggest sales event of the year. Since launching in 2015 to celebrate Amazon's birthday, Prime Day deals have gone from strength to strength with 2020's Prime Day achieving record-breaking sales up 45.2% on the previous year. With over $10 billion worth of goods bought globally during the sales event, it's a fantastic time for you -- the consumer -- to dive in and pick up a great Prime Day deal. Read on as we look at exactly what goes on sale during the two-day sales event and what to expect from the big shopping event.
What do I need to do to buy on Prime Day?
Unlike other sales events, there is an exclusivity factor to Prime Day. Only Prime members can benefit from the savings going on during the two-day event although consumers partaking in a free 30-day trial of Prime can also be a part of the massive shopping event. Make sure you have a Prime membership in some form in time for the sale.
What can I buy during Prime Day?
Honestly, mostly everything. We'll dive into further detail about what kind of deals tend to occur but it's safe to say that pretty much everything can be on sale during Prime Day. Initially a big event for Amazon-branded products and technology, Prime Day now covers all kinds of things from cooking equipment to cleaning gear, books, Blu-rays, and much more. As with any sales purchase, we strongly recommend checking out all our buying guides and best products roundups so that you've thoroughly researched what you're looking to buy.
What to expect in the Prime Day sales
Amazon Products
Understandably, Amazon is always keen to discount its own products during the Prime Day sales. Each year, we tend to see big discounts on a wide range of Amazon-based products. These include price cuts for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Echo smart speaker devices, Fire TV sticks, along with other products owned by Amazon.

In recent times, that's meant discounts on the Ring Video Doorbell along with smart plugs and other devices to make your home smarter in how it runs. Basically, if a product has Alexa support, it's often reduced during the Prime Day sales which can even mean price cuts for Alexa-enabled TVs and robotic vacuums.
Technology
Technology is one of the biggest areas where you'll see price cuts during the Prime Day sales. That area can cover a wide range of products. Generally, there are discounts on the latest smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy range as well as major laptop brands. Prime Day 2020 saw a massive $150 on the Apple MacBook Air and we'd expect to see similar again this year. Other brands such as the Microsoft Surface, numerous Chromebooks, and Windows laptops from Asus and Lenovo are likely to be discounted too.

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Alienware’s m17 R4 gaming laptop includes 360Hz display and HDMI 2.1
dell announces alienware m17 and m 15 ces 2019

Alienware is refreshing two of its most popular gaming laptops for the new year, the m15 and m17. Both the Alienware m15 and m17 now come with options for Nvidia's next-generation 30-series graphics cards, and the m17 R4 even has a new 360Hz refresh rate display, too. More importantly, it's one of the only laptops to include support for HDMI 2.1, the same standard that new consoles and televisions have adapted.

In addition, Alienware also is introducing a special Ryzen Edition of its Aurora gaming desktop, complete with AMD's 5000 series CPUs and up to a 16-core processor.
Alienware m15 R4 and m17 R4

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