Looking for a great all-rounder laptop that's portable and powerful? This Dell XPS 15 is ideal for work and play.
Every now and then when searching for student laptop deals, one flies onto our metaphorical desk and we have to blink in astonishment and write it up immediately.
In our 4-star Dell XPS 15 review of the 2021 version, we praised its design, power, and display. This updated 2022 model improves on that version in every way and this deal helps mitigate our main issue - the price.
Key features: Intel Core i7 processor, InfinityEdge display, great Wi-Fi
Product launched: August 2022
Price history: Dell's deal comfortably beats even Walmart's lowest price, but it's worth noting it can be tricky to discern the best deals because of the Dell XPS' various configurations.
Reviews consensus: The Dell XPS 15 is one of the highest-rated Windows laptops, with great performance across complex creative tasks and playing quality games on the go. It also offers fantastic battery life, and an eye-catching design. The only real caveats are the webcam's low quality and the price - but this deal makes it much easier to swallow.
Buy it if: You want a powerful laptop that can easily be carried, are looking for an OLED screen, or want to play AAA games on the move. You want a MacBook Pro, but with Windows.
Don't buy it if: You want macOS, or a sharper resolution - the SKU offered here has a 1920x1200 resolution. There's also a 720p webcam which isn't great, even at this price.
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.