Dell Cyber Monday 2020 deals in Australia: save on XPS, Inspiron and Alienware

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Dell is the name behind many of our favourite laptops. In fact, it’s the maker of our pick of the best laptop in Australia – the Dell XPS 13. With that kind of clout, it should come as no surprise that many of these laptops come with expensive price tags to match.

That’s why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are such great times to shop for a laptop deal. But it’s not everyday you go shopping for a device that usually carries a four-figure price tag, so it’s important to know everything you can before you make such an investment. Adding to that, the sheer number of models and configurations can be a little overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the jargon.

When it comes to Dell, there’s a few different types of laptops to choose from, not to mention PCs and gaming beasts as well. And they’ve all got their own brands under the Dell umbrella.

The Inspiron line is Dell’s entry- to mid-level laptops, while its top-tier range is the XPS. Then there’s Alienware, Dell’s dedicated brand for gaming laptops. Each model will come with a dedicated graphics chip and a powerful processor to provide the grunt needed to run most games. This line can be quite pricey, so Dell also offers its own G series of gaming laptops, that are much more budget-friendly.

If you’re uncertain as to which deal suits you best, TechRadar’s Australian team is here to help. We've got a guide further down the page to help you deal with all the jargon, and we’re digging through Dell’s site to find you the best offers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Dell Black Friday 2020 deals


Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5502) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$1,279save AU$870

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5502) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$1,279 (RRP AU$2,149; save AU$870)

Dell has slashed the price of this machine, dropping the RRP by 40%. There’s a lot to like here too – inside you’ll find Intel’s latest 11th Gen i7 processor, teamed up with 16GB of system memory and a whopping 1TB of solid-state storage. With those kind of specs, this laptop will easily handle multitasking, and it’s an absolute bargain at AU$1,279. Grab it now while it’s discounted directly from Dell.

Dell XPS 15 (9500) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / GTX 1650 Ti | AU$2,789save AU$710

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell XPS 15 (9500) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / GTX 1650 Ti | AU$2,789 (RRP AU$3,499; save AU$710)

The Dell XPS 15 is a beautiful machine with plenty of power under the hood. There are barely any bezels to speak of here, which make its bright 15-inch display really pop. This model is equipped with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti, delivering great graphics and excellent performance all round. Now discounted by 20%, directly from Dell.

Dell XPS 13 (7390) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,399save AU$500

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell XPS 13 (7390) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,399 (RRP AU$1,899; save AU$500)

Dell rarely discounts its XPS line by more than 15%, so we’re thrilled to see that it’s knocked 20% off this svelte machine in the lead up to Black Friday. It features a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, so performance is excellent. It’s slim and compact, so you shouldn’t have a problem taking this laptop with you wherever you go.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7501) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | GTX 1650 Ti | AU$1,439save AU$960

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7501) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | GTX 1650 Ti | AU$1,439 (RRP AU$2,399; save AU$960)

It may not be a top-tier XPS, but don’t turn your nose up at this Inspiron laptop. This configuration has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD and an Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti to take care of the graphics. It has a sleek build, only adding to the appeal.


Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7306) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,494save AU$805

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7306) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,494 (RRP AU$2,299; save AU$805)

There’s a very nice saving to be had on this Inspiron 2-in-1. It comes equipped with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5 chip, plus 8GB of RAM that should make using this laptop a breeze. While it doesn’t come from Dell’s premium XPS family, it can certainly compete with the latest internals under the hood. It’ll also come with the Dell Active Pen, making this a very versatile machine right out of the box. Dell has knocked 35% off this model for Black Friday.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9310) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,399save AU$600

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9310) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,399 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$600)

This laptop brings the looks and power of the XPS line to a convertible 2-in-1 chassis. The design makes it easily portable, though it does make the keyboard a little shallow. This configuration will set you up with an 11th Gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB of system memory and 512GB of solid-state drive. That’s enough power to deliver both productivity and some casual gaming or design work. Discounted by 20% from Dell.

Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$2,545.90save AU$4,551.10

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$2,545.90 (RRP AU$7,097; save AU$4,551.10)

This is a business laptop that impresses in almost every way. It’s boasting an incredible 17 hours of battery life, so it’ll comfortably take you through the working day and then some. Inside this sleek and sturdy laptop is a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, matched with 8GB of RAM to handle heavy workloads. The RRP on this machine is exorbitant, but the price has now been significantly slashed by the manufacturer. Pick it up from Dell for more than half price, and use the code DOW10 to save an extra 10%.


Alienware m17 R3 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD / GTX 1660 Ti | AU$2,959save AU$740

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Alienware m17 R3 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD / GTX 1660 Ti | AU$2,959 (RRP AU$3,699; save AU$740)

Dell has taken 20% off this stunning Alienware m17 R3, something we don’t see too often. It’s outfitted with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, and an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU. On top of that, you’re also getting a 17-inch screen with 1080p resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support. It looks super-slick too, with an intergalactic colourway that is befitting of the Alienware name. Save AU$740 when you buy from Dell.

Dell G3 15 (3500) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / GTX 1650 | AU$1,199save AU$400

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell G3 15 (3500) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / GTX 1650 | AU$1,199 (RRP AU$1,599; save AU$400)

While the Alienware line is the cream of the crop, Dell’s G-series laptops offer a lot of the power you’ll need without getting too flashy (or expensive). This 15-inch G3 is no exception. Under the hood you’ll find a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU and a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU – perfectly good specs for the casual gamer. Best of all, it’s now 25% off, saving you AU$400. Available from Dell.

Alienware Area-51m | i7 / 32GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 Super | AU$4,349save AU$1,450

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Alienware Area-51m | i7 / 32GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 Super | AU$4,349 (RRP AU$5,799; save AU$1,450)

This incredibly powerful gaming laptop has a high asking price, but this AU$1,160 discount will go a little easier on your wallet. It’s packing a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an RTX 2070 Super – undeniable power. The 17-inch screen has a whooping 300Hz refresh rate at 1080p resolution too. If you want to go all out, this is a strong contender, and it’s now 20% off at Dell.

Alienware m15 R3 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2060 | AU$2,959save AU$740

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Alienware m15 R3 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2060 | AU$2,959 (RRP AU$3,699; save AU$740)

This is a brilliant gaming beast inside a thin 15-inch chassis, and it’s far more stylish than anything Alienware has offered up in the past. Along with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, you’re also getting 16GB of RAM and an RTX 2060 GPU. The screen has a 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync support to minimise tearing. Dell has knocked 20% off this machine, saving you AU$740.

Dell G5 15 (5500) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$2,249save AU$750

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell G5 15 (5500) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 2070 | AU$2,249 (RRP AU$2,999; save AU$750)

Dell has packed plenty of power into this machine. It’s equipped with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, and matched with an Nvidia RTX 2070 GPU. Pair that with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, and you’ve got yourself a great gaming machine on your hands. Pick up this rig and save AU$600.


Dell Alienware 25 244Hz G-Sync / FreeSync Gaming Monitor | AU$447.36 from DellAU$251.64

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell Alienware 25 244Hz G-Sync / FreeSync Gaming Monitor | AU$447.36 from Dell (was AU$699, save AU$251.64

That's a huge 36% off the awesome 24.5" IPS 1080P 244Hz  AW2521HFL. The monitor has a 1ms GTG response time, height and pivot adjustable stand and comes with HDMI and DisplayPort cables. Dell already had the display at 20% off, and until the 3rd of December you can get another 20% off using the code MIRAHQ at the checkout. Even better the price includes delivery. 

Dell 27-inch monitor (S2721H) | AU$209.40save AU$139.60

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell 27-inch monitor (S2721H) | AU$209.40 (RRP AU$349; save AU$139.60)

This wonderfully slim and sleek monitor stretches 27 inches, with barely-there bezels that really make the most of its screen real estate. There’s a lot to like here – aside from its modern finish, it’s an IPS panel for the best colour and viewing angles compared to other displays. It’s got a 75Hz refresh rate, while AMD FreeSync smooths out screen tearing. Discounted by AU$139.60 directly from the maker.

Dell 27-inch curved gaming monitor (S2721HGF) | AU$279.30save AU$119.70

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Dell 27-inch curved gaming monitor (S2721HGF) | AU$279.30 (RRP AU$399; save AU$119.70)

If you’re after a modest gaming monitor with a bit of bend, consider this 27-inch option from Dell. There’s a lot to like here – a 144Hz refresh rate matched with 1080p resolution, while AMD FreeSync smooths out screen tearing. The height and tilt of the screen can easily be adjusted too. All told, it’s a nice AU$119.70 off.

How to get the best Dell deals on Cyber Monday

Dell has some slick deals on products during almost all of November in an attempt to get ahead of the competition. In fact the company started doling out the deals as early as November 1 last year.

Know what you want before Cyber Monday

Before you buy a Dell device on Cyber Monday, draft up a list of what you want from your Dell notebook, and any models or brands that have caught your fancy. This means your deal-hunting can be focused and more successful.

This will also help to keep you from blowing cash on impulse buys that you may regret later – especially if a deal for a product you actually do want crops up later, and you've already spent your budget.

With all of that in mind, here are a few helpful things to think about before you spend your hard earned cash.

Check the specs

Taking a long look at the configuration of the Dell laptop before you buy can provide a clear idea of whether the deal is worth considering. If the specifications point to an old or low-power laptop, then the deal may not be as decent as you first thought.

On the other hand, if the specifications point towards a strong laptop that comes with features you'll seldom – if ever – use, then you may be better off saving your cash and searching elsewhere.

As far as performance is concerned, what is most important consider are the core parts inside the machine. That’s your processor, system memory, storage and – to a lesser extent – the graphics processor. 

When it comes to the main processor, most of the CPUs you’ll find will be manufactured by Intel. While the Intel Core i5 is a decently powerful model, the Core i7 is the most powerful choice in every case.

Most folks won’t need the kind of oomph the Core i7 offers unless you're deep into gaming, video editing or other heavy-duty tasks. So, the Core i5 is the ideal mid-range option. There’s also the entry-level Core i3 processor, if you’re looking for an affordable machine that you don’t mean to use for anything more demanding than browsing the internet or drafting up documents.

Very slim laptops are likely to house a Y series Intel processor, as they can run without any fans to cool them. The trade-off here is that they're not nearly as performant – an example is the Core m3-7Y30. Note that the Y series chips feature ‘Core m’ models (m3/m5/m7), which is simply another way of labelling these as lower-power CPUs. 

Intel Atom processors are widely found in the truly affordable portables and, shockingly, don’t run all that smoothly. If you’re only looking to use the laptop for basic web surfing, you’ll manage okay, but this isn’t a limitation that will be tolerable to most users.

Intel isn’t you’re only choice, however – you could easily opt for an AMD APU, an Accelerated Processing unit, which has a CPU and a GPU (graphics processor) on the same chip. A growing number of devices are coming with AMD hardware, which gives you more options and can generally be found for cheaper than Intel-toting laptops while offering similar levels of performance.

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Sizing things up 

Then, you need to consider the overall size of the Dell laptop you’re buying. The most common sizes are 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch laptops, with 17-inch models growing less and less popular these days. (There are also somewhat smaller and larger devices out there, but you’re less likely to run into those).

Smaller laptops tend to not only be more portable but more affordable, too. Larger laptops, inversely, will offer a wider screen and, because there’s more space inside, you’re more likely to find more powerful processors and a larger battery. 

If you’re looking for something to take on the go frequently, you’ll want to opt for a more compact laptop which is light (less than 4 pounds, ideally less than 3 pounds).

Storage selection 

Today, you’ll find that many Dell notebooks use an SSD (solid-state drive) for storage. SSDs offer speedy and responsive performance, which translates to apps and programs that load swiftly.

More affordable models are more likely to have eMMC drives and, though these use flash memory just like an SSD, they’re markedly more sluggish.

eMMC is an effective means of laptop manufacturers cutting corners and costs, which is precisely why you’ll often find it in budget laptops.

If you seek to save some scratch, an eMMC drive is often a trade-off worth making, though, as these drives are still quicker than standard hard disks – if only slightly. 

Traditional hard drives (which you’ll often find referred to as an HDD or hard disk drive) are the slowest, but cheapest and most capacious, medium of storage. Their strength lies in that they usually have far bigger capacity – you can find storage of up to 1TB even in affordable hardware.

A speed in rotations per minute (rpm) is always quoted with a hard drive, and the faster ones run at 7,200 rpm, with slower drives pitched at 5,400 rpm. The latter may be rather slow as a rule of thumb but, once again, bear in mind that, as with SSDs, performance will vary across individual drives.

Reviews are your buddy here, so don’t be afraid to Google a particular model and look for an evaluation or two (and again, you can check out TechRadar’s review section).

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RAM counts

The next piece to mull over is system memory, or RAM. Ideally, you want at least 4GB, though 8GB is the preferable option for future-proofing and any type of gaming. Some more affordable laptops still run with 2GB of RAM, but these days that really is not enough to run Windows 10 well – even though it’s technically within the system requirements for the OS. 

Sometimes, the speed of the RAM is denoted in MHz, but don’t fret about that too much; it’s the amount of RAM that’s more important than speed in terms of performance.

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Graphics and display 

Most Dell laptops will have integrated graphics, meaning the GPU is hardwired to the CPU, and you’ll usually find that visual performance is rather limited as a result. With integrated graphics – referred to as Intel HD Graphics or Intel Iris, when it comes to Intel chips – you’ll be able to play casual games, but nothing more than that.

This will be OK for the average laptop user, but those who want to play some more heavy-duty games will need a discrete GPU – a graphics processing solution that sits separate from the general processor.

As an example, the GeForce MX150 is Nvidia’s current (Pascal-based) ground-level mobile GPU, but you may need to fork out for something a little more powerful than that for really strong performance. An example of a more powerful GPU would be the GeForce GTX 1060, but it should be noted that prices can soar swiftly when it comes to stronger and stronger GPUs.

As far as screens are concerned: most mid-level laptops will offer a Full HD display as standard, which is a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

However, when you move down the price spectrum towards more affordable models, you’ll still find there are plenty of products which only offer a resolution of 1,366 x 768. Don’t let this scare you, though.

This resolution is actually perfectly fine, especially on smaller-screened laptops. Indeed, a smaller resolution is often a benefit to a laptop with less powerful hardware driving it, as it means there are fewer pixels for the CPU and GPU to shift, making things more likely to run smoothly.

This is something gamers might want to keep in mind as well. Though a 4K display looks and sounds like an amazing idea, it’ll take a major toll on your machine’s core components. Sometimes, it’s worth sacrificing a bit of image quality for a smoother frame rate. 

High-resolution 4K displays will also use your laptop's battery much faster. Given this is an area in which gaming laptops already struggle, you may want to consider what you’re losing to gain 4K.

Stick with TechRadar to get the best Dell Cyber Monday deals

On Cyber Monday, the day itself can be a bit overwhelming as so many online retailers vie for your hard-earned dollar. While this means there are very competitive deals to enjoy, it also unfortunately means there are some deals that aren't as decent as they first appear.

That's why you should stick with TechRadar to guarantee you get the best Cyber Monday deals. We track all of the top retailer's Cyber Monday deals, and highlight the very best savings on the top laptops.

For the latest info, breaking deals and the biggest savings as soon as we know about them, make sure you follow TR Deals on Twitter so you don't miss out on any incredible Cyber Monday Dell deals. 

  • Looking for something other than a laptop? Check out our continuously updated Black Friday deals page for more offers.
Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce Editor

Jasmine Gearie is an Ecommerce Editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.