Dell’s been in the computing business for a very long time – no wonder it makes some of the most popular Windows machines on the market. Just take a look at the Dell XPS 13. That ultrabook has been our pick of the best laptops you can buy in Australia for a long time now, and each iteration is more powerful than the last.
It’s not just the XPS machines that are good – you can pick up an Inspiron 2-in-1 and also get yourself a powerful beast that’s portable too. While the better configurations of most Dell devices will set you back a hefty sum, it’s possible to find them at slightly more affordable prices if you know where and when to look, like during the EOFY sales.
Luckily for us, end of financial year sales are here, and TechRadar’s Australian deals team is on hand to help you find the best Dell EOFY deals all through June. The current crop of EOFY offers end on June 16, and if you can’t find the specific model you’re after from our picks below, just check the full Dell EOFY sale on the manufacturer’s website.
Best Dell EOFY 2022 deals
Ultrabooks & laptops
Offering great value for money by balancing power, screen real estate and storage, this 16-inch Inspiron comes with a Core i7 processor – the latest 12th-generation one. At 40% off the asking price, this new Inspiron model truly is a beautiful machine.
This 15-inch beauty has the latest 12-gen i7 processor keeping things working nicely, alongside a whopping16GB of RAM. Also under the hood is an RTX 3050 Ti graphics chip to take care of some gaming needs when you need a break. And there's 20% off too!
Need more storage? The XPS 15 with 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage with the same CPU and GPU combo is also 20% off (now AU$3,359) while upping the ante to an OLED screen for the same specs (i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti) will set you back AU$3,599 which is also 20% off.
If you don't need the performance of an XPS machine but still need a reliable laptop that won't burn a hole in your pocket, consider this 15-inch Inspiron. It's powered by a 11th-gen i7 CPU and has just 8GB of RAM, which is the bare minimum you need to run Windows 11. However, a 34% discount drops the price to below the one-grand mark, making it a very tempting budget option.
When it comes to power, Intel's 12th generation of CPUs is where it's at, and there's one under the hood of this 16-inch convertible. Power, portability and versatility, all in one very neat package that's now 23% off over at Dell.
If you don't have the budget for the above 17-inch gaming beast, this 15-inch option might be just right for you. You're getting a great GPU paired with a 11th-gen i7 CPU here, and a 30% discount. That's a pretty powerful bargain.
Keen to get your hands on the elusive RTX 3080? You can check out this Alienware laptop powered by a 11th-generation Core i7 CPU. The spec sheet is impressive, as is the price tag, but a 25% discount might be tempting enough.
At 50% off, this gaming rig is hard beat as a bargain. Combining the best of AMD's CPU and GPU prowess, plus a heck of a lot of storage, there's some serious top-end power here for your gaming needs.
Need a desktop for your home or office? This 24-incher is an all-in-one, meaning it’s space saving and comes with Intel’s latest (12th-gen) i5 processor to keep it purring just right. There’s just about enough system memory to keep things running smoothly and it's currently 27% off.
Offering plenty of power and system memory to take care of pretty much any work or assignment you throw at it, this desktop PC has all the latest components, including a 12th-gen i7 CPU. A 20% discount drops the price considerably too.
If you think the above specs are overkill for your needs, you can opt for the configuration with a 12th-gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD (paired with an additional 1TB HDD) for 30% off at just AU$881 (down from AU$1,259).
Whether it's work or play, this PC tower should be more than capable of handling it all. A powerful 12th-gen CPU combined with the RTX 3070 is a good pairing, and there's more than enough storage too. Better yet, a 44% discount drops the price dramatically.
When is Dell’s EOFY 2022 sale?
EOFY sales typically kick off June 1 and end on the last day of the financial year – June 30.
However, you don’t always need to wait for the tax-time deals to roll around. Dell has weekly sales on its site that offer an average discount of about 20-30% on a wide range of its machines, including Inspiron and XPS. That said, you’re likely to see bigger discounts during EOFY.
How to get the best Dell EOFY deals
Shopping for a Dell laptop could get slightly overwhelming if you aren’t entirely sure of what you’re after, given there are four different ranges to choose from – each with a multitude of jargon associated with it. While we’ll be around to help you find the best options, it’s a good idea to draw up a list of what you want from a laptop before the EOFY 2022 sale begins.
The Inspiron line has entry- to mid-grade laptops while Dell’s flagship-level power comes from the XPS range. Then there’s Alienware – a Dell company dedicated to making gaming laptops. Each comes with dedicated graphics chips and a beefy processor to provide the grunt needed to run most games. Then there are the Vostro and Latitude lines, both designed with work productivity in mind and are usually a lot more expensive than anything else Dell has to offer.
Take note of any Dell machine that may have caught your eye prior to the discounts becoming available – this could help narrow down your deal-hunting and ensure you’re more successful at grabbing the Dell device you really want, not to mention making it a lot quicker to do so as well.
It might also stop you from blowing cash on impulse buys which you may regret later.
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