Dell Presidents' Day sale is officially live: great laptop deals starting at just $299

Dell XPS 13 on light blue background with big savings text overlay
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It's not even the big day yet but the Dell Presidents' Day sale is already live and offering up some fantastic laptop deals. There's something for all budgets and we've been busy picking out our favorite listings here at TechRadar.

On a budget? We think the best option right now is this Dell Inspiron 15 for $299 (was $399) (opens in new tab). While it's not the cheapest Presidents' Day laptop sale at Dell today (listings start at just $219 (opens in new tab)), we think it's arguably the best value. 

First up, you get a decent 11th gen Intel Core i3 processor alongside a respectable 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. These are great specs for the money and more than enough to handle basic tasks like online browsing, answering emails, or streaming videos.

For those who need something with a bit more power, consider this Dell Inspiron 14 for $599 (was $799) (opens in new tab). With a Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, this one will handle most intensive applications, multiple Chrome tabs, and generally zip through the day-to-day workload. It's a great no-frills laptop that's well suited to home working, in particular.

We've got two more niche picks that you can check out just down below from the Dell Presidents' Day sale - or you can browse the full sale right here (opens in new tab). If you're interested in more deals on everything from TVs to laptops, head on over to (and bookmark) our main Presidents' Day sales page.

Dell Presidents' Day sale - today's best deals

Dell Inspiron 15: was (opens in new tab)

Dell Inspiron 15: was $299.99 now $299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
For those on a budget, our top pick is this Dell Inspiron 15 - a reasonably priced machine that still manages to pack in some decent specs. Inside, you get a relatively new 11th gen Intel Core i3, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD - perfect components if you just need to cover the basics like answering emails, browsing online, or streaming videos on the go.

Dell Inspiron 14: was (opens in new tab)

Dell Inspiron 14: was $799.99 now $599.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Moving up in price, those in need of a solid workhorse with a bit of power under the hood should check out this Inspiron 14. Featuring a speedy Ryzen 7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD means this machine has an absolute boatload of power for the money. We'd recommend this one in particular if you need a machine for intensive work applications, although casual users will also appreciate its day-to-day performance.

Dell G15 gaming laptop: was (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 gaming laptop: was $849.99 now $649.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Need something that can handle gaming? The best gaming laptop deal in the Dell Presidents' Day sale is this reasonably-priced Dell G15. With an RTX 3050 graphics card, Intel Core i5-12500H processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD, this one is great if you're just starting out with gaming. It's not a super high-end machine, but it'll handle most games if you're willing to tweak a few settings.

Dell XPS 13: was (opens in new tab)

Dell XPS 13: was $909 now $849 at Dell (opens in new tab)
And finally, we've got a great price on one of our favorite laptops ever here at TechRadar. The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops money can buy and this entry-level model featuring a 12th gen Intel i5, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD is a great value buy. While there are cheaper machines with better specs (see above), the Dell XPS 13 is a much more premium machine with a top-notch display and a solid build quality that not many other laptops can match. It's also super portable with its 13.3-inch form factor.

And, if you're still not satiated with our highlights from Dell today, head on over to our main laptop deals page to see our recommendations for other brands. Want to game? Check out this week's best cheap gaming laptop deals instead.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.