Dell’s powerhouse XPS 13 gets a AU$650 price cut in back to school sales

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With students set to return to the classroom in the coming days, back to school sales are in full swing, and it’s a great time of year to bag a brand-new laptop for less – whether you’re a student or not.

Dell has once again delivered great deals, with discounts of up to 20% on XPS laptops, and up to 40% off its Inspiron range. Dell has also slipped in plenty of savings on gaming laptops too, with a good selection of Alienware machines seeing up to 20% off.

We’ve hand-picked our highlights from the sale below, and shared how you can save a little extra on gaming laptops and desktops (hint: you need the coupon code GAME5). If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can head directly to Dell to see every offer. Just don’t wait too long to buy – some offers will end tonight, while others will be gone at the end of the month.

Dell XPS 13 OLED (9310)i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSDAU$3,299AU$2,639

Dell XPS 13 OLED (9310) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$3,299 AU$2,639 (save AU$660)

Dell’s XPS 13 is a premium machine, and this model takes it up a notch with a 3.5K OLED display. While an OLED screen might be overkill for most users, those who love to stream from their laptop or do photo editing work will appreciate the extravagance. You’re well-served in other areas too, with an Intel i7-1195G7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Buy from Dell to get a AU$660 discount.

Dell XPS 15 (9510)i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 TiAU$4,299AU$3,439

Dell XPS 15 (9510) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti | AU$4,299 AU$3,439 (save AU$860)

For a little more screen real estate, you could move up to the Dell XPS 15, which has a 15.6-inch display. This is a model well-equipped for anyone doing graphic-intensive design work, as it comes with a snappy 11th-gen Intel i7 CPU and an RTX 3050 Ti GPU. It’s also using an UHD+ display, so you can expect a sharp image, precise colour reproduction and up to 500 nits brightness. Available directly from Dell with AU$860 saved.

Dell Inspiron 15 (5510)i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSDAU$2,359AU$1,415

Dell Inspiron 15 (5510) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$2,359 AU$1,415 (save AU$944)

Dell’s Inspiron range is much more affordable than its XPS line, but they’re still good laptops that’ll serve you well in everyday tasks and beyond. This model sets you up with an 11th-gen Intel i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The screen here is a no-fuss 15.6-inch FHD display, which helps keep costs down. This deal includes a 40% discount and one year of premium support from Dell. 

Alienware X17i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060AU$3,899AU$3,148.30

Alienware X17 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$3,899 AU$3,148.30 (save AU$750.70)

This Alienware laptop delivers high performance in a thinner form factor than most other gaming laptops. It’s outfitted with an 11th-gen Intel i7 chip, working alongside an RTX 3060 – that’s pretty great for a light chassis. You’re also getting 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, Windows 11 and Wi-Fi 6. To get the full discount, you’ll need to enter the code GAME5 at checkout.

Alienware X15i7 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070AU$4,699AU$3,794.30

Alienware X15 | i7 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 | AU$4,699 AU$3,794.30 (save AU$904.70)

Dell has shaved a massive AU$904 off this Alienware gaming laptop. It’s packing a Core i7-11800H processor, an RTX 3070 and a huge 32GB of RAM, so you can expect excellent performance. Our recent review called it the best gaming laptop on the market right now (though the model we reviewed had an RTX 3080). We also found it runs very hot and has a battery life of just over three hours, but if you can take these concessions it’s a pretty sweet machine. Just use the code GAME5 to get the full discount.

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.