The best Cyber Monday Dell deals 2018
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Dell Cyber Monday deals are now live, with Dell running an extra 12% discount on select products with the voucher code BLACK12 and 15% off with BLACK15, so enter these in at the checkout to see the price cuts get applied.
To make things simple, we've listed all the best Dell Cyber Monday deals right on this page, so you don't have to worry about missing out.
If you opt to buy direct from Dell, you'll get the added perks of free delivery and a generous returns policy as well. However, many other retailers also sell Dell machines, and we've included the best Dell offers from the likes of Amazon and Currys on this page as well.
You stand to gain a lot more than just a shiny, new laptop by following this year's Cyber Monday deals from Dell, as Dell has a huge range of products, from monitors, desktop PCs and more, and we'll be listing top deals for those devices as well.
Or just not sure what you're looking for? Have a peek below our listed deals for a how-to guide to getting the best Dell deals and navigating Cyber Monday 2018.
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Inspiron and Chromebook deals
Dell Chromebook 11
£199.99 £169.99 at Amazon
Dell's smartly-made Chromebook has had a £30 price cut, making it one of the most affordable ChromeOS-toting laptops on the market. It comes in a compact, easy-to-carry design, an 11.6-inch screen and 10 hour battery life.View Deal
Inspiron 15 3000 Intel Celeron
£298.99 £245.52 at Dell
This Black Friday deal from Dell cuts £20 off the asking price of this laptop. It's not very powerful, but it is cheap, and it will do the job for easy day-to-day tasks. Use the code BLACK12 to knock a further 12% off, for total savings of £53.47.View Deal
Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
£649 £449 at Currys
The Dell Inspiron is a great all-rounder of a laptop, and this model comes with an 8th generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, all for £200 cheaper than usual!View Deal
Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB hard drive
£598.99 £509.52 at Dell
This configuration comes with an 8th gen Core i5 processor and includes a 1TB hard drive. It's not as speedy as an SSD, but offers plenty of storage space while keeping the price low. With the BLACK12 code you can cut this price down by £89.47.View Deal
Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
£668.99 £571.12 at Dell
This configuration comes with an 8th gen Core i5 processor and includes a 256GB SSD as well for increased speed. With the BLACK12 code you can knock this price down by £97.87.View Deal
Inspiron 13 5000 Core i7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
£818.99 £703.12 at Dell
This compact and powerful laptop has had £115.87 taken off the price with the BLACK12 code. It comes with a Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD to keep it feeling fast and responsive when in use.View Deal
Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i7
£868.99 £747.12 at Dell
This is a great deal that knocks £121 off the price of the Inspiron 15 7000 that comes with an 8th generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, which is fine for casual and indie games. Use the BLACK12 code for the full reduction.View Deal
Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Core i7 16GB RAM 512GB SSD
£1,068 £891.64 at Dell
This versatile 15.6-inch laptop can be flipped into tablet mode, and packs some impressive components including a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. A hefty £177 discount drops this below £1,000. Use BLACK15 to knock 15% off for the discount.View Deal
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
£1,168.99 £976.64 at Dell
This convertible version of the XPS 13 comes with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 1080p touchscreen. It's also had £192.34 taken off its price tag with the BLACK15 code.View Deal
Dell XPS 13 Core i5 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
£1,218.98 £1,019.14 at Dell
Dell's XPS 13 is one of the best laptops ever made, and it's had a huge £199.84 taken from it's price tag. It comes with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Use BLACK15 at the checkout to get this deal.View Deal
Dell XPS 15 Core i7 16GB RAM 512GB SSD
£1,918.99 £1,614.14 at Dell
This brilliant XPS 15 laptop comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for speedy performance in Windows 10. A price cut of £304 is taken from the price using the BLACK15 code.View Deal
Dell XPS 15 Core i7 32GB RAM 1TB
£2,318.98 £1,954.14 at Dell
If you're after one of Dell's brilliantly powerful XPS 15 machines, then this is an amazing early Black Friday deal, with a saving of £364.84 for the laptop with an i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. Use BLACK15 for this price.View Deal
Gaming laptop deals
Dell G3 17 Gaming Laptop Core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050 Ti
£918.98 £764.14 at Dell
This 17-inch gaming laptop has had £154 taken off the usual asking price for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It comes with 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive, and while the GTX 1050 Ti graphics card isn't the most powerful, it'll still run modern games fine. Use BLACK15 at the checkout to get the discount.View Deal
Dell G3 13 Gaming Laptop Core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 1050
£778.99 £685.51 at Dell
This is a decent budget gaming laptop from Dell. It comes with an 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD, with a 1TB hard drive as well, for an impressively low price. The GTX 1050 GPU will be fine for playing games at medium to low settings. Use BLACK12 at the checkout to get the discount.View Deal
Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop Core i7, 16GB RAM, GTX 1060
£1,198.99 £1,019.14 at Dell
This impressively-thin gaming laptop features a 6-core Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a Max Q GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, which gives it a real performance boost while keeping the body svelte. Use BLACK15 at the checkout for the discount.View Deal
Alienware 15 R4 Core i7, 8GB RAM, GTX 1070
£1,649 £1,401.65 at Dell
Dell's Alienware line of gaming laptops offer some seriously impressive hardware for doing your games justice. This model comes with a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and an overclocked GTX 1070 graphics card, which will easily handle modern games at 1080p resolution. Use BLACK15 at the checkout to claim the discount.View Deal
Dell XPS 15 Core i7 16GB RAM 512GB SSD GTX 1050Ti
£1,898.99 £1,614.14 at Dell
You might not think of the XPS 15 as a gaming laptop, but this version comes with an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphics card, which means it does a decent job at playing modern games, as long as you tweak the settings a bit. It's gorgeously thin and has £304 off with the BLACK15 voucher.View Deal
Dell monitor deals
Dell 22 SE2216H 22-inch monitor
£137.10 £72.90 at Dell
Fancy an ultra-low priced monitor? This is a great deal from Dell which gives you a 1080p 22-inch monitor for just £72.90, a saving of £64.20. It comes with HDMI and VGA connections, 3,000:1 contrast ratio and support for 16.7 million colours. Ideal for a second screen.View Deal
Dell P2217 22-inch monitor
£216.60 £100.50 at Dell
This attractive and slimline 22-inch monitor is over half price. It comes with a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:10, which is slightly taller than the more common 16:9 aspect ratio of widescreen monitors. This gives you a bit more desktop space to work on, making it a great monitor for productivity.
Dell 24 S2419HM Ultrathin monitor
£278.09 £152.24 at Dell
This 24-inch monitor is the "world's brightest ultra-thin monitor", according to Dell, with fast response times, two HDMI ports, 1080p resolution and AMD FreeSync compatibility. For Cyber Monday, Dell has knocked £125 off the usual price.
Dell S2419HGF 24-inch gaming monitor
£291.60 £165.60 at Dell
Dell also makes some excellent gaming monitors, like this AMD FreeSync-enabled 24-inch monitor, which comes with a 1080p resolution and very high 144Hz refresh rate. This makes it an ideal monitor for fast-paced games such as CS:GO, Fortnite and other online shooters. It comes with two HDMI and one DisplayPort.
Dell 27 S2719H Ultrathin monitor
£300.60 £179.83 at Dell
This larger ultra-thin monitor isn't as bright as the S2419HM (above), nor does it support FreeSync, but it's still an excellent monitor that offers a 1080p resolution and InfinityEdge bezels, which means the borders around the screen are pretty much invisible. This deal cuts the price by £120.
Dell UltraSharp 25 PremierColor UP2516D
£548.09 £372.74 at Dell
Dell's UltraSharp range of monitors are aimed at professionals and people who require the very best image quality and colour accuracy, and this 25-inch version comes with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 1.07 billion colour support and a decent selection of ports as well, all for £175 off.
Dell UltraSharp 27 UP2716D
£798.60 £579.42 at Dell
Fancy a larger UltraSharp monitor? This is essentially the same as the above, but at 27-inches. It's also get a big price cut as well, with £219.18 taken off.
Dell UltraSharp 34 U3417W
£1,151.10 £806.20 at Dell
This gorgeous monitor ups the screen size and gives us the quality we've come to expect from Dell's UltraSharp monitors in an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440. You need a large desk for this screen, but it's well worth it, especially with £344.90 knocked off the price.
How to get the best Dell deals on Black Friday / Cyber Monday
Last year, Dell had some pretty brilliant deals on its laptops and desktops during almost all of November in an attempt to get ahead of the competition. The company started doling out the deals as early ahead of Black Friday as November 15.
While we've yet to hear anything from the horse's mouth, it would be wise to anticipate a similar approach from Dell for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018.
We'll be sure to highlight the top Dell product deals as soon as they're available, but here are some particular brands and models to look out for starting around mid-November, all of which enjoyed sizeable price cuts last year.
The best Dell Cyber Monday deals from last year
Dell XPS 13 - 15% off
Last year's Cyber Monday had some amazing deals for Dell's laptops, including a hefty 15% off one of the best laptops in the world: the Dell XPS 13.
Dell Inspiron 15 3000 - down to £364.65 (was £429)
This excellent laptop had 15% knocked off its asking price in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with the EARLYBIRD15 code. Could Dell offer a similar promotion this year?
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 - down to £364.65 (was £599)
This was another brilliant Dell laptop that had a pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday price cut thanks to the EARLYBIRD15 code.
Dell Inspiron 15 5579 2-in-1 - down to £636.65 (was £749)
If you want a bit more flexibility with your Dell laptop, then the Inspiron 15 5579, which can flip its screen to turn into a tablet, got a 15% price cut last year with the EARLYBIRD15 code.
Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop – over £400 off
Dell's Alienware brand of gaming laptops also got some excellent deals last Cyber Monday. Take the brilliant Alienware 17, which had a price cut of over £400.
Best Dell Cyber Monday deals predictions for 2018
We've been covering the best laptop deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for long enough now that we can come up with some decent predictions for Cyber Monday 2018.
Big name brands like Dell are likely to deliver big price cuts to their range of laptops, both budget and high-end. Last year, Dell's XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops saw generous price cuts, and we hope to see similar cuts this year. They are two of the best laptops money can buy, so if you find those two getting discounted on Cyber Monday, definitely consider buying them.
If last year's Cyber Monday is anything to go by, Dell will start offering big discounts before the day itself, so keep a close eye out for any 'early bird' offers. We'll post any that we find right here. There will likely be a coupon you can use, similar to the EARLYBIRD15 discount voucher used in the run up to last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
To prepare yourself for the inevitable Dell Cyber Monday deals, read on for our tips on securing the best offers.
Know what you want before Cyber Monday
Before 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.
Sizing things up
Firstly, 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep the receipts
Make sure you maintain your receipts in case you're not pleased with any of your purchases and want a refund – it's also worth checking the refund policy of websites before buying on Cyber Monday.
Some retailers will also offer longer warranties than others, which could be a deciding factor when purchasing a laptop or MacBook on Cyber Monday. Having a three- or- five-year warranty on your laptop will give you peace of mind, knowing that if anything goes wrong you'll be covered.
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