Christmas trees are barely tall enough to harvest, and yet it’s already time for holiday shopping if you’ve got your sights set on a new computer, you don’t have to wait for Black Friday. The shopping holiday is weeks away, but retailers are already rolling out Black Friday-level discounts to draw in early shoppers, and that includes some great Dell Black Friday deals on pretty much everything that this iconic computer brand has to offer. If you’re after a new laptop or desktop for work or play (or both), Dell is sure to have it, and we’ve rounded up the best early Black Friday deals you can shop right now.
Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop — $300, was $450
Dell has been one of the best laptop brands for decades now. Its budget-friendly Inspiron line has a lot to do with that. If you’re after a portable Windows PC that doesn’t cut too many corners but is still easy on your wallet, then the updated Dell Inspiron 15 is the one. Inside, it runs on an 11th-gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 CPU along with 8GB of RAM, and you’ve got a 256GB SSD for storage. On the outside, its 15.6-inch 1080p display is paired with a nice lift-hinge keyboard and a nice big touchpad (although we recommend checking out some wireless mouse deals for improved productivity), providing all-day comfort while you’re working away. For just $300, the Dell Inspiron 15 gives you a lot of computer for your money, and it’s one of the best early Dell Black Friday deals available right now.
Dell G15 Gaming Laptop — $900, was $1,100
Any roundup of Black Friday laptop deals must naturally include at least one gaming laptop, and Dell’s G15 is a great option if you’re in the market for a portable gaming battle station for less than a grand. This one comes loaded with one of Intel’s newer 12th-gen Core i5 CPUs, the 12-core i5-12500H, along with 8GB of DDR5 memory, which hit a nice sweet spot for productivity. When it’s time to play, however, you have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, which offers sufficient muscle for 1080p gaming at good settings and offers some modern enhancements like ray tracing. The 15.6-inch 1080p display also has a 120Hz refresh rate, allowing you to comfortably crank up the frame rate a bit to 60fps for many games without too much trouble. All in all, this is one of the best early Dell Black Friday laptop deals and a very solid budget-friendly gaming machine.
Dell XPS 13 Plus Laptop — $1,349, was $1,699
When it comes to the best Windows laptops, the Dell XPS 13 has been at the top of the heap (in our opinion, at least) for many years. Dell has kept it nicely updated over the years, too, with the latest models easily rivaling Apple’s MacBook Air when it comes to performance, build quality, and simply being a joy to use. Those recent updates include the addition of 12th-gen Intel processors, with this one sporting the 12-core i7-1260P CPU paired with 16GB of 5,200MHz DDR5 RAM — that’s not your normal 16GB of memory. This one features a nice display as well, with its 1200p resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 500 nits of brightness making it a pleasure for the eyes. It’s comfortable to work on for such a slim and compact ultrabook, too.
Alienware x14 Gaming Laptop — $1,200, was $1,700
Alienware is an icon in the PC gaming world, so you can be sure to see this name fairly often among this year’s Black Friday gaming laptop deals. You don’t even have to wait for November 25, either, with this Alienware x14 seeing a deep discount right now. It’s one of Alienware’s newer laptops, superseding the older m-series, and sports a much slimmer chassis and sleeker overall design. That’s not to say it skimps on hardware, though: The Alienware x14 packs a Core i7-12700H octa-core CPU, 16GB RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 16GB of RAM to deliver plenty of power for tacking the latest games and heaviest workloads. Inside its slim frame sits a 14-inch 1080p display with G-Sync technology and a 144Hz refresh rate, letting you smoothly crank up that frame rate (which you’ll want to do with hardware specs like these).
Dell XPS 17 Laptop — $2,049, was $2,549
Compact ultrabooks are all the rage today, and sadly, the 17-inch laptop market is woefully underserved, especially for people looking for a high-end machine. The good news is that Dell has largely filled that void: The Dell XPS 17 is a simply superb larger laptop, but despite its lovely 17-inch 1080p screen, it doesn’t feel bulky or too big to carry around comfortably. That’s thanks to its slimline design, nearly bezel-less display, and sturdy yet lightweight aluminum chassis. Under the hood, it runs on an Intel i7-12700H 14-core processor (yes, 14 cores — that’s not a typo) and 32GB of dual-channel 4,800MHz DDR5 RAM. You even get a discrete GPU in the GeForce RTX 3050. That’s a lot of juice for work, gaming, streaming, and everything else, making the Dell XPS 17 a perfect multimedia machine along with one of the best early Dell Black Friday deals on tap right now.
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktop — $2,550, was $2,980
Laptops are ubiquitous today, but desktop PCs like the Alienware Aurora lineup will always have a place in the hearts and minds (and on the desks) of serious gamers. Early Black Friday gaming PC deals include a pretty nice discount on this powerhouse of a machine, the Aurora Ryzen Edition R14, which is one of the most muscular gaming battle stations money can buy right now: Its AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-core CPU, 32GB of dual-channel RAM, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card will effortlessly slice through modern games at high settings like a warm knife through butter, while Alienware’s updated thermal setup ensures that things stay cool — and quiet — during the most intense gaming sessions. A 512GB solid-state drive pairs with a 1TB hard drive to give you tons of storage for your game library and other goodies, as well.