Dell XPS 13 back-to-school deal knocks $250 off this best college laptop

The new Dell XPS 13 with 12th Gen Intel GPU is one of the best laptops for students. Dell’s back-to-school sale is in full swing with an epic discount on our favorite versatile laptop.

For a limited time, the Dell XPS 13 is only $979 (opens in a new tab) which is $200 less than its normal price of $1,179. Use coupon, “LAPTOPMAG5” at checkout to bring its price down to $930. Plus, Dell is launching a free Dell Mobile Wireless Mouse (opens in a new tab) (a $32 value).

That’s a total of $250 in savings and one of the best back-to-school laptop deals on the sale.

Ultraportable and powerful, the Dell XPS 13 2022 is a solid alternative to the MacBook. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.4-inch (1920 x 1200) anti-glare display with 500 nits brightness. The machine is powered by the latest 3.3GHz 10-core Intel Core i5-1230U processor paired with 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and a 512GB PCIe NVMe x2 SSD.

Although we didn’t test a new configuration, we did review the Dell XPS 13 11th Gen Intel 2021 Laptop. Its gorgeous display, ultra-slim design and speedy performance won us over. We gave the Dell XPS 13 a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, backed by our Editors’ Choice award.

In benchmarks, its 11th Gen Intel processor handled just about everything we threw at it and never stuttered. We expect the 12th Gen Intel CPU in the Dell XPS 13 2022 to be on par, if not better.

For fast and secure logins, the Dell XPS 13 includes ExpressSign-in and Windows Hello. The laptop’s built-in infrared camera enables facial recognition compatible with Windows Hello.

On the port side, the Dell XPS 13 provides you with 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and comes with a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 adapter and a USB-C to 3.5mm headset adapter. If you need more ports, we recommend investing in a USB Type-C hub.

Weighing in at 2.6 pounds and 0.55 inches thick, the new Dell XPS 13 is a portable 13-inch laptop. It’s on par with the M2 MacBook Air (2.7 pounds, 0.44 inches) and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon (2.4 pounds, 0.6 inches)

Simply put, the Dell XPS 13 is the best all-around laptop. Period.

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