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Deal | Get a wiggle on: Dell 72-hour sale knocks US$250 off an XPS 15 9570 and a whopping US$860 off an Alienware 17

XPS laptops and desktop PCs are included in the 72-hour sale. (Image source: Dell)
XPS laptops and desktop PCs are included in the 72-hour sale. (Image source: Dell)
Dell is currently running a 72-hour sale with a fair share of bargains to be had. Shoppers can pick from an Inspiron 11 Chromebook laptop for US$129.99 (US$70 off), a couple of discounted XPS notebooks in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, and even a heavily reduced gaming behemoth in the form of an Alienware 17 laptop with an overclockable dGPU.

Computer shoppers who can get a wiggle on may find themselves in possession of a spanking brand-new discounted laptop courtesy of Dell over the next couple of days. The company’s current 72-hour sale is scheduled to end at 8 a.m. ET on Friday, August 2 – so there is still enough time to browse through the various lineups and snag the ideal device. Along with the simple Celeron-powered Inspiron 11 Chromebook that has been reduced by 35%, there are a couple of tasty deals to be found.

First up, there is the Dell XPS 15 9570. The flash sale involves the 2018 iteration of the famous laptop, so there’s the “nosecam” webcam to deal with, and buyers should be aware of the issues other users have found with the computer. However, it’s still a fantastic machine that offers an i7-8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and it even comes with a dGPU in the shape of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. This jack of all trades laptop has an estimated value of US$1,499.99, but Dell has taken US$250 off that to list it for US$1,249.99 with free shipping.

However, if having a laptop with a dGPU is high up on your Dell shopping list but you fancy something with a larger display than the above-mentioned XPS 15, then perhaps you should set your sights on the Alienware 17 gaming laptop? This beast with an estimated value of US$2,509.99 is fitted with an Intel Core i7-8750H, GTX 1070 (OC ready), 256 GB SSD + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD, 16 GB RAM, and it will display your favorite games on a 17.3-inch QHD 120 Hz screen. Dell has whipped US$860 off the current asking price and the gaming laptop can be snapped up for US$1,649.99 during the limited time sale.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-07-30 (Update: 2019-07-30)