The meaning of resilience in IT systems is being redefined.
Dell Technologies Inc. has embarked on a strategy to deliver “Trusted Infrastructure” to its clients, as enterprises have come to accept the fact that not every potential threat can be stopped. The harsh reality of today’s cyberworld is that attackers will still penetrate the compute environment. It’s what enterprises do to build in cyber resilience that will make the difference between disruption or dismissal of the threat.
Data is what the modern cybercriminal covets. Most companies have become ultra-aware of the need for data protection and Dell’s approach has focused on protection, detection, response and, ultimately, data recovery for businesses who must guard customer information.
“If you look at anything that is interesting in the world today, at the center of it is data,” said company co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell, in an interview with SiliconANGLE in May. “You need to be able to protect it, secure it, and that’s what we do.”
Dell’s concept of a Trusted Infrastructure had been in development over several years. Many of the elements behind the approach were outlined as far back as 2015 that highlighted core themes of orchestration, recovery and root of trust.
The company has been active on several fronts to implement its Trusted Infrastructure approach. A key element in this strategy has been Dell APEX, which delivers cloud services for a range of data and workload requirements.
Dell introduced its Cyber Recovery solution in 2018 and incorporated APEX into the service earlier this year. The cyber-recovery offering loads sensitive data into off-premises vaults and protects it in the event of a ransomware event. According to one Dell executive, the company’s cyber-recovery service has grown from $50 million in revenue three years ago to over $400 million today.
The APEX solution uses air-gapped vaults to store data outside of a client’s system, and protection mechanisms are provided through Dell’s data domain backend.
“In the event of a security-related event and ransomware attack, you could lose all of your data,” said Sid Nag, vice president of cloud, edge services and technologies at Gartner Research, in an interview with SiliconANGLE for this story. “Dell’s approach is to say: ‘If you can keep all of that data elsewhere, we’ll make sure you have an insurance policy.’”
Dell has also extended cyber resilience through the most latest releases of PowerStore and PowerMax. The all-flash PowerStore storage solution was enhanced with a hardware root of trust capability to secure systems at a foundational level.
Dell’s PowerMaxOS 10 enterprise data storage array release contained over 200 new features, including secure boot and digitally signed firmware updates. Cybersecurity capabilities were also extended though multifactor authentication and continuous ransomware/malware anomaly detection as part of Dell’s zero-trust architecture approach.
One of Dell’s strategic initiatives has been to invest in and expand its cloud Managed Services platform. Remote infrastructure monitoring and support for servers and storage are part of the package when it comes to optimizing IT operations for clients.
A key element in Dell’s Managed Services is the firm’s cybersecurity-as-a-service offering. Dell’s Managed Detection and Response solution combines the company’s security experts with the Secureworks Taegis XDR security analytics platform to stop attacks across endpoint, network and cloud.
“We’re bringing the best of the industry and Dell Services together to supply them a one-stop-shop managed service,” said Patrick Mooney, senior vice president of services product portfolio management at Dell, in a latest interview with SiliconANGLE. “Let us watch for you so that you can run your business. And when we detect something, we’ll advise you and help you respond.”
In addition to maximizing its APEX solution and updating security features for storage and managed services offerings, Dell has been systematically adding cybersecurity protection across its portfolio of products over the past year. Last fall, the company announced new software and services to accelerate virtual machine backup data availability. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager added a new feature, “Transparent Snapshots,” which can protect VMware virtual machines at scale.
With Kubernetes becoming an integral part of IT infrastructure, Dell has also taken steps to build in security at the Elastic Cloud Storage API level. The company released file and object storage with integrated cyber protection for containerized applications nearly a year ago as part of the release of Dell EMC Container Storage Modules. Through an expansion of its unstructured data portfolio specifically tailored of the Kubernetes space, Dell is offering cyber defense at data’s read/write level.
“We’re able to go and actually infer … that something bad is happening and where we think it’s happening and lock it down even more securely than, for example, just saying, ‘Hey, we provide object lock capabilities,’” said David Noy, vice president of product management at Dell, in an interview with SiliconANGLE.
Partnerships with major hyperscalers have emerged as a central element in Dell’s Trusted Infrastructure approach. In December, Dell announced plans to bring its anti-ransomware solutions to the Amazon Web Services Inc. cloud platform through PowerProtect Cyber Recovery. The agreement provided AWS users with a path to an air-gapped cyber vault for isolating critical data.
Dell followed that up with the launch of CyberSense for PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS in May. The service offered an ability for customers to scan metadata through the use of adaptive analytics. In July, Dell expanded its PowerProtect Cyber Recovery footprint to include users of Microsoft Azure. The software to automate and orchestrate the data vaulting process runs within an Azure virtual network where it is isolated from normal access.
Dell has also announced a collaboration with Kyndryl, the IBM spin-off of its managed infrastructure business, to jointly develop cybersecurity resilience services. Kyndryl recently launched its own cybersecurity resilience assessment service, offering workshops, expert consultation and infrastructure recovery capabilities.
Dell’s comprehensive Trusted Security initiative addresses a fundamental issue for organizations in a highly distributed computing environment. The mission to protect data where it resides has become infinitely more complicated in a multicloud, multiplatform world.
In Dell’s 2021 “Global Data Protection Index”, a survey of over 1,000 IT professionals found that 60% of organizations had suffered from data loss due to an exploited vulnerability and 65% did not express confidence that data/systems could be fully recovered in the event of a breach. Numbers such as these underscore Dell’s interest in providing Trusted Infrastructure to avoid the loss of an asset that has become central to business operations.
“The security angle makes sense, but the heart of the matter is to keep data in a safe, reliable storage platform so you can recover it in case you are attacked,” said Gartner’s Nag. “They are playing on an interesting narrative around security. Everyone is afraid of losing data.”
By Emma Okonji
Dell Technologies has announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future, transform Information Technology (IT) and protect their most important asset, information.
This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex problems for customers in the industry’s fast-growing areas of hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, platform-as-a-service, data analytics, mobility and cybersecurity.
Dell Technologies serves 98 per cent of the Fortune 500 and comprises several market leading businesses. The two largest, and most well-known, are the Dell client solutions business and the Dell EMC infrastructure solutions business – both of which are supported by Dell EMC Services.
The unique structure combines the focus and innovation of a startup with the global scale and service of a large enterprise. Dell Technologies’ scale will enable it to deliver more innovation and investment in research and development (R&D), sales and marketing, services and support and deliver more efficient and cost-effective solutions for customers. Furthermore, while the company will publically report its financial results, it is privately controlled, enabling it to better focus investments on its customer and partner ecosystem over the long term.
According to the Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell, “We are at the dawn of the next industrial revolution. Our world is becoming more intelligent and more connected by the minute, and ultimately will become intertwined with a vast Internet of Things, paving the way for our customers to do incredible things. This is why we created Dell Technologies. We have the products, services, talent and global scale to be a catalyst for change and guide customers, large and small, on their digital journey.”
Also commenting on the historic merger, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon noted that financial services is one of the first-movers in embracing technology to better serve their customers. “As one of the world’s biggest users of Dell and EMC, we spend approximately $9 billion a year on technology, infrastructure, cloud computing, big data analytics and cybersecurity. I’m thrilled for Michael and the new company, and we are eager to see everything.”
When the transaction closed on September 7, 2016, EMC shareholders received $24.05 per share in cash in addition to tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest in the VMware business. Based on the estimated number of EMC shares outstanding at close, EMC shareholders received 0.11146 shares of new tracking stock for each EMC share. The value of the tracking stock may vary from the market price of VMware given the different characteristics and rights of the two stocks.
Collaborations remain critical in building an open, flexible and interoperable environment for networking capabilities. Sandro Tavares, director of telecom systems marketing at Dell Technologies, talks us through Dell's partnership with Wind River, the company's open infrastructure aspirations, and what's next in the open technologies arena.
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Hardware and infrastructure solutions provider Dell Technologies (NASDAQ: DELL) is a diversified technology company comprised of two main segments, Infrastructure, and Client Solutions. The segment that manufactures and sells PCs, monitors, accessories and gaming hardware is the Client Solutions segment. The acquisition of storage solutions provider EMC over a decade ago helped shape the storage and networking solutions segment known as the Infrastructure Solutions Group. While the Client Solutions Group (CSG) saw revenues fall due to normalization from the pandemic driven 2021 comps, its Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) continues to set record revenues. The Company also Alienware gaming systems, SecureWorks cybersecurity, and cloud computing management software company Virtustream. Dell also divested its 81% stake in virtualization company VMWare (NASDAQ: VMW). The Company has continued to gain commercial PC market share in 35 of the past 39 quarters and has been able to reduce quarterly operating expenses by more than $300 million since Q1 2022. Despite the strong U.S. dollar having a 500-basis point impact, Dell handily beat its Q3 2022 EPS estimates and like rival HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) may be indicating that the bottom of the normalization process for PC sales may have been made.
The pandemic was also a boon to Dell’s infrastructure business as companies pulled back on heavy capex spending for infrastructure due to the unpredictability of the COVID pandemic and the budgetary constraints from lockdowns. This caused more companies to consider as-a-service subscription plans (IE: Software-as-a-Service, Storage-as-a-Service, Hardware-as-a-Service, etc.) that allowed for lower costs in the face of uncertainty while gaining more flexibility, value and capacity. For Dell and other as-a-service (aaS) providers, it meant steady, predictable, and consistent cash flows. Dell’s APEX allowed for companies to procure hardware, storage, software, security and cloud in a single offering with complete end-to-end maintenance and management making it scalable and affordable with no overage charges under its hybrid subscription and consumption billing plans. This was especially accommodating to companies employing a growing remote workforce and suited for the “new normal” of hybrid work and the elastic office.
On Nov. 21, 2022, Dell released its third-quarter fiscal 2022 results for the quarter ending October 2022. The Company reported earnings-per-share (EPS) of $2.30 excluding non-recurring items versus consensus analyst estimates for a profit of $1.61, a $0.69 per share beat. Revenues fell (-6.4%) year-over-year (YoY) to $24.72 billion, beating consensus analyst estimates for $24.61 billion. The comparisons to 2021 were tough since it was a banner year for the Client Services segment as consumer PC and hardware sales hit record levels driven by the pandemic. Dell COO Jeff Clarke commented, “Stepping back, the near-term market remains challenged and uncertain. On one hand, we are seeing some customers delay IT purchases. Other customers continue to move ahead with Dell given the criticality of technology to their long-term competitiveness and a growing need to drive near-term productivity through IT. The world continues to digitally transform, data continues to grow exponentially, and customers continue to look to technology to drive their business forward, no matter the economic climate.” On Nov. 16, 2022, Dell also announced a $1 billion settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding its return as a public company. It’s insurers may pay part of the settlement but still needs final approval from a Delaware Chancery Court judge.
The weekly candlestick charts illustrate the triangle breakdown occurring in August 2022 setting the stage for the collapse under the $45 level taking shares down to the swing low at $32.90. Shares managed to stage a rally upon forming a rounded bottom leading to the weekly market structure low (MSL) breakout through $36.98 trigger driven by the weekly stochastic bounce through the 20-band. Shares broke higher through the weekly 20-period exponential moving average (EMA) resistance which has now become support at $41.22 as shares head towards the weekly 50-period MA resistance at $47.01. The rally is causing shares to form a potential weekly cup and handle formation upon peaking at the lip area between $45.40 and $46.73, which was also the earlier triangle apex and breakdown level. A shallow pullback towards low $40s and a breakout through the weekly 50-period MA would trigger the pattern. Since the weekly stochastic is only at the 50-band, there is potential for a higher move. Pullback support levels sit at the $41.18, $39.90, $38.32, $36.98 weekly MSL trigger, $34.80, and the $32.90 weekly swing low.
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The weak demand for Dell PCs was hedged by a lower cost of shipping and components, and a reduction in server backlog which drover better than expected infrastructure performance.
Dell Technologies, the leader in server storage and infrastructure, said those businesses carried it through a third quarter that saw consumer PC sales plummet 30 percent as overall revenue dipped 6 percent.
Executives with the Round Rock, Texas-based tech giant said the company was spared more difficult results thanks to its steady supply chain that allowed Dell to take advantage of lower shipping and component prices, and normalize backlogs in infrastructure devices as well as in PCs.
“With Q3 being deflationary and our lower inventory model, it allows us to access component deflation faster than the industry,” Dell’s co-Chief Operating Officer Chuck Whitten told analysts on the call. “And then when you couple that with our ability to see the demand signal quickly and react, we were able to lower OpEx as we put in the prudent cost controls.”
Whitten said Dell has also been able to reduce quarterly costs by $300 million with a slowdown in hiring and more strict expense management. Co-chief Operating Officer Jeff Clarke said a better supply chain allowed the company to take advantage of other market conditions.
“I think it’s worth emphasizing again, the logistics costs have come down,” Clarke said. “As supply now is ahead of demand, we’re able to put things on the ocean. We don’t have to expedite as much. We’re not using as much expedited air freight. Those all go into our input cost equation, which obviously helped us in the bottom line and the performance of this quarter.”
Scott Winslow, CEO of Dell Titanium Partner Winslow Technology Group in Waltham, Mass, said his company’s infrastructure business has been strong this year, driven by some of Dell’s storage products, while his Dell commercial PC business has slowed somewhat.
“Through Dell’s first three fiscal quarters, Winslow Technology Group continues to see strong demand for Dell server, storage, and networking solutions, with growth outpacing Dell’s growth year over year,” Winslow told CRN. “Dell PowerStore storage has been a standout solution for WTG. While our Dell CSG business has also increased during this timeframe, the growth rate has slowed versus this time last year.”
During the company’s earnings call Monday, Dell’s top executives talked about what was over the horizon for 2024, discussed its public cloud service APEX, as well as how supply chain and inventory management hedged a tough quarter. Here’s a look at six takeaways from the call.
Dell has unveiled the next generation of its PowerEdge servers with 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors, designed for AI and high performance (HPC) computing workloads.
The company said the new hardware provides performance and storage advancements, suitable for businesses that perform advanced workloads including data analytics, AI, HPC, and virtualisation.
Dell underlined that customers can expect up to 121% performance improvement, up to 33% more front-drive count for two rack (2U) servers, and up to 60% higher front-drive count for one rack (1U) servers.
“Our latest PowerEdge servers are purpose-built to meet the needs of today’s demanding workloads with efficiency and resiliency,” said Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC and Core Compute at Dell Technologies.
“With up to double the performance of the previous generation, combined with the latest in power and cooling innovations, these servers are designed to meet the growing demands of our customers.”
There are four different servers available in the new PowerEdge series:
The R7625 is currently available in limited configurations, while the rest of the servers are expected to become available in February 2023.
Dell has also boosted the security features that are built-into its servers. This includes system lockdown, drift detection, and multi factor authentication (MFA). Dell underlined this is extremely important for data centres, with its systems providing a more secure operation. AMD has also included an embedded security subsystem in the new processor to help protect data.
The servers also record details of the server hardware and firmware build at the time of manufacturing. Organisations can then verify that their server arrived as ordered and built from the factory.
The servers come with Dell’s cooling technology, Smart Cooling, to allow for more airflow through the systems than in previous generations. It said this will keep them cool while performing at the highest levels for long periods of time.
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Additionally, the servers are designed to reduce heat generated, energy consumed, and the burden on other resources needed to power the systems. For example, the PowerEdge R7625 delivers up to 55% greater processor performance efficiency compared to its previous models, said the company.
Lastly, Dell said that the new servers will be part of its commitment to source recycled or renewable materials in over half of Dell product content by 2030. Also, when the company ships multiple servers at once, they will be delivered more sustainably by reducing the number of boxes and materials it takes to ship the systems.
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We'd all love to have a thousand bucks burning a hole in our back pockets to blow on a new gaming monitor (opens in new tab). But back in the real world, the Dell S3222DGM (opens in new tab) wants a crack at the kind of budget most of us actually have.
It's a 32-inch beast with a VA panel running at up to 165Hz and delivering 2560 by 1440 pixels. Yup, the tried and tested 1440p resolution, the sweetspot for real-world gaming according to many, the perfect balance between performance and visual detail. The catch is all that normally applies to 27-inch models. 32 inches? That makes for a pretty big panel for 1440p in terms of pixel density.
To put an actual number on it, you're looking at just 93 pixels per inch. Hold that thought.
Rounding out the basics is a gentle 1800R panel curve. It's a slightly odd, though not actually unique, feature for this class of display. Curvature is a more obvious and natural fit for ultrawide displays. On a conventional 16:9 panel? We still need a little convincing.
As for the finer details, they mostly make sense when you factor in the overall remit. Which is a gaming-centric monitor without any HDR support, but based on VA panel technology. So, the peak brightness is 350 nits, static contrast is about as good as it gets at 3,000:1, and there's official AMD FreeSync Premium certification.
Panel size: 32-inch
Panel technology: VA
Native resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Refresh rate: 165Hz
Response time: 1ms MPRT, 2ms GtG
Color: 99 percent sRGB
Brightness: 350 cd/m2
Video Inputs: DisplayPort 1.2 x1, HDMI 2.0 x2
Other: AMD FreeSync Premium
Price: $330 (opens in new tab) | £350 (opens in new tab)
Intriguingly, and actually quite helpfully, Dell doesn't just quote just one pixel response figure. It rates response according to the level of overdrive applied, with 8ms gray-to-gray in 'fast' mode, 4ms gray-to-gray in 'super fast', 2ms gray-to-gray in 'extreme' and finally, and somewhat confusingly, 1ms gray-to-gray in 'MPRT' mode.
Anywho, along with all that the Dell S3222DGM gives you two HDMI 2.0 ports and a lone DisplayPort 1.2 socket, slim-bezel design. and a stand that offers height and tilt adjustment, but no swivel or rotate into portrait mode. And you get it all for around $350 or £350. It's not quite the steal of the century, on paper, then. But it is a very solid value proposition from one of the biggest brands in the business.
So, how does it actually perform? Initial impressions are middling to mediocre. This isn't the brightest or punchiest panel we've ever seen, even accounting for expectations set by the modest spec list. On the other hand, there's nothing actually wrong, there's no banding, no sign of compression. It's just not immediately exciting in terms of colours and inherent visual pop.
Inject some motion into proceedings and the picture, pun intended, gets a little clearer. The 'extreme' overdrive setting is arguably a little overcooked, with some overshoot actually visible in-game rather than merely detectable in test images. The 'MPRT' setting is, for us, a non-starter since it crushes brightness so comprehensively. 'Super fast' it is, then, and the result is good but not absolutely great response with no overshoot. Pretty much what you’d expect given the 4ms rating for 'super fast'.
But add in the 165Hz refresh and you have a pretty convincing monitor for response-critical online shooters. To be sure, if that is your number one priority, you’d be better off with a higher-refresh 1080p IPS monitor with faster response. But if you want something for a broader remit, the Dell S3222DGM does a decent job at the low latency stuff.
But what about games that go big on eye candy? You know, Cyberpunk, Witcher 3, or arcadey racing games like the Forza series? Undeniably, there’s a certain lack of visual pizzazz, the sharpness and fizz of 4K on a similarly proportioned 32-inch panel is clearly lacking. But, again, the S3222DGM is okay. The same applies to strategy titles. Ideally, 4K would allow for more fine grain detail of troop movements and more space for menus and other interface items, but 1440p is hardly restrictive.
We're also alright with the panel curvature. Does it add anything? That's arguable. But neither does it detract, it's quite gentle curve after all. So, the overarching point here that should not be overlooked is that if you want a larger panel like this, 4K isn’t an all-round win. It comes with a huge additional GPU load and that in turn requires mega investment levels in a good graphics card, given the mental current state of the graphics card market.
In fact, where the low pixel density hurts most is actually in Windows. If you like crisp fonts and lots of desktop real estate, this isn’t the monitor for you. For everyone else, well, it comes down to the value proposition. There are faster monitors. There are monitors with superior IPS-powered image quality. There are monitors with all kinds of HDR support not found here. And others with far more pixels or more dramatic aspect ratios.
It's worth remembering that pricing for this class of display - a 32-inch 165Hz 1440p panel - extends all the way up to $800 in the Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165 (opens in new tab). So, while the Dell S3222DGM isn't all that exciting from a technical point of view, for the money, it's pretty convincing.
Here's a quick look at some of the best Dell deals for Cyber Monday:
Electronics — particularly pricier ones like laptops, monitors, and desktop computers — are a staple of Cyber Monday. Many major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy are overflowing with electronics deals. But when you're in the market for a very specific device, it's often best to go directly to the source. Case in point: Dell.
Dell is running a Cyber Monday sale on laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories, with prices beating all big box stores. Best Buy comes the closest with most deals, but you'll save a couple hundred more bucks if you buy on Dell's website. Take the XPS 15 laptop, for example, which typically retails for $2,899: It was $2,399 at Best Buy and $2,199 at Dell at the time of writing. You'll keep an extra 200 bucks in your pocket by snagging the deal from Dell. Of course, there's just one catch: There are limited quantities of each deal. Once the deal is 100% claimed, you're officially SOL.
Below, we've rounded up some of the best Cyber Monday Dell deals. Our advice? If you see something you want, grab it before it's claimed by someone else.
This gaming monitor from Dell gives you a 34-inch curved VESA display with a WQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and an expanded 3000:1 contrast ratio for an immersive gaming experience. It's specifically designed for gaming, with added details like the unique downlight, back vents, three user-defined profiles, and adjustable tilt, height, and slant. While Amazon currently has it listed at the same price, its ship date isn't until January 9. Dell will get it to you in just a few days with free standard shipping.
The Dell XPS 15 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and top-performing ultraportable laptops around, which is why it's one of our top picks for a non-Apple laptop. It packs impressive specs like a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, 32GB RAM, and 1TB of storage, but what really makes it stand out amongst the crowd is its gorgeous display. Its InfinityEdge technology makes the 15.6-inch display as wide as possible with extra-thin bezels, so you can immerse yourself in vivid, incredibly sharp, and high-contrast 4K visuals. The Cyber Monday deal at Dell slashes $700 off and beats every other retailer's current pricing.
Inspiron 15 Laptop (Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $299.99 $449.99 (save $150)
G15 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $849.99 $1,149.99 (save $300)
G16 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $999.99 $1,339.99 (save $340)
Alienware x14 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $1,249.99 $1,699.99 (save $450)
Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $1,999.99 $2,649.99 (save $650)
The Alienware Aurora R13 regularly tops lists of the best gaming desktops. In fact, it's one of our top picks for a pre-built gaming desktop computer for a few reasons — it's highly configurable, features a subtle design, and offers great specs for the price. Even better, if you snag one on Cyber Monday, you'll save over $500. The configuration with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD is on sale for just $1,349.99 at Dell, but there's also plenty more where that came from.
Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $999.99 $1,479.99 (save $480)
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktop (AMD Ryzen 7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,384.99 $3,149.99 (save $765 with code GAMING10)
Alienware Aurora Ryzen™ Edition R14 Gaming Desktop (AMD® Ryzen™ 9, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD)(opens in a new tab) — $2,399.99 $2,979.99 (save $580)
Dell's laptop deals may change all the time but no matter when you look there is always a selection of discounts on the manufacturer's most popular Inspiron and XPS devices. So if you want a budget laptop, a more powerful ultrabook or a versatile 2-in-1 device, you can find today's best prices right here.
Quickly jump in and browse the full range of the latest Dell laptop deals at the official store using the link just below.
Stick with us and scroll further down, though, as we've gathered some of the best discounts on specific devices. We've done all the searching for you so you can be sure you won't miss a bargain on some of the best laptops you can buy today.
Although a Dell machine can be picked up for a good price, if you don't fancy one, we've gathered up even more of the latest laptop deals here at TechRadar. These feature other manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer, as well as more affordable Chromebook deals and today's best MacBook deals if you want one of Apple's premium laptops.
You'll find a quick run down of all the latest Dell laptop deals just below, and more information on each model and which version you should be buying further down the page.
You would be correct in assuming Dell's latest XPS 13 model is a beast. With up to 2TB of SSD storage space, the latest 11th generation of Intel's processors, and the potential for 32GB of RAM you can configure some seriously powerful specsheets here. The best of the best is going to cost you, though, however entry level i3 models usually sit just under $1,000 which can make for a strong mid-range purchase due to the starting 256GB SSD sizes.
At the bottom end of the configuration scale, you're still getting a powerhouse here, and one that looks as good as it runs. With minimal bezels, a luxury slimline chassis, and standout battery life, there's a reason this is often hailed as the best laptop going.
Dell's laptop deals do regularly hit upon this latest release, though, so you'll be able to find some discounts at the right time as well.
The Dell XPS 2-in-1 brings the power of Dell's flagship laptop and the flexibility of a tablet design together for an incredible user experience. That means you can zip through work and then flip the screen over to present easily and intuitively, or simply kick back with some streaming on a Dolby Vision HDR display.
Under the hood you'll find the latest 11th generation processors, with configurations available all the way from i3 to i7. Your options for RAM and storage are a little smaller than those present in more traditional builds, you can max this machine out at 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, but unless you're looking for a particularly heavy duty machine this can still handle pretty much anything you could throw at it.
The Dell XPS 15 does pack the possibility for more RAM under the hood, as well as some more impressive graphics, however aside from these two components, the 15.6-inch laptop is simply a larger version of the XPS 13. The crux here, however, lies in the portability of that screen. The XPS is incredibly thin and light, allowing you to grab the best of both worlds - a backpack worthy laptop with all day battery life and plenty of screen real estate.
Nevertheless, the XPS 15 does cater more towards professionals and creatives, with a considerably higher price tag to match. You'll still find Dell laptop deals on this particular model, though, so if you're after the big screen treatment you could still bag your dream configuration for less.
The 3000 Series is aimed squarely at cheap computing. You'll be able to find prices ranging from $200 (during Dell laptop deals events) through to $500 here, with entry level specs on the cheapest of models and lower mid-range configurations as you creep up the scale.
These machines will provide you with a cheap machine to browse the web, get some light work done, and stream some content - but don't expect the cheaper options to do much heavy lifting when it comes to demanding software.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is one of the cheapest Dell laptops you'll find on the market. It's surprising then, that it comes with a full 15.6-inch display. Picking up an entry level model will cost you between $350 and $450, but the best part about this machine is there's a massive range of specs and configurations on the table - all for fair price points.
If you need a seriously large screen - for multi-tasking or a better streaming experience, the Dell Inspiron 17 3000 offers one of the most affordable rigs for the job. 17.3-inch displays usually carry a considerable premium, and you will find a slight uptick in price here - but you're still getting an excellent laptop for a great cost with this model.
That 8GB RAM won't see you powering through many high performance programs, but it offers a good amount of memory for every day work and multi-tasking. Storage options include a 512GB SSD - a fairly large and speedy spec to find on a laptop of this price - or a 1TB / 2TB hard drive. The second option will supply you plenty of space, but at the cost of a little speed.
The 5000 Series sits in the middle of Dell's Inspiron range, offering up middle of the road specs that will see you comfortably zipping through everyday tasks with some impressive speed and the potential for a little more multi-tasking as well. You'll have better luck with more demanding programs like Adobe and media-editing software here, but they may still run slower on these laptops when compared to the 7000 series.
Specs in the higher tiers of this series may start to muddy the waters slightly - offering 7000-level performance in a cheaper bracket. That's where Dell laptop deals really shine though, so it's in this gray area that sales-hunters will be most at home.
The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 may be the best option if you're looking for an everyday machine that still offers some mid-range specs and fancy features. If you require heavy duty software and RAM-intensive multi-tasking, we might point you further down to a 7000-Series model, however there's still some considerable power packed into this machine.
The latest 11th generation if Intel processors will be a standout feature for anyone looking for the best performance possible, though we'd steer clear of that 4GB of entry level RAM.
What's more, you'll find regular Dell laptop deals hitting this particular configuration because it sits in the middle of Dell's lineup and can easily be discounted during sales events.
If you like the look of the Inspiron 14 5000 but want a few more fancy features, the 2-in-1 model can offer a whole new way of working. The flexible design allows the hinge to flip around fully to form a tablet design, which means you can adapt your laptop / tablet to whatever you need to be doing.
This feature usually comes at a considerable premium, however in the case of the Inspiron 14 5000, we sometimes see this model sitting cheaper than the standard laptop. The specs on offer remain the same between the two models, but it's worth checking both out to see if you can score some extra functionality for the same price with these Dell laptop deals.
The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 offers similar specs to the 14 5000, but with a larger 15.6-inch screen. That's better if you want that little extra screen real estate for having multiple browsers open at the same time, for example. Plus, entry level models jump up from 4GB to 8GB RAM here to facilitate that a little better, but there is a slight price increase to go with those extra features and heavier specs will see you leaning into the price range of the 7000 series.
The 7000 Series does muddy the waters slightly, on the lower end of the spectrum bumping into 5000-level configurations and at the other end mixing with the likes of the Dell XPS. That means those discounts do work harder for you during Dell laptop sales events, so if you are looking for a professional-worthy machine it's wise to keep an eye on these rigs.
Aside from price, however, if you're going to be using power-intensive programs, and multi-tasking between them, the 7000-series is best suited to your needs. The entry level models can still fall a little short, but spending between $750 and $900 on a Dell Inspiron 7000 will yield some strong results.
The only Inspiron laptop to feature a brilliantly portable 13.3-inch display, the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a convertible laptop that packs just as much power as it does convenience. You'll find a marked step up in price now that we're in the 7000-Series range, but considering the power and flexibility of this model, you're still getting excellent value for money.
Plus, you can also configure Intel Optane memory with this model - a form of smart memory that predicts which programs you'll need and lines them up ready for you, which essentially makes for faster load times.
At first glance, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 looks similar to the 5000-Series model. However, there are two differences here that could sway you to either version. The 7000 features a slight boost in display size, jumping up from a standard 14-inch panel to a 14.5-inch on the premium model.
However, the downside here is that you are locked into 8GB RAM on the standard design. That's going to sting a little seeing as the 5000 can reach 12GB RAM for a similar price point. However, if you do need more storage and a bigger processor, you'll be able to find a decent price on the 7000 model a lot easier.
Similarly, opting for the 7000-Series version of the Dell Inspiron 15 will open you up to a few minor changes over the 5000 model. You're getting more storage in the entry level machine here, with those SSDs starting at 256GB and picking up a touchscreen display. Those are a nice set of features, but with the 15's still stuck on Intel's previous generation of processors, there's more power to be found in other models right now.
By contrast, the 2-in-1 version of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 has had a more latest refresh. That means you'll find 11th gen processing under the hood, with some powerful storage and RAM specs as well. Of course, you're paying for all that with another jump in pricing here.
However, if you're looking for a powerful, flexible machine that just nudges the XPS's level of power without quite invoking the costs of that luxury chassis, this will do you particularly well.
There's something incredibly satisfying about a 17-inch touchscreen panel, especially when it sits on a 2-in-1 laptop that can easily convert into a tablet. You're certainly paying for that premium functionality here, however, with prices surpassing those of the XPS at mid and higher range configuration levels.
That said, you'll find plenty of power under the hood here - this just might not be the best laptop to sling in a backpack and carry all day.
The difficulty in finding the best Dell laptop deals lies not in the price tag but in finding the right one for you. Dell's catalogue is fairly complex - balancing a range of models across the entry-level to mid-range Inspiron and premium to high-end XPS line. It refreshes many of them every year, too. Across all these various models and ranges, then, it can be hard to pin down what are the best Dell laptop deals.
That's where we come in. We've broken down Dell's range so that you can easily jump straight to the best models for you. While the Dell XPS comes in a simple 13-inch or 15-inch category, the Inspiron line (where the best value is often to be found) is separated into the 3000, 5000 and 7000 Series.
Head to 3000 or 5000 Series Inspiron laptops for a cheaper everyday experience, or take a look at the 7000 Series or XPS Dell laptop deals if you're looking to splash some cash on a top-of-the-line and high-performance machine.
There are a lot of Dell laptop deals out there, with a massive range of models and specs to choose from. It can be difficult to work out exactly which machine is right for you, then, which is why we're going through some common usage scenarios to point you in the right direction.
Light web browsing, not using for work or school: Dell Inspiron 15 3000
Light working from home or school work - no power hungry programs (Adobe etc.): Dell Inspiron 14 5000
Working from home or school work that requires some heavier programs (Adobe etc.): Dell Inspiron 15 5000 - Dell Inspiron 14 7000
Work that requires heavy use of programs like Adobe and multi-tasking between them: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - Dell XPS 13