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We know you don’t really want to think about it right now, but the summer holidays are coming to an end, and it’s time to start thinking about getting a new laptop to get all your work done.
Finding a cheap laptop that will serve you perfectly for the next year of studying is not as difficult as you might think, particularly with this offer we just spotted.
The promotion on the official Microsoft website can help you save up to £200 on Dell laptops, in a massive sale designed to grab the attention of those of you going back to school, college or university.
There are six laptops all on offer at the moment, with big discounts applied that make them much more affordable for the new school year.
Each features large internal memory storage for all your work, a powerful processor for any graphic-heavy tasks, and a long-lasting battery to get you through those all-night, last-minute crunch essay-writing sessions.
All the devices are slim, light and powerful, and the sale guarantees you a saving of at least £150 on your next new laptop.
First up, we have the Dell XPS 15 9570, which has been reduced by £200.
It will cost you £1,099 (down from £1,299), and has a massive, 15.6-inch Full HD display.
It’s got an Intel Core i5-8300H processor plus 8GB of memory, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD, so you have plenty of space for storing work, pictures, movies and files.
And it’s also VR-ready with an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, to help you relax and have a bit of fun once you’re done studying.
You can also save a few more precious pounds – £20, to be precise – if you buy the Office 365 package with your new laptop.
There’s also the opportunity to save 25% on the Microsoft Wireless Display Adaptor and Arc Mouse when you add those items at checkout.
Alternatively, there’s a slightly upgraded version of the same laptop on sale, with a 4K UHD touchscreen display, an i7-8750H processor, 16GB memory and 512GB SSD.
This boosted model is also reduced by £200, costing £1,649 instead of £1,849.
Need something a bit cheaper? Dell’s Inspiron 15 5575 laptop is £150 less in the sale, costing £649, down from £799.
It has a full-HD 15.6-inch display, an AMD Ryzen 7-2700U processor and comes packed with 8GB memory and 256GB SSD.
A slight upgrade on this laptop is the Dell Inspiron 15 5580 11KDP – which sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but it’s still a tempting option.
It’s £150 cheaper than the usual RRP right now (costing £749 instead of £899) and it’s a great budget option that has loads of good features tucked inside.
This model has a 15-inch Full HD display and an Intel i7 8th gen processor (which is super fast).
It also has 8GB memory, and a 128GB hybrid and 1TB HDD to keep all your data.
Finally, the Dell Inspiron 15 7586 HCM29 2-in-1 PC is £699.99, down from £849.99.
It’s got a 15-inch Full HD touchscreen, and Intel i5 8th Gen processor, 8GB of Memory and 256GB SSD.