The Best Dell Laptops in 2020

The Best Dell Laptops in 2020

“Dude, you’re gettin a Dell!”

In the 90s, that tagline put a small computer manufacturer on the map with a strong advertising campaign as well as high-quality computers at affordable prices when compared to their competitors.

While their marketing campaign has ended, the quality that Dell puts into their laptops has not, with many taking residence on Best Of lists year in and year out. With people in a seemingly never-ending search for a great laptop to use for work and play, we wanted to take a closer look and feature the Best Dell Laptops in 2020 to make it easy for you.

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But what should you focus on when you start looking at laptops from Dell? Well, we’ve got you covered, so let’s start there shall we?

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What to Consider When Buying A Dell Laptop

Considering what to look for in a laptop can come down to a few basic features of each laptop and whether or not they will satisfy the needs that you have. Because if they don’t, you’ll be back looking for a new laptop sooner than you really want to be.

Size


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If the reason you’re in the market for a laptop is for portability, choosing one with a smaller screen will be a better option as those with larger screens can be much heavier and can become burdensome if you are trying to lug it around with you all day long. Smaller laptops are designed to be slimmer so that they weigh less, making them a great option for commuters.

Price

Everything we buy these days eventually will come down to price. We all want to feel like we’re getting a good deal because we work hard for the money we’re going to spend. Finding the right combination of price and the features that you are looking for to help you get your work done will help you feel much better about the money that you will end up spending.

Screen

While touchscreens have become the norm, there are many people out there who do not like using a touch screen and they feel the screen comes with too much glare. If you are that person, you may want to focus on the screen resolution so any art, video or pictures that you may be working on look their absolute best. A resolution of 1920 x 1080 should be able to provide you with an excellent resolution

Design

Laptops can come in a couple of different designs now compared to even just a few years ago. For many, having a laptop that can be both a laptop and a tablet can be very attractive depending on the type of work that you may do. Otherwise, a standard clamshell design may work best for you.

CPU

The CPU is the brain of your laptop and by far one of the most important components within its casing. Having a CPU that isn’t powerful enough to handle the type of work you do will cause more problems than you want to deal with. Because of this, if you are doing any kind of photo or video editing, we recommend looking for a laptop with an Intel Core i7 CPU. This CPU is great for multimedia tasks and you won’t run into any annoying slowdowns.

RAM

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The RAM inside your laptop lets you do multiple things at once. The more RAM, the more things that you can do but there is a trade-off. The more RAM you have, the more expensive the laptop will be and will drain the battery faster. Typically 4-8GB of RAM is a good place to start and has become a baseline for many laptops on the market today.

Hard Drive

Days of there being one type of hard drive inside your laptop are long gone. These days, there are two available options: HDD, which is a standard hard disk drive and SSD, which stands for a solid-state drive. While HDD’s are less expensive, they can use a lot of power while SSD’s, which are becoming the norm, are more expensive but deliver better performance and are more reliable.

The Best Dell Laptops in 2020

Choosing the best Dell laptops to feature on our list was one of the tougher things we’ve had to do. There are a lot of different options out there from the manufacturer and all of them are a good choice. We were able to narrow it down to these 10:

Dell Precision 15 5530 – $2,499
Dell XPS 15 (2019) – $1,219
Dell Chromebook 14 3400 – $378
Alienware Area-51m – $3199
Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 – $1468
Dell G7 17 – $1399
Dell XPS 13 – $990
Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet – $819
Dell Latitude FFVVY 2-in-1 – $1,999
Dell Latitude 5591 – $1,688

The Best Dell Laptops in 2020 Compared

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Best Overall
Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6" LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
Best Value
Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
Best Pro
Dell XPS 15 9570 15.6" Laptop (2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-8300H, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 Home...
Best Budget
Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14" HD Chrome OS
Best Gaming
Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3"...
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Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6" LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
Dell XPS 15 9570 15.6" Laptop (2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-8300H, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 Home...
Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14" HD Chrome OS
Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3"...
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Processor
2.6 GHz Core i7
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor
2-4 core Intel Celeron
4-6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9
Graphics
Quadro P1000
Intel HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Intel HD Graphics
GeForce GTX 1050ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 MaxQ
RAM
16 GB DDR4
8GB
8-32GB
4-8GB
8 - 32GB
Screen
15.6"
13.3" FHD
15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 / FullHD
60Hz / 144Hz 17.3-inch FullHD
Storage
512 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
256GB-1TB PCle Solid-state drive
32-64GB eMMC
2x 256GB - 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD
Price
$1,462.99
$999.00
$899.00
Price not available
$2,199.00
Best Overall
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Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6" LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
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Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6" LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
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Processor
2.6 GHz Core i7
Graphics
Quadro P1000
RAM
16 GB DDR4
Screen
15.6"
Storage
512 GB SSD
Price
$1,462.99
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Best Value
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Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
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Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
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Processor
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 620
RAM
8GB
Screen
13.3" FHD
Storage
128 GB SSD
Price
$999.00
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Best Pro
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Dell XPS 15 9570 15.6" Laptop (2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-8300H, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 Home...
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Dell XPS 15 9570 15.6" Laptop (2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-8300H, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 Home...
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Processor
8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
RAM
8-32GB
Screen
15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Storage
256GB-1TB PCle Solid-state drive
Price
$899.00
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Best Budget
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Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14" HD Chrome OS
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Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14" HD Chrome OS
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Processor
2-4 core Intel Celeron
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
RAM
4-8GB
Screen
13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 / FullHD
Storage
32-64GB eMMC
Price
Price not available
Buy Now
Best Gaming
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Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3"...
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Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3"...
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Processor
4-6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9
Graphics
GeForce GTX 1050ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 MaxQ
RAM
8 - 32GB
Screen
60Hz / 144Hz 17.3-inch FullHD
Storage
2x 256GB - 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD
Price
$2,199.00
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The Top Dell Laptops in 2019

Dell Precision 15 5530

The best all-around Dell laptop

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CPU: 4-6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics / Nvidia Quadro P1000 / P2000 | RAM: 8-32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch UltraSharp FullHD / 4K | Storage: 256GB-2TB SSD, 500GB-2TB HDD

The Precision 15 from Dell is an amazing all-around laptop that has the features that anyone from video editors to gamers can find something they like about it. A 15.6 FullHD screen and an Nvidia Quadro p100 chip make images pop on the screen while being a modestly lightweight laptop at just under four pounds. At the high end of its scale, the 32GB of RAM and 2TB SSD or HDD will give you the power and storage for all of your files.

 

Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6' LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
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Dell Precision 5530 1920 X 1080 15.6" LCD Mobile Workstation with Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa-core 2.6...
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Package Dimensions :8.89 Cm L X 33.274 Cm W X 49.022 Cm H
  • Product Type:Notebook Computer
  • Item Package Weight:3.289 Kilograms

 

 

Dell XPS 15 (2019)

The best creative laptop from Dell

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CPU: 8th gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti | RAM: 8-32GB | Screen: 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 / Full HD | Storage: 256GB-1TB PCle Solid-state drive

Outside, of the 5530, the XPS 15 is the top of the heap when it comes to the laptops that Dell makes for everyday use either by homeowners or in this case, graphic designers. A 9th generation Intel processor with up to eight CPU cores will make any task easy. And with a 4K OLED screen on the highest-end model, the XPS comes with something man other new laptops don’t use while a GeForce GTX 1650 4BG chip makes all your images look amazing.

 

 

 

Dell Chromebook 14 3400

One of the best Chromebooks Available


CPU: 2-4 core Intel Celeron | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 4-8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 / FullHD | Storage: 32-64GB eMMC

While designed with educators in mind, the Dell Chromebook 14 3400 stands out from the rest of the Dell Chromebooks with a rugged design that can withstand the extra dings and knocks that educators may put it through. A quad-core processor, FullHD display and up to 64GB of storage mean that this laptop is no slouch in the specs department and comes at a pretty affordable price.

 

Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14' HD Chrome OS
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Dell Chromebook 14 3400 Celeron N4000 2.6 GHz 4GB 64GB eMMC AC BT WC 14" HD Chrome OS
  • Intel Celeron N4000 Processor (2 core, 2.6GHz, 4M Cache, 6W)
  • 4GB 2400MHz LPDDR4 Non-ECC
  • 64GB eMMC hard drive
  • 14" Hd (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, camera & Microphone, WLAN capable
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11AC) 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.0

 

 

Alienware Area-51m

A fully-upgradable beast of a gaming laptop

CPU: 8-core 9th gen Intel Core i7 / i9 / | Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 | RAM: 16 – 32GB | Screen: 17.3-inch FullHD 60Hz / 144Hz | Storage: 2x 256GB / 2x 512GB nVME SSD / Intel Optane RAID 0

While it’s not going to win any awards in the thin or light laptop divisions, the Area 51m laptop is a magnificently powerful laptop that comes with a 17-inch screen and desktop hardware in its casing. It’s definitely not light on your wallet either as you can order one with a desktop-class graphics card, a GeForce RTX 2080 as well as an eight-core 9th generation intel processor.

The best part of this laptop is that it is fully upgradable, meaning that the components can be swapped out or upgraded easily, giving the laptop a long life cycle.

 

Dell Alienware Area 51M Laptop, 17.3' FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz G-Sync Tobii Eye, 9th Gen Intel Core...
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Dell Alienware Area 51M Laptop, 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz G-Sync Tobii Eye, 9th Gen Intel Core...
  • 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9700K (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.9GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC + Tobii eyetracking technology
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
  • 16GB (2x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive

 

 

Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1

One of the best Dell 2-in-1 laptops

CPU: 4-core 8th-gen Intel WHL-U | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics | RAM: 8 – 16GB | Screen: 14-inch FullHD | Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD

At their core, every 2-in-1 is essentially the same. The Latitude 7200 is one of the most powerful 2-in-1s out there. With an 8th-generation quad-core processor and up to 16GB of memory, it can easily handle working on large graphics or videos. This is combined with SSD with 2TB of storage and a 14-inch FullHD touchscreen is extremely responsive.

 

Dell Latitude 7200 12.3' 2in1 Notebook Intel i5-8365U - 8GB - 256GB
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Dell Latitude 7200 12.3" 2in1 Notebook Intel i5-8365U - 8GB - 256GB
  • The 7200 2-in-1 is the world's most secure 12" 2-In-1 business-class detachable, even without the keyboard. Charge up to 80% in one hour with Express Charge.

 

 

Dell G7 17

One of the best gaming laptops from Dell

CPU: 4-6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 | Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 MaxQ | RAM: 8 – 32GB | Screen: 60Hz / 144Hz 17.3-inch FullHD | Storage: 2x 256GB – 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD

While not everyone who uses a laptop for gaming can afford Dell’s Alienware line, the manufacturer doesn’t want to leave people out in the cold and does a good job with the G7 17. Containing up to six processor cores as well as a current Nvidia GeForce graphic card including the RTX 2080. A 17.3-inch screen along with 32GB of memory as well as dual storage with an SSD and hard disk can make the animation in any game smooth and fluid.

 

Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3'...
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Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6G, 17.3"...
  • 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750h (12MB Cache, up to 4. 5 GHz, 6 Cores)
  • 17. 3 inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300-nits Display
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe solid state Drive
  • Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6G GDDR5 Video Graphics

 

 

Dell XPS 13

The best ultraportable Dell laptop

CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8 – 32GB SDRAM | Screen: 13.3-inch FullHD | Storage:128 GB SSD

With improved performance and battery life, the XPS 13 laptop is a high-quality laptop at a very reasonable price. While some negatives are the lack of an HDMI or USB Type-A ports due to the laptops slim design, While the high end of the XPS 13 specifications it can house a 4K touch screen, 16GB of memory and 1TB SSD. While that’s really nice, you could still have a great machine with a 512GB hard drive at a far cheaper price.

 

Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3' Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
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Dell XPS 13 9360 13.3" Full HD Anti-Glare InfinityEdge Touchscreen Laptop Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5...
  • 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) Infinityedge Touch Display
  • Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake i5 7200U Dual-Core;
  • 8GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD;
  • Built-in Webcam,USB 3.0, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type_C, Card Reader: SD family, Network: None, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1;
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

 

 

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet

The best detachable tablet laptop

CPU: Intel Core i5 7300U | RAM: 8 – 32GB | Screen: 60Hz / 144Hz 17.3-inch FullHD | Storage: 2x 256GB – 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD

Have you taken your tablet out in a rainstorm? No? You should try the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet from Dell. The tablet’s rugged enclosure helps protect the components inside including a bright full HD 11.6-inch touch screen. For those concerned that the tablet doesn’t enough power under the hood, an Intel Core i5 7300U helps you get things done.

 

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme 11.6' FHD Touchscreen Tablet Laptop Intel Core i5-7300U Dual Core...
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Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme 11.6" FHD Touchscreen Tablet Laptop Intel Core i5-7300U Dual Core...
  • 11.6 FHD (1920x1080) 16:9 Direct-View outdoor-readable display w/gloved multi-touch AG/AR/AS/Polarizer and Gorilla Glass
  • Fully-rugged tablet can tackle the most demanding rugged tasks, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit pre-installed, Tablet supports a secondary Li-ion battery. Only one is installed. With 2 Year Direct Wty
  • MicroSD memory card reader, Integrated front and rear cameras with built-in privacy shutter; GPS:Dedicated u-blox NEO-M8 GPS card

 

 

Dell Latitude FFVVY 2-in-1

The Dell laptop with the best battery life

CPU: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics 620 | RAM: 8GB | Screen: 13.3-inch touchscreen | Storage: 256GB SSD

When your company needs to pick new laptops for work, your IT director looks for specific things that will help their coworkers succeed. With a 1.7 GHz, Intel Core i5 CPU provides you with a battery life that lasts all day. With a 13.3-inch screen, the two-in-one laptop becomes a touch screen tablet easily so you can use the 8GB of RAM and 256GB of memory for all of your work projects.

 

Dell Latitude FFVVY 2-in-1 Notebook (Windows 10 Pro, Intel i5-8350U, 13.3" LCD Screen, Storage: 256...
  • For long-term storage of your files, this system is equipped with a 256GB solid state drive
  • Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi are built-in for wired and wireless networking, and Bluetooth technology will also allow you to connect additional compatible peripherals wirelessly
  • Activate Windows Hello via the infrared camera to facilitate facial recognition for easy and secure access

 

 

Dell Latitude 5591

The Best Budget-Friendly Business Laptop

CPU: 4-6 core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 | Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050ti / GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 MaxQ | RAM: 8 – 32GB | Screen: 60Hz / 144Hz 17.3-inch FullHD | Storage: 2x 256GB – 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD

Buying a business laptop can get expensive quickly, especially when it comes to getting one with all the features that you need. Luckily, the Latitude 5591 is an affordable business laptop with a six-core, 12-thread Intel Core i7 processor along with an Nvidia GeForce MX130 graphics card helps to power this laptop and make it easy for you to get your tasks done each and every time.

 

Dell Latitude 5591 1920 x 1080 LCD Laptop with Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6 GHz Hexa-Core, 16GB RAM,...
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Dell Latitude 5591 1920 x 1080 LCD Laptop with Intel Core i7-8850H 2.6 GHz Hexa-Core, 16GB RAM,...
  • Intel Core i7-8850H hexa core processor with up to 4.3 GHz frequency 9MB cache memory
  • 16GB 2666 MHz DDR4 non-ECC memory which is expandable up to 32GB
  • 512GB SSD - (M.2) PCIe - NVM Express (NVMe), Class 40
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 with 2GB GDDR5

 

 

The Best Dell Laptops in 2020

Dell has been manufacturing laptops for consumer and business owner user for many years, offering high-quality products every time. We hope that our list of the best Dell laptops in 2020 has given you a good look at the options that are out there for you.

Do you use a Dell laptop that’s not on our list? Let us know in the comments below!!

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