Narrowing Down Your Choices
If you're shopping for a PC, you have plenty of options to choose from, be it desktop-replacement systems to rugged notebooks, and a range of options in between. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to narrow down your options based on what you know, and if you're familiar with Dell, you probably have some experience with how reliable the company's products are, how the customer service works, and the general quality of user experience those products and services deliver. It's a good way to whittle down your options while still helping you zero in on a great product. Picking a brand you trust does half the deciding for you.
Whether you're after a powerful laptop for crunching numbers at work, or a laptop for staying productive at home or on the go, there's a good chance that Dell has a model you've considered buying. When you skim through the many products we review at PCMag, you'll see that Editors' Choice logo popping up again and again, often alongside Dell systems.
Where Will You Use Your Laptop?
For use in home or school, Dell's Inspiron brand comprises consumer laptops of every stripe. Whether you're editing photos or managing your home finances, there are plenty of options available. If you want something a little less expensive for simple tasks and browsing online, consider Dell's Chromebooks, which put basic functionality into an affordable package that works great for kids and students.
If gaming is more your style, Dell's Alienware brand delivers. The latest components combine with premium construction and design, earning Alienware a well-deserved reputation among gamers.
Finally, there's business. Dell's Latitude brand has options for workers in the office or in the field, with a mix of thin yet powerful laptops and rugged systems that can take a beating. The Latitude line also carries rugged models that are designed to be used in extreme environments.
There are plenty of solid Dell systems to choose from, but don't be overwhelmed by the options. We've combed through our many reviews and singled out the best Dell systems in multiple categories. For more, check out our 10 favorite laptops overall, as well as our lists of the best chromebooks, 2-in-1s, cheap laptops, business laptops, and gaming laptops.
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Precision 15 5000 Series is an impressive mobile workstation featuring premium build quality, a stellar 4K touch display, and top-notch performance. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The $180 Dell Inspiron 11 (3162) is a competent performer with all the basic features and functionality you want in a budget ultraportable laptop, plus 64-bit Windows 10, long battery life, and a sturdy build. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series (3558) is a capable desktop-replacement laptop with solid specs, plenty of storage, and long battery life-all for less than $350. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming can play modern titles in full HD, boasts amazing battery life, and is priced very aggressively. It's difficult to find a better deal in a budget gaming laptop. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% With powerful hardware, a high-resolution screen, and both USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, the Dell XPS 13 Touch is the best ultraportable laptop for power users right now. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% With its brilliant 4K screen and updated components, Dell's latest XPS 15 Touch (9560) is a powerful laptop for visual artists, graphics designers, and video enthusiasts. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Chromebook 3189 is a durable convertible laptop, with a long-lasting battery, a multimode hinge, and enough processing juice to help power online and classroom learning. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) is a top-notch business laptop when configured with top-of-the-line components, though it is a bit more expensive than rivals when so equipped. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% With the XPS 13 2-in-1, Dell marries the strengths of its ultraportables with the flexibility of a convertible laptop. You'll probably need dongles, but strong performance and ultimate portability make it a worthy contender. Read the full review
%displayPrice% at %seller% The Dell Latitude 13 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3379) won't break any speed or battery life records, but it's a competent and affordable business 2-in-1 with a sharp touch display, a good selection of ports, and a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing design. Read the full review