If you’re planning on getting a new laptop to kick off the new year, you might want to head over to Netcom Computer House as the store is currently offering year-end deals for its popular range of Dell laptops from today until January 6, 2019.

But which of these Dell laptops on offer is right for you? We’ve round them up and list out the pros and cons of each models so you can justify your purchase based on your priorities and budget.

We start off this list with the budget range:

B$599 – Dell Inspiron 15 3567

Specs: 4th generation Intel Core i3-6006U (2.00 GHz | 15.6-inch HD (1366×768) anti-glare LED-backlit | 4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz | 1TB 5400 SATA hard drive | Tray load DVD drive | Intel HD Graphics 520 | Dell Wireless Card (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1) | Windows 10 Home SL English

Verdict: Generally laptops with an Intel Core i3 processor cost around B$700 and up, but thanks to Netcom’s Year-End Promotion, this Dell Inspiron 15 3567 can be had for under B$600 (and it’s running the more energy-efficient Kaby Lake processors too). Anything else at this price range will at most get you an underpowered netbook running on Intel Pentium and Celeron processors.

Get this laptop if:

  • You’re on an extremely tight budget but still want something more powerful than those slower Pentium and Celeron chips.
  • You have kids who need a laptop for school but you don’t want to blow a hole in your wallet.
  • You’re a college or university undergraduate looking to buy an affordable laptop using the allowance you’ve saved.
  • You’ll only use it to do basic stuff – Word, Excel, email, surfing the web, Youtube, small online business, etc.
  • You need an emergency / temporary laptop in case your current one breaks down.

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You can spend a little extra for a much faster Intel Core i5 laptop.
  • You want to do power-hungry tasks like video-editing or gaming.
  • Aestethics and screen quality matters to you.
  • You run a photography or videography business.
  • You think a tablet will fulfill your needs at this price point

B$998 – Dell Inspiron 15 5570

Specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U (up to 3.4 GHz) | 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) anti-glare LED backlit | 4GB, DDR4, 2400MHz | 1TB 5400RPM hard drive + 120GB M2 SSD | Tray load DVD drive | AMD Radeon 530 Graphics 2G GDDR5 | Dell Wireless Card (802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1) | Windows 10 Home SL English

Verdict: Gone are the days when you’d have to splurge over B$1,000 for a solid laptop with a full HD screen and a decent graphics card. The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 doesn’t skimp on those essentials. It’s a step up from the Inspiron 3567 (above) by just B$400 more.

Get this laptop if:

  • You want a laptop running on an Intel Core i5 processor but don’t want to spend more than B$1,000.
  • You have kids who need a laptop for school and also do more media stuff like Photoshop or basic video-editing as well as some light gaming.
  • You use your laptop primarily for work or business.
  • You watch a lot of movies on your laptop or subscribe to Netflix.
  • You need a full-sized keyboard for crunching those numbers on Excel.

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You want to play graphic-intensive PC games
  • You run a photography or videography business
  • You hate big, heavy laptops
  • You need a faster SSD storage

Got more cash to spare? The mid-range Dell laptops starts here:

B$1,099 – Dell Inspiron 13 7370

Specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U (up to 3.4GHz) | 13.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS LED Narrow Border | 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz | 256GB Solid State Drive | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Dell Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2 | Backlit keyboard | Windows 10 Home Plus SL English

Verdict: It’s extremely rare to find an affordable laptop with a gorgeous-looking screen and SSD storage. This Dell Inspiron 13 7370 gives you both features without blowing a hole in your bank. The IPS LED screen is absolutely stunning to look at, and the narrow borders help trim the fat while retaining the 13-inch screen size.

Get this laptop if:

  • You want a really nice screen but don’t want to blow your budget on a Macbook.
  • You watch a lot of movies on your laptop and subscribe to Netflix.
  • You need a general-purpose laptop with solid 2018 specs.
  • You don’t like big, heavy laptops.

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You want longer battery life and you’re going to be away from a power outlet for very long.
  • You want to play graphic-intensive games.
  • You only use your laptop for writing or surfing the web and not much else, in which case the B$599 Inspiron 15 3567 will do just fine.

B$1,198 – Dell Inspiron 14 5480

Specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8265U (up to 3.9 GHz) | 14-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Anti-glare LED IPS | 4GB DDR4, 2666MHz | 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5-inch SATA hard drive | Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 | Windows 10 Home SL English

Verdict: Who says you can’t play games on an inexpensive non-gaming laptop? The Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card on the Dell Inspiron 14 5480 is capable of running popular games like Overwatch and Fortnight on medium to high settings. It’s also a stylishly-designed laptop for its B$1,198 price tag.

Get this laptop if:

  • You are a gamer on a budget and need to play games on the go, or just a casual gamer.
  • You run a photography or videography business.
  • You want a really nice screen but don’t want to blow your budget on a Macbook.
  • You need a general-purpose laptop with solid 2018 specs.
  • You need a laptop primarily for work or business, and be able to Photoshop, edit video or play some games on the side.
  • You have kids who need a laptop for school but also want to play a lot of games and do creative work (video-editing, Photoshop, sound editing, etc).

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You want to play triple A games at ultra settings.
  • You have several kids who need a laptop for school but you can’t stretch your budget to buy two of these.
  • You only use your laptop for writing or surfing the web and not much else, in which case the B$599 Inspiron 15 3567 will do just fine.

Next up is the luxury section. From here on, you should stop scrolling down if you don’t have B$2,000 to burn:

B$2,099 – Dell G7 15 7588

Specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 3.9HGz Turbo Boost) | 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS Anti-glare LED | 16GB, DDR4, 2666MHz | 256GB solid state drive + 1TB hard drive | Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 | Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0 | Windows 10 Home Plus SL English

Verdict: Gaming laptops tend to be on the expensive side, but Dell’s G7 15 offers a combination of style, power and affordability. For just B$2,099, Dell throws in a powerful 8th generation Core i7 and a GTX1060. That’s more than enough to run Triple A games with buttery-smooth performance.

Get this laptop if:

  • You want to play triple A games at high settings on the go.
  • You want the most powerful, no-compromise laptop possible.
  • You are an e-athlete.
  • Your child is an e-athlete.
  • You do a lot of creative work but don’t want to pay more for a MacBook Pro.

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You don’t have the budget for it.
  • You’re only going to install Microsoft Word on it.
  • You want a gaming rig that lets you swap motherboards, RAM and graphics cards easily.
  • You don’t like big, heavy laptops.
  • You’re a CEO of a company who wants a business-looking laptop.
  • You want all-day battery life and are going to be away from a power source for a very long time.

B$2,699 – Dell XPS 13 9370

Specs: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U (up to 4.0 GHz) | 13.3-inch 4K UHD (3840×2160) InfinityEdge Touch | 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz | 512GB solid state drive | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 and Bluetooth | Windows 10 Home Plus SL English

Verdict: The Dell XPS 13 has long been the king of ultraportables thanks to its overall package – sleek design, gorgeous edge-to-edge touch screen and superb performance in an ultrathin and light form factor. This 2018 refresh retains that title as it improves a lot from its predecessors. It’s even slimmer and lighter, and swaps regular USB ports for future-proof USB-C. Oh, and did we mention how gorgeous the screen looks?

Get this laptop if:

  • You’re rich AF.
  • You want the thinnest and lightest laptop possible, but with enough firepower to edit 4K video.
  • You’re a CEO of a company who wants a stylish, business laptop.
  • You can afford a MacBook Pro but would rather have a Windows machine.
  • You travel a lot and need all-day battery life and ultra-portability.
  • You want a laptop with the best-looking screen on the market.
  • You want a touchscreen.

Don’t get this laptop if:

  • You don’t have the budget for it.
  • You’re a gamer / e-athlete.
  • You’re only going to install Microsoft Office and nothing else.
  • You need more ports.
  • You don’t consume a lot of 4K content.
A Dell XPS 13 on display at Netcom Computer House in Kiulap.

Found the laptop you’re looking for? Head over to Netcom’s showroom today and have a closer look at the laptops, or even test them out. Members get a free B$30 Hua Ho voucher for select Dell models.

There is always ample supply of Dell laptops at Netcom that fits your needs, and the store offers In-Home Service should you have problems with your computer. So why buy elsewhere?

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