You dropped a bunch of cash on a fancy new Dell XPS 15 and now you're looking at this beautiful notebook and wondering how you're ever going to keep it this way. This is where sleeves and cases come into play, adding vital protection during transport and storage. Not only can they be useful in keeping a notebook safe from dust and other elements while not in use, they're also solid protection in bags. We look at some of the best picks for the Dell XPS 15.

Minimalist design

Lacdo 15.4 Sleeve Case

It's slim, has a nice-looking minimalist design, is water resistant, shockproof, and has ample space for accessories — this sleeve has it all. Supporting the XPS 15 on any journey, the Lacdo sleeve has everything you need in a laptop case at an affordable price. Available colors include gray, pink, and black and it's backed by hundreds of positive reviews from owners.

$14 at Amazon

Smart pockets

Inateck 15.4 Sleeve

Available in both dark and light gray, the relatively inexpensive 15.4-inch sleeve by Inateck is designed and marketed as the ideal sleeve for both a MacBook and Dell XPS 15 (or any other similarly-sized 15.4-inch laptop). The sleeve itself has a main compartment for the laptop, as well as two back pockets lined with flannel. These can hold a smartphone, earphones, a wallet, and other small items.

$18 at Amazon

From Dell

Dell Neoprene Sleeve

This official sleeve from Dell will be ample enough for the XPS 15, offering a professional-looking exterior and protective inner lining to guard against scratches and drops. This sleeve can be used on its own or tucked away nicely in a backpack for additional protection. There are no extra pouches on the outside, making this sleeve a simple option that will set you back at least $13. However, it's highly reviewed and from Dell itself, so it might be worth the cost.

$13 at Amazon

Premium leather

LENTION Split Leather Sleeve

This LENTION sleeve is a little pricey compared to other options due to it sporting real leather. Not only does this make a statement when you take out and put away your XPS 15, but it also protects the notebook from knocks and scratches with the soft velvet inner lining. This sleeve screams premium.

$28 at Amazon

Functional

ProCase Sleeve

Again, this sleeve from ProCase is more of a hybrid option, which can be used as both a sleeve and a bag. That said, it's still thin enough to fit inside a bag or backpack and is well worth checking out for the price tag alone. This sleeve currently boasts a five-star rating on Amazon with almost 6,000 reviews, and many buyers note the soft, padded interior and spacious pocket on the back for chargers and other small devices.

$18 at Amazon

Budget-friendly

AmazonBasics Sleeve

It's tough to beat a 15.6-inch sleeve that costs next to nothing and that's probably why this option from AmazonBasics has a 4.5-star rating with 11,000 reviews. Available in five different colors, this is a sleeve without any extra unnecessary bells and whistles.

$11 at Amazon

Rugged

ZinMark Laptop Case

Available in seven different colors, the synthetic material used for this option from ZinMark has a textured look and can be easily wiped down, plus its water resistant if you're caught out in the rain. This case is ideal if you don't put the laptop sleeve into a bag when you're moving between locations.

$24 at Amazon

Ultimate protection

Tomtoc 360 sleeve

Dropping a laptop on a corner can be especially devastating, which is why Tomtoc came up with this sleeve offering 360 degrees of protection. Each corner has seriously thick padding, and along the bottom, there are even rubber bumpers for added protection.

$13 at Amazon

These are the best sleeves and cases we found for the Dell XPS 15 and should keep your new notebook in pristine condition. If you want to want to keep everything official, Dell's Neoprene Sleeve is an excellent value when compared to competitor sleeves.

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