Dell's final shipping days before Christmas confirmed for XPS laptops, Alienware, and more

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We learned the hard way last year that the closer we get to Christmas, the more online stores struggle to keep up with shipping dates. Luckily, Dell's online store has released a schedule detailing exactly when you should get your orders in if you expect the products by a certain date. That's a huge benefit considering Dell has been one of the best places to shop for electronics deals this holiday season.

Probably the most important date listed here (opens in new tab) is today. Today, Dec. 15, is the last day you can order something through, use a standard delivery method, and expect to get it before Christmas. Starting tomorrow, you will need to upgrade to a faster delivery method, which means you'll generally have to pay a bit more.

Here are some of the best Dell deals going on right now, which includes laptops, desktops, monitors, and other accessories.

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Dell XPS laptops and desktops (opens in new tab)

This section contains every single deal currently available on the XPS brand, whether that means a laptop like the New XPS 13 or a prebuilt gaming desktop like the XPS Special Edition. You can save hundreds on this page alone, and the deals are regularly shifting so there's always something new worth checking out.

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Top electronics: video doorbells, Android tablets, & more (opens in new tab)

Dell sells a whole lot more than just computers and monitors. You can also find deals on other electronics like the Google Nest video doorbell, Arlo security cameras, or even Fitbit fitness trackers. This is the section just for that, and it includes sales that rotate regularly so check back.

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Alienware 25 AW2521HF gaming monitor | $70 off (opens in new tab)

This great monitor includes 1080p resolution and a 240Hz refresh rate, which makes it great for gamers who play shooters like Call of Duty. It also has 400 nits of brightness and a large USB hub for connecting peripherals.

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Dell S2721DGF 27-inch monitor | $70 off (opens in new tab)

This is a top-notch gaming monitor. It has a native 1440p resolution with a refresh rate up to 165 Hz and a 1ms response time. Has an IPS panel with great viewing angles and colors. Includes two HDMI, one DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 hub.

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Xbox Series S bundle (opens in new tab)

This Series S console comes with an Xbox stereo headset and the Xbox Carbon Black wireless controller. There are actually multiple bundles available and others going in and out of stock. If this one has sold out, check the Gaming Accessories page for other options on the Xbox Series S.

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XPS prebuilt desktop | $224 off (opens in new tab)

Get a prebuilt laptop with an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 512GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive for storage, 8GB RAM, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and more. It has plenty of USB ports, including a USB-C port on the front, and it comes with its own mouse and keyboard.

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G15 gaming laptop | $173 off (opens in new tab)

The G15 laptops are some of the best in Dell's arsenal, and we're seeing quite a few deals in the Days of Deals event. This one in particular has an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD, and 8GB RAM. It's also powered by a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card and has a 15.6-inch display with 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

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New XPS 13 laptop | $240 off (opens in new tab)

This speedy laptop includes an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, a 256GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive, and 8GB RAM. It has a nice 13.4-inch screen with 1200p resolution and 500 nits of brightness. You also get Killer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth among other features.

The final date to order from Dell and get your gift before Christmas is Tuesday, Dec. 22. You'll have to pay for Express Delivery, which is often $25 or more, to get it before the big day. But at least you can still make some last minute purchases if you need to.

Avoid that extra shipping fee and order something today before 3 p.m. Eastern for the tech savvy loved ones in your life.

Since we're on the subject, Dell also has a very generous return policy for the holidays. Any purchases made between now and December 25 are eligible for a full refund and free return shipping as long as it's done before January 15 or within 30 days of the product's invoice. That's a nice security blanket in case something goes wrong.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.