Get £500 off one of the first Project Athena laptops in Dell sale

This unexpected deal on the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 won't last long.

Dell has begun a 72-hour sale on its UK online store, unlocking a 14 per cent discount on hundreds of laptops, desktops and monitors. More excitingly, Dell is also offering a massive £500 off the brand new XPS 13 2-in-1, a convertible laptop built around Intel's long-awaited 10nm Ice Lake processor family.

This particular XPS 13 2-in-1 configuration includes a 13-inch 4K HDR touchscreen, Core i7-1065G7 processor with Iris Plus graphics, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of blazing fast NVMe SSD storage. This laptop drops from £1899 to £1399 when you use code MEGA500 at the checkout, a massive discount considering how new this laptop is. The code first went live yesterday, with the initial stock selling out quickly, so we'd encourage you to act quickly if you're interested.


The XPS 13 2-in-1 is one of a small number of announced Project Athena laptops, which must include the latest 10th-generation Intel processors, 8GB of dual-channel RAM and a 256GB or larger NVMe SSD. Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ are also required, promising fast wired and wireless connectivity. Most importantly, battery life here should be impressive - each laptop needs to last for at least 16 hours playing back local video or nine hours for wireless web browsing. You can read more about Project Athena in our write-up from earlier this year.

The sale includes other highlights too - we recommend the Alienware AW2518HF 240Hz monitor with FreeSync for anyone interested in competitive PC games, while the Alienware AW3418DW is a great ultra-wide option. You can see the full range of deal items here, including laptops, desktops and accessories.

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