Black Friday shopping: Cool Notebooks and more from Dell
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Black Friday shopping: Cool Notebooks and more from Dell

If you are looking at buying a notebook for a loved one this Holiday season you can’t go far wrong with a Dell especially with great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Solidly built, nicely priced with innovative styling three notebooks I saw this week stand out as great ideas for Holiday giving..or even as a gift to yourself.

Here they are:

Inspiron™ 14z Ultrabook



It is more than just a typical laptop. It’s an Ultrabook — it’s just 0.8″ thin, super powerful, has long battery life and boots up in seconds. A built-in DVD drive makes Inspiron 14z a fully featured Ultrabook.

Processor3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor (3M Cache, 1.8 GHz)
Operating SystemWindows 8, 64-bit, English
Memory6GB3 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Hard Drive500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD
Optical Drive8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Video CardIntel® HD Graphics 4000


XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook











  • Two devices in one – powerful ultrabook plus full featured tablet
  • Flip hinge design easily transitions from ultrabook to tablet usage
  • Designed for touch with full HD capacitive panel and Windows 8
  • 12.5” Full HD panel with HD 4000 performance graphics
  • Full size backlit keyboard
  • Premium materials and  performance
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass for durability

Inspiron 15z Ultrabook







  • Dell’s thin 15.6’’ Ultrabook™ with tray-loadslips into your bag easily
  • Powered by 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor
  • Intel Rapid Start Technology means quicker resume, boot and suspend than regular laptops
  • Enjoy a stunning entertainment experience with a big 15.6” HD screen and Skullcandy speakers with Waves MaxxAudio4

And let’s not forget my two favourites.

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook  (see review here)







  • Stunning, sleek, thin and lightweight – compact and excellent for mobility
  • Enjoy more content with a 13.3” display cleverly fit into a footprint similar to an 11” laptop
  • Thoughtfully designed for performance, durability and remarkable usability
  • Now comes in Windows 8 and powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor.
  • Enjoy your favourite music with High Definition Audio + Waves MaxxAudio®

Dell XPS One 27


Dell XPX One 27











  • Bright and gorgeous QHD display designed to help users get the most from every experience
  • Provides a combination of slim, space-saving, one-cord design with wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Intel® 3rd generation processors allow a balance between quad-core processing and efficient power use
  • Delight in a deep and rich audio experience with integrated Infinity Premium speakers and Waves MaxxAudio 4
  • Render stunning designs, edit multimedia and enjoy HD gaming with optional high performance NVIDIA®graphics
  • Enjoy a noticeable speed boost in boot times and application loads with optional SSD with Intel® Smart Response Technology

For absolutely the best deals check out:

Black Friday Doorbusting Offers

There will be sensational, limited time offers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday including limited quantity doorbusters such as:

  • If your student needs a new laptop, check out the Inspiron 15 for just $349.99
  • A great addition to any family, the Inspiron 660 desktop with Windows 8 will be available for a mere $479.99
  • For those looking for a sleek design and high performance desktop, the popular XPS 8500 will be offered at a special price of $799.99 all weekend long


Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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