EDIT: looks like outlet is temporarily down. what did you guys do
EDIT2: outlet back up
EDIT3: changed the link to list of models available. cheapest have all been scooped up!
looks like Dell Outlet dropped prices on a number of decent models, you can see all dropped prices on this page: https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/deal-page
my 3 budget picks are below
[SOLD OUT] Dell Inspiron 15" 5590 with i5-10210U and NVIDIA MX230, FullHD IPS panel, so some light gaming is possible - $589! comes with 256GB NVMe drive although only 4GB RAM - so add your own
[SOLD OUT] Dell Vostro 14" 5490 same i5-10210U CPU but 14 inch FullHd IPS panel and slightly better graphics NVIDIA MX250 also comes with 8GB of dual channel RAM and 256GB NVMe so little modification required if any, this is a very decent machine for $629 and probably a better choice than the first one
[sold out]Dell Inspiron 15" 5590 combining the best of both machines above: i5-10210U CPU, NVIDIA MX250, dual channel 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe, 15 inch FullHD panel for $649
I never had a bad experience with Dell Outlet. Everything I bought from there for myself or people I know came looking brand new, and is covered by 1 year warranty with in home service.
other cool models with enhanced pricing include G3 with i5-9300H and 1650 for $869 now I've seen everything: