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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop Review

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cknobman

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It is not a "gaming" laptop if it cannot play games at a decent framerate.

More Dell marketing gimmicks.

This is a consumer grade laptop that is capable of playing "some" games.
 

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Pretty good device considering the cost. Sub $1000 USD is a range that's hard to pull real "gaming" off at 1080p, too many cost related constraints. $1200~1500 and higher is where you can fit in the more expensive dGPU's required to do high FPS gaming. So considering that, Dell has done a very good job of providing a "good enough" device for people on a budget.
 

ScrewySqrl

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looks like it would be more than capable at medium settings rather than high/ultra.

and if the $900 is too expenasive, they offer it for $799 with a 1 TB 5400 HDD and a base 1050. again, a medium settings gamer, or older systems, which is pretty decent for the cost
 

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I debated grabbing a 15 gaming as a poor mans alienware, but opted for the 13 and 15 Alienware systems for the children instead. 17% off made it the best bang for the buck I could go with and with 4 year accidental damage coverage, I want them to be able to be worth gaming in 4 year still. Pretty sure the Alienwares will be able to in none VR settings, I had my doubts about the 15 gaming.
 

Phillip Wager

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looks like a solid choice. Won't be able to play most games at high or ultra like a $700 desktop would but it can at least PLAY the games if you can live with reduce quality settings and or 720p res.
 

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Would be nice if the benchmarks included Maxwell 860M/960M models as well as Nvidia 750M models for those looking to upgrade from the previous couple of generations.
 

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so basically it can play every game you throw at it if you dial back from ultra/high settings. i havent played any of my pc games at high or ultra since i started gaming on pc in the mid 90's. this is more than sufficient for the price point, congrats dell
 

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I just bought this laptop and a 3.5 inch harddrive drive will this work or will I have to return it for a 2.5 inch?
 

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You need a 2.5 drive - the 3.5 drive is for desktops.
 

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I picked up a prior model a while with a 4GB GTX 960M, i7 6700MQ, for a simple personal laptop that actually had some power. It was $799 with a 1TB Seagate hybrid and 8GB DDR3. Added another stick of DDR3 and swapped in an old MX200 SSD I had sitting around and it makes a good machine for under $800. Much lower than that and there isn't a lot in the 15.6" range that has a 1080P screen still even if you aren't looking to run games on it all that much.
 

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Be aware, I have been told by theDell reps on the online chat that the screen is now IPS it's an absolute lie.
I have contacted Dell online chat to ask them if the display was TN or IPS on the 15th of march 2017, they answered me they are now all IPS, I was happy and purchased. It took 11days to receive the laptop. Just after I unpacked I noticed the display was a TN and in top of that a faulty TN! I had vertical lines even in the BIOS.
The customer service is in India, they speak a really bad English, it's super hard to understand a single word.
They admit the Dell rep online did a mistake the display is still the same bad TN, they offered a refund but only after they received the product back in their warehouse, that's another 10 days.
My experience with Dell is a total disaster, the display of the Inspiron is so bad it's hard to watch a movie, don't even think about video editing or photoshop. And the customer service is a disgrace.
 
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