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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 1080p) Laptop Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Katherine Bodner), 01/10/2018

With the handbrake on! After testing the Inspiron 15 with Nvidia's Max-Q technology, we have now also taken a look at the entry-level model of the series. But the storage device leaves a bit of a bad taste in our mouth.

Configuration options (source: www.dell.com)
Configuration options (source: www.dell.com)

The Dell Inspiron 15 is an affordable entry-level model that lets you enter into in the world of gaming. At a price of $750, our test configuration gives you a solid base that can also display demanding games. The base configuration is an Intel Core i5-7300HQ with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1-TB hybrid storage device. Dell has made use of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for 3D applications in this entry-level model. If you require slightly more power, you can purchase the Dell Inspiron 15 7577 with the faster Intel Core i7-7700HQ and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. The top configuration of the 15-inch model is even equipped with a 4K panel. However, this increases the price to $1500. In order to get a good idea of the device's performance, we have chosen some comparison devices that have similar configurations as our test unit. Please see our table below for more information on the comparison devices.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G MSI GL62M 7RD-077
CPU Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Display 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080
RAM 8 GB of DDR4-2400 8 GB of DDR4-2400 8 GB of DDR4-2400 16 GB of DDR4-2400
Storage 256 GB, NVMe 128 GB, NVMe + 1TB HDD 128 GB (SSD) + 1TB HDD 1 TB HDD
Rating 84% 81% 83% 78%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (Inspiron 15 7000 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) - 4096 MB, Core: 1354 MHz, Memory: 7008 MHz, GDDR5, 388.16, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 1200 MHz, DDR4-2400, PC4-19200, Single-Channel, 17-17-17-39
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, ID: LG Philips LGD053F, Name: 156WF6, Dell P/N: 4XK13, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172, 1027 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 930 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4,2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 389 x 274.7 ( = 0.94 x 15.31 x 10.81 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Quick Start guide, Waves MaxxAudio, McAfee, Dell Update, Dell SupportAssist, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.782 kg ( = 98.13 oz / 6.13 pounds), Power Supply: 632 g ( = 22.29 oz / 1.39 pounds)
Price
928 EUR

 

Case

Please take a look at our review of the other recently tested Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 for information on case, connectivity and input devices.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577

Size Comparison

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Connectivity

Left: Noble lock, power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1, SD reader
Left: Noble lock, power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1, SD reader
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, 2x USB 3.1, USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, 2x USB 3.1, USB Type-C + Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0
Front: status LED
Front: status LED
Back: cooling vents
Back: cooling vents
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.95 MB/s ∼100% +50%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼96% +44%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼90% +34%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
18 MB/s ∼67%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.25 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.44 MB/s ∼97% -3%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.7 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.1 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
660 MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
654 MBit/s ∼99% +28%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
512 MBit/s ∼78%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
347 MBit/s ∼53% -32%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
285 MBit/s ∼43% -44%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
666 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Qualcomm/Atheros QCA6174
632 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
522 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Realtek 8821AE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
345 MBit/s ∼52% -48%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (jseb)
312 MBit/s ∼47% -53%

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Very good: little clouding
Very good: little clouding

The Dell Inspiron 15 7577 is equipped with a matte IPS panel that has over 1920x1080 pixels. This means that the 15.6-inch display has a pixel density of 141 ppi. Alternatively, Dell also offers a 4K display for this gaming device. But you will have to decide for yourself whether the additional price is worth it. The Full HD panel reaches an average brightness of 229 cd/m². The manufacturer might want to rethink whether this is really what the customer needs. Many other gaming laptops offer significantly brighter displays. The black value (0.17) is low, which is great and means that the device has a good contrast ratio of 1512:1, despite having a rather low brightness level. The brightness distribution of only 84% is below average. However, we were happy to see almost no clouding. Dell has also managed to use a panel without PWM, so there is no flickering.

228
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
221
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 257 cd/m² Average: 229.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 256 cd/m²
Contrast: 1512:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.34 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 4.82 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
60% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.46
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
ID: LG Philips LGD053F, Name: 156WF6, Dell P/N: 4XK13, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
ID: LG Philips LGD053F, Name: 156WF6, Dell P/N: 4XK13, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
LG Philips LP156WF6-SPK3, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
BOE CQ NV156HFM-N42, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Chi Mei N156HGE-EAL, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
7%
1%
-17%
-6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (20, 21)
35.6 (20, 15.6)
13%
39 (21, 18)
5%
46 (25, 21)
-12%
44 (24, 20)
-7%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (15, 13)
27.6 (15.6, 12)
1%
29 (16, 13)
-4%
34 (20, 14)
-21%
29 (12, 17)
-4%
PWM Frequency
21000 (90)
20000 (90)
198 (90)
Screen
-21%
-19%
0%
-39%
Brightness middle
257
235.4
-8%
283
10%
277
8%
258
0%
Brightness
229
223
-3%
281
23%
268
17%
234
2%
Brightness Distribution
84
91
8%
91
8%
91
8%
79
-6%
Black Level *
0.17
0.28
-65%
0.39
-129%
0.26
-53%
0.54
-218%
Contrast
1512
841
-44%
726
-52%
1065
-30%
478
-68%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.34
5.6
-5%
6.1
-14%
5.05
5%
9.74
-82%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.99
20.3
-103%
11.08
-11%
8.93
11%
14.6
-46%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.82
3.6
25%
5.69
-18%
2.97
38%
11.59
-140%
Gamma
2.46 89%
2.23 99%
2.44 90%
2.39 92%
2.19 100%
CCT
6587 99%
7214 90%
6702 97%
6466 101%
11851 55%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
35.2
-7%
37
-3%
38
0%
76
100%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60
55.4
-8%
58
-3%
59
-2%
100
67%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-7% / -16%
-9% / -16%
-9% / -3%
-23% / -34%

* ... smaller is better

Dell Inspiron 15 vs. sRGB (60%)
Dell Inspiron 15 vs. sRGB (60%)
Dell Inspiron 15 vs. AdobeRGB (38%)
Dell Inspiron 15 vs. AdobeRGB (38%)

The display quality can be considered good and the colors do not appear washed-out due to the good contrast ratio. Images are sharp and do not look grained. The average DeltaE deviation of grayscales and colors are 4.8 and 5.3, which is only slightly above the ideal of 3. We did not notice a blue cast. However, the measured color-space coverage (sRGB = 60% and AdobeRGB = 38%) is not good. But this is not too much of a disadvantage when gaming and surfing the web. If you are interested in editing images and videos, you might want to look somewhere else.

CalMAN: grayscales
CalMAN: grayscales
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: color saturation
CalMAN: color saturation

The low display brightness is bad news if you want to use your notebook outdoors, although the matte surface still makes it possible if you avoid direct sunlight.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 in the shade
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 in the shade
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 under overcast sky
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 under overcast sky

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8876 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

You can see that this is a good IPS panel if you look at the viewing angles: The test image is displayed nicely from all angles. Even the color veils that are often noticeable in the corner images are basically nonexistent in our test unit.

Viewing angles of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000
Viewing angles of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000

Performance

Our test unit offers an affordable entry into the world of gaming laptops. It is equipped with an Intel Core i5-7300HQ and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM. This works in single-channel mode, but the memory can easily be expanded by a second RAM module. The 3D calculations are dealt with by Nvidia's GTX 1050 with its own 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and Optimus support. Dell has built a solid foundation for gaming and other applications.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
DPC latencies
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
Intel Extreme Utility
Intel Extreme Utility (benchmark)

Processor

Although the Intel Core i5-7300HQ is slowly getting old, the SoC still offers decent performance. The native four-core processor clocks from 2.5 to 3.5 GHz and has a TDP of up to 45 watts. Only the MSI GL62M has significantly better values as it is equipped with a slightly faster Intel Core i7-7700HQ. The Intel Core i5-7300HQ performs very well in our test unit. You can find further benchmarks of the Intel Core i5-7300HQ here.

We use the Cinebench R15 Multi loop to measure the processor's performance under constant load. This remains steady even after many rounds of the benchmark.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
148 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
146 Points ∼99% +9%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
143 Points ∼97% +7%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
134 Points ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
131 Points ∼89% -2%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
730 Points ∼100% +44%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
517 Points ∼71% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
514 Points ∼70% +1%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
511 Points ∼70% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
507 Points ∼69%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.65 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1.53 Points ∼93%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1.52 Points ∼92% -1%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1.5 Points ∼91% -2%
CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.16 Points ∼100% +39%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5.92 Points ∼73% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5.85 Points ∼72%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
5.38 Points ∼66% -8%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
252.12 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
247.51 Points ∼98% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
245.51 Points ∼97% +7%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
229.06 Points ∼91%
Octane V2 - Total Score
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
38135 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
34965 Points ∼92% +7%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
32676 Points ∼86%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1131.7 ms * ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
1049.1 ms * ∼93% +7%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1024.4 ms * ∼91% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4547
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
17806
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5147
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6426 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22845 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6700 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
55.08 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.53 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
507 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
134 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
81.03 fps
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System Performance

A look at the results of PCMark 8 shows that system performance is quite decent. But subjectively we got a different impression, as the hybrid storage device cannot keep up with the performance of an SSD. This makes the entire system slow and you regularly have to wait for things to happen. An SSD should be standard for this price range.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4856 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
4849 Points ∼100%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
4831 Points ∼99% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
4746 Points ∼98% -2%
Home Score Accelerated v2
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
3899 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
3807 Points ∼98%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3759 Points ∼96% -1%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Hynix HFS128G39TND
3661 Points ∼94% -4%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3651 Points ∼94% -4%
PCMark 10
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6458 Points ∼100% +40%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
6094 Points ∼94% +32%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
4623 Points ∼72%
Score
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4406 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
3995 Points ∼91% +18%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
3380 Points ∼77%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3807 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4390 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4849 points
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Storage Devices

As mentioned above, our test unit is only equipped with a hybrid storage device that has a capacity of 1 TB. The combination of hard drive and integrated 8-GB cache is not impressive. The storage device from Seagate would be a lot better off as a second drive. It reaches an average transfer rate of 101.7 MB/s according to HD Tune - and this despite an rpm rate of 5400 (usually only hard drives with 7200 rpm reach these speeds). But we cannot recommend using the FireCuda as system drive, so we suggest using an SSD. There is a free M.2-2280 slot that offers PCIe speeds, which would enable the use of an SSD with NVMe support.

1-TB hard drive
1-TB hard drive
1-TB hard drive (built in)
1-TB hard drive (built in)
There is a free M.2 slot
There is a free M.2 slot
HD Tune
HD Tune
CrystalDiskMark 3
CrystalDiskMark 3
CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
Hynix HFS128G39TND
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
25854%
18785%
146%
Write 4k QD32
0.34
170.6
50076%
138.1
40518%
1.234
263%
Read 4k QD32
1.034
480.9
46409%
375.8
36244%
1.088
5%
Write 4k
0.171
154.8
90426%
104.8
61187%
1.122
556%
Read 4k
0.378
46.07
12088%
35.18
9207%
0.494
31%
Write 512
95.8
196.7
105%
137.2
43%
56.98
-41%
Read 512
16.3
455.6
2695%
362.1
2121%
43.19
165%
Write Seq
57.74
796.1
1279%
137.6
138%
107.3
86%
Read Seq
55.15
2127
3757%
510
825%
112.4
104%
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
Transfer Rate Minimum: 58.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 130.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 101.7 MB/s
Access Time: 18.9 ms
Burst Rate: 157 MB/s
CPU Usage: 7 %

Graphics Performance

The main focus for a gaming laptop is on its graphics card. The basic configuration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7577 is equipped with a GeForce GTX 1050 from Nvidia. The dedicated graphics card has its own GDDR5 VRAM with 4 GB and clocks from 1354 to 1493 MHz. If this is not sufficient, you can increase the clock rate a little with the help of various tools. Dell does not offer its own overclocking tool, however, so please be aware that the warranty will not cover any damage caused by overclocking. The performance of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is on the same level as those of its competition. The MSI GL62M, which is equipped with the same graphics card, has almost identical results. The Lenovo Legion Y520 is in second place with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, while the version of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q made first place. Our Dell Inspiron also has an Intel HD Graphics 630 as its secondary GPU, which is a good option for saving power in 2D mode. Thanks to Optimus technology, the user is not aware of the graphics switching. 

You can read more about the benchmarks of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and Intel HD Graphics 630 here.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-7300HQ
10263 Points ∼100% +61%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
7795 Points ∼76% +22%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
6382 Points ∼62% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
6375 Points ∼62%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-7300HQ
73603 Points ∼100% +86%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
51473 Points ∼70% +30%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
39824 Points ∼54% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
39511 Points ∼54%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Intel Core i5-7300HQ
13075 Points ∼100% +62%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
9904 Points ∼76% +23%
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8223 Points ∼63% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
8047 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Intel Core i5-7300HQ
7835 Points ∼60% -3%
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy Extreme
3DMark Time Spy Extreme
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
 
3DMark 11 Performance
7492 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
118608 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14939 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
5460 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
2636 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1793 points
Help

Gaming Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 really deserves to be called a gaming notebook. We received good results for all tested games. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 only has a little difficulty displaying the newest games with maximum details. But our test unit still manages to display games with high details in its native resolution. Our long-term The Witcher 3 test showed that the frame rates remain steady even under longer periods of load on the GPU. This means that you should not encounter any juddering, even during long gaming sessions.

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The Witcher 3 ultra
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 217.4158.3146.664.3fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 170143.7124.351.5fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 115.172.94122.6fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 124.273.839.633.1fps

Emissions

System Noise

System noise
System noise
System noise (The Witcher 3)
System noise (The Witcher 3)

There are two cooling fans that transfer the warm air out of the case. Our test unit is comfortably quiet at 32.7 dB(A), but the storage device is always audible (33 dB(A)). Under load, the system noise increases to a maximum of 44.6 dB(A). The device is clearly audible in this scenario, but luckily this will only occur very rarely (stress test with Prime95). We were happy to see that the system noise was low during our gaming tests. The device was producing 39 dB(A), which is not overly loud.

The cooling system consists of heat pipes and two fans.
The cooling system consists of heat pipes and two fans.
Right fan
Right fan
Left fan
Left fan

Noise Level

Idle
32.7 / 32.7 / 32.7 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
38.7 / 44.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31 dB(A)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Hynix HFS128G39TND
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
Noise
10%
3%
9%
-1%
off / environment *
31
28
10%
30.6
1%
30
3%
30.6
1%
Idle Minimum *
32.7
28
14%
31.9
2%
30
8%
32.5
1%
Idle Average *
32.7
28
14%
31.9
2%
30
8%
32.5
1%
Idle Maximum *
32.7
28
14%
31.9
2%
31.1
5%
32.5
1%
Load Average *
38.7
30.3
22%
34.6
11%
31.3
19%
36.4
6%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39
39.5
-1%
39.3
-1%
Load Maximum *
44.6
46.5
-4%
41.7
7%
38.9
13%
52.4
-17%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs20444640.140.6442538.141.838.336.138.13131.433.133.234.131.44034.836.535.932.534.85032.331.831.132.532.36331.632.131.231.931.68034.634.332.129.134.610036.33732.529.436.312527.729.62726.427.716030.129.927.52630.120029.329.626.725.329.325030.528.825.82430.53153228.925.123.43240030.528.523.323.130.55003027.422.421.93063030.126.622.22130.180032.628.621.720.132.6100034.929.821.519.734.9125035.329.121.219.635.3160035.829.620.618.835.8200035.628.219.518.535.6250034.526.319.318.334.5315031.924.319.818.631.9400029.422.518.818.329.4500027.321.418.918.427.3630024.120.318.818.524.1800022.819.618.618.422.81000020.919.318.618.420.91250019.319.218.618.219.31600019.119.218.518.519.1SPL44.638.832.731.644.6N4.73.11.91.74.7median 30.1Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577median 28.2median 21.2median 19.6median 30.1Delta2.73.63.12.62.7hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

3DMark 11 after the stress test
3DMark 11 after the stress test

The measured temperatures are all fine. The case does not heat up too much and reaches a maximum of 41.6 °C (~106.88 °F) on the bottom of the base unit. The heat pipes and two separate fans also keep the inside temperatures under control. The processor can reach its full potential and does not have to be throttled due to high temperatures. We measured a maximum of 92 °C (~197.6 °F), but this was only for a short period and is not worrying, as the processor worked at a steady clock rate of 3.1 GHz throughout. The GPU also had no difficulties with working for a longer period of time. We measured a maximum temperature of 68 °C (~154.4 °F). The cooling system already showed what it could do in the Cinebench R15 Multi loop and the long-term The Witcher 3 test. Therefore, we were not surprised to find that the results of 3DMark 11 after the stress test were the same as before.

Stress test: Prime95 alone
Stress test: Prime95 alone
Stress test: FurMark alone
Stress test: FurMark alone
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Max. Load
 32.6 °C
91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
34.6 °C
94 F
30 °C
86 F
 
 25.7 °C
78 F
26.8 °C
80 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
39.4 °C
103 F
41.6 °C
107 F
38.4 °C
101 F
28.2 °C
83 F
29.9 °C
86 F
27 °C
81 F
29.3 °C
85 F
26.9 °C
80 F
24.1 °C
75 F
Maximum: 41.6 °C = 107 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development top (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Heat development bottom (The Witcher 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7300HQ, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7300HQ, Hynix HFS128G39TND
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ, HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630
Heat
-3%
11%
-11%
-3%
Maximum Upper Side *
35.9
44
-23%
39.6
-10%
47.2
-31%
44.9
-25%
Maximum Bottom *
41.6
43.8
-5%
38.4
8%
42.2
-1%
38.2
8%
Idle Upper Side *
27.9
26
7%
22.8
18%
31.8
-14%
27.4
2%
Idle Bottom *
30.5
28
8%
22.1
28%
29.5
3%
29
5%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

speaker characteristics
speaker characteristics
speaker output
speaker output

Dell has equipped our test unit with two speakers that are both positioned beneath the wrist rest. They face the user, which prevents the sound from being muffled when lying on a soft surface. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated sub-woofer, so the base frequencies are hardly audible. You can feel the wrist rest vibrate at full volume (78.6 dB(A)). We did not hear any unwanted noises.

The software Waves lets you adjust the sound image a little, but of course it cannot perform miracles. We liked the simple recording tool, although the recordings seem to have a lot of background noise, which is not ideal. The quality is good enough for video-chatting. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 has a 3.5 mm audio jack (headphone/mic) on the right side, with which you can connect external speakers. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.340.641.3254236.1423138.934.138.94040.232.540.25040.232.540.26341.331.941.38041.729.141.710043.329.443.312544.926.444.916046.92646.920051.325.351.325055.12455.13155623.4564005523.15550058.921.958.963064.22164.280067.420.167.4100068.119.768.1125067.819.667.8160066.918.866.9200064.218.564.225006118.361315057.618.657.6400058.718.358.750006618.466630071.818.571.8800071.918.471.91000064.318.464.31250058.418.258.4160005518.555SPL78.631.678.6N43.21.743.2median 58.9Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577median 19.6median 58.9Delta52.6533.735.533.734.338.634.336.948.236.933.235.633.235.43435.430.132.230.132.228.232.227.22727.231.324.331.339.923.239.943.122.843.146.722.346.754.321.554.363.420.263.458.819.258.856.818.956.862.718.462.761.317.961.364.11864.163.717.663.762.817.562.86017.96065.21865.259.118.259.165.818.565.854.918.654.955.518.855.557.318.757.351.918.951.948.719.148.774.130.774.133.51.533.5median 57.3Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GEmedian 18.8median 57.37.71.87.7hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 47% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 70% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 66% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes can be turned on/off)

Energy Management

Power Supply

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 requires a maximum of 109 watts, which is fine. Compared to the Maxwell generation, the power consumption of Pascal architecture could be improved significantly. The Dell has an advantage over its competition from Acer and MSI while idling but has to admit defeat during average load - 100 watts is way too high and all comparison devices are more energy-efficient at this level of load. The slim power supply offers enough power at 130 watts.

The power supply offers a maximum of 130 watts.
The power supply offers...
The power supply offers a maximum of 130 watts.
...a maximum of 130 watts.
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.3 / 8.8 / 9.7 Watt
Load midlight 100 / 109 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LX015-1U7172, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Hynix HFS128G39TND, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
4%
7%
-21%
-47%
Idle Minimum *
5.3
7.1
-34%
5.2
2%
8.4
-58%
10.6
-100%
Idle Average *
8.8
7.6
14%
8.3
6%
13.1
-49%
14.5
-65%
Idle Maximum *
9.7
8.6
11%
10.1
-4%
14.2
-46%
15
-55%
Load Average *
100
59.5
40%
62.7
37%
50
50%
90
10%
Load Maximum *
109
112.8
-3%
100
8%
111
-2%
135
-24%
Witcher 3 ultra *
87
89
-2%
94
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

3DMark 11 on battery
3DMark 11 on battery

The battery runtimes are very good considering the device classification. However, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is equipped with the largest battery capacity (56 Wh) of this comparison field. While idling, the device can last about 11 hours on battery. Our Wi-Fi test is a lot more interesting - here, our test unit still reaches a good runtime of 6:45 hours. For this test, we dimmed the display brightness by four levels (~150 cd/m²). Even under load the device can run for almost 2 hours before needing to be reconnected to power. Unfortunately, gaming performance is not so good on battery and the result of only 3347 points in 3DMark 11 is a lot worse than on power supply.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
11h 05min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (EDGE: 41.16299.15.0)
6h 45min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 12min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 48min
maximum battery runtime
maximum battery runtime
minimum battery runtime
minimum battery runtime
Wi-Fi battery runtime
Wi-Fi battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
charging time
charging time
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 56 Wh
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 56 Wh
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 45 Wh
Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-589S
7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 52.5 Wh
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
7700HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
-3%
-17%
-19%
-45%
Reader / Idle
665
659
-1%
634
-5%
387
-42%
H.264
312
272
-13%
217
-30%
WiFi v1.3
405
416
3%
310
-23%
330
-19%
225
-44%
Load
108
96
-11%
81
-25%
41
-62%

Verdict

Pros

+ IPS display with stable viewing angles
+ GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM
+ acceptable core temperatures while gaming
+ no throttling on power supply
+ stable base unit
+ low starting price
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ generously dimensioned maintenance hatch
+ fingerprint-scanner
+ long battery runtimes
+ 2x hard drive slots; M.2 NVMe support

Cons

- reduced performance when running on battery
- wobbly display cover, easily warped
- low display brightness
- low color-space coverage
- unclear keyboard feedback, limited travel
- very slow card reader
- no G-Sync option
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577, test unit provided by Cyberport.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577, test unit provided by Cyberport.

Dell has made a lot of good choices with the Inspiron 15 7000 7577 and combines suitability for gaming with a long-lasting battery. The device is made of well-known components such as the Intel Core i5-7300HQ, which still has some life left in it. The 8 GB of DDR4 RAM is sufficient, and expanding the memory yourself is very easy. The stable and simple case gave us a good general impression, as did the performance of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050. For $750, potential buyers will receive a gaming laptop that is able to display the newest games smoothly. We would like to highlight the long battery runtimes, which are often lacking in gaming notebooks.  

Dell has presented an affordable gaming notebook - the Inspiron 15 7000 7577. But the hybrid storage device cannot replace the advantages of an SSD.

We must take off a few points for the missing SSD. The hybrid storage device does a good job, but even everyday activities can require some waiting, which can be annoying. If you are really interested in buying this device, you should go for a combination of SSD and HDD. The display gave us mixed impressions as well. Thanks to IPS technology, it impressed with very good viewing angles. However, the low color-space coverage and display brightness did cost the device some points.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 - 01/02/2018 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
84 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
80%
Pointing Device
82%
Connectivity
61 / 81 → 75%
Weight
58 / 10-66 → 86%
Battery
85%
Display
85%
Games Performance
89%
Application Performance
82%
Temperature
92 / 95 → 96%
Noise
82 / 90 → 91%
Audio
56%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
75%
82%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2018-01-10 (Update: 2018-01-12)