Dell Inspiron 15 7577-0098
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15 7577-0098
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Simply, if you are into battery life and solid cooling performance, the Inspiron 15 7577 definitely is the choice for you. However, if image quality is your top priority, the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-593G) with full-fledged GTX 1060 goes around for just about the same price. A more gaming-optimized solution is the Lenovo Legion Y720 (although with unsatisfactory image quality again). You might want to consider the Acer Predator Helios 300, which sports a more powerful GTX 1060 but fails to impress with cooling performance. But in the end, it all goes down to what you are willing to sacrifice in this segment with GTX 1060 and 1060 Max-Q laptops and to this point, the best choice is probably the HP Omen 15 (2017) with GTX 1060 Max-Q, as long as you are willing to spend a little bit extra for the almost spotless IPS display (some of them ship with 120Hz refresh rate as well).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2017
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2017
The Dell Inspiron 15 7577-0098 is a gaming laptop with an affordable price tag. Budget gaming laptops are defined by their shortcomings. These machines compromise some aspects in favor of others, so they provide decent gaming performance without the hefty price tag. The Inspiron 15 has a larger footprint than most other 15-inch laptops, thanks to its design, which uses a lot of excess plastic on the chassis. At 5.82 pounds, users will also feel the weight when carrying it around. Featuring a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with Max-Q design, an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, the Inspiron 15 7577-0098 features performance that does not break the bank, yet is still able to play some games at medium performance. The 512GB SSD in the Inspiron is remarkably fast for a budget machine, easily surpassing the speed of its more expensive counterparts. Even under a heavy load, the GTX 1060 and its complement of cooling fans never get too loud - this is thanks to the Max-Q design. As far as the outer design goes, Dell sticks to the sharp, angled edges that give the Inspiron its characteristic look and feel. Though less gamer-chic than most gaming laptops, it is different enough to stand apart from plain old business devices. The black-on-red design is understated enough that it does not stand out, but coupled with the red backlighting on the keyboard, there is enough attitude for it to still feel like a gaming laptop.
The Inspiron 15 features the standard array of ports, namely three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, an SD card slot, an Ethernet jack, and, of course, a Kensington lock. There is enough real estate here that users never feel cramped, and everything is right where it should be. Budget gaming laptops often fall short when it comes to display quality. It is an easy aspect to neglect in order to pack a more powerful GPU inside without pushing the price too high. Unfortunately, in this case, Dell cut a little too deep. The Ultra-HD LED backlit display on the Inspiron 15 gives everything a slightly-off hue. Lime green becomes pea green, crimson becomes dull red, and so on. It is better than the display on the previous Inspiron model, if only by a narrow margin. However, it is still ill-suited for any color-sensitive work, such as photo editing, and users will likely notice that colors look off during everyday use. Speaking of parts manufacturers sometimes skimp on in order to keep costs low, speakers are usually high on that list. Fortunately for the Dell Inspiron 15 7577-0098, the speakers here manage to get the job done without any real issues. At high volumes, the sound is clear, loud and capable of filling a room. The Dell Inspiron 15 7577-0098 is the perfect gaming laptop for the masses. While dedicated gaming laptops can be expensive and are made to be serious gaming machines, the Inspiron 15 is a normal laptop with superior gaming capabilities.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP106 chip as the normal GTX 1060 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
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