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CES 2017 | Dell announces updated Inspiron 15 7000 budget gaming notebook

The Inspiron 15 7000 series continues its "gaming on a budget" mantra. (Source: CNET)
The Inspiron 15 7000 series continues its "gaming on a budget" mantra. (Source: CNET)
Despite its low cost, the Inspiron 15 7000 from Dell can be equipped with a Core i7, a 4K screen, and a GTX 1050 Ti.

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7559 made quite a splash when it was released in 2015. Its easy maintenance was greatly appreciated, and its low cost made it an attractive device for gamers on a tight budget. Equipped with an Nvidia GTX 960M, the 7559 quickly became a go-to device for users wanting dedicated graphics at a low price. Dell looks to continue this “gaming on a budget” trend with an updated Inspiron 15 7000 ready for 2017.

The refreshed Inspiron 15 7000 sports an interesting design. While it retains the black and red color palette as the previous model, the heat sinks enclosures have been redesigned and feature a cross-hatch pattern over red fins. This design is echoed along the front of the chassis, also this is purely aesthetic. Hopefully, the chassis will keep its predecessor’s easy maintenance access, but this has yet to be confirmed.

External I/O includes:

  • Three USB Type-A ports
  • SD card slot
  • Power in
  • HDMI out
  • Ethernet jack

Internally, the Inspiron 15 7000 brings some serious power considering the price. In addition to either a FHD or 4K screen, users will have their choice of Kaby Lake Core i5 or Core i7 processors (most likely the HQ variants) and either an Nvidia GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti. The 1050 Ti is about on par with last year’s GTX 970M in terms of power and is a welcome update. Despite these internal boosts, Dell is keeping pricing consistent; the device will start at a modest $799 US.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 will be available January 5th.

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The redesigned heat fins on the new Inspiron 15 7000. (Source: CNET)
The redesigned heat fins on the new Inspiron 15 7000. (Source: CNET)

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Sam Medley, 2017-01- 4 (Update: 2017-01- 4)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.