Dell Inspiron 15 7559 detailed review
Dell’s Inspiron 7000 series laptops have always been the company’s mainstream laptops with high-end specs in a premium brushed aluminum chassis. But this time, instead of a Alienware variant, Dell decided to launch its new gaming laptop within the existing Inspiron 15 series itself.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 comes in a plastic case with a soft matte rubber finish over it to take away the cheap plastic feel. Dell has also used red accents on the logo, vents, speaker grilles and trackpad to enhance the laptop’s gaming feel. Overall, the whole design is quite sleek, unlike its bulky competitors. You simply open the laptop by holding the screen from the edge and you don’t have to hold the bottom thanks to the extremely sturdy hinge and the slim display. Weighing in at 2.7kg, this isn’t lightweight, but it’s also not as bulky as the other high-end gaming laptops.
The slim display also makes it quite fragile and wobbly and can be bent with some force. The screen is glossy. These concerns aside, the 15-inch 4K UHD LED backlit display on the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is very good. We missed Dell’s InfinityEdge display we saw on the Dell Precision 5510 but Dell made sure there were no compromises in color rendering or contrast levels. Photos were clear and sharp, along with accurate touch recognition.
When it comes to connectivity and ports, it has all the bells and whistles. Under the hood, our review unit sported an Intel Core i7-6700 HQ along with 16GB RAM and a 128GB M.2 SSD alongside 1TB 5400RPM hard drive. In addition to a powerful processor, the 7559 laptop also features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM for all your gaming demands, taking it up a notch with other high-performance gaming laptops.
In our graphical benchmarks, the 7559 scored reasonably well and missed well behind the leaders of the table. Speaking of Unigine Valley, the 7559 scored 1383 (at 1080p), while the charts Acer Predator 15 scored 2241 and MSI GE62 6QD in 1937. However, if you’re a casual gamer and looking to play some not-so-demanding games on this one, you’re safe even at 4K resolution. The laptop has three vents to keep the temperature under control. An hour of CS:GO at 4K pushed the laptop’s temperature to just 76 degrees Celsius, causing the dual cooling fans to go into overdrive.
The island-style chiclet keyboard with backlight is average with just enough feedback and keystroke. The keyboard also tends to dent in the middle, but nothing to spoil your typing experience. The trackpad comes with a glossy finish along with a red outline and is quite accurate. The left and right click buttons are integrated and they performed well.
In terms of audio, the laptop comes with two speakers covered with a red grill above the keyboard and a subwoofer on the bottom. The sound is clear and free of distortion, but the subwoofer fails to make a noticeable addition to the overall output. The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 comes with WaveMaxx Pro Audio software that allows you to manually adjust the output.
One of the features we absolutely loved about this laptop is that it’s easy to maintain. The inside of the laptop is accessed by opening the bottom which is held in place with a single screw. In our extreme battery performance tests, the laptop survived just under 3 hours under high performance, which is average, nothing great.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is a good choice if you’re looking for a high-end portable workstation that also makes a certain amount possible casual gaming and 4K is a necessity. If you are looking for a serious slot machineyou will have to look further into more expensive but best performing gaming laptops like the Acer Predator 15 or the slightly cheaper one ASUS ROG G501 which has similar specifications.
CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor
operating system: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
Display: 15.6″ 4K (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED Backlit Touch Screen
Storage: 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD
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