Dell Inspiron 7000 (7559) 15.6″ : Skylake I5-6300HQ (4C/4T), GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, 1080p IPS display, 256GB SSD/1TB SSHD for $750-$800

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Dell Inspiron 15 7559 main specifications
CPU I5-6300HQ Skylake, 4C/4T, 2.3-3.2GHZ
GPU Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR3L
HDD 256GB SSD (Amazon) / 1TB SSHD (Dell)
Screen 1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 5.72 lbs (~ 2.59 kg)
Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Reviews
  • 7559 I5 version review

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 GTX 960M

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This is the new Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (part of 7000 series). This new model sports I5-6300HQ (4C/4T) which is great for gaming, more than the previous generation I5 which was a 2C/4T chip. The GPU is the seasoned Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 (Maxwell I) which is adequate for midrange graphics settings, usually running games like BF4 on high settings smoothly.

The 1080p IPS matte display is nice, but my tests show that this is not a very good display, in IPS standards. The default 1TB SSHD (Dell) or 256GB SSD (Amazon) too. The Dell version is a little cheaper and you’ll include Dell “rewards” which can be up to 10% of the purchase amount for preferred account – I guess it’s worth it if you plan to purchase something else from Dell in the future, just check the limitations and conditions.

The new Dell Inspiron 7000 does lack a bit in the connection ports department – 3xUSB 3.0, HDMI 1.4a. No mDP and no USB 3.1. No Thunderbolt 3 either.

The thermals are very good and have no problem keeping the temperatures low, at least in the I5 version. Noise under light load is very low too. Speakers are mediocre, to my taste, and I can’t find them satisfactory. Keyboard is not that good too, with low resistance, feedback and travel depth.

The combination of these lower end qualities make me think that the Acer VN7-592G might be a better choice, with a better default display, keyboard, speakers, TB3 and M.2 PCIe port. We’ll have to wait for a review. So, the VN7-592G review is here and these are the conclusions: it is better than the 7559 excepts thermals (7559 is much better), battery and ease of upgrade. Build quality maybe better too, but the VN7-592G costs more and for $760 the 7559 is a pretty powerful gaming laptop, so it might worth considering. But, then again, wait for VN7-592G deal. Please read the comparison and think together what’s the best!

  • Ameer.T AbuSa’a

    Can i get the same spics but with GPU “GTX 980M” , can anyone find me one

  • Darkus Lord

    Thanks…one last thing would it work on ultra high quality

  • Darkus Lord

    Can it run assassin creed syndicate?

    • Yes! medium-high settings should be ok

  • keigo master

    Dell is $700 dollars again on newegg

    • on a “sold out” basis

  • avi

    is it working well with 3d grafics desighns?

    • yes, but what exactly are you looking for?

      • avi

        software like maya, mudbox and adoba AF

        • Yes, this is a powerful laptop, but for rendering you might want an I7, if the rendering takes a long time
          It really depends on your budget and preferences. The SSD in the 7559 will help with 3D software, for example

          • avi

            tnx! one more qustion i have another laptop i want with this video card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 850M with 4GB DDR3 can it do the same work like the dell this one have i7

            • the 960M is much faster for 3D, but it really depends on the software too
              Also, consider other paramters like storage, screen quality..

  • Mi10n

    No mainland EU, ie germany, france

  • Mi10n

    What will this cost in Europe most likely?

  • Abdul Rehman

    Would this dell be a better deal then getting this instead? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232793

    • This Dell is much much faster and has better display. Definitely a better deal for gaming, but it depends on the games – what kind of games are we talking about?

      • Abdul Rehman

        Mostly league of legends and a couple mmos like Swtor and guild wars 2

        • Well, you could run those on 768p on low-med settings with a $500-$600 laptop
          Also, there are used/refurbished laptops with a GT 940M GPU

  • Pernambuco General

    Is this pre-order deal going to disappear, or can I wait until closer to the October 29th shipping date?

    • I don’t know, but I guess there will be more deals like that, probably even better, if you’ll wait enough time

  • Aeonia

    It’s great to see this prices with quad core Skylake and an nvidia 960m..hopefully other manufacturers follow suite

    • it is somehow more spread outside of the US