|CPU||I7-6700HQ Skylake, 4C/8T, 2.6-3.5GHZ|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5|
|HDD||256GB SSD (Amazon) / 1TB SSHD (Dell)|
|Screen||1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch|
|Weight||5.72 lbs (~ 2.59 kg)|
7559 I5 version review
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This is the new Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (part of 7000 series). This new model sports I7-6700HQ (4C/8T) which is great for gaming. 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.
For $700, it’s hard to bit however its downsides.