Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK – Review

Features:

  • Quad Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz (Turbo 3.2 GHz)
  • GeForce GTX960M GPU with 4 GB RAM.
  • 8 GB DDR4 RAM.
  • 256 GB SSD Disc
  • 15.6-Inch Full-HD IPS Display.
  • Windows 10.
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Performance in Games

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Features & Use Comfort

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Build Quality & Design

  • Total 83.75%
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Finding a decent gaming laptop at an affordable price and with technical specifications that actually justify the “gaming” prefix is not an easy task. For this precise reason, Inspiron i7559-763BLK from Dell represents a nice surprise as it delivers on what is promised and more.

What makes this laptop even more appealing is its sleek casing and an overall modern design, putting a powerful performance in a refined package. A combination of all these elements (price, looks and performance) makes this laptop a highly competitive machine, aimed primarily at the gaming community.

Performance in Games


CPU

The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK comes equipped with a sixth-generation of Intel’s Quad Core i5 6300HQ, running at 2.3 GHz nominal speed. Turbo Boost option can be used to bring the rate up to a total of 3.2 GHz. The CPU unit also features integrated Intel HD Graphics 530, which comes in handy to reduce battery consumption when you are performing simple tasks that do not involve gaming.

GPU

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M graphics card that comes as a part of the package belongs to the upper echelon of currently available GPUs in this price range. Equipped with 4 GB RAM, it will meet the requirements of most games on the market. You will be able to enjoy full HD resolution and the maximum level of details in all but the most demanding games.

RAM

The Inspiron i7559-763BLK is delivered with 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM in its basic configuration. This can prove a bit low if other processes are running in the background. However, the RAM is installed as a single chip, leaving one unoccupied slot, and making upgrading to 16 GB simple enough.

Considering its price range, this Dell Inspiron offers a lot of value for the money. Powerful GPU with 4 GB ensures the laptop will perform well even when really put to a test. The only downside is the fact it initially comes with 8 GB RAM, but that problem is easy enough to solve. The CPU belongs to the i5 series, but its performance is on par with that of some units belonging to the i7 generation.

  • Performance in Games 82%

Features


Screen

The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK comes with a 15.6″ full HD display, equipped with anti-glare technology. The screen offers a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is pre-calibrated for different applications, including gaming, design, office work, etc. Overall, the picture is very crisp, with sharp, bright colors.

Connection and Ports

As far as the connectivity goes, the laptop offers high-speed WiFI, Bluetooth 4.0 and a standard 1 GB RJ-45 LAN port. Other available ports include one HMDI and three 3.0 USB ports as well as an SD card reader.

Storage

The laptop is equipped with 256 SSD (solid-state drive). This new generation of drives offers increased speed of data transfer and shorter boot times in comparison to its predecessors. If space seems limited, there is an easy-to-open hatch at the bottom of the laptop, which provides access to another disk drive slot. You can use this slot to insert another SDD or an older 2,5″ SATA drive.

Audio

Equipped with Waves MaxxAudio Pro, the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK ensures a high-quality sound output, especially when using headphones. Integrated speakers are also fairly loud, and most users do not have to use external speakers, which is a rare quality in laptops, especially the ones that come with this price tag.

  • Features & Use Comfort 94%

QUALITY & DESIGN


Although it comes in a red and black plastic casing, it does not take anything away from this Dell Inspiron. The overall sleek, but not over-the-top, the design makes it a perfect hybrid for those who need a laptop that can be utilized for purposes other than gaming. The heat is mostly exhausted through the back, which is a very practical solution for laptops intended to perform demanding tasks frequently.

The backlit keyboard has a good feel to it and is very comfortable to use. The touchpad is situated slightly to the left and is rather sensitive, so it will take some getting used to. After a while, however, it starts to feel more natural.

Noise:

Thanks to integrated SSD and overall performances, noise levels of i7559-763BLK are really low. The only times when this laptop becomes louder are when it is put under maximum stress and fans are working at max speed to cool off the GPU. Compared to old HDD technology, difference in noise level is quite noticeable.

Temperature:

Good air exhaustion and smart fan system make sure that laptop virtually never overheats. The fans are turned on when the CPU reaches 70 C (158 F), and they stay on for just long enough to bring the temperature down. This does not only ensure excellent performance while gaming but also takes care of any discomfort when using the Dell on your lap.

Weight:

In terms of weight, this laptop belongs to an average category. Weighing around 2.7 kg (5.67 pounds), it is not the lightest laptop out there, but it is quite portable.

  • Build Quality & Design 94%
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Dell Inspiron
i7559-763BLK

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My Thoughts

The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK is easily one of the best gaming laptops in the under $1,000 category. Featuring a powerful CPU, strong GPU with 4 GB RAM and high-quality display, it offers a lot of power for a price that is more than reasonable.

SSD is also a nice touch, although some believe that the storage space is too limited. While this may be the case, relatively speaking, advantages of SSD technology cannot be overstated, especially for a gaming laptop. The difference in speed compared to HDD is quite significant. On top of that, adding another drive is very simple and requires almost no technical knowledge.

Likewise, 8 GB RAM is a bit low, but weighing that against all other advantages, this Dell’s model quickly becomes an excellent choice for an affordable gaming laptop. Of course, if you are looking to play the latest games, you should probably add another 8 GB, which is also very easy to do and does not require taking the laptop apart.

Overall, this Dell Inspiron model offers great value for money. It delivers on its promises, and you will be getting highly functional, very stable machine ready to perform even the most demanding tasks, especially when it comes to gaming, but also suitable for a variety of other tasks.

Pros:

  • Antiglare display
  • Next gen quad core i5 Processor
  • Good and strong GPU
  • Super fast SSD drive
  • IPS Display
  • Efficient cooling system
  • 8GB RAM expandable to 16GB
  • Super easy access to RAMĀ and discs

Cons:

  • Small storage space but you can easily add 2,5″ sata disc.
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