- Nov 13, 2015
Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming has always been a solid, if unexciting, option among entry-level gaming laptops. With its latest refresh, Dell is making things a little more interesting with some improved graphics options, ports and a refreshed design.
Most of the spec options are identical to the last model. There's a choice of Intel's 7th-gen i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ, anti-glare 1080p and 4K panels, between 4GB and 32GB of RAM and various hard and solid state drives for storage.
The main improvement is graphics: While the current 7000 Gaming tops out at an Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, the latest adds the option for a 6GB GTX 1060 Max-Q, a more-powerful card. Although the full-fat GTX 1060 is marketed as "VR-ready," the Max-Q edition with its reduced energy draw (6OW versus 80W) may struggle with some titles. Inside there's also 2x2 802.11ac WiFi as standard, an improvement over the 1x1 chipset in the previous model.
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