Dell Inspiron 15 7559: Review
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series laptops have always been the company’s mainstream laptops highlight high-end specifications in a premium brushed metal aluminum chassis. But this time, instead of adding an Alienware version , Dell decided to launch its new gaming laptop within the existing Inspiron 15 series itself.
The Inspiron 15 7559 comes in a plastic shell with soft, matte rubbery finish over it to do away from the cheap plastic feel. Dell has additionally made use of red accents on the logo, vents, speaker grills and trackpad to add to the laptop’s gaming feel. Overall, the whole design is pretty sleek, unlike its bulky competitors. You can open the laptop just by holding the screen from the edge and you wouldn’t require holding the bottom owing to its extremely sturdy hinge and the slim display board. Weighing at 2.7kg, this isn’t lightweight but it isn’t as bulky as the other high-end gaming laptops too.
The slim display board also brings in the factor that it is quite fragile and wobbly that can be bent with some force. The screen is a bright one. Other than these concerns, the 15-inch 4K UHD LED-backlit display on the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is pretty good. We missed Dell’s InfinityEdge display we saw on the Dell Precision 5510 but Dell made sure that there was no compromise made in the color reproduction or contrast levels. Pictures were bright and crisp 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 along with 16GB RAM and a 128GB M.2 SSD in addition to 1TB Hard Disk Drive. Along with a strong processor, the 7559 laptop also features a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM for your gaming laptop requirements, putting it right in the battle of other beefy gaming laptops.
In our graphic benchmarks, 7559 scored fairly and lacked way behind the leaders of the table. Speaking of Unigine Valley, the 7559 scored 1383 (at 1080p) whereas the table topper Acer Predator 15 scored 2241 and MSI GE62 6QD at 1937. However, if you are a casual gamer and watch for playing a few not-so-demanding games on this one, you’d be safe even at 4K resolution. The laptop has three vents to maintenance the temperatures under control. An hour’s of CS:GO at 4K bumped the laptop’s temperature up to just 76 % C pushing the dual cooling fans into overdrive.
The island style backlit chiclet keyboard is average with just enough feedback and key travel. The keyboard also tends to dent in the center but nothing to spoil your typing practice. The trackpad comes with a glossy finish along with a red outline and is quite precise. The left and the right click switch are integrated and they performed well.
In terms of audio, the laptop comes with two speakers coat with a red grill above the keyboard and a subwoofer placed on the bottom. The sound is clear and distortion free but the subwoofer loses to make any noticeable addition to the overall output. The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 comes with a WaveMaxx Pro Audio software that enables you to customize the output by manual control.
One of the features that we definitely loved in this laptop is it being maintenance friendly. The internals of the laptop can be accessed just by opening the rear held by a single screw. In our extreme battery performance tests, the laptop survived for just under 3 hours high performance which is average, nothing great.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is a good choice if you looking for a high-end portable workstation that also allows some amount of casual gaming and 4K is a necessity. If you are in research of a serious gaming machine, you will have to look further into more expensive but top-performing gaming laptops like the Acer Predator 15 or the somewhat cheaper ASUS ROG G501 that boasts similar specifications.
- Intel Core i7 Processor ( 6th Gen )
- 16 GB DDR3 RAM
- 64 bit Windows 10 Operating System
- 1 TB HDD|128 GB SSD
- 15.6 inch Touchscreen Display