Dell Inspiron 15 7537 4th gen i7, 1080p touch screen, Nvida Graphics, 1TB HDD, £699 after code - HotUKDeals
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Down to £699 using code K7RKNHS$MJR51M

4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Windows 8 complement a spacious 15.6" full hd touch screen and a forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges.

Processor;
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)

Operating System;
Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English

Video Card;
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 2GB DDR5

Memory;
16GB 2 DIMM (2x8GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz

Hard Drive;
1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache

Display;
39.6cm (15.6") LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)

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notdjscottmills
Bought this and sent it back. So heavy, hard drive and only dual-core.
Hang on - you bought it and sent it back because of its weight and because it has a hard drive and a dual core processor? Surely you knew about all of those things before you ordered it?!

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2 Likes #1
Hard drive is a killer. Bung an SSD in.
#2
Bought this and sent it back. So heavy, hard drive and only dual-core.
#3
notdjscottmills
Bought this and sent it back. So heavy, hard drive and only dual-core.
Nearly bought this earlier until I realised it was dual core. Still a reasonably good processor though. Hmm....
#4
Mmmm dual core, but 16gb of Ram good for price hot
#5
Don't see it, what's the link?
#7
Ah right the 14 inch not 15, thx
#8
arandomusername
Ah right the 14 inch not 15, thx

Sorry wrong link

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75324&model_id=inspiron-15-7537
#9
Appreciated, thanks
#10
Any better deals at this price?
3 Likes #11
robblue2x
Sorry, gonna have to go cold, the i7 CPU is pretty poor (an AMD A10-5700 APU will outpreform it), maybe its really power efficient?
(http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php)

The GPU is okay, will play most games, though maybe not at 1080p
(http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php)

Hard drive is nothing to write home about.

RAM is pretty nice as far as laptop memory goes.

You're comparing a 15W TDP CPU with a 65W one? Even with nV GPU @ ~35W you're still well below AMD.

Intel's single-thread performance is far beyond AMD's - unless you have seriously multi-threaded CPU compute - which should run on the GPGPU anyway - I'd be surprised if the CPU were insufficient. Even the Haswell 4400 GPU is not too bad.

Sure a SSD would be nice but this is a hybrid HDD so not bad for caching OS files; but you can get any SSD you want cheaper later.

If anything unless you need it 16GB may be too much, it makes hibernate slower and consume just a little more.

Personally, I'd be more worried about getting a good quality IPS screen, lighter laptop (if you're travelling with it) and wireless performance (aluminium bodies don't help) - but that's me...
banned 1 Like #12
robblue2x
Sorry, gonna have to go cold, the i7 CPU is pretty poor (an AMD A10-5700 APU will outpreform it), maybe its really power efficient?
(http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php)

The GPU is okay, will play most games, though maybe not at 1080p
(http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php)

Hard drive is nothing to write home about.

RAM is pretty nice as far as laptop memory goes.



Mate your comparing an AMD desktop processor to an Intel laptop one. This is much quicker than any AMD laptop processor.
#13
I've had my eye on this for a few days. It seems to me to be the best available for £700.

Common complaints are the weight and the hard drive but it's not super heavy an the drive can be replaced (it's a hybrid so not all is bad).

The deal ends today and it actually goes back up to over £900 (in addition to the code, there's a further £160 off). I'm torn on whether to get it.

I'm a bit concerned at the comment about wifi performance. After reading all available reviews, that's the firs I've heard of aluminium hindering performance.
2 Likes #14
I've been looking at these in the outlet for the last few days. Seen some nice 16GB RAM ones, with a 1TB hybrid I'd look to upgrade soon, for around £550 inc VAT. They float in and out reasonably rapidly. I've had one or two in my basket at times when I've been thinking about pulling the trigger.
However, the fact it's only a dual core puts me off a bit. Looking for a non-ULV processor takes me up to the XPS 13 and 15.
It's the Full HD screen or higher that's the deal breaker for me.
Is there anything roughly comparable that anyone else can suggest?
#15
Unless you're simultaneously rendering video, messing about with Photoshop, have 20 tabs open and editing audio files, I don't see the great fuss about a quad core processor. It's always seemed to me like one of those things we're encouraged to have by people who sell them just because they exist. A faster dual core processor will feel faster in day-to-day work anyway; the quad core only really comes into its own if you - for some reason - are doing lots of things at once. I've been using an i5-2410 dual core processor for the last three years in my current laptop and I've never found it to be slow or lagging at all. An upgrade to an i7-4510 would be a substantial improvement, so I'm not that fussed about that.

The hard drive is a 8mb flash hybrid - again, an improvement and there's always the option of sticking in an SSD at a later date.

I'm unsure what the comment about the screen means. It's a 1080p touchscreen. How can that be a deal breaker?

My issues - and they're stopping me from a purchase right now - are as follows:

1. The gloss on the screen. I prefer a matte finish.
2. The potential for alluminium to interfere with wi-fi, and the lack of a/c wifi.
3. The lack of an optical drive (not that I ever use mine anyway).

None of those are deal breakers, but they're making me hesitant. My payday arrives tomorrow so if the deal is still on then (and there are conflicting messages about that from Dell) then I may just take the plunge can upgrade from my Samsung RF511 which has served me very well for nearly three years with almost continuous daily use.
#16
I plan to run a few virtual machines for home learning, so the additional CPU would be helpful.
As I said, the hybrid I could upgrade later.
By means of a 1080p screen being a deal breaker, I don't want to go below that resolution. Finding that in a reasonably priced laptop is crucial.
There's a few machines that would meet your spec, without the additional GFX card in the outlet. I generally see one of those machines a day roll through.
#17
spurious
Unless you're simultaneously rendering video, messing about with Photoshop, have 20 tabs open and editing audio files, I don't see the great fuss about a quad core processor. It's always seemed to me like one of those things we're encouraged to have by people who sell them just because they exist. A faster dual core processor will feel faster in day-to-day work anyway; the quad core only really comes into its own if you - for some reason - are doing lots of things at once. I've been using an i5-2410 dual core processor for the last three years in my current laptop and I've never found it to be slow or lagging at all. An upgrade to an i7-4510 would be a substantial improvement, so I'm not that fussed about that.

The hard drive is a 8mb flash hybrid - again, an improvement and there's always the option of sticking in an SSD at a later date.

I'm unsure what the comment about the screen means. It's a 1080p touchscreen. How can that be a deal breaker?

My issues - and they're stopping me from a purchase right now - are as follows:

1. The gloss on the screen. I prefer a matte finish.
2. The potential for alluminium to interfere with wi-fi, and the lack of a/c wifi.
3. The lack of an optical drive (not that I ever use mine anyway).

None of those are deal breakers, but they're making me hesitant. My payday arrives tomorrow so if the deal is still on then (and there are conflicting messages about that from Dell) then I may just take the plunge can upgrade from my Samsung RF511 which has served me very well for nearly three years with almost continuous daily use.
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Quad Cores (and Hex/octa cores) are good for Virtual Machines. 5-7 Years ago, apps wernt really optimized to use the other cores, but a lot do these days. Video encoding is something which uses other cores really well (i have a lappy with an I7-3630, and with hyperthreading it really blasts away from my hex core Phenom-II 1100T when encoding films for DVDs)
#18
Can you remove the touchscreen as an option?
#19
Obviously not the best specs but a good price for what it is.
#20
As far as I can tell - unless I'm missing something - Dell doesn't let you customise the product at all.
#21
RustyR
Obviously not the best specs but a good price for what it is.

Not bad specs, though. A very good processor, excellent amount of memory, 1080p screen, great build...
#22
spurious
RustyR
Obviously not the best specs but a good price for what it is.

Not bad specs, though. A very good processor, excellent amount of memory, 1080p screen, great build...
It is only dual core, the processor is the weak aspect.

16gb ram good though.
I'd say it is a £700 laptop
#23
iAmLegendFam
Can you remove the touchscreen as an option?

You can turn it off easily. Touchscreen displays are a lot stronger and a lot less likely to break in my opinion, so it's good to have it, and can easily be turned off.
#24
Ordered this a few weeks ago in an 8gb ram option for £629 and when it turned up had 16gb so not going to complain about that.

Massive step up from what I have had before and I haven't had any issues with it so far
14 Likes #25
notdjscottmills
Bought this and sent it back. So heavy, hard drive and only dual-core.
Hang on - you bought it and sent it back because of its weight and because it has a hard drive and a dual core processor? Surely you knew about all of those things before you ordered it?!
#26
It regularly comes up on dell outlet, so you can grab yourself one for £200 cheaper if you don't mind a few cosmetic blemishes.
#27
I purchased one of these maybe 5 6 months ago. Looked slick out the box... until a couple of weeks later the Mobo failed which Dell repaired and then the hard drive and screen went on to fail two weeks after that which Dell offered to repair but not replace the unit as a whole. For a premium price you're not getting a very premium product. Dell went on to refund me after 4 to 5 hours on the phone with multiple managers on the grounds that the product I had received was NOT fit for purpose. Wouldn't poke a dead Dell laptop with a stick! Stay away. P's the keyboard has MASSIVE flex in it. .. save yourself the upgrade in the next two years and buy a MSI!!
#28
Also the wifi signal was shocking. I think this might have come down to the aluminium casing, Dell would not offer me a solution.
#29
I'll never understand HDUK voting. I posted the 17inch version of this while back for just 20 quid more (719) and it went ice cold - but this is getting hot ! Maybe more discerning people online today :-) For the record its a lovely screen, great looking machine and lightning quick. Downsides are weight (esp as mines 17 inch) and keyboard isn't totally to my taste. I find it a little 'dead', especially the space bar. Overall I think its a lot of machine for the money.
#30
Also the wifi signal was shocking. I think this might have come down to the aluminium casing, Dell would not offer me a solution.
2 Likes #31
notdjscottmills
Bought this and sent it back. So heavy, hard drive and only dual-core.

Heavy but solid metal, hard drive but hybrid (8gb SSD), and dual-core but ultra low power.

Edited By: NitrousUK on Jul 30, 2014 16:11
2 Likes #32
usmankhaliq
I purchased one of these maybe 5 6 months ago. Looked slick out the box... until a couple of weeks later the Mobo failed which Dell repaired and then the hard drive and screen went on to fail two weeks after that which Dell offered to repair but not replace the unit as a whole. For a premium price you're not getting a very premium product. Dell went on to refund me after 4 to 5 hours on the phone with multiple managers on the grounds that the product I had received was NOT fit for purpose. Wouldn't poke a dead Dell laptop with a stick! Stay away. P's the keyboard has MASSIVE flex in it. .. save yourself the upgrade in the next two years and buy a MSI!!

Your experience seems the exception, though. The majority of reviews for this are good, with few reporting problems. I don't have any connection to Dell, but you could look up any other laptop in existence and find a few people with bad experiences. Ultimately you have to look at what the overall feedback is.
#33
Got the daughter one of these last Christmas and she loves it still running great with no issues. Ordered this one for myself but for £555 from Dell Outlet.
#34
Looks like old stock / old component clearance.

Haven't they replaced the Nvidia 750M with the 860M now? 30% better performance with less power draw.
#35
Spurious, as a consumer I agree 100% with your train of thought with one exception. Though the product may have been faulty this does not however mean the customer service was miraculously faulty as well. For 700 quid on a new laptop I wasn't happy to accept multiple repairs as a remedy, I simply asked for a new laptop but the customer service agents and managers did not seem to want to sympathies. Nice product in essence but Dell was an absolute nightmare to deal with and were at one point happy to leave the laptop as a 700 quid paperweight. Good luck to you guys out there deciding to go for it, I really hope you don't receive the dodgy product I did. I really mean it when I say the keyboard had a lot of flex in it, that is a common denominator amongst most the reviews I have read for this laptop.
#36
I am marking this down - seen enough copies of this deal and its just the same model with another colour as far as I can see
#37
There are plenty of these laptops on Dell Outlet at the moment but with 8gb RAM for <£550. I bought one myself last month for £530 delivered. If you get a 'certified refurbished' one then it will almost certainly be as new with no signs of usage, and you get the same warranty as a retail version.
#38
Not a great deal, CPU is ok, more than enough for most people. GT 750M will game, but a desktop half this price will embarrass it, that you'd expect though. 16GB of ram is pointless unless you can make use of it, games won't. Touchscreens you hardly use on laptop form factor.

I guarantee that most people who buy this laptop won't use its potential in terms of RAM, it's ok for gaming, 16GB is a waste, unless you run VMs. So really only buy this if you have a use for it.

I'm guilty of this I have a 15" HP with Haswell quad core i7, 8GB, 1TB and touchscreen. I'm going to sell it and make my desktop better, I really don't use any of the power of the CPU at all and the battery life isn't great.
#39
Except that Dell have a VERY poor record when it comes to supporting their products. Take a look at the problems with monitors and the flickering issue. Dell do not repair or service their monitors, nor do they supply spare parts, which begs the question how they are able to supply refurbished ones as guarantee.

It turns out that the problems are caused by unplated connectors oxidising and although it can be repaired it's not a job for the faint hearted. To make matters worse Dell have used the cheapest Chinese electrolytics the market can provide. Although they'll see the warranty period out, their life expectancy after that is not going to be very long.

Look at Dell products as having a three year life expectancy and you won't be disappointed, but spending anything like £700 you should consider a different brand with a longer life expectancy.
#40
bought two of these for 460 plus vat via the outlet this week just for a price reference. we have about 10 of these on our office now for developers, all with ssd drives swapped in. great machines given all round good spec and crucially 1080 screen.

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