Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop, Intel Core i7, FHD, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" £799.95 John Lewis
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop, Intel Core i7, FHD, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" £799.95 John Lewis

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Found 6th Feb
​​John Lewis

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6"

3 year guarantee included

£799.95

GPU: GeForce GTX 960M (4gb)
- MBeeching

31 Comments

Why is this going cold? Looks good to me heat added.....

tommielfc2

Why is this going cold? Looks good to me heat added.....



Not voted either way but it might be that Dell have released a new budget gaming laptop that is basically the same specs but with a dedicated GPU at nearly the same price. Or it could be people on here think it's too much for a laptop...it really isn't!

cantonbean

Not voted either way but it might be that Dell have released a new budget … Not voted either way but it might be that Dell have released a new budget gaming laptop that is basically the same specs but with a dedicated GPU at nearly the same price. Or it could be people on here think it's too much for a laptop...it really isn't!



This does have a dedicated GPU, though it is the older GTX 960M rather than the GTX 1050.

I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!

Banned

The graphics are great and high quality but where Dell really shine is the sound. So many laptops in this price range have awful sound, one brand that really lacks on sound is ASUS, but ASUS are usually cheaper so ASUS not a bad option depending on what you want to spend.

Gaming laptop with a "7500U" processor. How about no...

tommielfc2

I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand … I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!



You will never understand the mysterious ways that HUKD works..

MBeeching

This does have a dedicated GPU, though it is the older GTX 960M rather … This does have a dedicated GPU, though it is the older GTX 960M rather than the GTX 1050.



Cool. I'm eyeing up the new Dell XPS 15 as a great combination of hardware! Glad to see you added it to the post as even a 960M does make a massive difference and makes the price a lot more competitive. It is quite a different beast from iPad Pro and MacBook Retina combo I take to university though...one of the best Linux machines too...

cantonbean

Not voted either way but it might be that Dell have released a new budget … Not voted either way but it might be that Dell have released a new budget gaming laptop that is basically the same specs but with a dedicated GPU at nearly the same price. Or it could be people on here think it's too much for a laptop...it really isn't!



Dell f***ed up. The new one has got an awful TN screen with no optional upgrade path.

K1LLER_HORNET

Dell f***ed up. The new one has got an awful TN screen with no optional … Dell f***ed up. The new one has got an awful TN screen with no optional upgrade path.



I don't think they did. That was a decision along with build quality they had to make to keep it at this price as otherwise they would undercut their own Alienware or XPS line.

tommielfc2

I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand … I wish people who vote cold weren't benifit claimers who don't understand laptops!!!! Or if they did they would have the decency to explain themselves!!!!!



Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not benifit (with two i's).

That's what I love about truly ignorant people. They're not scared of exposing their self-evident stupidity to full public scrutiny.

Joe90_guy

Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not … Sorry but I think you'll find the word is 'benefit' (with two e's); not benifit (with two i's). That's what I love about truly ignorant people. They're not scared of exposing their self-evident stupidity to full public scrutiny.




Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing your on benefits?

Regarding this laptop itself, by way of comparison, this HP Omen laptop was recently posted up on HUKD for £787.50...

hotukdeals.com/dea…873

For slightly less money, you get a more up-to-date CPU, an Nvidia 1050 GPU that's about 50% faster, a smaller SSD but more overall storage because it includes a 1TB HDD.

Based on this evidence, I voted this particular deal cold but that's just my opinion.

I am after a really good gaming pc at cheapest price help!!!!!!

cantonbean

I don't think they did. That was a decision along with build quality they … I don't think they did. That was a decision along with build quality they had to make to keep it at this price as otherwise they would undercut their own Alienware or XPS line.



No. Read the customer reviews. They seriously f-ed up.
It's one thing keeping costs down and another using a screen so poor it's akin to TN panels from 10 years ago.
That's the issue with the machine, not the build quality.
They could have used a basic FHD IPS panel with average gamut coverage (60%) for very little cost and still had their XPS line for professionals who need close to 100% srgb/adobe rgb.
And alienware is safe. Anyone buying an alienware machine is looking for high end gaming. 1060 and above.

Dell have ruined the new inspiron 15 gaming. The screen is your window to everything you do on the machine and they used a horrendous panel. It's inexcusable.

I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample article if you're interested...

reddit.com/r/D…rs/

It put me right off buying Dell and was partly behind why I posted recently about PCSpecialist's Optimus VIII which comes with a proper IPS screen...

hotukdeals.com/dea…311

Joe90_guy

I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample … I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample article if you're interested...https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/5rhfuc/the_inspiron_7567_tn_display_why_it_matters/It put me right off buying Dell and was partly behind why I posted recently about PCSpecialist's Optimus VIII which comes with a proper IPS screen...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/laptop-15-nvidia-1050-ti-918-from-pc-specialist-2610311


Thank you I like the look of the other one you posted

Tommie

tommielfc2

Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing … Haha I agree maybe spell check would be a better option but am guessing your on benefits?



It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all those English lessons you had at school?

Oh, and no I'm not on benefits and no, I wouldn't help you find a cheap gaming PC...

Joe90_guy

It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all … It should be 'you're on benefits', not your. Did you sleep through all those English lessons you had at school?Oh, and no I'm not on benefits and no, I wouldn't help you find a cheap gaming PC...


Honestly never done much schooling so on all English accounts my bad x

tommielfc2

Honestly never done much schooling so on all English accounts my bad x



I just happened to watch this on the BBC website.

bbc.co.uk/spo…762

He's the ex-captain of the South African rugby term. He just died today of motor neurone disease aged 45. Now imagine that was you. If yes, would you still make fun of people all who claim benefits? No, I thought not...

Joe90_guy

I just happened to watch this on the BBC website. … I just happened to watch this on the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38882762He's the ex-captain of the South African rugby term. He just died today of motor neurone disease aged 45. Now imagine that was you. If yes, would you still make fun of people all who claim benefits? No, I thought not...


With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who don't understand what there voting on, those who are unable to work for what ever the reason be I wouldn't judge mock or single out. I think venting through frustration about those who vote with no reason why (an no help to me) was what that comment was about but if I did offend anyone in any way shape or form I apologise

tommielfc2

With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who … With all due respect I was mocking people who vote cold on hotUKdeals who don't understand what there voting on, those who are unable to work for what ever the reason be I wouldn't judge mock or single out. I think venting through frustration about those who vote with no reason why (an no help to me) was what that comment was about but if I did offend anyone in any way shape or form I apologise





Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in The Mail and The Express is true. In fact much of it is downright lies. If we carry on down this path of knocking The Welfare State at every turn, we will end up like America which the epitome of uncivilisation.

Now what is it you want? How much have you got to spend? What games do you want to play?

If money is tight, then look out for something like this which IMO, was the best value gaming laptop that's been on HUKD recently...

hotukdeals.com/dea…321

This deal has now gone but for £479, you could have got a 1080p screen and an Nvidia 950m GPU. The screen and the GPU are the two things you absolutely need to fix on. The other stuff like the CPU, amount of RAM and HDD/SSD are secondary. Not all, but the great majority of games, are limited by the GPU, not the CPU. This laptop had a very humble Intel i3 but it would have been adequate. Most games will surprisingly run quite happily with 4GB of RAM. Finally you don't ABSOLUTELY need an SSD for a gaming laptop. Indeed for a lot of games, there is only a marginal benefit in loading times.

To put things in perspective, my laptop has an old i5-4200H CPU, an Nvidia 850m GPU (with 2 GB of DDR3), no SSD and a 5400rpm HDD an it plays many games quite happily in 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 6th Feb

Joe90_guy

Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in … Apology accepted. Sorry to get all narky but not everything you read in The Mail and The Express is true. In fact much of it is downright lies. If we carry on down this path of knocking The Welfare State at every turn, we will end up like America which the epitome of uncivilisation.Now what is it you want? How much have you got to spend? What games do you want to play?If money is tight, then look out for something like this which IMO, was the best value gaming laptop that's been on HUKD recently...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gaming-laptop-gtx-950m-479-tesco-direct-2580321This deal has now gone but for £479, you could have got a 1080p screen and an Nvidia 950m GPU. The screen and the GPU are the two things you absolutely need to fix on. The other stuff like the CPU, amount of RAM and HDD/SSD are secondary. Not all, but the great majority of games, are limited by the GPU, not the CPU. This laptop had a very humble Intel i3 but it would have been adequate. Most games will surprisingly run quite happily with 4GB of RAM. Finally you don't ABSOLUTELY need an SSD for a gaming laptop. Indeed for a lot of games, there is only a marginal benefit in loading times.To put things in perspective, my laptop has an old i5-4200H CPU, an Nvidia 850m GPU (with 2 GB of DDR3), no SSD and a 5400rpm HDD an it plays many games quite happily in 1080p at 30 frames per second.


Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I am more after one that will be future proof I want the best graphics with the best in i7 chip with fastest ram ( am not asking for much haha) as for games I have a ps4 pro an xbox one s but am a geek and like my gadgets so I want one just to have one. I was toying with a mac but I can't see me getting the use out of it so windows gaming laptop it is.... if I can find one

I appreciate your help not many would take the time out to be bothered see thank you in advance

tommielfc2

Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I … Thank you and I agree we have to be better.... i have about £1000 but I am more after one that will be future proof I want the best graphics with the best in i7 chip with fastest ram ( am not asking for much haha) as for games I have a ps4 pro an xbox one s but am a geek and like my gadgets so I want one just to have one. I was toying with a mac but I can't see me getting the use out of it so windows gaming laptop it is.... if I can find one I appreciate your help not many would take the time out to be bothered see thank you in advance


And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I alreday have one in my desktop pc already i5 old is laptop so couldnt go back now I don't think

K1LLER_HORNET

No. Read the customer reviews. They seriously f-ed up. It's one thing … No. Read the customer reviews. They seriously f-ed up. It's one thing keeping costs down and another using a screen so poor it's akin to TN panels from 10 years ago. That's the issue with the machine, not the build quality. They could have used a basic FHD IPS panel with average gamut coverage (60%) for very little cost and still had their XPS line for professionals who need close to 100% srgb/adobe rgb. And alienware is safe. Anyone buying an alienware machine is looking for high end gaming. 1060 and above. Dell have ruined the new inspiron 15 gaming. The screen is your window to everything you do on the machine and they used a horrendous panel. It's inexcusable.



Fair enough. The reviews I watched said it was ok for price due to GPU (think talking about the 1050 TI version) but I didn't realise it was that bad! Still better then this though imho! I think screens are so subjective though! In someways I prefer a matte TN as I don't game much but read a lot of text. I've got the 12 inch MacBook and there are some ways I prefer the less reflective MacBook Air 11 I own despite being miles worst in resolution or colour accuracy! Agree it matters more on larger screens though

tommielfc2

And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I … And I have to have a ssd drive down to the fact it turns on fast I alreday have one in my desktop pc already i5 old is laptop so couldnt go back now I don't think



Okay, initial thoughts...

Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your desktop? Nothing ages faster than a gaming laptop. You could splash out £640 on an Nvidia 1080 card, fit it to your existing desktop, be the envy of your mates, be totally VR capable for the next decade and still be in budget!

I can't do desktops for gaming. Small house so not enough space and I have to go the laptop route. In my experience £1000 spent on a laptop only goes so far. I would say a 1060 card, an i7, a 1080p screen plus an SSD is a big ask. Typically something like this will rush you about £1350.

If you accept can't go 1060 without busting the budget, then 1050 Ti is the way to go. The PCSpecialist Optimus VIII I specced out, updated to have an i7-7700HQ in place of the i5, comes in at £981. If you can wait a few months, this could drop lower but with the way the £ is going, who can tell?

One thing I thought interesting is that although officially, you can't do VR with the 1050 Ti, this guy says you can...

youtu.be/G-k…IhY





Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 6th Feb

Joe90_guy

Okay, initial thoughts...Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your … Okay, initial thoughts...Are you sure you don't just want to upgrade your desktop? Nothing ages faster than a gaming laptop. You could splash out £640 on an Nvidia 1080 card, fit it to your existing desktop, be the envy of your mates, be totally VR capable for the next decade and still be in budget!I can't do desktops for gaming. Small house so not enough space and I have to go the laptop route. In my experience £1000 spent on a laptop only goes so far. I would say a 1060 card, an i7, a 1080p screen plus an SSD is a big ask. Typically something like this will rush you about £1350. If you accept can't go 1060 without busting the budget, then 1050 Ti is the way to go. The PCSpecialist Optimus VIII I specced out, updated to have an i7-7700HQ in place of the i5, comes in at £981. If you can wait a few months, this could drop lower but with the way the £ is going, who can tell?One thing I thought interesting is that although officially, you can't do VR with the 1050 Ti, this guy says you can...https://youtu.be/G-k1LzjPIhY


The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card in it at min 32gb ram 256 ssd with an older i5 third gen chip and it's runs fine but it's never use is. The wife watches TV so I'd jump on laptop. I do have a ps vr that is really good but if I don't play it for a week then I get motion sick dependin on what game I play (rigs is a killer for it) so am not to fussed about the vr option the optimum v111 looks really good thank you I will play about with about few options on it see how costly it goes haha.

I do really appreciate your help with this

tommielfc2

The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card … The only reason I won't upgrade my desktop is I have a 2gb graphics card in it at min 32gb ram 256 ssd with an older i5 third gen chip and it's runs fine but it's never use is. The wife watches TV so I'd jump on laptop. I do have a ps vr that is really good but if I don't play it for a week then I get motion sick dependin on what game I play (rigs is a killer for it) so am not to fussed about the vr option the optimum v111 looks really good thank you I will play about with about few options on it see how costly it goes haha.I do really appreciate your help with this



Yeah. Same at our house. Wifey puts Emmerdale on and that my cue to get the laptop out onto the dining table, put my headphones on and fire up Assassin's Creed! It may sound strange but it feels like we're doing something 'together' (which we wouldn't be if I'd got a gaming PC set up in the spare bedroom). The other thing I like about gaming laptops is that they can be folded up and put out of sight quickly. There's a 'tidiness' quality that laptops possess that PC's don't.

If you're interested in the Optimist VIII, then can I suggest you register on the site and have a trawl though the forums. I've haven't actually bought from them (in my case, Asus were cheaper) but I have come close and the PCSpecialist mob are very nice, very helpful people. You can ask all sorts of questions and people do make the effort to provide answers.

Joe90_guy

Yeah. Same at our house. Wifey puts Emmerdale on and that my cue to get … Yeah. Same at our house. Wifey puts Emmerdale on and that my cue to get the laptop out onto the dining table, put my headphones on and fire up Assassin's Creed! It may sound strange but it feels like we're doing something 'together' (which we wouldn't be if I'd got a gaming PC set up in the spare bedroom). The other thing I like about gaming laptops is that they can be folded up and put out of sight quickly. There's a 'tidiness' quality that laptops possess that PC's don't. If you're interested in the Optimist VIII, then can I suggest you register on the site and have a trawl though the forums. I've haven't actually bought from them (in my case, Asus were cheaper) but I have come close and the PCSpecialist mob are very nice, very helpful people. You can ask all sorts of questions and people do make the effort to provide answers.


I will do thank you and yes my desktop is really good an really fast but on my main TV. I set it up so I can stream from the Internet for my net flix and Amazon subs but when it''s game time the boss over rules me haha so I thought **** it laptop it it's.
I agree about the easy to put away factor too as the boss also tells me off for it makin to much noise or me leaving it on haha very similar stories bud

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Joe90_guy

I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample … I too read those reports of Dell's abysmal TN screens. Here's a sample article if you're interested...https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/comments/5rhfuc/the_inspiron_7567_tn_display_why_it_matters/It put me right off buying Dell and was partly behind why I posted recently about PCSpecialist's Optimus VIII which comes with a proper IPS screen...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/laptop-15-nvidia-1050-ti-918-from-pc-specialist-2610311


How did you check/know this model has poor TN display quality ?

cyrus26

How did you check/know this model has poor TN display quality ?



I don't think this John Lewis Dell laptop does have a bad TN screen. It's the latest generation of Dell's with the Nvidia 1050 that do.
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