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DELL Inspiron 15 7000 15.6" Laptop - £899.99 @ PCWorld
DELL Inspiron 15 7000 15.6" Laptop - £899.99 @ PCWorld

DELL Inspiron 15 7000 15.6" Laptop - £899.99 @ PCWorld

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I'm not sure of this is a good deal or not but would like to hear opinions as I'am interested. I can't find any reviews of this as it seems to be very new. Comparing this to the XPS a lot of the specs seem to be very similar but nearly half the price. I need to upgrade my 6 year old Dell Inspiron.

Specs: i7-7500U / 1080p / 16gb RAM / 256 GB SSD / GeForce 940MX
- MBeeching

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Good deal, but heat taken, I cannot defend.

The fly in the ointment is the 940MX graphics card. It might be worth waiting a little longer for the GTX 1080Ti models to start rolling out.

Edit: Apologies, meant the 1050Ti
Edited by: "MBeeching" 18th Nov 2016

​​Dell oh dell with the Warranty from hell. Should a problem you will find you soon see that aftersales is far from kind. A defective Hinge that flaps about and a customer service rep who likes to shout. My Dell XPS13 was a bad mistake and a company who's service was hard to take. My money therefore went back to me and to a far more competent company. Bye bye Dell.

MBeeching

The fly in the ointment is the 940MX graphics card. It might be worth … The fly in the ointment is the 940MX graphics card. It might be worth waiting a little longer for the GTX 1080Ti models to start rolling out.



​do you mean 1050ti? have they been announced by dell?

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MBeeching

The fly in the ointment is the 940MX graphics card. It might be worth … The fly in the ointment is the 940MX graphics card. It might be worth waiting a little longer for the GTX 1080Ti models to start rolling out.



I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be gaming at all, but want a laptop with a 15"+ screen of high resolution for watching films etc, photo editing. I also want an SSD.

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madhu007

Good deal, but heat taken, I cannot defend.



Huh?

longback2

[​do you mean 1050ti? have they been announced by dell?

Yes, that was a bit of a blunder

moreteavicar

I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be … I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be gaming at all, but want a laptop with a 15"+ screen of high resolution for watching films etc, photo editing. I also want an SSD.



​I assure you the graphics card is pretty decent, most laptops don't have one at all. Especially if you're not gaming, definitely don't let it stop you. It's more of an added bonus than an issue

moreteavicar

I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be … I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be gaming at all, but want a laptop with a 15"+ screen of high resolution for watching films etc, photo editing. I also want an SSD.



I equally assure you the GPU is terrible, a waste of space, battery life and no better than the onboard Intel 620.
The 1050Ti is a usable graphics card and a huge performance increase for laptops. If you have no intention to do any gaming it would still be worth waiting as they will surely have to slash prices on anything with a 940MX.

moreteavicar

I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be … I'm not very tech savvy, is the graphics card a big issue? I would not be gaming at all, but want a laptop with a 15"+ screen of high resolution for watching films etc, photo editing. I also want an SSD.



For what you want this is ridiculously over priced.

MBeeching

I equally assure you the GPU is terrible, a waste of space, battery life … I equally assure you the GPU is terrible, a waste of space, battery life and no better than the onboard Intel 620.The 1050Ti is a usable graphics card and a huge performance increase for laptops. If you have no intention to do any gaming it would still be worth waiting as they will surely have to slash prices on anything with a 940MX.



620 capable of BF1 at 720p 30fps low detail
940mx capable of BF1 at 720p 50fps low detail, 30fps at medium detail

620 capable of GTA5 at 769px 30fps low detail
940mx capable of GTA5 at medium or high detail over 30fps (should just about manage 30fps at 1080p)

No better than an Intel 620, I think those two quick comparisons seem to suggest there is a performance gap and I could list many other comparisons. Obviously it's no high performance gaming card but for someone wanting to casually play it's ideal and a reasonable bump up in performance from the integrated option.

While I agree the 1050Ti is worth the wait if you are planning to game, if you just plan to play from time to time then it's fine with what it has now. For someone who's got nothing in their usage case that would need a dedicated card it of course is going to be a waste of space, battery life. But to suggest it's no better when it clearly does perform better is unfair.

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Finally, deal wise, I don't think this represents that great a value proposition. It's neither a gaming machine nor a performance laptop. If looking for a gaming laptop then something like this would probably be a better option at similar price points but offer better performance;

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store.hp.com/UKS…NTB

If you just want a high performance non gaming laptop then there are quite a few better alternatives at the price point where you can push for higher resolution screens etc.

Astec123

620 capable of BF1 at 720p 30fps low detail940mx capable of BF1 at 720p … 620 capable of BF1 at 720p 30fps low detail940mx capable of BF1 at 720p 50fps low detail, 30fps at medium detail620 capable of GTA5 at 769px 30fps low detail940mx capable of GTA5 at medium or high detail over 30fps (should just about manage 30fps at 1080p)No better than an Intel 620, I think those two quick comparisons seem to suggest there is a performance gap and I could list many other comparisons. Obviously it's no high performance gaming card but for someone wanting to casually play it's ideal and a reasonable bump up in performance from the integrated option. While I agree the 1050Ti is worth the wait if you are planning to game, if you just plan to play from time to time then it's fine with what it has now. For someone who's got nothing in their usage case that would need a dedicated card it of course is going to be a waste of space, battery life. But to suggest it's no better when it clearly does perform better is unfair.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-620.172256.0.htmlhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-940MX.156033.0.htmlFinally, deal wise, I don't think this represents that great a value proposition. It's neither a gaming machine nor a performance laptop. If looking for a gaming laptop then something like this would probably be a better option at similar price points but offer better performance;https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=Y0V19EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTBIf you just want a high performance non gaming laptop then there are quite a few better alternatives at the price point where you can push for higher resolution screens etc.



​any laptops with 7th gen i7 CPUs for about £750? not going to game

ganon

​any laptops with 7th gen i7 CPUs for about £750? not going to game



Given that Kaby Lake has really only just released it's not really the time to buy as manufacturers tend to release their 'must have it now machines' first ie the ones that the early adopters buy and pay a fortune for to be on the bleeding edge. The best bet will be give it another month or so and then look for a machine or get a 6th gen machine now. The performance differences between them you will not notice as an i7-7500u and an i7-6500u would perform very closely in artificial benchmarks but the 7th series should win by a nose. In real world use such as running 2 machines identically equipped other than the processor there would be no difference in terms of performance and very few cases where you could perceive a different eg running pi to X billion number of digits. Where it counts, eg loading up office etc, you would not see any difference.

Good deal!
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