Dell Inspiron 15-7000 - i7-6700HQ, 15.6" (1920x1080), 8GB (DDR3), 8GB SSD + 1000GB (Hybrid), NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 £699.97 delivered - SaveOnLaptops
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Dell Inspiron 15-7000 - i7-6700HQ, 15.6" (1920x1080), 8GB (DDR3), 8GB SSD + 1000GB (Hybrid), NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 £699.97 delivered - SaveOnLaptops

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Found 2nd Mar 2016
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Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core (2.6GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Up To 3.5GHz)
Screen 15.6" (1920x1080 Full HD Resolution)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
RAM 8GB (DDR3)
Hard Drive 8GB SSD + 1000GB (Hybrid)
Optical Drive Not Included (Designed To Be Thin & Light) - External Optical Drive Available Seperately for £29.99
Graphics Dedicated (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 Dedicated Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11ac Wireless)
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 2-in-1 card reader ( SD, MMC )
USB Ports 3x USB 3.0
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Speakers Integrated Sound System
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Port
Backlit Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
Warranty Dell 12 Month Collect & Return Warranty (View More Information)
Battery Life 3-4 Hours (up to 4 hours with power management)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.6 Kg)
Product Type Gaming Laptops
Keyboard Type Laptop Keyboard
Colour Black
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16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the price.
any deals on a xps 15 9550 sunni?!
krisward7955

16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the … 16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the price.



Yes, but it has a 960M graphics card. I think you'll be hard-pressed to find another laptop with the same card at this price with the latest gen of i7 processor.

Also, I'm sure the 8gb ram is upgradable if you really needed to whereas a laptop graphics card is not usually upgradable.

I'm tempted but I don't need one (or have too many £700s spare).
Edited by: "greysquaill" 2nd Mar 2016
ram can be upgraded. it's worth checking if graphic card can be upgraded yourself. some motherboards support range of cards not just one.
candyman86

any deals on a xps 15 9550 sunni?!



dell.com/lea…dfh

10% off at the outlet today
You can go through dell and get this cheaper... Plus you can always add another 8gb stick of ram since its only 1x8gb and not 2x4gbs.

According to the service manual it also has an M.2 slot for an SSD.

If I had the spare cash I'd buy this in an instant.

popegtr

ram can be upgraded. it's worth checking if graphic card can be upgraded … ram can be upgraded. it's worth checking if graphic card can be upgraded yourself. some motherboards support range of cards not just one.



Looks like it's soldered on and not mxm.
gtx 960m- Dose it even need upgrading?
Do we know if this offer is really one day only? I've had my eye on it for the ~4 days its been in the sidebar. If so I need to pull the trigger =/
krisward7955

16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the … 16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the price.



Can you please link a latest i7 generation HQ series laptop, with a full HD display, a 960GTX or above, a 1TB + flash cache HDD and 16GB RAM for the same (or close) price?

Not that many users even come close to needing 16GB, but I'm just curious as to why this is "pretty low".
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dalecool92

gtx 960m- Dose it even need upgrading?




It's not exactly top end
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krisward7955

16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the … 16GB ram would make this a nice laptop. I think 8GB is pretty low for the price.




Would pretty much make no difference. I'm sure either the cpu or gpu would be a bottleneck first
xela333

​It's not exactly top end


Its good enough to play most games, especially on such a slim laptop with not so great cooling for a better chip
I've got this through dell for 696. Takes seconds to plug a m 2 ssd and 8gb more ram in.

Has been a bit of a headache though. Windows 10 isn't running totally smooth. Sometimes get group policy signin errors (even though this is home) and the onboard graphics do crash from time to time.

Meh, good on paper. Less so in person.
xela333

​It's not exactly top end


Gta5 looks great on it.
xela333

​It's not exactly top end



​Your paying less than 700 pounds for a laptop with this spec and you say its not exactly top end? Give yourself a shake.
WOW, what a great find. Hot hot hot!
Amazing laptop I have been pining over, price never came down so I settled for an E7440 and now I can't justify buying this as well

.. or can I?
Good price. Link might be useful for those interested in graphic performance:
pc4u.org/nvi…on/

Note the benchmark linked is for a 960M with 2GB VRAM, and this dell has 4GB. From this link the extra 2GB appears to make limited difference @ 1080:
eurogamer.net/art…iew

I'm looking for a gaming laptop and like that this is thin, but I'm concerned the 960M will soon be a bottleneck for 1080p games on high settings.

Heat added and depending on you expectations and gaming preferences this might be adequate.
Bought This last month for £750, one screw to stick in the ssd. Been running really well. 960m seems reasonable enough for mobile use, I've got the desktop for the proper gaming.
LightningPete

​Your paying less than 700 pounds for a laptop with this spec and you say … ​Your paying less than 700 pounds for a laptop with this spec and you say its not exactly top end? Give yourself a shake.


Top spec laptop costs over 2 times more, and 960m is average graphic card.
Top spec is for me at least 970m with 16GB of ram and separate SSD- prices from 1500 pounds

Edited by: "ludzik" 2nd Mar 2016
ludzik

Top spec laptop costs over 2 times more, and 960m is average graphic … Top spec laptop costs over 2 times more, and 960m is average graphic card.Top spec is for me at least 970m with 16GB of ram and separate SSD- prices from 1500 pounds


To start with its Inspiron model so its not top spec for sure, although its good value for money if you want gaming laptop and not spend a fortune. As advice I would buy 3 years warranty for this as having all budget items in it wont last long...
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Anthonis

To start with its Inspiron model so its not top spec for sure, although … To start with its Inspiron model so its not top spec for sure, although its good value for money if you want gaming laptop and not spend a fortune. As advice I would buy 3 years warranty for this as having all budget items in it wont last long...


i think the xps is more high tech than this. since it is designed for gamers. this seems a good laptop for the specs. i am sure the ram and hard drive can be upgraded
Would much rather have this for only 50 more, if you can stretch it.
Wayyy better laptop than this
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-gp62-6qf(leopard-pro)-694-fhd-i5-skylake-6300hq-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-ssdplus1tb-hdd-2gb-gtx-960

m.2, 6th gen, build quality, ddr4. A bit more goes a long way.
Edited by: "ggilfedder" 2nd Mar 2016
ggilfedder

Would much rather have this for only 50 more, if you can stretch it.Wayyy … Would much rather have this for only 50 more, if you can stretch it.Wayyy better laptop than thishttps://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-gp62-6qf(leopard-pro)-694-fhd-i5-skylake-6300hq-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-ssdplus1tb-hdd-2gb-gtx-960m.2, 6th gen, build quality, ddr4. A bit more goes a long way.



It's got a 'killer' network card. Only a fool would buy that bit of useless tat.

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abaxas

It's got a 'killer' network card. Only a fool would buy that bit of … It's got a 'killer' network card. Only a fool would buy that bit of useless tat.AVOID



So you're saying we should avoid a product just because the marketing team went a bit over the top? Only a fool would pay attention to such a silly knee-jerk reaction.

IGNORE!
What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?
Im in need of a new laptop - this is tempting. But my current laptop is a weighty Dell brick (older Inspiron) and the build quality isn't exactly stellar. To be expected though. Had various driver issues with the GPU and other bits and bobs too. Anyone around here got one of these? My gut feel is telling me to splash the cash on a high end XPS or MBP...
KTASpartacus

What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a … What's the difference between a Hybrid and a straight SSD is there a massive difference?



The hybrid is a normal mechanical hdd with a small ssd cache built into it.

The latest ssd's are found in the XPS and Alien's. They are nvme which can run around 4 times faster than a sata ssd.

Unfortunately, Dell has skimped and supplied PM951's, they run around 1.5 to 2 times the speed of sata ssd's depending on the size.
J0n35y

Im in need of a new laptop - this is tempting. But my current laptop is … Im in need of a new laptop - this is tempting. But my current laptop is a weighty Dell brick (older Inspiron) and the build quality isn't exactly stellar. To be expected though. Had various driver issues with the GPU and other bits and bobs too. Anyone around here got one of these? My gut feel is telling me to splash the cash on a high end XPS or MBP...



I am not a gamer, I just wanted an up to date laptop to last 2 to 3 years so I bought an XPS.

Gamer friends however all seem to go for the new MSI's.
moneyforme

I am not a gamer, I just wanted an up to date laptop to last 2 to 3 years … I am not a gamer, I just wanted an up to date laptop to last 2 to 3 years so I bought an XPS.Gamer friends however all seem to go for the new MSI's.



I used to have an MSI. Probably bought it about 6 years ago. My brother bought a different model (same chassis) and both of us had horrendous build quality issues including battery failures and, on mine, for part of the casing to start melting due to a severe overheating issue!!! In short - never again!

I'm not much of a gamer these days - happy enough with the PS4 - but I would like to be able to play the latest XCOM and my favourite PC games (Crusader Kings, Gal Civ, etc). Just a shame Windows laptops never seem to pack decent battery life!
J0n35y

I used to have an MSI. Probably bought it about 6 years ago. My brother … I used to have an MSI. Probably bought it about 6 years ago. My brother bought a different model (same chassis) and both of us had horrendous build quality issues including battery failures and, on mine, for part of the casing to start melting due to a severe overheating issue!!! In short - never again!I'm not much of a gamer these days - happy enough with the PS4 - but I would like to be able to play the latest XCOM and my favourite PC games (Crusader Kings, Gal Civ, etc). Just a shame Windows laptops never seem to pack decent battery life!


Battery life on this is excellent, about 7hrs. Look for other threads on this model 7559.
More info on this thread
hotukdeals.com/dea…561
note if you call Dell or chat online they will come down to £696 if you ask for their best price. Amazing value and spec for the price.
J0n35y

I used to have an MSI. Probably bought it about 6 years ago. My brother … I used to have an MSI. Probably bought it about 6 years ago. My brother bought a different model (same chassis) and both of us had horrendous build quality issues including battery failures and, on mine, for part of the casing to start melting due to a severe overheating issue!!! In short - never again!I'm not much of a gamer these days - happy enough with the PS4 - but I would like to be able to play the latest XCOM and my favourite PC games (Crusader Kings, Gal Civ, etc). Just a shame Windows laptops never seem to pack decent battery life!



The XPS is probably one of the best options then. There were a lot going through the outlet, probably due to the XPS being very buggy on release, which almost put me off.

Now that Dell is quickly correcting the problems with regular Bios updates etc, it is becoming a very nice machine.

It is certainly the best one that I have ever owned.

The bonus for me is that I got a package that would retail new for over £1,800.00 for £1,277.00.
is this good for editing pictures? no planning to use it in games
ggilfedder

Would much rather have this for only 50 more, if you can stretch it.Wayyy … Would much rather have this for only 50 more, if you can stretch it.Wayyy better laptop than thishttps://www.scan.co.uk/products/156-msi-gp62-6qf(leopard-pro)-694-fhd-i5-skylake-6300hq-8gb-ddr4-128gb-m2-ssdplus1tb-hdd-2gb-gtx-960m.2, 6th gen, build quality, ddr4. A bit more goes a long way.



"Wayy better" - ermmm, no.

Worse CPU
Lower GPU memory
Worse network card
DDR4 is great for marketing in a laptop, but no real difference.
Impossible to get spares for
MSI has notorious build quality
Have you ever used Scan for a laptop RMA? They will try and push you to the manufacturer and not claim responsibility - been there already with them.

A m2 128GB ssd is around £35 quid if you want such a low drive.

If anything goes wrong with a Dell out of warranty, at least you can ring up with the part number (PDF service manuals online) and order a new part.

Not even close to being "way better" - nevermind 50 quid more.
I have mint condition rerufb from eBay for 640 so I'm not voting for on this.
How is this for low to medium gaming? Upgrading 6 yr old m17x
Nice spec
I've been keeping an eye on the ASUS N551VW lately and this is very close spec to it for £200 cheaper.
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