Dell Inspiron 15 7559 with I7-6700HQ and GTX 960M - Get it at £696 instead of £749 @ Dell
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Dell Inspiron 15 7559 with I7-6700HQ and GTX 960M - Get it at £696 instead of £749 @ Dell

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Found 24th Jan 2016
Listed at £749 on Dell site. Got it at £696 immediately on opening an online chat session with a sales rep.

dell.com/uk/…top

Worth a try if this is the one you have shortlisted

Key Specs
- 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)]
- 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
- 8GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
- 1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive + 8GB Embedded Flash Cache
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£700(ish), for a laptop!? Makes little sense...
why?
pazuzu17

£700(ish), for a laptop!? Makes little sense...



Oh dear,another poor person!
No dvd drive,
No numbers pad.
Literally just watched this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

looks nice.
doktoraldi

I think this is … I think this is better:http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop


Not even remotely.
doktoraldi

No dvd drive,No numbers pad.


Are plus points worth noting.
doktoraldi

I think this is … I think this is better:http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop


Much weaker CPU though as only dual core.
If only they'd put in SSD's on higher end laptops, it seems such a waste of good hardware. Do people really entrust all their data on a 2TB drive in a laptop that could get dropped/stolen etc? I'd rather a 256GB SSD or at least a 120GB OS SSD and a regular drive where the DVD should be
rmg

Literally just watched this. … Literally just watched this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAolooks nice.


Same
Seems a good specced laptop for low gaming
Edited by: "----" 24th Jan 2016
JimBobJr

Same :pSeems a good specced laptop for low gaming



Low gaming?? ​Surely this is a tiny bit excessive to play solitaire or run a snes emulator.
spannerzone

If only they'd put in SSD's on higher end laptops, it seems such a waste … If only they'd put in SSD's on higher end laptops, it seems such a waste of good hardware. Do people really entrust all their data on a 2TB drive in a laptop that could get dropped/stolen etc? I'd rather a 256GB SSD or at least a 120GB OS SSD and a regular drive where the DVD should be


Interestingly from the video rmg linked there is an empty m.2 slot if you're willing to factor that in to the price. Only one screw keeping the base together as well which is great.

Also worth noting there is a way to get 10% off if you're student (looks a bit long winded, you call or live chat them to confirm status and then they give you a code) which would kick even more off the price. Tempted to pick one up myself. Looks like a great overall machine.
Edited by: "slayermatt" 24th Jan 2016
Great price. Also read somewhere they put an additional fan in place of a disc drive which is a smart thing to do especially with quad cores.
Flora82

Low gaming?? ​Surely this is a tiny bit excessive to play solitaire or r … Low gaming?? ​Surely this is a tiny bit excessive to play solitaire or run a snes emulator.



He meant gaming on low quality settings, I actually think this would work even at medium or even high if you sacrifice some fps.
deleted57959

One screw removes the bottom panel giving you full access to a 2280 m.2 … One screw removes the bottom panel giving you full access to a 2280 m.2 slot.



Does it support PCiE or is it only SATA M.2?
slayermatt

Interestingly from the video rmg linked there is an empty m.2 slot if … Interestingly from the video rmg linked there is an empty m.2 slot if you're willing to factor that in to the price. Only one screw keeping the base together as well which is great. Also worth noting there is a way to get 10% off if you're student (looks a bit long winded, you call or live chat them to confirm status and then they give you a code) which would kick even more off the price. Tempted to pick one up myself. Looks like a great overall machine.



I think that 10% is for outlet only, they give you 2/5/8% if you spend more then 400/800/1200£ in the regular store, so you would only get 2% on this machine.
Can we have a proper link?
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Nexusfifth

I think that 10% is for outlet only, they give you 2/5/8% if you spend … I think that 10% is for outlet only, they give you 2/5/8% if you spend more then 400/800/1200£ in the regular store, so you would only get 2% on this machine.


I got it at 696 on the regular store. Just asked the online chat sales rep and immediately got this price in an email quote
Nexusfifth

I think that 10% is for outlet only, they give you 2/5/8% if you spend … I think that 10% is for outlet only, they give you 2/5/8% if you spend more then 400/800/1200£ in the regular store, so you would only get 2% on this machine.



Do you know what rates apple gives and on which price respectively? Seems a shame Dell are quite stingy with their discounts. Macs are generally overpriced but they generally give a much higher discount for students - probably the only thing making me consider a rMBP13 over a Dell XPS 13
nil_deals

I got it at 696 on the regular store. Just asked the online chat sales … I got it at 696 on the regular store. Just asked the online chat sales rep and immediately got this price in an email quote



I understand that, I was referring to the additional student discount which dell offers via code and someone suggested combining the codes or something.
Dealzzzzz

Do you know what rates apple gives and on which price respectively? Seems … Do you know what rates apple gives and on which price respectively? Seems a shame Dell are quite stingy with their discounts. Macs are generally overpriced but they generally give a much higher discount for students - probably the only thing making me consider a rMBP13 over a Dell XPS 13



Apple gives 15% I believe.

If you are looking for XPS13 and are not bothered with a refurb/return, check Dell outlet once in a while, last week they had xps13's from 700£ onwards plus extra 10% student discount. You still get a full warranty and can return if you don't like how it looks like, most of them are returns and are virtually new.

Also ebay has a good deal on xps 13 from US once in a while, a week or so ago there were a dozen going for about 500£ new (including import charges and delivery) (they were first gen) they went before I decided whether to buy an import or not...

I would personally go for dell especially as I believe their machines currently are better than macbook pros, that screen is really awesome and the laptop is super small and portable.
people who a dissing the laptop coz of the 960m:

I can run fallout 4 on high preset with some things on ultra at 35-40 fps.. which is more than adequate! Yes it doesn't compare to PC GPUs blah blah blah but you have to accept it for what it is...

How do you get the 10% student discount off Dell Outlet? I have a NUS card.

Nexusfifth

Apple gives 15% I believe.If you are looking for XPS13 and are not … Apple gives 15% I believe.If you are looking for XPS13 and are not bothered with a refurb/return, check Dell outlet once in a while, last week they had xps13's from 700£ onwards plus extra 10% student discount. You still get a full warranty and can return if you don't like how it looks like, most of them are returns and are virtually new.Also ebay has a good deal on xps 13 from US once in a while, a week or so ago there were a dozen going for about 500£ new (including import charges and delivery) (they were first gen) they went before I decided whether to buy an import or not...I would personally go for dell especially as I believe their machines currently are better than macbook pros, that screen is really awesome and the laptop is super small and portable.

doktoraldi

I think this is … I think this is better:http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop



Are you serious?

OP's is way powerful than yours which is why OP's laptop is expensive.

Your one is in a completely different category. What OP's laptop is able to do, your one will not be able to do. So do not compare them on price. It does not make sense at all.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 25th Jan 2016
bashi

How do you get the 10% student discount off Dell Outlet? I have a NUS … How do you get the 10% student discount off Dell Outlet? I have a NUS card.




You need to talk to a representative on the chat, he will ask you for some details to verify you are a student. He asked me my uni email and sent me the code to it so I am not sure if having nus card is enough (you need .ac.uk email address), but it is worth a try I guess, good luck.
Many reviews stating this has a very poor display unless you get lucky and they place an LG one in.

I have been looking at this laptop with interest over this but the poor display would put me off as I am moving from an Alienware to something a bit cheaper.

Anyone have one and can comment on screen dimness?
Also if they offer at £696 do i still have option to use a Dell VIP code for another 10%?
Dell's warranty is very poor. I had a xps 15 refurb, turned up and looked about 10 years old, was actually 2 years old having checked the service code. After a couple of months of use, with only a couple of Adobe programmes installed. It became so slow and sometimes took 10 mins to switch off, despite regular updates. I contacted dell a number of times through their system for warranty issues without any luck. Called them up and was told it was a software issue and not a hardware issue which was rubbish as I have two laptops running the same software. They wanted to charge me £65 to have someone talk through over the phone on how to format the hard drive and delete everything. I kicked up, they said that would be free, but refused to have the laptop in for an engineer to look at. Cost £660, utter junk. I had many more conversations/chats without luck, even though the machine started playing up not long after getting it. I contacted AMEX who refunded me. Ended up getting a MacBook, via student discount for £1000, similar spec except for the screen which is lower res. Worth spending the extra. I will never buy a DELL again. Shocking service.
paul.jacobs

Dell's warranty is very poor. I had a xps 15 refurb, turned up and looked … Dell's warranty is very poor. I had a xps 15 refurb, turned up and looked about 10 years old, was actually 2 years old having checked the service code. After a couple of months of use, with only a couple of Adobe programmes installed. It became so slow and sometimes took 10 mins to switch off, despite regular updates. I contacted dell a number of times through their system for warranty issues without any luck. Called them up and was told it was a software issue and not a hardware issue which was rubbish as I have two laptops running the same software. They wanted to charge me £65 to have someone talk through over the phone on how to format the hard drive and delete everything. I kicked up, they said that would be free, but refused to have the laptop in for an engineer to look at. Cost £660, utter junk. I had many more conversations/chats without luck, even though the machine started playing up not long after getting it. I contacted AMEX who refunded me. Ended up getting a MacBook, via student discount for £1000, similar spec except for the screen which is lower res. Worth spending the extra. I will never buy a DELL again. Shocking service.



What you described is a software issue though... Dell gave the correct response. Not their fault you downloaded and installed something malicious or know how to maintain a computer. A mac is a lot easier to maintain if you don' have a lot of common sense which the windows operating system does require which explains your more enjoyable experience. That is not dells fault though is it.
paul.jacobs

Dell's warranty is very poor. I had a xps 15 refurb, turned up and looked … Dell's warranty is very poor. I had a xps 15 refurb, turned up and looked about 10 years old, was actually 2 years old having checked the service code. After a couple of months of use, with only a couple of Adobe programmes installed. It became so slow and sometimes took 10 mins to switch off, despite regular updates. I contacted dell a number of times through their system for warranty issues without any luck. Called them up and was told it was a software issue and not a hardware issue which was rubbish as I have two laptops running the same software. They wanted to charge me £65 to have someone talk through over the phone on how to format the hard drive and delete everything. I kicked up, they said that would be free, but refused to have the laptop in for an engineer to look at. Cost £660, utter junk. I had many more conversations/chats without luck, even though the machine started playing up not long after getting it. I contacted AMEX who refunded me. Ended up getting a MacBook, via student discount for £1000, similar spec except for the screen which is lower res. Worth spending the extra. I will never buy a DELL again. Shocking service.


I had another experience with Dell! Bought xps 12 2-in-1 about two and a half years ago with 1 year warranty. Three months ago motherboard died (most likely). I called them and guess what. They collected it in three days, replaced motherboard, extension board and SSD for free. In a week of time I got my "new" laptop ready at home! All that for free and out of warranty! Also I extended my warranty for £49 a year.

Edited by: "noizemaker" 25th Jan 2016
Jono1

Oh dear,another poor person!



No, not poor, just NOT a lamb.
pazuzu17

£700(ish), for a laptop!? Makes little sense...


quite much better to spend £600 on a phone .... or is it...
Nutkin

Many reviews stating this has a very poor display unless you get lucky … Many reviews stating this has a very poor display unless you get lucky and they place an LG one in. I have been looking at this laptop with interest over this but the poor display would put me off as I am moving from an Alienware to something a bit cheaper. Anyone have one and can comment on screen dimness?



Yeah, this was covered quite a lot in the last thread. In short: loads of the reviews are for the old model, not the new one. I have one and no issues with screen quality - It's lovely. See this thread: hotukdeals.com/dea…418

Multiple HUKD members and the dell reviews all praise screen quality. I'm at a loss where these screen comments come from, because as far as I can tell, it's a myth. It must be the old Dell Inspiron 15 (which would make sense - a few reviews flag this), but on the new one? Can't see much evidence of the issue, and I own one!
doktoraldi

No dvd drive,No numbers pad.



1. Save weight. Use an external drive if you want DVD. They're less than £20.
2. Allows the keyboard to the centred. I prefer that.
doktoraldi

I think this is … I think this is better:http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop



Nope, that graphics card is awful.
Just ordered £696 via sales rep. Thanks OP.
Can someone explain whats good about this except the graphics?

The one suggested for £599 m.dell.com/mt/…top also has a latest i7, AND double the RAM AND double the HD capacity.
doublekite1

Can someone explain whats good about this except the graphics?The one … Can someone explain whats good about this except the graphics?The one suggested for £599 http://m.dell.com/mt/www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=cn55908&model_id=inspiron-15-5559-laptop also has a latest i7, AND double the RAM AND double the HD capacity.



You're comparing a top end i7 (HQ) to a low power one (U). The difference in performance is vast : cpubenchmark.net/com…php?cmp[]=2607&cmp[]=2586

2 extra cores, and around double the performance.

Only the 6820HQ and 6920HQ are above this chip in performance and you'll pay a massive premium for them. This is quite simply the best 'real full fat' i7 for the sub £1k range. Loads of performance for the price. Linked with a 960M, you have a nice machine that's quite light and packs a punch.
Edited by: "nomnomnomnom" 25th Jan 2016
afroylnt

quite much better to spend £600 on a phone .... or is it...



Definitely not. I think £200 is the max I would pay for ANY phone - both now and in the future. I currently am using a Nexus 5 which I purchased used (but great condition) via eBay, £150(ish). Such a great phone. Understated, coupled with good hardware and pure Android.
Edited by: "pazuzu17" 25th Jan 2016
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