DOORBUSTER: New Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming - use code SAVE150 now £799 @ Dell
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DOORBUSTER: New Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming - use code SAVE150 now £799 @ Dell

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Found 28th Nov 2016
Cyber Monday Deal.

Just found this on the dell website.

Might help some people after a gaming laptop.

6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
16GB Single Channel DDR4 2400MHz, upgradeable to 32GB
Dual drives with 128GB Solid State Drive+ 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
1Yr Premium Support with Onsite

EDIT - Was £949 - use code to bring it down to £799

18 Comments

Original Poster

Forgot to add :

Includes VAT & Delivery

Hmmm, no issues with adding this one to the basket and applying the code - either Dell have improved their site or people only want the cheap ones. (yes I know, it's the latter!)

Really needs a 970m at this price imo.

Is this worth it?

K1LLER HORNET

Really needs a 970m at this price imo.



Or a 1060

K1LLER HORNET

Really needs a 970m at this price imo.



A bit unrealistic for £800 in my opinion.

Reviews say the screen is bad.

As always, save your pennies and look for a 1060 deal. The extra £200-300 is well worth it, as it'll future proof the laptop.

The 9XXM series is old and struggles to run modern games at good frames/graphics. In 2-3 years time you won't be able to use this for anything but minimum graphics and even that I wouldn't have great confidence in the frame rate.

amazon.co.uk/Med…060

This is apparently £950 with the 1060m, which will destroy this card. You will get 300% the frame rates with the 1060m compared to the 960m. SAVE UP, IT'S WELL WORTH IT

amazon.co.uk/gp/…new

Even this is £1100 and is far better, high quality. It's possible to find the 1060m on a deal and get it even cheaper.

argos.co.uk/pro…JUN

Or this for £949 + cashback, which is the cheapest option out of the few.

It would be a huge mistake buying anything that's 9XX unless it's dirt cheap. Places are just trying to get rid of the things as fast as possible (Hence why there are so many sales on "gaming laptops" lately).

Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 28th Nov 2016

Gfx card good for bf3!

Graham1979

Gfx card good for bf3!



Battlefield is 5 years old, not exactly what most people will be wanting to hear...

Salfordgirl1

As always, save your pennies and look for a 1060 deal. The extra … As always, save your pennies and look for a 1060 deal. The extra £200-300 is well worth it, as it'll future proof the laptop. The 9XXM series is old and struggles to run modern games at good frames/graphics. In 2-3 years time you won't be able to use this for anything but minimum graphics and even that I wouldn't have great confidence in the frame rate.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medion-Erazer-X7847-ERAZER-Notebook/dp/B01MQ6224B/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1480350179&sr=1-2&keywords=1060This is apparently £950 with the 1060m, which will destroy this card. You will get 300% the frame rates with the 1060m compared to the 960m. SAVE UP, IT'S WELL WORTH IThttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01JG1BPCA/ref=sr_1_3_olp?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1480350179&sr=1-3&keywords=1060&condition=newEven this is £1100 and is far better, high quality. It's possible to find the 1060m on a deal and get it even cheaper.It would be a huge mistake buying anything that's 9XX unless it's dirt cheap. Places are just trying to get rid of the things as fast as possible (Hence why there are so many sales on "gaming laptops" lately).



I'm all for folk offering alternatives, but when the 2 machine you posted are 25% and 40% more expensive, it's not really an alternative anymore. Yes the 1060m will "destroy" the 960m, but you could say the same for a phone or car that is 40% more expensive than the starting point. The 960m in my XPS 9550 can play Assetto Corsa at 1080/high with 45-50fps. Drop a couple of settings and you get 60fps easily. Playing Battlefield Hardline is around the same performance, as is Project CARS and GTA IV. It really depends on what level of gaming you want to go for. For casual gaming, this machine is more than upto the job.

The Medion Erazer on Argos, it has a low end i5, is almost exactly 1kg heavier (35%), and has a huge battery that lasts "upto 4.2 hours" which in real terms will be around 3.5hrs, with around 1hr gaming. Seems like a great option...
Edited by: "HacKage" 28th Nov 2016

HacKage

I'm all for folk offering alternatives, but when the 2 machine you posted … I'm all for folk offering alternatives, but when the 2 machine you posted are 25% and 40% more expensive, it's not really an alternative anymore. Yes the 1060m will "destroy" the 960m, but you could say the same for a phone or car that is 40% more expensive than the starting point. The 960m in my XPS 9550 can play Assetto Corsa at 1080/high with 45-50fps. Drop a couple of settings and you get 60fps easily. Playing Battlefield Hardline is around the same performance, as is Project CARS and GTA IV. It really depends on what level of gaming you want to go for. For casual gaming, this machine is more than upto the job.



An extra 25% for 200-300% increase in performance?

Not only that, but with cashback the difference is around £100~ on the last suggestion. Hardly a huge difference, considering how superior one is to the other.
Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 28th Nov 2016

HacKage

I'm all for folk offering alternatives, but when the 2 machine you posted … I'm all for folk offering alternatives, but when the 2 machine you posted are 25% and 40% more expensive, it's not really an alternative anymore. Yes the 1060m will "destroy" the 960m, but you could say the same for a phone or car that is 40% more expensive than the starting point. The 960m in my XPS 9550 can play Assetto Corsa at 1080/high with 45-50fps. Drop a couple of settings and you get 60fps easily. Playing Battlefield Hardline is around the same performance, as is Project CARS and GTA IV. It really depends on what level of gaming you want to go for. For casual gaming, this machine is more than upto the job.The Medion Erazer on Argos, it has a low end i5, is almost exactly 1kg heavier (35%), and has a huge battery that lasts "upto 4.2 hours" which in real terms will be around 3.5hrs, with around 1hr gaming. Seems like a great option...



You don't need an i7 for gaming. It's excessive and silly. Barely any games make use of hyper threading.

It's a gaming laptop with a 17 inch screen. It's not meant to be lugged around outside on camping trips, so the weight and the battery life are irrelevant. It's going to be on your lap or on a table for the entirety of its existence.

For the price of £890 after cash back (It was £860 up til yesterday) For a 1060m is unrivaled for price. For quality? No of course. It has a small battery, a TN panel (Although a high quality one) and a small SSD. So, no, it's not perfect.

You can't make complaints that "This laptop costs 40% more!" then when I offer a cheap alternative you say "But it's not high quality!". A case of wanting to have your cake and eat it - shooting down people for suggesting higher quality, pricer products and then shooting people down for suggesting lower quality, cheaper products.

If I wanted a gaming laptop right now I'd tell myself to wait until January when a 1060 will go on sale. The ASUS ROG 1060 laptop was already £1099, which is pretty cheap all things considered.
Edited by: "Salfordgirl1" 28th Nov 2016

EagleUK

A bit unrealistic for £800 in my opinion.



Not really. See links provided by Salfordgirl1.

Original Poster

Both good arguments there, but I guess its all down to people's budget.

In reality you get what pay for.

Might be worth waiting to see if any bargains pop up on the outlet site.

The problem is, it's not a cheap alternative. It's more expensive, has a poorer CPU, has less RAM, has no SSD, weighs a lot more. Your comment about the 17 inch screen not being moved around, thats precisely because a 17 inch laptop that weight over 3.5kg is going to be a headache to carry around. The OP laptop is a 15 inch model that weighs 2.6kg, something that is going to be a lot more comfortable to carry around.

A true like for like alternative (same CPU, RAM, storage, size, weight) is this scan.co.uk/pro…-dv but as you can see is 55% more expensive. Getting a decent 1060m laptop just now is going to cost a whole lot more. Yes you could argue 55% more expensive for 300% more performance, but the jump from paying £800 to £1249 isn't insignificant.

K1LLER HORNET

Not really. See links provided by Salfordgirl1.



Yes really, they aren't £800 and they are budget brands. You aren't going to find a 1060m for £800 on a premium brand laptop.

People always comment to spend more but if your budget is £800 then this is one of the better deals you can find at the moment.

EagleUK

Yes really, they aren't £800 and they are budget brands. You aren't … Yes really, they aren't £800 and they are budget brands. You aren't going to find a 1060m for £800 on a premium brand laptop.People always comment to spend more but if your budget is £800 then this is one of the better deals you can find at the moment.



That's why I said "Really needs a 970m at this price imo."

I didn't say it should have a 1060 as I factored the brand bit into the equation.
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