Inspiron 15 (7560) laptop £929 at Dell (£829 with 'SAVE2')
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Inspiron 15 (7560) laptop £929 at Dell (£829 with 'SAVE2')

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Found 24th Mar 2017
Until 29th March, dell are offering £100 off on selected laptops, including this.

So with the code 'SAVE2' this laptop sales for £829

i7-7500u, 16GB Ram, 256 ssd, GeForce 940MX

It seems to have adopted some of the well liked styling features of the current xps range, allbeit in a slightly chunky and less streamlined way.

(Unfortunately there are hardly any reviews of this anywhere, most of them are for the insprion 15 gaming machine)

(According to LinusTechTips, this is easy to upgrade for both the ram and the ssd)
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Can anybody who owns this laptop tell me what they think of it?
Or can anybody recommend a better alternative at this price point?

I'm potentially going to get this but there is practically no official review done as of yet, apart from the few indian youtube videos which have a slightly different spec to our uk versions.
Edited by: "pogbanogba" 24th Mar 2017
Does it have an aluminium case or a silver plastic one. I bought one of their 2 in 1's that looked as if it had a metal case and it was cheap silver plastic. Within a few months the plastic had worn away on either palm side and the plastic is now a dirty, rough material.

I paid £650 in a deal for that - down from £800 - but, geesh, £800 for a soddy cheap plastic casing.
This is rubbish - 1 HDMITM 1.4a

I was watching some reviews of Lenovos and HP's this week over on Mobile Tech Review and they made comments about how even the most expensive Dells are still coming with 1 HDMITM 1.4a when the likes of Lenovo and HP are coming with the latest 2.0.

They went on to talk bout external 4K screens and how you apparently need 2.0 to get the 4K to work on an external monitor whereas anything under 1.5 can't hack it apparently.
I bought this exact model off ebay outlet seller for £700 two weeks ago. Full warranty. Not a mark on it, brand new. Had loads and still does I think.
Good laptop. Nice and light and quick but colours need adjusting as the red and blue look rotten. Much better now though.
Runs zwift at 1080p 40fps fine.
Aluminium case and feels well made.
Edited by: "PaulGT" 24th Mar 2017
tawse57

Does it have an aluminium case or a silver plastic one. I bought one of … Does it have an aluminium case or a silver plastic one. I bought one of their 2 in 1's that looked as if it had a metal case and it was cheap silver plastic. Within a few months the plastic had worn away on either palm side and the plastic is now a dirty, rough material.I paid £650 in a deal for that - down from £800 - but, geesh, £800 for a soddy cheap plastic casing.



This is the aluminium and magnesium casing one. Also this isn't the 2 in 1. Their previous inspiron 15 ranges were a bit cheap looking, but they seem to have taken note from the xps range in terms of materials.
Edited by: "pogbanogba" 24th Mar 2017
PaulGT

I bought this exact model off ebay outlet seller for £700 two weeks ago. … I bought this exact model off ebay outlet seller for £700 two weeks ago. Full warranty. Not a mark on it, brand new. Had loads and still does I think. Good laptop. Nice and light and quick but colours need adjusting as the red and blue look rotten. Much better now though. Runs zwift at 1080p 40fps fine. Aluminium case and feels well made.


What is the battery life like? It has a 42WHr battery 3 cell battery, which has me worried as my xps13 (getting a full refund from dell due to too many issues) has a 56WHr battery and a smaller screen (non touch) and only manages around 4.5 hours of normal useage.
Edited by: "pogbanogba" 24th Mar 2017
I haven't really used it on battery. The graphics driver switches between the on board and the nvidia though to maximise usage. But says around 4 hours when on full charge. Haven't used it much though so may go up or down.
Some of the windows scaling is a bit funny when at 125%. That's common windows 10 though.
tawse57

This is rubbish - 1 HDMITM 1.4a I was watching some reviews of Lenovos … This is rubbish - 1 HDMITM 1.4a I was watching some reviews of Lenovos and HP's this week over on Mobile Tech Review and they made comments about how even the most expensive Dells are still coming with 1 HDMITM 1.4a when the likes of Lenovo and HP are coming with the latest 2.0.They went on to talk bout external 4K screens and how you apparently need 2.0 to get the 4K to work on an external monitor whereas anything under 1.5 can't hack it apparently.


I rarely ever connect to an external display so I guess that isn't a problem personally. But I agree, it does seem a bit silly that dell still only use 1.4 even in their 2017 range of laptops.
PaulGT

I haven't really used it on battery. The graphics driver switches between … I haven't really used it on battery. The graphics driver switches between the on board and the nvidia though to maximise usage. But says around 4 hours when on full charge. Haven't used it much though so may go up or down. Some of the windows scaling is a bit funny when at 125%. That's common windows 10 though.


Okay thanks! How is the touchpad? Also, is the screen very reflective? And from what you have experienced, any overheating issues? Cheers
Edited by: "pogbanogba" 24th Mar 2017
Screen is bright. It does reflect a bit and u can't use polarised sunglasses with it. Don't ask....
Touch pad is nice and loads of features. Zoom, two three and r finger options.
Doesn't seem to overheat but fans run when on full screen video. Not too loud.
bought one from pcw a few months back for 750, then returned it because of lightbleed of the screen (in one corner). It was difficult to do any photo editing with part of the screen always brighter - totally unacceptable. I took it back and got a replacement which had a good screen but suffered from coil whine (worse than a graphics card in a stress test). Went back for another replacement and they offered me one with the backup already made by them (PCW) which is usually £35 but I would get it for free. What a good excuse to sell me an opened box one. At that point I changed my mind and got a refund.
Battery is not good at all in my opinion, It does not last long and also it has a short life about 350 recharge cycles (as stated by Dell)
PaulGT

Screen is bright. It does reflect a bit and u can't use polarised … Screen is bright. It does reflect a bit and u can't use polarised sunglasses with it. Don't ask.... Touch pad is nice and loads of features. Zoom, two three and r finger options. Doesn't seem to overheat but fans run when on full screen video. Not too loud.


Thanks for your feedback, just one last question...What is the bootup time like? Coming from my xps it literally takes a few seconds from a shutdown state. I'm wondering if I'll notice a large difference coming from the xps's PCI-e ssd compared to the slightly downgraded ssd in this inspiron.
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