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[Review] Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK Cheap But Powerful Gaming Laptop

Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK review

Pros: Full HD screen, 10 hour battery life, Nvidia GeForce GTX960 graphics card with 4 GB, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of SSD storage, low end price (see price here) 
Cons: No optical drive and no display port.

Finding a laptop that does a good job at balancing price and specs is no easy task. Often times we end up overpaying for a machine that doesn't take much time to dissapoint. However, every once in awhile we find a laptop that has a truly good price spec relationship. Thus is the case of the Asus F555LA-AB31 we've talked about earlier, and of course it's the case of the Toshiba Satellite C55-C5241, an i5 powerhouse with 8 GB of RAM. That said, today we've come to talk to you about another laptop that follows suit; the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK. 

The new Dell gaming laptop shines with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, a dedicated graphics card and of course a strong budget price point. Now, without further ado, let's see if the new laptop is all it's cracked up to be or if it will in fact disappoint. Join us on our Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK in depth review.

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Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK Review of a high end laptop

Display and First Impressions

We'll start of our review of the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK  by talking about the display, one of it's key selling points. In effect, the new Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK sports a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display with anti glare technology and a panoramic 16:9 ratio. This fact, in itself, gives the new gaming laptop a strong start considering that most of it's competitors are still pushing HD screens at the same price point.

Moving on to the keyboard, it has a nice feel and a spacious design which gives way for good ergonomics when we type. Other than that, the keyboard is backlit which always comes in handy when you wanna type in the middle of the night without waking your partner or turning the lights on.

In terms of size and weight, the new laptop has a quite standard 1 inch of thickness and it weighs in at 5.67 pounds. Not the most portable laptop but also not the heaviest.

Processor, RAM and Graphics Card

Moving on with our review, it's time to talk hardcore specs A.K.A.: CPU, RAM and Graphics. 

Starting off with the CPU, the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK comes with an Intel core i5 6300HQ quad core processor which runs at 2.3 GHz (3.2 GHz when Turboboost is activated) and has a 64 bit architecture and 6 MB of L3 caché. All in all, a pretty powerful and efficient processor.

As far as RAM is concerned, the new Dell Laptop has us covered with 8 GB of DDR3L SDRAM that runs at 1600 MHz. Sure, it's not 16 GB but it should be more than enough for 99% of the userbase. Unless of course you like running dozens of programs simultaneously.

In terms of graphics we've got an Nvidia GeForce GTX960M with 4 GB of GDDR5 dedicated memory. All in all, it pretty much doesn't get any better than this as far as graphics cards are concerned.

Translation: If we where to translate this set of specs to plain english we would have to say we're looking at a full on gaming laptop and one of the most balanced of it's kind. It's not as expensive as some low end MSI models and not as cheap as some Acer models that only slap on a decent graphics card and call it a "gaming laptop". No, make no mistake, this is in fact a powerful gaming laptop and one which will allow you to play your most demanding games without breaking a sweat.

SSD storage and extensive battery life

When it comes to high end laptops, we generally see that  manufacturers put CPU's and RAM capacity ahead of storage quality. In that sense, it's not uncommon to see a high end laptop with 1 TB of HDD. However, the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK challenges that standard with a 256 GB SSD which will make your laptop run faster than ever. Yet, if even 256 GB of SSD sounds like too little you should know that this laptop accepts the use of an additional drive, be it an HDD or an SSD.

As if that wasn't enough, the battery life on this machine is something to be reckoned with, sporting a 6 cell ion battery which gives us an outstanding 10 hours of battery life. 

Connectivity and Windows 10

Wrapping up our review on the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK we'd like to take a moment to talk about the connectivity. On this matter, the only things missing are a disc drive and a display port. Other then that you've got your standard high speed WiFi (ac), Bluetooth 4.0, 3 USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and an ethernet port.

In terms of operating systems, the new Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK comes along with the latest and greatest Windows version (Windows 10) so you won't even have to download the new OS when you turn your laptop on for the first time.

Verdict: Is it worth it?

It's impossible to give a recommendation on a laptop without knowing the price/spec relationship. That said, if this laptop where to cost $1100 or more we would tell you to look elsewhere.

However, at its current price it's impossible for us to not recommend this laptop. We absolutely love everything about it, from it's graphics card to it's full HD screen and its 10 hour battery life. It's a gaming laptop yes, but that doesn't mean it's a laptop JUST FOR GAMERS. 

If you're a designer or a heavy graphics user and you're not looking to fork over more than $800 then this laptop should definitely be on the top of your list. Hell, even if you just like a Full HD screen on a fully fledged laptop then this is a great option. All in all, your pretty much can't go wrong when buying the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK.