Dell Inspiron 7000 15 High Performance 4K UHD Touchscreen Gaming laptop Review
Dell enters the fray in our Amazon Top9Rated list with this, the Inspiron 7000 15. Those tech savvy readers would have no doubt already noticed a few things about this laptop that make it a bit of an unfair challenge for this unit, but we like it enough to give you the run down on some of its great specs.
First and foremost, it needs to be said that although this laptop has some good specifications, it is now running last generation versions of both the Intel Core i7 CPU and NVidia mobile gaming chipset. Luckily though they still pack a punch and will be able to put up a fight regardless of what you throw at it, with the possible exception of VR games. The resolution and colour depth that this unit can achieve is really something though, as anyone who has looked at 3840 x 2160 visuals can confirm. The mobile version of the GTX 960 is still a fighter, and gamers should be able to get medium to high detail settings on most games that they attempt to play on this Dell unit.
Construction is good, with high quality materials being present throughout the laptops surfaces and internals. Dell units come with a very good onsite warranty repair option as well, so those that can’t stand to be without their laptop for more than a day or two will be pleased to know that Dell technicians can come to your work or business and perform the repair on the spot, should anything go faulty, of course. Check your warranty options before ordering, and speak directly with Dell if you would like to extend or upgrade your particular warranty option.
Sound is delivered by a Waves MaxxAudio solution, which provides great sound quality and stability. There is an integrated webcam as well as wireless 802.11ac/a/b/g/n compatibility modes, including Miracast. Media is handled by a 2-in-1 card reader for your SD and MMC modules, and Bluetooth is also included for your peripheral connectivity needs.
Gamers will be satisfied with the on-board graphics card’s independence from the rest of the system, coming with its own dedicated 4GB of VRAM. Unlike some older systems that would cannibalise valuable system RAM to store textures and render 3D graphics for games and applications, this particular GPU manages its own memory usage.
The keyboard is responsive and crisp, with minimal key travel. The screen size may be a little limiting for some, as 15.6 is considered to be at the edge of acceptable for many gamers. But luckily the GPU still has enough horsepower to send video signal to an external HDMI screen if gamers are seeking a slightly bigger viewing area. Portability hasn’t been sacrificed either, and the unit is exactly 1-inch-thick and weighs in at a healthy 6.1 pounds. So gamers won’t find themselves needing a gym membership to be able to get the device on the move with them.