Just earlier this month (December 6, 2016) Dell announced the arrival of their new Inspiron 15 Gaming laptop targeting game enthusiasts. However, here’s the million dollar question: Is this powerful enough for hardcore gamers?
“Game developers and enthusiast expect outstanding outcome of creative works and performance that demonstrate true professional quality and at the same time bringing rich entertainment experience to life. This new Inspiron gaming laptop is the essential device for them.” said Chris Papa, country manager, Dell Philippines
The Inspiron 15 7566 houses Intel’s latest 6th Gen H-Series quad core mobile CPU, NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB of blazing fast GDDR5 memory. With those specs in mind, it would seem that the laptop is perfect for casual gamers and may not be able to handle the heavier games we have today.
It has dedicated forward and rearward thermal outlets plus extra-capacity heat exchangers connected by oversized piping to dual cooling fans with high-efficiency blade engineered specifically to handle its CPU and graphics card. In addition, its 6-cell 74WHr battery will be able to power your gaming for upto 13 hours.
The new Inspiron 15 Gaming laptop delivers Truelife Ultra HD (4K resolution) or FHD anti-glare displays.
Dell True Color – See the world through your Dell laptop the way it really looks — with True Color you can adjust color temperature, vibrancy and tone to experience images and video that are up to twice as colorful to give you more vibrant and realistic images.
And it has high performance speakers with onboard subwoofer and Waves MaxxAudio® Pro.
The Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming is now available and you may choose from Matte Black or Hibiscus Red.
The Inspiron 15 Gaming (7566) price starts at 49, 990 Php.
- Processor Options
– 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ Quad Core Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
– 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
- Dimensions (HxWxD)
25.44-25.55 x 384.9 x 274.73 mm / 1.00”-1.01” x 15.15” x 10.82”
- Starting Weights
Starting at 2.61 Kg
- Battery Life
Up to 13 hours, 32 minutes with 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, FHD non-touch display
(Win 10, MM14)
FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED Backlit Touch Display
UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display
- System Memory*
4-8 GB, 2400 MHz, DDR4; up to 32 GB (additional memory sold separately)*
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M, 4GB GDDR5 video memory
74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated)
- Hard Drive
1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive Dual drive config with 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Red backlit full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with numeric keypad
802.11ac +Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 1×1
(2) tuned speakers plus (1) subwoofer; audio processing by Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
(1) combo headphone / microphone jack
Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone
- Ports and Connectors
HDMI 2.0, (3) USB 3.0 including (1) with PowerShare
Kensington lock slot, 2-in-1 SD (UHS50) / MMC, RJ-45, Headphone/Mic
Over-all, this Dell’s new release is powerful but might not be strong enough to handle heavier games and would be perfect for casual gamers. It would still be a considerable affordable gaming laptop.