Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10

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  • Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
  • 8 GB DDR3L / 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 15.6-Inch FHD IPS, Wide-Angle, Anti Glare Screen.

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Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10

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  1. Scott says:
    335 of 341 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    First Impressions – Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK, October 27, 2015
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    Scott

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    Just received this laptop today, 10/27/2015.

    ***Summary***
    Overall, I am very pleased with this laptop. I think it’s a fantastic value for the parts you are getting. The overall look and feel of the laptop is great, the red trim is not overbearing. Using the laptop feels fast and snappy. Boots Windows 10 in less than 20 seconds! The weight and size keeps it portable, but it’s no Ultrabook. The laptop doesn’t have a touchscreen, if that’s a deal-breaker for you.

    More details are below, wanted to keep the summary at the top for the folks who don’t care to read the whole review.

    ***Short review***
    Build quality seems good to me. The unit is all plastic on the outside; however, I am okay with this. It is a very soft plastic that is nice to the touch. The unit does not feel flimsy and seems fairly durable. It also appears (at first glance) that access to the HDD and RAM won’t be terrible, as opposed to some other new laptops on the market, there seems to be a removable plate/panel on the bottom of the laptop to access the bottom of the mainboard, picture attached.

    Boot time is rather fast. From the time I hit the power button it takes about 17 seconds until I am at my Windows 10 desktop environment. This is exactly what I was looking for. You will not achieve this in laptops without an SSD hard drive.

    Wireless internet signal is pretty strong. I am fully able to receive a signal in the very back room of my house (35+ feet w/ walls), on par with iPhone 6 Plus.

    The main storage drive is an SSD, it is a SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB. Read/Write speeds are fairly strong, I have attached a picture from a CrystalDiskMark speed test I ran. The SSD drive from Dell has (4) partitions, you are left with approximately 200GB free of 225GB available when you receive it. The Dell backup image takes up about 12GB. The fact that your operating system is installed on the M.2 drive would mean that you can add an additional HDD or SSD in the spare 2.5″ SATA bay for additional storage. I am not familiar with the spare bay yet.

    Memory/RAM is pre-installed 8GB of DDR3, installed in 1 of 2 available slots, according to CPUZ. This leaves spare slot open for future expansion. The RAM is PC3-12800 (800mHz) (PC3 1600) Hyundai Electronics P/N – HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB, with a CAS Latency of 11, according to CPUZ.

    Battery life is unknown at this point, I haven’t had enough time to fully test this. While playing around with the laptop for the last 3-4 hours I still have about 87% left.

    Keyboard is comfortable to use, even with large hands. The 10-key pad is a little undersized, but this keeps the primary keyboard area nice and roomy. The CapsLock key does have a light on the key to indicate whether or not CapsLock is on; although, NumLock does not. The backlit keyboard features (2) brighness levels and is a nice blueish white color light output. The backlit keyboard seems to provide adequate light.

    Sound quality seems very good thus far. I watched a couple music videos online and the vocals were clear. The bass was lacking, but this is a laptop, this is to be expected.

    I really like that the charger has an indication light on the cord, on the end that plug into the laptop port, that lets you know the charger is powered. The charger also features a built in strap to keep the cord neatly stowed while not using.

    Not an overly amount of bloatware installed. Mainly Dell proprietary applications for updates and registration.

    ***For those who care…why I decided on this laptop.***
    I had been shopping for a laptop for everyday use that could also handle heavier tasks such as multi-tasking with multiple browser windows open, music playing, light duty photo editing etc.. I did want a laptop that was portable, but I was not willing to trade off the “more affordable” power you get by not shopping for an Ultrabook. I was also not as concerned with a touchscreen (don’t care for a smudgy screen).

    My criteria was:
    Sub $1000
    256GB or greater SSD, I wanted something that would boot Windows fast!
    8GB Ram Minimum
    15″ Screen Minimum
    1920×1080 Resolution Minimum
    Decent dedicated GPU.
    Windows 10

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  2. Thomas D. Morris says:
    192 of 196 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great all round laptop and super for games, including Fallout 4, October 29, 2015
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    Thomas D. Morris (Lynchburg, VA) –
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    This review is from: Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10 (Personal Computers)
    Got my laptop this evening. Before I even turned it on, I added a sandisk SSD to it. Took about 3 minutes. Just 1 screw to contend with. The SSD was a tight fit and BIOS picked it up right away. When you 1st start the laptop, Windows will finish installing. If you added a 2nd SSD you need to right click THIS PC then click MANAGE then click disk management. You will see 2nd drive unformatted most likely. Click and follow prompts to do simple format (I made 1 partition of whole drive). Then you’re in business.

    I loaded Diablo 3 , Guild Wars 2, and World of Warcraft from a thumb drive. They all played flawlessly at full resolution will high frame rates. Guild wars 2 was in mid 50s. Other 2 were even higher with Diablo 3 being maxed graphics with no problems. Didn’t even warm up playing it and WoW .Look forward to trying Fallout 4 on it in a couple of weeks. That should be a better test of the GPU and heat issues.

    The screen does have some light bleed in lower edge of screen , but only on startup when screen is black. That is the only time I noticed. Not sure about visual quality vs other computers, but looks better than my desktop monitor at work, and my 4 year old laptop I’m replacing. If they cut corners here, I’m not really noticing that much since I’m not doing any photoshop or pro stuff where color has to be spot on.

    The keyboard is responsive and similar to many other laptop keyboards. Love the full size keys. Not jammed too close together so fewer typos. Sound is decent for a laptop. The laptop is whisper quiet unless you are pushing the graphics card a bit, then the fans wind up a bit. Still not too loud. You can go to sound settings and tweak equalizer to get sound you prefer.

    The nice thing about this computer is you can sneak it past your wife as a business computer, but it runs like a much more expensive gaming laptop. Nice to be able to play a game while on a business trip. Will probably add 8Gb of compatible ram a little later so it will run dual channel. Highly recommend 2nd SSD in this unit. Runs games so well, you will want to install a ton on here. Can get another 256gb for $89 any day of the week with 512gb running around $150-160 for name brand.
    All in all, very pleased with my purchase.

    Update: After a weekend of gaming and surfing the web, I’ve found that you really need to download the latest drivers for the Intel HD video card, and the Wireless driver as well. Fixes many little irritating freezes and glitches. Just go to device manager and update from there. I also updated the Nvidia 960M driver though I never had a moments problem with it. Still loving this laptop!

    2nd Update: Got Fallout 4 last week and have played more hours of it than I care to admit. The laptop has handled it perfectly with very little heat buildup. No glitches, crashes and lag whatsoever. I play it on Medium settings and get 40-50 FPS . The game works on high but FPS dips into the low 20s at times which will ruin your aim a bit. Only use VATS for bosses. Gonna try Witcher 3 next which I hear is even more of a graphics challenge.

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  3. BigTread says:
    70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s hard to imagine a better laptop bargain, October 29, 2015
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    BigTread (Reno, NV. USA) –

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    This review is from: Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK 15.6″ Full-HD Gaming Laptop (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX960M) with Windows 10 (Personal Computers)
    I have always had fairly high end desktop computers – always with Intel (where I once worked) and Nvidia (with which I worked) processors. I continually upgrade motherboards, CPU’s and graphics boards, something that can’t be done with laptops. Recently I have been looking for a laptop computer that I would find useful with a limited budget and, at $800, it is difficult to imagine a better bargain than this Dell Inspiron i7559-763. I made a leap of faith and ordered this computer before it was even released – something I have never before done. So far it has been fast and reliable, and I am definitely happy with my decision. It even runs cool and quiet. Other high points for me are:

    – Intel i5-6300HQ processor
    – Nvidia GTX 960M GPU
    – Bright, sharp IPS screen
    – Backlit keyboard
    – SSD

    When I received this laptop I discovered another feature that I definitely appreciate. There is a large hatch on the bottom of the computer that can be opened with a single screw (and without breaking any seals). This hatch provides easy access to the memory and AN EMPTY SLOT FOR A DISK DRIVE WITH A CONNECTOR CABLE WAITING! The only hesitancy I had about the features of this computer was the limited storage space on the included SSD (i.e. 256GB) but that is now a non-issue with the easy addition of another SSD in the future. I even temporarily installed a 2.5 inch HD I had lying around and verified it would work. There also appears to be an empty slot for another memory card but I did not test it.

    One feature I didn’t test well is the touchpad. All touchpads are beneath contempt to me so I always use a mouse.

    So far this is a great computer and I definitely recommend it.

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