A set of new Dell laptops have been released this autumn, one of them being Dell Inspiron i5567-7292GRY. It’s not a cheap model at all, but that’s explained by the heavyweight performance the notebook offers – i7 processor and DDR4 memory are something, yeah? This review will tell you whether such a package is actually worth the money or just an overpriced item…
Main components under the hood
Starting with the storage drive, Dell Inspiron i5567-7292GRY offers one terabyte 5400RPM SATA 3 hard drive. There is debate whether such a drive or SSD is better for a laptop, in my opinion the latter is. Well, this notebook accommodates solid-state drive if you remove the HDD so the problem is solved by upgrading the drive yourself.
Processor is Intel Core i7-7500U, a new 7th generation Core i7 processor still sporting dual cores, 2.7Ghz clock speed and 3.5Ghz turbo. Getting over 5300 points in the CPU Mark benchmark it’s clearly faster than the predecessor Core i7-6500U. Hence, performance for complex and demanding applications is guaranteed.
What ports and connections there are?
Dell Inspiron i5567-7292GRY offers you one USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 connectors to accommodate your peripherals. For example, a mouse can be plugged to them if you prefer using the laptop with one. There is also full-size HDMI-output on the machine, it accepts a television or PC monitor should you want to use the notebook through that.
For networking there’s a 100Mbps RJ-45 port, yep it’s not Gigabit but for using Internet it doesn’t matter – only local area networks might suffer. The wireless adapter features the faster 802.11ac dual-band standard with Bluetooth 4.2 support.
A tray-load DVD burner is included, so is media card reader which accepts SD(HC/XC) cards.
Does it work for gaming?
With Dell Inspiron i5567-7292GRY the biggest culprit for gaming is the graphics engine choice. It’s AMD R7 M445 (4GB GDDR5) inside and while it’s a dedicated card, it’s still a very low-end one. That being said, you can fire up some Triple A games such as GTA 5 on low settings (and resolution), frame rate count will be around 30. Other popular titles that work here are Battlefield 4, Dota 2 and Minecraft. In general, if you don’t mind stripping eye candy to minimum, most games will be at least tolerable.
Other important things
A 15.6″ Full HD display is the thing you’ll be looking at, I bet for this price you’ll get quite a good image quality. Touch is supported here which you might or might not use with Windows 10. The webcam on top offers 720p video resolution. Bear in mind the maximum operating angle for the screen is 135 degrees so it can’t be used in tablet mode.
There are no battery life tests available but the 3-cell 42Whr unit should last 4 hours on this kind of system. Being an integrated battery it will be a tough job to change it.
The system features a backlit keyboard.
Dell Inspiron i5567-7292GRY is like any power laptop: sporting components that will deal with even the most demanding software, but also the price is rather high. Surely, programs like Photoshop or virtual machines run flawlessly on this rig, and multitasking works as well due to high amount of fast memory. Full HD display is sweet although expected for the price. If you want a mid-sized bit cruncher for your household or business, check out this Dell.