If you want a heavy-duty laptop, be prepared to pay a lot, since these notebooks have high-end components that cost money. Such a computer is Dell Inspiron i7559-3762GRY with new Core i5 processor, hybrid hard drive and Ultra HD screen. Wow, that’s some package for sure! But the question is, is the laptop really worth the money? You’ll find my professional opinion on that here!
Dell Inspiron i7559-3762GRY enjoys a high-performance processor, Intel Core i5-6300HQ that is. The essential specs are quad-core setup, 2.3GHz clock speed, 3.2GHz turbo and CPU Mark score of ~5700. You will find such a processor much faster than i3s, and any power user stuff like multitasking or multimedia editing is not a problem here. This is backed up by the fact that the laptop has 8GB memory (one stick) which you can upgrade to 16GB.
Don’t forget this unit comes with a gaming-friendly graphics card, GeForce GTX 960M (4GB dedicated GDDR5 memory). Any game as of Spring 2016 and near future will run flawlessly; most even with plenty of eye candy on. To give you an example, GTA 5 shall run at ca. 50 FPS when settings are high and resolution 1080p.
Ah, the screen, it looks like an excellent one. The 15.6″ touch display offers IPS panel (~180 degree viewing angle) and Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution, sweet. Just don’t forget that everything will actually look darn small on the screen if you use that resolution – so considering lowering it!
Dell Inspiron i7559-3762GRY does have a decent connectivity, however nothing special: three USB 3.0 ports for peripherals and one HDMI-out for plugging in a monitor.
As expected for this price, the keyboard is backlit.
There’s a heavy-duty 74Whr 6-cell battery integrated (= hard to replace). Users have reported it to last for around 5 hours under lightweight use which is pretty much the standard.
A webcam is included, it supports 1280×720 video resolution which is good for Skype chatting and other things.
SD card slot is there as well, it works with SD and MMC cards.
To be honest, the only bad thing I can see in Dell Inspiron i7559-3762GRY is the storage drive selection. It’s a hybrid hard drive, with huge (but slow!) 1TB 5400RPM HDD section and 8GB SSD-like cache. It’s not really as fast as a solid-state drive, and the system – not you – will dictate what files are to be stored on the SSD. However, if you want to install a real SSD, there is a free M.2 SATA slot available (Samsung 850 EVO works here).
A minor annoyance, this unit doesn’t have an optical drive. But you can plug an external one to the laptop’s USB port.
Summing it up
If Dell Inspiron i7559-3762GRY is something, it surely is a laptop geared towards power users. The processor is very sturdy here, and couple that with the screen whose resolution goes much beyond Full HD and you got a capable laptop at your fingertips – heavyweight software, if that’s what you want to use, will be a piece of cake for this machine. Gaming will also be a smooth sail thanks to the graphics card. To be honest, for the money you are getting a lot, so do take another look at this powerful Dell!