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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 926 reviews of Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The price and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the size. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming review

 

The first affordable Max-Q gaming laptop

Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics ; Quick-charge battery ; Well configured for the price

Reduced battery capacity ; Some odd design choices

Thinner and more powerful than ever, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming mixes a blend of capabilities and affordability.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Steven Wong (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review

 

This unlikely gaming notebook goes boom

Impressive battery life ; Loud speakers with subwoofer ; Great screen

Slow hard drive ; Can get very warm ; Relatively heavy

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 offers great entertainment value and decent battery life behind a gorgeous display, even when it feels slow (and hot).

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Seth G. Macy (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 review

 

An attractive 2-in-1 that's more laptop than the tablet

The aluminum body looks slick and makes it feel sturdy and durable ; Vibrant screen

Heavy ; Battery life ; Tablet mode not useful

A competent, capable, attractive and well-priced 2-in-1 notebook that works better as a laptop than a tablet, thanks to the large screen and weight of this 15-inch machine.

Sep, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (2014) review

 

An all-around excellent multimedia laptop

Attractive aluminum design ; Vivid 1080p touchscreen ; Excellent inputs ; Solid performance

Heavy ; Tinny speakers

While its speakers could use a boost, this multimedia laptop boasts a crisp 1080p touchscreen, excellent inputs, and solid Core i7 performance – all packaged in an attractive aluminum chassis.

Jul, 2014

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A powerful Full HD gaming laptop at a decent price

 

This laptop can handle 1080p gaming with ease, but it's let down by a poor-quality display

Excellent performance ; Great battery life for a gaming laptop ; Reasonable price

Drab display ; Mushy keyboard ; Chunky design

It’s just a shame that it’s all let down by the screen; a better, brighter panel would have allowed you to enjoy the full visual impact of your games. For a little more, you can grab the impressive Dell XPS 15 with a 7th generation Core i7, GTX 1050,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

 

The Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is Dell's latest effort to capture the super-competitive £1000 gaming laptop market. It comprises two models, one that sells for £900, and another costing £1100 thanks to its beefier graphics hardware, larger memory and more...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review

 

Nobody ever said PC gaming was an inexpensive hobby. A really solid gaming laptop can set you back $2,000 or more, and some high-end models easily double that. That's about £1,635 or AU$2,640. The best-case scenario is still usually $1,200 or more for...

An inexpensive way to get a very decent graphics card for PC gaming. The reworked design is fun and has a premium look and feel.

Investing in the GPU requires some cut corners, including a washed-out display and annoying touch pad.

This sharp-looking gaming laptop packs in graphics power, but spending a bit more might be a wiser long-term investment.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (cnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (2016) review

 

The first laptop I ever bought with my own money was a Dell Inspiron. It was big, ugly, and exactly what I needed at the time -- a cheap computer with just enough processing power to play the latest Half-Life game.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 will play any PC game you want, without having to spend a ton of money to get that performance.

It's a thick, heavy, ugly black slab with mediocre battery life. And a fingerprint magnet, too. You'll want to pay extra for a solid-state drive to avoid annoying stutter.

That boring black obelisk look notwithstanding, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a great PC for gaming on the cheap.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review

 

A beautifully designed laptop with a great battery life, but it's not as powerful as other similarly priced desktop replacements

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series review

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Dell says that its top-of-the-range large-screen laptop mixes 'elegance with an edge'. Weighing less than 2kg, it's certainly lighter than most 15 inchers. And the 'edge' refers to the thin bezel design and powerful processor. We put the Dell Inspiron...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):58 / 72
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Graphite / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office / Professional
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6 / 43.9
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:1024
Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro W5170M / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M / NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:English / Spanish
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 64
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio Pro / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel�� Virtualization Technology (Intel�� VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:240 / 65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel�� Active Management Technology (Intel�� AMT):N
Intel�� AES New Instructions (Intel�� AES-NI):Y
Intel�� Anti-Theft Technology (Intel�� AT):Y
Intel�� Clear Video HD Technology (Intel�� CVT HD):Y
Intel�� Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel�� High Definition Audio (Intel�� HD Audio):Y
Intel�� Hyper Threading Technology (Intel�� HT Technology):Y
Intel�� Identity Protection Technology (Intel�� IPT):Y
Intel�� Insider���:Y
Intel�� InTru��� 3D Technology:Y
Intel�� Matrix Storage Technology (Intel�� MST):Y
Intel�� My WiFi Technology (Intel�� MWT):N / Y
Intel�� Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel�� Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel�� Secure Key:Y
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA):N
Intel�� Smart Cache:Y
Intel�� Smart Response Technology:N
Intel�� Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel�� vPro��� Technology:N
Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 75460 / 81015 / 97496 / I7-4500U
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EB
Processor package size:40 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe 1Y
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe / Office / Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MSXC, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.5 / 25.9 / 281.4
Height :2.22
Height (front):2.05 / 2.7 / 2.85
Height (rear):2.22 / 3 / 3.45
Weight:1.18 / 2.6 / 3.42
Width:37.6 / 37.9 / 417