The Dell Inspiron I7559-763BLK has its gaming credentials in order, including an enthusiast-oriented NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 graphics card, a speedy quad-core 6th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 10 Home (64-bit) preinstalled, 8GB of system memory and 256 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD) for storage, and snappy boot times.
A sixth-generation Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6 M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz based on Skylake microarchitecture) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5 provide adequate gaming performance and very good multimedia score on the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK. This summer and September we’ve seen Intel release many Skylake-based processors and the Intel i5-6300HQ in this unit is part of the new releases.Currently, there doesn’t seem to be benchmark scores online for this processors just yet, but it’s expected to reach similar performance to some “regular” (not power efficient) i7s such as the i7-4712HQ.
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That processor gets around 7500 CPU Mark points which is excellent, and since i5-6300HQ should get more or less the same you can pretty much do anything on this computer and if there’s a bottleneck, it won’t be this processor for sure. With this processors, the system stays cool even after several hours of operation and offers great performance and speed with top class functionality and a feature set .
On the game grid, the system will surely achieve rock-solid frame rates at Medium-quality (1,366 by 768 resolution), however pushing the settings higher will make the system stutter. You should be able to get these systems playing smoothly at native resolution, but it will involve some tweaking with antialiasing and quality settings. The only entry-level system that could play most modern game titles smoothly at Ultra-quality settings at its native 1080p resolution is the Alienware 15.
The latest generation of Core i5 processors performs more or less like the Intel i7-4712HQ which has a Passmark score of 7635 today (minus the hyper threading of the i7), helps improve battery life (of 6-cell lithium ion battery) so you can have it unplugged longer despite having a Thermal Design Power of 45 watts. This means that the Inspiron i7559-763BLK’s performance comes closer to Core i7-powered systems that cost slightly more, like the Dell XPS 15, the 17-inch ASUS X755JA-DS71 and the gaming MSI GT72 Dominator-406.
The 6-cell 74Whr battery is non-replaceable battery, as in you can’t just pop it out without removing the bottom cover. Dell claims that it can go for 10+ hours-a beefy one, but I don’t think you’re getting more than 4 hours if you’re gaming. If surfing the web etc. you should end up with more than 4 hours, though.
The Bottom Line
The Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK is a good choice if you’re a content-creation hobbyists who likes to indulge in gaming once in a while. The latest Core i5 processor, brilliant screen, and clear speaker will definitely take home entertainment to the next level and even make creating the next YouTube masterpiece a pleasant experience. If you’re on a budget the price is right to grab it as your entry-level gaming laptop, thanks a future-proof design, stellar performance and ambitious pricing. The Inspiron i7559 is worth the buck in every inch, especially for the budding hardcore gamer and creative professionals alike. For that, it is our newest Editors’ Choice entry-level gaming laptop.
New Model: Dell G5587-7866BLK-PUS G5
Well, that was in 2016 and the release of the Dell i7559 just coincided with the launch of Intel’s sixth generation line of CPUs codenamed ‘Kaby Lake’ that saw us enjoy more powerful systems for ever decreasing amounts of money. To date, it has remained a steadfast favorite among office users, college students and enthusiast gamers, alike. A lot has changed since then, and consumers preferences have shifted, dictated by need for even better performance and longer battery life. In 2018, Inspiron i7559 got a refreshed upgrade in the Dell G5587-7866BLK-PUS G5, that offers even better performance, tons of storage, improved battery life and useful connectivity options.
The newer iteration boasts a newer seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB (released in 2017), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD combo for storage and all round connectivity. Surprisingly, the price hasn’t shifted greatly over its predecessor, and considering the feature set, it looks like you’re getting computer than what you’re paying for. For these reasons, the newest Dell G5587-7866BLK-PUS G5 replaces its predecessor as our Top Pick for entry-level gaming laptops. We reviewed it here.