Dell Inspiron 15 7577 Hands-on Review : First Impressions

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The newest addition to the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming series was also launched alongside the two new Inspiron 13 7000 laptops, the Inspiron 13 7370 and 7373 2-in-1. The successor to Dell’s highly regarded 7567 is none other than the Inspiron 15 7577. The new Inspiron 15 has a revamped design and packs some new yet familiar hardware. We were able to briefly tinker with the device and here are our initial thoughts.

The Inspiron 15 7577 is one beefy device, we don’t mean that externally but rather internally as the device is quite heavy. It still carries the same design cues and color from its predecessor — a blocky overall structure with a subtle black and red theme. That is not to say that the notebook is ugly though as Dell did quite a good job at making the device look sleek while keeping its gaming looks low-key. The notebook’s weight also translates to its build as it’s overall structure feels really solid and sturdy, it has minimal screen flex, non-existent keyboard flex, and the hinges are well-built. Its looks can be quite deceiving as the notebook isn’t really something you would consider thin or even relatively slim. Then again gaming notebooks aren’t really known to be slim and light devices, except for a few.

The laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD Anti-glare IPS display, which is now the standard display configuration for today’s laptops. Like any other good IPS display, the 7577’s 15.6-inch FHD screen has good color reproduction, accuracy, and viewing angles. It may not have G-sync or high refresh rates and fast response times like other gaming notebooks but it’s still a relatively good display.

Unlike its smaller 13-inch siblings the Inspiron 15 7577 is equipped with a full-size keyboard with your standard 15.6-inch layout. The keyboard has good travel distance and excellent tactile feedback (for a laptop) making gaming and typing a joyous experience. Surprisingly the trackpad is also above average, it has a smooth surface and responds quite well to taps and gestures. The two buttons at the bottom are springy and have good acoustic and haptic feedback.

Left Side

Left Side

Right Side

Right Side

Moving on to the laptop’s I/O. On the right, we have the Audio port, two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port, and an HDMI port. Moving over to the left we have a Kensington lock, the power input, an Ethernet port, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, and a multi-card reader. We are quite happy that Dell included a Thunderbolt 3 port on the device as this is a huge plus for anyone looking to at least have an option of using an external GPU.

We are certainly interested in getting our hands on a review unit to really tests the Inspiron 15 7577’s performance. In any case, we are impressed with the laptop’s build quality and overall port selection. Not to mention it also has an above average keyboard and a respectable display. Sadly, with the updated hardware comes with an increase in price and unlike its predecessor the Inspiron 15 7577 now has a higher base asking price. Although, of course, further testing might justify that price jump.

Dell Inspiron 15 7577 (GTX 1050Ti) specs:

15.6? FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display
7th-Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.80GHz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti, 4GB GDDR5
8GB DDR4 2400MHz
128GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone
Backlit Keyboard with Red Print
WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
HDMI 2.0
SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A w/ PowerShare
Thunderbolt 3
2-in-1 SD card reader
RJ-45
Headphone/microphone combo
56 WHr, 4-Cell Battery
Windows 10 Home

Dell Inspiron 15 7577 (GTX 1060) specs:

15.6? FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display
7th-Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.80GHz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6GB GDDR5
16GB DDR4 2400MHz
256GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone
Backlit Keyboard with Red Print
WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
HDMI 2.0
SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A w/ PowerShare
Thunderbolt 3
2-in-1 SD card reader
RJ-45
Headphone/microphone combo
56 WHr, 4-Cell Battery
Windows 10 Home

The Dell Inspiron 15 7577 comes in two variants, the base 1050Ti variant is priced at $1,437 while the 1060 variant is priced at $1,708.

(yugatech.com, https://goo.gl/tCNwwB)

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