Lisa Gade reviews the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 model 7559, aka the Gaming Edition. This is a relatively affordable gaming laptop that offers a lot of bang for the buck. We have the $750 base model with a 15.6” IPS full HD 1920 x 1080 display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB DDR5 dedicated graphics, Intel Skylake 6th generation quad Core i5-6300HQ, 8 gigs of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. You can get it with a 256 gig M.2 SSD for $50 more, and a Core i7 (also quad core) adds $100 to the price.
The laptop weighs 6 lbs. and is 1 inch thick. It has a durable build, and is easily opened for upgrades and service. It has a 74 Whr battery and Intel dual band WiFi 802.11ac with Bluetooth. A 4K display is available as a high end option, and a backlit keyboard and stereo speakers with a subwoofer are standard. If you’re looking for a gaming or workhorse laptop on a budget, this is a top pick. You won’t get a super light metal design, cutting edge ports or a high gamut display, but the core specs are all solid and the must-have ports like HDMI, Ethernet and USB 3.0 are on board.