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Dell outs affordable $799 gaming notebook and Alienware laptop updates

Inspiron 15 7567
Inspiron 15 7567

Dell is going right for the budget-conscious gaming crowd with its latest updates to the Dell Inspiron 7000 series (7467 and 7567). The $799 laptop comes at a decidedly budget price (as far as gaming notebooks are concerned, anyway), and doesn't skimp on features you'd expect to find in a gaming notebook.

The new Inspiron 7000 features a red and black design that's relatively understated, with the exception of its large rear fans. Inside, however, you'll have the option of kitting the Inspiron 7000 out with Intel's i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ processors and NVIDIA's recently revealed GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics chips. You can also add up to 32GB of RAM and either a FHD or 4K display, depending on your configuration. Of course, beefing things up that much will cause the laptop's price to inflate quite a bit from its $799 starting point.

Alienware 17

Alongside the Inspiron 7000, Dell also announced some additional options are now available for its Alienware 13, 15, and 17 laptops. Specifically, you can now choose between Intel Intel's i7-7700HQ or i7-7820HK CPUs, and the Alienware 17 is now available with the NVIDIA GTX 1080 on board.

Both the Inspiron gaming notebook will be available in two variants, the 14-inch 7467 or 15-inch 7567, alongside the updated Alienware models on January 5.

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  • "Alienware 17 is now available with the NVIDIA GTX 1080" That is not new, and was available already for about a month. But glad to see Kaby Lake available already, now only need to wait to see if Dell fixed the QHD display issues on the Alienware 17; and it would be great if they offered an upgrade to use Liquid Metal thermal component/paste, instead of the stock, even if at a $100+ cost. But at least they addressed the bent heatsink issue and started using proper thermal paste on the CPU, which was before overheating to 99C under load, and now is about 85C, but still way above what can be done with repasting that keep the temps in the upper 60's C range.
  • I wonder why that Inspiron didn't get the Alienware branding. They've sold laptops at that price before.
  • 799 for 1050 ?
  • That feeling when you just bought the Inspiron 15 7559 with GTX960M just half a year ago, and this came out with GTX1050Ti. At the same price as well. Fml smdh.
  • I just bought it two weeks ago for CAD999. I'll look it up if it is available I'll try to replace with this one
  • Two weeks ago, damn; definitely try to return it or exchange for the new one. gl
  • Yup bought it at Christmas and if the new ones are available in Canada coming week with a little piece difference i would definitely try to exchange.
  • The best time to buy is right after they come out with new models, not when the models have been available for months. The only downside of this strategy is you become a beta tester.
  • Or you can wait a few weeks after release of new stuff and see what the reviews say, no need to be a 'beta tester' if you are a bit patient, and couple of weeks are not gonna kill you.
  • Good luck bruh. May the force be with you.
  • Will the Inspiron have an OLED monitor? Will the Alienware 15 and 17 have an OLED monitor? Will these have touchscreens? Or is the Alienware 13 still the only one with an OLED option and a touchscreen?
  • I dont think any Inspirons have ever had oled screens iirc. But i might be wrong, tho.
  • PSA: If you're interested in the 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 model of the new 2017 Inspiron 7567, I would recommend waiting for reviews before buying. Last year's 4K model used the RG/BW Pentile matrix to gain the ability to claim 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160, which many consider to be a form of cheating. It is recommended to wait for reviews before buying the 4K model, as this has significant bearing on what it means for this laptop to be listed as 4K. **THIS ONLY APPLIES to the INSPIRON. The 4K Alienwares have all used honest true-RGB 4K displays** .