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Dell's new Inspiron 15 7000 gaming brings MaxQ graphics and VR support

Dell has today announced the latest in its Inspiron 15 7000 gaming series of laptops, the 7577 and it's a pretty serious beast. We loved its predecessors for packing solid gaming performance inside a wallet friendly package. Among the configurations available in the latest version, it's the range topper that's most interesting.

Dell has used NVIDIAs new MaxQ technology to put a 6GB GTX 1060 GPU inside the Inspiron, which means not only serious gaming chops but also support for VR.

Other hardware to note is the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, room for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1080p or 4K UHD display and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. More impressive, perhaps, is that even with a GTX 1060 and a 4K display, Dell is claiming 7 hours of battery life from the Inspiron 15 7577. Obviously not when you're gaming.

The design of this year's model is a little more understated than its direct predecessor, with no more red grill on the back. There are still subtle red accents on the keyboard and trackpad, and if you're so inclined a vivid Beijing Red color for the lid.

What's also ultra pleasing to see on this year's model is support for Windows Hello by way of a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. Throw in Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, all the connectivity you could ever want and a precision touchpad, and you've got quite the laptop. We're looking forward to getting our hands on one for some proper testing, but for now, check out our first look in the video above.

Prices for the Inspiron 15 7577 start at $999, though at that price you'll be looking at Core i5 and GTX 1050 specs. It should be available on September 12, and for 4K display configurations prices will start at $1,449.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

13 Comments
  • What happened to the battery? The 7576 is a legendary piece of work because of its combination of 4K display, 1050Ti and reported 19 hours of battery life (almost 2 hours while intensely gaming). Glad about the prettier design.
  • 19 hours sounds ridiculously high for any kind of laptop like this tbh.
  • Then again, it is perfect for people who want to game, but also need a good battery for lectures/labs with no power access. The decent design makes the computer less noticable and shame-inducing. Tests got the cited 19 hours in idle more, 10+ hours with WiFi surfing. This is beyond what is expected from most office laptops, let alone a gaming machine. It is what made it so special imho. From what I found, they went from the 74Wh 6-cell battery in 7567 (sorry for the typo in the number in my first comment) to a 56Wh 4-cell battery. Hence a drop in battery runtimes. Also added a Thunderbolt port and beefier GPU. The rest is exactly the same. If it makes the 7567 even cheaper to get (due to it now being an old model), I'm happy. Great value however you look at it.
  • For sure. I use the OG 7000 gaming and still think it's a hellova laptop for the price I paid. Getting tempted to upgrade to this now!
  • The reason for this drop in battery capacity is because the new Dell Inspiron 7577 now supports fast charging, and while yes it will have less battery on time than the 7567 it charges pretty fast (like 50% in 45 mins or something...dont quote me on that though)
  • Seems very nice, think I'll check these out... I'd like a touchscreen, though.
  • Then the 4K option is for you :)
  • why they dont bring FHD variant of this? I want that performance with considerably more battery backup. It their such alternative available, that is all those specs but just FHD screen?
  • Check the 7567 with 1050 Ti, FHD screen and a bigger battery (4K screen optional). No Thunderbolt, red grilles.
    If you're willing to wait, they will probably have the 7577 with FHD screen and 1060 option. Cannot make any promises though, might have the 1050 and 1050Ti for FHD, leading to 1050Ti and 1060 on 4K.
  • wmpoweruser says FHD variant will also be available: https://mspoweruser.com/dell-announces-vr-ready-inspiron-15-7000-gaming-...
  • "Other hardware to note is the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, room for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1080p or 4K UHD display"
  • Oh this looks great, but I don't think it'll get me to upgrade from my 7567, my 7567 has insane battery life, about 14hrs on average. and if you remove the nvidia experience bloatware with a DDU and install the new drivers only, you can get Forza H 3 running on all Ultra at a solid framerate (higher than stock). Although I don't really game on this, it is my main for school right now.
  • I have dell 7567 model. I am geting more than 9 hour of web browsing on my laptop. This is my first laptop, actually I don't know is it ok or low or may be better than others ????