Battery Life, Pricing, and Conclusion

Battery Life

In our web browsing benchmark, the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 lasted 5 hours and 48 minutes. Compared to the similarly configured MSI GS30 Shadow, this is quite an improvement for a gaming notebook. You should have no issue using this laptop for minimal productivity tasks around the house before plugging it in for a gaming session.


The configuration that we reviewed the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is currently available on the Dell site, directly for $799.

Alternatively, there is a configuration of this machine which can be found at Amazon for the same $799, which swaps the 1TB Hybrid Hard Drive for a 256GB SSD. Personally I think I would prefer the SSD as I wouldn't keep very many games on a notebook, but it's certainly an individual choice.

All in all, I am quite impressed with the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series. For someone looking for a laptop that they will be comfortable using day-to-day in productivity tasks that they can use to play games in their off time, the Inspiron 15 is a great choice. Unlike most gaming laptops we see, the Inspiron 15 doesn't require you to sacrifice things like thickness, weight, and battery life to get a discrete GPU capable of playing most titles at 1080p.

I do have some concerns about the longevity of certain aspects of the design, such as the hinge, but unfortunately only time will tell if these pan out to be valid concerns or not.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 gaming notebook earns a PC Perspective Gold award for providing a high performance level at a great price.

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