[Microsoft Store] Dell Inspiron 15 i5-7300HQ, 8GB, GTX 1060, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, 15.6" FHD $1,199.00
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So many overpriced laptops with 1050s out there now
Feb 6th, 2018 6:05 pm
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Feb 6th, 2018 6:25 pm
Feb 6th, 2018 7:03 pm
So yeah this is not an ultrabook so RAM is totally upgradeable
Feb 7th, 2018 12:47 am
Feb 7th, 2018 1:04 am
First of all it's upgradeable. Second, 8 GB of ram will still be sufficient enough for gaming and normal usage for awhile (will remain the bare minimum at least) - especially considering the prices of RAM right now. Third, I don't know how 8 GB of ram is a let down compared to the CPU it has lol.. RAM is one of the last things to consider at when it comes to being 'futureproof'.
Feb 7th, 2018 9:22 am
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Feb 9th, 2018 12:26 pm
What was the price during the Christmas sale? Was it reg price with a free WMR headset or was there an additional discount too?Spudly204 wrote: ↑ I picked up this laptop during the 12 Days of Christmas sale which included the free WMR headset. I think the laptop is pretty good value for the sale price. It does have a 1060 Max Q version of the card so depending on which benchmarks you look at, can be up to 10-15% slower than a regular card. Everything runs pretty zippy for me though.
I am primarily using this laptop in a docked configuration so haven't really paid attention to the screen. Seems fine to me.
Feb 9th, 2018 1:23 pm
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Feb 9th, 2018 4:16 pm
I wouldn't get a gaming laptop with a gtx 1050. You will be sry in the end..LOLUMIRINBRO wrote: ↑ how is this computer compared to this for $799?
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/de ... 5in_gaming
Feb 9th, 2018 4:31 pm
Nope, this model has an IPS panel (7577 model).klover wrote: ↑ This model has traditionally used an absolutely TERRIBLE TN panel, like one of the lowest cost business class panels available. More recently, Dell did start using a better IPS panel...did anyone grab this and can confirm?
Also, there is a good chance the 1060 GPU is the "Max Q" version which is a lower tier chip. At least that's what's in all the reviews of this model.
Feb 9th, 2018 4:35 pm
I wanted to upgrade mine (from 128 to 256). What is the actual issue here? I wanted to get this from Dell, which can be had for $130 from time to time.Greign wrote: ↑ Got this laptop with the VR kit and it's great, 8 gig is fine but 16 would've been better just like the 128gb m2 ssd it comes with. It's a 1060 max q 6gb video card in it.
The only issue is if you upgrade the m2 ssd to a Samsung 960 500gb nvme m2 is the bios only boots it in raid. Which it comes in like that too with the 128gb. Other nvme ssd seem to install fine under ahci.
Feb 9th, 2018 6:02 pm
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Feb 9th, 2018 7:20 pm
I'd agree with that but I haven't seen a single 8th gen with a decent GPU for under 2k. Think it will be a while before we see that
Feb 9th, 2018 7:54 pm
When does the 8th gen come out? I've been holding out to get a new computer since last year but prices have been outrageous. The concurrency bubble and shortage of flash memory isn't helping things either.
Feb 9th, 2018 8:49 pm
Feb 9th, 2018 11:29 pm
I got the Acer VX 15 when it was on sale for $875 a few weeks ago. It has the 1050 in it. It's not a massive beast graphically and I completely understand the 1050 not being future proof... But Im looking for a budget laptop and I can't find anything close to that good of a deal. I got the 960 evo m.2 and the thing absolutely flies and games run exceptionally well. Every time I read this stuff about don't get a 1050 you'll regret it it makes me want to return it lol but getting anything better I'm looking into $1300+ on a good day. Ugh. I only have a few more days to return.