Save $150 on 15.6-Inch Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

For a limited time, Dell is selling the 1080p Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop for just $749.99. Use coupon code "50OFF699" in your shopping cart, and you'll save 16 percent off the standard asking price.

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Spec-wise, it features a sixth-generation quad-core 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card (with 4GB of memory), 8GB of RAM, a 1TB solid-state hybrid drive, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support.

As for the built-in 15.6-inch display, it sports a full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080, in-plane switching, LED backlighting, and an anti-glare coating. And thanks to the HDMI 1.4a port on the side, you can hook up nearly any modern television or PC monitor for a big-screen experience.

Whenever you play a modern game, there's going to be a lot of heat coming off the CPU and GPU. Unfortunately, that means it's often uncomfortable to use laptops under a heavy load. However, the Inspiron 15 7000 has three exhausts and two cooling fans aimed at keeping the laptop – including the palm rest – nice and cool as you play.

While this model weighs in at over five and a half pounds, the six-cell 74WHr battery, full-size keyboard, and beautiful high def display more than make up for that bulk. And since it's only an inch thick, it should fit nicely in most tote bags and backpacks.

Windows 10 Home (64-bit) comes installed by default, and that's very good news from a gaming perspective. Right out of the box, you'll have access to DirectX 12, Xbox One game streaming, game DVR, and cross-play support for select titles.

While the Inspiron 15 7000 doesn't pack the same level of horsepower as a maxed-out Alienware, the price-performance ratio here is outstanding. You won't be able to crank the graphical settings to ultra on many new titles, but this is an excellent portable gaming rig for those of us on a budget.

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