My Christmas/New years gift to myself was a new laptop; the Dell Inspiron 7577 Gaming Laptop. Honestly I was never a fan of Dell Laptops but now that I live in Japan my research lead me in the direction of this laptop and after I watched a video review on how to stress test your laptop and this one came out as a top contender I eventually made the plunge. A 20% off holiday sale also didn’t hurt and after more than one month of usage I will say that I am happy with the purchase. The Dell Inspiron 7577 comes in so many configurations I think its best that I first share the specs on my model.

SPECS

  • – Screen: 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Screen
  • – Processor: Intel i7 3.8 Ghz
  • – OS: Windows 10
  • – Memory: 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz
  • – Storage: 128 GB SSD and 1 TB 5400 RPM
  • – Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5
  • – Other: Blutooth, Wifi, SD Card reader, USB 3.0, mini HDMI etc

Saved on Graphics Card

I could have gotten a better graphics card but decided to save a little as I don’t run many graphics intensive games and the GeForce GTX 1050Ti was more than enough for my needs after reading benchmarks. Overall I paid 122,500 yen or $1125 including taxes and shipping to my rural island. The laptop itself was under $1000.

Heaviest Laptop I have ever owned

This laptop is easily the most powerful laptop I have ever owned with the tradeoff being that it is huge and heavy – weighing in at 2.65 kgs. For comparisons sake – my old laptop/ultrabook was a 13 inch Sony Vaio T series that weighed 1.70 kgs. That Vaio is one of the best pieces of technology I ever bought but sadly the Vaio line is no longer with Sony.

Dell Inspiron 7577

Dell Inspiron 7577

Ultrabook to Gaming Laptop

So I went from having a ultrabook primarily for university to a gaming laptop that will be my primary personal computer as I no longer have a desktop. Performance-wise I have had absolutely no issues so far. I use my laptop now for light gaming, video/audio editing, blogging, streaming and coding. I’ve been playing Xcom, Age of Wonders III and Civilization 6 all maxed out with no issues; but again I am not one to play graphically intensive games on PC as I play mostly strategy games and RPGS on PC. One of my favourites is league of legends and I love it more now that you can get smurf accounts for it.

The build quality of the Dell Inspiron 7577 is really good. The laptop feels strong and sturdy but again a little hard to lug around as I do occasionally for multiple hour ferry rides. I really love the backlit keyboard, and the HD screen but the mousepad has been a little finiky – maybe I just need more time to get used to it.