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 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.
- – 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.
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.
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.
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