Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Review - Affordable, Upgradeable

Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Final Analysis

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the system’s lower price point. We are looking specifically at the Inspiron 15 7559 and the value it provides at $799.99, and our take is that the machine is going to be a good buy for certain mainstream users.

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concludeThe Inspiron’s chassis design is a win in our book. It is sturdy and stylish, inspiring a level of premium build quality in line with a higher price tag than you'd likely pay for this machine. On top of that, it really is easy to access its internal components, if you’re likely to consider an upgrade down the road. If you do swap out parts in a year or two, the Inspiron 15 7559 could have a life far longer than many less accessible notebooks on the market. Frankly, the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is one of the more easily upgradable laptops we’ve seen in a long time.

Further, the overall experience provided by this machine during our battery of tests and usage testing was very solid. You can stream video, write comfortably for extended periods of time, and even play a few of today’s (and potentially tomorrow’s) hottest games – at reasonable settings. Dell positions the Inspiron 15 7559 as being at the high-end of its mainstream brand, and we’d say it hits the mark fairly cleanly.

So, who is the Inspiron 15 7559 best for? It’s a good fit for tech-savvy users with tight budgets and lighter gaming needs, but it’s also a solid laptop for someone who has no interest in ever removing the bottom panel. At over 5.5 pounds it's definitely on the heavier side, versus most thin and light ultrabooks but it is a 15-inch machine offering a lot more chassis real estate to work with. The Inspiron 15 7559 is going to appeal to just about anyone looking for a solid 15-inch notebook in the $800-$1,000 range, and it's just the thing for students on a budget as well. 

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 hot not
  • Good value for the money
  • Sturdy, yet slim design
  • Easy access to components for upgrades 
  • Gaming performance just OK
  • Middling battery life

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