21 Sep 2017 By Sumit Rakesh On flipkart.com
The Laptop config I purchased was: Intel i7 7th Gen, 256GB SSD, 1 TB SATA, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia 1050Ti GTX Graphics Card. There was an exchange scheme available at that time and I got a massive discount of rupees 20000 on my old laptop. The config of old laptop was Acer Aspire-5740 that has i3 Processor and build year was 2010. This was a special summer offer provided by Dell and one additional promotional discount offered by Flipkart. nn(MRP price listed Rs. 1,14,290 + Pick up charge Rs. 100) – (Exchange discount Rs. 20000 + Promotion Discount Rs 2000) = Rs 92,390nSo, effective price was Rs 92,390. Great discount possible through combine efforts of Dell and Flipkart. I do not need to tell further that it was a lightning deal.nTo begin with, I purchased this laptop on 22nd May 2017. So, effectively I have used this laptop for almost 4 months. After an extensive use of this laptop I am writing detailed review. This laptop is available in two colors Red and Black. The red color was not available so I purchased the black one. As, I can see Red color is still not available.nnBeginning with build Featuresnn1. The laptop has black matt finish and I have not found any problem with that. It has a rubbery feel and texture. The Laptop screen has TN Panel, most of us definitely nwanted IPS panel. In India, IPS panel for this model is not available yet. The best thing about TN panel is that you will get a battery backup of around 10 hours on web browsing and guys it is really a boon for those who do not want to spend most of their time near wall socket. But those who cannot compromise with IPS Panel, it is a missing feature.nn2. The Laptop keyboard is really cool, it has Red LED backlit with three intensity level. The touchpad is also great. I am an ardent fan of wireless mouse, so I do not use touch pad that much. nn3. It has rear-exiting cooling vents with dual cooling fans and NVIDIA GeForce graphic with advanced thermal cooling design. There is no such heating issue with laptop. The Graphic card works smooth even at the maximum throughput. I have tested rigorously, both intel I7 processor and graphic card to full throttle i.e. using all the cores of both the processor and graphic at same time. But that was insane you are never going to use both the devils at same time at full throttle. So be assured this laptop is robust and come out as champ and shows cool temperament all the time like Indian Skipper Dhoni. nn4. The Laptop has 3 USB slots, 1 LAN Port, 1 HDMI, 1 3.5 mm Jack and 1 SD-CARD Reader. There is no thunderbolt in this laptop and I think this feature is a must in such high-end laptop. nn5. It takes around 2.2 hours to charge the battery and yeah battery is huge. With extensive use battery will last around 6 hours. For normal web browsing it will last around 10 hours. I have already mentioned about backup in point 1.nn6. The laptop speakers are above average but not anything special about them. I prefer to use headphones. All the famous youtubers/channels make adult comedy. So, headphone is the need of hour.nnnnnComing to Performance of laptopnn7. The day I switched on laptop first time, it hardly took 5 seconds to boot the windows. A great thanks to combination of 256 GB SSD + 16 GB RAM. Though it has not the state-of-art SSD but it works smooth.nn8. From Adobe photoshop, Illustrator to Adobe Video Editing. It works smooth, thanks again to i7 , 256 SSD and 16 GB RAM. For video editing, SSD and 8 GB Ram is must. This laptop configuration surpasses all the basic limits.nn9. Though, I am not a gaming enthusiast but throw any game at it. The NVIDIA 1050Ti will never disappoint you. The Difference b/w 1050 and 1050 Ti is that “Ti” is the energy efficient design from NVIDIA and consumes less battery and generates less heat.nn10. I have also done mining on this laptop, it works fine. Though, I will not suggest you to do so because mining consumes lots of battery and consistently using processor and graphic at full throttle for hours should be avoided. Open rigs are best for such purpose. No doubt this laptop is a beast but take care of it. You are Aladdin and your beast is Genie. It will never fail you in long run.nn11. For long term investment, this laptop is great. There will be no problem regarding H/W upgradation, it is one of the best of its times. Also, you can extend your RAM up to 32 GB. Five years down the line, I do not see any problems for such a beast.nn12. You get factory installed Windows 10 on 256 GB SSD. Apart from that I installed windows 7 and Ubuntu as dual boot on 1 TB storage. Yeah, Dell has no support for drivers regarding Windows 7 but I managed to do that. Anyone who needs the driver for Windows 7 can post the question, I will share the link. Please remember it is unofficial, Dell cannot provide any support for Windows 7.nn13. There were no additional accessories provided with the laptop.nn 5 STARS as it solves my purpose. nnKnowledge is all about sharing. nCheers!!!!
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Great Laptop at great price!!!
19 Apr 2017 By abhinash jena On flipkart.com
Got it on 19th way earlier than the launch date. The laptop has great premium looks and feel. Great buy. One correction it does not have touch screen display as mention in the product details.
The matte black case of the new gaming notebook looks simple and inconspicuous at a first glance. First, the big red fan grilles with a dark silver grid hint at the power sleeping inside the 15-inch device. Among others the red lattice at the front edge is new. The red decorated Dell logo on the lid has been kept. When the notebook is opened, it becomes apparent that Dell has omitted the red border surrounding the touchpad and the red grid bar above the keyboard. RAM works on single core and other slot is free and this can be corrected.
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