Which Inspirion is better for gaming and web browsing?


Nov 20, 2017
Hi there... I'm researching gaming laptops and I'd like to know which of these are more favorable.... I do some casual gaming but I also want the machine to be able to play whatever strikes my fancy, lol..

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz) with 1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5


7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz) with 128GB Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive (Storage) and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory.

All other specs are mostly identical. Thanks in advance!

(it's saying to provide more details, I don't really have anymore details for you other that the specs are for Dell Inspirions 15 7000 series gaming laptops.)


Jan 1, 2017
I would say to look into the second one (with the Core i5-7300HQ).

Although you are getting a Core i5 vs a Core i7 (which really matters to some people, the specs, not the name really matters) you are getting significantly better graphics and load times. Let me explain- the first choice only has a painfully slow 5400 rpm hard drive. Just having this store your OS makes boot-up times very slow. Having Windows on a 128GB SSD will increase the speed of loading/startup significantly- about 5 to 10 times faster. However, having the 1TB hard drive for storage is great. In addition, the Core i7's hyperthreading will make it outperform the i5, but not enough to recommend it over the laptop with a better GPU.

About that 1060...

Even though these are both mobile versions of already incredibly powerful GPU's, they do pack a punch. Expect for the second laptop (the one with the gtx1060) to get around 40-60 FPS faster than the 1050Ti, which alone is a major selling point.

One more thing- how much RAM do these laptops have? Although it isn't a major factor, you may want to make sure you have enough RAM for heavy workloads (I would recommend 8GB or above).

Good luck!

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