Owner's Thread: Dell Inspiron 7000 series

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  1. Akvavit

    Akvavit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Reviews

    Laptop Mag

    Tech Kalauz (Hungarian translated)

    Models

    Default Models (IE site):
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    It seems like these are starting to make their way to people. Got mine (Inspiron 15 - 7537) on Oct. 4th - and have had a few days with it now - so far so good.

    Benchmarks

    3D Mark Basic Edition

    Unigien Heaven 4.0
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    Max temp measured by RealTemp: 77/79c

    Unigien Valley 1.0
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    Max temp measured by RealTemp: 77/78c

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    That is for the Inspiron 15 - 7537

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    That is for the Inspiron 15 - 7537

    Have ordered one Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO - to replace the 5400rpm drive - thinking about if extra ram would be worth it...

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    Should be upgradeable to 16 Gb of ram - and SSDs should fit in without problems

    Various links

    7537 manual




    Gathering more stuff - will update ongoing.
     

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    newoverhere Notebook Consultant

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    Cheers and congratulations on your new purchase!
    Finally an owner!! Waiting impatiently to read some reviews about this :D

    If you don't mind can you give your first impressions on the following:-

    1)Screen!! How are the viewing angles?

    2)Battery life-does it last 5hrs+ of web browsing?

    3)GPU- does it throttle due to thermal issues or due to the ulv cpu?

    4)Does it feel too heavy for the size?

    5)Do you think the cpu will be sufficient for compiling code? I will be using it for coding in eclipse mostly.
     
  3. Akvavit

    Akvavit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hehe - yeah I was a little nervous about jumping the gun on this one - coming from several years running desktops only at home - only laptops I've worked with over the last few years are at work (Lenovo T60 and now T420). But found the time was right to jump the gun, and get mobile again :D

    1: Pictures (taken with a potato) say more than at least 10-15 words.
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    2: This was my experience: "I tried this "real world scenario": Connected via Ethernet, One chrome browser tab opened with Google Music streaming constantly (music playing through external monitors - not USB powered), external monitor connected through HDMI, another chrome browser open in which I am working on HTML/CSS for a website (so a lot of saving and browser refreshing). I am 2 hours and 53 minutes in, and the battery states 2 h 14 min (43%) remaining. I'd expected you can add an hour if I wasn't listening to music..."

    3: Afraid my technical expertise on that one will not provide you with a qualified answer. To me it seems like the fans only kick off when I push it - the majority of the time it stays quite cool and quiet.

    4: At a wee bit over 2.5 kilo it it not an ultra portable for sure, but I would not have any problem carrying it around with me in a bag for an entire day. But it feels sturdy when I drag it around the house (holding it with one hand at the bottom corner (see picture) - no creaking or anything. Flexes a tiny bit with the lid open, but very sturdy with the lid closed. The bottom is plastic (cost saving I guess) - so the comparisons in build quality to say a MacBook would not be fair.
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    5: I'd think it would yes, it seems powerful enough - I do most in HTML, CSS and PHP - so not much compiling going on here really. One thing though - this is not be best of keyboards (leaps and bounds behind e.g. the one on Lenovo T420) - maybe it will fit you okay, but when at home, I have it hooked up to a keyboard with Cherry MX Blue keys...


     
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    Akvavit Notebook Enthusiast

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    If anyone has some specific tests they would like me to run - free benchmarks etc. Just let me know, I'll be more than happy to try and help :)
     
  5. Igy

    Igy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi .. I am new here :)... I would like to buy this 15" but with i7 and ssd ...

    ... could you pls tell something more about build quality ... sound .. maybe more about how quiet is it?? Thanks so much
     
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    johnyguy Notebook Geek

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    i think battery life would be better with the integrated gpu and a ssd .

    but not bad definitely an improvement battery vise

    yours is the first review ever for this machine i think, so its gets people excited to see

    enjoy it !
     
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    Air1 Newbie

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    hello Akvavit
    Some questions:
    - Is that the chassis and screen are stiff?
    - The keyboard he distorts while typing?
    - The chassis is it all aluminum?
    - How is the power supply?

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    codesurfer Newbie

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    hello Akvavit,

    How is the fan, does it make a lot of noise or does it operate silently?

    Thanks
     
  9. j24d

    j24d Notebook Guru

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    Hello Akvavit, I originally posted over on the Dell site, just thought I'd say hi :)

    To others who have posted, please check other answers before asking more questions, as many have them have already been answered.

    e.g. build quality, fan noise, rigidity
     
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    Akvavit Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ran a benchmark using Bioshock Infinite - see it below :)



    It's hard to get the noise level right from the fans - but I used the Andoid App "Sound Meter" - the room I am in was measured at around 40-44db with the phone laying on top on the pc keyboard, facing the screen. The highest measured by the app during the benchmark was 56-57db - see definitions below on what that is compared to.

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