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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop i5-7300HQ 256GB SSD 8GB RAM GTX 1050ti $999.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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PHOME20

This deal is back once again…but this time only limited quantities of just 12 left at time of posting.

Original PHOME20 20% off Selected Sellers on eBay Deal Post
$50 cheaper if you able to buy10% off on 5 of $100 ebay gift cards. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/404441
I bought this laptop on around 9/09/2018 and it arrived yesterday. I haven’t had much time to play around with it but I absolutely love the feel and ips screen on it. I don’t plan on gaming on it but rather more daily business/personal use, etc.. Benchmark on battery life of 7+ hours on normal usage was one of the selling points for me. Only 1.5hrs of gaming if you are going to use for gaming. For me this laptop is a huge upgrade from my 2011 hp laptop core i7-2630qm. The processor is 7th gen core i5, and it has no USB C or Thunderbolt port if that matters to you. Anyways here is some specs:

PROCESSOR
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Quad Core 2.5GHz (6MB Cache, up to 3.5 GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 10 Home 64bit English

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 - NOT INCLUDED
Microsoft® Office trial
No Office media kit

SECURITY SOFTWARE
McAfee® Live Safe 30day Trial

MEMORY
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4; up to 32GB

HARD DRIVE
256GB Solid State Drive

VIDEO CARD
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory

DISPLAY
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display

OPTICAL DRIVE
No Optical Drive

COLOR
LCD Back Cover for Non-Touch HD/FHD Screen

WARRANTY
1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

PORTS
3 USB 3.0 (1 USB 3.0 w/Power Share)
1 HDMI 2.0

SLOTS
1 Noble lock slot
1 RJ-45
1 2-in-1 SD(UHS50)/MMC
1 Headphone/Mic

CHASSIS
Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Array Digital Microphone

Software
My Dell, Dell Digital Delivery, Dell Backup & Recovery, DropBox, Microsoft® Office 2013 trial, McAfee LiveSafe (30Day).

Keyboard / Touchpad
Standard full-size backlit keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad

DIMENSIONS
383 x 265 x 25.3mm / 1" x 15.08" x 10.43" (non-touch)
Starting Weights
Starting from 2.59Kg / 5.72lb (without touch)
Starting from 2.67Kg / 5.88lb
AUDIO AND SPEAKERS

(2) tuned speakers and subwoofer with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro,
(1) combo headphone / microphone jack
WIRELESS
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz, 1x1

KEYBOARD
English keyboard with backlight

PRIMARY BATTERY
74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated)

POWER
Battery
74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery
AC Adapter
130 Watt AC Adapter

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closed Comments

  • +2 votes

    Got mine a week ago, no complaints yet, has been running great

    • +1 vote

      I think I've got the 1060 model of this, had it for like 6 months, works great.

      The best thing about these is the giant air vents mean the CPU/GPU don't throttle under heat - which pretty much every slimline laptop does when playing games - meaning you get much better performance. This is what the top of the range alienware and asus gaming laptops have too.

      Slim, or "ultrabook" style gaming laptops are the last thing you should buy if you are actually planning to play video games.

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        the giant air vents mean the CPU/GPU don't throttle under heat

        Mobile CPUs have myriads of throttling methods that manufacturers can implement. Sometimes these have nothing to do with heat, it could be time at X CPU use, battery level, battery draw rate, chassis surface temp (which the Surface line is famous for being able to bypass throttling by aiming a fan at the chassis).

        So they can be good for gaming eg. GPD Win 2 or Razer Stealth or unuseable for games even with the same CPU.

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          So they can be good for gaming eg. GPD Win 2 or Razer Stealth or unuseable for games even with the same CPU.

          Do you know if the Dell XPS 15 line are any good at gaming without overheating?

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      Did you order through eBay? I just wondering about the wait time.

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        I got the i7 with 16GB RAM…..was just under 2 weeks from end to end. They're not a stocked item so it needs to be built first.

  • +2 votes

    A staple of Ozbargain gamers.

  • +1 vote

    Any good laptop priced under 400?

    • +11 votes

      No

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      It's a shame Amazon US don't ship to AU anymore. So many good Chromebooks.

      • +2 votes

        Meaning it's a shame Australian's voted for the Liberal and Labour Parties, two parties which have repeatedly attacked their human rights and taken their money by arranging a system where individuals subsidise billionaires generating even more wealth through the tax system.

        If you voted for the Liberal Party you voted to stop Amazon shipping to you for the above tax arrangement. And if you voted for the Labour Party you voted for a Party that claims to be against these arrangements but repeatedly does nothing to change it which means they want it.

        And that's because 60% of the Liberal Parties donors also donate the same amount of money to the Labour Party. The Labour Party's job is to give the illusion of choice where both options are the same.

    • +1 vote

      you'd have to find a second hand one at that price

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      May be an used one or a refurbished one - keep an eye out on greysonline ebay page as they sell refurbished laptops from time to time. But $400 may be a bit too low, even for a refurbished laptop.

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      Not really.
      Connsider buying used or refurbished or be prepared to cut a lot of corners if you buy new. IMO the biggest drawback at that price would be the screen as RAM/SSD are still upgradeable in most laptops but the screen won't be. That's why I think you should buy used/refurbished.

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      I've been looking at this one:

      https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-atlas-ultraslim-x350-note...

      No gaming as it's not meant for that, but everything else is pretty sweet. If I do pull the trigger, I'll swap the OS to M.2 SSD via upgrade.

      Negatives:

      dual celeron N4000 isn't a powerhouse
      RAM is non-upgradable 4GB (I'm looking for a schematic to see if it could upgrade if you know soldering)

      Positives:

      $359 AUD
      Looks smart. Matte silver. Mac Air-twin.
      FHD screen
      64GB emmc drive with a user-accessible slot for an M.2 2280 SATA drive. Yes, you can image the 64 to the SATA and boot from it.
      decent ports
      VG good battery life
      Very well made all metal body
      nice keyboard
      thin and light

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        Well yeah, very different machines?
        That is more like a tablet with a keyboard power wise.
        If you just want to look at the internet, just get the cheap one.

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      I've purchased multiple laptops from the Dell Outlet for around $350 - $400. You have to expect that the lifespan will be reduced at that price, but about a year ago I was able to buy a 15" with i3, SSD, 8gb Ram etc when the cheapest i3 in stores was around $650.

  •  

    How many times is this going to be on the front page in a month lul

  •  

    Buying 7th gen now is a horrible idea…

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      Not if the price is right, which this is.

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        It’s not bad, i would rather pay a bit more to have a huge boost in performance

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          A bit more would be good, but how much more does it cost and in what applications do you get the performance?

          You can currently pay a bit more to get a 7700HQ for a faster CPU or a bit more to get a 1060 for better 3D rendering, but at a price to performance ratio, this laptop is great.

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          @FabMan: 1060 and 1050ti is a huge difference, 7700hq is out of date. 8250u is probably equivalent

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          @FabMan: 1060 about 100% faster, 8250u = 7700hq basically anything 7th gen is out of date

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          @XanderYuan: I'm aware of the differences, but claiming buying a 7th generation is a horrible idea is off when you haven't got an alternative at a similar price or for a bit more. 7th generation isn't a horrible idea at all. I use a 6th generation on my laptop for building 3D models and 3D environements, I also play 3D games on my laptop too. They run really well.

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          @FabMan: I’m not saying they are horrible they work okay, but buying an out of date product sounds like a horrible idea if you analyze it in terms of performance price gain, 7th gen is no good. Eg https://www.metabox.com.au/store/b240/Metabox-Alpha-N850EK-l...

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          @XanderYuan: If you match SSD size, with Windows 10 and Wireless version it costs $443 extra.

          That is a price worth considering if you need the extra CPU horse power. So it's not a bad suggestion.

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          @FabMan: if I were to buy a new gaming laptop, I would rather go with normal notebook with thunderbolt 3+external gpu, the one I gave is not really good for the price, there is one around 1300 for 1060+i3 8300h, if it goes on discount probably a good buy. Win 10 links with the account, haven’t tried it before but it should activate on another laptop? Previously had a rog 1070 for 2000 and sold it because it’s too heavy with horrible battery life. not going back to gaming laptops…

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          @XanderYuan: Windows 10 is linked to the motherboard.

          Yeah, those gaming laptops are pretty heavy. I prefer slimline with a 1050ti or 1060 and have lower graphics, graphics are nice, but I prefer comfort of carrying lighter weight notebooks.

  •  

    Tempting, but I would like to pick one up with a 1440p res display for work purposes.

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    Good for some high octane hearthstone or LoL @ 60hz. But seriously when will they start offering 120/144 hz screens with gaming laptops, it would be below $100 more to produce and unleash the hardware fully. I would upgrade my current 6 year old Dell for some sneaky gaming on the go.

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      There are

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        But they seem to be metabox/clevo or in the 2k+ bracket, looking for something mid tier with 1060 etc.

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          1060 is unlikely to drive 120hz, obviously depends on what games you play…

  •  

    I have one of these for work. Great laptop and the occasional fortnite game at lunch. Runs my 3 24” monitors through the dell display link dock

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    how is this compared to Lenovo y520?

  • +1 vote

    less $100 with egifts
    less TRS $90.84 off $999.20 or $113.55 off $1249
    less cashrewards
    under $800 zone

    Thinking of:
    *Another 8gb ram
    *adding 2TB

    • +1 vote

      Do it. Won't find a better laptop at this price

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        Do I need 32gb ram?
        Can I make do with 16gb 2x8gb ddr4 2400 Kingston?

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          16gb should be fine.

          What is TRS?

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          @Keiia:
          Tourist Refund Scheme
          Get Gst back flying overseas

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    "This item is out of stock."

  • +1 vote

    This item is back in stock…

    More than 10 available / 526 sold

  •  

    Ace deal. Spend the extra coin and get three year warranty (may need to message them for custom listing). Got mine a year back, 16gb model. Spend some extra dollars and upgraded to 32gb ram, as well as the 970 evo nvme.

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      O no. Warranty? I didn't.

      How is it 12months old now?

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      Thanks I messaged them about the warranty, their response below. Do you know what the difference between them is? Is the difference between the first two just that they will first try remote diagnosis before giving onsite service?

      The warranty options can be seen below:

      3Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis + $110.00

      3Yr Premium Support: Onsite Service + $189.99

      3Yr Premium Support Plus:Onsite Service + $490.01

  •  

    Can I add a Crucial 8Gb DDR3 RAM stick to this or is it incompatible due to the DDR4 it comes with? Also can I add a Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb SATA III SSD to it or swap it for the existing SSD?

    I have these in a Lenovo E560 from a previous deal that has crapped itself already.

  •  

    This, or Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop 8th Gen i7-8550U 8GB Ram 1TB HDD AMD Radeon 520 $959.20 after 20% off?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-3000-Laptop-8th...

    No SSD, less powerful video card?

    According to this, it's a lot more powerful CPU?
    https://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/intel-core-i7-8550u-vs-c...

    More suitable for the non gamers?

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      Emailed Dell to try and swap HD to SSD, apparently listing on ebay they can only play with warranty and OS, so no go. Still undecided…

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        M.2 slot?

  • +1 vote

    this or the desktop value wise? i realise i am comparing laptop and desktop but trying to weigh the two for primarily a home use.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Inspiron-Gaming-PC-Desktop-Intel...

  •  

    What makes USB C or THunderbolt so good for laptops?

  •  

    Hi,
    how can i add samsung v-nand ssd 860 evo to this laptop? is there any video or something? i know it comes with an m.2 disk but i would like to add also this ssd too. I opened up the back panel and there is a slot available. but i couldnt manage to install it. Besides, is there any software process about this? how can i complete the all process?

  •  

    Ahh hoping for another one of these deals

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      You won’t have to wait for too long, don’t worry:)