The budget gaming laptops (which usually range from an ultra-affordable sub £800 price point and usually go as high as £1200) are one of the most popular notebooks by the amount of sell. Today we are gonna check out Dell Inspiron 7000 KV87F which not only features a dedicated GPU but also a lucrative 4K panel.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (7th Gen), 2.8 GHz
- GPU – 6 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- Memory – 16 GB DDR4
- Screen – 15.6-inch Ultra HD IPS (3,840 x 2,160)
- Storage – 1 TB SATA HDD + 512 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It features an Intel Core i7 processor (with 4 Cores, very important for gaming needs) along with 16 gigs of RAM. There is a 1 TB hard disk for your bulk storage needs as well as 512 GB of SSD which really helps make the notebook much faster.
- GPU – It features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU which is a moderate graphics unit for everyday usage as well as a decent amount of gaming needs. You can play any of the recent titles in Medium to Ultra settings easily, although it can barely keep up with the demanding needs of the 4K panel while gaming.
- Display – The 4K display I would say is the most attractive feature of this model. It’s really a rare thing to include it in a budget notebook like this. The 15.6 inch 4K UHD display is quite good for both regular and slightly advanced tasks. Although as mentioned, gaming at this resolution is not the best idea for this notebook.
- Price – The price is indeed the most interesting feature of this notebook. Coming at £1600 I would say it’s one of the cheapest gaming notebooks (from Dell, at least) out there touting both a GPU and a 4K display.
- Battery – The battery life is really poor due to the relatively smaller capacity and the presence of the power-hungry 4K display. It could stay up and running for a hair over 3 hours under only web surfing load which seems really low.
- Portability – It’s one of the slightly heavy models from Dell. While it’s not the bulkiest in this section this notebook is certainly lying a bit on the beefier side with a thickness of nearly an inch. The weight as well is somewhat high if you ask me at 2.85 kg (6.28 lbs).
Okay, decision time. I think it’s a good choice for those who want a gaming notebook with a 4K panel pretty badly. As mentioned the battery backup is something that would make your life much harder at the same time. But that’s what you get, I guess, at such a price point. Go for it if you’re on a really tight budget.