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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets spiffed up for the holidaysAn updated version of its 15-inch budget gaming machine offers more power but less battery.
Though Dell's original Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop is about six months old. The company is all ready tweaked to it's designing options. A chip entry point into mainstream gaming of starting at 999, the earlier model was one of the first to incorporate the NVIDIA GTX1050TI graphics. processor. It will now bump the top end configuration to a GTX 1060. Roughly the same size as its predecessor, Dell dispensed with the rubberized finish because children and sticky fingers. There are two new USB C connections, one of which supports thunderbolt. For an external monitor or 40 gigabits per second data transfer. But also adds a two by two wireless option for improved signal quality. Plus the power button doubles as a finger print sensor for Windows Hello login. The front and back grills are a little less flashy now, but I kinda liked the old design. On the downside, it's got a smaller battery, dropping to a 4 cell 56 watt hour from a 6 cell 74 watt hour. That probably doesn't bode well, but it charges faster. If $1000 bucks is still too pricey, the good news is it The old model would remain on sale at a lower price for at least about six months. [MUSIC]