A charmingly cheap gaming laptopThis 15-inch from Dell skips the Alienware name, and price.
Laptops, even high quality ones, have become much less expensive over the past few years, but one exception to that rule is gaming laptops, which still cost $1,500 to $2,000 or more More for anything decent. That's why I'm so impressed at what Dell has managed to fit into the new Inspiron 15 7000. It's a 15-inch laptop from Dell's very, very mainstream Inspiron line. But incorporates a lot of the hardware and design touches from the more expensive alienware family, and still keeps the starting price down to a very reasonable 799. For that you get a bit of a design edge with big red fan vents in the back, and red details on the keyboard and front edge. New 7th gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors in either HD or 4K screens. But the most important thing here is the graphics card. Here, it's an Nvidia geforce GTX 1050 or 1050pi which is a pretty good mainstream card for playing games at Full HD resolution and medium to high settings. It's a bit better than last year's mainstream GeForce 960M card. And while, it won't support virtual reality, it's about as much gaming laptop as anyone can reasonably expect for the price.