This is a quick Dell Inspiron 7577 review to help you figure out if this gaming laptop is the one for you.
The Dell 7577 gaming laptop is the ultimate machine for the budget gamer. It strikes the perfect balance between giving you the performance you need and the subtle gaming feel.
It does not overwhelm you with too much colour accents and it has an elegant design. When you pull this bad boy out of your bag in the middle of a coffee shop, not many people will even notice that it is a gaming laptop at first glance.
That’s why the Dell 7577 is great for both work related tasks and gaming on the go. It also have a fingerprint scanner to make signing in to Windows quick and easy, which is the first at this price range.
Dell Inspiron 7577 Hardware Specifications
Processor – 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core (6 MB Cache , up to 3.5 GHz)
Graphics – NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB
Memory – 8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz, up to 32GB
Storage – 128 GB (SSD) + 1 TB 5400RPM SATA (HDD)
Battery Life – 56Wh Battery (Up to 4.5 hours)
Display – 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Weight – 5.82 pounds (2.65kg)
Color – Dark grey chassis with black on top
Ports – 1 x HDMI 2.0, 3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen, 1 Type-A, 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with support for 40 Gbps Thunderbolt and DisplayPort)
The Dell 7757 now has the 7th or 8th Generation CPU’s available with three main options to choose from, between the Core i7-875H, the Core i5-7300HQ or the Core i5-8300H which are all excellent for handling almost anything you throw at them with ease.
You get the GTX 1060 6GB graphics card which is a Max-Q version, meaning it’s not as powerful as the desktop version, but still really good.
It will easily handle most AAA titles with ease on high-ultra settings at 60fps or more to give you the ultimate experience.
Most of the standard versions comes with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM and is also upgradeable to as high as 32GB. 32GB will mostly not be necessary for gaming purposes, so 16GB is more than enough.
The battery, like in all gaming laptops, is not too big. It has a 56wh battery, which is a bit smaller than the previous Dell 7567, and will hold for about 4.5 hours when you do work related tasks.
So not super long, but it’s mostly due to space optimization to get the best performance out of the system. If you game, it will be best to keep it plugged in (no surprise here).
The keyboard has a good feel to it with the button size being large enough for comfortable use. It’s nothing amazing and only has red back lighting to keep things neutral.
The Trackpad is made of plastic and are using Windows precision drivers which has good gestures and tracking. For everyday use it’s not a problem, but because its a gaming laptop, you’ll probably use an external mouse anyway.
The sound is okay for normal use, but nothing too major. It has no sub so the base is a bit lacking when you turn it up all the way. It will be best to use headphones if you want a better gaming experience.
The standard versions will most likely be a combination between a SDD and HDD. You can always add a bigger HDD or upgrade the NVM SSD.
You can expect something like a 128 GB SSD along with a 1 TB 5400RPM SATA HDD.
Ports – Left (Noble Lock Security Slot, Power, Ethernet, USB-3.1 Type A and SD Card slot). Right (HDMI, USB Type C with thunderbolt 3 support, 2 x USB-3.1 Type A and a headphone jack).
It has 2 RAM slots and a 2.5mm Hard Drive slot and comes with a 128GB NVM SSD which can all be upgraded. You can easily open up the bottom by removing just one screw.
The Dell 7577 is also VR-Ready and will handle games or tasks easily with the GTX 1060 which is perfect if you like playing games in VR.
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Design & Build quality
The Dell 7577 has a design that is not too overwhelming, but still gives you the feeling of having a gaming laptop.
The outside is mainly made of black plastic and has a red DELL logo on the top. At the back it has a nice looking grill that is light grey in colour which highlights it a bit more to make it stand out from the rest of the laptop.
The grill is a great addition to the laptop, which really keeps the temps down and the airflow optimized. The top of laptop will go to around 42C under load with no thermal throttling, even during long gaming sessions.
The screen is attached with one large hinge in the middle, leaving the sides a little vulnerable. It’s not a problem as the build quality is really good and feels very strong, but if you open the lid at the edges it might wear out over time (not a deal breaker).
When you open up the lid, you’ll find that the keyboard chassis is made of metal which has a solid feel to it. The keys are black and have red accents only, so not as colourful as most gaming laptop keyboards.
Despite being quite thin at 24.9mm, the Dell 7577 is heavier than most other laptops in this range. It weighs around 2.65kg (5.28 pounds), so if you are looking to carry it around a lot, just make sure you have the right bag to make it comfortable.
It will be not a problem if you move it now and then, but can be if you are working at several places during the day. Other than that, the Dell 7577 is great for everyday use
You get a 15.6″ screen only, which is the size of most budget gaming laptops these days.
The screen is fairly good with good colour accuracy for gaming, but I would not really say it’s perfect for design related tasks.
It has a 60hz IPS panel at 1920×1080, there are also a 4K option for some versions. The sRGB rating is 71% and Adobe RGB is only 53% with the brightness at 250 nits. This is not too bright and you shouldn’t work/play is direct sunlight.
Another option is to use an external monitor which is more colour accurate if you want to do design work.
The hardware is actually perfect for handling it!
Gaming laptop manufacturer are trying to give the best performance at an affordable price, so it usually comes at the price of a high quality screen.
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Dell inspiron 7577 Price ($900-$1200)
You can expect to pay anywhere from $900 to $1200 depending on the combination you choose.
The most common options is either a i5-7300HQ with the GTX 1060 Max Q or a i7-7700HQ with the GTX 1050Ti. The 8th Generation CPU’s are also starting to become more available and would also be a great choice.
All-in-all the Dell 7577 has a lot to offer at a reasonable price and will be good for a few years to come.
The Dell 7577 is perfect for the budget gamer who occasionally also has to work on the go.
- Excellent all round budget gaming laptop
- Great Performance with superior cooling to similar gaming laptops
- Smaller battery than the previous model
- Not the best screen when compared to similar options
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Dell Inspiron 7577 Gaming Laptop Review
The Dell 7577 is perfect for the budget gamer who occasionally also has to work on the go. Excellent all round budget gaming laptop. Great Performance with superior cooling to similar gaming laptops. Smaller battery than the previous model. Not the best screen when compared to similar options