Dell's selling our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 for an unheard-of price

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 currently holds the crown as PCWorld's best budget gaming laptop. Most gaming laptops start around $1,000, but Dell's laptop earned its four stars by offering a Core i5 CPU with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for only $900. That's a great price on its own, but Dell's currently running a deal on a model that's faster and cheaper.

Dell is selling the Inspiron 15 7000 for $850, but instead of the GTX 1050 Ti our review model included, you get a faster 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. You almost never find GTX 1060-equipped laptops selling for less than $1,000. Plus, the company's added a 128GB SSD boot drive in addition to the usual 1TB hard drive. That's a heck of an upgrade for $850. The bad news? Stocks are limited. Dell warns that your purchase isn't guaranteed at this price until your order is completed.

The laptop's also rocking a quad-core, 2.5GHz Intel "Kaby Lake" Core i5-7300HQ (no HyperThreading), 8GB of RAM, a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.

While this is only a limited time deal, it's likely we'll see more of these over the next few weeks, as the gang on Full Nerd has been saying. Intel recently released its 8th-generation Intel Core gaming chips, and retailers are looking to deplete their 7th-gen Intel stock to make room for the new stuff.

[Today's deal: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 with a 6GB GTX 1060 for $850 at]

IDG Insider


« Heaven's Vault preview: Translating long-lost alien languages is all about context


AMD vows 'freedom' for new Radeon brands as GeForce Partner Program controversy swirls »
IDG News Service

The IDG News Service is the world's leading daily source of global IT news, commentary and editorial resources. The News Service distributes content to IDG's more than 300 IT publications in more than 60 countries.

  • Mail

Recommended for You

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

Phil Muncaster reports on China and beyond

FinancialForce profits from PSA investment

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Future-proofing the Middle East

Keri Allan looks at the latest trends and technologies


Do you think your smartphone is making you a workaholic?