Dell Inspiron Gaming 7577 reviewed – $999 GTX 1060 MQ gaming laptop

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By Andrei Girbea, last updated on April 5, 2021

For the last two years, the Dell Inspiron Gaming line has been one of the best series of mid-range gaming laptops you could get, with solid traits and an excellent price (especially for those of you living in the US).

The latest iteration in the series, the Inspiron Gaming 7577, ships as of late September 2017, with a redesigned body, faster graphics, IPS screens, but also poorer speakers and a smaller battery than on the previous Inspiron 7567 model.

It starts at around $1000 (but goes for less with discounts) for a Core i5 HQ and GTX 1060 Max-Q configuration, with an IPS FHD screen and a 256 GB SSD, so there’s no wonder people are all over it, as most other mid-range gaming notebooks in this price range would only get you an Nvidia 1050 Ti graphics chip.

We haven’t got our test unit yet, but the first impressions and reviews are starting to pile-up online from people who already got theirs, and we’ve gathered them in this article, so you’ll know what to expect from the Inspiron 7577 if you plan to buy one.

What it is

The Dell Inspiron Gaming 7577 is a mid-range multimedia and gaming laptop with a 15-inch matte screen, a sturdily built metallic body, a backlit keyboard and modern hardware specs. We’re having a look at the configuration listed for $999 below, but we’ll also refer to the higher end options throughout this article.

Dell Inspiron Gaming 7577
Screen 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, non-touch, matte
Processor Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ CPU
Vide0 Intel HD 630 + Nvidia GT 1060 6GB (60 W – Max-Q design)
Memory 8 GB DDR4 RAM (2x DIMMs – up to 32 GB)
Storage 256 GB SSD (M.2 80 mm NVMe)  + spare (2.5″ bay)
Connectivity Gigabit LAN, Wireless AC (Intel 8265), Bluetooth 4.1
Ports 3x USB -A 3.1, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, LAN, mic/earphone, SD card reader, Noble Lock
Battery 56 Wh
Operating system Windows 10
Size 383 mm or 15.1” (w) x 261 mm or 10.3” (d) x 24 mm or 0.94” (h)
Weight ~5.9 lbs (2.67 kg)
Extras red backlit keyboard, stereo speakers, webcam

The Inspiron Gaming 7577 is also available with a Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16 GB of RAM and dual storage for $1300, but at that price point it’s not as interesting as the base configuration. There’s also an UHD screen available for those of you interested in a high-resolution panel, but as of right now it’s only an option for the top-tier configuration that also includes a 512 GB NVMe SSD and sells for $1650.

Prices and configurations will change in the future, so you should check out this link for updated info at the time you’re reading the article.


As I mentioned already this is not one of our usual reviews, but a collection of impressions from other reviewers and regular buyers who already got their units.

Your first stop if interested in this laptop and if you have the time to go through multiple posts is this dedicated thread on’s forum. These reddit threads are good reads as well, but keep in mind some of the issues these people encountered on their early units will be addressed as time goes by. We’ll talk about them in our analysis below.

If you’d rather watch a video about the Inspiron Gaming 7577, well, I’ve added two of them below, one from Andrew Tran and another from Dave Lee, both some of the best reviewers on Youtube. Check them out.

These clips don’t get in-depth with all the potential issues of this mid-range gaming laptop, but corroborated with the info on the forums and Reddit, help us paint a pretty accurate picture of where this Inspiron 7577 shines and what it lacks. We’ll talk about all these aspects below.

Performance – what to expect

On a first look, there’s no other GTX 1060 laptop selling for under $1000 as of early October 2017, but that shouldn’t be your main reason to consider this one. If you’re looking to get the best value for your buck, the Acer Predator Helios 300 (reviewed here) sells for as low as $1050 these days and comes with a full-power 1060 and a Core i7 processor.

The $999 version of the Inspiron Gaming 7577 only gets a Core i5-7300HQ processor, 8 GB of RAM, a GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics chip and a 256 GB NVMe SSD (Samsung PM961). The RAM and storage can be easily upgraded. Accessing the components is much easier than on other notebooks, as the back panel is hold in place by a single screw. The connector for a 2.5″ HDD is included, in case you opt for the base version with SSD storage. Getting to the cooling system in order to repaste the CPU/GPU is a little more complicated though.

dell 7577 internals

The CPU and GPU are soldered and you’ll have to understand exactly what they offer in order to decide if they’re enough for your needs or not.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room first: the 1060 chip. Dell mentions it’s a 60 W version of the chip, thus a Max-Q design. We’ve explained what the Nvidia MAx-Q is all about in this article, but in fewer words, it’s a down-clocked version of the standard chip, designed to run cooler and quieter, which of course implies a decrease in performance as well. Normally a Max-Q chip should make its way inside a thin-and-light laptop, but this Inspiron is far from it at its almost 6 lbs.

Still, I’d reckon many would be interested in a quieter/cooler notebook that still performs better than a 1050Ti model. There aren’t a lot of benchmarks out there as of yet, so you should further look into this aspect, but from what we know so far here’s what you should expect from the GTX 1060 MQ chip inside the Inspiron 7577.

standard GTX 1060 GTX 1060 MaxQ on Inspiron 7577 standard GTX 1050 Ti
Core Clock 1506 MHz 1063 MHz 1493 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz 1342 MHz (*) 1620 MHz
Memory size 6GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
TDP 80W 60W 70W
3DMark – FireStrike Graphics ~11500 ~10200 ~7800
Overwatch – FHD Ultra ~106 fps ~90 fps ~75 fps
Battlefield 1 – FHD High ~77 f ~70 fps ~58 fps

* Dave’s video review mentions that his unit hits boost clocks of up to 1645 MHz, but he doesn’t provide any further details on the actual average clock speeds with gaming sessions. I’d expect the average to be much lower, around the 1300 MHz mark at best.

In fewer words, this GTX 1060 MQ is about 10-15% slower than a regular 1060, but still a significant upgrade from a 1050 Ti configuration. And keep in mind these are stock performances, you can squeeze more with some further tweaking: undervolting the CPU, overclocking the GPU, repasting both the CPU and GPU (this guide explains how to).

This guy on the forums mentions here that : “I turned on my undervolt (-.165v) and overclocked the GPU by 200mhz on the core and 250mhz on the ram. Max fan speed was 4800 rpm (na: from the 5400 rpm out of the box). The highest ambient temp was 74C. The GPU and CPU stayed at max clocks and I had no throttling”. This allowed him to run Witcher 3 at 50-60 fps with Ultra settings, with the CPU and GPU averaging around 65C (on the base i5 configuration). In other words, with this kind of tweaks you can expect nearly full-size 1060 performance, but from a chip that runs cooler due to its lower TDP.

inspiron 7577 unvervoltingThen there’s also the CPU to consider. The Core i5-7300HQ is a quad-core processor without HyperThreading, and as a result it trails the i7-7700HQ CPU (4-cores, 8-threads) in multi-core benchmarks and real-life use that would require the extra processing power.

There are plenty of articles online that compare the two options, but in very few words, the i5 is good enough for daily use and should handle most games well too. If you plan to edit photos/videos, run Mathlab, programming software or other applications that can benefit from the extra four threads though, the i7 is the recommended choice. It’s not going to help that much with most modern DX12 games, as these are mostly GPU heavy, but there are some older titles that rely heavier on the CPU and in those cases the i7 will again help get better fps results.

In the end, choosing between the i5 and i7 is entirely up to you. At list prices, the i7 configuration is not worth the extra $300 imo, but with all the available discounts you might get it for much less. You should also keep in mind the i7 is going to run a little hotter than the i5, but given what we know so far, temperatures and performance should not be a concern on this laptop. In fact, with the CPU/GPU averaging mid 70s out of the box without any tweaks, we could argue that Dell could have put a proper GTX 1060 chip inside this laptop and not the snipped Max-Q version, although there are some benefits of going for this option, as mentioned earlier.

As for the outercase temperatures, I’m seeing high 40s with gaming, with the area on top of the keyboard getting the hottest, while the WASD keys hit mid 30s. I couldn’t’ find anything about the bottom temperatures, but I’d expect high 40s down there as well. In other words, expect the Inspiron 7577 to run hot with games, but not hotter than most other gaming laptops on the market.


As far as the cooling system goes, Dell put a two-fan two-heatpipe solution inside the 7577, just like on the older models.

The existing reviews report on 44-47 dB noise level in front of the laptop with gaming, which is not what I’d expect from a Max-Q laptop. However, the latest Nvidia drivers with Whisper Mode (that’s supposed to tweak the fans to run at up to 40 dB, as per the Max-Q design guidelines) do not work on the Inspiron 7577 as of early October 2017, so chances are the fans would run quieter once Dell updates the drivers. For now, quite a few people complain about fan’s behavior on their unit. Take it with a grain of salt though and further look into this matter.

Other selling points

With that out of the way, here are a few of this laptop’s other selling points.

First of all there’s the build and the design. The Inspiron 7577 is a little different than the previous 7567, with most design changes happening towards its back, where it now gets a silver framing around the exhaust grills that somewhat resembles the design lines of the Alienware 15. All the other parts are still black, with a red logo on the lid cover and a red frame around the trackpad on the inside. The keys are red-backlit, but there aren’t any other annoying lights or LEDs like on most other gaming laptops (well, except for the charging LED on the front edge).

What’s perhaps less obvious is the fact that the 7577 no longer gets a soft rubbery coating on the hood and interior, as these are now simpler metallic panels. Reviewers claim that’s a welcomed change, as the previous finishing felt nice and looked well out of the box, but didn’t age that nicely.

The build quality is still one of the better you’ll get in this price range, with a solid keyboard deck and a sturdy inner chassis. There is however some flex in the screen and the fact that the hinges are placed towards the middle and only attach to it on one side doesn’t help either, as they allow the screen to warp if you’ll grab it from the corners in order to lift it up.

Speaking of the screen, Dell offers the Inspiron 7577 with a 15.6-inch matte display and a choice for two panels:

  • FHD IPS – LG LGD053F (156WF6) panel with roughly 250 nits of brightness and 52% AdobeRGB gamut coverage;
  • UHD IPS – AUO Optronics AUO20EB (B156ZAN) panel with advertised 99% AdobeRGB gamut coverage.

You’ll only get the UHD panel on the high end configurations. It’s not the same Sharp panel used on the previous Inspiron Gaming models, but I’d reckon it should be similar. Still, aside from its price, the UHD panel isn’t the best match for the hardware inside the laptop if you plan to use yours primarily for gaming, and will also take a significant toll on battery life.

The FHD IPS panel is, well, decent, and on par with what’s available on most other laptops in this price range. The colors aren’t great, the viewing angles aren’t great either, but it’s still better than a TN panel. Those interested in gaming should also know that this uses no PWM, gets a Black to White response time of roughly 28 ms and is a 60 Hz panel, with no way to overclock it for higher refresh rates.

The IO is another aspect we should mention here, as the Inspiron 7577 now gets an HDMI 2.0 connector and Thunderbolt 3 (PCIe x4), on top of all the standard ports for the class. This latter aspect makes it compatible with eGPUs and overall a more future-proof option for those who plan to keep this laptop for a longer time. The 7577 doesn’t charge via Thunderbolt 3 though.

The keyboard and trackpad haven’t changed much from the previous Inspiron Gaming. They’re not the best out there, but there’s not much to complain about them either. The keyboard is comfortable and quick to type on, albeit a bit shallow, while the plastic clickpad gets Microsoft Precision drivers and works well out of the box. The keys are backlit and from what I can tell, the US versions come with red LEDs, but there are some models that get white backlightning (1050Ti models shipping in the UK, for example)

As a novelty, the 7577 also gets a fingerprint sensor integrated within the power button.


You’ll notice out of the box that with the new metallic construction, the Inspiron 7577 is heavier than its predecessor and also heavier than most other laptops in its class, at over 6 lbs with a HDD included. It’s also fairly chunky, with a 1-inch rectangular body and a toll front lip that might get in the way with daily use. The corners are also pointy and annoying, like on the previous model.

With the extra weigh you’d expect perhaps some extra features or a bigger battery on the newer model, but in fact the new Inspiron lost two of its main selling traits with the upgrade.

For one, there’s the battery. The 7577 gets a 56 Wh battery, while the previous model bundled a 74 Wh battery. At 56 Wh, the battery is still bigger than what you’ll find on most other laptops in the segment, but no longer a clear reason to opt for the Inspiron. Expect about 4 hours of everyday use and one a half of gaming. At least the charger supports quick-charging and you’ll be able to fill the battery from 10 to 80% in about an hour.

The speaker system is the other downgrade, as there’s no longer a sound-woofer included with the new model and as a result, the audio coming out of those two cuts placed on the front lip is clean, but not as rich on the low end as on the previous iteration.

dell 7577 speakers

One final aspect to mention here is the webcam, which is pretty crap, if you care about that.


The Dell Inspiron 7567 is one of the best mid-range gaming laptops that were available in 2017, and the updated Inspiron 7577 improves on some of its aspects, but at the same time looses some of its aces.

It’s a faster laptop, that’s for sure, and from what we can tell so far the GTX 1060 MQ graphics chip that Dell chose to put inside it will perform well with games, while the entire laptop is going to run fairly cool and quiet once Dell figures out the drivers. The graphics chip can be overclocked to nearly match a standard 1060 chip, and is paired with other top-tier components and features, like the easily upgradeable RAM, dual storage options and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

The Inspiron 7577 also comes with an IPS screen out of the box. It’s not a great panel, but is still a step-up from the FHD TN panel available in most regions for the 7567 (you could get that one with a FHD IPS panel in the US, but over here in Europe it only came with the TN screen).

As for the price, well, its the icing on top of the cake, especially if you’re living in the US, where you’ll probably get the base Core i5 configuration for as low as $900, while most other 1060 notebooks sell for at least $1000.

The filling on the other hand is not as delicious as you’d expect based on the icing, though.

The 7577 only gets an average sized battery and average speakers on one hand, is fairly heavy and large on the other, and even the price might not be that appealing once your start specking it up to a Core i7 processor and more RAM. By that point you will find full-power GTX 1060 laptops selling for less, like the Acer Predator Helios 300, or laptops with better screens and larger batteries, like the Asus ROG Strix GL503VM or the Lenovo Legion Y720, to name just some of the other good GTX 1060 gaming laptops out there. Of course, each has its fair share of quirks, but you should at least consider them alongside this Dell if shopping for a laptop in this segment.

Bottom point, as long as you only have around $1000 to spend, you’re primarily interested in a laptop for gaming and don’t plan to run tasks that would require a more powerful processor, the Core i5 / GTX 1060 MQ configuration of the Dell Inspiron 7577 is a great choice, as a well rounded laptop with few quirks and and excellent price tag. On the other hand, if you’re aiming for a higher end configuration, you should also have a proper look at the competition.

That’s about it for this post, but let me know what you think about the Dell Inspiron Gaming 7577 in the comments section below.

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Article by: Andrei Girbea
Andrei Girbea is a Writer and Editor-in-Chief here at I write about mobile technology, laptops and computers in general. I've been doing it for more than 15 years now. I'm a techie with a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering. I mostly write reviews and thorough guides here on the site, with some occasional columns and first-impression articles.


  1. joshua

    October 9, 2017 at 7:49 am

    For now seems a disappointment

    You can get the Acer Helios 300 at just 1049$ on Amazon. The Inspiron 7577 pretends to be more but it's actually nothing more than a very cheap device.

    The screen is the same IPS one of the previous generation (meaning it's mediocre), the screen flex quite a bit, the design itself is poor, the speakers are just bad for a laptop of this size and… yep, it's big and heavy! Nowadays they're putting GTX 1080 in ultrabooks… This one didnt get any significant improvements in recent years. It actually got worse: smaller battery, no subwoofer…

    It should have shined with the 1060 Max-Q. But does it? Not at all. Ok, it's more powerful than a 1050-ti, but it's not a regular 1060. The benefit to justify the trade-off should have been a quieter device. But as many users are reporting, it's very loud…

    The Acer Helios 300 cost less, has way better speakers so can you actually enjoy movies and songs without headphones, and you don't have to wait 2 weeks to a month to ship. In Europe it's also available in the 17.3'' form, which adds a better display to the advantages.

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

      I'd wait to see if Dell fixes the fans with the latest drivers. From what I'm reading, you can't install them directly from Nvidia. Not sure how they could make the fans quieter without increasing temperatures and perhaps jeopardizing performance though.

      On the other hand, some people are getting this for around $900 and at that price range there's nothing else similar.

      Sucks they cheaped on the battery and speakers though. The performance is nice, but if you want the performance you should probably get an i7 and a full 1060 anyway. I'd reckon a discounted 7567 with 1050 Ti and IPS screen would make more sense for many buyers in these next months.

    • Keane

      October 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Eh, I'd propose some counterarguments here. For one, the display is at least better than the rather dim one on the Helios 300.

      Two, most people, myself included like the overall design and build quality; screen flex be damned, that main deck is remarkably firm and rigid, which partially explains the weight. Yes, the Helios 300 has decent build quality and a much more rigid lid, but I still like the 7577's build quality more.

      Three, the Helios 300 speakers are at a disadvantage for being down-firing speakers, and also don't have bass, so I really would be surprised if the Helios 300 actually sounded better than the Dell 7577.

      Four, the 1060 Max-Q is only marginally weaker than a regular 1060, and you have to admit that the thermal performance is actually quite impressive. Yes, I know, currently issues with the fans being noisy, but that's likely resolvable with driver updates. Do a quick search on Youtube for a video by Tech Foundry about the Max-Q 1060, and you'll find that the Max-Q 1060 can be overclocked to match the regular laptop 1060 in FPS, while still being locked at a lower TDP, so actually pretty good. Yes, you could still argue that this laptop should have had a regular 1060, but the Max-Q version is just fine, and its thermal performance is a nice perk.

      There are other reasons to like this laptop that do set this apart from the Helios 300. It has a better I/O with Thunderbolt 3, it has that beautiful single screw service panel for easy maintenance, it has a fingerprint scanner, and it comes with a wicked fast NVMe SSD even at the lowest price option. There's other things, like actually having a power button that isn't embedded in the keyboard, a keyboard with more rigidity and slightly less shallow keystrokes than the Helios 300, and a design that doesn't scream embarrassingly that it's a gamer laptop, but these are admittedly more subjective preferences. Hell, the battery is still bigger than the Helios 300's, even if only slightly, and at least it has quick charge.

      Yes, this thing isn't perfect, and there are things I wish why would change. There should be a cheaper option for an i7 variant that isn't tied to more ram and storage. It would be wonderful if they ditched the red in favor of either white or RGB for the keyboard. It is a shame that the cut the battery size and subwoofer. And yeah, I admit I do kind of wish they used some of that magnesium alloy in the lid to add rigidity. But even with these issues and inconveniences, it's still a good laptop, and doesn't deserve to be called cheap. Frankly, if they just had a cheaper i7 variant a lot of people would be happy enough to pick this over the Helios 300.

      • Gregory

        November 26, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        I have paid $1175 before taxes for i7 7700hq 16gb ram 256 Nvme SSD and 1tb HDD and i consider this a great purchase

    • someone

      November 12, 2017 at 6:17 am

      Helios-300 doesn't have thunderbolt-3 (important for me)
      and there are not so many ~1000$ laptops you will find with it..
      Razaer is expensive, Alienware – pretty heavy… so im thinking about current DELL model or MSI

    • thetrueasian

      December 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Well the Helios 300 does have a worse display, because its far dimmer than the Inspiron. And it also has a smaller battery than the 7577. It may cost less, but with some significant drawbacks. It also lacks a fingerprint sense, by the way.

    • Nikhildas

      January 11, 2018 at 11:19 am

      This guy really hasn’t owned the laptop.
      1.) “Subwoofer” in laptops are just a gimmick….you won’t actually feel that much a difference.
      2.) The design is poor? I guess you like them laptops with weird lines and disco lighting.
      3.)Screen flex is not as much as other laptops.
      4.)Ultrabooks are meant to be more portable…which explains why they are much more slimmer..GPUs like the the 1080 (referring from your post) tend to heat up much much more….which results in thermal throttling
      5.)1060 Max Q is not as powerful as the 1060 agreed…but it’s marginal difference…you do understand that the Max Q technology is probably going to be used in much more expensive and slimmer laptops?
      6.)Battery is smaller? Why bother about the battery? Yes it’s a bit uncomfortable to see the step down from the predecessor…how ever it’s a gaming laptop…god you can’t expect 10 hours of battery life.

      From what I read, you are clueless and pretty much new to all this…do more research or atleast try to atleast look at the competition in person.

    • Abhinav Tella

      February 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      The difference between Max-Q and the regular 1060 is only around 10%. Plus Acer’s Support is pretty terrible not to mention longevity and build quality. I’d rather pay more for a Dell than an Acer or HP. When I complained of a minor issue with my 7567 IPS version (7700HQ/1050Ti) they sent me the newer 7577 4K Version as a replacement with a 512GB nVME drive.

      • r4wn4k

        March 31, 2018 at 1:48 pm

        The difference between max q and regular 1060 is anywhere from 10-20fps. See here –

        And you can bet the helios 300 has better build quality and longevity than dell 7577 as helios 300 has metal lid and palm rest while dell 7577 is mostly plastic.

  2. Robert

    October 10, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Ummmmm they are not putting full fledged 1080 in ultrabooks, now maybe a 1080 mq that has the performance of a 1070 and cost about 1600 dollars more then you are right. This 1060 mq has just about the same performance of a 1060 and with overclocking voila a 1060. The 1050ti cant touch this card and the cooling is superior to the other cheapo laptop out there with the 1060. You want a thin ultrabook you will pay a extra thousand or more for it so yeah do some more research eh

  3. Kyle

    October 10, 2017 at 2:03 am

    To be fair, using big batteries on a laptop is incredibly cost ineffective.

    • Andrei Girbea

      October 10, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Perhaps, but personally, I'd gladly pay $50 extra for that 74 Wh battery they used to have on the 7567.

      • Kyle

        October 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

        Ditto. But I wouldn't expect too much from a budget config anyway. Aorus on the other hand, would be perfect if only they used hardware multiplexer for hybrid graphics and gave out options for FHD displays for the sake of battery life. It's too bad they don't particularly prioritize battery use on a mobile PC when the demand for it is obviously higher especially now more than ever. To me the designs don't really make sense at all.

  4. r4wn4k

    October 15, 2017 at 5:58 am

    99% of the people are misdirected by reviewers like dave lee and digital foundry. For dave lee, he said the boost clock is higher than other max Q 1060s but only for some times. For average performance, its nothing better than any other 1060mq. I don't know whose fault is it, dave's? cause he failed to make people understand it properly and his graph showed only the higher boost clock,not the average….or is it the viewers fault?? cause he said at a point that it doesn't stay on that high boost clock and people just seemed to skip that part completely,saying that dave said it has higher boost clock, pretending like dell 7577's 1060mq stays on that high clck forever. Wake up people, as its mentioned in this article, the average clock is 1342mhz which is significantly lower than a regular 1060's. Infact, helios 300's 1060 hits 1820mhz sometimes and gets 12-15fps more in most AAA titles than dell 7577's 1060mq
    For digital foundry, they reviewed the max q vs regular 1060 with hp laptops. LOL. those hp laptop's regular 1060 has even lower clock speed than dell 7577 max q 1060's high boost clock. They run like 1640mhz. That's why in their video, the regular 1060 only performed marginally better than the 1060mq. If they had helios 300 there, it would be day and night difference in prfrmnc. So no, 1060mq is not marginally slower, its significantly slower than regular 1060 and no matter how much oc you do, you can't reach the prfrmnc of regular 1060. May be slightly close but never the same.
    About helios's speaker, they are significantly better than dell 7577's. and both of them has lack of bass as both of them dont have subwoofer. I think you didn't check properly thats why you think dell has better bass cause you thought it might have a sub and helios doesn't have any. Overall helios sounds better and looks cool. If im buying a Gaming laptop, i want it to look like a gaming laptop, not like a low profile 200$ laptop.Helios 300 has better display overall with higher colour gamut but both of them are quite dim, 250nits. So don't think that Helios has dimmer screen. Both have same brightness level.

    • Liam

      October 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      You again, like seriously, people have their "preferences." You seem to have a bias love for the Helios 300, and that's fine. Everyone has their bias brand, people do buy how they "feel" about a product and their loyalty to it.
      Not everyone base their decisions on "Logic" or numbers, graphs etc.. Then why do people buy overpriced Macbooks as opposed to their Windows counterparts then? Everyone is aware of the performance of Max-Q chips, and why Nvidia has gone that route. And i'm pretty sure Dell has done their R&D and marketing before releasing their laptop even though many people don't agree with. If you want to really prove your point, go make a youtube video about it. Do a "Dell 7577 VS Helios 300 based on "your opinion", we will gladly watch it, and offer our opinion on the matter.

      • r4wn4k

        October 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

        how is it biased??? how are all those logic and facts biased??? opinion and facts are different things you know. You may say earth is flat, that's your opinion. But the truth is earth is round,and that's a fact,not opinion. I am not saying helios is better than 7577 in every way,neither i have any affection for acer. In fact dell 7577 is more balanced for day to day usage and casual gaming with its tb3 port,fingerprint scanner and decent battery life,not to mention the very nice cooling. All i said is that most of the people has been misinformed about the performnc difference between regular and max q 1060, and some negative points about helios that was mentioned above was wrong. All i did was correcting some misinformed info. If it sounded biased to you then i have nothing to say.

    • Nikhildas

      January 11, 2018 at 11:23 am

      Fanboy spotted

      • r4wn4k

        February 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

        Yeah, And the fanboy is You, Dell fanboy

  5. Dasun

    November 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

    01. Dell Inspiron 7577 7th gen core i5 7300HQ, GTX 1060 6GB, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD
    02. Dell Inspiron 7567 7th gen core i7 7700HQ, GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD,
    Which one is best for the gaming ???

  6. Poephoofd

    December 5, 2017 at 2:05 am


    I would like to know in which order these are from best –> worst (qua gaming and qua overall performance):

    1. Inspiron 15 7577 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 MQ, 16GB, 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD; FHD IPS antiflare (1920X1080) screen

    2. Inspiron 15 7577 i5-7300HQ, GTX 1060 MQ, 8GB, 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD; FHD IPS antiflare (1920X1080) screen

    3. Inspiron 15 7567 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050ti, 16GB, 256GB SSD; FHD IPS antiflare (1920X1080) screen

    4. XPS 15 9560 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 256GB PCIe SSD; InfinityEdge FHD (1920×1080) screen

    5. XPS 15 9560 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 16GB, 512GB PCIe SSD; InfinityEdge 4K (3840×2160) touch screen

    Thank you.

    • Andrei Girbea

      December 5, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Best for what? What do you need your laptop for?

      They're also in different price leagues, you really can't compare a maxed XPS 15 (where you'll pay extra for the portability and that screen + big battery) and a low-end Inspiron 7567. You should set your priorities straight and think about what you need in your laptop.

  7. Balazs

    February 21, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Hello everybody.

    So some time has passed since the last comment even more since the 7577 came out.
    I usaully just stalk the comments don't write them myself but i seem to be in a predicament.
    Im about ti buy a laptop and i cant for the love of god decode between the helios 300 and the dell.
    Both are priced the same.
    1060 max q
    8gb ram
    256 ssd
    Also comes with windows( I have no windows license myself so it's kind of a factor in the decision) and 5 years of warranty.

    I7- 7700hq
    Gtx 1060
    8gb ram
    1tb hdd+128gb ssd
    Comes with endless os and 4 years of warranty.

    I have made like 4 ifferent pro and contra tables and all that kind of stuff but i couldn't decide between the two.

    Dell would probably be the more sober choice. I like the design better its said to be more reliable comes with windows and a bigger faster ssd. However eveb though i like the design it looks like my office lattitude 5570 with red keys. And im not sure i want my gaming laptop to remind me of work xD.

    The point is I cabt decide between the sensible and the bit bonkers but more powerful rig. I would use it at home mainly an i would like to play aaa titles like witcher 3 on it and i would like to use it for ganing in the floolowing 2-4years.

    Maybe someone or you Andrei has some points on this matter I may have overlooked.

    Thanks :)

    • Adam

      May 30, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Hi Balazs, I'm curious how you decided.
      I'm at the same fork in the road now, but I think I will decide to eventually buy the Dell laptop. The design and the build seems much more thorough to me and I think that the cca. 10% trade-off in performance for the lower TDP that the MaxQ offers is quite worth the bargain.

      Could you share your final decision on the matter and your experiences so far with the machine?

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