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Dell puts GTX 1050 into a gaming laptop

by on06 January 2017

For just $799

Tin box shifter Dell has stuck Nvidia’s GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti into a $799 gaming computer.

Dell's new Inspiron 14 and 15 7000 series would otherwise be rather dull creatures and just a slight spec increase on what we saw last year. However with the new 1050 and 1050 Ti cards under the bonnet they are getting a huge gaming upgrade.

They come with a seventh-gen Core i5 7300HQ or Core i7 7700HQ quad core processor which is pretty much of a yawn and most of the good specs are exclusive to the 15-inch model. The 15-incher has a 512GB PCIe SSD, the Ti graphics, and a 74 watt-hour battery. It also has a 1080p or 4K IPS screen. The 14-inch model has a 1080p anti-glare LCD which is a bit of a snooze.

Neither has a USB-C like Lenovo's all-new Legion gaming laptops - which also feature the 1050 - but the Dell is about $100 cheaper which makes it a score.

If you want something a little more advanced Dell also just announced new Alienware laptops with higher-end graphics for a $999 starting price.

Last modified on 06 January 2017
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