The Dell Inspiron 15 was enough for gaming, but that was in the past before the company decided to drop the gaming laptop series from their range of products and start a new family with the G series. You need to keep in mind one thing about gaming laptops – only models with discrete graphics cards can deliver an adequate gaming experience. Dell Inspiron 15 5570 comes with an integrated Intel GPU by default, so it means that it will be ok for simple games from Windows Store. But don’t expect it to perform well in graphics-heavy games.
Depending on the configuration of your 15 5570, you can still have a powerful machine with an 8th Gen Intel processor (Core i7-8550U), 8GB of RAM, and a discrete AMD GPU – Radeon 530 with 4GB of VRAM (GGDR5). With that graphics card, you can turn your basic Dell Inspiron 15 5570 into a decent gaming machine capable of running mid-range games with ease.
Dell’s notebooks for gaming
If you are aiming at top-tier, graphics-heavy games such as The Witcher 3 or GTA V, then you should consider buying a laptop from the Dell’s gaming series – something like Dell G3 15. Basic models start from $800. For this price, you will get an 8th Gen Core i5-8300H processor, 1TB hard drive, 8GB of RAM, and most importantly a discrete NVIDIA GTX 1050 GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
Given you have a flexible budget, you can enhance the basic configuration and replace an HDD with a superfast SSD, double the amount of RAM, and get the NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card. This configuration will achieve a higher FPS in the latest games. However, the GTX 1050 can be enough for playing if you turn some settings down. Even basic models from the G3 15 series can be a good solution for portable gaming.
Want some hardcore gaming?
When you feel that the GXT 1050 does not meet your requirements for laptop gaming, you have another option which is called Alienware. These guys create notebooks that can chew all modern video games and some of their models might be better than your regular gaming computer at home. Alienware laptops belong to the premium segment. They are specifically engineered for entertainment without compromises and cost much more than products from the G3 15 series.
From the basic Alienware 15 model, you should expect an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H processor accompanied by the overclocked NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) and packed with 16GB of RAM. All configurations are flexible – with enough money you can turn Intel Core i5-8300H into Core i9-8950HK, NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) into NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU (8GB), and also double the amount of RAM.
A laptop with an Intel Core i9 CPU and GTX 1080 GPU by NVIDIA – how many of us have a regular gaming desktop PC with similar hardware? This device takes portable gaming on a completely new level.