Gaming on the go, without the massive cost
The days of the super-expensive gaming laptop are over: Dell’s 15.6-inch Firelord 7567 offers excellent gaming capabilities with hardware usually reserved for far more expensive machines.
Depending on how you want to spec it, you’re looking at recommended retail pricing that’s between R17 999 and R26 999.
Dell has built on the solid foundation of last year’s excellent Inspiron Pandora 7559 gaming notebook range that uses Intel’s 6th-generation chips to bring local gamers the Firelord 7567.
This exciting new Firelord gaming laptop incorporates Intel’s latest 7th-gen quad-core mobile chips and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050/1050Ti graphics cards, which all ship with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM.
But gaming laptops aren’t only about the specs – gamers like their portable gaming machines to run cool and quiet, too. The Firelord 7567’s internal cooling solution has been engineered around keeping the CPU and GPU cool and fans from making too much noise thanks to dedicated thermal vents on the front and back of the laptop, along with additional high-capacity heat exchangers that are connected by over-sized piping to two high-efficiency cooling fans.
Gamers are also fond of choice, which is why Dell has provided them with a choice between the two most popular screen form factors: 1080p and UHD (3840 x 2160). The UHD panel is super sharp for both gaming and making Windows look utterly gorgeous, while the 1080p option helps keep costs low and frame rates high.
For those interested in getting the most from a Firelord 7567, there is but one option: the high-performance top model, with its 512GB M.2 SSD which is far faster than even regular SATA-based SSDs, UHD screen and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
The Ti indicates that the graphics chip has been tuned for performance directly by the manufacturer, which is why Ti cards deliver higher frame rates than their non-Ti counterparts. If you’ve got the option (and the budget), always go Ti.
And don’t think that because this is a laptop you’ll have to deal with inferior sound quality, because that’s just not true. Dell has equipped the Firelord 7567 with a Waves MaxxAudio audio processor that features an on-board subwoofer and tailored speaker enclosures that produce rich, deep sounds that will please the ears of any but the absolute fussiest of gamers.
Other nice-to-haves are present as well, like super-fast AC-class Wi-Fi and a Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card reader and several USB 3.0 ports. Speedy connectivity and end-user convenience have definitely been kept top of mind here.
Dell also backs each of these laptops up with a one-year warranty.
These Firelord gaming laptops are distributed locally by Drive Control Corporation, and are available in silver.