Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Review

Dell is a major PC brand and I have been always partial to their laptops. I already own a Dell XPS , but when the time came to buy a new laptop, I decided to go in again for a Dell Inspiron 7000 series laptop – specifically the touchscreen Dell Inspiron 15 7537. This Ultrabook from Dell, exhibits a reasonable blend of performance and portability. Some of the highlights to mention are beveled edges, a back-lit keyboard, premium multimedia features and others. This particular build, with a 4th generation i7 and a 16 GB RAM, takes this Windows 8.1 laptop a step further.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7537 review

In a world where the prevailing industrial design trend is to make laptops increasingly thinner without forcing the user to accept compromises in configuration or performance, Dell Inspiron 15 7537 emerges as a viable option for computing purposes. It lays emphasis on stability and quality as well as portability and wins bonus points mainly for its high-quality casing.

The casing looks cool and solid! Except for the base plate, almost the entire laptop is made of aluminum metal with options for connecting additional peripherals viz. 4 USB ports. The underside can be easily open to large extent by removing four screws. A characteristic feature here is that the heat sink and fan can be easily cleaned without disassembling the laptop further. This can help in easy cleaning of the machine, to prevent it from suffering high hardware temperatures thereby posing a threat of failure under harsh conditions of surrounding. The hinges look solid too.

Dell Inspiron 15 7537 is a touchscreen laptop. The screen of it is covered with resistant Corning Gorilla Glass that protects it from minor scratches. I did however prefer to use an additional screen guard for it.

The silver-gray chiclet keyboard renders a typing feeling that doesn’t convince a user much. The support of various multi-touch gestures with up to 4 fingers makes navigation process somewhat simple. The presence of a Numeric Pad however makes me turn my right wrist a bit more than what I would have preferred. For some reason I even find the Delete key oddly placed. I use it very often, but end up pressing the PgUp key. Maybe with time I will get used to the position of the Delete key. I also find the Enter key a bit small for my liking. I also found the backlit keyboard of my earlier XPS more brighter for my taste. The back-lit keys here are not uniformly lit especially my 4($) and 5(%) keys,

During my leisure time with it, I found the laptop remains pretty quiet even when handling onerous tasks like watching videos. The cooling sometimes stops completely, which results in an absolutely silent system.

Users having an appetite for multimedia should find the Windows 8.1 touchscreen laptop worth trying. The battery is strong and can afford good hours of surfing. You may expect a battery life of around 4-5 hours on the Dell Inspiron 15 7537.

A dedicated NVidia GeForce GT 750M card offers lifelike gaming experience to game lovers. The company has earned appreciation from many quarters for deciding to install the faster GDDR5 version of the GT 750M. In short, GeForce GT 750M fulfills requirements for a strong gaming performance. It also comes very close to the Radeon HD 8870M.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that it did not come with any trialware or crapware installed. Sure there was an eBay web link desktop icon, but that was about it all! So I did not really need to ‘exorcise’ my new laptop.

On getting the new laptop home, I did a few things:

  1. I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro.
  2. Activated my Office software
  3. I uninstalled the pre-installed security software and installed one of my choice
  4. I partitioned the C Drive to C and D Drives
  5. I changed the Function key behaviour.

Problems I faced with the laptop:

  1. In just 2-3 days, I started receiving a error message box Your system does not appear to have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled on every startup.
  2. My screen brightness flickered a bit, right from the beginning
  3. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined message keeps pestering me in spite of the fact that I’m using their original charger.
  4. The 4 and 5 key is partially backlit. This just shouldn’t have happened.

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I will blog about the first three issues in a couple of days – on how I resolved them.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7537 specs

  1. Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz)
  2. Memory: 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3L RAM
  3. Hard Drive: 1 TB Solid State Hybrid hard drive (5400RPM)
  4. Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language (64Bit) English, which I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro
  5. Chipset: Mobile Intel HM76 Express Chipset
  6. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB GDDR5
  7. Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
  8. Display: 15.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and FHD resolution
  9. Optical Drive: Not Available.
  10. Audio and Speakers: Stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro processing and Built-in digital microphone
  11. Power: Prismatic (58 WHr) Lithium Ion
  12. Camera: Integrated 1.0MP Widescreen HD Webcam
  13. Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 AGN @ 5GHz + Bluetooth 4.0
  14. Wired communications: Integrated Ethernet 10/100/1000
  15. Ports, Slots & Chassis: 4 USB 3.0 incl. 1 with PowerShare, RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI v1.4a, Combination headphone/ microphone jack, Kensington Security Lock, AC Power In.
  16. Dimensions & Weight: Width: 379.4mm (14.9), Height: 22.2mm (0.9) with touch display,
    Depth: 254.8mm (10.0), Weight: 2.6 Kg with touch display

If you are looking for a sleek, smart looking power-packed machine, and have a flexible budget, go for it.

Dell Inspiron 15 7537 price

I got this Dell Inspiron 15 7537 Ultrabook, with a free LG GP50 DVD Writer, Dell Wireless Mouse and screen guard for INR 83,000/-. This works out to around USD 1380 – but the actual price may vary in your country.

Any owner wanting to share his experience about this laptop, is most welcome to do it by writing in the comments section below.

Now Read: Dell XPS 12 9250 review.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

25 Comments

  1. Dell Power User

    Very nice post… The screen flickering is a Windows issue; happens with every new laptop when upgraded to Win 8.1. Also, I would like to know if you start seeing issues with your wireless adapter – Dell is having issues with their adapters where wireless just sporadically drops your connection. I do not believe that they have a resolution yet, and they blame it on Windows 8.1. My hope is that you do not have the same issues…

  2. Thanks for the kind words. My Dell XPS or for that matter my HP laptop screen did not flicker when I had updated to Windows 8.1. I did solve this and the other issue. How? I have blogged about this and the posts will be live in the next 2-3 days. I have not connected it to WiFi yet. Will blog about it – and possible solutions, if I do face issues.

  3. Dan

    Good to know Dell works for you, as I value opinions of TWC admins and users; I’m thinking about a Dell Precision M6800 as part of mobile units in graphics.

  4. Yes, I have had good experiences with Dell – as well as HP. All the best with Dell Precision M6800. 🙂

  5. Jack

    Gentlemen , I had the issues but it went away when I disabled fast start in power options. My laptop already has 32 gig ssd cache, so I realized it was never restarting after I powered off due to fast start. If my computer went to sleep I always had flickering issues after turning it back on from shut down. Now my computer boots faster, shuts down faster, all updates are installed after shut down, and I have no more flickering….Now if someone can tell me how enable RST since my BIOS is not set to RAID I would be set! I love my sony series t untrabook, but I have had to tweak the crap out of it after the update from 8 to 8.1 and then 8.1 update. I have never gotten Sony Rapid wake to start back up after partitioning my cache ssd, but my computer is fast! So I am happy! 🙂

  6. Jack

    BTW Anand, read you every day and really love all the tips! Thank you for what you do!

  7. Thanks Paul. You made me feel good today! 🙂

  8. Jack

    It’s Jack but I am happy I could make you feel good! 🙂 Try the tick I mention with fast start and see if the flickering stops after restart!

  9. Oops … (feeling embarrassed)

    Will check out your trick. But I did fix it and I have blogged about it and scheduled the post for 8th. 🙂

  10. Venkat

    Nice review. It is really a good looking laptop indeed. Can I know where you got a screen guard for it?

  11. The Dell dealer himself gave it to me. You could check with any Dell dealer. Just give him the model number.

  12. Vojta

    What about keyboard flexing? Did you notice something? I’ve read something about it, but nobody said how bad it is… thank you 🙂

  13. Now that you say it, it does so only if you apply pressure on the keys. Otherwise I hardly noticed this. No I wouldn’t say that this is an issue in my case.

  14. DellUser

    Nice and detailed review Anand. I am planning to buy and without any offer ( DVD writer or etc..) its going to cost around 75k INR for 16 GB with 1TB HHD. Will this a good deal .

  15. The price looks good. 🙂

  16. AJAY KUMAR

    sir where you buy this laptop with this great deal because i want to also buy this laptop please let me know if possible

  17. tdas777

    I have this model but with 8GB RAM and Traditional spinning 1TB hdd.
    1. Did you notice backlight bleeding, ghosting and gradient banding or any other display related issues?
    My display is LG Philips [Unknown Model: LGD040E] 156WF4 [DELL P/N: 890N5]
    2. It has Intel dual band 7260N wifi card; very fluctuating wifi reception.
    3. Keyboard flex is present 🙁

  18. I completely reformatted and fresh installed Windows. That made all of the problems go away. But yes – the keyboard flexing issue is there.

  19. tdas777

    Formatting was the 1st thing that i did after getting this laptop.
    Did you face any display issue?

  20. Nope, nothing – no issues now. 🙂

  21. dimple

    plz can anyone help me, as i’m facing problem, my new laptop Dell inspiron 7537 does’nt respond after hibernation… 🙁

  22. Asphalt Betonovich

    I brought this computer 2 months ago. Its a i7, 8gb ram, 500 GB Samsung Evo SSD. About the speed it works superfast. 5 second s to windows login. But i am having constant problem with wirelless card. I brought it with dualband Intel Wireless card. On more than 5 meeters away from my router wireless signal just fluctuate. And worked so slow that i couldnt even surf. Dell support replaced the card with some better wifi. Its still not working. But other computers works perfectly on the same place. Same problem with the battery. I got only 2 hours of running time with it. If i am using Nvidia i got only an hour or less batter time. Well Dell support replaced that without a problem. Its still the same. From my point of view this laptop is a rubish. I cant use wirelless with it and batter life is bad. :/

  23. Scotchmist

    Ii bought a 17 inch version and for the first year of Win10 I had all sorts of problems from freezing cursors, startups that needed a full override shut down to work at all, Closing the lid to put it into sleep mode meant it started and read memory for as long as you let it. Most of that disappeared at the annual update, I’m told that Win10 drivers are better quality than Dell ones. My current problem is that a full restart will set the Function key lock to multimedia, but after a soft restart the function keys operate as function keys. There is nothing in the documentation to indicated how to set the function key lock and dell says “You MAY need to press Fn to get the function keys to operate as multimedia. What sort of software do they write.?
    I like the physical machine but the level of support and software is abysmal — I think this is my first and last Dell machine.
    PS my wifi is ok but much weaker than my 8 year old HP machine.

  24. Asphalt Betonovich

    Thats my last Dell to. After 2 years (changed wirelles cards, Dell changed my wireles 2 times) I am still having wireless problems. Now i have to use wireless usb dongle.

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