Design and User Experience
Despite having a typical full HD resolution, the LED back-lit display looks great. The anti-glare material makes for clear, crisp images even under harsh lighting. As we noted earlier, the display lacks touch, which could be an issue for some users, but they have the option to get a 7000 series laptop with a touchscreen if they’re willing crack their wallets a little further.
The Inspiron 15 7559 handles typical entertainment tasks well. We streamed plenty of TV shows on Netflix without a problem. The images are clear, though you won’t mistake the screen for a 4K display. As we mentioned earlier, text looks great on the anti-glare display, making the Inspiron 15 7559 a fine system for students or anyone who writes regularly.
Dell took advantage of the laptop’s size when designing the keyboard, which has a full number pad and a row of function keys that also provide controls for display brightness, media player controls, and the keyboard’s backlighting. The keys are spaced well apart and have enough resistance to make typing comfortable – another important characteristic for students and writers.
Dell isn’t kidding about making it easy for users to upgrade the Dell Inspiron 15 7559. A single screw holds the back panel in place. Remove that screw, give the panel a quick yank, and you’re good to go. The back section exposes the 74Whr battery (though Dell insists that it should be the one to handle any battery replacement), as well as the memory and hard drive.
The 8GB memory DIMM in the Inspiron 15 7559 means that you have an open slot for boosting the memory without ditching your existing DIMM. If you want to upgrade the hard drive, you’ll need to replace it, which should be an easy project, as the HDD cage is held down with four unobstructed screws. But you have another option for boosting storage: The Inspiron 7559 also has two slots for M.2 SSDs, meaning you can add some extremely speedy storage if you have the budget for it.