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Inspiron 7559 soft-touch coating - will it "melt?"

I've bought my first dell laptop a few months ago. It's a black Inspiron 7559. So far I'm very satisfied with its performance. However, recently someone told me that the layer of soft-touch paint all over the back lid and the keyboard surface will react with water in the air and become gooey in a year or two.

I went Googling and noticed that Dell seems to LOVE soft-touch finish and put it on a lot of their models, even on Latitude and older XPS models. So I wanna ask long-time Dell users or Dell staff -

Did your Dell laptop become sticky and gooey? If so, how long did the coating last?

Will the coating on my Inpsiron 7559 become sticky and gooey? If so, how long should I expect the coating to last?

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RE: Inspiron 7559 soft-touch coating - will it "melt?"


Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.

We have not had any customer report the above issue.

Below are the ideal temperatures in which the system has been tested:

Temperature range : 

  • Operating: 0º to 35ºC (32º to 95ºF)
  • Non-operating: -40º to 65ºC (-40º to 149ºF) 

Relative humidity (maximum) :

  • Operating: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Non-operating: 0% to 95% (non-condensing) 

Feel free to reach back to us if you have any other query.

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