Dell’s top gaming laptop is essentially Alienware lite

class=”cnetReview row” section=””> Sarah Tew/CNET The Dell G7 15 is a victim of its lower-end linemate’s success. The G5 15 offers a wide variety of component options starting at $900 for entry-level and mainstream gamers and it’s all wrapped up in an attractive and relatively thin and light case, which is how it earned an Editors’ Choice award for budget gaming laptops last year. The G7 15 is the upgraded version with things like a thinner, lighter all-metal chassis instead of plastic, higher-end component and display options and a four-zone RGB LED backlit keyboard. But all of that just isn’t enough to give it an enthusiastic recommendation. At least not for the pricier configuration I tested.

7.6 Dell G7 15

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Thin and light for a mainstream gaming laptop

Offers higher-end components for less than Dell’s Alienware brand

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Small, inconsistent touchpad

Features like Thunderbolt 3, 144Hz/240Hz displays only available with pricier graphics

The issue I have is the G7 doesn’t differentiate itself enough from the G5 for those on a budget. And for those less restricted by price, the Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card in my review system pushes the price up so that it’s not too far off from the nicer-looking and more capable Alienware m15. 

Dell G7 15

Price as reviewed $1,350

Display size/resolution 15.6-inch 1,920×1,080 144Hz display

CPU 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-9750H

Memory 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2667MHz

Graphics 6GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD

Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0

Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

Unless you really want the RTX card’s support for 퍼스트카지노 ray tracing or DLSS that improves lighting and detail realism in supported games (there are only a couple dozen at the moment), SM카지노 쿠폰 you’re better off getting the G7 with a GTX 1660 Ti chip, which performs nearly as well for less money. In other words, if you’re going to spend for the RTX 2060, you might as well spend to have it in a better laptop like the m15, too. 

That’s not to say the Dell G7 15 is something you should stay away from. Oddly enough, the Dell G7 15 currently starts at $900 for seemingly the same configuration as the base G5 15. In this case, the G7 is certainly the way to go. 

The G7 base model in the UK is £1,149 and in Australia it’s $2,313, although both are better than what you’ll get in the US. 

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