In addition to Dell’s Alienware subsidiary, Dell itself unveiled four new G-Series gaming laptops at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, all of which will be available for order from January 29. Depending on the model and equipment, prices will start at 999 dollars, well below the level of the Alienware laptops presented.
Dell G5 15 SE (5590)
The case of the Dell G5 15 SE is only available in Alpine White. An unusual feature is the partially transparent bottom, which reveals the cooling and case fans of the notebook. Depending on the configuration, the laptop is available from 999 dollars.
The basic equipment includes an Intel Core i5-8300HQ (4 cores, 2.3 GHz clock, 4.00 GHz turbo), optionally a Core i7-8750HQ (6 cores, 2.2 GHz clock, 4.10 GHz turbo) can be ordered. For the graphics cards, the customer can choose between the now relatively old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4 GByte) and the new GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GByte), GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q-Design (8 GByte) and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q-Design (8 GByte). The main memory offers between 8 and 32 GByte capacity. Dell’s G5 features 15 SE SSDs with 128 Gbyte to 1 TB capacity, but configurations with an additional hard disk are also possible that can expand the total capacity up to 2 TB.
The 15.6-inch display offers full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) in all three versions, touch support is not available, but 144 Hz instead of the standard 60 Hz is optionally possible. Dell has not yet provided any information on battery life. The capacity of the basic version is 60 Wh, otherwise 90 Wh can also be ordered. Unfortunately, the battery is permanently installed.
Although the Dell G5 15 SE is not an Alienware product, the Alienware Command Center (AWCC) is still supported. The software enables control over the entire hardware and allows the creation of individual gaming profiles. It can also control the optional keyboard backlight.
Dell G5 15 (5590)
The Dell G5 15 is also available from 999 dollars. The only color available is “Deep Space Black”. Technically the Dell G5 15 and the Dell G5 15 SE are very similar. The configuration possibilities of the Dell G5 15, however, are somewhat more extensive with the high-end components.
The offered processors, the graphics cards as well as the hard disks and SSDs of both laptops are identical. In addition to the LCD panels, which are also available for the SE version of the laptop, the displays also feature a 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) OLED panel, which unfortunately only has 60 Hz. In most cases gamers should not use this option.
Also the offered batteries and the other equipment agree with the SE version.
Dell G7 15 (7590)
The entry-level price of the Dell Dell G7 15 is slightly above the G5 notebooks at 1,099 dollars. Buyers get a higher quality metal case and a more compact and lighter device. With 19.9 mm, the G7 15 is the thinnest device in the series to date. Only the color “Abyss Grey” is offered.
The offered components are identical in comparison to the Dell G5 15. As an additional upgrade, the G7 15 only comes with the Intel Core i9 8950HK (6 cores, 2.90 GHz clock, 4.80 GHz turbo).
The other features and the offered software are the same as the other notebooks of the series.
Dell G7 17 (7790)
With its 17.3-inch display, the Dell G7 17 clearly stands out from the three other notebooks presented. The introductory price of 1,379.99 dollars is also clearly above the level of the other devices in the G series. Here, too, only the color “Abyss Grey” is offered.
The same processor and graphics options as well as RAM and SSD/HDD options of the Dell G7 15 are offered for this purpose. Despite the size of the displays, buyers cannot get a 4K panel for an extra charge. There are only two Full HD options (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) with 60 Hz or 144 Hz.
The Dell G7 17 also doesn’t have any surprises in terms of features and software, as this is identical for all G-Series notebooks.