Dell G Series

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G5 Desktop Series

The Dell G Series is the successor to the Dell Inspiron Gaming Series (Pandora).[1] It was launched in April 2018.[2] This series is positioned below Alienware and competes with Lenovo's Legion, Acer's Nitro and Predator Helios, HP's Omen and Pavilion Power laptops.[citation needed] During CES 2019, Dell updated the G5 and G7. The G7 is now available in both 15" and 17" screen. Other upgrades includes a 144Hz refresh rate for the display with G-SYNC support and the inclusion of RGB keyboard. A G5 SE (special edition) was also announced during the trade show and differs from the regular G5 by being finished in alpine white and having a portion of the bottom panel transparent.[3] Dell released its G-15 series in 2021. The G-15 laptops are the most high performing variants in the G-series with some units having specifications comparable to Alienware models.

Specifications[edit]

Like with many Windows computers, many different configurations exists globally.

The Dell G5 (5587) and G7 (7588) shared the same chassis with the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7567) and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7577).

Model Release date CPU Memory Primary Storage Unit Secondary Storage Unit* Graphics Screen** Video camera Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Peripheral connections Battery (non-removable)

G3 Series[edit]

3579 Apr 2018 Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen.
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache[4]
  • 2.2 GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache[5]
8 or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 2666 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

1TB

5400 rpm

2.5" SATA HDD

N/A Intel

UHD Graphics 620 (only available for G3 3579)


NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), 141 ppi, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 56 Whr,
4-Cell
3779 Apr 2018 128GB / 256 GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

1TB

5400 rpm

2.5" SATA HDD

17.3", 1920×1080 (16:9), 127 ppi, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit
3590 Sep 2019 Intel Coffee Lake 9th gen.
  • 2.4 GHz quad-core Core i5-9300H, up to 4.1 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
  • 2.5 GHz hexa-core Core i7-9750H, up to 4.5 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
128GB / 256GB / 512GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB GDDR5 memory

GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR5 memory

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q with 6GB GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Qualcomm DW1810

802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1

51 Whr,
3-Cell
2020
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Core i5-10300H, up to 4.5 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
8GB DDR4 2933MHz 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6 memory

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080

G5 Series[edit]

5587 Apr 2018 Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen.
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache[6]
  • 2.2 GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache[5]
8GB or 16GB

DDR4

2666MHz

128GB / 256GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

1TB

5400 rpm

2.5" SATA

NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), 141 ppi, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 56 WHr,
4-Cell
5590 Jan 2019



Jun 2019

(9th gen. processors)

Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen.
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache[6]
  • 2.2 GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache.[5]

Intel Coffee Lake 9th gen.

  • 2.4 GHz quad-core Core i5-9300H, up to 4.1 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
  • 2.5 GHz hexa-core Core i7-9750H, up to 4.5 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
128GB / 256GB / 512GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2070 with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory

802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 60 WHr,
4-Cell
5590 SE Jan 2019


Jun 2019

(9th gen. processors)

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 60 WHr,
4-Cell
SE (AMD) 2020 AMD Ryzen
  • 2.9 GHz hexa-core Ryzen 7 4800H, up to 4.2 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
8GB or 16GB

DDR4

3200MHz

512GB / 1TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

AMD Radeon

RX 5600M

2020
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Core i5-10300H, up to 4.5 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
  • 2.6 GHz hexa-core Core i7-10750H, up to 5.0 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
8GB or 16GB DDR4 2933MHz 256GB / 512GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080

G 15 Series[edit]

5510 2021 Intel Comet Lake 10th gen.
  • 2.40 GHz quad-core Core i5-10200H, up to 4.10 GHz, 8 MB cache
  • 2.20 GHz octa-core Core i7-10870H, up to 5 GHz, 16 MB cache
4GB, 8GB or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 2933 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

Up to 2TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, Refresh Rate:(120 Hz,165 Hz, 144 Hz)
5511 2021 Intel Tiger Lake 11th gen.
  • 2.10 GHz hexa-core Core i5-11260H, up to 4.40 GHz, 12 MB cache
  • 2.20 GHz hexa-core Core i5-11400H, up to 4.50 GHz, 12 MB cache
  • 2.30 GHz octa-core Core i7-11800H, up to 4.60 GHz, 24 MB cache
4GB, 8GB or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 3200 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

Up to 2TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIAGeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, Refresh Rate:(120 Hz,165 Hz, 360 Hz)
5515 (AMD) 2021 AMD Ryzen
  • 3.3 GHz hexa-core Ryzen 7 5600H, up to 4.2 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache
  • 3.2 GHz octa-core Ryzen 7 5800H, up to 4.4 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache
4GB, 8GB or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 3200 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

Up to 2TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIAGeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, Refresh Rate:(120 Hz,165 Hz,144 Hz)
5520 2022 Intel Alder Lake 12th gen.
  • 12-core Core i5-12500H, up to 4.50 GHz, 18 MB cache
  • 14-core Core i7-12700H, up to 4.70 GHz, 24 MB cache
8GB, 16GB or 32 GB DDR5 RAM, 4800 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

Up to 2TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIAGeForce RTX 3050 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3060 with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, Refresh Rate:(120 Hz,165 Hz)

OR 15.6", 2560 x 1440, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit, Refresh Rate:(240 Hz)

G5 Desktop Series[edit]

DT 2020
  • 3.6 GHz quad-core Core i3-10100, up to 4.3 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache
  • 2.9 GHz hexa-core Core i5-10400F, up to 4.3 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
  • 2.9 GHz octa-core Core i7-10700F, up to 4.8 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache
8GB DDR4 2666MHz

or

16GB DDR4 2933MHz

1TB

7200 rpm

3.5" SATA

or

128GB / 256GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

1TB

7200 rpm

3.5" SATA

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER with 4GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

G7 Series[edit]

7588 Apr 2018 Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen.
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache[4]
  • 2.2 GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache[5]
  • 2.9 GHz hexa-core Core i9-8950HK, up to 4.8 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache[7]
8 or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 2666 MHz

(2 slots, up to 32 GB)

128GB / 256GB / 512GB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

1TB

5400 rpm

2.5" SATA

NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), 141 ppi, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 720p webcam WLAN: 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, MU-MIMO/160Mhz, 2x2
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A including 1 with PowerShare
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with support for 40 Gbps Thunderbolt and DisplayPort)
  • 1x 2-in-1 SD (UHS50) / MMC, RJ-45
  • 1x Headphone/Mic
56 WHr,
4-Cell
7590 Jan 2019



Jun 2019

(9th gen. processors)

Intel Coffee Lake 8th gen.
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5-8300H, up to 4.0 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache[6]
  • 2.2 GHz hexa-core Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache[5]

Intel Coffee Lake 9th gen.

  • 2.4 GHz quad-core Core i5-9300H, up to 4.1 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache
  • 2.5 GHz hexa-core Core i7-9750H, up to 4.5 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
  • 2.3 GHz octa-core Core i9-9880H, up to 4.8 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache (only available for G7 7790)
NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2080 with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6", 1920×1080 (16:9), 141 ppi, 300-nits, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 60 WHr,
4-Cell
7790 Jan 2019


Jun 2019

(9th gen. processors)

NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR5 memory

or GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2070 with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2080 with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory

17.3", 1920×1080 (16:9), 127 ppi, 300-nits, IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 60 WHr,
4-Cell
7500, 7700 2020
  • 2.6 GHz hexa-core Core i7-10750H, up to 5.0 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache
  • 2.4 GHz octa-core Core i9-10885H, up to 5.3 GHz, 16MB L3 Cache
16GB or 32GB DDR4 2933MHz 256GB / 512GB / 1TB

M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

NVIDIA

or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2070 with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory

or GeForce RTX 2070 Super with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

15.6" (7500 model), 1920×1080

17.3" (7700 model), 1920×1080

WLAN: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1 68 Whr, 4-Cell

* Secondary Storage Unit may not be included.

**Some G5 and G7 model variations are equipped with 4K/UHD displays, or with displays with G-Sync feature supporting 144Hz refresh rate.

***Some G7 model variations are equipped with a 90 WHr, 6-cell battery but lack an HDD.

Reception[edit]

Reception for the Dell G3 has been mixed. Digital Trends gave the Dell G3 a rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with a rating of 7.0.[8] TechRader gave the Dell G3 a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.[9] Laptop Mag gave the Dell G3 3 out of 5 stars.[10] YouTuber Dave Lee gave the G3 a negative review due to its poor thermal performance; while it didn't thermal throttle, it did produce high temperatures under load.

Reception for the Dell G7 has been generally positive. Laptop Mag gave the Dell G7 3.5 out of 5 stars while PCworld gave the Dell G7 4 out of 5 stars.[11][12] Wired gave the Dell G7 a rating of 7 out of 10.[13] Dave Lee gave the Dell G7 a positive review.

Lawsuits[edit]

In October 2020, a law firm advocating for consumer rights claimed to be investigating Dell based on multiple reports of overheating in the G3 and G5 Series laptops. Issues such as screen stuttering and battery failure were prominent. As a resort, users would attempt to alleviate the heat using a variety of makeshift methods, but this would significantly decrease performance of the hardware as a gaming device. The law firm filed a suit on the basis of deceptive trade practice, but this has yet to appear in court.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dell rebrands Inspiron gaming laptops to G Series, serves up four new models". Digital Trends. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "Dell announces their new G3, G5, and G7 budget-friendly gaming laptops". Notebookcheck. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ us, Dell. "Press Releases". Dell. Archived from the original on 2021-11-03. Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  4. ^ a b "Intel® Core™ i5-8300H Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz) Product Specifications". Intel® ARK (Product Specs). Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.10 GHz) Product Specifications". Intel® ARK (Product Specs). Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  6. ^ a b c "Intel® Core™ i5-8300H Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz) Product Specifications". Intel® ARK (Product Specs). Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  7. ^ "Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.80 GHz) Product Specifications". Intel® ARK (Product Specs). Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  8. ^ "Dell's G3 Gaming laptop knows what gamers want, and what they can live without". Digital Trends. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  9. ^ "Dell G3 15 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  10. ^ "Dell G3 15 Gaming". Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  11. ^ "Dell G7 15 Review". Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  12. ^ "Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won't break the bank". PCWorld. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  13. ^ "Dell's G7 Gaming Laptop Delivers Mucho Muscle for Your Money". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  14. ^ Ortega, Bruno. "Dell G3 and G5 Overheating Investigation". Migliaccio & Rathod. Retrieved 20 October 2020.