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Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster, thought this was a decent deal for a laptop with a 2060
Original Coupon Deal
I think it is
Nil Stock , 3 sold this morning.
I see this was back in stock again , as of now there is one available.
128g ssd, is this 2018 model?
Conflicting screen size in the specs… is it 17 inch or 15.6 inch?
In tech spec, under subheading Display, it says: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300-nits Display
You'd end up spending all the savings on nit removal shampoo
Yeah I realise that, but in ebay description it also says
"Screen Size: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)"
I'd be more inclined to think it's the 17.3 inch given the model but they really need to get their act together on spec details.
Yeah, it's a bit stupid but it's the G7 17. The G7 15 is the 15 inch model. They've obviously copy and pasted which is lazy. Maybe you could contest it saying that you should get a 17 inch and a 15 inch screen.
@GunnerMcDagget: I'm liking this dual screen laptop you speak of.
Is it any good? Is i7 still the best CPU?
depends on what you are using it for, in most cases and even gaming an i5 does the job with no issues, the disk is an SSD and it has a decent gaming gpu, this is a very big laptop though mainly for gaming or as a desktop replacement not so good for portable use.
No worries. I'm just weighing up whether it's worth upgrading from this. It's about 3 or 4 years old now.
17.3” IPS @ 1920x1080
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
16 GB DDR4 2133
1TB 7200 RPM
let me know if you wish to sell that giga laptop. thanks.
I would say that it is not worth the upgrade, unless you really need the better graphics card.
Not worth the upgrade.
The only thing attractive with this G7 Laptop is the Video card but that's all.
Not worth it:
New CPU is only about 17% faster
New GPU is about 50% faster but do you need it?
Your current laptop has more ram.
Not worth it bud compared to what you have :) you should be right for another year or so.. then you can jump to gen9 cpu's i'd say.
i5 8300h vs i7-6700HQ
Processor Base Frequency 2.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.00 GHz
Cache 8 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI
TDP 45 W
Processor Base Frequency 2.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.50 GHz
Cache 6 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
TDP 45 W
Not a huge upgrade.
If you do end up getting a 8th or 9th gen i7 make sure your laptop has good cooling or is undervolted.
It's a quad-core i5 so should be pretty good!
but the CPU is only i5…
Oh man, I wish this deal was here two months ago!
I just bought a G5 with less specs.
Was it this one that you bought? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/471181
If it was, I would still say that you got a great deal.
no that 999 is only a month old. probably he bought another g5 at the same price with less spec
Nah, I bought the 5590 dell g5 :) I wanted the newer design!
I think this is the link to same model on dell site. Full specs
Not a bad deal.
Hmm is yours an older more expensive model?
Yours says $2,798.99 (i5 8300H), but below says $1,874.00 (i5-9300H)
Actually, if you check the ebay listing as well it says 2798 as well( though I don’t think thats a price one should pay for this). I searched based on MPN
C510190AU. The link i provided was more for re-confirming the tech and specs.
The one posted here is i5 8th gen not the newer i5 9th gen
how many games can you fit on a 128gb ssd primary drive with OS? you need to purchase an extra ssd for it to be a gaming machine
which game and how many gb is each of them? then 120/x is your answer. less operating system and some space
best of luck to you
Comes with 1tb secondary drive 5400rpm
rpms? is that an old mechanical drive like a tape or floppy disk drive?
Do these laptops have g-sync screens and what’s the refresh rate? Not sure you’re going to get max benefit of gtx 2060 on a laptop.
You'd need 144Hz 1080p display for that.
It doesn't list refresh rate on the ebay link or the Dell website but the reviews list 144 Hz refresh rate. Not sure if they're accurate though.
EDIT: Nevermind, the Dell website lists the 144 Hz display as Optional, so it's safe to say that this most likely has a 60 Hz display.
60Hz display paired with gtx 2060, no deal for me.
And 1080p. Massive overkill, but at least it gives you the option to plug into a better display. Probably good for those who don't want a laptop and desktop separate.
As soon as i buy a laptop a better deal comes out lol
What was your other laptop
I guess we are constantly looking for a patch of greener grass.
I have a better spec'd G5, some thoughts as the G Series laptops are very similar:
Thermal throttling is a problem if you don't undervolt, recommended to watch some guides on YouTube on this one (process doesn't take long, probably 15 minutes tops)
The laptop has to be plugged in at all times if you want maximum performance out of it - CPU will not turbo boost and discrete graphics card will not be used on battery.
Unsure if these are the 2019 G Series laptops, but if they are, highly recommended using Alienware Command Centre to set up custom fan curves.
My G5 had really bad thermal compound applications on both CPU and GPU, so if you know how to do it, I recommend doing repasting with better thermal compound like with the NT-H1 or Thermal Grizzly
Don't be surprised if it comes with coil whine, it seems to be an issue on Dell laptops, and especially bad with some XPS machines
Dell Support is actually super helpful, I've had someone come out twice to replace certain components relating to bad coil whine and display issues (I'm just very picky with my device especially since so much money was spent on it) so definitely reach out to them if you have issues
Might void your warranty playing with the internals. All the more reason why you don't go medium to heavy gaming on a gaming laptop - desktop all the way!
Nope, don't know where you got that from Dell doesn't void warranty and they specifically have guides for end users to replace internals.
Not sure about repasting though
Many laptops do just fine with thermals. Some people don't have the luxury/space for owning a desktop. I used to be a desktop fanboi, and I still enjoy my high powered PC, but I also see the appeal of laptop gaming setups.
Thank you, I recently purchased a Dell G5 with I5 & 1060GPU, you raise some significant issues.
Wondering how & where you found out about " The laptop has to be plugged in at all times if you want maximum performance out of it - CPU will not turbo boost and discrete graphics card will not be used on battery." thanks
I logged a ticket with Dell, also I tested it myself. The battery itself doesn't come close to having enough power output to power a 45W CPU and 80W or so GPU together
Reviews of this model say that it has horrible battery life. Not sure about the throttling though but they generally do throttle most gaming laptops when on battery power. You can usually change that in bios but that kills your battery life.
@GunnerMcDagget: Seems like reapplying new thermal paste and undervolting the CPU really helps on this model from what I could find
@GunnerMcDagget: Not sure about reviews, but general use I got about 5 hours on it (browsing, emails, YouTube, Netflix)
Gut feeling is that buying the current model direct from Dell [https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-laptops/dell-g7-17/spd/g-series-17-7790-laptop/GN77D591AU] for $1874 (with 4% cashback) on a price protected card like 28Degrees miiiiggghhhttt end up better.
Mostly because I'd imagine this one once sold out won't be offered again, although that's hedging bets…
Though unfortunately the Dell direct one has 2x4GB unlike this 1x8GB…
I couldn't find much information about the memory models on the G7 17 but the 15 inch version has single channel/single dimm memory so you have to replace the ram stick anyway. I'm guessing the 17 inch version is the same.
the user guide states two slots; Sodimm ddr4 2666 max 16GB ea. so yeah, you're gonna be replacing those.
I was tempted, but decided I need more cores (running several virtual machines)
it look like is is this laptop https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-laptops/dell-g7-17/spd/... which is $1874 +12% cash back = $1648
The one you linked is the newer model (9th gen instead of 8th gen CPU)
This is the one listed on ebay
On the Dell site the older model is more expensive so I'd opt for the newer model that you linked.
The applicable cashback is only 4% on the G series sadly… part of the "Up to 12%" thing
EDIT: ohhh… it looks like EVERYTHING is 12% now… tempting!
I've been researching gaming laptops in this price range now for over a week just waiting for a really good deal to come along .In my opinion you can't get anything close to this deal at the moment in this price range.This may change tomorrow though as it often does.
Anyway bit the bullet , my gaming PC is going on Gumtree once this arrives.
A 2060 under $1500, where else are you going to find that ?