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Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop (i7-9750H RTX2060 16GB 2666MHz RAM, 256GB+1TB) $1495.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Looks like one of the better prices for this machine, particularly with 16GB RAM.
Specs are on the ebay listing and as follows:

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)

Windows 10 Home (64 bit) English

16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS 300-nits Display
4-Cell 60 Whr Battery (Integrated)

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    MUST RESIST… MUST RESIST.. argh

  • +3 votes

    Holy crap that seems like a good price for those internals

  • +2 votes

    I remember a similar deal not too long ago, but correct me if I'm wrong - this seems to have better specs than the previous dell/ebay deal?

  • -1 vote

    Pity not 4K screen

    • +2 votes

      4K screens on these gaming laptops are a rare find, and when you do find them, they are very expensive.

      A productivity focused laptop, usually without a high end graphics card, will be more likely to have a 4K screen and not at a ridiculous price

    • +1 vote

      It would match a higher refresh rate rather than higher resolution being a gaming laptop and all.
      Unfortunately it's just 60hz 1080p, still a steal at this price

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      4K is a huge drain on the battery for not much bling.

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    additionally, i've found Dell G3 i5 1050 for $899
    https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/deals/dell-g3-15-gaming-lapt...

  • +3 votes

    Pretty good specs.

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    how heavy (portable) is this ?

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    Man estimated delivery isn't until January next year, that's a pretty big turn off.

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      Ordered a laptop off them early November for a birthday gift and its ETA is on the 23/12/19. I was told they have a shortage on the processing chips, correct me if I am wrong T_T

    • +1 vote

      ETA for mine (just ordered) is 2-3 weeks.

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    i got this 1 week ago but with the 8750. whish i had waited as this comes on $50 more for a newer generation processor

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    60hz screen?

  • +10 votes

    I bought the G7 i7-9770 back a couple of months ago when it was $1700. Aside from the problems I've had, I'm still happy with it.

    Cons:
    - It's super heavy, gets hot quick and I can't rest it on my lap at all.
    - Noisy fans, like hearing rain on a tin roof.
    - Fans repeatedly won't start and have had 2 service calls (4 weeks in, 3 months in) from DELL with replacement of both fans and heat sync each time. Still not fixed, so DELL are replacing the laptop with a wait time of 3-4 weeks while they build me a new one (end Dec).
    - I'm always plugged into AC and on a riser for air flow. Not really a problem for me as I'm not using it as a portable device. It's pretty heavy to lug around, even without a battery.

    Pros:
    - Fast opening photoshop and illustrator at the same time. I'm talking seconds.
    - Super fast 3D rendering of big scenes with detailed IRAY, ray-traced, occlusion, lights, 1440x1440 output, etc. I'm talking minutes, watching it render on screen and not overnight.
    - I can happily multi-task across heavy programs, import, export and render without closing one, or crashing.
    - DELL warranty and service guys are responsive, quick and friendly.
    - I don't need to leave it on overnight to render. Turning the laptop off at night is a new thing for me. lol
    - each morning Malywarebytes runs it's scan within seconds, where as previously on my Acer i5 it would take 1 hour and take up vital memory. It's crazy the amount of time I have saved.
    - 17" screen and keyboard is a good size.

    Mods:
    - I replaced both SSDs because they were super slow and full of DELL bloatware.
    - DELL's embedded Assistant Program also caused a few blue screens before I removed the SSDs.
    - Swapped out the 2x8GB RAM with 2x16GB RAM

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      I think you meant heat sink?

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      Couldn't you reset the PC to remove all the bloatware?
      What M.2 drive did you get?

      Was the RAM's performance ok and you just wanted more RAM?

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      Dell are happy to give you a new one even though you’ve modified the internals?

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      I am looking at upgrading the SSD, already have run out of space with only GTA V installed on it and 1x32GB card of raw images. Can you replace the ssd by yourself without having the warranty be void and is it a complicated task? I might also upgrade the memory, what do you recommend? I can totally relate on the weight, and yesterday my sister walks in my room and says is it raining…. No, it's the fans making sound lol

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      just apply better thermal paste.

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      How do you transfer the windows license from the old hard drive to the new one?

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        Alot of the Windows licences are stored in the BIOS/UEFI now, so an SSD change shouldn't affect you

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      Repast heatsink with liquid metal and undervolt with XTU/ThrottleStop and your laptop will be 25 degrees cooler. No more loud fans

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    I have this one. Only real issue I have is that the fans get loud even when I'm not doing anything. Sitting on an empty desktop and it randomly starts up full speed. Like a jet taking off. Other issue is the throttling. When it's running on battery power the CPU and GPU are throttled so much that I can't run anything released in the last few years. While plugged in it runs fine.

  • +1 vote

    4 laptops stacked on the top of each other, NICE!

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    YIKESSSSS 4 sold in the last hour!!! I better hurry up and buy

  • +7 votes

    2070 model for $1719 with full blown 2070 (not Max Q) too: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-G7-17-Laptop-9th-Gen-Intel-...

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      Nice! This looks even better than the OP's.
      Hopefully they add some 15" models later, 17" is too large for me

    • +1 vote

      $224 extra for 2060—->2070

      I reckon maximum should be $135-150 extra…

      Not the best value really.

      • +1 vote

        How much better is 2070?
        10% better?
        2060 is suitable for most games?

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          2060 will get you all modern games on medium to high settings with over 60FPS easily. It might be at 40FPS with ultra settings

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          The 2070 is around 10-20% faster in most games than the mobile 2060 (Ultra settings, 1080p+ res). It is closer to the same speed as the desktop 2060 since the mobile versions are always clocked lower for battery and heat.
          https://www.notebookcheck.net/GeForce-RTX-2070-Laptop-vs-GeF...

          Is it worth it? depends on what you want (gaming? business? video editing?). I would definitely upgrade the storage though on it first thing if I buy it.. so maybe what you save you use for the upgrade of the storage. Some would want more RAM but 16GB is plenty to go through for 95% of people out.

      • +2 votes

        And 144Hz screen instead of 60Hz.

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      Dell doesn't state it properly on the ebay pahe but really they only have 2070 Max-Q on their laptops.

      Only ASUS can fit a full blown 2070 which is on par with 2080 Max-Q.

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    was willing to pay $2300 for that other model with 240hz, but at 1080p, changed my mind.

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    this or Legion Y7000 (15" i7-9750H GTX 1660 Ti)
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Legion-Y7000-15/401862962045

    Isn't the GTX 1660 Ti > 2060 ?

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    How do I cancel this to get the 144 hz one?

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    Am i missing something? the PLAID20 coupon code is rejected… price is already shown as discounted from $2799 to $1869, but I can't get another 20% to get to the $1495.20 price in this listing…?

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      I had to checkout as a guest to enter the discount code…. As soon as I'm logged in it says the code isn't valid

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    Any way to reduce the fan noise?

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      Repaste heatsink with liquid metal and undervolt with XTU/ThrottleStop software. Expect a 25-30 degree drop, which will allow you to game full on battery and without loud fan noise.

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        Do you know which is a good liquid metal/thermal paste for this laptop and pc in general?

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        This will void the warranty?
        "undervolt with XTU/ThrottleStop software", so what voltage should we use?
        What is the side effect for reducing the voltage?

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          Yes it will void warranty IF they notice it, which they won’t for obvious reasons. Goto YouTube on how to use the software or read the online documentation. The side effects are a cooler CPU, no throttle, and no loud fan.

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    In case anyone is interested, here are extended warranty options via ebay for custom listings.

    Here are the warranty options for this unit:

    2Y In-Home Hardware Service [add $50.00]
    3Y In-Home Hardware Service [add $110.00]
    4Y In-Home Hardware Service [add $170.01]

    PREMIUM SUPPORT: 24x7 next business day onsite support by expert technicians for hardware and software issues, as well as proactive notification of PC issues before you are aware of them

    1Y Premium Support and Onsite Service [add $40.00]
    2Y Premium Support and Onsite Service [add $150.00]
    3Y Premium Support and Onsite Service [add $159.09]
    4Y Premium Support and Onsite Service [add $229.09]

    PREMIUM SUPPORT PLUS: Get all of the benefits of Premium Support as well as accidental damage cover, virus removal and automated PC optimisation using Dell’s automated SupportAssist technology

    1Y Premium Support Plus and Onsite Service [add $180.01]
    2Y Premium Support Plus and Onsite Service [add $390.01]
    3Y Premium Support Plus and Onsite Service [add $404.00]
    4Y Premium Support Plus and Onsite Service [add $538.00]

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      Great, thanks, was wondering how much for the added warranty. How do we go about adding these? Having to message them separately to get a custom listing as mentioned on the warranty page only way or any way around? Dell Australia aren't checking their messages until next business day (sadly).

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        Message them through the eBay app or site. I thought they wouldn’t respond but I got responses overnight. (eg 3am sat morn). They then create you a custom listing.

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          Thanks, did that earlier this morning, let's see when they respond. Appreciate your response.

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            @aaruu: Did they get back to you yet? I sent a message last night as well.

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              @IJustKnowStuff: Not yet mate, still waiting. Last day of the offer today, so might go ahead with the purchase anyway with one year warranty if they don't respond by evening. Will buy on my credit card which gives one year extended warranty as its included feature. Two years better than one :)

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                @aaruu: Is there a reason you're going this one, compared to the 144hz, 2070 Max-Q one for $1719.20? Yes It's $224 more, but I thought getting the better screen and dGPU was worth it.

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                  @IJustKnowStuff: Exactly my thoughts, might as well go a little higher spec with marginal cost difference with the hope that it will last a few years.
                  My previous i7 XPS 17 (still working albeit quite slow now) has lasted me 8+ years. Went with higher spec then too with no regrets.
                  Used this post only for the extra warranty cost info, still going with the other config
                  Plus, I will be claiming GST via TRS too, can't complain, can I?

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              @IJustKnowStuff: They finally replied at 1:30PM AEST. Warranty costs as above valid. Have requested a custom listing. Let's see if they respond back in time to make use of this deal.

              • +1 vote

                @aaruu: Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep an eye out for a response. I told them what I wanted,so I might get lucky and they may just send me a custom order straight up.